Thurlaston Parish Council

Serving the people of Thurlaston

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Clerk: Elaine Foxon
16 Cambridge Drive, Desford
Leics LE9 9JB

Tel: 07873 229990

Thurlaston Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Thurlaston 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.

Latest News

FOX CONNECT - New Local Transport

A new demand responsive transport service is now available in South West Leicestershire which covers your area - FoxConnect.

We're engaging with you so you can help spread the word in your area and tell people about the fantastic new service. Please see below further information about the service, what areas it covers, how to book a journey, special offers and tools to help you share the good news in your community. More »

Our ambitions are to do a soft launch, spreading the word in the local community, with a more formal launch event taking place in September. We'll be in touch in due course about the launch.

What is FoxConnect?

FoxConnect is funded by the Government's Rural Mobility Fund, which aims to trial on-demand bus services in rural and suburban areas. The objectives of the DRT service, as set out by the Department for Transport (DfT) are to:

  • Improve access to employment, education, healthcare and other services.
  • Enable greater social inclusion and reduce isolation.
  • Provide a public transport offer that attracts a diverse customer base.
  • Support the Government's commitments to tackling air pollution and reducing carbon emissions by reducing reliance on private vehicles

FoxConnect is a partnership project between Woods Coaches, National Express, Liftango and Leicestershire County Council

The new demand responsive service allows customers to book journeys via an app making it a convenient and flexible way to travel around South West Leicestershire.

Where does the service go and what areas does it cover?

Key destination points for work, leisure or onward travel have been identified as part of the service development and will be included as pick-up and drop-off points to encourage frequent use. These include:

  • Fosse Park
  • Next HQ
  • Carlton Park
  • Enderby Park & Ride
  • Narborough Train Station
  • Hinckley Train Station
  • Magna Park

Serving multiple villages in the area, the new service will give customers the opportunity to choose exactly where they are picked up and dropped off from making it quick, convenient and flexible (please see map on attached e-flyer).

Areas covered by FoxConnect include: Thurlaston, Huncote, Littlethorpe, Whetstone, Croft, Cosby, Stoney Stanton, Sutton in the Elms, Primethorpe, Sapcote, Broughton Astley, Aston Flamville, Sharnford, Frolesworth, Leire, Dunton Bassett and Narborough.

How to book

The app is available download from OS stores for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices, journeys can also be book over the telephone on 0116 216 5555.

Offers

As a newly designed service, we are planning to encourage as many people in the areas served to use it as possible and to celebrate the launch we have brilliant incentives available now:

  • The first 500 people to register on the app and get a free journey – this can be a return journey for a single traveller or two free one-way journeys for you and a friend
  • 500 free transfers available at Enderby Park and Ride

All the incentives will be subject to availability and demand and will run until 30 September 2022.

How you can help

  • Follow the FoxConnect social media channels on Facebook (/FoxConnectBus) and Twitter (@fox_connect).

Further details about the new service can be found at www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/public-transport/fox-connect/ or by visiting www.foxconnect.co.uk.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Sarah Chetwyn

Communications Manager

Communications and Digital Services

Phone: 0116 305 6702

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Posted: Wed, 17 Aug 2022 10:45 by Elaine Foxon

Parish Council 'contact us' Postbox

Parish Council 'contact us' Postbox

There are a number of ways you can contact the Parish Council.

Completing the 'contact us' form within the website, writing to the Clerk's address, emailing any of the Councillors or the Clerk directly (see About the Council, The Council) or by telephone.

To further improve communications and accessibility for all the residents of Thurlaston, with the Parish Council, a red postbox has now been installed, next to the bus shelter, attached to the community noticeboard, where you can post any comments, concerns, recommendations or ideas for the Council to look at and discuss. More »

The postbox will be checked weekly and ideas, concerns or improvements that you think may benefit the village and its residents, just put them on piece of paper, for the Council to read and consider with your name and address, so if they need further discussion then the Clerk can contact you. » Less

Posted: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 16:28 by Elaine Foxon

Blaby District Council - update on Huncote Leisure Centre

We are delighted to announce that Huncote Leisure Centre is expected to reopen in October.

Councillors approved the long-term plans for the leisure centre at Council on Tuesday 19 July and agreed to the proposal that once remedial works for landfill gas on the site have been completed, the building will reopen.

We been in discussion with Everyone Active, who manage the leisure centre, regarding the future of the site. Several options were discussed, including the permanent closure of the site. More »

However, with the former landfill site in Huncote needing to be made safe whether the leisure centre is open or closed, Councillors were committed to ensuring this valuable community facility will reopen.

To enable to leisure centre to reopen, work has been prioritised at the front of the site, where the building lies. Once this area is safe, the leisure centre can resume operations for members and visitors. Leicestershire County Council's Children and Family Wellbeing centre will also reopen within the leisure centre.

Following the works at the front of the site for the reopening of the leisure centre, important remedial work will continue across the rear of the site. This means that the BMX Track, sports field and the footpath are expected to remain closed until April 2023. » Less

Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:18 by Elaine Foxon