Sileby Parish Council

Serving the people of Sileby

Parish Council Office

Clerk: Rosemary Richardson
41 High Street, Sileby
Loughborough LE12 7RX

  • PROJECT PARK!

    PROJECT PARK!

    Sileby Memorial Park

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Richard Shepherd’s County Councillor’s Blog

Richard Shepherd’s County Councillor’s Blog

Ash Dieback

The County Council is continuing to deal with the challenge of ash dieback, which has seen thousands of ash trees wiped out.

A new booklet has been created giving help and advice, as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the issue among residents, businesses and landowners to remind them of their responsibility to ensure their trees do not become a hazard to road users or people using pavements. The booklet includes information on the steps which landowners with infected trees on their land need to take to halt the spread of the disease, as well as pictures showing the symptoms of Ash Dieback. The booklet is being supplied to each of Leicestershire's 93 tree wardens to support their work, and is available to download from the Council's website, by searching "Ash Dieback - Advice for Leicestershire Landowners". More »

Landowners are also being reminded that, with certain exemptions, all trees in Britain are protected by the Forestry Act, which means that a felling licence is required to remove them. Tree owners should be clear that their tree is in an exempted category, which includes trees in gardens, or obtain a licence, before any felling takes place.

Places to visit

The enthusiasm and commitment of staff and volunteers at the 1620s House & Garden at Donington le Heath has earned it nominations for two Visit England awards, in the Welcome and Hidden Gems categories.

The historic manor house is managed by Leicestershire County Council. The inspector's report noted that the house and garden are maintained to the highest standard, with the appearance of the garden being described as "stunning". The house is a surviving example of a family home built in the thirteenth century and then modernised in 1618, and has been home to many families over its 700 year history. The Digby family, which included the Gunpowder Plotter Sir Everard Digby, lived in the house for over two hundred years, and it is towards the end of the Digby ownership that the newly refurbished house is focused, showing how people lived in late Elizabethan and early Jacobean times.

More information about the House and Garden, including opening times and admission prices, is available at www.1620sHouse.org.uk.

Three of the County's Country Parks, managed by the County Council, have again been recognized for their quality, retaining their Green Flag status. They are Beacon Hill Country Park, Market Bosworth Country Park, and Snibston Colliery Park in Coalville.

Keep Britain Tidy runs the Green Flag Award Scheme under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Richard Shepherd, County Councillor

Telephone: 01509 413903

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Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 15:30 by Julie Lovatt

Village Issues reported to Sileby Parish Council - w/c 1st August 2022

Village Issues reported to Sileby Parish Council - w/c 1st August 2022

1st August 2022
Overgrown shrubbery - Hobbswick - reported to Taylor Wimpey - update this has now been cut back

1st August 2022
Overgrown foliage on Mill Lane - awaiting permission from resident to forward details to Leicestershire County Council

1st August 2022
Weeds in river by the Mill - awaiting permission from resident to forward details to the Environment Agency

4th August 2022
Trees that need cutting back - Brook Street - reported to Leicestershire County Council - UPDATE... crown lift and cutting back scheduled in due course More »

5th August 2022
Broken glass in the alleyway next to Tesco, High Street - reported to Charnwood Borough Council

5th August 2022
Vandalised raised flowerbed - War Memorial Area, Sileby Memorial Park - reported to Homefield College. Update - raised flowerbed will be removed » Less

Posted: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 12:45 by Julie Lovatt

Sileby Neighbourhood Plan Review - Consultation

Tuesday 26th July 2022 to Friday 9th September 2022

Please click on attached document for further details.

Posted: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 09:15 by Julie Lovatt