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Meetings & Events Calendar

Parish Council Meeting

Starts: Thursday, 21st December 2017 - 7:00pm
Ends: Thursday, 21st December 2017 - 9:00pm
Location: Park Hall, Off North Street, Whitwick
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Property Management & General Purposes Meeting

Starts: Thursday, 11th January 2018 - 10:00am
Ends: Thursday, 11th January 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Whitwick Park Hall
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Parish Council Meeting

Starts: Thursday, 18th January 2018 - 7:00pm
Ends: Thursday, 18th January 2018 - 9:00pm
Location: Whitwick Park Hall
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Parish Council Meeting

Starts: Thursday, 15th February 2018 - 7:00pm
Ends: Thursday, 15th February 2018 - 9:00pm
Location: Whitwick Park Hall
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Property Management & General Purposes Meeting

Starts: Thursday, 8th March 2018 - 10:00am
Ends: Thursday, 8th March 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Whitwick Park Hall
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Volunteering

As cuts in public services continue, there are increasing opportunities for community-minded individuals and groups to contribute towards the welfare of our local area.

Please see below for some of the opportunities available:

Litter Picking - Individual Volunteers

Litter Picking - Community Events

Dog fouling flag 'n' tag

Tree Wardens

Heritage Wardens

Environment/Greener Whitwick Group

Footpath Wardens

School Governors

Your interest not catered for? We are always open to new ideas about how to improve local life in Whitwick - please contact the Parish Manager with any suggestions.

 

 

Litter Picking - Individual Volunteers

 

This is a scheme run by NWLDC and supported by the Parish Council. Would you like to help keep Whitwick tidy? If so please contact the Clerk to request your personal litter pick pack with a high-vis jacket, grabber, protective gloves, bags and stickers so you can have the bags collected with your black bin. You can choose to do as much as you like when you like; perhaps when you're already out for a walk, exercising your dog or going to the shops.

ROLL OF HONOUR

The Parish Council wishes to record its grateful thanks to the following residents who have registered as volunteer litter pickers:

Tony Ashford

Tony and Audrey Barker

Darren Brown

Kevin and Ruth Godfrey

Richard and Elaine Jordan

Rosemary Leeson

Steven McGahan

Chris and Christine Morley

Tim Pulford

Sue and Vic Sharrock

Peter and Heather Staveley

Barbara White

 

#Litter Picking - Community Events

Occasionally, the Parish Council will organise community litter picks where a group of like-minded individuals can come together to 'blitz' an area. If you would like to register an interest in taking part in future events, please contact the Parish Manager with your name, address and email address.

 

Dog fouling flag 'n' tag

Local residents who are fed up with irresponsible dog owners who fail to clean up after their pet can now highlight the problem – literally - in a new drive to tackle dog fouling.


Using a Flag 'n' Tag kit from NWLDC's Street Enforcement Team, volunteers can use specially designed "Is this yours?" flags and a spray can of yellow biogradeable paint to highlight the dog poo, and challenge the behaviour of a minority of people who aren't cleaning up after their pets.


The Flag 'n' Tag kits are available to any residents who are fed up with dog fouling in their area.


To get a kit, contact the Street Enforcement Team on 01530 454545, or email 
http://[email protected]

 

Tree Wardens

The Leicestershire County Council Stepping Stones project is looking to recruit new Tree Wardens to parishes across the county. Tree Wardens are appointed by local parish councils to coordinate local tree based environmental projects.

Volunteering as a Tree Warden is a great opportunity for people to play a part in conserving and enhancing local trees and woodlands. The scheme is open to all adults and there is no minimum skill level or time commitment required. Tree Wardens carry out a range of activities, from setting up tree nurseries and growing trees, to surveying and recording trees of local interest and organising awareness events for schools and communities. There are a range of training opportunities for Tree Wardens and the role is ideal for people who want to learn more about nature and are passionate about local woodlands.

More information about the Tree Warden scheme can be found on the website:http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/environment/countryside/environment_management/stepping_stones/tree_wardens.html

To find out how to sign up as a volunteer please http://contact [email protected] or 0116 305 7221.

 

Heritage Wardens

Interested in preserving our historic past? Heritage Wardens have access to:

training and information sessions organised by the Historic & Natural Environment Team

biannual Branchline magazine informing them of current surveys, relevant training courses and opportunities for funding

the opportunity to borrow field and display equipment

records about their parish held in the Leicestershire and Rutland Environmental Records Centre at County Hall

Historic Environment information including maps, events and report from the Historic Environment Record (HER)

email updates about events and activities across the County

invitations to an annual Heritage Conference

Heritage Wardens in Action provides information on the type of projects and activities that Heritage Wardens have been involved in. All Heritage Wardens have to be approved by their Parish Councis. Once this has happened, you will be appointed as a Heritage Warden and sent an introduction pack. If you are interested in becoming a Heritage Warden please contact the Heritage Support Officer at County Hall on 0116 3056187 or email http://[email protected]

 

Environment/Greener Whitwick Group

The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change warns that it is now 95% certain that global temperatures are rising and that human activity is to blame.

If you want to put the 'think global act local' message into practice, the Parish Council is looking for local residents who would be interested in coming together to form a Greener Whitwick Group to look at how we could become more eco-friendly here on our own doorsteps.

The Group could be what YOU want it to be, there is no set agenda. Just one example would be thermal imaging surveys to let people know where they are losing heat and how they can improve their home insulation with an application to the Council for funding towards hire of the equipment.

Please contact the Parish Manager if interested.

 

Footpath Wardens

Are you a keen walker? Would you like to help make sure that all public rights of way in Whitwick are kept open and in a passable condition? If you would like to become our local footpath 'champion', please contact the Parish Manager.

 

School Governors

Are you looking for a challenge that allows you to put something back into your local community? Are you interested in making a positive contribution to children's education?If you have answered 'yes' then becoming a school governor could be the opportunity that you are looking for.

Schools are run by a governing body working with the headteacher and senior management team to ensure pupils get a good education. Becoming a governor could be a way of contributing to your local school and learning new skills.

The County Council holds induction sessions to give an initial overview of a governor's role and responsibilities. This is then followed up with ongoing training to keep governors up to date with new legislation and initiatives.

School governors are unpaid and do not need any special qualifications – enthusiasm and commitment are most important.

To find out more about becoming a school governor, please visit the County Council's website at:http://www.leics.gov.uk/governors or call 0116 305 6435. Alternatively, people can contact their local school.

 

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  Parish Manager: Cathy Tibbles, Community Office, 3A Market Place, Whitwick, Leics, LE67 5DT   Back to top

Telephone: 01530 459527, Email: [email protected]     

 

   

 

Public Liability Insurance

Whitwick Parish Council has public liability insurance cover provided by Zurich Municipal Insurance plc, who may be contacted at:

Zurich House, 2 Gladiator Way, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6GB.