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Croft Parish Council

Serving the people of Croft

Clerk: Steve Blackburn
11 Wakes Close, Dunton
Bassett, Lutterworth, Leics
LE17 5LL

Tel: 01455 209398

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A Conservation Area for Croft?

The Parish Council is working towards creating a Conservation Area in the old part of the village, broadly speaking on the Church side of the railway line.

The proposals were on display at the Community Centre on 12 January and comments have been included in the recommendations passed to Blaby District Council who will be discussing adoption of the plan at a Council meeting on Tuesday 20 September.

You can view the proposal document below:

Further comments can be sent direct to Blaby DC - planning.policy@blaby.gov.uk - but must be received by no later than Thursday 25 August.

Latest News

Suspicious Callers - Council Tax

Suspicious Caller Alert

Issued on 23/8/16 at 10:43 a.m.

We have recently received a report of a suspicious caller posing as being from both Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council, advising people that they are required to make an additional payment to their council tax.

The caller then went on to try to take the payment over the telephone.

Neither Leicester City Council or any of the district councils who collect Council Tax would ring you to try to take a payment over the telephone. More »

If you do receive a call from someone in relation to Council Tax, ask them to give you the Council Tax reference number and the balance outstanding, and check this against your bill.

Never give bank details or personal information to anyone that you don't feel is 100% genuine. Any reputable company will be happy for you to check they are who they say they are before you give out personal information.

If you receive a call of this nature please be cautious and double check that the person calling is who they say they are.

If you live in the county your council tax is dealt with by the relevant District or Borough Council, not Leicestershire County Council.

We recommend asking the caller for their name and contact details so that you can call them back in order to check that they are legitimate. Official callers should have no problem providing you with this information as they will understand that you are cautious about giving out personal information over the phone. If the caller is not genuine they are likely to become defensive or flustered when questioned for this information.

If the caller provides you with their contact details, please check the number against the number of the relevant council tax department for your area. If the numbers do not match we recommend calling the number on the council's website and asking to speak to the person who has called you.

Details of the numbers for the Borough/District councils can be found in the link below.

http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/find-your-district-council

If you have a Council Tax query for the city council, call 0116 454 100.

If you believe you have been a victim of this type of call please report it to us by calling 101. » Less

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:10 by Steve Blackburn

BB19 Youth Bus

The BB19 Youth Bus will be visiting the following locations during September:

Huncote, Denman Lane
9th 16th 23rd 20th

Oakfield Park, Blaby
5th 12th 19th 26th

Countesthorpe College
6th 13th 20th 27th

Franklin Park
8th 15th 22nd 29th

Free Wi-Fi.

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:53 by Steve Blackburn

Bill Law

Bill Law

From the Chairman of Croft Parish Council, Cllr Clive Mawby:

I have just heard the news that Bill Law passed away on 27th June 2016 and I would like say a few words about Bill and his involvement in Croft Village.

Bill was on the Croft Parish Council for 30 years and was Chairman for many of those. He also was a District Councillor representing Croft Hill Ward, which included Croft Village, for 28 years until he stood down from both roles in May 2007. More »

During his time as a District Councillor he became a Cabinet Member then from 1992-1993 was chair of Blaby District Council. On his retirement from Public Service his was given the title of Honorary Alderman from Blaby District Council, a distinction awarded to him for the level of service he gave in his roles of District Councillor, Cabinet Member and Chair of Blaby District Council.

Bill was also involved in the saving of Croft Hill. An action group had been set up by the village and the Parish Council to prevent the quarry from removing Croft hill in its expansion plans to access further granite rock. I remember seeing the interviews he and other villagers gave to the to local news via TV, radio or newspaper. The result was that Croft Hill was saved from further removal and is as you see it today.

We should also not forget the role he had in the evolving Quarry Liaison Group which was set up as one of the planning conditions for the Quarry. This enabled the Quarry and the local villages of Croft & Huncote to have a working partnership. Bill chaired this until his retirement in 2007.

I have known Bill Law for 20 years, having served with him on the Parish Council and the Quarry Liaison Committee. He was a strong character and a good orator. If any Parishioners came to him for help, he would do his best to help and resolve their issues. All I can say is that he had Croft at heart. » Less

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:27 by Steve Blackburn

Parish Council Newsletters

The Council's Action Plan