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News  »  County Councillor Report December 2015

   County Councillor Report December 2015    9 December, 2015

County Councillors Report December 2015.


Always Keeping Residents updated.

Wallace Drive Traveller Application Appeal Update Ref: APP/K2420/W/15/3135595

I have been in contacted by Nic Thomas the head of the Borough Council’s planning department who informed me that both my request followed by the Borough Council’s request for this Appeal to go to a Full Public Inquiry had been refused by the Planning Inspectorate. The Appeal will now be heard in the form of an Informal Hearing. I appreciate this is not want the local residents wanted having worked closely with the Residents Group, but the decision is down to the Planning Inspectorate. Both the Council, interested parties and the Appellant have to submit their paperwork to the inspectorate by the 14th December. The case officer at the inspectorate is Tracy Warry. The case officers email address is teamp11@pins.gsi.gov.uk you can send your objections to the case officer but they must arrive by the 14th December 2015. The provisional date being shown for the hearing is the 15th March 2016. Details can be viewed on the planning inspector’s portal at the following address: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?caseid=3135595


Planning Application 15-00760/OUT Land off Leicester Road/Bluebell Drive, Groby Update.                                                                                           I have again been speaking with Nic Thomas the Borough Councils head of planning who confirmed to me that there are still outstanding issues on this application. This application will not be heard in December, the earliest it is now likely to come before the planning committee is on the 26th January but more likely to be in February. As always I will keep residents updated.

Planning Application 15/00933/CLUE for a certificate of lawful existing use for a Dwelling. Klondyke Allotments Gardens, Newtown Linford Lane, Groby.

With regards to my previous report in October where I informed residents about the above application to grant a certificate of lawful use for an existing dwelling on the Klondyke. I can tell residents that I did hold a meeting of officers and the Leader of the Borough Council over this application and I can now inform residents that this application has been refused. I am working with the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Borough Council on issues surrounding this site.

Planning Application 15/00889/OUT Land South Of Jacqueline Road Field Head, Markfield Update.                                                      Again I have spoken with Nic Thomas the Borough Councils head of planning on the issues surrounding this application. There are still outstanding issues one of them being an access issue between the Applicant, the County Council Highways Department and Groby Parish Council who insist that they own the land title in question to which the access is shown as coming across. Groby Parish Council has taken legal advice. Nic informed me this application will not be heard again until either the January of February meeting on the planning committee whilst these issues are resolved.

There Is Now One Number for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Domestic and sexual violence support in Leicestershire is to be provided through a single service which will cover Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). The service was launched on Tuesday, 1st December. This service will have one new helpline number – 0808 802 0028. This number is free to call from landlines or mobile phones and will not appear on phone bills. It will allow people aged 13 years upwards to call for support if they have been a victim of domestic or sexual violence, or if they would like to seek advice or information for themselves, a friend or family member. This helpline does not replace reporting these crimes to the police and in an emergency people should always call 999.

HINCKLEY and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance are actively seeking applications to deliver Sportivate projects from next April (2016).

Sportivate is a Sport England funding scheme aimed at getting more young people aged 11 – 19 active. Applicants can apply for funding support to run projects that will enhance young people’s participation in sport and physical activity. In previous years projects have ranged from sports clubs running introductory sessions for new participants to targeted programmes such as a very successful sailing project for disability students and summer sports project for under-represented young people. The opportunity is open to any local organisations, clubs or coaches who are enthusiastic and committed to supporting young people to become more active. Any ideas or proposals are welcome, nevertheless applicants should have a clear understanding of what they would like to achieve with their project. It is essential for any applications to understand who the target group is and why, what are their requirements and how they can be supported through to an affordable and accessible exit route for the long term. Support and guidance will be provided with any applications to make sure projects are of high quality, including completing application forms. If successful it will be over to the club or coach to deliver the programme. 

The deadline for applications is 8 January 2016, this is to provide adequate time to work with applicants before projects are submitted. Anyone who is interested in submitting an application, or would like more information on Sportivate, please follow this link: www.hbsha.org.uk/sportivate or contact: Michael Peet on 01455 255818 or email Michael.Peet@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

Protect Yourself From Bogus Electrical Websites

Fraudsters have set up a high specification website template advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist. The fraudsters will request your card details via the website; however the purchaser will then receive an email stating the payment failed and they must pay via bank transfer.

The fraudsters entice the purchaser and reassure them it is a legitimate purchase by using the widely recognised Trusted Shop Trustmark. The fraudsters are using the Trustmark fraudulently and have not been certified by Trusted Shops and therefore the purchaser is not covered by the Trusted Shop money-back guarantee.

Protect yourself:

  • Check the authenticity of the websites before making any purchases. Conduct a ‘who is’ search on the website which will identify when the website has been created, be wary of newly formed domains. You can conduct this search using the following website - https://who.is/.
  • Carry out online research in relation to the website, company name and the business address provided to identify any poor feedback or possible irregularities.
  • Check the Trusted Shops Facebook page where warnings about websites using their Trustmark are published. If you are in doubt about the legitimacy of a Trustmark then you can contact Trusted Shops on 0203 364 5906 or by email service@trustedshops.co.uk. They will confirm whether they have certified that website.
  • Payments made via bank transfer are not protected should you not received the item. Therefore always try to make the payment via PayPal or a credit card where you have some payment cover should you not receive your product.
  • If the item advertised seems too good to be true, then it probably is. 

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ben and all Parish Councillors for your continued support over the past year. I would like to wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a very Happy Healthy and prosperous New Year.

Remember I am only an Email or a phone call away.



Kind Regards 


Ozzy O’shea.

Working for you

Cllr Ozzy O’shea    

Tel 0116 2394336 or 07808585825

Email: ozzyoshea@hotmail.com



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