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Clerk: Ms Ann Murray
Bagworth Community Centre
Station Road, Bagworth
Coalville LE67 1BH

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2018 Precept Statement

2018 Precept Statement

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:29 by Ann Murray

Fake police scam - warning issued

Police are warning the public to be alert to a recent scam where people are approached by fake police officers and encouraged to take part in an undercover operation

Since November last year, Leicestershire Police has received eight reports of a scam of this nature and are warning the public to prevent further people falling victim to this crime.

The circumstances are that criminals are contacting members of the public, mainly by phone, claiming to be from the police or their bank's fraud team. The criminal goes on to claim they are investigating a fraud at a local bank where bank staff are involved with issuing fake bank notes and asks the victim for their help. More »

As part of the ongoing police investigation, the victim is asked to visit the same branch and withdraw a large amount of money from their own account, usually thousands of pounds, and hand this over to the police to be tested.

The victim is assured that they will have the money returned to their bank account however this never happens and the criminal gets away with the cash. The victim is told not to tell the bank the reasons around withdrawing the large sum if questioned, suspecting the cashier is only asking as they are in on the scam.

Paul Wenlock, from the Force's economic crime unit, said: "This is a scam which seems to be increasing, not just in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland but elsewhere across the country.

"The victim may feel that they are doing a public service by helping the police and for some it may seem exciting to part of an undercover operation, but this is not the case and it's simply a thief's way of enticing a victim so they can steal their money.

"It's important that those who are elderly or vulnerable who often fall prey to such type of scams are aware so we would encourage the public to share this message and help us prevent further victims of this crime.

Paul Wenlock added: "Police or banks will never ask anyone to take part in a fraud operation or withdraw or transfer money. Please be wary of any contact made from someone claiming to be from the police asking you to transfer money. If you are suspicious or concerned, please hang up the phone and contact either police, Action Fraud or your local bank."

Anyone who has been contacted in similar circumstances or has any information about the offences is asked to contact 101. » Less

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:27 by Ann Murray

Have your say on how city and county will grow

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR

PRESS RELEASE

ISSUED 11 JANUARY 2018

Have your say on how city and county will grow

PEOPLE are being asked to have their say on a plan setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future.

A draft Strategic Growth Plan is being developed by a partnership formed by Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils, the seven local borough and district authorities and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). More »

It puts forward proposals for the new housing and transport improvements that would be needed to attract jobs and investment to Leicester and Leicestershire from now until 2050.

The final version of the plan will provide strategic direction and help shape the Local Plans that the city, borough and district councils are or will be preparing or reviewing. Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council is currently consulting on its Local Plan.

It will also be used to support bids for Government funding to deliver the infrastructure needed to support growth.

Now, people are invited to comment on the plan by taking part in a county-wide consultation, which runs from 11 January until 5 April 2018.

The plan estimates that Leicester and Leicestershire needs 96,580 new homes and 367-423 hectares of employment land from 2011-2031. Some of these homes have already been built or have planning permission. In Hinckley and Bosworth the plan estimates that 9,315 new homes are needed . This figure has been adjusted to include homes that have been built in the borough since 2011 and sites with planning permission already in place

Beyond 2031, the plan identifies the need for a further 90,500 dwellings and additional employment land across Leicester and Leicestershire, which is why further land needs to be unlocked. Local Plans will deal with the detailed allocation of which sites will be brought forward.

Draft proposals put forward in the Strategic Growth Plan include major infrastructure improvements on which new growth is dependent. These include a new link road – the A46 Expressway – to the south and east of Leicester, running from the M69 and the M1 to the A46 north of the city.

The A5 and A42 would also be upgraded to expressway status, supporting growth in these areas. Rail improvements are also proposed.

These road and rail improvements would require significant Government investment and would relieve congestion pressures along the M1 and more widely across the Midlands. It would also potentially unlock land for the required housing and employment.

Key areas for potential growth are the city of Leicester and the corridor of land around the proposed new road. Secondary areas for growth are identified in the north and the south of the county – there would be a 'northern gateway' close to East Midlands Airport, and a 'southern gateway', close to Magna Park.

Growth is also proposed for Melton and Lutterworth, where it would support transport improvements and relieve congestion in the towns. New housing would be built closer to where people work, to minimise congestion from commuters.

Councillor Miriam Surtees, Executive Member with responsibility for Regeneration at Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council and the HBBC member of the Strategic Growth Plan Members' Advisory Group, said: "This is a long-term overall plan for the city and county, looking at how we can best accommodate investment and growth, and provide the housing needed for our increasing population. We need national funding, particularly for infrastructure, so that we can grow and prosper – this is why we need this plan.

"We're asking people whether they agree with the priorities we've identified, such as delivering new housing, focusing growth in key areas and identifying essential transport infrastructure that will be needed in the future such as the A5 expressway improvement that that will help to reduce congestion and support this aim.

"It's important to stress that no decisions have yet been made, but we do have to plan ahead and identify areas for future growth, which would then be built into our future Local Plans at the appropriate time.

"We know that some of these proposals are controversial, but that's why we're having this consultation – to gather people's views so that we can influence the final result."

Council Leader Mike Hall said: "These are ambitious plans for Leicestershire, and we want to see them deliver economic growth and prosperity in the future, but for me to agree them they have to be right for Hinckley and Bosworth.

"This consultation is a chance for us to shape how that growth happens, by identifying what we do like, and what we don't, and making changes where needed.

"Planning this far ahead was one of my election commitments to residents, and it's important that we get it right so that you have a greater say in where our future growth is directed."

To take part in the consultation, please see the website www.llstrategicgrowthplan.org.uk/ or contact HBBC's Planning Policy Team on 01455 223141 or email PlanningPolicy@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk. Details of events across Leicestershire are available on the website.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

For more information contact Kirstie Rea, Planning Manager (Policy) on 01455 255857

The following consultation events have already been planned in the Hinckley and Bosworth area with more to follow. Members of the public are welcome to attend of these events to discuss the Leicester and Leicestershire draft Strategic Growth Plan as well as the Local Plan for the Hinckley and Bosworth area.

Drop in sessions:

Markfield – Community Centre, 17 Jan, 9:30 –12.30

Bagworth – Community Centre, 17 Jan, 13:30 – 16:30

Burbage – Millennium Hall, 18 Jan, 13.30 – 17.00,

Earl Shilton - Age UK, 24 Jan, 9:30 – 12:30

Barwell – George Ward Centre, 24 Jan, 13:30 – 16:30

Drop-in and Themed Presentations

Market Bosworth – St Peter's Parish Hall, (Housing), 30 Jan, 16:45 – 19:30

Sheepy - Memorial Hall , (Vision & Environment), 2 Feb, 15:00 -18:00

Newbold Verdon – Sports Pavilion, (Overarching strategy and Infrastructure), 12 Feb, 14:00 – 19:00

Witherley – Village Hall, (Overarching strategy and Infrastructure), 15 Feb, 16:30 - 19:30

Groby – Village Hall, (Healthy Lives and Tourism), 21 Feb, 16:30 – 19:30

Hinckley – Atkins Building, (Economic Development), 26 Feb, 16:30 – 19:30 » Less

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:00 by Ann Murray