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

CLERKS REPORT MARCH - APRIL 2018

Posted: 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.

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.

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