Cosby Parish Council

Serving the people of Cosby

Clerk: Les Phillimore
76 Springwell Lane, Whetstone
Leicester LE8 6LT

Tel: 07802 303936

Author: Les Phillimore

Free tree giveaway at Fosse Park

More than 2,000 trees are being given away by Blaby District Council at Fosse Park during Great Big Green Week.

The tree-giveaway initiative is part of the Queen's Green Canopy, which is giving people the chance to plant trees in memoriam to honour Her Majesty the Queen. A nationwide campaign, the Queen's Green Canopy is expected to create a living legacy with over a million trees planted in Her Majesty's... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 17:43 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Blaby, environment

October Job Fair in Narborough

Hundreds of local jobs will be up for grabs at Blaby District Council's Job Fair at their Narborough offices on Monday 10 October.

Businesses will be highlighting their vacancies and jobseekers of all ages will be able to speak to company representatives, find out more information and get expert help at the event, taking place from 3pm-6pm.

The Job Fair is being hosted by the Council at its Narborough-based... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 11:15 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Blaby, jobs

Cosby Neighbourhood Development Plan

Cosby Neighbourhood Plan set for referendum

Cosby is set to become the latest village in the district to decide whether to adopt a Neighbourhood Plan after Councillors agreed for the plan to be voted on at a referendum.

Neighbourhood Plans are used when planning applications are decided, in addition to the Council's Local Plan and other material considerations. Each plan sets out an area's individual... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:55 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Cosby


Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

A road closure and temporary speed reduction is required on Coventry Road, Broughton Astley.

• The temporary speed reduction from 50MPH to 30MPH will be implemented on the 12th September 2022 for 7 weeks.

• The road closure will take place over the weekend of 22nd & 23rd October... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 12:47 by Les Phillimore

Tags: 2022, Roadworks

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We are all deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty, The Queen. Speaking on behalf of people of the Parish of Cosby, elected members and staff, we at Cosby Parish Council would like to extend our sincere sympathy to all members of the Royal family at this truly upsetting time.

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 12:56 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Queen


A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location:

Coventry Road, Broughton Astley between Arbor Road, Croft and Mill on the Soar traffic lights (see weblink or QR code below).

The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Alders Building Service to undertake S278 works. The TTRO will incorporate a temporary speed reduction and weekend road closure.

The duration of the restriction... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 12:23 by Les Phillimore

Tags: 2022, Roadworks

Fines for illegal tree works in Glenfield

Fines totalling £5,880 have been given to both a tree specialist and a landowner for illegal work to a mature ash tree in Glenfield protected by a Tree Preservation Order.

Arboriculturist Mr Lee Ward of Mountsorrel undertook extensive work on the tree under the instruction of Mr Paul Powell at Steyning Crescent, Glenfield. Despite being protected by a Tree Preservation Order since 1990 along with... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 16:10 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Blaby DC, Fines

Recruit with us at our Job Fair!

Recruit with us at our Job Fair!

If you're struggling with recruitment at the moment then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We will be hosting a Job Fair at Everards Meadows on Wednesday 14 September from 11.30am to 4pm where you can get the chance to talk to potentially hundreds of jobseekers across all ages who are looking for work!

We will be looking to build on the success of our last Job... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 18:26 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Blaby, jobs

HEATWAVE - Red warning: Emergency services issue a plea to stay safe in the heat

Red warning: Emergency services issue a plea to stay safe in the heat

With temperatures set to soar this weekend, NHS, police, fire and council chiefs are joining forces amid concerns about growing pressure on hospitals and 'risk to life'.

The Met Office have now issued a red weather warning for the East Midlands. This is what to expect:

  • Everyone could get sick in the heat – not just those who are... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 17:32 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Health

Early bin collections taking place

Temporary early start with hot weather forecast for Monday

This coming Monday (18 July) is set to be a hot one, with temperatures reaching up to 36 degrees - one of the hottest days of the year!

Due to the expected heat we will be sending out our crews earlier than normal to make sure they can collect in cooler conditions.

Please help our crews avoid the hot weather by ensuring your bin is presented by... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 17:31 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Refuse