• Community engagement

    Community engagement

Kegworth residents and businesses invited to share views on exciting new plans for Kegworth

We all know Kegworth is a wonderful place to live, work and visit – and we now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make it better by:

  • Reclaiming the heart of our historic village as a space for people
  • Creating an accessible focal point for cultural and social events
  • Supporting the future success of local businesses
  • Make Kegworth safer and cleaner by slowing traffic
  • Improve cycling opportunities in and around the village to help promote green and healthy lifestyles

The new bypass has helped to take traffic away from Kegworth, but there is more to do. The historic centre of the village should be less dominated by traffic and pedestrians and cyclists should feel safe and welcomed. To do this the plans include creating a safe, attractive and versatile environment in the heart of the village where people want to linger. This, combined with one-off community and cultural events, is designed to increase footfall and benefit local businesses.

Market Place is the long-term responsibility of Kegworth Parish Council. If it remains as a car park, the parish would need to raise more money to meet maintenance costs – either through a rise in Council Tax or by introducing parking charges.

Your can view the proposed plans for Kegworth here: www.nwleics.gov.uk/kegworth. Here you will also find more details about the funding available, the background behind the project and how the plans have developed since our consultation in 2018.

See the plans and take part in our survey

The project has a strict timeline, but we want still to listen to the views of people living and working in village on the plans. Between Wednesday 4 and Tuesday 24 November 2020 you can share your views by:

  • Completing the survey – this is available online here www.nwleics.gov.uk/kegworth and in selected shops in the village (Paper copies of the surveys should be delivered to the Parish Council offices at 1 London Road, Kegworth)
  • Talking to our team at two special pop-up events* in Market Place on Thursday 5 November, 9.30am to 12.30pm and Saturday 14 November, 11am to 3pm. Here you'll be able to ask questions, view the designs and share your views on which materials should be used.
  • Asking question by email: info@arch-comms.co.uk.

You may also find the answers to some of your questions here: www.nwleics.gov.uk/kegworth.

The proposed changes will also be the subject of a planning application early in 2021, providing a further, formal opportunity to comment.

*These events will be held in line with the current Covid-19 guidance. We would ask that everyone attending wears a face nose covering and respects social distancing guidance. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please stay at home.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

With the support of the Parish Council, Martin Hawksworth has set up a volunteer rota to help villagers who find themselves quarantined or self isolating at home.

If you find that you have difficulty with shopping etc and need help, please contact Martin Hawksworth on 01509 568793 or email martinhawksworth1382@gmail.com and we will put you in touch with a volunteer.

We already have a list of volunteers; if you would like to add your name, please contact Martin.

INFORMATION:

For more information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the following sites:

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

A MESSAGE FROM NORTH WEST LEICESTERSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL:

We have set up a webpage designed to keep our communities updated on all of our services. This should be your first port of call for all the latest information from us, and we of course appreciate anything you can do to share this information among your communities.

There have been some queries about the district council offices being closed. We are open to staff and to essential visitors i.e. someone presenting as homeless. We are encouraging all non-essential visitors to use alternative methods i.e. phone (01530 454545) and email (customer.services@nwleicestershire.gov.uk).

We are also sharing messages through our social media channels:

  • Facebook: This Is NWLeics
  • Twitter: @NWLeics

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