Category: Billesdon Ward

  • Welcome to this website

    This site has been created to inform residents in the Gartree Division of the Leicestershire County Council about County Council matters that affect this beautiful area of High Leicestershire, which straddles the Roman Gartree Road, and consists of the Harborough District Council wards of Glen and Kibworth plus parts of the Billesdon and Tilton wards.…

  • Kibworth & Gartree bus services

    Arriva X3 (Sapphire) – Market Harborough to Leicester and return Arriva operate a 30 min service, with several bus stops in the Kibworths. The X3 service alternates buses into The Square, Kibworth Beauchamp and then along the A6, or via Fleckney Road and the Kibworth Meadows estate in Kibworth Harcourt. Arriva X3 bus route changes &…

  • Centrebus 747 service cancellation

    Centrebus 747 service update (27 March 2017) A meeting on ‘interested parties’ was held this afternoon in Houghton on the Hill.  Representatives of Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council and Centrebus met with just over a dozen parish and town council representatives, county and district councillors, who were all interested in finding a way to…

  • Boundary changes for Leicestershire Divisions

    The New Gartree Division boundaries New Leicestershire County Council Divisions approved – November 2016 The Leicestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2016 has been accepted by Parliament, and so the new electoral arrangements will come into force at the next scheduled elections for Leicestershire County Council in May 2017. The changes for the Gartree Division are as…

  • Proposals to close Kibworth fire station stopped

     January 2016 The Combined Fire Authority for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland met on 10th January and confirmed that the Kibworth Fire Station would remain open with the current fire engine and equipment. As the station is only manned by retained fire fighters, it is important to keep new recruits coming forward. Monday 9th November – update after…

  • Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments 2014 & 2015

    A Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) for the Harborough District, was published in 2014, and showed 17 sites around the Kibworths, amounting to 635 hectares, which at 30 dwellings per hectare would give just under 20,000 dwellings if all were developed.  In practice, though many of the sites have been assessed as unsuitable for development…

  • Current County Council Consultations

    Consultation on proposed change to Leicestershire Welfare Provision (LWP) from April 2015. Government funding for direct support to vulnerable people in crisis may be withdrawn in March 2015. If the funding is withdrawn, we will not be able to provide support in the same way we have done up until now, and therefore, the council…

  • Billesdon Allotments

    The allotments have had to be moved from their original location, and negotiations are underway with Leicestershire County Council to take over a small piece of land adjacent to the LCC Highways depot on Gaulby Lane.  In January 2013, an LCC valuation officer responded to Billesdon Parish Council with some options for leasing or licensing the 0.125Ha…

  • Super-fast broadband news

    I attended a members’ briefing at County Hall on Wednesday 5th December 2012 to find out the latest news about the Broadband Leicestershire project.  Leicestershire has been confirmed as the lead authority for the contract negotiation work for the county, city and on behalf of the districts. Timescales are likely to be: Conclusion of the…