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Birstall Parish Council

Serving the people of Birstall

Parish Office

Clerk: Sue Coulson
Council Office, Village Hall
Birstall Road, Birstall
LE4 4DH

Birstall Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Birstall a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

Charnwood's Community Governance Review Survey

This Community Governance Review Survey is being carried out by Charnwood Borough Council and will consider a number of issues, including whether to:

  • Create a new parish
  • Alter the boundary of an existing parish
  • Group a number of parishes together in a grouped parish council

This review will look at current parish boundaries and address whether they need to be changed, or new ones created, to reflect the changing landscape and population of Charnwood both now and in the future. More »

The Clerk attended a meeting on 28 March 2017, which gave a briefing on this survey, and was concerned to learn that one of the reasons for this review was for Charnwood Borough Council to decide which Parish the proposed Broadnook Development should be attached to.

This survey will be completed and submitted by the Parish Council on behalf of residents, and their opinion is that Birstall is already at a maximum capacity when it comes to health and education with an ever growing population and that a decision to greatly add to this number is neither practicable or feasible.

The Parish Council wish to alert residents to this extremely important consultation and urge all of you to submit your own opinions on the forms to Charnwood Borough Council before the deadline date of 30th April 2017. It is vital that you have the opportunity to give your opinions now before any decisions are made. The review is not to decide whether the development goes ahead or not, but whether it should become part of the Parish of Birstall.

There will not be another review of this kind for a number of years to come, so it is important to have your say now.

The Review Survey is available to complete on Charnwood Borough Councils website, you can reach this by following this link: http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/cgr or you can download it from the Parish Council website (see below) as a word document, this will enable you to print, complete, and either email it to the contact on the survey form or post it to Charnwood Borough Council, should you require a paper copy you can call into the Parish Council offices to collect one.

Should you require any further information or assistance with this please do not hesitate to telephone the Parish Council offices on the number above or email: admin@birstallpc.org.uk

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:52 by Sue Coulson

Vacancy for a Borough Councillor

A vacancy has arisen for a Borough Councillor for the Birstall Wanlip Ward. Notices have been displayed on the Parish Noticeboards and more information can be found on the Charnwood Borough Council website: http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/electoral_services

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:44 by Sue Coulson

Gala 2017 - Saturday 5 August 2017

The Gala for this year is adopting a very different format, it is a one day event, with as much entertainment and activities packed into it as we can manage.

It will be held on Saturday, 5 August 2017 and there here will be live music all day concluding with the usual Proms in the Park event and Firework finale. The fairground will be available along with their hot food outlets. There will also be a number of attractions for all to use 'free of charge' which includes a Climbing Wall, Caving experience, Archery and Giant Human Hamster Balls. More »

We are also inviting as many charities, organisations and business to have a stall on the day and the booking forms are available to download using the link below or by contacting the Parish Council office to request a form. Spaces are already being booked and so to avoid disappointment, please get your stall booked as soon as possible. The stall fees have been reduced by £5 this year to £10.00 for 1 table or £15 for 2 (or 1 table with a gazebo) Trade spaces have also been reduced by £5 to £30 per trade space.

For the Parish Council to host this event with reduced stall fees and free activities they will be asking for a £1 per adult entrance fee.

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:08 by Annie Armstrong