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Birstall's Remembrance Event - 11 November 2020

Birstall's Remembrance Event - 11 November 2020

The national branch of the Royal British Legion has advised all their local branches that they cannot take the lead in organising the remembrance events. Birstall Parish Council were informed of this by Charnwood Borough Council.

The Parish Council realise that it is important these Remembrance events to be held, therefore, they did not hesitate in agreeing to take the lead in organising this and any future remembrance events with the help and support of the Royal British Legion branch for Birstall. More »

The continuing situation with Covid-19 and the need for social distancing means that this year it will not be possible to hold a church service or a parade. However, it has been agreed that a low-key wreath laying ceremony will take place at the War Memorial on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at 11am.

The Reverend, Kerry Emmett will deliver a short service and the Chair of Birstall Parish Council along with two representatives from the Birstall branch of the Royal British Legion will be in attendance. They will lay wreaths on behalf of the many organisations that usually take part in this Remembrance event.

The Parish Council are asking people not to congregate in large numbers on the day for health & safety reasons. It is planned that the event will be recorded and uploaded to the Parish Council's website.

The Parish Council are aware that the many residents who usually attend this Remembrance event will want to support in some way. The Parish Council is suggesting that on either Sunday or Wednesday you all undertake a 2-minute silence on your doorstep at 11am.

Leading up to the event, there is a poster of a poppy on the Parish Council website for you to download and get the family involved in colouring in the poppies and placing them in your windows as soon as you can, the website is: www.birstallparishcouncil.org.uk. If you require hard copies, please telephone the office on 0116 267 6191 and we can arrange to print them off for you to collect from the reception by appointment.

Birstall Parish Council will be illuminating the Memorial, the Church, and the Parish Council offices to mark the event.

Sue Coulson
Clerk to the Council » Less

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 08:57 by Sue Coulson

Birstall Parish Council's Christmas Hamper Cheer for senior residents

Birstall Parish Council's Christmas Hamper Cheer for senior residents

Many Years ago, Birstall Parish Council were Trustees of a local charity that has now ceased to exist. The Charity was set up to meet the needs of the elderly and needy in the village and when the Charity closed its accounts, the Parish Council decided to continue with this initiative and they honored the beneficiary list by making sure that they all received the gift of a Christmas Hamper.

Over the last few years, More »

the beneficiary list has naturally declined, and Parish Councillors decided that this heart-warming initiative should continue. They all agreed that Christmas time is a time for giving and thinking of others and this year it seems even more poignant that we should think of those who have been isolating and have spent an unusual length of time alone.

The Council feels that this gesture captures the very essence of the season, as it spreads joy to some of the most vulnerable people in the Parish.

Councillors decided in 2019 to develop and grow the recipient list up to a maximum of twenty beneficiaries each year and they are asking for your help by seeking nominations from the community to enable them to continue to do this in December 2020.

The Parish Council are asking for you to nominate someone who is over 70 years of age that you feel deserves some Christmas Cheer.

The nomination form is available to collect from the Parish Council offices (please telephone prior to visiting the offices), we can email you a copy or you can download and print a copy from the Parish Council's website: www.birstallparishcouncil.org.uk

Please return your completed nomination forms to the Parish Clerk by post or delivered by hand to the Parish Council Offices on Birstall Road or you can email: admin@birstallpc.org.uk Received applications will be acknowledged and confirmation will be given on whether or not your nomination meets the criteria and that it has been successfully included on the Beneficiary List.

Nominations will close on 31 October each year to enable the hampers to be ordered and prepared ready for delivery the following December.

We look forward to hearing from you

Birstall Parish Council » Less

Posted: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:28 by Sue Coulson

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order

A temporary road closure are required on Birstall Road from 22nd October 2020 for 2 days.

The road will be closed from between the Red Hill roundabout to the roundabout at Sibson Road, Birstall.

As the works progress, as and when required, School Lane, Acorn Close, Holt Road, Kilby Avenue, Freehold Road, Perserverance Road and east road will be closed at their junctions with Birstall Road.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation will be implemented for public safety to allow Leicestershire County Council undertake various carriageway patching works along Birstall Road. More »

The proposed alternative diversion routes will be signed on site. » Less

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:37 by Stacey Hodgson

Birstall's Remembrance Event - 11 November 2020

The national branch of the Royal British Legion has advised all their local branches that they cannot take the lead in organising the remembrance events. Birstall Parish Council were informed of this by Charnwood Borough Council.

The Parish Council realise that it is important these Remembrance events to be held, therefore, they did not hesitate in agreeing to take the lead in organising this and any future remembrance events with the help and support of the Royal British Legion branch for Birstall.

The continuing situation with Covid-19 and the need for social distancing means that this year it will not be possible to hold a church service or a parade. However, it has been agreed that a low-key wreath laying ceremony will take place at the War Memorial on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at 11am.

The Reverend, Kerry Emmett will deliver a short service and the Chair of Birstall Parish Council along with two representatives from the Birstall branch of the Royal British Legion will be in attendance. They will lay wreaths on behalf of the many organisations that usually take part in this Remembrance event.

The Parish Council are asking people not to congregate in large numbers on the day for health & safety reasons. It is planned that the event will be recorded and uploaded to the Parish Council's website.

The Parish Council are aware that the many residents who usually attend this Remembrance event will want to support in some way. The Parish Council is suggesting that on either Sunday or Wednesday you all undertake a 2-minute silence on your doorstep at 11am.

Leading up to the event, there is a poster of a poppy on the Parish Council website for you to download and get the family involved in colouring in the poppies and placing them in your windows as soon as you can, the website is: www.birstallparishcouncil.org.uk. If you require hard copies, please telephone the office on 0116 267 6191 and we can arrange to print them off for you to collect from the reception by appointment.

Birstall Parish Council will be illuminating the Memorial, the Church, and the Parish Council offices to mark the event.

Sue Coulson
Clerk to the Council