Please see the attached press release from Leicestershire County Council for temporary footpath closures in the area.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
For further information please visit the NHS website
The Council has launched Charnwood Community Action, in partnership with John Storer Charnwood. This campaign will help support, advise and guide and co-ordinate groups and people who are volunteering to help others in the borough during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Council will also be working with Leicestershire County Council on the co-ordinated efforts to help vulnerable residents in Leicestershire.
If you or someone you know needs help while in self-isolation, let us know through the John Storer website or by calling 01509 631750 (people are encouraged to use the online services in the first instance to help with the high volume of calls).
If you are concerned about paying your bills, there are options around paying your council tax. Some people may also be eligible for support.
Please contact Charnwood BC as soon as possible. They will be as flexible as they can and are aware that many people have concerns at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
10 Monthly Payments – payment break
If you pay council tax over 10 months, you normally do not make payments in February or March. This is a payment break. You can ask to take the payment break for the year 2020/21 earlier in the new financial year (after April 1 2020) instead of February and March 2021. Your total bill remains the same.
12 Monthly Payments – payment break
If you are currently spreading your payments over 12 months, you could switch to a 10-month plan and request to not make payments for two months of the following financial year. Please note that switching to a 10-month plan means your monthly bill will be higher than if spread out over 12 months. The total amount remains the same.
Council Tax Support
Some people may also qualify for Council Tax Support. CBC has an existing scheme which means people who qualify can receive up to an 80 per cent discount on their council tax bills.
The Government has also just announced that in light of the coronavirus pandemic, people receiving council tax support will also get up to another £150 off their council tax bills. If you pay less than £150 a year at the moment, then you will pay nothing. If you currently receive council tax support, this latest reduction will be applied automatically.
For more advice about issues relating to Council Tax Support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0345 6091258 (calls charged at local rates).
Garden waste service suspended
With Serco, garden waste collections on Monday, March 23 for a period of at least two weeks due to staff shortages. More information on the news section.
Clinical waste service now fortnightly instead of weekly
Staff shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic, clinical waste collections will now be every fortnight and not weekly. The next collection will be April 8, 2020.
Tips are closed
All of the recycling and household waste sites have been closed by Leicestershire County Council. More information is available on the county council website.
After advice from the Government, East Goscote Parish Council took the decision to close the playgrounds, tennis court and outdoor gym until further notice to further protect the residents of East Gocoste. Please respect our decision.
Speeding operations were carried out on 04/02/2020 by Charnwood East beat team that covers East goscote, Queniborough, Barkby, South Croxton, Thurmaston & Syston. The locations were selected after feedback from the public that attended local Parish council meetings or beat surgeries and raised concerns.
While stationed at the locations the following numbers were exceeding the speed limit and a number were issued with speeding tickets.
In East Goscote, Melton road– 5 vehicles found to be be above the speed limit.
Further speeding operations will be arranged in future.
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of recent rain. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Mill Lane and Water Lane at Frisby on the Wreake, Station Road at Thrussington, Broome Lane at Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Frisby, farmlands at Hoby, Brooksby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe and Syston.
Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. River levels are expected to remain high until tomorrow afternoon, 25/02/20. The situation is being closely monitored. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses.
For more information
Charnwood Borough Council’s Sport and Active Recreation Team is offering a range of exciting opportunities designed to keep everyone entertained this February half term.
This February they have yet another exciting programme of activities planned to include the very popular horse riding, den building, multi-sports and arts and crafts. There will also be love family fit, yoga and laser quest as requested by you! With 2 activities on offer every day, there is something for everybody this half term!
Book online at: www.charnwood.gov.uk/holidayprogrammes or call our Contact Centre on: 01509 634561.