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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.

Do you use Social Media ?

Croft Parish Council is looking to develop a presence on Social Media.

If you have expertise in this area and might be willing to help, or If you have any comments or suggestions on what information you might like to see the Council provide through these environments please contact Steve Blackburn on 01455 209398 or clerk@croftparishcouncil.org.uk

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.

Don't Lose Your Right To Vote

Residents are being asked to check that details on the Household Enquiry Form soon to be delivered across the District of Blaby are correct.

The Electoral Registration Officer is required to carry out an annual check of who should be registered to vote. Every home will be receiving a form asking residents to ensure that the information on the electoral register for the address is up to date.

Forms will be delivered to homes from Friday 11 August. Residents who have recently changed address are urged to look out for the form to check whether they are registered. Being on the Electoral Register is important not just for voting and keeping the register up to date, but may also affect a person's ability to access credit facilities.

The quickest and easiest way to confirm details are correct or to make changes is to visit www.householdresponse.com/blaby, using the security codes printed on the letter. If all details are correct residents can also call 0800 197 9871 or text 80212 to confirm.

Anyone who is new to the property or who has turned 16 should also register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

For more information contact the Electoral Services Team at electoral@blaby.gov.uk or 0116 272 7560 during office hours.

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.

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.

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

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