Cosby Parish Council

Serving the people of Cosby

Clerk: Alison Wood
27 Robinia Close, Lutterworth
Leicester LE17 4FS

Tel: 07802 303936

Cosby Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We endeavour to make Cosby a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Bite Back Campaign Launches

Residents are being encouraged to take part in Blaby District Council's Bite Back initiative; a new, three part campaign aimed at more responsible dog ownership.

Designed to involve the local community in helping to police their area, residents contacting the Council will receive a free Bite Back Pack, containing weather-proof posters, dog bags, stencil kits for pavements and an info pack on how to report anyone not picking up after their dog. More »

With a large rural area across the district, farmers can also order their own hard-hitting posters highlighting the dangers of not keeping a dog under control. In July a sheep in Countesthorpe was mauled by a dog off lead, with the farmer's wife and young daughters discovering the injured animal. Due to the extensive injuries sustained the sheep had to be put down.

A further poster shows the consequences of failing to clean up after dogs around livestock, showing the potentially devastating effects of disease that dog faeces can carry.

Sports teams, local organisations and owners of recreation areas in the district can also receive their own free posters and pack to deter irresponsible dog owners that can cause issues in play areas and sports pitches by failing to control their dog.

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Regulatory Services, said: "We know that whilst the vast majority of dog owners are responsible, the small number who have no respect for their local area have a negative impact in the local community and can cause distress and long-term problems to farmers in our more rural areas.

"These upsetting effects are shown in the rural posters and we make no apologies for the hard hitting nature of them.

With all circumstances covered by our Bite Back campaign, I encourage any residents, farmers and local organisations to get in touch, and we will help them launch the campaign in their area."

To receive a pack, email environmental.health@blaby.gov.uk More information about the campaign is available by visiting www.blaby.gov.uk/biteback » Less

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 09:52 by Alison Wood

Cosby Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan

Issues and Options Consultation
We Need To Hear Your Views!

A new type of plan – a Neighbourhood Development Plan is being prepared for Cosby.

Local people in Cosby now have the opportunity to work together to shape the future of the area and create a plan that will help manage future development in Cosby Parish.

The Cosby Neighbourhood Development Plan will sit alongside the planning policies of Blaby District Council and form the development plan for the area. More »

To kick-start preparation of the plan and involve as many people as possible Cosby's Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group have prepared a consultation document.

The Issues and Options Consultation document is being delivered to every household in Cosby; however, residents can complete the consultation on-line if they prefer by following the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CosbyIssuesOptions

If you should have any queries please contact the Clerk on 07802 303936 or email clerk@cosbyparishcouncil.org.uk

Additional copies of the document are available on request. » Less

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 07:00 by Alison Wood

Blaby District Council Need Your Views

Tell Blaby District Council what you think about proposals to change Council Tax liability charges and Council Tax Support

Blaby District Council has launched a consultation on changes to Council Tax and want to hear your views.

Due to a significant reduction in in central government funding, Blaby District Council no longer receive money based on the Council Tax support provided to households. This money must now be found by Blaby District Council through its central budget. More »

Their proposals include:

  • A 200% Council Tax Charge on properties that have been empty for more than two years.
  • Removing the 10% Council Tax discount for second homes.
  • Removing the 50% Council Tax discount for properties undergoing major repair or structural works.
  • No longer offering a one-month free period of Council Tax to unoccupied properties.
  • Reducing the maximum Council Tax support from Blaby District Council to either 83%, 80%, 78%, or keeping this the same.

There will be no change to the amount of help for people of pension age credit, the 25% single person discount or the exemption for those who are severely mentally impaired and living alone.

Visit www.blaby.gov.uk/consultation before Sunday 30 September 2018 to read the consultation booklet containing all the information and proposals, and fill out the online form to have your say. » Less

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 09:44 by Alison Wood