Distraction Burglaries – Leicestershire Police

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – Warwick Road

EMERGENCY PRESS RELEASE
10 July, 2018
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER:-
WARWICK ROAD, WHETSTONE
Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary
Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
A temporary road closure is required to Warwick Road between the
junction of Cambridge Road and the junction with The Dicken on 10 July
2018 for a period of 3 days.
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public
safety for Severn Trent Water contractors to urgently restore a water
supply.
The proposed alternative diversion route will be via:-
Brook Street and The Dicken, Whetstone.
Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused
during these works.

Closure plan  

 

District urgent care consultation underway

 

District urgent care consultation underway

 

Patients in East Leicestershire and Rutland are being asked for their views on out-of-hours healthcare services, as the local NHS looks to make improvements to the services.

The services, known as urgent care services, offer GP and nurse appointments when GP practices are closed on weekday evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays.

NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELR CCG) is proposing the changes as the contracts for the services come to an end in March 2019. The changes include plans to open a new urgent care centre in the Blaby district area to make services easier to navigate for patients and make best use of NHS resources.

Under the plans, which are subject to the views of patients, a centre in the District of Blaby will be open on weekday evenings from 6.30pm to 9pm and at weekends and on bank holidays from 9am to 5pm.

Patients will be able to walk-in to access healthcare, and appointments will be offered to those calling NHS 111 if their symptoms require it. Patients will also be able to pre-book weekday evening, weekend and bank holiday appointments via their GP practice from September 2018.

The new centre will mean patients living in the district will be able to access out-of-hours services closer to home, reducing the need to travel. Currently, 26% of out-of-hours appointments at Oadby Urgent Care Centre are used by people who live in the Blaby district area.

An exact location for the site is currently being considered, however it is likely to be based at an existing healthcare premises.

The survey closed on Tuesday 24 July and is available to complete online at: surveymonkey.com/r/ELRurgentcare18

People are also invited to attend two information events to find out more about the plans. Events will take place on Tuesday 3 July from 10am to 12.30pm at Community Lounge, Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby, Blaby LE19 4AQ

Patients are asked to register for the event in Blaby District on the Eventbrite website.

 

Current Village Issues.

REPORT GRAFFITI

Provision of a facility whereby members of the public can report graffiti to the District Council. Blaby District Council (BDC) will arrange for the removal of the graffiti in a timescale determined by the content with the highest priority likely to be given to graffiti which is racist or offensive in some other way.

How to request removal of graffiti.

  1. Contact BDC by e-mail, telephone, online form or by coming into the Council
  2. Before we can begin action to remove the graffiti we will need the following details:
    1. Location
    2. What it is
    3. Your details if you wish to be contacted

Further information

Graffiti is an illegal, anti-social activity that creates a negative impression of an area and contributes to people’s fear of crime.

Graffiti should be removed by the owner of the land or property that it is on. Graffiti on public land or property can be reported to the Council for removal.

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/report-graffiti/

REQUEST LITTER REMOVAL

Blaby District Council has a responsibility under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for the sweeping of streets and removal of litter

There are four Environmental Maintenance Operatives out in the district on a daily basis, providing a district cleansing service.

They have a responsibility to clear litter from any Blaby District Council owned land and the public highway.

Litter on private land is the land-owners responsibility.

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/request-litter-removal/

REPORT AN ABANDONED VEHICLE

Blaby District Council will remove abandoned vehicles from public land (including highways) and on private land with landowner’s consent.

  1. You can report an abandoned vehicle by e-mail, telephone or letter, or by filling in the online form (link below)
  2. Before BDC can begin action to remove the vehicle they will need to make sure it is abandoned, so we will need the following details:
  • your name, address and telephone number
  • the location of the vehicle
  • whether the vehicle is on public or private land
  • the type of vehicle, the colour, and registration number (if available)
  • whether the vehicle is currently taxed/untaxed. Vehicle tax discs are no longer required, please check if a vehicle is taxed online at: gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax
  • whether the vehicle is a wreck (e.g. burnt out, tyres deflated etc.)
  • how long the vehicle has been there

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/report-an-abandoned-vehicle/

DOG FOULING

Under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, it is an offence if anyone in charge of a dog, whether it belongs to them or not, fails to remove the dogs faeces should it foul in any public area within the District of Blaby. This includes parks, footpaths and also private land where public are permitted to have access.

Anybody who is witnessed committing an offence under the above Act will be offered the opportunity to accept a fixed penalty notice and pay a fine to discharge liability for the offense. Refusal of the fixed penalty notice or failure to pay the fine will result in legal action.

Blaby District Council is also responsible for street cleansing and will respond to any reports of dog fouling, which need to be removed / cleaned.

How do I request dog mess removal or cleaning?

  1. Contact BDC by e-mail, telephone, online form or by coming into the Council
  2. Information we will need from you:
    1. your full name
    2. your full address including your postcode
    3. your home telephone number and a number which we can contact you on during normal office hours if this is different
    4. your email address (if applicable)
    5. details of the area where the mess is

Dog mess removal / cleaning

The Environmental Maintenance Section will endeavour to clean up any dog fouling on the day it is reported, or the next day at latest.

Report offenders with known identity

If you witness somebody failing to clean up after their dog, and you know who they are or where they live, the Dog Wardens can issue a fixed penalty notice if you are willing to provide a witness statement.

If you are not willing to provide a witness statement, the Dog Wardens can still investigate the offender and make attempts to witness the person committing an offense.

Report offenders with unknown identity

If you witness somebody failing to clean up after their dog, but do not know who they are or where they live, the Dog Wardens can investigate the offender and make attempts to witness the person committing an offense. Any information that you can provide, such as times of offenses and descriptions of dog and owner will assist the Dog Wardens with their investigation.

Discuss a fouling problem

If you are aware of an area where dog fouling is a persistent problem, the Dog Wardens can investigate and monitor the area. Any information you can provide, such as approximate times when the fouling is occurring will assist the investigation.

Preventative measures

The Dog Wardens will endeavour to combat dog fouling in problem areas. Actions may include increased patrols, pavement stencils, extra signage, leaflet drops, and in areas where there is a persistent problem, the installation of CCTV cameras.

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/dog-fouling/

DEAD ANIMAL REMOVAL

Blaby District Council can arrange for the removal of dead animals from all public areas and highways.

  1. Contact BDC by e-mail, telephone or by coming into the Council
  2. Information we will need from you:
    1. your full name
    2. your full address including your postcode
    3. your home telephone number and a number which we can contact you on during normal office hours if this is different
    4. your email address (if applicable)
    5. details of the animal and its location

We can remove dead animals from private residences on request (for a charge of £35.00).

All dogs and cats which are collected are checked for identification, including microchips. Where details of an owner are found, they will be contacted.

All animals we collect are dealt with and disposed of in a respectful manner.

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/remove-a-dead-animal/

REPORT A STREET LIGHT FAULT

Leicestershire County Council is responsible for maintenance and repairs of street lights, and lighting faults including illuminated bollards, signs and beacons throughout Leicestershire (with the exception of Leicester City and a small number of rural parishes).

For more information, please see the County Council street lighting web page (link below). To report a fault, please go to the streetlight defect web page (link below).

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/report-a-street-light-fault/

REPORT A DAMAGED BUS SHELTER

There are many different types of bus shelters throughout the district of Blaby and although they are not all owned by the Council we liaise with the relevant organisations to ensure that they are repaired and maintained.

  1. Report any damage or maintenance works required to a bus shelter online (link below)

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/report-a-damaged-bus-shelter/

FLYTIPPING

Fly-tipping is the common term used to describe waste being illegally dumped instead of being disposed of properly at a landfill site or tip.  Common types of fly-tipped waste are:-

  • Household waste
  • Large domestic items such as fridges and mattresses
  • Garden waste
  • Commercial waste such as builders rubble, tyres and clinical waste

Why is fly-tipping a problem?

Local authorities in England dealt with over 700,00 incidents of fly tipping in 2012/13, costing taxpayers over £36 million to remove.

Fly tipping is:

  • Illegal– and clearing it up costs taxpayers’ money
  • Unsightly– fly tipping is a sign of a neglected neighbourhood and is associated with increased levels of crime and fear of crime.  It also discourages investment and new businesses from moving into the area.
  • Unsafe – dumped waste can consist of dangerous items such as syringes, asbestos and toxic waste.  It can also attract rats, flies and other disease carrying pests

It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to fly tip any material, it carries a fine upon conviction of up to £50,000 or one year imprisonment.

Fly-tipping is often associated with dumping waste from vehicles. In this case, the person controlling the use of the vehicle, normally the registered keeper, can also be prosecuted. This means that it is possible for a prosecution to occur when only the vehicle, not the driver, is identifiable

Report it

Don’t put up with dumped rubbish – report it!  You can report fly tipping online using the link below or call Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7555. 

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/bins-and-recycling/flytipping/

FLYPOSTING

Flyposting is an illegal, anti-social activity that creates a negative impression of an area and contributes to people’s fear of crime.

Blaby District Council is responsible for the removal of illegally posted advertisements, leaflets etc, on both council and privately-owned property in the area.

How to request removal of flyposting

  1. Contact BDC by email, telephone or by coming into the Council offices
  2. Before we can begin action to remove the flyposting we will need the following details:
    1. Location
    2. What it is
    3. Are there any details on the flyposting, i.e. name, telephone number, etc
    4. Your details if you wish to be contacted

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/crime-safety-and-emergencies/report-flyposting/

HIGHWAYS DEFECTS

You can also report highways defects on line to Leicestershire County Council.

Issues could include the following

  • Defects on roads or pavements, such as potholes
  • Overgrown trees or hedges,
  • Damaged drains or manhole covers,
  • Damage to road signs,
  • Problems with traffic lights.

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic Growth Plan – Leicester & Leicestershire

Planning Ahead, Working Together

The Strategic Growth Plan is the overarching plan which will set out the aspirations for delivering growth in Leicester and Leicestershire.

FIND OUT MORE

The strategic Growth Plan is a long term, high level plan that is being prepared jointly by ten partner organisations in Leicester and Leicestershire.  When completed the Plan will set out an agreed strategy for the period to 2050.

The draft plan explains the way in which the Plan has been prepared and sets out the broad locations where development might take place.  It also highlights the infrastructure that would be needed in order to deliver it.

The main focus  is

  • delivering new housing.
  • supporting the economy.
  • identifying essential infrastructure.
  • protecting the environment and built heritage.

Comments are invited from anyone who has an interest in Leicester and Leicestershire.

The consultation period runs from 11th January to 5th April 2018 and consultation events are being held around various locations ( full details of these events can be found on the website)  llstrategicgrowthplan.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Whetstone Remembers 2017.

Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2017

Remembrance Sunday dawned cold but with lovely winter sunshine.  A parade took place through the village lead by the Whetstone Church Lad and Girls Brigade.  The music was fantastic as was the incredible turnout of many of the villages groups including the Scouting family, Blaby and Whetstone Youth Club and representatives from the Parish and District Council.  A short service was held at the War Memorial before all those wishing to lay a wreath to remember fallen colleagues were placed by the Parish and District Council and the various groups and organisations within the village.

The turnout was amazing the best I’ve ever seen.  Well done Whetstone a true village community event.

Whetstone Parish Council Installs Defibrillators.

Whetstone Parish Council’s installed defibrillators are at the Park Vets on Wale Road and at the Bulls Head on Victoria Road. This video shows the type of unit installed ( lifepak cr plus) and how they work.

Welcome Pack

Whetstone is a rapidly growing village, with new housing estates being developed.  In able to help new residents of the village we have put together a Welcome Pack to include some useful contact numbers, maps and history of the village, together with a flavour of what the village offers.

We hope that you enjoy this.  The document will be updated on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available   It is available by clicking on the link below, or a paper copy may be purchased at the  Whetstone Parish Council Office for £3.00 black and white or a colour copy for £7.

Welcome Pack – June 2017

Current Village Issues.

REPORT GRAFFITI

Provision of a facility whereby members of the public can report graffiti to the District Council. Blaby District Council (BDC) will arrange for the removal of the graffiti in a timescale determined by the content with the highest priority likely to be given to graffiti which is racist or offensive in some other way.

How to request removal of graffiti.

  1. Contact BDC by e-mail, telephone, online form or by coming into the Council
  2. Before we can begin action to remove the graffiti we will need the following details:
    1. Location
    2. What it is
    3. Your details if you wish to be contacted

Further information

Graffiti is an illegal, anti-social activity that creates a negative impression of an area and contributes to people’s fear of crime.

Graffiti should be removed by the owner of the land or property that it is on. Graffiti on public land or property can be reported to the Council for removal.

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/report-graffiti/

REQUEST LITTER REMOVAL

Blaby District Council has a responsibility under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for the sweeping of streets and removal of litter

There are four Environmental Maintenance Operatives out in the district on a daily basis, providing a district cleansing service.

They have a responsibility to clear litter from any Blaby District Council owned land and the public highway.

Litter on private land is the land-owners responsibility.

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/request-litter-removal/

REPORT AN ABANDONED VEHICLE

Blaby District Council will remove abandoned vehicles from public land (including highways) and on private land with landowner’s consent.

  1. You can report an abandoned vehicle by e-mail, telephone or letter, or by filling in the online form (link below)
  2. Before BDC can begin action to remove the vehicle they will need to make sure it is abandoned, so we will need the following details:
  • your name, address and telephone number
  • the location of the vehicle
  • whether the vehicle is on public or private land
  • the type of vehicle, the colour, and registration number (if available)
  • whether the vehicle is currently taxed/untaxed. Vehicle tax discs are no longer required, please check if a vehicle is taxed online at: gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax
  • whether the vehicle is a wreck (e.g. burnt out, tyres deflated etc.)
  • how long the vehicle has been there

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/report-an-abandoned-vehicle/

DOG FOULING

Under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, it is an offence if anyone in charge of a dog, whether it belongs to them or not, fails to remove the dogs faeces should it foul in any public area within the District of Blaby. This includes parks, footpaths and also private land where public are permitted to have access.

Anybody who is witnessed committing an offence under the above Act will be offered the opportunity to accept a fixed penalty notice and pay a fine to discharge liability for the offense. Refusal of the fixed penalty notice or failure to pay the fine will result in legal action.

Blaby District Council is also responsible for street cleansing and will respond to any reports of dog fouling, which need to be removed / cleaned.

How do I request dog mess removal or cleaning?

  1. Contact BDC by e-mail, telephone, online form or by coming into the Council
  2. Information we will need from you:
    1. your full name
    2. your full address including your postcode
    3. your home telephone number and a number which we can contact you on during normal office hours if this is different
    4. your email address (if applicable)
    5. details of the area where the mess is

Dog mess removal / cleaning

The Environmental Maintenance Section will endeavour to clean up any dog fouling on the day it is reported, or the next day at latest.

Report offenders with known identity

If you witness somebody failing to clean up after their dog, and you know who they are or where they live, the Dog Wardens can issue a fixed penalty notice if you are willing to provide a witness statement.

If you are not willing to provide a witness statement, the Dog Wardens can still investigate the offender and make attempts to witness the person committing an offense.

Report offenders with unknown identity

If you witness somebody failing to clean up after their dog, but do not know who they are or where they live, the Dog Wardens can investigate the offender and make attempts to witness the person committing an offense. Any information that you can provide, such as times of offenses and descriptions of dog and owner will assist the Dog Wardens with their investigation.

Discuss a fouling problem

If you are aware of an area where dog fouling is a persistent problem, the Dog Wardens can investigate and monitor the area. Any information you can provide, such as approximate times when the fouling is occurring will assist the investigation.

Preventative measures

The Dog Wardens will endeavour to combat dog fouling in problem areas. Actions may include increased patrols, pavement stencils, extra signage, leaflet drops, and in areas where there is a persistent problem, the installation of CCTV cameras.

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/dog-fouling/

DEAD ANIMAL REMOVAL

Blaby District Council can arrange for the removal of dead animals from all public areas and highways.

  1. Contact BDC by e-mail, telephone or by coming into the Council
  2. Information we will need from you:
    1. your full name
    2. your full address including your postcode
    3. your home telephone number and a number which we can contact you on during normal office hours if this is different
    4. your email address (if applicable)
    5. details of the animal and its location

We can remove dead animals from private residences on request (for a charge of £35.00).

All dogs and cats which are collected are checked for identification, including microchips. Where details of an owner are found, they will be contacted.

All animals we collect are dealt with and disposed of in a respectful manner.

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/remove-a-dead-animal/

REPORT A STREET LIGHT FAULT

Leicestershire County Council is responsible for maintenance and repairs of street lights, and lighting faults including illuminated bollards, signs and beacons throughout Leicestershire (with the exception of Leicester City and a small number of rural parishes).

For more information, please see the County Council street lighting web page (link below). To report a fault, please go to the streetlight defect web page (link below).

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/report-a-street-light-fault/

REPORT A DAMAGED BUS SHELTER

There are many different types of bus shelters throughout the district of Blaby and although they are not all owned by the Council we liaise with the relevant organisations to ensure that they are repaired and maintained.

  1. Report any damage or maintenance works required to a bus shelter online (link below)

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/report-a-problem/report-a-damaged-bus-shelter/

FLYTIPPING

Fly-tipping is the common term used to describe waste being illegally dumped instead of being disposed of properly at a landfill site or tip.  Common types of fly-tipped waste are:-

  • Household waste
  • Large domestic items such as fridges and mattresses
  • Garden waste
  • Commercial waste such as builders rubble, tyres and clinical waste

Why is fly-tipping a problem?

Local authorities in England dealt with over 700,00 incidents of fly tipping in 2012/13, costing taxpayers over £36 million to remove.

Fly tipping is:

  • Illegal– and clearing it up costs taxpayers’ money
  • Unsightly– fly tipping is a sign of a neglected neighbourhood and is associated with increased levels of crime and fear of crime.  It also discourages investment and new businesses from moving into the area.
  • Unsafe – dumped waste can consist of dangerous items such as syringes, asbestos and toxic waste.  It can also attract rats, flies and other disease carrying pests

It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to fly tip any material, it carries a fine upon conviction of up to £50,000 or one year imprisonment.

Fly-tipping is often associated with dumping waste from vehicles. In this case, the person controlling the use of the vehicle, normally the registered keeper, can also be prosecuted. This means that it is possible for a prosecution to occur when only the vehicle, not the driver, is identifiable

Report it

Don’t put up with dumped rubbish – report it!  You can report fly tipping online using the link below or call Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7555. 

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/bins-and-recycling/flytipping/

FLYPOSTING

Flyposting is an illegal, anti-social activity that creates a negative impression of an area and contributes to people’s fear of crime.

Blaby District Council is responsible for the removal of illegally posted advertisements, leaflets etc, on both council and privately-owned property in the area.

How to request removal of flyposting

  1. Contact BDC by email, telephone or by coming into the Council offices
  2. Before we can begin action to remove the flyposting we will need the following details:
    1. Location
    2. What it is
    3. Are there any details on the flyposting, i.e. name, telephone number, etc
    4. Your details if you wish to be contacted

http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/crime-safety-and-emergencies/report-flyposting/

HIGHWAYS DEFECTS

You can also report highways defects on line to Leicestershire County Council.

Issues could include the following

  • Defects on roads or pavements, such as potholes
  • Overgrown trees or hedges,
  • Damaged drains or manhole covers,
  • Damage to road signs,
  • Problems with traffic lights.

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

Whetstone Good Neighbour Scheme

We are a group of local volunteers within who offer their time free of charge to residents of Whetstone who need short term help for a variety of needs such as

  • Assistance around the house and garden
  • Transport to appointments and local shopping
  • Visiting and befriending, a friendly face to talk to
  • Letter writing and form filling (non financial)
  • Dog walking, Computer support, Cooking, etc.
  • And much more

IF YOU THINK YOU COULD BENEFIT FROM THIS KIND OF SUPPORT PLEASE CALL US ON

07939 685537

OR VISIT OUR WEB SITE

WWW.WHETSTONEGNS.ORG.UK

‘When you’re in need, we’re friends in deed’

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER ?

If you have a few hours to spare every now and then and would like to help the residents of Whetstone who need a neighbourly helping hand :

call us on  07938 685537 or visit our website www.whetstonegns.org.uk, or

email us on info@whetstonegns.org.uk and  find out more about volunteering.  No fixed commitment is required, if you need to be at home much of the time then become a phone coordinator, or help  with fund raising? If you like meeting and helping new people, then be a volunteer driver or perhaps you have another talent that helps.