Temporary Traffic Regulation Order - Leicester Lane, Swithland/Cropston

PRESS RELEASE

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

A temporary road closure is required on Leicester Lane from 2nd September 2019 for 2 days.

The road will be closed between Main Street, Swithland and Bradgate Road, Cropston.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety to allow Leicestershire County Council undertake carriageway patching works.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via :- Bradgate Road (Cropston), Roecliffe Road (Cropston), Swithland Road (Swithland), Main Street (Swithland) and vice versa


Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.


Visit www.roadworks.org to view on line.

Charnwood Borough Council Media Release - "Big Switch" offers energy bill savings

Media Release

 

Tuesday August 13, 2019
For immediate release

 

Charnwood’s 'Big Switch' offers energy bill savings

Residents in Charnwood are being offered the chance to sign up to the ‘Big Switch’ with the possibility of saving more than £240 a year on energy bills.

The borough council has launched the Charnwood Big Switch, a collective switching scheme to help residents change energy suppliers with ease and get a better deal.

Cllr Paul Mercer, lead member for housing said:  “The Council is committed to helping residents and this scheme could help them get a better deal on their energy bills. Switching suppliers can be daunting even though they may be paying too much for their energy.

“By joining the collective switching scheme residents will be able to switch suppliers with ease and save money on their bills.

“I would encourage people to register with the scheme because they can then see whether they are getting a better deal before deciding to switch.

“The scheme also provides an opportunity to encourage energy efficiency and help to reduce the number of households in fuel poverty.”

The scheme is delivered by the Council and iChoosr, an independent specialist provider in collective energy switching.

Collective switching gives people the opportunity to group together and pay less for their energy. Residents can switch electric or dual fuel and can choose to have paper bills or to manage their accounts online.

iChoosr hold three auctions a year and energy suppliers compete to provide the lowest priced tariff in the auction.

It is free for residents to register their interest and registrations for the first auction are now open. The first auction for Charnwood will take place on 8 October.

For more information about Charnwood Big Switch and to register visit https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/charnwoodbigswitch

Changes to Charnwood Borough Council BULK waste collection service

Changes to bulky waste service confirmed

Changes to Charnwood Borough Council’s bulky waste collection service have been approved.

The Council is one of only a handful of authorities in England to currently offer a free collection for some bulky items from people’s doorsteps.

Currently, Charnwood residents can request from the Council three free bulky waste collections each year and only face a charge after exceeding that amount.

However, the Council’s Cabinet has agreed to introduce a £20 charge for each collection for up to three items. Officers will also consider an exemption scheme for people experiencing exceptional hardship.

The Council will review the changes after six months and ensure promotion of alternative methods of collection to residents.

Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, lead member for major contracts at the Council, said: “We must ensure we are operating as efficiently as possible and that means looking at alternative ways of funding services.

“The changes will help ensure we can maintain a high-quality, frontline service.”

Cabinet approved the changes at a meeting on July 4.

The current bulky waste service costs around £105,000 to operate and introducing the charge is expected to generate around £60,000 a year.

The new charges are due to be introduced in October.

More information is contained in the Cabinet report.

ENDS

Issued by Charnwood Borough Council Communications Team

ACTION FRAUD ALERT

What you need to know

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.

What you need to do

  • If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.

  • Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.

  • If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Co-Opted Parish Councillors

The Parish Council welcome two new Councillors, co-opted at the Parish Council meeting on Thursday 20th June 2019

Mr. Matthew Green of Thurcaston was co-opted to Thurcaston Ward

Mr. Adrian Jarvis of Cropston was co-opted to Cropston Ward

Both Councillors signed their Declaration of Acceptance of Office on the night and were then invited to join the existing members to the table for the remainder of the meeting.