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Sapcote Parish Council

Serving the people of Sapcote

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Clerk: Michael Guntrip
11 Northumberland Ave, Market
Bosworth, Warwickshire
CV13 0RJ

Tel: 01455 290681

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New PCSO for Fosse Villages

New PCSO for Fosse Villages

I would just like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

I am PCSO Mike Walker (6500) and I am the new PCSO for the Fosse Villages.

I have worked for Leicestershire Police for 7 years now and have experience in both city and rural Policing.

I am keen to get to know you all and look forward to working together to tackle any issues you may have.

Kind Regards


Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:14 by Michael Guntrip

Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special

Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special

Leicester Animal Aid, a local dog and cat rescue and rehoming Charity based in Huncote, is taking part in "Animal rescue Live: Supervet Special", a new Channel 4 programme called presented by Professor Noel Fitpatrick (The Supervet), Steve Jones and Kate Quilton along with celebrity guests.

Britain is home to more than 16 million pet dogs and cats, but every year 250,000 domestic animals find themselves abandoned to the care of rescue centres*. In 2016 alone, Leicester Animal Aid provided rescue for 204 dogs, including care for 120 strays and the Centre was able to provide care for 157 cats, including 3 born on site and 4 abandoned at the Centre gates. More »

The show, which will air live from 8pm to 9pm from Monday 7th August to Friday 11th August, aims to highlight the increase of unwanted, relinquished and stray pets coming through rescue centre doors and help to find homes for displaced dogs and cats as well as help to dismantle the stigma associated with rescue animals and encourage would be owners to consider them first over buying a young pet.

Broadcasting live from Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter, the show hopes to rehome all of the animals within Newcastle's centre by the end of the week, as well as working with local rescue centres across the country, encouraging those looking to adopt an animal to go to their local rehoming Centre, including Leicester Animal Aid.

The show will feature some of Leicester Animal Aid's longer stay residents, and those interested in rehoming any of the animals featured will be directed to the show's website, but there are also many other dogs, cats and kittens waiting at Leicester Animal Aid's Centre for their forever homes.

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick said: "Through raising awareness of the fun, love and hope that rehoming an animal an bring to families everywhere, I genuinely think that we speak a language of joy and compassion and I think this is a fantastic message to put out into the world right now."

"In many ways, we are trying to bring hope to a creature that has been abandoned, without hope; and bring hope into the lives of human beings in a family that, actually, until that animal is among them, don't realise how much hope that animal can bring them.

To a very large extent, it's a mini-metaphor for what we ought to be doing in society, and that is bringing love and hope, as opposed to hatred or greed or badness."

"For me, the premise of the show is about how I can bring love in the shape of a bundle of joy of an animal into a family."

Keely Short, General Manager of Leicester Animal Aid said: "We are very pleased to be involved with the programme and that Professor Noel Fitzpatrick has chosen to champion rescue animals, the relationship between humans and animals and how we can help each other.

Every day we experience the joy that rescue dogs and cats can bring from all sorts of personalities, sizes and breeds here at the Centre. We have such a dedicated team who, with their love, time and patience help to show sometimes scared and shy animals the kindness humans can give. It's wonderful when we receive updates from their adoring families about how happy, confident and relaxed previous residents are settled in their new homes.

We act as a rescue for those in need, as well as "dating agency" for our residents, helping them to find loving and caring compatible human companions who they will be happy spending the rest of their lives with".

Leicester Animal Aid is open from 10am to 2:30pm every day except Christmas Day (cattery from 11am). Wednesdays are special with "Meet your Match" Wednesdays with a chance to meet potential matches in a relaxed environment.

The Centre is hosting a chance to meet some of their residents with tea and cake, and have a behind the scenes tour at their free "Who Let the Dogs Out" event on Saturday 12th August from 10am to 12:00pm – pre-booking is recommended.

You can also view dogs and cats looking for new homes at www.leicesteranimalaid.org.uk or visit the Centre to meet your new loving companion.

Catch "Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special "from 8pm-9pm every day live from Newcastle Dog and Cats Home on Channel 4. » Less

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:21 by Michael Guntrip

Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan

Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan

Readers will be aware that the Parish Council together with nine other parishes in the Fosse villages area, embarked upon the production of a Neighbourhood Plan some time ago. The Plan gives the opportunity to residents to play a part, in planning terms, in the determination of their own future. As part of this process a comprehensive consultation exercise was undertaken in 2012 throughout all ten parishes to ensure that the plan accorded, as far as was possible, with the wishes of the residents of these communities. More »

I am pleased to advise that we are now in a position to embark upon a detailed consultation of the issues and options affecting the area. The consultation, which will be held between 1 March and 31 March 2017 and will involve all individuals, old and young alike, in every household and business in the Plan area. Your questionnaire will include questions both specific to Sapcote and about the overall area of the proposed Plan. An explanatory document entitled Sapcote: Future has been delivered to every property in the Parish and details the process. More than one person per household can complete the questionnaire to ensure that all views are represented. Details of how to take part in the survey are on the back page of the document but are also repeated below.

We recommend that you complete the questionnaire online if at all possible at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/fossevillages or if you cannot do this, via a hard copy which, will be available from, and can be returned to, the Post Office, the Co-op, the library and the Clerk to the Parish Council.

The full Issues and Options document itself, upon which the questionnaire is based, will be available online and can be accessed at www.fossevillages.org. Copies will be placed in the library for perusal. In cases where the Issues and Options document cannot be accessed online, every effort will be made to provide a temporary hard copy.

If you are having any problems in accessing or completing the questionnaire, or if you have any questions about the Issues and Options or general process, someone will be available at Sapcote library on the following dates and times:

Thursday 9 March 2.00 – 5.00 pm
Tuesday 14 March 10.00 am – 12.00 noon and 5.00 -7.00 pm
Tuesday 21 March 5.00 – 7.00 pm
Tuesday 28 March 5.00 – 7.00 pm

Once the responses to the consultation have been analysed a draft Neighbourhood Plan will then be prepared and this again will be available for public comment. The draft Plan will then be submitted to Blaby District Council for assessment to ensure its compliance with the Blaby District Plan. Once it has been confirmed to be in compliance, it will then be submitted to a public referendum vote involving everyone eligible to vote on the electoral roll.

The matters identified in Issues and Options document affect everyone in the Parish so it is important that you complete the questionnaire to ensure that you play a part in shaping the future of Sapcote.

Further details of the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan are available via the Planning section of our website. » Less

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 by Michael Guntrip