FREE Tree Scheme – just order by 27 October 2017

Free trees banner Grab a Tree for Free 2017

In the National Forest and beyond

The overwhelmingly popular Free Tree Scheme is back again, and you can help to continue the success of the scheme by supporting it this year. The scheme has already seen thousands of trees planted across the district and the District Council is once again teaming up with The National Forest Company to make our district even greener.

There are four trees to choose from: Holly; Cherry Plum; Hazel; Whitebeam. Again this year we have the Hedge Fund with residents able to order up to 30 metres of hedging of Hawthorn and Hazel.

You can order online at: www.nwleics.gov.uk/freetreescheme2017

Trees will be available for collection on Sunday 19 November. Place your order to receive your free trees now, and by Friday 27 October 2017.

Continue reading ‘FREE Tree Scheme – just order by 27 October 2017’ »

Share and Enjoy

Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – Monday 28th August 2017

GarenView_CIMG3673w160_4kPackington Village Gardens Open Day – Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire  – Major Village Event on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August 2017 from 2pm to 7pm. Admission is by passport to 12+ gardens, Adults £3.50, Accompanied children FREE.

Passports available on the day from Packington village Car Park on Measham Road – LE65 1WP for your SatNav – or at participating gardens.

Refreshments including afternoon teas Continue reading ‘Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – Monday 28th August 2017’ »

Share and Enjoy

Appleby Food Gusto Food & Drink Festival

Saturday 26th August – 10:30am to 4:30pm

The Appleby Magna Food Gusto Festival is held on the August Bank Holiday weekend, with a wide range of great food, drink, music and activities for all the family and is a great way to end the holidays.

Where is it held?

The festival is held on Saturday 26th of August from 10:30 – 16:30 on the beautiful grounds of the Sir John Moore Foundation, Top Street, Appleby Magna, just of junction 11 of the M42.

Use the postcode DE12 7AH to find us on a sat nav or use the google maps link here. Entrance is £2, with children under 12 going free. Parking is available opposite the site.

What To Expect

The Food-Producers will be selling meats, cheese, wine, beer, artisan breads, vegetables, jams, pickles, pates, herbs, charcuterie, crepes and more.

The Drink – Enjoy a glass of wine, prosecco, champagne, farm produced cider, barista coffee

The Music – The Headhunters, The Old Dogs, The Paul Morrel Band, Coriel, Andy Fern, Mark John, The Acoustic Fellas, Mick Smith, David Gray, Roger Woodard, Green Fortune …

For The Children – Childrens rides, heritage tours, face painting

Continue reading ‘Appleby Food Gusto Food & Drink Festival’ »

Share and Enjoy

Sunday 3rd September 2017 – Cycle race through Packington

Coming through Packington: – Manchester to London 220 mile cycle race

“.. there will be a cycling event which will be passing through North West Leicestershire at certain points on Sunday 3 September. There should be minimal impact and Police Operations are aware and in liaison with the event organisers. Please see the attached map of proceedings. Kind Regards,
Alex Branford
Stronger and Safer Communities Administration Officer

Email: alex.branford@nwleicestershire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01530 454627

 

Continue reading ‘Sunday 3rd September 2017 – Cycle race through Packington’ »

Share and Enjoy

Our HS2 Response Team’s View of the newly-confirmed Route

“Good News – but Impact Lessened, not Removed”

Conservation Area – Mill Street from Proposed HS2 Route, not now to proceed.

Residents will already be aware that this week the Government announced its decision not to adopt the change of route for HS2 to the east of Measham, first proposed in November 2016. This is good news for the village, as that revised route was the worst of all options, not only for Packington but also for neighbouring villages. Many of the objections that we included in our response on behalf of the village are referred to in the analysis of responses supplied to the Secretary of State.

Since the 9th March, when the consultation period closed, the Response Team has continued to lobby Ministers, and indeed the Prime Minister, seeking a less harmful route.

We have been told by HS2 Ltd that they were surprised by both the number and the quality of the responses to the consultation about the route change in this area. SLC Rail, who are consultants to the District Council, have said that we should be proud of our achievement in overturning the route change proposal, as it is rare for this to happen.

We would like to thank the many residents of Packington, and their friends and family outside the village, who made the effort to submit individual responses to the consultation. Without your involvement we probably would not have achieved this outcome. The weight of objections really does seem to have made a difference.

Map showing Confirmed HS2 Route and A42 past 5-ways Junction, Packington, and Ashby. Tap or click the map for full Government details

Sadly Packington will still be faced with the constructional and operational impacts of a high speed rail line close to the village. The impact has been lessened, not removed. Consequently the Response Team will continue to lobby HS2 Ltd during the design stage, in order to minimise the adverse effects on Packington and its residents as far as is possible.

We look forward to the continued support of the people of Packington.

Richard Jones
Chairman, Packington HS2 Response Team

Share and Enjoy

Filed under HS2

HS2 Route Decision – Monday 17th July 2017 – Packington gain?

HS2 News – Packington Route Decision

Good News for Packington?  Monday 17th July 2017


“The Secretary of State has decided not to proceed with the proposed change of route at Measham, which would have seen the alignment move to the east of Measham, away from the A42. Instead, the Secretary of State is confirming a modified version of the 2013 Preferred Route to the west of Measham. In Measham itself, the route is moved approximately 80m further east from the 2013 Preferred Route and viaduct extended from 145m to 600m to mitigate commercial property impacts.”

Share and Enjoy

Andrew Bridgen MP – Local Surgeries, July to October 2017

ANDREW BRIDGEN MP

Upcoming Surgeries: Please book an appointment

Ashby de la Zouch

Friday 7th July 2017 1.00-3.00pm

Ashby de la Zouch Town Council, Legion House, South Street, Ashby, Leics LE65 1BQ

Coalville

Thursday 3rd August 2017 11.30am-1.30pm

Coalville Library, High Street, Coalville, Leics LE67 3EA

Castle Donington

Thursday 31st August 2017 1.00-3.00pm

Castle Donington Parish Council, Parish Rooms Hillside, Castle Donington DE74 2NH

Coalville

Friday 6th October 2017 11.30am-1.30pm

Coalville Library, High Street, Coalville, Leics LE67 3EA

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT:

Call: 01530 417736

Email: andrew.bridgen.mp@parliament.uk

House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

 

Share and Enjoy