Draft Conservation Area Boundaries for Hathern

PUBLIC MEETING: 31st January 2019

In 2018 Charnwood Borough Council carried out a strategic review of the Conservation Areas within the Borough – this included Hathern. The aim was to review the Conservation Area Boundaries and the properties within it.

The Parish Council have been approached by the Conservation Department at Charnwood and informed that this review is now ready to go to public consultation.

As part of the consultation, a Public Meeting is to take place on 31st January 2019, at 7 pm in Hathern Community Centre.

From today, 21st January, a document is available on the Borough Council’s website, at:


Stay Safe - Trading Standards

Trading Standards are advising residents
to be aware of e-mails claiming that payments made for TV licences
haven’t been made or that something has ‘gone wrong’ meaning their
TV licence can’t be automatically renewed. These messages provide a
link for payment to be made and threaten that licences may be cancelled
and debt collection agencies involved if no money is paid. Trading
Standards advise not to respond to these messages or provide any
personal or banking information to stay safe from scammers. If residents
do have concerns about their TV licence, they should contact TV
Licensing using the details on their official website. If think you have
been scammed please report it to Action Fraud [4]or call them direct on 0800 123

There has been similar scams involving Vehicle Tax using the tactics
mentioned above but I will send further details on this shortly.

Stay Safe


Inquiry Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that Public Local Inquiries in connection with the Scheme and Orders mentioned below will be held by an Inspector appointed for the purpose by the Secretary of State for Transport beginning at 10.00am on Tuesday 21 August 2018 at John Storer Charnwood, John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3HA



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Please find attached a Notice of Public Inquiry that is due to be held on 21st to 24th August 2018 at John Storer House in Loughborough into the above Orders. Please also find attached a Statement of Case that has been prepared by Leicestershire County Council in respect of the Public Inquiry.

You are kindly holding the above Orders on deposit on behalf of the Leicestershire County Council and I now attach the Notice of Public Inquiry produced by the Department for Transport and the Statement of Case produced by Leicestershire County Council.

Please display the Notice of Public Inquiry in a prominent position within the Hathern Parish Council and also hold on deposit the Statement of Case. The Notice of Public Inquiry must be displayed up to the closure of the Public Inquiry on 24th August 2018 and the Statement of Case and the Orders previously provided to you must also be held until the closure of the Public Inquiry on 24th August 2018.

Please note that if any person requires further information or would like to see any of the documents referenced in the Statement of Case they may contact me as follows: or by telephone to 0116 305 0213.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or require further information regarding the attached documents.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

Kind regards

Ruth Lea


For Director of Law and Governance

Leicestershire County Council

Tel: 0116 305 0213


A6006 ZOUCH BRIDGE REPLACEMENT Contact HPC Clerk or see HPC Noticeboards for full details.


The Leicestershire County Council ('the County Council') resolved on 5th February 2016 both for itself and Nottinghamshire County Council (under an agreement made pursuant to Section 8 Highways Act 1980) to make the 'Leicestershire County Council (A6006 Zouch Bridge Replacement, Classified Road)(Side Roads) Order 2017' and 'The Leicestershire County Council( Zouch Bridge Replacement) Bridge Scheme 2017'.

Public Notice is to be given on Wednesday 18th October 2017 of the County Council's intention to replace the bridge on the A6006 at Zouch.

I enclose herewith a copy of the Order and Side Roads Order, together with a copy of the Notices and a Statement of the Council's reasons for making the Orders. I should be pleased if you would make the documents available for public inspection either at your office or on the Parish Notice Board from Wednesday 18th October 2017 until Thursday 30th November 2017.


Ruth Lea
Solicitor for Director of Law and Governance
Leicestershire County Council
0116 305 0213



See attached file, please.


HPC 2017 Annual Audit Report


Work in Hathern Cemetry

Work starts on Monday 5th June 2017 for up to 2 weeks. Attached is further information.


Police Alert

Smishing Fraud Alert
This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Link. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected handset) to manipulate innocent people into taking various actions which can lead to being defrauded.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received information that fraudsters are targeting victims via text message, purporting to be from their credit card provider, stating a transaction has been approved on their credit card.

The text message further states to confirm if the transaction is genuine by replying ‘Y’ for Yes or ‘N’ for No.

Through this method, the fraudster would receive confirmation of the victim’s active telephone number and would be able to engage further by asking for the victim’s credit card details, CVV number (the three digits on the back of your bank card) and/or other personal information.

Protect yourself:
Always check the validity of the text message by contacting your credit card provider through the number provided at the back of the card or on the credit card/bank statement.
Beware of cold calls purporting to be from banks and/or credit card providers.
If the phone call from the bank seems suspicious, hang up the phone and wait for 10 minutes before calling the bank back. Again, refer to the number at the back of the card or on the bank statement in order to contact your bank.
If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud at or alternatively by calling 0300 123 2040


Normanton Ferry

Just to let you know that the Normanton on Soar Ferry was awarded a grant from the Supporting Local Communities (NCC) and as such we have improved the mooring, installed a cover for the boat along with a Ferry Chalet, which anyone operating the Ferry for the day can use.

We are planning to cut the ribbon on Saturday 8th April at 2pm.

Photo attached.


Garden Security

Please read the garden Security notes attached.

Stay informed of policing news in your area and sign up to [3]

Been subject to a crime? Or want to prevent one from happening? Go to [4]

Leicestershire Police is keen to hear your views about policing in your area. Please take a moment to visit [5] and complete our on-line survey.


NHW ~ WARNING re cold call from Rancom Security

from our NHW scheme a warning about this company - Rancom Security

Their cold call salesman has just tried to charge an elderly couple in Sileby over £3,000 for a Lifeline type alarm system. The old couple were quite chuffed because they had been given 50% discount for a system that shouldn’t have cost much more that £300. Fortunately, the police managed to rescue them.

It sounds as though this company is quite prolific at this sort of thing, so please be careful......


Look after your sheds

This advice from Rural Watch..................

uring this time of the year we receive a high number of reports around allotment and shed related crime. Here are a few precautions you can take to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of this crime.

Make sure your shed is positioned in a visible and well-lit area so that someone can spot any suspicious behaviour.

Keep your shed in good condition so if anyone has broken in or attempted to, you can spot it sooner and report it.

You should use high-quality doors, hinges and locks to prevent criminals from getting onto your property.

Visibly mark property and record the serial numbers for free on, the national property register. This process will help when you are looking to recover stolen goods.

Regularly check fencing and equipment protecting your property to check if it is in good condition and repair or replace it as soon as you spot some damage.

We recommend that the barrier gate around the land is at least two metres high with no gaps.

Be sure to remove any obstacles that may help criminals from getting on your property i.e.: boxes, bins or machinery that can be climbed on.

Clearly, display signage that you have marked your property and/or that you have CCTV surveillance. This acts as an active deterrent against thieves.




You may be aware that there has been a spate of burglaries in Hathern during recent weeks. It appears that a small group of males, with a vehicle, are targeting villages locally (especially Hathern, Belton and Sutton Bonnington).  The police have advised residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. Please let your neighbours and friends in the village know. Together we can prevent further crimes and even help catch the perpetrators.

Hathern Parish Council


Daisy Bank Plans

Latest Plans of the new Daisy Bank estate..


Hathern Post Office Relocation - Letter

The Post Office is proposing to move our branch from its current location in Cross St to 115 Loughborough Road. This proposal is the subject of a public consultation that ends on the 7th July. It is important that Hathern residents have their say as to whether or not this is a suitable location. Details of how you can respond to this consultation are given in the accompanying poster and letter.

Letter is attached to this item. Please click on file icon to view.


Hathern Post Office Relocation - Poster

The Post Office is proposing to move our branch from its current location in Cross St to 115 Loughborough Road. This proposal is the subject of a public consultation that ends on the 7th July. It is important that Hathern residents have their say as to whether or not this is a suitable location. Details of how you can respond to this consultation are given in the accompanying poster and letter.


Wide Lane Closure Notice - Feb 2016


Leicestershire County Council has granted the temporary restriction on the above road. The road will be closed from the junction with the (A6) to Laburnum Close Hathern

The road will be closed from 09:00 hours on Tuesday 26/ 01/2016 – Monday 8/02/2016 Inclusive. This will enable Western Power / F.U.S.Utilities the facility to safely carry out cabling / Gas connection works which will require a road crossing, along with other associated highway works.

During the closure the alternative route will be signed on site as per

attached map. Leicestershire County Council apologise for any inconvenience caused during the works.

Leics Highways Tel: 0116 305 0001
Western Power -

F.U S Utilities -


Christmas Market - Hathern Community Library Group Fund Raiser

The Hathern Community Library group are holding a Christmas Market on Sunday 25th October from 2 - 5pm at Hathern Club, Dovecote Street, HATHERN.

Anyone wishing to have a stall the charge will be £10 or why not come along and buy your Christmas cards and presents and support this worthwhile cause?

Please contact Jan Leivers on 015090 - 843440 or by email to book a stall.


CBC Plans Committee Meeting

Charnwood Borough Council [CBC] has set a new date for plans committee to consider the planning application on Garendon Green Wedge P/14/1833/2.

The meeting is on Tuesday September 22nd at the Town Hall, Victoria room and will start at 5pm. Open to the public.
As we previously informed you we, the Garendon Park & Countryside Protection Group, [GPCPG] has engaged Tim Sheppard, a Barrister, to represent all objectors so Tim can have the full 5 minutes allowed Under CBC ruling.

Shepshed Town Council [STC] & Hathern Parish Council [HPC] have also engaged an expert and are being represented jointly under the same CBC ruling.

Over the last 10 years the GPCPG, STC and HPC has worked together and we now need your support. Please attend this meeting, spread the word. Let's fill the Victoria room!

We will keep you informed

Many thanks



A new date has been set to consider a planning application to build 3,200 homes to the west of Loughborough.

Charnwood Borough Council's Plans Committee will meet in the Victoria Room at Loughborough Town Hall on Tuesday, September 22 to consider the application. The meeting will start at 5pm and will be open to the public.

The meeting had been due to be held in August, but was postponed after the developer submitted new information relating to the environmental assessment of the proposal.

The application has been submitted by William Davis Ltd and Persimmon Homes and is seeking outline planning permission for:

* 3,200 homes
* 16 hectares of employment land
* a Community Hub comprising a retail unit
* 1,000 sq m or other retail and business use
* sites for gypsies and travellers
* two primary schools
* open spaces including allotments
* a strategic link road
* restoration of Garendon Park

The report which will go to the committee is due to be published on Monday, September 14.

The full application and reports to the committee will be on the CBC website when they are ready.

For anyone not able to make the September 22 meeting, officers from the Council will be tweeting updates on the night. Please follow @CharnwoodBC on Twitter.


Advance notice of closure for 2 days of Shepshed Road Hathern.


A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following locations:
Shepshed Road (Hathern), Hallamford Road, Belton Street, Brook Street, Market Place
(Shepshed). (see attached plan). The purpose of the TTRO is to facilitate Leicestershire
County Council with carriageway patching and other associated Highway works.

The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure and temporary suspension of 7.5 tonne
weight limit.
Whilst the TTRO is physically in place the diversion route will be via :- Derby Road (Hathern),
Whatton Road (Hathern), Ashby Road (Hathern), Ashby Road (Long Whatton), Rempstone
Road (Belton), Hallamford Road (Long Whatton), Hallamford Road (Shepshed), Belton Street
(Shepshed), Brook Street (Shepshed), Hathern Road (Shepshed) and vice versa.
During the works the 7.5 tonne weight restriction on Hallamford Road, Belton Street, Brook
Street, Market Place and Hathern Road will be suspended.

The duration of the TTRO is for a period not exceeding 6 months commencing on the 17th
October 2015.

The actual duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 2 days, 09:00
hours to 16:00 hours on each day, within the aforementioned duration.

A Press Release will be issued to confirm these details approximately 2 weeks prior to the
works commencing.


Normanton-on-Soar chain ferry opens....

The Normanton-on-Soar Chain Ferry is now up and running and the telephone number for anyone wishing to book a crossing is 07555066753

The ferry is manned by voIunteers every weekend during the summer months between 9am and 5pm. (Loughborough Echo news report attached.)


Glebe House needs your help