Notice of Poll
Referendum on the adoption of the Markfield Neighbourhood Plan
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
- A poll will be held on Thursday 9 September 2021, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm to decide on the question below:
Do you want Hinckley and Bosworth Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Markfield Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
- The situation of Polling Stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:
|Situation of Polling Station||Station Number||Ranges of electoral register numbers of persons entitled to vote thereat|
|Markfield Community & Sports Centre – Main Hall, Mayflower Close, Markfield, LE67 9ST||1||HAA-1 to HAA-1767|
|Markfield Community & Sports Centre – Main Hall, Mayflower Close, Markfield, LE67 9ST||2||HAA-1768 to HAA-3485|
|Stanton Under Bardon Village Hall, 2 St John Cole Crescent, Stanton Under Bardon, LE67 9AE||3||HAB-1 to HAB-265|
Dated 1 September 2021
NEIGHBOROUGH PLAN REFERENDUM
A referendum is being held on the 9th September 2021 to determine the following:
‘Do you want Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Markfield Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’
Polling cards will be distributed to all registered electors in the Parish. The polling station for Markfield village residents is the Markfield Community Centre and for those who live in the Shaw Lane/Copt Oak area, it is the Stanton Village Hall. Please check your Polling Card for details.
If you have any questions around eligibility to vote please contact directly – Electoral Services at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council – call 01455 238141.
HINCKLEY’S Hollycroft Park will come alive with the sound of music when the popular Proms in the Park concert returns on Saturday 4 September.
Organised by the Borough Council and Hinckley Round Table, Proms in the Park is returning by popular demand following a six year hiatus.
The free open air concert will feature performances from Leicester’s Bardi Wind Orchestra which has been making music for nearly 30 years and has raised thousands of pounds for both national and local charities at their annual high profile De Montfort Hall summer concerts.
Under the baton of Music Director David Calow, the Bardi Wind Orchestra will be performing a feast of well-known music from the Big Screen, including James Bond 007, Harry Potter, ET and Raiders together with The Big Country, Great Escape and Magnificent Seven.
Vocal Soloists Jenny Saunders and David Morris will also be joining the Orchestra in well-known standards such as Over the Rainbow and Come Fly with Me alongside My heart will go on and Nessun Dorma.
The concert ends in flag waving style with traditional Last Night of the Proms favourites including Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
The event will start at 5.30pm with the concert starting at 6.30pm. The event is due to finish at 9.00pm.
No booking is necessary and everyone is welcome.
Leicestershire County Council has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order in respect of Forest Road, Markfield effective from 20 August 2021 for up to 21 days to allow Severn Trent Water to carry out urgent repairs.
Signs advising residents of the alternative route will be posted on site. Access to properties on Forest Road will be maintained but there might be a delay in gaining access to allow the area to be made safe.
NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
MARKFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
There is a Parish Councillor vacancy on Markfield Parish Council and this position will be filled by co-option at a meeting of the Council. Should more than one application be received for the vacancy, the Parish Councillors will decide the appointment by a vote, or series of votes, in order to obtain a majority decision.
To be considered for co-option, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria (Local Government Act 1972 s. 79):
- Be registered as a Local Government Elector for the Parish on the current Electoral Register.
- Have during the whole of the previous 12 months occupied as tenant or owner any land or other premises in the Parish. Or Has had his/her principal or only place of work in the previous 12 months in the Parish of Markfield.
- Have resided either in the Parish or within 3 miles thereof during the previous 12 months.
- Must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor
A person is disqualified if they (Local Government Act 1972 s. 80)
- Hold any paid office or employment to which they have been appointed by the Council
- Are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order
- Have within five years of the day of co-option been convicted of any offence and has had passed on them a sentence of imprisonment for a period of not less than three months (whether suspended or not) without option of a fine
- Have been found guilty of corrupt or illegal practices or have been responsible for incurring unlawful expenditure and the court orders their disqualification
Applicants should note that Councillors are expected to attend monthly meetings usually on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm and to represent the electors of Markfield in raising and discussing issues of interest on which the Parish Council is empowered to act. Applicants are invited to attend a monthly meeting prior to submitting their application.
Anyone wishing to be considered for co-option should contact the parish office for an application pack (containing a Person Specification, eligibility form and meeting dates).
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 13 September 2021
MARKFIELD ROAD / BRADGATE HILL / WALLACE DRIVE / LENA DRIVE, GROBY
Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
Temporary road closures and speed restrictions are required on Markfield Road / Bradgate Hill (A50) between A50 Roundabout At The Junction Of Bradgate Hill And Leicester Road To Landfill Reclamation Site and Newtown Linford Lane on the 16th August 2021 for up to 5 weeks from 20.00 to 06.00.
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to facilitate carriageway
resurfacing, traffic signals upgrade and any other associated work to the highway.
Lane closures and speed restrictions will also be required during the day to undertake traffic signal works and to maintain access to Wallace Drive and Lena Drive.
WC 23rd Aug – Mon to Fri – Overnight Full Southbound Road Closure. No work is being undertaken on Friday 27 August 2021
WC 30th Aug – Mon to Fri – Overnight Full Southbound Road Closure. No work is being undertaken on Monday 30 August 2021
WC 6 September -Mon – Wed – Overnight Full Southbound Road Closure
From 9 September – Thurs to Fri – Overnight – Full Northbound closure
WC 13th Sep – Mon – Wed – Overnight Northbound Road Closure
From 16 September – Thurs – Mon – Lane Closures Northbound & Southbound.
The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: A50, M1 J22 to J21, M1 J 21 to J21a, A46, A50 and vice versa. During the closures, alternative routes available to all traffic can be viewed at https://one.network
The festival takes place in Hinckley’s Argents Mead from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 August from 11am to 3pm each day and is free to attend with no booking necessary. Each day of the festival features a different theme with Wednesday celebrating National Play Day, Thursday Super Sports Day and Friday Magical Fun Day.
Everyone can enjoy a traditional day at the seaside each day in the giant sand pit sponsored by Hinckley BID. There’s a chance to meet Snappy, the Festival’s dragon mascot, have your photo taken on the giant deckchair, build a sandcastle or just relax on the deckchairs or picnic tables. The themed events for each day are as follows:
Wednesday 4 August is National Play Day. Youngsters are invited to bring a swimsuit and splash on the hugely popular giant water slide and bring along a teddy to take part in the pretend teddy bear’s picnic. Anyone feeling more energetic can ride on a donkey (just £1 a ride, cash only please) groove in the Snappy disco or dress up and pretend to be whatever they like in the role play village. Everyone can laugh along to the free Punch and Judy show or have a go at making friendship bracelets or messy play in the craft station, which is being looked after by Churches Together, paint and hide a stone with #islastones or have their faces painted by a free roaming face painter. Youngsters can challenge their friends to a game of giant jenga or a hulahoop competition in the games garden. Or the whole family can try something new by learning juggling or plate spinning in the free circus workshops plus lots more.
Thursday 5 August is Super Sports Day. Families can have a go at a new sport such as beach volleyball, rugby, cricket or tennis, try some yoga with Barefoot yoga or take part in an accessible sports workshop and try boccia. There’s a chance to create an obstacle course on the running track or have a go on the climbing wall (just £1 a go, cash only please). Cyclists can try cycling their way to a great smoothie on the smoothie bike or challenge friends to a game of giant connect 4 or tic tac toe in the games garden or enjoy the mascot race. There will be a dance performance from Shelby Academy of Dance and youngsters can let their imagination run free by painting flags, Olympic torches or try sponge boats and water play in the craft station, which is being looked after by Churches Together, or have their face painted by a free roaming face painter plus lots more.
Friday 6 August is Magical Fun Day. Youngsters can discover our whimsical woods with toadstool tents, talking flowers and tuff tray play. They can have a go at creating a wand to cast a spell or try making some giant bubbles. There’s a chance to ride on a magical unicorn pony (just £1 per go, cash only please) and try the wonderland boccia or drama tots workshops which are accessible for all. Meet some real life superheroes from Hinckley’s Fire station crew who will be bringing along a fire engine (unless they have an emergency call out). Have fun on the magical giant slide (cost £1 for five slides, cash only please) or kids can challenge friends to a game in the games garden, or hop around the running track on the back of a bunny or dragon. Anyone feeling creative can try an art activity with the suitcase library or make a sand rocket, superhero wristband or bookmark in the craft station, which is run by Churches together, or paint and hide a stone with #islastones plus lots more.
NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
MARKFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Markfield Parish Council
If by 16 August 2021 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place no later than 20 October 2021.
Dated 27 July 2021
Leicestershire County Council have agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order for the Slip Road from Whitwick Road to A50 Northbound in Markfield.
The TRO requires the road to be closed for one day on 3 August 2021 from 9 am to 3 pm for the prupose3 of highway repairs.
The alternative diversion route will be via Whitwick Road, Copt Oak, A50 southbound and A50 northbound. Details of the alternative routes available can be viewed at http://one.network/?tm=GB122867010