Welcome to the Croft Parish Council Website
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.
Could Citizens Advice you save money on gas and electricity bills?
Citizens Advice Switch 'n' Save Road show
Visit one of our events during March and we will compare gas and electric prices for you
We are doing a 'tour' of four venues in the Blaby district council area with twin aims of saving residents money on energy bills and to let residents know of Citizens Advice services available to residents within the district and via other methods, phone and website etc.
To do the energy comparison accurately we will need a bill/letter that lets us know what Tariff you are on and an idea of your monthly/weekly spend on energy. Alternatively, you can contact us on 0116 214 8302 to arrange a telephone comparison or details can be given for our branch and outreach venues.
Venues and dates are
Monday 13th March
Enderby Community Library, Townsend Rd
Friday 17th March
Cosby Community Library
Thursday 23rd March
Countesthorpe Village Hall
Monday 27th March
Blaby Civic Centre
Blaby Council's Easter Eggstravaganza will take place on Wednesday 12th April 10:00am-1:00pm.
The event will consist of activities such as a treasure hunt, arts and crafts, tri-golf, arrows archery and Easter bonnet competition.
The Council will also be showcasing its BRAND NEW inflatable equipment which includes gladiator duel, obstacle course, bouncy castle and bubble football which can be hired to groups and organisations.
Cost: £3 per child (under 2's free).
- Easter Eggstravaganza Poster (PDF, 365 Kb)
East Eggstravaganza - 12 April 2017
New Councillor Co-opted
We are pleased to welcome Sharon Amey to the Council and hope she will have an enjoyable and rewarding time working with the Council for the benefit of the community in Croft.
2017 Fun Day - change of date
The Croft Fun Day will now be held on Saturday 17 June from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm. This is a change from the 10th as previously planned due to circumstances outside our control.
Look out for the flyer and newsletter nearer the time.
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.
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 and their dog warden is keen to hear from you!
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.
Local Man Ken Grain receives France's highest military honour
A Conservation Area for Croft !!
The Parish Council is pleased to announce that its proposal for a Conservation Area in the old part of the village, broadly speaking on the Church side of the railway line, has been accepted and the designation has been made by Blaby District Council.
Further details will be published as they become available.
- Conservation Area Proposals (2/16) (MS Word, 663 Kb)
Final proposals submitted to Blaby District Council.
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.
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
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.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:56 by Steve Blackburn
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
- Action Plan 2015 review (PDF, 699 Kb)
The Council's Action plan was reviewed in September 2015