Dementia Support Services

The Alzheimer’s Society provide a Dementia Support Service for Leicester City, County and Hospitals supporting people living with dementia, their carers and family. Our dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with everyday challenges and prepare for the future. I have attached a poster. We are also running some virtual groups on zoom.

Our contact number is 0116 231 6921 Monday to Friday 8:30am- 5pm. If you come across anyone that would like our support please do not hesitate to contact us or pass our number on.

You can also find more information on our website

Confirmation of the Dates of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights

Date of Announcement: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Under the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 to
give local authorities more flexibility the requirement for the public
inspection period for the 2019/20 accounts to include the first ten working
days of July has been removed.  Instead local authorities must commence the
public inspection period on or before the first working day of September
Markfield Parish Council confirms that the dates set for the period for the
exercise of public rights are as follows:
Commencing on     22 July 2020
And ending on        2 September 2020
The publication date for final, audited accounts has also been moved from 30
September to 30 November 2020.

Any persons interested may inspect and make copies of the Annual Return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts etc. relating to them. For the year ended 31 March 2020 these documents will be available during the period specified on reasonable notice on application to the Locum Administrator. To comply with Covid-19 Secure guidance the reasonable notice period must allow for a 72 hour periods following the records being set out by the Locum Administrator and inspections.

Name: Helen Ward

Position: Locum Administrator

Address: Parish Office, Markfield Community & Sports Centre, Mayflower Close, Markfield, Leics, LE67 9ST
Tel No. 07989 169044

Local Government electors and their representatives have rights to:

question the auditor about the accounting records.

object to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must be given to the external auditor and a copy sent to the Authority (Markfield Parish Council). Objections must concern a matter of which the external auditor could make a public interest report or apply for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful.

The appointed auditor is: SBA Team, PKF Littlejohn LLP, 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Warf, London, E14 4 HD

Public Notice of Temporary Road Closure – Leicester Road, Field Head, Groby 3rd July 2020

Thursday, 18 June 2020
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Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

A road closure is required on Leicester Road, Field Head, Groby between the Roundabout At The Junction Of A50 Leicester Road And Markfield Lane and the Roundabout At The Junction Of Bradgate Hill Leicester Road And Road To Landfill Reclamation Site on the 3rd July 2020 from 20:00 to 06:00 for 1 night.

The closure will only be on the Leicester bound carriageway.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to undertake carriageway patching and other associated highway works.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: A50, M1 J22 to J21, M1 J 21 to J21a, A46, A50.

During the closures, alternative routes available to all traffic can be viewed at

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused


Information on roadworks in Leicestershire can be seen at
Environment and Transport Department Network Management Team Arbor Road Croft Leicestershire LE9 3GE Telephone: 0116 305 0001  Email:

TRO Leicester Road 3rd July 2020 closure map

TRO Leicester Road 3rd July 2020 diversion plan

Public Notice of Garden of Remembrance Improvement Works, Markfield Cemetery



TELEPHONE: 01530 245933

MOBILE: 07989 169044


Public Notice of Garden of Remembrance Improvement Works, Markfield Cemetery



Improvement work to the five Gardens of Remembrance at Markfield Cemetery will be undertaken during the Summer 2020.


The work will include: removing and replacing the timber edging around each Garden; removal and spraying of weeds within the Gardens; and the spreading of new wood chip bark over the Gardens.


Any memorials on the Gardens of Remembrance that need to be temporarily moved to enable access during the works will be treated with due care and will be returned to their original position as soon as possible.


If you would like more information or have concerns about a particular memorial please contact the Parish Office on 07989169044 or



Helen Ward Locum Administrator

Rogue Trading Alert – Leicestershire Trading Standards

Our Door is Open – Local County and City Councils Child Protection

Leicestershire County Council 0116 305 005

Rutland County Council 01572 758407

Leicester City Council 0116 454 1004



Press Release: Order will protect public spaces




ISSUED  20 May 2020


Order will protect public spaces


RULES that help tackle the problems associated with public drinking, the taking of drugs and so-called ‘legal highs’ in all public areas of the borough have been renewed by the Borough Council.


Councillors voted unanimously to renew the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for a further three years after the public supported it in a consultation held in the autumn of last year.


First introduced in the borough in 2016, the PSPO is a measure created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and intended to deal with activities carried out in a public space that have a detrimental effect on the local community’s quality of life.


Signs and maps where relevant are installed in parks and other public spaces to warn potential offenders that restrictions are in place with the aim of preventing individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces. A breach of the PSPO is a criminal offence and can result in a £100 fixed penalty fine. More serious offences can lead to prosecution with a maximum fine of £1,000.


The same legislation is also used to tackle irresponsible dog owners who do not pick up after their pets or who do not have their pets under control, as well as helping to prevent a wider range of other environmental nuisances that are currently tricky to monitor and regulate.


Councillor Michael Mullaney, Executive Member responsible for Community Safety, said: “The updated and renewed powers given by the PSPO will ensure our main priorities of tackling anti-social behaviour can be enforced. We are also pleased that individual parishes have also identified and targeted specific areas to incorporate in the order.  It is just a small part of the work, which is going on all the time to make the borough a safe place that people will want to live, work and visit.”


Councillor Bill Crooks, Executive Member responsible for Street Scene Services, Parks and Open Spaces added, “Parks and open spaces are there for everybody’s enjoyment, but some activities and behaviour can create a nuisance to other park users. After consulting with our residents we’ve now identified the real nuisance behaviour and effectively banned it which will make all of our parks and open spaces more enjoyable for everyone to use.”

The order for Hinckley and Bosworth will prohibit the use of so-called ‘legal highs’ and will also prohibit the consumption of alcohol if consumers are behaving anti-socially or causing alarm or distress to other residents.


At the same time the order requires dog owners to pick up after their dog and to keep their dog under control when on or off the lead.


New features

  • Hollycroft Park dogs to be kept on a lead area has been extended and will now include the tennis courts and the bowling green, the pitch and putt and the bandstand arena.
  • Ashby Road Cemetery remains dogs on lead throughout the entire site.
  • Nine Parish Councils are now included within the order, and have opted for certain rules within their green spaces. These include Bagworth & Thornton, Markfield, Newbold, Peckleton, Ratby, Sheepy, Stanton Under Bardon, Twycross and Witherley.


All of the rules within this order have been supported by the consultation.

For more information call 01455 255971 or email:



HBBC ‘Thumbs Up’ for bin crews

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR






ISSUED 28 April 2020



‘thumbs up’ for bin crews

Younger residents in Hinckley and Bosworth can now show their appreciation for bin crews by colouring in a #thumbsup poster and displaying it in their window or sticking it to their bin.


The poster is available to download at or across the council’s social media channels. The poster was inspired by the Royal Mail’s campaign to support our local postmen and women.


The move comes after the council received lots of thank you messages from residents for bin crews for their service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Council Leader, Councillor Stuart Bray said: “the crews have really appreciated all the good wishes and thank you’s they have received over the past weeks and whilst the vast majority of children are home from school, this is a small project they could complete and families could continue with their appreciation.

“The crews empty around 70,000 bins during the course of a week and are out in all weathers and whilst a vital service to the borough often do not receive the recognition they deserve. The teams have worked incredibly hard in difficult circumstances and displaying a #thumbsup would be a small token of gratitude. We hope children and families will enjoy supporting the campaign.”

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