Foxton Parish Council

Serving the people of Foxton, Leicestershire

St Andrews Church, Foxton, Leicestershire

Clerk: Angela Hall
1 Sawbrook, Fleckney
Leicester LE8 8TR

Tel: 0116 240 1801

Welcome to the home page of Foxton Parish Council, which serves the Leicestershire Parish of Foxton.

We live to make Foxton, Leicestershire, a better place to live, work and visit.

The Foxton Parish Council provides some of your local services such as grass cutting, public benches and dog bin emptying. We also comment on planning applications, maintain the Foxton NDP, and report issues such as blocked drains and damaged street fitments and signs to the relevant authorities.

The Council meets monthly and members of the public are welcome to attend and raise any queries or concerns they may have.

Meeting Minutes and Agendas are posted on noticeboards in the village and on this website here

On this website you will find information about councillors and how we conduct business ( ABOUT THE COUNCIL ). This section also allows villagers to send questions and queries into the Clerk, review statutory finance documents and raise FOI requests.

Planning applications and Highways matters relating to the village can be viewed in the PLANNING section of this website.

Our COMMUNITY area helps users gain a deep understanding of the village. From its history as a settlement, attractions in and around Foxton (including Foxton Locks and Inclined Plane), a directory of vibrant village clubs, groups and societies (and their calendar of what's on in the village) ... to its well-appointed Village Hall, picture gallery, newsletter archive and walks along the paths and bridleways nearby.

The AZ contains details of services relevant to all UK parishes and the view of these can be filtered to show only those relating to Foxton.

Latest News

Please help to stop the MoJ appealing the decision to refuse the building of the new Gartree prison

Posted: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 12:35 by Adele Rogers

Dear All,

Your help is urgently required. I have a suggestion to step the pressure up on the MOJ and I need your assistance. Please cut and paste the wording shown in Black below the line ### and email to psd enquires and to the Rt Hon Dominic Raab with a copy to me. The email addresses are shown in full in blue. By doing this we will be making the views of the community very clear. Please feel free to share this with friends, neighbours and fellow campaigners urge them to join us and send on the email. Support the plea to the MOJ - No Appeal! - Guarantee it Now .The fuller the MOJ mailbag the louder the message. Thank you - Phil (Cllr Phil Knowles) More »

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You have received an email from Cllr Phil Knowles, a copy is shown below. I wish to place on record my support for the sentiments detailed in the email from Cllr Knowles and URGE the MOJ to confirm that there will be No Appeal and that the Democratic Decision to Refuse the Planning Application will be accepted. I look forward to your response.

To: Rt Hon Dominic Raab -Lord Chancellor & Secretary Of State for Justice & Deputy Prime Minister

Robin Seaton - Deputy Director SRO New Prisons

Good Afternoon

Re: new prison programme Gartree - planning application reference 21/01600/OUT to Harborough District Council

On Tuesday evening, this planning application was considered and the arguments made by both sides. Officers reports were considered along with submissions and letters, emails etc noted. The planning committee listened, a proposal to refuse was made - with reasons put forward. Then a vote was duly taken. The decision to refuse was unanimous. In acceptance of this decision I urge the Ministry of Justice to confirm that there will be no attempt to overturn this democratically made decision to refuse the planning application , no appeal and that the MOJ will look elsewhere in the country for the prison building requirements.

Kind regards

Cllr Phil Knowles Harborough District Councillor Great Bowden & Arden Ward » Less

New prison at Gartree refused!

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 11:28 by Adele Rogers

New Prison at Gartree refused!

Yesterday evening, at the HDC planning committee, the MoJ application to build a massive new prison at Gartree was refused unanimously by councillors despite planning officers recommending approval.Thanks to the Gartree Action Group and all who helped to achieve this outcome. A triumph of local democracy.

Gartree Action - Peaceful Protest

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 21:38 by Adele Rogers

Gartree Action - join the protest!

The new prison planning application will be decided by HDC planning committee Tues 5th April.

Join lots of other local people in a peaceful protest to let councillors know that we don't want this massive new development. We need as many supporters as possible. More »

5.45pm at the Council's Symington Building in Market Harborough for around 30 minutes.

Bring yourself and other supporters to join us. Anti prison signs and banners welcome, but just you is great! » Less