Broughton & Old Dalby Parish Council

Serving the people of Nether Broughton, Old Dalby, Queensway, Six Hills and surrounding farms

Clerk: Lucy Flavin
Broughton Cottage, 60 Main
Road, Nether Broughton
Leicestershire LE14 3HB

Tel: 01664 822568

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Latest News

The Life of the Turkey Oak Prolonged

The Life of the Turkey Oak Prolonged

Posted: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 23:00 by Lucy Flavin

The large Turkey Oak tree on The Green in Old Dalby is a familiar sight to everyone who lives in or travels through the area. It is believed to date back either to the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897 or the coronation of King Edward VII on 9th August 1902. More »

Unfortunately, following concerns expressed by the Highways Department at Leicestershire County Council, a recent survey into the health of the tree recommended its complete removal.

Recognising the importance of the tree to local residents and to ensure all possible information had been sought the Parish Council commissioned a second survey. At their recent meeting Councillors voted unanimously to follow a second option presented in this latter survey. This option will ensure the health and safety of the tree and users of the The Green and adjacent highway whilst also prolonging the life of the tree.

The tree is to be pruned to a 7meter monolith leaving the lowest structural branches at approximately 1.5m from trunk and shaping the remainder of the tree accordingly. The Parish Council recognises that the tree will look very different following the required work but it is hoped that residents will be able to enjoy this much loved tree in its different form for some years to come.

Copies of both surveys are available below and residents will be kept informed of the timescale for completion of the work. » Less

Traffic Management and Pedestrian Safety

Posted: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 22:48 by Lucy Flavin

Leicestershire County Council Highways Department have now issued a report with responses to the areas of concern expressed by residents through the Community Action consultation exercise conducted during the latter part of last year. This followed on from the development and adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan. More »

As a direct result of this exercise, Highways are conducting a speed and volume survey on the main road through Nether Broughton and also taking steps to try to improve safety at the crossroads at the top of Wood Hill where it connects with Gibson's Lane.

In addition, the Parish Council has agreed to fund a Highways 'design fee' which will be used to develop additional potential traffic calming measures.

The full Highways report is available to view by clicking on the link below; » Less


Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 15:07 by Lucy Flavin

All County roads that are assigned the national speed limit have been reviewed to identify those with an accident rate higher than the national average. As a result of this, the A6006 from Asfordby to Wymeswold has been identified to have a total number of accidents above the national average. Therefore, in order to increase general safety and reduce the accident rate, the County Council proposes to reduce the speed limit from 60mph to 50mph.