Support for community litter picking – Leics County Council

Local ‘womblers’ do a fantastic job keeping our county clean and tidy LCC are committed to helping them continue to do their work. 

This new scheme offers Leicestershire’s litter picking groups road signs and hi-vis jackets to help keep them safe, and extra-long litter pickers to reach under bushes and hedgerows. 

LCC appreciate the dedication these groups have to keep Leicestershire litter free and protect our environment and are proud to offer them this initiative.  

We can provide ‘womblers’ with the kit below: 

  • Six-foot litter pickers 
  • Hi-vis waistcoats 
  • Easy-to-transport, light-weight fold-up signs – to keep people safe on roadside verges 

How to apply

You can apply by emailing Community.Litter@leics.gov.uk  

Bagworth & Thornton Parish Council

Minutes of the Parish Council Meetings held virtually in January and February 2021

2021-02-01-draft-btpc-mtg-mins.pdf (bagworthandthornton.org.uk)

2021-01-11-draft-btpc-mtg-mins.pdf (bagworthandthornton.org.uk)

2021-01-11-draft-btpc-finance-mtg-mins.pdf (bagworthandthornton.org.uk)

Local Planning applications

Planning Applications | Bagworth & Thornton Parish Council (bagworthandthornton.org.uk)

Bagworth, Thornton and Stanton-under-Bardon Neighbourhood Plan

Bagworth, Thornton and Stanton-under-Bardon Neighbourhood Plan | DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN (spanglefish.com)

Thornton Reservoir – Social distancing

Market Bosworth police issued a warning over lack of social distancing and bad parking at Thornton Reservoir over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th February.

Their request for visitors to Thornton Reservoir to stay at home to comply with the coronavirus restrictions went unheeded.

Thornton reservoir has been ‘discovered’ and the chaotic, inconsiderate and dangerous parking is now the norm most days of the week, but especially at weekends, come rain or shine.

The large groups flocking to the reservoir, together with bicycles racing along the tracks, dogs off lead, and the many parking issues on Reservoir Road and throughout the village are ruining this once idyllic haven for local wildlife and making life a misery for the residents.

It is no longer a safe space to visit, and local residents have been forced to leave the village to take their exercise.

Despite numerous representations to the various agencies involved, including Severn Trent, the council, the police, MP, local council, parish council etc. no one will take ownership of the problems and the situation continues to go from bad to worse.

Copyright Gillatphotography
Copyright Gillatphotography
Copyright Gillatphotography
Reservoir Rd, Thornton – Photograph courtesy Gillatphotography (copyright applies)

Hive Counselling for local residents

Support is here

Bagworth, Thornton and Stanton COVID Response Team have partnered up with a local counselling service, Hive Counselling, to offer online counselling for residents to help them cope with the pandemic.

The first three sessions will be funded by the Response Team.

If needed, you can access a further three sessions at a reduced rate of £30 each.

To access the service you must be a resident of one of the three villages.

If you feel this service could be of help to you please contact hiveleics@gmail.com or 07763 254000 quoting ‘BTS Covid Support’ with your post code and your availability.

One of the counsellors will get in touch to offer you an appointment (or alternative times if the slot you want is not available).

Please get in touch if you are struggling You are not alone.