7 am to 10 pm at Venue 35 – the Meeting Room – Memorial Hall Venues
PLEASE vote for one of the 2 candidates – excerpt from Packington Post Issue 91, July 2018:
FROM 1pm set up Gazebos
6.00 pm Start
6.30 Children’s games
7.30 Live music to Ollie Mellor
8.00 Announcements and thank you’s
8.15 Live Music to Ollie Mellor
8.45 Disco and dancing away to sun set
We really appreciate all support that people can offer, and welcome everyone to this community event.
You have until this Friday, 22nd June 2018, at 4pm, to deliver your nomination and consent forms to District Council at Coalville – and there’s FREE parking outside the District Council Offices there, to help you. That’s THIS COMING FRIDAY. Yes, by 4 pm.
Packington Post has already published the forms pack for you – at http://packington.info/bloggle/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/02a-Nomination-Pack-Parish.pdf
All the other information you need is here, on this prior Packington Post page. It tells you what you need to be, to stand. It also tells you what you mustn’t be, to stand. Other really gripping stuff is there, too. Meanwhile, the official Notice of Election is copied at the bottom of this page, and a photo of it is at right.
Please – print off those forms, NOW.
If you stand, get two neighbours to propose you and second you, and sign that you consent. If you nominate someone else, they just need to consent to being nominated and you can get a third person to second them. At Coalville, the people in the legal services department at District Council are just SO HELPFUL – if you have any doubts about form-filling, they’ll advise you. They’re happy to look up your electoral number for you. They’ll talk over any queries you have – phone them in advance, on 01530 454503, ask for “Democratic Services”. Then, just DELIVER THOSE FORMS to them, BY FRIDAY. Yes, by 4pm on Friday. Yes, THIS FRIDAY. Yes, FREE PARKING for 30 minutes outside.
Please Stand. Help us have a strong, balanced Parish Council.
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:
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:
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.
Questions from members of the public – (10 minutes)
as at 2nd May 2018
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.
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
Just a reminder that, subject to weather, the annual Packington Egg Roll will happen this Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018.
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
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.
The 6 weeks ends on 4th May 2018. Here’s the official notice: Continue reading ‘Road Works in Ashby for 6 weeks from Saturday 24th March’ »
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.
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:
Come along to Venue 175 – the new name for the main Packington Memorial Hall Venue – and enjoy the “Packington Breakfast”.
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:
– 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:
Mike.email@example.com or 560430. Continue reading ‘BIG Packington Charity Breakfast – Saturday 3rd March 2018’ »
Doors Open for refreshments at 7:00 pm
Film starts at 7:30pm
Running time: 1 hour 31 minutes
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!