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See below the latest additions made by Councillors to their News Areas. Please note these are the views of individual Councillors and are not necessarily represent the views of the authority as a whole.

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County Council action on parking problems in Outwoods Drive

Wed 11th June, 2008

County Council action on parking problems in Outwoods Drive

The County Council has come up with a plan to deal with the parking problems that I have been raising. The problem is that students from Faulkner Eggington Hall in the University use Outwoods Drive as a long term car park, thus avoiding the £120 a year charge that would be levied if they parked in the University. This causes serious problems for residents, many minor accidents and destroys the character of the street during term time. A local resident who frequently has her drive blocked said..

Author: Cllr. David Walker

East Goscote Scouts - Summer Fete

Mon 2nd June, 2008

East Goscote Scouts - Summer Fete

Fun & Games for all the family! The East Goscote Scouts will be holding their annual Summer Fete on the Jubilee Playing Fields Sunday 8th June, 1pm-5pm. This year there will be plenty going on and you are sure to have a fun day out! Several activities are on offer this year such as; Raffle/Stalls/Games/Prizes/Refreshments/BBQ/Bouncy Castles/Archery and shooting. See you there!

Author: Cllr. Catherine Duffy

If You See A Stray Dog.....

Mon 2nd June, 2008

If You See A Stray Dog.....

If you want to report a stray or lost dog, during office hours (Monday - Thursday, 08.30-17.00, Friday, 08.30-16.30) please telephone 01509 634628. Since the police no longer have a responsibility for accepting stray dogs, the Dog Control Officer now provides an out of hours collection and kennelling service from Monday to Sunday 17.00-22.00hrs for stray dogs that have been reported to him and are in the possession of the finder. The Dog Control Officer can be contacted on 07895 490589. The..

Author: Cllr. Catherine Duffy

Stonebow Washlands Appreciation

Sat 31st May, 2008

Stonebow Washlands Appreciation

A damsel fly - just one of the many insects, with birds, wild flowers and beautiful landscapes. On Saturday 31st May, Cllr Roy Campsall, County Councillor Betty Newton and I joined residents on a nature walk of the area called Stonebow Washlands near Mount Grace Road.

Author: Cllr. Max Hunt

Stapleford Park trashed again

Fri 23rd May, 2008

Stapleford Park trashed again

This is one of the Borough's loveliest parks - or was! Should we stand up to the vandals? Or is it time to throw in the towel?

Author: Cllr. Max Hunt

Fri 9th May, 2008

New Initiatives for Nanpantan Sports Ground

Cabinet on Thursday 15th May will consider allocating very significant funding to begin the improvements to Nanpantan Sports Ground. This is an important initiative, and future plans include working in co-operation with both the clubs and the Nanpantan Residents - they will all be on an advisory board. Everyone knows the progress over the past few years has been unbearably slow - often because outside funding circumstances were always changing. With this initiative there will be not only..

Author: Cllr. Peter Lewis

Attending a Conference on Homelessness

Tue 15th April, 2008

Attending a Conference on Homelessness

We are making a lot of progress beating homelessness. But we do have to build more houses to meet demand.

Author: Cllr. Max Hunt

Thu 10th April, 2008

Proposed Park at Bottleacre Lane

Council officers have confirmed that the long awaited park at the end of Bottleacre Lane should become a reality by May as they propose to start the work at the end of April. I would like to thank residents who have tirelessly campaigned to ensure that the project came to fruition. It looks like all the hard work will soon be realised. I am asking a question at full council on Monday to ensure that we get an appropriate response and also a definite time line.

Author: Cllr. Jewel Miah

On Patrol

Thu 3rd April, 2008

On Patrol

As a councillor I have to work a lot on my own initiative. The help of residents, neighbourhood watch and other groups is invaluable. However I would like to pay special thanks to the Police, represented here by one of our local PCSOs, and the new Street Warden service which I set up as Leader of the last administration, on my left Thanks to all.

Author: Cllr. Max Hunt

East Goscote Library

Tue 1st April, 2008

East Goscote Library

East Goscote Library will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 21st April for approximately 9 weeks. Leicestershire County Council will be providing a reduced service to the village from a mobile library, and books borrowed between the 31st March and the 21st April will be on extended loan until the library reopens. Leicestershire County Council have apologised for the disruption to service and inconvenience caused during the period of closure. Please remember that library cards can be used..

Author: Cllr. Catherine Duffy

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