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Bagworth & Thornton Parish Council

Serving the people of Bagworth, Merry Lees & Thornton

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

Tel: 07580 574093

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New Mayor for Hinckley

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR

PRESS RELEASE

ISSUED 17 MAY 2017

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New Mayor chosen at annual meeting

ONE of the highlights of the civic year took place at the council's annual meeting last night (16 May) when a new Mayor of the Borough was installed for the next 12 months.

Councillor Ozzy O'Shea, who represents Ratby, Bagworth and Thornton Ward, accepted the chain of office from the outgoing mayor, Councillor Richard Allen, before a council chamber that was packed with special guests. More »

Cllr O'Shea, who is married to Jenny, was first elected onto the council in 2007. The couple recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and have four children and nine grandchildren.

Cllr O'Shea served in Leicestershire Police for 31 years before retiring. However, his retirement was short lived for the next day he went back to work as a civilian in the Force's operations room and was soon promoted to supervisor. Cllr O'Shea job-shared his position after being elected a councillor in 2007 so he could dedicate more time to his community. He finally retired in August 2016 after serving a total of 43 years with Leicestershire Constabulary.

During his year of office he will be supporting Motor Neurone MND and the Police Widows and Dependants charity for those officers killed on duty.

His chaplain will be Rev Robin Pollard of St Peters Catholic Church, Hinckley.

Away from the council, he served 28 years as a school governor at Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School in Leicester. He has been a keen caravanner for the past 35 years and enjoys walking.

During the annual meeting Councillor Jan Kirby and husband Mike were chosen as the Deputy Mayor and Consort. » Less

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:26 by Ann Murray

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN MEETING

BAGWORTH, THORNTON AND MERRY LEES NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN MEETING

23RD MAY 2017 - 6.00PM - BAGWORTH COMMUNITY CENTRE

•Would you like to be involved with the future development of your village?

•This is an opportunity for you to have your voice heard

You may be aware that the Government is pursing the concept of "Localism".This has the intention of giving lower level local government a greater say in what happens in the future in its area.In our case, this lower level means the Parish Council. More »

What is a Neighbourhood Plan? Simply, it's a community led document showing how the community would like to use and develop land within its boundaries.It is a legal document that must meet national and EU legislation.On completion, the plan is submitted to the Borough Council for examination to ensure it meets those legal requirements and is then put to a referendum of parishioners.Only if 50% or more agree will it be adopted.Once adopted, the Borough Council is legally obliged to take it into consideration when deciding upon planning applications.

How You Can Get Involved? In order to create a Neighbourhood Plan we need to set up a Neighbourhood Planning Forum which must be led by the Parish Council but must also include members of the local community.

This is your chance, to become involved in one of the most important and dynamic projects Bagworth, Thornton and Merry Lees Parish Council are undertaking and have your say. If you are interested in becoming a member or would just like to find out a little more about the project please come along to our open meeting at

Bagworth Community Centre
Station Rd, Bagworth, Coalville LE67 1BH

23rd May at 6pm

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR VILLAGE. » Less

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:08 by Ann Murray

Energy Switching Scheme

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR

PRESS RELEASE

Residents urged to join energy switching scheme

RESIDENTS in Hinckley & Bosworth could get a better deal from their energy provider by taking part in the latest round of the Borough Council's energy switching scheme.

They can sign up for free, with no obligation, to tell the council they are interested in switching suppliers to save money. Businesses currently on a domestic tariff are also eligible to sign up. More »

Since the scheme started more than 500 people have switched suppliers saving an average of £270 a year.

Those who are already part of the scheme but whose deal is reaching the end of its term, will need to re-register.

On 23 May, iChoosr (the company which has been selected to facilitate the switching process) will run an auction asking energy suppliers to bid for the collective business of everyone who signs up.

After 2 June, iChoosr will contact everyone who has signed up individually with an offer of an energy tariff based on their usage. This will outline how much they will save by switching to the winning energy provider. Residents then choose whether or not to sign up to the new supplier.

There is no obligation to change if residents choose not to, but they have a few weeks to accept the offer. They will then be contacted by the new supplier to arrange switching.

The scheme will take care of the switching process and there will be no interruption of the gas and electricity supply at any time.

Even those on a pre-payment meter can sign up to the scheme, provided they are not in more than £500 of debt to their current supplier.

Those interested in registering an interest should visit www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/switchandsave.

Alternatively, those who do not have access to the internet, can call 01455 255988 to register their interest.

For more information visit www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk or call 01455 255988. » Less

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:03 by Ann Murray