Author: Sue Coulson

Council Facilities - open for business

Having ensured, where reasonably practicable and to the best of our abilities, that our facilities are COVID-19 secure, we can advise that we are now taking bookings for the hiring of the Village Hall and Hallam Fields Hall.

Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:49 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Halls

Parish Council Letter to Leicestershire County Council regarding the A6 Pop-up Cycle Lane project

Please see below a Parish Council Letter sent to Leicestershire County Council regarding the A6 Pop-up Cycle Lane project.

Posted: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:06 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Community, Public Transport, Roads

Emergency A6 Works in Birstall

Emergency A6 Works in Birstall

The Clerk submitted an enquiry to Leicestershire County Council asking why the Parish Council had not been consulted on this matter. The response received is shown below.

So far my enquiries can reveal that local Councillors, whether that is Parish, Borough or County were NOT consulted on this matter and I would be interested to hear from anyone in Birstall that was.

Please make your feelings known about... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:08 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Roads, public transport, road closure, travel

Step by Step Guide to making your own face coverings

From today, 24 July 2020, it is mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, cafes. The disposable ones can be expensive to purchase so please see the link below to the Gov.UK website which gives an easy step by step guide on how to make your own.

https://www.gov.uk/…/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-cove…

Let us know how you get on and send in some pics

Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 08:41 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Covid-19, Health & Safety

Birstall Playing Fields, Play Equipment and Outdoor Gym Equipment

The Parish Council have fully opened all of their enclosed play areas and play equipment on Monday 20 July 2020.

All play equipment will be disinfected twice a week by the Council's staff. Signage is in place limiting the numbers who can enter the enclosed play areas and asking you to avoid it if it is busy, the signs also remind everyone to social distance and wash your hands.

The School Lane playing... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 08:30 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Health & Safety, Play Equipment, playing fields

Enclosed Play Areas and Outdoor Gym Equipment

Following the announcement yesterday from the Government releasing Birstall from the Leicester Lockdown zone. The Parish Council are working on the safety inspections, maintenance and cleansing of their enclosed play areas, play equipment and outdoor gym equipment.

There is some confusion of when the release comes into force and updates will be given as and when we receive them.

Risk Assessments have... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:32 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Health & Safety, Play Equipment

Advance Notice of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order

Advance Notice of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order

Loughborough Road will be closed in 3 phases, between the roundabout at Redhill Circle and the Roundabout at the A46 Birstall.

The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 6 nights (20:00 till 06:00 each night) commencing on 21 September 2020

As the works progress, as and when required, Station Road, Tempest Road, Park Road, Goscote Hall Road, Johnson Road, Hermitage Road,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:13 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Road Closure

Leicester Lockdown to include Birstall

Leicester Lockdown to include Birstall

The official map of the Leicester areas to be included in the lockdown has just been received and Birstall is clearly included in this.

The Parish Council is waiting for further clarification on the level of lockdown required and will advise residents of the Councils actions.

Further information is coming through all of the time, you can check for the latest information from Charnwood Borough Council... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:27 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Community, Coronavirus

School Lane Playing Fields Car Park - CLOSED until further notice

Birstall Parish Council have taken the decision to close the car park onto School Lane playing fields from today, 1 June 2020 until further notice.

The three pedestrian entrances on School Lane, Loughborough Road and Sibson Road will remain open for the time being.

The reasons for taking this decision is to address the Anti-Social Behaviour being reported to the Parish Council on social media, by residents,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:50 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Coronavirus, Health & Safety, Play Equipment

Harrowgate Drive Playing Fields, Enclosed Play Areas & Grounds Maintenance

The Parish Council are pleased to inform you that Harrowgate Drive Playing Fields have now been made safe by locking off the enclosed toddlers play area and have fenced off the play equipment. Please respect these measures they are in place to protect you and your children by reducing the risk of transmitting the Coronavirus disease.

The Playing fields will be opened at 11am each morning to enable any... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 09:25 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Health & Safety, Play Equipment, playing fields