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Woodhouse Parish Council

Serving the people of Woodhouse & Woodhouse Eaves


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.

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

Do you feel left out of local or national democracy?
Government wants views on how to increase engagement with democracy, especially for people who feel 'left behind' or those who are new to this country. Written evidence should be submitted online using the written submission form available at
Paper copies to: Clerk to the Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement, Committee Office, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW fax 020 7219 4931.
Deadline: 8 September

HS2 route consultation
Views are wanted on the draft Environmental Impact Assessment and draft Equality Impact Assessment Scope & Methodology Reports for Phase 2b: Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds routes. The route confirmed in July 2017 will follow the A42, skirting the west side of Measham. It will stay close to the A42 until it crosses the M1 and passes Kegworth on its west side in between the village and the M1 before heading into Nottingham. Map extracts of the route near this area are below - same map, two formats. The W on the map shows that it will pass through Castle Donington. NW Leics council has a useful page at: http://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/high_speed_rail_network_hs2 but the HS2 website maps are large.
Deadline: 29 September 2017

HS2 route near Loughborough

Community Governance phase 2 consultation
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.
Deadline 6 October 2017

How fast is your broadband and how might this improve?
Government wants views on a proposed Universal Service Obligation to guarantee faster broadband to homes and businesses, especially in rural areas. The document is quite technical.
Deadline: 9 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