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Joint update from Kegworth Parish Council and North West Leicestershire District Council

Funding for Kegworth improvements extended for a year

The Parish and District Councils are pleased to announce that their request to the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) to extend the availability of funding for improvements in the village has been approved. Originally the £500,000 from the Pooled Business Rates managed by the LLEP, plus £450,000 from North West Leicestershire District Council and £50,000 from Kegworth Parish Council, needed to spent by 31 March 2021. This has now been revised to 31 March 2022.

The extension provides time for completion of all the project's different elements – work on Market Place, a new cycleway, the relocation of bus shelters and new gateways on the main routes into the village. All must still comply with the plans agreed to secure the LLEP funding which specify it must be used for public realm improvements.

More information about the project will be shared with businesses, residents and other interested parties in the coming months – with new designs for Market Place expected to be ready for publication in the summer. At that point people will be invited to give their views on the revised proposals. This feedback will inform the creation of the final Market Place designs. It is planned that these will be ready for implementation by autumn 2021.

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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