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Kilby Parish Council

Serving the residents of Foston and Kilby

Clerk: Tina Cox
Quester Cottage, Main Street
Peatling Magna, Leics LE8 5UQ

Tel: 0116 2799048

Kilby Parish Council serves the residents of Foston and Kilby within the District of Blaby. The Parish has around 100 households and whilst it is one of the smallest parishes in population, by acreage it is one of the largest in the District.

Kilby Parish Council provides your local services and strives to make improvements which will benefit the parish. Our website includes a wealth of information but if you can't find what you need or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Council urges collar and tag awareness

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:33 by Tina Cox

Blaby District Council is urging residents to ensure they do not fall foul of a law fining dog owners failing to have appropriate identification on their dog.

The Control of Dogs Order (1992) says that a dog in a public place must wear a collar bearing the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. More »

As part of the Council's efforts to make dog owners aware of the law, the Animal Services will be visiting parks and open spaces across the district throughout March, before enforcement of the law begins on Thursday 05 April.

Michelle Ikin, Senior Animal Services Officer at Blaby District Council, said: "A collar and tag are absolutely vital in ensuring a lost dog can be returned to its owner quickly. Too many times we keep stray dogs for several days, which we wouldn't have to do if dog owners complied with the law by having a collar and tag on their pet."

"We appreciate there has been a lot of focus on the microchipping law that came into force in 2016, but it's important now that we look towards making every dog out in public within the district easily identifiable if it ever does get lost."

Last year saw a total of 58 stray dogs collected by the Council, with 38 of those not having a collar on. Each stray can cost a minimum of £67 to collect. Any stray dogs from Thursday 05 April without a collar and tag will be prosecuted.

Tags can be bought and engraved from as little as £2.50 online, or from pet shops across the local area. To find out more about the new law visit www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs. » Less

Changes in refuge and recyling collections

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:58 by Tina Cox

A four-week consultation is to be launched on Blaby District Council's plans to change its refuse and recycling collections from June 2018, following a substantial reduction in funding.

£740,000 will be lost from June 2018, including £505,000 in recycling credits from Leicestershire County Council. The remaining £235,000 of a five-year, £2 million Central Government grant awarded in 2013 to run weekly recycling collections will also come to an end. More »

The four-week consultation will run from Thursday 19 October and close at midnight on Thursday 16 November. New proposals include:

  • Moving to an alternate weekly collection.
  • All households with four or more occupants, eligible to receive a replacement 240 litre refuse bin and recycling bin free of charge, an increase from the current 140 litre standard bin.
  • Households under four persons can order a replacement 240ltr recycling bin for free, and a 240ltr refuse bin for a small one-off cost.

Councillor Terry Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council, said: "We realise that these proposals will result in a change for residents, but we want to ensure that a high quality waste collection service is maintained as it is so highly regarded by residents.

"We have worked extremely hard to come up with the best possible proposals which will still enable us to provide a quality service, as well as maintaining the many other services which are equally valued by our residents.

"However we need to hear our resident's views on the service that will work best for them from June 2018.

"Many might ask if we could simply increase our element of the Council Tax to make up this shortfall in funding. However, the Blaby District Council element of the total Council Tax that residents pay would need to be increased by over 15% to do this.

"Only 6% of councils now run a weekly collection service, and we will ensure that changes to our service are dictated by the overriding need to continue to provide a first rate service along with reducing waste to landfill and further increase the district's recycling rate.

"I strongly encourage as many people as possible to let us know their views during the consultation period."

Residents can visit www.blaby.gov.uk/waste2018 to find out more and have their say. Paper copies will be available at local libraries and on request.

All views will be gathered and taken into consideration before a final decision is made by Councillors at a meeting planned for early 2018. Residents will be kept up-to-date with all future plans before full implementation of any changes in the summer of 2018. » Less

Strategic Growth Plan for Leicester and Leicestershire

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 20:32 by Tina Cox

Strategic Growth Plan for Leicester & Leicestershire: Consultation Draft Plan – Your views please

You may be aware that the nine local authorities in Leicester & Leicestershire, together with the Local Enterprise Partnership, are preparing a Strategic Growth Plan. More »

The first stage in the preparation of the Plan was the Strategic Growth Statement which was published in August 2016. This was a high level document which explained why the Plan is being prepared, provided a pen portrait of the area, set out some overall objectives and described the types of options that we would be considering when planning for growth.

A Draft Plan has now been prepared for public consultation. A copy of the Draft Plan and information on the evidence used in its preparation are available on our dedicated web site. They can be found using this link: www.llstrategicgrowthplan.org.uk.

Consultation on the Draft Plan begins on 11 January and extends until 5 April 2018. A summary leaflet and a consultation questionnaire have been prepared for your use and both are available on the web site. If possible, please fill out the questionnaire online. Alternative formats, including paper copies of the questionnaire, are available on request by contacting one of the partners. Contact details for all of the partners are given on the web site and in the summary leaflet. We would very much welcome your views. » Less