Agenda and minutes

Aston Flamville Parish Meeting
Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 7.00 p.m.

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Venue: Aston Flamville Parish Church

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To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 23 May 2018 (enclosed).


The minutes of the meeting held on 23 May 2018 ,as circulated, were approved as a correct record subject to the amendment on page 5, second paragraph to read” The Chairman said that an Environmental Impact Statement had been published and he advised the meeting that the Aston Flamville response was that it would be supporting the Sapcote Parish Council’s Submission, as well as making additional points.


Chairman's Report


Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange (HNRFI)


Since the last Parish Meeting I have made responses to the Developer’s draft Environmental Impact Assessment requirement and the Developers draft consultation proposal. The Developer has indicated the following key planned timescales;


·       Informal Public Consultation – October 2018 to December 2018

·       Formal Public Consultation – March 2019 to April 2019

·       Submission of Application for Development of Consent Order – September 2019


Public Meetings/presentations will be held locally in Burbage and Sapcote as part of the Consultation process.


The Chairman advised the meeting of the following public exhibition drop – in sessions;


·       Friday 26 October , 2pm – 8pm        -  Elmesthorpe Village Hall

·       Saturday 27 October, 10am – 1pm    - Elmesthorpe Village Hall

·       Monday 29 October, 3pm -8pm           -  Burbage Millenium Hall

·       Wednesday 31 October, 2pm – 8pm Sapcote Methodist Church

·       Friday 2 November, 1pm – 7pm          - Stoney Stanton Village Hall

·       Wednesday 7 November, 2pm – 8pm  -  The George Ward Centre

·       Friday 9 November, 12pm – 6pm          - St Francis Community Centre

·       Saturday 10 November 12pm – 6pm   - St Francis Community Centre


The Chairman also advised that all of the above details and further information could be found on the website – or by emailing the consultation team at


Councillors and parishioners discussed this item at length and agreed that it was important for everyone to have their say and attend the Public meetings and presentations and submit their comments in respect of material considerations such as infrastructure, green space, and noise and traffic implications to dbsymmetry.


Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan (FVNP)


The Chairman reported that representations received as a result of the second public consultation have assessed and any necessary changes are in the process of being approved by individual Parish Councils as appropriate, in their October meetings. No changes were deemed necessary in the Aston Flamville segment. The FVNP village representatives will meet at the end of October 2018 to formalise it’s agreement, so that the complete document can be considered and authorised by Sapcote Parish Council ( the lead council for FVNP) in their November 2018 meeting, for submission to Blaby District Council who will then control the balance of the approval process.





Cllr Sheila Scott advised the meeting that the plan was still with the consultants at the moment  and she also explained the process once the plan had been submitted to Blaby District Council.



Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan


The Chairman reported on the Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan and advised the meeting on the issues in respect of this item.


He advised the meeting that Blaby District Council would be considering the plan at the Council meeting on 13 November 2018.


The plan was discussed by the Parishioners and Councillors who responded to questions.


The Chairman’s comments on the plan are as follows:


1.     The overall housing NEEDS are calculated at 90,516 with Blaby DC’s NEED shown as 6859 ie 7.65% of the total, yet Blaby DC’s Total Delivery Target  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.


Any Other Business


District Cllr Iain Hewson’s Report


Cllr Iain Hewson reported on the following:


Animal Services held an event on 23 August in Narborough Memorial Park to promote dog laws, family education around dogs and a scheme to assist residents who are struggling due to age or ill health to keep their pets at home.


The Dogs Trust attended to provide information and education to families on how to remain safe around dogs and how to interact with them. Leicester Animal Aid attended to promote their Community Pet Support Scheme which is aimed at supporting anyone with ill health or mobility problems who owns a pet with visits from volunteers to help care for, and exercise their pets. Animal Services had information relating to dog ownership and laws, including a microchip checking service and provided collar and tags to residents to residents to help them comply. Donations were made to the Chairman’s Charity Pink Pants and the day raised £54 for the Charity.


The Pavilion Update


The summer months are usually a challenging period within the Leisure Industry and this summer has been no exception.


The recent heatwave, FIFA World Cup and the summer holiday season has certainly tested the Pavilion’s resilience. That being said The Pavilion currently sits £7,500 above income business plan to date on income and £21,000 savings on expenditure which is a great achievement.


The Pavilion’s sales membership targets of striving to achieve 10 months in a row proved to be one step to far as August we fell just short of achieving our sales target. September has started strongly.


We now move our focus onto Autumn and Winter where the Pavilion will be aiming to keep well ahead of income plan and deliver on our business plan. We hope to hold more events in the future as part of an education and recruitment drive for the Youth Council.














Blaby District Local Sports Alliance Sports Awards 2018


On 14 November 2018 Blaby District Local Sports Alliance will be hosting their ninth annual Sports Awards at Countesthorpe Community College. The evening will celebrate both groups and individuals that have made a positive contribution towards promoting sport and physical activity across their community. Hosted by BBC Radio Leicester’s Ian Stringer, the evening will include live performances and guest speakers alongside 10 Award Categories;


·       Active 4 Life

·       Sports Person of the Year (over 16)

·       Young Sports Person of the Year (under 16)

·       Sports Person(with a disability)of the Year (over 16)

·       Young Sports Person (with a disability) of the Year (under 16)

·       Team of the Year

·       Young Team of the Year

·       Coach of the Year

·       Volunteer of the Year


BMX Event


After the postponement of the BMX event, the event went ahead on the 28 – 30 September 2018 and was a huge success, members of the public and relatives of those who were competing were so complimentary and hoped future events could be held at Huncote on a regular basis as the course is “excellent”.


A Place to Grow wins International  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.


Date of next meeting


The date of the next meeting to be arranged in consultation with the Chairman for a date in May 2018.