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Tugby & Keythorpe Parish Council

Serving the people of Tugby & Keythorpe

Clerk: Caroline Newton
Westmains House, Uppingham
Road, Tugby, Leicester LE7 9XH

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Neighbourhood Planning

Tugby & Keythorpe Parish Council Neighbourhood Planning – Village Plan

At a recent Parish Council meeting, the preparation of a 'Village Plan' was discussed and it was agreed that the Parish Clerk would seek volunteers (4 – 6 people) to carry out this task.

Therefore, if anyone would like to volunteer or would like more information about what is involved, please contact the Parish Clerk via johnnewton416@btinternet.com. More »

You can also go online and visit Harborough District's Council website for more information on preparation of Neighbourhood Planning Plans. » Less

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 14:15 by Caroline Newton

Centrebus A47 747 bus service

I attended another "committee" meeting last Wednesday, 26th July, regarding the 747 Centrebus service.

In a nutshell - LCC has been subsidising Centrebus to the tune of £60,000 per year for some years.

To keep it going through 2017, Rutland County Council put in some money against the £60,000.

Also Uppingham Town Council did an on-line survey to see who catches it when, how much, to where and what for. As a result of this survey, a lot of people use the bus to get from Uppingham to Leicester to work, go to college and to shop. More »

Also it transpires that LCC have a "statutory duty" - "to provide socially necessary transport as per The Transport Act 1985, Section 63(1)(a), to secure the provision of such public passenger transport services as the council consider appropriate to secure to meet any public transport requirements within the county which would not in their view be met apart from any action taken by them for that purpose".

So they have to provide some sort of transport going forward, but what that will be, we will have to wait and see. LCC is proposing to put out a Press Release in the Leicester Mercury.

There is another meeting scheduled for September. » Less

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:02 by Caroline Newton

747 CentreBus Survey

This extract is taken from the Uppingham Town Council website.

In late 2016 the 747 Centrebus service running between Uppingham and Leicester six days a week had to be subsidised after the operator gave notice it was no longer commercially viable.

Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council stepped in to provide financial assistance until January 2018 but at the same time asked the communities it serves to support the route more. Part of getting an awareness campaign running it was important to understand fully who uses the service and why keeping it may be so vital. More »

We would ask you take 5-10 minutes to let us know your thoughts and those of your friends and family that use it. Please click the link above to let us know your thoughts:

The information we are collecting as part of these surveys is important to help members of the council make some decisions on behalf of the community they represent. In submitting your comments and names/post codes council will not use these for any other purposes, nor will it sell this information to any third parties. After these matters have been considered in the timescales outlined above, the consultation views will be removed from this page. Copies will be available as council archive - requests for copies can be made to The Town Clerk.

Please make yourself familiar with our privacy policy on this link: local-council-privacy-and-cookie.html » Less

Tue, 30 May 2017 15:03 by Caroline Newton

On 21st December, 2016, the Parish Council received an email from Lee Quincey, LCC stating the following:

Following confirmation of Centrebus's intention to withdraw the Leicester to Uppingham 747 bus service from 8th January 2017, both Leicestershire and Rutland County Council have been actively exploring options on how best to cater for local residents' essential needs.

Whilst clearly both Council's cannot be the long term provider of last resort subsidy in situations like this; having considered the options, the provision of emergency one off funding to maintain this route is believed to be the most sensible approach at this time. This will provide time for both authorities to fully consider the wider alternatives and in Leicestershire's case for it to be considered as part of its countywide accessibility policy review of rural bus services in 2017/18.

A joint Leicestershire and Rutland County Council one off emergency intervention payment to Centrebus is therefore proposed, which would keep the 747 running to its current level of service until January 2018.

We will, with our support, be looking for local communities and parishes served by the 747 to take the lead on working in partnership with Centrebus to secure the future commercial viability of the service when this one off funding contribution comes to an end.

At the current time there is no intention for either authority to fund this service beyond January 8th 2018.

We will write to parishes again soon with a suggested approach on how we can support and facilitate them working with Centrebus going forward.