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

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Information Relating to HRH Prince Philip

You will have heard the sad news that HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away this morning (9th April 2021) at Windsor Castle.

You may find it helpful to be aware of the following information and plans:-

  • The Royal website ( will issue further announcements in due course.
  • The Lord Lieutenancy will be taking a lead role across Leicestershire and information will be posted on
  • Blaby District Council has set up a page on its website, further information, including the timetable of events, will be published when it becomes available.
  • FLORAL TRIBUTES: We are awaiting further information and clarification on the laying of floral tributes due to pandemic but we are aware that the laying of floral tributes is discouraged to avoid large gatherings.
  • BOOK OF CONDOLENCE: Due to the pandemic, virtual books of condolence are being opened.We have been advised by LCC to use this direct link to the book of condolence. It is also likely that the Royal website will open up a virtual book of condolence in the coming hours/days and we will be sharing those details on our website when they become available.
  • As a mark of respect and in line with protocol, Blaby District Council will be flying its flag at half- mast until 08:00am on the day after the funeral.
  • At the request of The Duke of Edinburgh, there will be no state funeral (further details on the timetable will be published on the Council's website).
  • Blaby District Council will be observing 2 minutes silence at 11am on the day of the funeral.
  • The protocol states that consideration should be given to cancelling events on the day of the Duke's death, eve of funeral and the day after the funeral, and elected members should consider cancelling social engagements during the period of mourning.

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:54 by Elaine Foxon


For fun and something for all the family to enjoy, you are invited to submit a piece of artwork with an Easter theme in any form you wish, for example: drawing, painting, photograph or collage.

It has to be no larger than an A4 piece of paper and the age categories are:

Aged 10 & under,

Aged 11 - 20

Aged 21 and over

• Please put your age category and a contact number on the back of your piece of artwork (no name required). More »

• All artwork will be displayed in the village hall as soon as it is safe to do so.

Entries can be placed in the box provided near the till, within the fruit and vegetables section at the Garden Centre.

There will be one prize for each age group and the closing date is Monday 5th April 2021. » Less

Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:25 by Elaine Foxon



Good afternoon,

As you may be aware, the re-scheduled Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan referendum will be taking place on 6 May 2021 alongside other local elections in the area. We have produced and sent an e-Newsletter to approx. 2,000 residents in the Fosse Villages area that are subscribed to Blaby District Council's general newsletter, informing them that the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will be taking place and providing some background as to what the Plan is. As there are a large number of eligible voters in the Fosse Villages area, there may be a lot of people who are not familiar with the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum process. More »

A copy of the newsletter can be viewed below by clicking on the hyperlink. If you have your own newsletter that you send to your communities, we would appreciate it if you could share this e-newsletter with them either by sharing the link (which contains the newsletter) or copying the content of the newsletter onto your websites / your own newsletter format.

Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Newsletter

I have also set up a webpage specifically for the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan : , so the information is all in one place on the Council's website. » Less

Posted: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:50 by Elaine Foxon