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Local Council Award Scheme - Foundation Award Achievement
It is with great pleasure to confirm Blaby Parish Council has achieved the Local Council Award Scheme - Foundation Award Achievement.
Receiving the Foundation Award is an excellent achievement showing that our Council meets requirements for operating lawfully and accordingly to standard practice.
Electric vehicle charging points to be installed in Blaby and Narborough car parks
Work to install 24 Electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Blaby District Council owned car parks is underway.
The council-owned car parks in Narborough and Blaby will share the 12 7kwh twin chargers, with the project funded by £77,000 from the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles.
In Blaby, Johns Court and Enderby Road car park will each have eight bays dedicated to electric charging. Weavers Court in Narborough will have six bays, whilst Leicester Road in Narborough will have two bays.
Each charger will also be using innovative NetX technology, increasing the potential capacity of the charging network.
Work began Thursday 11 March and is expected to be completed over the next few weeks. Once the chargers go live, charging will be free for two months courtesy of suppliers EB Charging. After this period, charging will cost 30p per kW with payment via the EB Charging App, EB Go.
The dedicated EV bays will have a three hour maximum stay from 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday. Cars parked in the EV charging bays must be plugged in to a charging point and displaying a valid parking ticket or penalty notices will be issued.
There will be no charge for parking in the bays on Sundays or outside of the enforced hours, but the 30p per kW charge will apply at all times.
With electric vehicle sales on the rise from 2.7% market share in 2020 to 6.7% in 2021, the move forms an important part of Blaby District Council's Climate Change Strategy and will facilitate the transition to a low carbon transport network. The four car parks in the district were chosen to help provide access to EV Chargers for residents who aren't able to install home chargers.
Councillor Sharon Coe, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Regulatory Services, said: "We are so pleased to start this important work that modernises our car parks and enables residents to access electric vehicle ownership.
"The rise of electric vehicles on our roads is increasing rapidly and we need to make sure that residents who would usually struggle to access charging points where they live can have the choice to own an electric vehicle."
"We hope that this scheme encourages more people to make the switch to electric vehicles, which will reduce carbon emissions, traffic noise and improve our air quality."
Dan O'Hara, Chief Executive of EB Charging, said:"We're really happy to be working with Blaby District Council as part of their Climate Change initiative and helping to improve air quality in the area.
"One important way to reduce the UK's collective carbon footprint is to move from petrol and diesel to electric vehicles, and this switch is made easier by ensuring electric charging points are widely accessible.
We hope the 12 twin chargers being installed across the district will encourage more drivers to make the switch to electric vehicles and, in turn, ensure cleaner air for all in Blaby District."
We have received the following from Leicestershire County Council Highways:
"ADVANCE NOTICE OF A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER.
A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location:
LUTTERWORTH ROAD, BLABY. The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Alders Building Services to safely facilitate S38 resurfacing work.
The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure.
The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 3 days commencing on the 24/03/2021. More »
A Press Release will be issued to confirm these details approximately 2 weeks prior to the works commencing.
Should you require any further information please reply to this e-mail raising any specific concerns you may have.
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Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:37 by Lauren Withers
There is a vacancy for a Full Time Grounds person / Handy person.
The full job description and application form can be found on this website under the 'Job Vacancies' section.
Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:09 by Vicki Jepson
The Blaby Elves are back, this time helping families in need that are struggling to feed themselves.
The Blaby Elves offer to purchase your shopping for you or give you shopping vouchers to allow you to do your own shopping.
You must live within Blaby or Glen Parva to benefit from this.
Should you have an further questions, please contact the Blaby Elves on 07378 318436.
Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:39 by Lauren Withers