Strategic environmental assessment screening determination – October 2020
The purpose of a screening statement is to set out a screening opinion in relation to whether a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is required to accompany the development of a neighbourhood plan. The screening statement is also consulted, and three statutory consultation bodies are to give their opinion on whether a SEA is required.
The Borough Council has issued a SEA screening report and determination in relation to the draft Bagworth, Thornton and Stanton Under Bardon Neighbourhood Plan. The screening determination is that a strategic environmental assessment and habitat regulations assessment of the Bagworth, Thornton and Stanton Under Bardon Neighbourhood Plan is not required due to there being no adverse comments from the statutory consultation bodies and for the reasons set out in the Bagworth, Thornton and Stanton Under Bardon strategic environmental assessment screening statement.
In June 2017, the parishes of Bagworth, Thornton and Stanton Under Bardon submitted an application to designate a joint neighbourhood area in order to prepare a neighbourhood development plan to cover both parishes. The public consultation ran for six weeks, between Friday 4 August 2017 and Friday 15 September 2017, on whether this was an appropriate area to designate for the purpose of undertaking a neighbourhood development plan.
Following the consultation, the Borough Council formally designated the Bagworth, Thornton and Stanton Under Bardon Neighbourhood Area for the purpose of producing a neighbourhood development plan.
Sadly our Sunday services in church are suspended for the time being.
Benefice online church Services will continue. Visit ‘J22 Churches’ and click on ‘YouTube Channel’ Every Sunday Worship Service premiering at 10.15 am. Wednesday Prayers for The End of The Day posted at 8 pm. Thursday Thought for Thursday! posted by mid morning.
These are the times they are uploaded, they can be watched after that. For help or information contact Shirley – 230422 or Rev’d Andrew – email@example.com
On a bright, crisp December day the village of Thornton found the true meaning of Christmas was alive and well even in these very difficult times.
The annual Seniors’ Christmas lunch at the hall became another victim of Covid19 and had to be cancelled. However, Carla Gibbins decided that the ‘seniors’ deserved a little treat after months of isolation, and with the help of Delia Geary and a team of volunteers set out to provide Christmas hampers for them instead.
Appeals for donations went out and items for well over a hundred hampers were collected.
Many hours of work later, all the boxes and bags were beautifully and painstakingly decorated and filled with all sorts of ‘goodies’. Thornton school and the Playschool contributed 18 hampers between them, many of those hampers contained lovely cards made by the children.
The hampers and contents were collected over many days throughout December and stored in the Community Centre sports hall under strict Covid safe conditions, which included quarantining for 72 hours before distribution.
Volunteers arrived at the hall on Saturday morning and following strict guidelines delivered the hampers around the village. The many appreciative comments from the recipients made the whole event memorable for all involved.
As one who received a box of ‘goodies’ earlier I would like to add my thanks to all those who donated and made this wonderful gesture possible and all all the volunteers who worked tirelessly on our behalf especially Carla and Delia.
COMMUNITY groups in Hinckley and the parishes of Hinckley and Bosworth are encouraged to apply to the Borough Council’s Parish Community Initiative Fund and Hinckley Community Initiative Fund.
This year a total of £162,000 has been made available to support community projects, throughout the Borough. Grants are available for up to 50 per cent of the total project cost. These grants fund a wide variety of projects such as play areas, community building improvements, new pathways, heritage trails, and sports facilities, and this year the council is giving high priority to any schemes that help to improve the environment.
Grants for 2021/22 will be provided on the following basis:
Projects must be within the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth
Maximum of £12,000 per project
Maximum of 50 per cent of total project costs funded
All works must be completed within the financial year
Projects must demonstrate that they meet the council’s corporate aims and that they are of community benefit.
Councillor Martin Cartwright, the Executive Member responsible for Rural Communities and Environment at the Borough Council, said:
As in previous years I would like to see these grants spread as widely as possible across the 24 parishes in Hinckley and Bosworth and a variety of different schemes, with special emphasis on the smaller organisations, charity groups as well as parish councils. As the Borough Council has declared a Climate Emergency additional points will be awarded in the scoring process for those schemes that address climate change or improvements to the environment. The dates for submission of applications has changed slightly from previous years so please pay attention to the scheme closing dates.
Applications are invited from now until the closing date of 12 February 2021. Application packs will automatically be sent to parish and town councils.
Age UK’s Digital Champions scheme, assisting older people in the community to become more confident using technology. This will enable people to keep in touch with friends and family, learn how to shop online and also help pursue hobbies and interests.