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

We strive 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 A-Z contains details of services relevant to all UK parishes and the view of these can be filtered to show only those relating to Foxton.

You'll find up to date Foxton NEWS posts in the news section - with the three most recent posts appearing below.

Latest News

All 14 county waste sites back in business

All 14 county waste sites back in business

Posted: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 16:51 by Basil Fox

Leicestershire County Council's Loughborough and Somerby recycling and household waste sites will re-open this weekend – meaning that all 14 in the county are now open to the public.

Nine of the sites will be open five days a week – the same number of days as before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the service. More »

Two sites have increased to opening seven days (from five days a week before the pandemic) and the remaining sites will be open for 2-3 days each week during the ongoing pandemic.

The county council has been monitoring site usage, and the new opening times reflect demand across the sites.

Mountsorrel and Whetstone are the county's busiest, and since reopening have had over 20,000 visitors to each site. Both sites have had an average of 250-300 visitors each day.

Visitors to sites need to book a slot in order to visit, so that social distancing can be observed, and restrictions on some waste types are still in place at some sites. Sites will continue to be open between 9am and 5pm.

Now that all 14 of our waste sites are opening again - we want to make sure that our waste site opening times reflect demand.

We've made sure that our biggest and busiest sites – Whetstone and Mountsorrel – are open seven days a week, and most other sites stay at a five-day week, as they were before coronavirus affected our service. We'll keep these arrangements in place during the ongoing pandemic.

We're also keeping the booking system in place as this has allowed us to maintain social distancing at the sites, which is extremely important while the spread of coronavirus remains a threat. It's also meant visitors avoid lengthy queues to access our sites

The council is also reminding any residents that if they can't make their time slot, or it is no longer needed, they should log in to their council account and cancel the appointment so that it can be used by someone else.

For more information about individual sites opening times, to book an appointment and for further details on recycling and waste in Leicestershire, visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/waste or call 0116 305 0001. » Less

Excellent contributions for HELP AT HOME recognised

Excellent contributions for HELP AT HOME recognised

Posted: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 14:30 by Basil Fox

Locals may recall Main Street resident Brian Weller set up a plant stall to raise money for the HELP AT HOME initiative - which was kicked off by Sam Smith, Claire and Dan at the Black Horse and supported by the Foxton Parish Council. More »

Thanks to everyone who contributed plants and made purchases. Brian managed to raise over £150 for the cause. Well done Brian!!

The organisers took votes from locals and have decided to split out the funds amongst those who really stepped up during the Covid 19 outbreak... and present each with some vouchers to spend up at the Black Horse.

Top three superstars are:

1) Mike Ward, for his sterling work putting together the Folio during lockdown and delivering it, despite being in the vulnerable category himself.

2) Ali and Mandi Mayer on Middle Street, who put on a number of fantastic events for VE Day and for Capt Tom's award

3) Sion Roberts who generously provided delicious free beer from Langton Brewery, providing much needed sustenance for all of the volunteers who helped cover others' requirements on their street.

We want also to acknowledge those who stepped up and helped out on their allotted street and they are: Mary Burnett (Main Street); Marie Woodbine (Swedish Close); Clare Barton (Swingbridge Street); Louise Robinson (Vicarage Drive & Hog Lane) and Andy Ground (Park Close & North Lane).

The committee will also raise its glass to Brian himself, and make sure that he is suitably 'refreshed'.

Sam chose to exclude himself from taking any plaudits for helping - although we are sure that all villagers who were touched by this initiative would want to acknowledge the hard work that Sam also put in to making this initiative work. Well done Sam - and well done everyone else! » Less

Speeding! First data shows we might have a problem. Call for volunteers to help.

Speeding!  First data shows we might have a problem.  Call for volunteers to help.

Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 13:36 by Basil Fox

Our speed camera has produced its first data result from its placement at the entrance to the village from the A6. Some highlights:

The data range is 13th May - 13th July but not inclusive. This is because the camera's battery needs to be changed when it runs out of charge, and there have been 'down periods' of around 2 weeks in total. More »

Also - note that traffic volumes would have increased during the period as the 'lock down' was eased.

The data is captured at the mid point of the camera's analysis. Therefore - vehicles captured at 30mph or above, accelerating out of the village towards the A6 could well have been speeding before the 30mph limit. Equally, vehicles recorded entering the village at 30mph or above could well have been speeding at the village boundary 30mph area.

Number of vehicles recorded entering Foxton during the period: 15,836

Number of vehicles recorded leaving Foxton during the period: 18,288

Number of vehicles entering or leaving Foxton at 30mph - 40mph = 2172 (6%)

Number of vehicles entering or leaving Foxton at 40mph - 50mph = 334 (1%)

Number of vehicles entering or leaving Foxton at 50mph - 60mph = 25 (0.07%)

Nuumber of vehicles entering or leaving Foxton at 60mph plus = 2 (0.006%)

(7.4% of vehicles entering or leaving the village are speeding)

It's worth remembering that speeding fines SP30 carry 3 to 6 penalty points depending on the severity of the infringement.

We still have lots to learn about traffic in our village - DO WE HAVE A PROBLEM?

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE! Can you help?

The Parish Council is looking for volunteers to help out with the following:

1) helping to change over batteries (estimated to be every 2 weeks - there are two of them and they are heavy so you'll need to be handy with a set of steps or step ladder)

2) helping to move the speed camera to one of its designated places in the village (no more than monthly - you'll need to be handy with a ladder and reasonably fit / strong because the unit is heavy)

3) participating in a 'Working Group' which will provide input and ideas on ways to address what we believe to be an issue.

Can you help out? Please in the first instance send Adele an email, or call her, on the details which are here. » Less