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Plantation Newsletter

5th March 2018

Well that was an interesting month for weather!

Sadly we had to cancel yesterday's volunteer session because of the weather and site conditions. It's positively spring-like out there today but that's the way it goes this time of year I suppose.

We did, however, have a useful mid-week session on 22nd February, when we managed to get a few of the outstanding jobs completed. More »

There were piles chippings available and some were spread on the Prestwold side paths. However, most were from the hedge work on the playing field and contained a lot of thorns which were thought to be a potential risk for dogs' feet if they were spread on the paths.

We decided that a good use for them was to spread them over the lamia with the aim that they would at least suppress the growth. So little else was growing within the lamia patch that damage to other flora by the chippings would be much less than the damage of the lamia itself. It will be interesting to see if /how it works as we used them in 3 areas, one of which had been cleared this season, one of which was re-growing after being cleared last season and one which was untouched previously. There is a patch near the Springfield entrance where a pile of chippings was left on top of lamia some time ago and it doesn't seem to be re-growing so we are hopeful.

We transplanted the young tree whips which have been under the trees by the pavilion for some time. These are now planted in the hedgerows where the chestnut paling is already in place and should hopefully thicken up those hedges. Also, three young trees from the Three Acre batch had been planted by mistake in the designated glade area near the Eaton oak, so they have now been moved to the edge of the area.

With more work done on clearing the snowberry at the Charnwood end it was a useful session.

Next one Thursday 15th March. Hope to see you there. » Less

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:54 by Stephanie Massey

2018 02 Feb Councillor vacancy

2018 02 Feb Councillor vacancy



Notice is hereby given that the above vacancy

is to be filled by co-option.

Applications are invited

Nomination forms are available on our website, by email or from the Clerk and should be completed to include a short personal history and reasons for application.

Electronic applications are acceptable.

To be addressed in the first instance to:

Mrs S Massey, Clerk to the Council More »

7 St Andrews Close, Burton on the Wolds, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5TJ

or email to burtonclerk@gmail.com

Closing date for applications is 5th March 2018

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:35 by Stephanie Massey

2017 12 Dec Cotes Fibre Broadband

Fibre broadband has arrived in Cotes

More than 73,000 homes and businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire now have access to fibre broadband, thanks to the county council's Superfast Leicestershire project.

The new fibre broadband cabinet in Nottingham Road, Cotes, has now gone live, meaning that 37 homes and businesses served by the cabinet can now able to upgrade to high-speed fibre broadband. To find out if your property or business can upgrade: More »

There are lots of benefits for both residents and businesses; for example everything online will be quicker, so if you use services such as iPlayer you won't waste time while the program buffers. Or, if you have several people in a house using the internet at the same time, there won't be a drop in service. Alternatively, if you work from home where you regularly upload and download large files, collaborate with colleagues on documents in real time or require high-quality video conferencing, then you'll also benefit.

What is superfast fibre broadband?

Superfast fibre broadband is the new generation of broadband – much faster, more reliable and it uses a different technology.

While most traditional broadband (known as ADSL) is delivered via copper telephone lines, superfast fibre broadband uses fibre optic cable as part of the link between the customer and the telephone exchange. Through this people can access download speeds of up to 50Mbps.

There are three simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1) Visit the line checker on the Superfast Leicestershire website at the address above.

Step 2) Review your current broadband contract and research potential broadband providers.

Step 3) Contact your chosen broadband provider and arrange the upgrade.

What happens if I don't upgrade?

If you choose not to upgrade to superfast fibre broadband, you'll be able to continue using your existing broadband service as normal.

Should your phone number not work in the line checker please use the broadband availability checker here - www.dslchecker.bt.com

For more information please visit the Superfast Leicestershire website at www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk » Less

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:40 by Stephanie Massey

Public Spaces Protection Orders
Dog Control Charnwood 2016