Witherley Parish Council

Serving the people of Atterton, Fenny Drayton, Ratcliffe Culey and Witherley

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    All Saints Church Ratcliffe Culey

  • St Michael & All Angels, Fenny Drayton

    St Michael & All Angels, Fenny Drayton

Witherley Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Atterton, Fenny Drayton, Ratcliffe Culey and Witherley a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

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Playing Fields Closed


Witherley Parish Council has closed its play equipment until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the Prime Minister's statements the Parish Council is closing the play equipment. Do not use the play equipment we cannot disinfect it to protect you.

This ruling applies to:

Ormes Lane, Ratcliffe Culey and

Drayton Close, Fenny Drayton play areas.

If you wish to access the grass area please do not gather in groups, maintain your social distance of at least 6 feet from other people, and take your litter home with you to minimise risk to our maintenance team members. More »

Remember to wash your hands when you get home.


Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:32 by Anji Forsyth

A message from the Chief Constable about policing during the coronavirus outbreak

A message from the Chief Constable about policing during the coronavirus outbreak

A message from the Chief Constable about policing during the coronavirus outbreak

As things have changed over the last few days, everyone is coming to terms with what the COVID-19 outbreak means for them and the impact on their lives and the community around them. We are all thinking of our loved ones at this time and how we can help keep them – and ourselves – safe.

We must all work together for the greater good of us all across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. More »

The response across LLR to the outbreak is being led by our health colleagues and they are doing an amazing job in the face of an ever changing picture and growing pressure on them and their resources.

We must consider what we are doing as the police to support health colleagues, whilst keeping our essential 24/7 policing operation on the road and in your community. These are unprecedented times, but we are prepared.

There are well rehearsed plans in place to deal with a pandemic, and we are working very closely with our partners across the force and the region.

Policing the community

Our policing response remains unchanged at the moment, with our frontline officers and staff out in your community responding to calls for help from the public, working to solve problems and combat crime.

I am immensely proud of the response from my officers and staff, who, in the face of a fast moving and developing situation, are committed to doing their duty and protecting the public.

We will be there to respond to emergency 999 calls. We will continue to assess what to prioritise as the impact of coronavirus on local communities, and on our own officers and staff, develops.

We have a plan that reacts to events and helps us to apply common sense judgements; we may need to scale back some community engagement events to enable us to deal with more critical emerging issues and we may need to respond differently to minor anti-social behaviour. We will keep you informed of any changes we are making when we make them. For instance, some beat surgeries have already been postponed to meet the guidance about social distancing.

It would be helpful to engage with us on line where you can report crime, anti-social behaviour and road traffic incidents, as well as find out useful information. Take a look here: https://www.leics.police.uk/

We are asking you to limit your visits to police stations – and to not go at all if you have any concerning symptoms.

By keeping yourself safe – self-isolating if necessary – and taking precautions over hygiene and cleanliness, you can help protect the more vulnerable, and those colleagues of mine who are committed to be out in public, fighting crime and protecting the public.

So how can you help? It would be hugely helpful if you could:

Read the PHE guidance on social distancing which is here https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

For information from the force, please follow our social media pages – @leicspolice on Twitter and Leicestershire Police on Facebook.

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Please also feel free to say 'thank you' to my officers and staff as you see them out and about. They are a remarkable bunch who are getting on with policing in remarkable times. I am very proud of them. » Less

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:22 by Anji Forsyth

Garden Waste Service Suspended

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has suspended its garden waste collection service for at least two weeks.

There will be no garden waste (brown lidded bin) collections from Monday 23 March for at least two weeks as a result of severe staff shortages resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Refuse (black bin) and recycling (blue lidded bin) collections will continue as normal and are unaffected by this change. More »

HBBC's Director for Environmental Planning, Matt Bowers said: "These are unprecedented circumstances that have forced us to make this difficult decision in order to divert our resources to the more critical refuse and recycling collection service. We appreciate the inconvenience this will create for our residents and hope they understand these are exceptional circumstances which are beyond the council's control. We will keep this under continual review with the aim of restoring the service as soon as possible.

"We apologise for this inconvenience. In the meantime, we would encourage customers to manage their garden waste at home such as by home composting if they can."

While no refunds can be provided, the council is exploring a number of other options and customers will be advised in due course. Customers are asked to bear with us at this difficult time.

For the most up to date information about any changes to council services look out for information in local media, follow the council on social media or sign up for free email updates at https://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/emailupdates » Less

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 18:09 by Anji Forsyth