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Woodhouse Parish Council

Serving the people of Woodhouse & Woodhouse Eaves

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Clerk: Ann Irving
272 Forest Road, Woodhouse
Loughborough LE12 8UA

Tel: 01509 890050

Some consultations are only for the parish council, some are also public, and some are neither but included here when we hear about things ...

Bus services future
Leicestershire County Council Countywide Accessibility Policy Review (CAPR), on s support for public transport (subsidised bus services) & community transport. Examples include Community Bus Partnerships, Good Neighbour Schemes and voluntary car sharing schemes that can help vulnerable residents to access key services and activities. The consultation will cover policy, priorities, budgeet constraints and desirable outcomes. A public consultation will follow and any new policy would not take effect until 2018 at the earliest.

Living in a rural area - issues
The Rural Services Network (RSN) wants to hear your opinions and experience of life in rural England so that they can shape a new agenda for the countryside.
They are working with research partners, the CCRI, at the University of Gloucestershire. The information provided by you in this questionnaire will be used for research purposes only and won't allow identification of individual responses. If there is more than one person in your household, please encourage them to also complete the survey. Most of the questions require answers - these are indicated. Only people aged 15 or over should complete the survey.As a thank you for completing the survey, RSN are kindly offering an Amazon voucher worth £10 each to 10 lucky respondents chosen at random. The survey is at https://glos.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/rsnruralsurvey
Deadline: 23rd July

Green plaque award scheme
Leics CC invites people to vote for 6 nominees [from 12] for this year's award of a green plaque. The details are on their website at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/history-and-heritage/green-plaque-awards-scheme and one nomination is for Pestilence Cottage in Woodhouse.
Deadline: 31 July

Digital take-up & opportunities
Rural businesses are invited to take part in a survey about digital take-up and opportunities. This is a hugely important topic for the future of the rural economy and its varied businesses. Whether you run a farm, a tech company, a retail outlet or something else entirely, we'd love to hear from you. Whether you've always worked in a rural area or have recently moved there, your views are just as relevant. The survey is at https://g4-emea.yougov.com/vwvq8GPWhbTnlC
Or contact info@ruralengland.org
Deadline: 1 September 2017

HS2 route consultation
Views are wanted on the draft Environmental Impact Assessment and draft Equality Impact Assessment Scope and Methodology Reports for Phase 2b: Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds routes.
Deadline: 29 September 2017

Community Governance phase 2 consultation
Proposals:
11. That the boundary between Thurcaston & Cropston and Newtown Linford parishes be amended so that the boundary becomes the eastern shore of the Cropston Reservoir (see D on Map 6).
Reason:To move the whole of the Cropston Reservoir into Newtown Linford and to introduce a more logical boundary between the two parishes based on the significant geographical feature formed by the reservoir shore.

13. That the boundary between the Woodhouse parish and Loughborough be amended to follow the line shown in yellow on Map 8.
Reason: To ensure that the properties within the Woodthorpe development all fall within Loughborough, in the interests of community cohesion.
www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/community_governance_review_proposals
Deadline 6 October 2017

Review of planning
The Raynsford Review has been set up after growing criticism of the current system as out of touch with ordinary people's lives and not fit for purpose - also deep confusion in civil society about what the system is designed to achieve.
■ Submit evidence as text (maximum 1,500 words per theme).
■ Complete a short survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RaynsfordPublic
■ Send a three-minute 'soapbox' video on your experiences and insight. Please ensure you record your name, organisation and contact details. Submitted videos will be made accessible on the TCPA's YouTube channel.
Email: Please include your name, title and organisation in your submission to raynsfordreview@tcpa.org.uk or on Twitter @theTCPA #raynsfordreview
Deadline 31 October 2017