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

Tags: Harborough District Council

Gartree Prison Appeal

Many of you will already know that the MoJ are appealing against the HDC decision to refuse the building of a new prison at Gartree. We are currently looking at options available to us to be involved in the appeal process and to continue to oppose this development.

The PC will keep villagers updated.

Posted: Mon, 23 May 2022 12:01 by Adele Rogers

Tags: Gartree, Harborough District Council, PlanningApplications

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

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Council Meetings, Gartree, Harborough District Council, Planning. Highways.

New prison at Gartree refused!

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.

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

Tags: Council Meetings, Harborough District Council, Neighbourhood Plan, Planning. Highways.

Gartree Action - Peaceful Protest

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.

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

Bring yourself and other... Read More »

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

Tags: Harborough District Council, Planning. Highways.

Gartree 'Super Prison' to be decided Tues April 5th

This planning application goes to the planning committee at HDC next Tuesday 5th April. The Parish Council and Gartree Action are working hard to try to get this planning application refused.We have our planning consultant and a number of other speakers lined up to speak at the meeting. The consultant's report is attached.You can still help in 2 ways.

  1. Even if you have already put in an objection, you... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 16:02 by Adele Rogers

Tags: Council Meetings, Harborough District Council, PlanningApplications

Deadline for commenting on building of new SuperPrison at Gartree

There are only 10 days left to comment on this planning application. You may be aware that the Ministry of Justice is applying to build a huge, new prison, three times the size of Gartree prison, next to the current prison. Your Parish Council has objected to this as there will be negative effects on our village such as increased traffic and extra pressure on foul water drainage. We are particularly... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:15 by Adele Rogers

Tags: Community Safety, Harborough District Council, Neighbourhood Plan, PlanningApplications

Expansion of Gartree Prison

As well as the building of a new prison, there is a proposal to expand Gartree Prison. The attached document will tell you more.

The Parish Council is particularly concerned about the effect of increased traffic through the village. There will be no new roads built to help reroute this traffic.

If you want to find out more and let us know what you think, please come along to the PC meeting on Monday... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 15:29 by Adele Rogers

Tags: Harborough District Council, Highways, News, Planning. Highways., PlanningApplications, Public Transport

Reminder: Harborough Lotto helps locals support vital work of good causes

Reminder: Harborough Lotto helps locals support vital work of good causes

Harborough Lotto was created in 2018 by Harborough District Council.

Set up to support community projects in the local area, Harborough Lotto operates on the principle of raising money within the community for the community.

We empower local good causes to raise money in a fun and effective way.

In a time of shrinking budgets and increased community need, Harborough Lotto enables people to support the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:12 by Rob McNeill

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, Harborough District Council, Rural Economy

HDC provides dedicate Coronavirus web page

News alert from Harborough District Council

We want to provide you with an update and some reassurance about some of the key actions we are taking at Harborough District Council in these uncertain times.

Dedicated coronavirus web page

We have set up a coronavirus web page which we are continuing to update with the latest information.

This includes sub-pages on:

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:36 by Rob McNeill

Tags: Community Safety, Harborough District Council

Harborough District Council Community Safety Partnership (Feb 2020)

CSP newsletter issue 8 (Feb 2020)

Issue 8 of the CSP newsletter, containing information on emergency planning (how to protect our homes from natural disasters), current and upcoming campaigns - and - updates on local initiatives which support reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour.

Some useful advice on road safety and preventing vehicle crime - plus some insights on current types of fraud and cyber crime, how to recognise it... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:27 by Angela Hall

Tags: Community Safety, Harborough District Council