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Welcome to Burton on the Wolds
Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council

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Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council provides your local services. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do, as well as community information. 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.

Vacancy for a Clerk

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council

Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold is a small, but busy parish, with an electorate of around 1,000. There are eight Councillors covering three Wards. In addition to monthly full Council meetings there are two Committees, one of which meets on a monthly basis and the other approximately six times a year.

The post is for 12.5 hours per week, including attendance at evening Council meetings, held at Burton on the Wolds Village Hall and committee meetings, held at the Pavilion, Towles Fields, Burton on the Wolds.

The successful applicant will work from home and will be expected to be well organised and self-motivated to ensure that work is prioritised and completed in a timely manner. The successful applicant will be required to provide professional support and guidance in all aspects of the Parish Council's work, including procedure and finance. Previous experience is desirable but not essential, as training can be provided.

Salary scale LC1 points 18-22 (currently £17,891 – 20,456) pro rata.

An application pack with job description, person specification and application form is available below, or you can request a pack by emailing burtonclerk@gmail.com or write to:

Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council, 37 Barrow Road, Burton on the Wolds, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5TB.

Anyone wishing to have an informal discussion with the outgoing Clerk – Clare Blain, can contact her on 01509 881447 or by emailing burtonclerk@gmail.com

The closing date for applications is 5.30pm Monday 7th November 2016.

  • Clerk Vacancy Information Pack (PDF, 323 Kb)

    All of the information regarding the clerk's vacancy, including job description, person specification and how to apply.

  • Clerk Vacancy Application Form (PDF, 46 Kb)

    Please use this application form to apply for the position of clerk to Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council.

Contact Us

Parish Email Newsletter

  • Emailing List
    The Parish Council would like to keep you informed of news and issues relating to the parish by email. If you would like to receive items of news by email please follow this link to sign up.

Latest News

Press Release from the Parish Council Meeting on 4th October 2016

Clerk Vacancy
The Parish Council is looking to recruit a clerk to handle its administrative and financial affairs. The part-time position is for 12.5 hours a week; most of the work will be carried out at home, but the role also include evening meetings. For more information and details of how to apply for this position, please see our website: www.burtoncotesprestwoldparishcouncil.org.uk

Village Hall Roof
The work to the roof of the Village Hall is now complete. The fixings and wooden battens have been renewed and a breathable membrane put under the slates. Most of the slates were re-used, as planned, and the Village Hall is now looking in good condition. More »

Neighbourhood Watch
The Parish Council is actively pursuing the resurrection of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Burton on the Wolds. We are looking for a co-ordinator to help reinvigorate Neighbourhood Watch and establish a network across the village to enable two-way communication between residents and the police; alerting members of the public to recent crimes and what to look out for, and notifying the police of suspicious activity. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the clerk, contact details below.

Planters Vandalised
The Parish Council was appalled and saddened by the recent vandalism of three of the planters in Burton on the Wolds. A lot of hard work is carried out by Cllr Shields to ensure that they are looking lovely and it is extremely disappointing to see them damaged in this way.

Police Report
During the month of September 2016 there were six reported crimes in Burton on the Wolds; five thefts from insecure motor vehicles at various locations in the village, three of these have suspects identified, and one burglary for which an investigation is ongoing. There were no reported crimes in Cotes or Prestwold in September 2016. For further crime information please visit www.police.uk.

Parish Council Meetings
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 1st November at 7:30pm in Burton on the Wolds Village Hall. There is a 15 minute section at each Parish Council meeting where you are welcome to speak if you have any questions or comments. Alternatively contact the Clerk, Clare Blain, or any of the Parish Councillors (details of Parish Councillors can be found on the Parish Council website or on the noticeboards).

Parish Council's Website
For details of meetings, planning applications, contact details, email newsletter list sign-up, neighbourhood watch and local amenities, please check the Parish Council's website, the address is: www.burtoncotesprestwoldparishcouncil.org.uk

Clare Blain – Parish Clerk
Tel: 01509 881447
Email: burtonclerk@gmail.com » Less

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:58 by Clare Blain

Cancelled - Temporary Closure of Loughborough Road, Burton on the Wolds


The temporary closure of Loughborough Road on the 17th October 2016 has now been cancelled till further notice.

A further press release will be issued when new dates become available for the works to commence.

Leicestershire County Council apologise for any inconvenience caused.

(When the work is carried out, Loughborough Road will be closed between the send of Springfield Road and the junction of Nottingham Road to safely allow Leicestershire County Council undertake carriageway resurfacing, haunching and footway resurfacing works.)

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:41 by Clare Blain

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Event

Are you curious to find out more about the results of the recent residents' survey in Burton on the Wolds, Cotes, Prestwold and Hoton?

Look out for the newsletter which will give highlights of the results and will be delivered to all houses in the plan area in late October or early November; this will provide you with a flavour of the result with more detailed feedback to come in our open event.

The open event will be held in early 2017 to share information with you on the issues that were raised in the questionnaire. The Joint Neighbourhood Planning Committee has developed a number of options to address each of the issues and will be seeking your preferences that will inform the Neighbourhood Plan itself, including where any additional housing might be located. More »

What is neighbourhood planning?

Neighbourhood planning gives local people direct powers to shape how their local area develops and grows and to get the right development for their community.

Local communities can use neighbourhood planning to set planning policies through a neighbourhood plan and grant planning permission through neighbourhood development orders and community right to build orders.

Neighbourhood plans and orders are put to a community vote and will only be approved if more than 50% of the vote is in favour of the plan or order. This ensures that the community has the final say on whether a neighbourhood plan or order comes into force.

The Joint Neighbourhood Plan Committee
(A committee of Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council and Hoton Parish Council) » Less

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:52 by Clare Blain

Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan

  • Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan

    Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council has joined together with Hoton Parish Council to produce a Neighbourhood Plan. Visit the Neighbourhood Plan page to find out more.

Joint Neighbourhood Plan Committee Members' Information