Welcome to Sutton Cheney Parish Council Website
Sutton Cheney Parish Council is the local authority responsible for the area comprising Sutton Cheney, Dadlington and Shenton villages.
The Parish Clerk is Joanne Lowe who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01455 699618. Alternatively, please use our online contact form and we will be in contact shortly.
02 November 2017More fibre broadband has arrived in Sutton Cheney
More than 73,000 homes and businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire now have access to fibre broadband, thanks to the county council’s £28 million Superfast Leicestershire project.
Now that another fibre broadband cabinet has gone live in Sutton Cheney, more than 40 extra homes and businesses in the area can now upgrade to the new high-speed technology. The new cabinet is located in Bosworth Road. To find out if your property or business can upgrade, please use the line checker www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk/when-and-where, view the coverage map http://blpc.atkinsgeospatial.com/Default.htm or contact your broadband supplier.
There are lots of benefits for both residents and businesses; for example everything online will be quicker, so if you use services such as iPlayer you won’t waste time while the program buffers. Or, if you have several people in a house using the internet at the same time, there won’t be a drop in service. Alternatively, if you work from home where you regularly upload and download large files, collaborate with colleagues on documents in real time or require high-quality video conferencing, then you’ll also benefit.
What is superfast fibre broadband?
Superfast fibre broadband is the new generation of broadband – much faster, more reliable and it uses a different technology.
While most traditional broadband (known as ADSL) is delivered via copper telephone lines, superfast fibre broadband uses fibre optic cable as part of the link between the customer and the telephone exchange. Through this people can access download speeds of up to 50Mbps.
There are three simple steps you need to follow:
Step 1) Visit the line checker on the Superfast Leicestershire website: www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk/when-and-where
Step 2) Review your current broadband contract and research potential broadband providers.
Step 3) Contact your chosen broadband provider and arrange the upgrade.
What happens if I don’t upgrade?
If you choose not to upgrade to superfast fibre broadband, you’ll be able to continue using your existing broadband service as normal.
Should your phone number not work in the line checker please use the broadband availability checker here - www.dslchecker.bt.com
For more information please visit: www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk
30 October 2017Bin Stickers Still Available
Free Bin Stickers are still available to residents of Sutton Cheney, Dadlington and Shenton
Supported by Leicestershire's Road Safety Partnership, the stickers are a clear reminder to drivers to keep to the speed limit through our villages.
Excessive speed continues continues to b a major contributory factor in road collisions. The bin stickers are one part of the project in reducing road casualties across our communities.
If you would like one for your bin, please contact the Clerk using the online form.
For further information about the project, please visit https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/road-safety
23 October 2017Grounds Maintenance Tenders Invited
Quotations are invited from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the grounds maintenance contract for Sutton Cheney Parish Council.
Details of the contract can be found in the attached document below:
Please forward your quotation to the Parish Clerk by the deadline of Sunday 5th November 2017 with the decision being made on Wednesday 8th November.
19 October 2017New Councillor Vacancy
06 October 2017Tackling Fraud
The Rural Community Council and Age UK are working on a 6-month community outreach project called ‘Tackling Fraud’ in association with Experian and Outreach Solutions.
The campaign aims to inform those people who are most likely to become a victim of fraud how to spot fraudulent activity and how to prevent themselves from being scammed. It will also advise people who do become victims on how to report it.
If you have been a victim of fraud or would like to know more information, please see the attached poster for details.
03 October 2017Desford and Peckleton Art Club Winter Exhibition
Desford and Peckleton Art Club are holding their annual winter art exhibition over the weekend of Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017 at Peckleton Village Hall on Main Street in Peckleton (LE9 7RE for your satnav). The club have been holding exhibitions for over 20 years now and offer a wide range of quality art work in various media for you to enjoy, all of which is for sale at excellent prices. Admission is free and you can relax and enjoy homemade soup, rolls and wonderful homemade cakes in their cafe. There will be a raffle where you have the chance to win a luxury hamper. Doors are open from 10am to 4pm both days. Go along to support and meet your local artists. You can follow the group on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/dandpartclub or view work on www.dandpartclub.co.uk
25 September 2017New Way to Report Wildlife in our Parish!
Sutton Cheney Parish Council now has its own feature pages on the Leicestershire and Rutland NatureSpot website. If you haven’t visited the NatureSpot website yet, you are missing out on what has rapidly become the most popular resource for identifying local wildlife. NatureSpot provides a photographic guide to over 5,500 species – all found in Leicestershire and Rutland. In addition, the website invites the public to submit sightings of all wildlife seen – helping to build a picture of what lives where in the two counties.
The website is feature-packed, including pages that highlight the wildlife of parishes. Parish is one of these featured parishes. Here you can see a list of all the recent wildlife sightings plus images submitted with these records.
Anyone can submit a wildlife record and the website makes this really easy. Common species are just as important to record as rare species in order to monitor changes in population and distribution over time. Gardens are one of the best places to start your wildlife recording, as well as local parks and open spaces. What visits your bird feeders? Do you see butterflies in the garden? Do you have a pond with frogs? Register with the website and start to record straight away. The form even has a map that you simply click to fill in the grid reference. You can attach a photo to your record if you have one, but this isn’t a requirement. Photos are however a great way to provide evidence of your sightings and can also be emailed to NatureSpot for identification help if you are not sure.
Occasionally species turn up that have not been recorded on NatureSpot before and these are then added to the library and given a new species page. Indeed there have been a significant number of new species seen that are completely new to Leicestershire. So how many more species are there to be found? The truth is that no-one knows and in any case the picture changes all the time with some species expanding their range and others declining. Some of the most commonly recorded species are Little Egrets, Red Kites and Harlequin Ladybirds that would have been very rare sightings just 10 years ago.
If you have an interest in wildlife you will enjoy NatureSpot – and why not make your own contribution to science and conservation by submitting records of your own wildlife sightings?