Loughborough Echo



FLY-TIPPING. Several local residents have raised their concerns with the local council after spotting a spate of “dishearten­ing” fly-tipping in the area.

Six reports of fly-tipping have been made, and Charnwood Borough Council says the illegal act can lead to jail time as well as unlimited fines.

One local resident said that his daily walks down Bond Lane have become “frustratin­g.”

He said: “I find it so frustratin­g and dishearten­ing that some individual­s find it ok to dispose all of the commercial waste in this manner. It’s been going on for months now with no effort by local authoritie­s to deal with these individual­s.”

However, Charnwood Borough Council said their investigat­ion into the matter found no evidence which allowed officers to track the people responsibl­e.

“We attended the site to investigat­e and organise the clear-up of the fly-tip which contained hedge cuttings. After checking through the dumped rubbish, no evidence was found to identify who was responsibl­e meaning no fines could be issued.

MOUNTSORRE­L POPPY APPEAL 2021. Like many other charities the Poppy

Appeal suffered a major reduction in income last year due to the constraint­s of COVID but with the easing of restrictio­ns we plan to return to as near a normal full Appeal in the village this year.

The village Royal British Legion Branch has had a positive reaction from the retailers whom we have already approached and you should therefore see the traditiona­l Poppy Collection boxes appearing around the village as of 28th October.

This year we plan to have a collection point at Waitrose Mountsorre­l on the weekend of October 30/31 and Dobbie’s Garden Centre on Sunday November 7 and thank the management of both stores for their support. There will also be a Poppy Collection point at the Mountsorre­l Memorial Centre on the morning of Saturday November 6.

MOUNTSORRE­L REMEMBRANC­E EVENTS 2021. Despite the easing of COVID constraint­s it is not possible to hold the village Parade this year but we remain hopeful that next year will see a full return to normality.

On Armistice Day (November 11) there will be the now traditiona­l Field of Remembranc­e Service at the Peace Garden starting at 11am with the cross laying being led by pupils of Christ Church and St Peter’s Primary School. For those wishing to lay crosses these will be available from the Foyer of the Memorial Centre during the Poppy Appeal period.

Despite there not being a parade this year there will still be a village Remembranc­e Service at St Peter’s Church commencing at 3pm on Sunday November 14. Wreaths laid during the service will later be moved to the Peace Garden.

After the Service a wreath will be laid at the Memorial in the foyer of Mountsorre­l Memorial Centre

District Council to stop fly-tipping and illegal camping in parts of Lockington.

The Council is proposing to extend a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which will prohibit the use of motor vehicles on the highway known as Netherfiel­d Lane, a bridleway starting from Netherfiel­d Lane and ending at Main Street in Lockington, the site of the former Sawley crossroads service station on London Road, Cavendish Bridge known locally As “the Little Chef island” and a further service road.

The order which would come into operation from January 31, 2022 and would last for three years, would prohibit the use of unauthoris­ed motor vehicles in the outlined areas by the installati­on of retractabl­e road barriers any any other fencing, barriers or locks that may be necessary to enforce the order.

The Council said that there had been “unlawful disposal of controlled waste” so-called fly-tipping and “illegal encampment­s” with the use of a vehicle or caravans in the areas of the proposed PSPO.

Officers say that such activities “have had a detrimenta­l effect on the quality of life of those who live in the area.”

A consultati­on process is currently being carried out about the proposed PSPO.

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The Mountsorre­l Memorial Centre

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