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Thurmaston Parish Council

Serving the people of Thurmaston

Elizabeth Park Available To Hire

Clerk: Tracey Kunne
Elizabeth Park Sport Centre
Checkland Road, Thurmaston
Leicester LE4 8FN

Tel: 0116 269 6347

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    Elizabeth Park Available To Hire

    Elizabeth Park with it's beautiful indoor marquee is available to hire! Please contact 0116 2602519 for more information!

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    Thurmaston Memorial Hall

    The Thurmaston Memorial Hall is now available for hire, contact us on 01162602519 for more information!

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Latest News


Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:00 by Julie Preston

I would like to start my report this month by thanking Council staff for their efforts with the snow warden duties during the recent spell of inclement weather - clearing snow and salting of the bridges and footpaths. This service is funded by the County Council who have provided training and equipment for the Council's Groundstaff and provided a designated route and specific areas where they are able to work. More »

Grants: Thrummy Drummer and Community Centre

The Council has a small pot of funding allocated for Grants which are available up to maximum of £50 for local groups. At the last meeting of the Council, Councillors approved two grant applications from two local groups

Thurmaston Community Centre

Will received a grant of £50 towards the cost of providing an outdoor shelter for mobility scooters, prams etc.

Thrummy Drummer

Thrummy Drummer - a support and social group which aims to alleviate the isolation that can sometimes be experienced by dementia sufferers and carers, who meet monthly at Elizabeth Park Centre will also received a donation of £50 towards providing entertainment and guest speakers at the monthly group meeting.

Bathrooms Elizabeth Park

Following the refurbishment of the Bar and meeting room at Elizabeth Park last year, the program of improvements continues with the refurbishment of the bathrooms. The Ladies and Gents toilets which have not been updated since the opening of the centre twenty years ago will be refurbished in March in time for the summer season when the centre becomes very busy.

Litter picking and additional bins

Following ongoing complaints about litter and dog fouling, the Council has agreed to increase street cleaning services and provide three new litter/dog bins for the village. The new bins will be located as follows:

1. Mill Lane

2. Barkby Thorpe Lane – situated on the footpath outside the Mc. Donald's restaurant.

3. Footpath leading from the cul-de-sac on Earls Way via the back of Eastfield School.

Additionally, Councillors have requested that the bin which has been located on the A607 between the main traffic island and Checkland Road is removed and re-located on the footpath leading through the trees from Sandiacre Drive to the A607.

National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service is a government backed initiative that helps 15 – 17 years olds develop valuable skills for work and life and improve their sense of social responsibility. Young people taking part in the scheme spend two weeks living away from home building their confidence, independence and teamwork skills before spending the final two weeks completing a community venture to benefit their local area.

The Council has invited the volunteers to assist with ground maintenance at the Jubillee park area. » Less

Strategic Growth Plan Leicester & Leicestershire

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:15 by Julie Preston

Leicester & Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan is currently out for consultation until 5th April 2018.

Display Boards have been put in our Foyer for anyone wishing to view them at Elizabeth Park Sports and Community Centre until 16th March 2018. More »

The Strategic Growth Plan is the opportunity for the ten partner organisations - the City Council, the County Council, the seven boroughs and districts, and the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership - to prepare a plan which will shape the future of Leicester and Leicestershire. This will be a 'non-statutory' plan, covering the period to 2050. It will provide an agreed framework for Local Plans prepared by individual authorities.

The Strategic Growth Plan will focus on four key matters:

Delivering new housing

Supporting the economy

identifying essential infrastructure

protecting our environment and built heritage » Less

Report From Chairman Mark Lowe

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:35 by Julie Preston

Request to support Church Hill C of E Junior School bid for swimming pool

The Parish Council received a letter asking to support the school's swimming pool bid.

'As you may be aware, Church Hill C of E Junior School has an onsite swimming pool that was originally built by the community many years ago. More »

Unfortunately, the building is falling into disrepair and the boiler/heating system has now broken. This pool was used not only by the Junior School, but also Church Hill Infants School and Eastfield School. Therefore, it effectively taught the children of Thurmaston to swim.

The pool has been closed for two years now; however, we are keen to get it back up and running again. We are hoping to make a bid to the Education and Skills Funding Agency to receive funding to replace the boiler/heating system, renovate the building and extend it slightly to accommodate a larger area for changing. As part of this bid, we would very much appreciate a letter of support from our Parish Council to include in the bid that would demonstrate that you would back this project and how it would be beneficial to our local area. We feel that the success of the bid would be enhanced by your support.

The Council agreed to support the school's bid.

Application submitted for Petrol Station at Costco Store

Costco have submitted a planning application for the erection of a petrol station, reconfiguration of car park, landscaping and associated works at their store at Unit 3, Westmoreland Avenue, Thurmaston. The proposed opening hours of the station are: Mon-Fri 6am - 9.30pm, Sat 6am - 8pm, Sun & Bank holidays 6am - 6pm.

At the January meeting of Thurmaston Parish Council, Councillors discussed the proposal and voted to write to the planning department with the following comments;

We would like to request that the Petrol Station opening hours are restricted to the Costco Store opening hours, we are also concerned about the impact of increased traffic in the area.

Children's Memorial Garden

Members of Thurmaston Parish Council met with children from Eastfield School Council to discuss the Children's Memorial Garden which will be part of the cemetary extension and we wanted Thurmaston schoolchildren help us to design and plan the new Memorial Garden.

The Clerk presented a plan of the proposed layout of the new cemetery to the children and various options included a varied range of memorials including sculptures of children, animals, trees, toadstools and benches.

Children discussed the options and made the following comments and suggestions based on their preferences: large memorial for the centre of the circle, benches around the circle, poem or nice words for inscription on the benches or on a plaque large tree stump memorial including animals, squirrel sculpture, dog sculpture and owl sculpture.

There was a unanimous preference for the animals, especially the squirrels.

The children liked the memorial benches incorporating the animals, however commented that one bench should include a back. The preferred option for the centre piece was the tree stump incorporating woodland animals.

Church Hill Junior School Council also took part in the consultation and agreed with the choices. Bishop Ellis School Council will also be involved in the consultation to plan the Memorial Garden. » Less