Bottesford Parish Council

Serving the people of Bottesford, Muston, Easthorpe and Normanton

Clerk: Lucy Flavin
The Old School, Grantham Road
Bottesford, Nottingham
NG13 0DF

Tel: 01949 222478

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Bottesford Parish Council strives to make the parish of Bottesford a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us for help.

Latest News

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order - Manor Road

Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:19 by Lucy Flavin

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to an Emergency Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

Due to unforeseen safety issues an emergency road closure is required on Manor Road starting on the 10th July 2020 for 15 days. More »

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety so Cadent Gas and their contractors can undertake gas main renewal works.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Manor Road, Castle View Road, Bottesford Bypass A52, Belvoir Road, Grantham Road, Rutland Lane, Easthorpe Road and vice versa. » Less

Recycling and Household waste Site to Re-open - 30th July

Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:58 by Lucy Flavin

Leicestershire County Council is finalising plans to re-open the remainder of its recycling and household waste sites which have been closed since mid-March.

Six more sites will begin to re-open from later this month, starting at Bottesford on Thursday, 30 July, with time-slots available to book online from Friday, 17 July. More »

Sites at Kibworth and Coalville will re-open on Monday, 3 August and Tuesday, 4 August respectively, with online bookings for both sites available from Friday, 24 July.

Lutterworth's waste site will re-open from Friday, 14 August, the Loughborough site from Saturday, 15 August and Somerby from Sunday, 16 August. Online bookings for all three sites will be made available from Friday, 31 July.

All sites require residents to book an appointment in advance to ensure the safety of site users and staff as social distancing is maintained.

A booking system, which has been in operation for the sites already open, will help ensure queuing is kept to a minimum, and residents can safely use the sites without delay.

Councillor Trevor Pendleton, county council cabinet member for waste disposal, said: "We'd like to thank residents for their understanding and patience during this time.

"We appreciate that, in some situations, people have had to travel further than they normally would to dispose of their waste - and these further re-openings will help this situation.

"We are continuing to monitor government guidance closely to ensure we can offer a safe and resilient service going forward."

Locations at Barwell, Lount, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, Oadby and Whetstone re-opened in mid-May.

These sites will continue to be open for the extended period of seven days a week, with the Shepshed site continuing to open for five days a week, including weekends. These arrangements will be subject to change as more sites re-open.

People wishing to visit a waste site are reminded that all information about the types of waste accepted at each site, as well as links to the booking system, are available at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/waste » Less

Look out for your voter registration details from Melton Borough Council

Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:03 by Lucy Flavin

Local residents are being reminded to make sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

With elections taking place in the Borough of Melton in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part and have a voice on decisions that affect them. More »

The annual canvass ensures that Melton Borough Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. Once registered they will be able to take part in any future elections.

Edd de Coverly Electoral Registration Officer at Melton Borough Council said:

"It's important that residents keep an eye out for messages from Melton Borough Council so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in the local authority area. To make sure you are able to have your say at elections taking place next year, simply follow the instructions from your local authority.

"If you're not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you would like to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or we'll send information explaining how to do this in the post."

"This year's canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation. We are working hard to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing."

Residents who have recently moved are particularly encouraged to look out for the voter registration messages from Melton Borough Council and check the details. Research by the Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those who have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 92% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 36% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.

Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement at the Electoral Commission, said:

"It's really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so. Making sure you provide the necessary information to your local authority when it is needed will ensure the process runs smoothly. This is particularly helpful in the current public health situation, as it will help avoid the need for home visits from canvassers.

"There's lots of helpful information about registering to vote on our website https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter."

Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team at electionservices@melton.gov.uk . » Less

Covid-19: Pulling through together

On Monday 23rd March the Prime Minister declared a 3 week lockdown, this lockdown has now been extended. The Prime Minister has experienced his own battle with Covid-19, we also think of local people who have been effected by the disease.

Of course we live in the wonderful Parish of Bottesford surrounded as we are by green fields, much space and fresh air. March brought the usual daffodils, lambs and blue skies. In any normal year it would have been a wonderful response to the wet winter and the floods of February.

But this year will not be the same as others. As we progress into the next phase I am sure we will all focus on three things:

The first to follow the Government's advice to Stay Home > Protect the NHS > Save Lives.

The second is equally important. As we enter the next stage we ask that anyone in need of support and help to make their need known. Whether it's practical support such as shopping or prescriptions, or the need to connect via regular phone calls or 'window waves'.

There is always someone to help. I have spoken to people at St Mary's, The Methodist Church, the Good Neighbour Scheme, Neighbourhood Watch and The Friendly Bench. And all these organisations will do what they can to help or find help. The Parish Council agreed at their latest meeting (held over video conferencing of course) to secure any funding necessary to help these organisations to continue to do the work they need to do.

The third is to do what we can to help and support those around us who are working hard to help people: those who work in the local NHS facilities – the hospitals and surgeries, the social workers, those involved in grocery and food distribution – not least our own shops in Bottesford, and all others dedicting the time and efforts to supporting us all. At this time more than any we thank them for their efforts

Together we can pull through this well and strong.
If we follow the advice, and ask for help and if we work together.

Bob Bayman (Chair of Bottesford Parish Council)

Community Support Contact Details:

  • Bottesford Help - facebook.com/groups/BottesfordHelp
  • The Bottesford Good Neighbour Scheme - 07894 311740
  • St Mary's Church - Rev David Payne 01949 843348
  • The Friendly Bench Bottesford Community Group - Facebook Page