YOU could be our new Parish Councillor: Just Apply! – between 14-22 June 2018

ADVICE OF ELECTION OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

This advance advice is from Packington Post, about the Vacancy on our Parish Council, as advised by our District Council. It’s very much in the interest of the whole village that YOU should be able to stand as our new Parish Councillor.  We’ll publish the official Notice of Election after it is issued on 14th June 2018:

    1. An election is to be held for ONE Parish Councillor for the Parish.
    2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville
      on any working day from Thursday 14th June 2018 (Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm) but no later than 4pm on Friday 22nd June 2018.
    3. The official forms needed for nomination are available below as pdf files in the links given.
    4. A full Nomination Pack, including those same official Forms of Nomination, may be obtained from the Returning Officer at Council Offices before the end time above. This includes additional documents, for example the forms needed to request a copy of the electoral register and the absent voters list for the parish.
    5. Electoral Commission Guidance, on Eligibility and Standing as an Independent, are also in links below.
    6. The full official Election timetable is in a link below and is also reproduced in full below.
    7. If the Election is contested, the Poll will take place on Thursday 19th July 2018.

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There’s a Vacancy – Could YOU be our new Parish Councillor ?

Casual Vacancy – there is likely to be an election

In Packington Post out this week, there is a resignation statement from one of our 6 Parish Councillors, reproduced below.  This gives our village an opportunity to elect a new councillor to serve on our Parish Council.

Could this be YOU?

The 6-member council controls a tax-precept budget of £25,000, plus grants from a solar farm fund, and two village charities. Planning applications for the village are first scrutinised by the parish councillors. The council employs a clerk, meets once a month on the first Tuesday, and holds an Annual meeting.

YOU might fill the vacancy if 10 electors call for an election, before Thursday 7th June, which we understand to be likely.  If not, the parish council can co-opt an elector to serve with them, and that could be YOU as well, if you make your wish known.

It could be valuable for someone new to sit on our Parish Council, perhaps to bring a fresh viewpoint to this important body. How do YOU feel?

You can learn more about our Parish Council on their website (alas, old technology, expensive, too, but may not display well or at all on your phone). Below is the official notice of Vacancy.

Interested?  You can contact  Mrs Karen Edwards, Clerk to the Parish Council, as below:

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Extra Parish Council Meet – Wed 9th May 6:30pm – Playground Update

“..improving and upgrading the Recreation Ground.”

You are invited to attend a Meeting of Packington Parish Council to be held on Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 6.30pm at Packington Memorial Hall Venue 35, High Street, Packington.

AGENDA

Questions from members of the public – (10 minutes)

  1. To receive Apologies for absence and to note acceptance by the Council
  1. To note Declarations of Interest both Personal and Prejudicial on items within the agenda
  1. To consider requests for dispensations
  1. To agree expenditure of Section 106 monies, as recommended by the Recreation Ground Trustees, on improving and upgrading the Recreation Ground, Measham Road, Packington.

as at 2nd May 2018

Mill Street CLOSED Thursday 12th April 2018 9am – 3pm

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER:-

MILL STREET, PACKINGTON

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a temporary road closure of Mill Street, Packington between High Street and Bridge Street on Thursday 12th April 2018 from 9.00am to 3.00pm for carriageway maintenance work.

Mill Street – the road is to be completely closed in this narrow part between Hall Lane and the Old Water Mill, there may be access to other parts of Mill Street, but that would be subject to contractors vehicles.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via:- High Street, Bridge Street and vice versa

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Leicestershire County Council Highways Tel: 0116 305 0001

Easter Sunday Egg Roll in Packington

Egg Rolling in Packington – always a fun family afternoon

Packington Egg Roll – Easter Sunday

Just a reminder that, subject to weather, the annual Packington Egg Roll will happen this Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018.

We hold the Egg Rolling Competitions HERE at the top of Mill Street

Meet at top of Mill Street to start at 3.30pm.

We will start with best decorated egg, then the following races:

* Preschool children – boys and girls
* Key Stage 1 children – boys and girls
* Key Stage 2 children – boys and girls
* Ladies race
* Gents race
* All comers – people who have intact eggs left from races above

Prizes for each race will be given out, after the last race.
No charge to enter, but the prizes have kindly been donated by Packington Youth Club, so we will have a donation bucket going round – please give generously – bring some change.

See you there for this eggciting event!

The Packington Egg Roll Team

Road Works in Ashby for 6 weeks from Saturday 24th March

They’re going to fix the Gas Mains near Royal Hotel in Ashby

For 6 weeks from next Saturday 24th March,  the red bit on the map – Station Road and Tamworth Road (just from Avenue Road) – will be ONE-WAY INTO ASHBY ONLY, so we won’t be able to drive to Lower Packington Road from Ashby Market Street. The green bit on the map – last bit of Lower Packington Road – will be ONE-WAY OUT OF ASHBY ONLY.

Most of us will choose to drive home up Market Street and turn right at the traffic lights into Old Leicester Road, then turn right down Upper Packington Road back to our village.

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Cancelled! Ashby 20 – not this year, Alas – due Severe Weather.

Cancelled! due Severe Weather Warning


Race HQ, Friday Afternoon:  Due to the SEVERE WEATHER WARNING, the Aldi “Ashby 20“, a 20-mile road running race organised by our local Ivanhoe Runners, will not now be held this Sunday 18th March 2018.

About 1,500 runners were due to take part, and there were to be road closures for safety, but these will not now take place.

Aldi Ashby 20 – Road race through Packington Sunday 18 March 2018 – Road Closures


The Aldi “Ashby 20“, a 20-mile road running race organised by our local Ivanhoe Runners, will be held on Sunday 18th March 2018, starting at 10am. About 1,500 runners will take part, and there are road closures for safety, for a likely maximum period from about 8am to about 3pm, but possibly until 5pm.

Full information is on the Ashby 20 website here:  ashby20.co.uk

Runners come from Ashby at 10 am, go down Mill Street by 10:20, then do two anti-clockwise laps of the roughly-circular loop course shown on the map below. The anti-clockwise left side of all roads of the loop are CLOSED during the race. Roads are open in the opposite clockwise direction. In Heather village, traffic may flow alternately in both directions using Stop / Go boards.

At the Bull & Lion, an ideal viewing point,  on their second lap the runners turn up High Street, Packington and on to their finish at Ashby. The first runner will do this before noon.

There is a full schedule of Road Closure details in the table below the map:Ashby 20 road map
Ashby 20 table of road closures

BIG Packington Charity Breakfast – Saturday 3rd March 2018

Big Breakfast 2018 – Major Village Event

Saturday 3rd March 2018 – 9am to 1pm

Come along to Venue 175 – the new name for the main Packington Memorial Hall Venue – and enjoy the “Packington Breakfast”.

  • Choice of all your favourite ingredients £ 7
  • Children’s version, and filled baps, also available  £ 3.50.

This event would not take place without the many willing volunteers. Amazing camaraderie is on offer, not to mention banter and joy.  You can join the team by offering a one- or two-hour slot.

There are many jobs where you can take part in this village event for an hour or two:breakfast

  • cooking
  • making toast
  • serving tea
  • washing up
  • administration

– to mention just a few.

Let me know please, I will be delighted to hear from you. 

This year the proceeds will be split between:

  • Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, and
  • Harry’s Fund.

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First Wednesday Coffee Morning 7th February 2018 – Just £1 !!

First Wednesday Coffee Morning

at Memorial Hall Venue 35 – the Meeting Room – 10am to noon this coming Wednesday 7th February 2018

  • Everyone welcome to join us for this highly-praised hot-drink and biscuit monthly event!
  • Choice of tea, coffee, cappuccino or hot chocolate and a biscuit, all for just £1
  • FREE seating and chat!

Hosted by Mike and Sylvia Coke on behalf of the Memorial Hall Committee

Note: the entrance to the Venue 35 – Meeting Room is half-way down on the left (North) side of the building, as shown at the extreme left of the photo.  Do Come!

 

PVHG Packington Village History Group – General Meeting Tuesday 30th January 2018

Our History is taking place NOW – Join us to help record it ! Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm Tuesday 30th January – Come and help steer Packington’s History Group Forward!

Packington Village History Group (PVHG) invites you to an Open Meeting,  its Annual General Meeting, to discuss its forthcoming activities, and to encourage you to join us as a new member.

PVHG is re-launching itself, to record the history of the coming years of our village, as well as to continue safeguarding our past history, and perhaps to indulge in history in general. 

PLEASE come to our Village Meeting at the Memorial Hall Meeting Room (“Venue 35”) on Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 7:30pm, to be part of, and to help plan for, these important tasks. The Agenda will include a short, formal AGM:

  • Welcome and apologies for absence
  • Minutes of meeting held on 1st February 2017
  • Acting Chairman’s report on the year 2017
  • Treasurer’s report for the year 2017
  • Election of officers for 2018:
    • Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Committee members
  • Setting of membership fee for 2018
  • Any other business:
    • Priorities for 2018;  and
    • Dates of meetings 2018
    • discussion of PVHG’s future use of information technology.

Please bring YOUR ideas, on exploiting our village history into the next century, so that perhaps in the year 2118 Packington City-dwellers may see how far-sighted we were.. You can contact: Robin Boucher, Acting Chair, on 411638.

Meanwhile,  some village facts you may not have heard yet, from PVHG records.

1)  Did you know that “Mill Street” used to be called “Babelake Street”? See the map, above

2)  Did you know our pub was called “The Bull’s Head and Lion” ?Ditto!

3)  Did you know we used to have a Baptist Church?  Where was it? See the map above!

Youth Club 2018 H1 Calendar for Packington here!

Packington Youth Club Calendar for First-half 2018:

We meet on Mondays from 6pm to 7pm in the Meeting Room of Packington Memorial Hall – a charge of £1 per session, payable weekly, or as one payment of £20 to cover the entire Spring and Summer term and to SECURE YOUR PLACE

15th Jan TV Game Show Night
22nd Jan Fire Station Visit—Coalville
29th Jan Puzzle Night
5th Feb Electronics Night
HALF TERM 12th Feb—NO YOUTH CLUB 
19th Feb Circuit Training
26th Feb DodgeBall Skittles & Air Pong
5th Mar Mothers Day (gift making activity)
19th Mar Easter Egg Hunt
EASTER HOLIDAY No Youth Club
9th April Family ‘Pub Quiz’ Fundraiser
16th April Awareness Activity—TBC
23rd April Beetle Drive!
30th April Talent Night / Karaoke
BANK HOL 7th May—NO YOUTH CLUB
14th May Packington Cup Final
21st May Could YOU be a Slum Survivor?
HALF TERM 28th May—NO YOUTH CLUB 
4th June Rounders @ the park
11th June Fathers Day Activity
18th June DodgeBall Skittles & Air Pong
25th June Crackers Night
2nd July Bucket Netball Tournament
9th July END OF YEAR TRIP OUT—TBC

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