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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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Croft Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We endeavour to make Croft a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Christmas Lights Switch-on 2018

This year's switch on will be on SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER at 6.30 pm. A bigger tree, better lights and the music of Croft Silver Band will make this a bigger and better event.We look forward to seeing you there!

BB19 Youth Bus - Timetable for December 2017

The BB19 Youth Bus will be visiting Huncote, Denman Road on Mondays - December 4, 11 and 18.

For other venues (Countesthorpe, Glenfield, Blaby and Kirby Muxloe) please see the attached flyer.

Plans for new sports pavilion and hall approved

We are pleased to announce that Blaby District Council have approved plans for a new sports pavilion and village hall. This will be located in front of the existing building which will be retained because of the many requests for storage facilities from community groups in the village.

Preliminary work is needed to explore drainage and flood relief issues but work is now under way to raise the money needed.

Cricket to return to Croft in 2018

We are close to an agreement with Enderby Cricket Club for one of their teams to play at Croft in 2018 which we hope will lead, in time, to a renewal of interest in the sport in Croft. Another team, Braunstone East CC, will play on alternate Saturdays. Watch his space for further details.

Thank you ...

... to those who responded to our appeal for help in setting up Social Media accounts. We are now on Twitter @Croft_PC and a Facebook page will be operational soon.

Will your dog cost you a large fine?

Fouling of paths and parks by dogs is a perennial problem and has always been an offence punishable with a fine. The problem, of course, is getting a witness willing to step forward and make a formal complaint. If you have witnessed an incident of fouling and know the offending dog owner - where they live - the information can be passed on anonymously and the District Council's dog warden will pay them a visit which may lead to improved behaviour. Better information will lead to a fine or an appearance in court. If you are out with a dog you must have the means to pick up its mess. It is no defence if you are challenged to say that your one and only bag has been used!

Prosecutions have taken place recently in Blaby District including Croft.

A £60 Fixed Penalty Notice was awarded recently when the District Council's Dog Warden witnessed a resident failing to clean up excrement left by her dog at the Winston Avenue Sports Ground.

Even if the mess is removed, there may be traces which could later be picked up by a young footballer and cause infection so train your dog to 'go' at home.

Make sure you're not the next to be caught. Remember that dog owners can be required to prove that they have the means to clear up after their pet.

Attacks on other dogs are rare and can be very distressing for both owner pet. There have been recent incidents of attacks by aggressive dogs and this can result in heavy fines. If you can't trust your dog around other dogs, it must be on a lead and capable of being restrained.

The Council's budget for 2017/18

The Council met on 12 January and set a budget for the financial year starting on 1 April. The Council looks after many properties on behalf of the community including the Cemetery on Huncote Road, the Allotments in Arbor Road, Winston Avenue Sports Ground, the Sheepdip and the Fun Park in The Bridle. To ensure that these facilities continue to be attractive and welcoming, the Council has begun to put aside funds for improvements to the paths at the cemetery and to provide a sinking fund for the eventual replacement of play equipment.

In addition, the planned village hall and replacement sports pavilion is now reaching the point where planning permission will be applied for. We are fortunate to to have the services of an architect on a pro bono basis but outgoings such as flooding surveys and the planning permission fee itself are now on the horizon.

Combined with the normal running and maintenance cost, this results in a budget for the year of £52,700 of which £43,456 will come from the precept, our share of Council Tax. This equates to an increase in cost of less than £2.50 per adult in Croft. It should be remembered that the precept is for the council to spend specifically on Croft related matters with decisions made by people who are Croft based. We hope you consider that you get good value for money from your Parish Council precept.

For further details, please contact the Clerk to the Council.

Latest News

Community Transport - Commbus

COMMBUS serves Croft and other villages in the Blaby District with a door to door dial a ride service service, five days a week for the elderly and disabled.The website has been upgraged and is now comprehensive and can be reached via the link below.

http://www.commbus.org.uk/

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:56 by Steve Blackburn

News

The 3 latest news items will appear on the Home Page.

Fri, 27 May 2016 14:53 by Tina Britt

Parish Council Newsletters

The Council's Action Plan