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Medbourne Information

Medbourne is a village in south east Leicestershire within the Harborough District. The village has 200+ residences and 400+ inhabitants. Full information about the village can be found on the linked village web site.

This site satisfies the statutory requirement on the Parish Council to provide transparency through publication of its proceedings.

To contact the Parish Council see the Contact Us page.

This page /sub-site has its own domain: www.medbourneparishcouncil.co.uk


Public Rights period to inspect MPC 2021-22 internal audit - 20 June to 29 July 2022

Information and details about the Parish Council's 2021-22 Internal Audit report are now available for the purpose of enabling the required public inspection from 20 June until 29 July 2022. For details click on the following files : Dates, Information, Audit.

For any further information please contact Martin Field (Parish Clerk) email : pcmedbourne@gmail.com  or phone : 07724 812 359.

Annual Parish Meeting - 16 May 2022

The 2022 Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Meeting of Medbourne Parish Council, both planned to take place on the evening of Monday 16 May, will be held in St. Giles' Church (i.e. not in the Village Hall).

The evening's meetings are due to commence at 7.30pm.

The agendas are available for the above meetings on the Meetings Page and the May 2022 Diary.

Martin Field, Parish Clerk

Leicestershire County Council consultation on its Resource and Waste Strategy

Leicestershire Waste Partnership (Leicestershire County Council and the 7 districts) are seeking views by 25 April 2022 on the new Resources and Waste Strategy for Leicestershire as part of a 12 week public consultation.

The strategy examines what happens to your recycling and waste and how this can help reduce climate change and save raw materials.

The strategy has 11 pledges that sit alongside the government’s proposed national changes to waste collections in order to meet the 65% national recycling target by 2035.

The draft pledges include:

  • supporting and encouraging waste prevention
  • delivering reuse services
  • separate food waste collections
  • reducing waste sent to landfill to less than 5% by 2025

The consultation closes on April 25th 2022 and can be accessed via www.leicestershire.gov.uk/have-your-say/current-engagement. Residents and community groups are being encouraged to give their views.

Martin Field
Clerk to Medbourne Parish Council

HDC presentation on reviewing a neighbourhood Plan

The next meeting of the Parish Council at 7.45 on Monday 7 March 2022 will receive a short presentation from Harborough District Council on the process for undertaking regular reviews of such Plans and for making any necessary adjustments or amendments.

A full agenda for the PC meeting will be available shortly.

Martin Field, Parish Clerk

Change in date for the next meeting of the Parish Council

Due to the availability of Councillors, the next meeting of the Parish Council is being brought forward one week and will now be held at 7.45 pm on Monday 31st January 2022. This will be instead of the meeting due to be held on 7 February 2022.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Martin Field
Parish Clerk.

Invitation to participate in the LCC Snow Warden Scheme 2021-22

Leicestershire County Council has been in contact with local Parish Councils regarding its launch of a 'Snow Warden Scheme' that is intended to assist local communities to cope with the coming periods of winter weather.

The County Council has asked Parish Councils to find and appoint 'Snow Wardens' who can :

a) assist the Parish Council to consult and liaise with the Highway Services Delivery Team on local needs; 
b) determine and organise jointly what local action to take; 
c) if necessary, to supplement the clearance operations of the department to clear snow and ice from pre-agreed footways and other areas.

All reasonable equipment for the role will be provided by the Highways department, including personal protective equipment, and salt / grit will be made available in local salt bins at locations agreed in advance.

A small hourly rate of payment can be to such Wardens for their participation in this scheme.

Any members of the parish who are interested in participating in a Snow Warden Scheme in the Medbourne area are asked to forward their names and contact details (address; postcode; phone number; and email address) to the Clerk at Medbourne Parish Council (pcmedbourne@gmail com).

Thank you for your help and interest in this matter.

Confirmation of Parish Council meeting Monday 13 December 2021

The next PC meeting has been confirmed as  taking place at 7.45 pm on Monday 13 December 2021 in the Village Hall.

No changes in Government guidance have been received to move away from public meetings at the current moment, however Councillors are mindful of the current rise in incidences of positive tests in people having the Covid-virus and the risks this could pose to potential cross-infection at such times.  

If any subject matters can be dealt with outside of the actual meeting, it will be extremely helpful to have them relayed via email to the Clerk, so that the subject could be brought up at the meeting and a response given back via email in due course. This could be of significant help to keep attendance at the meeting to a more manageable number regarding social distancing, etc.

With best regards,
Martin Field, Parish Clerk (pcmedbourne@gmail.com)

December 2021 Meeting Postponed

Postponement of Parish Council meeting due to be held on 6 December 2021 

Due to the absence of sufficient Councillors being able to attend the Parish Council's meeting next Monday evening - 6 December 2021 - it is necessary to postpone this meeting until the next suitable date.

It is hoped that a reconvened meeting can take place the following week at 7.45 pm on Monday 13 December 2021, however further details to confirm this date and the arrangements will be issued shortly.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Martin Field - Parish Clerk

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

A vacancy exists for the position of Parish Councillor, and formal notice of how this vacancy could be filled will appear on the Council's public notice board. A copy of the notice is available to be downloaded here.

Any interest in this position should be sent to the Parish Clerk by email on pcmedbourne@gmail.com by 15 November 2021.

If no formal election is required to fill this position, it is hoped that confirmation of an appointment can take place at the December meeting of the Parish Council.

Martin Field, Parish Clerk

7:45pm Start for Parish Council Meetings

Please note that in order to provide sufficient time to prepare the Village Hall between different groups and users, the Parish Council meetings will now be timed to start at 7.45pm.

All those planning to attend future PC meetings are asked not to arrive before 7.40pm.

Thank you.
Martin Field - Parish Clerk

September 2021 PC Meeting

The revised September meeting of the Parish Council will take place in the Village Hall on Monday 27th September 2021 at 7.30 pm. The agenda can be found on the Meetings page and the September Diary.

Martin Field - Parish Clerk

Change of Dates for Parish Council Meetings

The Parish Council meeting in September will now be held on Monday 27th in order to maximise the availability of of Councillors on tht date. This will replace the two meetings scheduled for 6th September and 4th October.

The next meeting after 27th September will then be 1st November, as previously noted in the meetings calendar.

M. Field
Parish Clerk

2021-22 Medbourne Parish Councillors - August 2021 update

At the July meeting of the Parish Council, the Council agreed to appoint Seb Kendall to be Chair of the Council for 2021-22.

The Council had received a submission of interest in the remaining vacancy on the Council from Sam Ryall, but has since been informed that this has now had to be withdrawn. A new notice of the remaining vacancy will be shortly announced with details of the usual procedure to follow for any interest from members of the parish in becoming a Parish Councillor.
The current elected members of the Parish Council for 2021-22 are:

Seb Kendall (Chair)
Sheelagh Shaen-Carter
Lynda Easton
James Oakes

[Please see the contact details provided on these webpages.]

Martin Field,
Parish Clerk

Exercise of Public Rights to inspect MPC 2020-21 audit

Information about the 2020-21 Internal Audit report, is available in documentation available for public inspection from 1 July until 11 August 2021. For details see Exercise of Public Rights 2020-21 and AGAR return 2020-21.

Council Meetings 2021-22

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held at 7.30 pm on Monday 5th July 2021. There will not be a meeting held in June.

Details of the Annual Parish meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, both held on Monday 3rd May 2021, will be placed on the website when they have been prepared and agreed.

Martin Field,
Parish Clerk

Annual Meetings 2021 - Monday 3 May 2021

The programmed meetings of both the 2021 Annual Parish Meeting and the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Parish Council are scheduled to take place on Monday 3 May 2021.

The Parish Council is aware that this date is a 'Bank Holiday'. Following consideration of this matter, Councillors have agreed that the meetings should continue to be held on this date, as this is the last week when it is permissible to hold public meetings via Zoom or similar 'distanced' networks, before Government restrictions are changed and all Councils will be obliged to arrange for holding future meetings in person, on a face-to-face basis. The particular impact of this matter is that the 'annual' meetings must take place during the month of May.

It is intended that the first meeting on 3 May 2021 will now commence at 7.00pm (a slight change from previous information). Following the completion of the two 'annual' meetings, there will also be the May meeting of the Parish Council held in the second half of the same evening.

Further details and agendas will be forthcoming in due course.

Martin Field,
Parish Clerk

Your Council Needs You!

Please see message from the Chair of the Parish Council asking for volunteers to participate. (8th March 2021)

Publication of Minutes

The final minutes for each meeting of the Parish Council will be published once those minutes have been ratified at the Council's next meeting (minutes from March 2021 will be available after their acceptance at the April meeting, etc.). Minutes are published on the Meetings page and will no longer appear in the Diary.