Lockington-Hemington Parish Council

Serving the people of Lockington-Hemington

St Nicholas Church

Clerk: Gill Simkiss
1 Brooklet Farm, Walton Hill
Isley Walton, Derby DE74 2RL

Tel: 01332 818980

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Latest News

CHAIRMANS ANNUAL REPORT 9th MAY 2018

Mon, 28 May 2018 14:42 by Gill Simkiss

CHAIRMANS ANNUAL REPORT 8th May 2018

It goes without saying that this has been a very challenging year for the Parish and also for me personally with some health issues – I would like to thank my colleagues on the council for the support given me during the most difficult of those times.

We have had the sad resignation of one of our Councillors Stefan Buckland due to job relocation and the Lockington Vacancy will be advertised immediately after this meeting with a closing date of 31st May with interviews to take place on Monday 4th June 2018 – venue to be confirmed. More »

It has been a year that we have been doing a lot of behind the scenes work in the Community for example we have engaged more with outer part of the Parish at Sawley Marina and some of the residents came to the Xmas light switch on which was great to see.

We also became more involved with the Village Hall and were involved in helping the management committee secure the freehold of the Village Hall following a generous gesture from Mr Charles Coaker and we look forward to assisting with the upgrading of the Village Hall as well as continuing to pursue the Pavillion Project.

We have seen some renovation work take place namely the railings and telephone box and Hemington is starting to look a little more like the village it was – there is more work to do.

The residents of Lockington have been through a very tough time with the works commencing on the Rail Freight Interchange , last summer saw difficult conditions with dust and noise coupled with the loss of amenity of the footpaths and walks that we have all so enjoyed. Add to that the very difficult Parking situation on Main St in Lockington caused by inadequate parking availability within Lockington Hall it has indeed been a tough time – I am committed to continuing to support the Parking Action Group to a suitable conclusion for all parties and Lockington will again be a pretty place to live – once the "dirty work" for Segro Logistics Park is complete we will have a meeting purely for Lockington Residents to discuss what planting / aesthetic improvements they would like to see.

It has also been nice to see residents get more involved with local matters and we will continue to work closely with the Chair of Governors of Hemington Primary School to continue the work for the greater good.

I am looking forward to another productive year with the Council and Thank the Clerk and my fellow councillors for their work and commitment » Less

M1 Closure

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:24 by Gill Simkiss

FRIDAY 11TH (2200H SOUTHBOUND & MIDNIGHT NORTHBOUND) TO SUNDAY 13TH MAY (1500H) J23A–J24 OF THE M1 WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC

This is to enable two separate projects of work to happen.

The Kegworth Bypass bridge will be launched over the motorway, south of Ashby Road Bridge, as part of a major infrastructure construction development at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.Separately - and in order to avoid another full closure of the motorway - Highways England will be taking the opportunity to carry out essential bridge waterproofing works south of J23A. For more information please click on the link below... More »

Broadband Update

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:12 by Gill Simkiss

Broadband Rollout Update - Delays

As we start 2018, I thought it would be good time to provide you with a review of the achievements of the Superfast Leicestershire programme over the last 12 months and look ahead to where we are going next. During the last year, we've taken the number of homes and businesses across Leicestershire to benefit with access to faster broadband to more than 70,000.

And our work is proving popular, with more than 43 per cent of properties already opting for a superfast service. Those in areas already connected need to contact their chosen service provider; the upgrade does not happen automatically More »

But what about Lockington-Hemington?

Disappointingly and despite having been given assurances, Openreach has failed to deliver to all the areas they had planned to reach in 2017.

The work to make fibre broadband available gets harder and more unpredictable as time goes on. This is because we're now reaching the more rural parts of the county, and dealing with very isolated locations and infrastructure. Despite this, it is still fair to say that for a number of areas, Openreach has let us down and we will be taking all appropriate action to address this.

Regrettably in Lockington-Hemington, we have encountered delays, with work taking longer to complete than originally planned.

I've included some detail below which I hope is of help. We would be grateful if you could share this information with Parishioners and any other interested parties. We've also been in touch with your County Councillor to let them know.

KEGWORTH 11 which is located at Church Street, Lockington is now expected to be complete March/April 2018.

On a more positive note, we have already enabled access to the Parish with fibre deployed to: Hemington Lane, Castle Donington and Main Street, Hemington.

We will continue to provide progress updates during 2018.

Kind regards,

The Superfast Leicestershire Team

Superfast Leicestershire

Chief Executive's Department | Leicestershire County Council

County Hall | Glenfield | Leicestershire LE3 8RA

Email: broadband@leics.gov.uk

Web: www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk » Less

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