Agenda and minutes

Fosse Community Meeting - Wednesday, 16 March 2016 6:00 pm

Venue: Newfoundpool Neighbourhood Centre, Pool Road, LE3 9GH

Contact: Laura Burt, Community Engagement Officer, (Tel: 0116 454 1876) (Email:  Jason Tyler, Democratic Support Officer (Tel: 0116 454 6359) (Email:

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The Chair will introduce those present and make any necessary announcements.


The Chair and any other Councillors who are present will make any declarations as required by the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.


Councillor Cassidy was invited to take the Chair.


There were no apologies for absence from Councillors.


Apologies were received from Transport Officers and from the City Warden.



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The Action Log of the meeting held on 10 December 2015 is attached for information and discussion.


The Action Log of the meeting held on 10 December 2015 was agreed and noted.




Officers will give an update on highways and transportation matters within the Ward.


The item was deferred.


In response to a question it was clarified that vehicles parked on pavements and abandoned vehicles that caused and obstruction could be dealt with by the Police.  It was reported that there had been recent problems in the vicinity of Tudor Road, due a large number of building firms working in the area.


The Police representatives agreed to monitor the situation.




Officers from Leicestershire Police will be at the meeting to provide an update on police issues in the Ward.


The local Police team provided an update on their activities in the Ward.


Reference was made to ‘Problem Solving Plans’ that had been introduced and recent priorities included activities to reduce motorbike thefts. 


It was reported that youngsters had stolen bikes and ridden them within Rally Park.  Offenders had been identified and arrests had been made and it was considered that instances had declined.


Neighbourhood Watch Schemes had been promoted with leaflets being distributed.  Feedback from residents was requested and the levels of support offered by the Police were explained.


It was reported that issues concerning graffiti as reported to the previous meeting had declined and arrests had been made.


‘The Big Lunch’ arrangements were being made and residents were encouraged to support this community event.


Amendments to the policing area boundaries and changes to the local Police Team were explained and it was noted that the Ward would benefit from more PCSOs being on duty.


An increase in burglaries had caused concern, particularly in the Fosse Road North area.  Police initiatives to ensure that householders were aware of the need to keep their properties secure were reported. 


In response to questions it was noted that there had been incidents of vehicles speeding in the area.  Problems with motorbikes being used in and around the adventure playground were also reported. The Police advised that registration details should be reported with dates and times of incidents, regular reporting assisted the Police priorities and determined the areas of focus for future ‘problem solving plans’.




The City Warden will give an update on environmental and enforcement issues in the Ward, including graffiti removal.



Alexander Kazmierz (City Warden) provided an update on environmental and enforcement issues in the Ward, on behalf of Chris Sutton.


Information concerning work to remove bins on streets was reported, where notices were issued to occupiers allowing a period to appeal against the notice before further action was taken.


A recent focus on littering offences had led to a number of people receiving Fixed Penalty Notices.


Fly tipping instances were increasing and work with the Cleansing Team to remove fly-tips and unwanted bulky items continued.  It was considered that advice concerning the bulky item collection service was often ignored.

Dog fouling instances were also increasing, it was reported that there were many properties in the ward that did not allow dogs to be kept as a restriction to tenancy agreements; however some people were keeping dogs in unsuitable accommodation.


Fly posting had begun to be a problem in the Ward, it was reported that Trading Standards Officers were investigating advertisements, particular a recent example involving kitchen sales.


In conclusion, the use of the LoveLeicester app was explained and encouraged.




Councillors are reminded that they will need to declare any interest they may have in budget applications.


a)        An update will be given on the Ward Community budget together with details of applications submitted for consideration by Councillors.


b)      Feedback will be provided from previous recipients of Ward Community grant funding in respect of their events and activities.


An update on the Ward Community Budget was presented, with details of applications received.


Applicants were present to provide information and answer questions concerning the following applications:


  • “I had a dream” – Inglehurst Junior School
  • Signing network
  • Woodgate Adventure Playground





There were no items of Other Business.





The meeting closed at 7.00 pm.