Have your say on proposed new approach to highways maintenance

Leicestershire County Council has launched a consultation on the new proposed Highways Draft Asset Management Policy and Draft Strategy.

Last year Leicestershire County Council asked residents for their views on how it carries out the management of its highway assets. Following feedback, draft highways asset management policy and draft strategy documents have been written and the council is now seeking views on these draft plans.

Proposals included in the new policy and strategy include:

  • Prioritising high risk repairs when responding to highway defects. This may mean other repairs could take longer than before, but we will be clear about timescales
  • Focussing on planned maintenance work to help slow down the deterioration of roads
  • Preventative work will be ‘risk based’ and determined on how roads are ‘categorised’ in a new classification of highways
  • Discussing with parish councils opportunities for their involvement in local maintenance, such as grass cutting and the maintenance for trees, flower and shrub beds
  • Introducing a targeted approach to gully cleansing, which will help improve service levels
  • Keeping winter maintenance, such as gritting, at current service levels

The consultation begins Monday 30th January and closes Sunday 26th March.

The consultation will be available on the Leicestershire County Council website from the launch date.  Please follow the link.

Feedback from this consultation will be considered by the council’s cabinet in the summer, when it considers adopting the proposed policy and strategy.


Santa at the Library

Santa at the library

On Friday 9th December Santa visited the Library to distribute gifts to the children of East Goscote. 78 chidren visited Santa during the evening. They also enjoyed the Thomas the Tank Engine model railway layout on show.

The trustees of the library would like to thank Nick Shivers, Kerry and Angela. We also wish to thank EAST GOSCOTE PARISH COUNCIL who provided the gifts for the children.


Police Appeal to accident 17/12/16

police appeal

Issued on 19/12/16 at 4:44 p.m.

Incident number: 107 of 17/12/16

Were you at a party in Brackenfield Way, Thurmaston, over the weekend?

Were you in the area late on Friday night or the early hours of Saturday morning?

A 26-year-old woman was injured in a non-stop collision in the street at around 3.30am on Saturday 17 December. She sustained serious injuries to her head, body and legs and is currently being treated at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.

A white VW Golf was recovered by officers from Bretton Walk on Saturday morning. They believe it may have been involved in the incident.

Detective Inspector Chris Baker, said: “The victim is currently in hospital in a stable condition but has sustained serious injuries.

“I believe there are people who may know what happened and it is these individuals I am appealing to.

“If you were at a party in Brackenfield Way, Thurmaston, over the weekend and think you could have information please call us.

“Do you know someone who attended a party at this address? If so, please let me know.

“And, did you see someone driving a white VW Golf erratically or at speed late on Friday night or the early hours of Saturday morning? Please come forward and let us know what you know, saw, heard or have heard since.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 107 of 17/12/16

Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO’s) replace existing Dog Control Orders under the new Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. The Council would like to seek your views on the proposed Notice of Intention to make an order.

Notice is hereby given that the council proposes for the purposes of reducing antisocial behaviour in relation to dog control to make a Public Spaces Protection Order under Section 59 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and of all other enabling powers.

Please view the attached documents for more information and to make a comment or objection. All comments or objections must be made before December 6, 2016. 

Notice to make a Public Spaces Protection Order Dog Control Charnwood Borough Council 2016

Draft Public Spaces Protection Order Dog Control Charnwood Borough Council 2016



Check out the Events calendar for November and December

The Events Calendar for East Goscote is heaving with lots of Christmassy things to do.

The Scouts have a Christmas Fair on 19th November and are running various workshops in November and December.

Santa is coming to the Library on 9th December.

There is a new book group starting in the Library on 25th November at 1.30 pm.  Anyone is welcome and there will be refreshments before the group gets down to business.