Communication from Lord Willy Bach - Survey on increase in council tax to provide extra funding towards policing.

As you are no doubt aware last year, on 19 December, Policing Minister Nick Hurd announced that he was giving Police and Crime Commissioners authority to increase the amount of money paid towards policing by local tax-payers through their council tax bill by £1 a month (for those living in a Band D property).

In response I launched a survey to find out what local people feel about this rise, which is so vital for community safety in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.   The closing date is noon 18 January 2018, thereby enabling me to take the responses into account during my budget planning and prepare my paper to the Police & Crime Panel which needs to be submitted by 22nd January 2018.

Naturally, I am keen to have as many responses as possible and I would be immensely grateful if you could complete the very short survey at and also forward this email on to your colleagues, family and friends urging them to do the same.  

Many thanks for your help.

Willy Bach

Lord Willy Bach

Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order. Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.  Roecliffe Road and Bradgate Road will be closed on 2nd January 2018 for up to 7 weeks. Roecliffe Road will be closed from the Hallgates filter station to the junction of Reservoir Road. Bradgate Road will be closed from the junction of Roecliffe Road to outside The Lodge and Waterworks Cottages.  This is being implemented for public safety to allow Laing O'Rourke on behalf of Severn Trent Water, undertake works to replace a water trunk  main.  Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

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Severn Trent UPDATE on road closures in Cropston through to Anstey

In November 2017 Severn Trent Water is investing £5 million to replace 7km of old water mains running from Hallgates in Cropston to Gillroes in Ansty. We’ll do our upmost to minimise disruption, but due to the scale and nature of the work,  at times we may cause some disruption to traffic and people who live in the area.

·         Severn Trent plan to start on Bradgate Road week commencing 13 November 2017 up until Christmas. This stretch will require a road closure and diversion for the duration of the work.

·         The next phase will commence on Roecliffe Road in early January 2018 and will also require a road closure for around 5 weeks.

·         In mid-February 2018 Severn Trent will continue from the Badgers Sett Pub in Cropston up along Cropston Road, behind the Co-op in Anstey, along Leicester Road for a short length and then down gorse Hill to the A46. This will likely take us up until April and we plan to do these sections under traffic light management.

Severn Trent will be engaging with those effected by the road closures via letters and advanced signage.