The local council for the Civil Parish of Charley consists of five members who are elected or co-opted from residents of the area or those who have working connections with the Parish.
Government regulations in the present pandemic prevent local councils from meeting in person and Charley Parish Council has set up a Zoom account and will hold all meetings virtually until further notice. A log in link will be on each Agenda and also instructions how to access the meeting by telephone. It is appreciated and regretted that the areas of the parish with very poor Broadband will have limited or no access to meetings. Residents are asked to raise any issues prior to the meetings by email to the Acting Clerk at email@example.com or by telephone to any of the councillors when they will be addressed as part of the Correspondence item on the agenda.
The Parish Council usually meets every other month at 7.30 p.m. in the Oaks Storer Hall, Oaks in Charnwood (next to the Church of St James the Greater). All are welcome to attend the meetings.
The Parish Council is responsible for the provision and maintenance of benches and notice boards at strategic points in the parish and much of the Council's effort is concerned with protecting the unique environment of Charley, disseminating information from North West Leicestershire District Council, Leicestershire County Council and local news and events via this web site and the bi-annual Parish Newsletter.
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Covid hotspot: North West Leicestershire 11th highest nationally
Published: Tue 23 February, 2021
Public health chiefs are warning residents in parts of North West Leicestershire to take extra care over the coming weeks, as the district has jumped into the top 20 of the country's coronavirus hotspots.
For the last few days, the area has been hovering around the top 10 and today it's ranked 11th in the list published by Public Health England of the worst areas for cases per 100,000 people. More »
Overall, cases in the area have risen by almost a quarter in the last week. There has been a similar rise in the number of over 60s getting the virus.
The county council's public health team are leading a coordinated response, along with district council colleagues, to find out what's happening and take swift action to prevent further rises.
Mike Sandys, director of public health, said: "Worryingly in Leicestershire, we're not seeing cases continuing to fall as far or as fast as other areas. The numbers have been plateauing in most areas and in some - like the north west of the county and parts of Charnwood - we're seeing concerning increases.
"There aren't any large outbreaks - but we are seeing more cases related to people in their workplace than elsewhere."
The latest data shows that infection rates are highest in the areas surrounding Coalville, including Snibston, Hugglescote and Bardon, as well as parts of Ibstock and Castle Donington.
Figures released today for North West Leicestershire show that there are 239.4 coronavirus infections per 100,000 population - that's 23.4% increase on this time last week
The county and district teams have already taken action: all warehousing and distribution premises have received a visit from a COVID compliance officer over the last few weeks and key workers in the area are being offered regular rapid tests to flush out cases without symptoms.
Also, in North West Leicestershire, 1.9% of rapid tests are coming back positive - which is higher than the county average of 1.2% - while 10% of tests are showing as positive among people with symptoms,
Mike continued: "We're combing through the data to find out more about how the virus might be spreading - and why this area of North West Leicestershire is an outlier.
"We know that testing is the key to tackling a hot spot, so we're asking people in some areas of the district to come forward - even if they don't have symptoms. They'll receive a leaflet through the door with advice and instructions.
"In addition, we'll be ramping up the local advertising, writing to businesses and recruitment agencies, and asking people to be extra vigilant - especially if they have to take public transport or car share to work."
Councillor Richard Blunt, Leader of North West Leicestershire District Council, said: "I urge everyone in the district to take this seriously. Over the past year we have perhaps got used to our case numbers being stable compared to some areas – but this is not the case at the moment.
"Now it's clear that the tide is going out and leaving us behind. We're calling on all our families, communities, employers, workplace and workers to do everything we can to stop the spread in North West Leicestershire and start bringing our rates down."
Residents in North West Leicestershire are being particularly advised to:
- Stay at home, unless you have to go out for an essential reason
- Take extra care on public transport or in supermarkets
- Avoid car sharing, if you can, or take extra safety precautions
- Remember the 'hands, face, space' guidance at all times
- Get the vaccine when it's offered to you
- Join the county's Covid health champions and help spread the word » Less
Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:45 by Maureen Havers
Notice of Casual vacancy - NWLDC.
Please see the attached document for full details.
Vacancy for a Councillor in Charley Parish.
Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 07:42 by Clerk