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During the warmer weather and as more people use our open spaces we are seeing a significant rise in litter in the town and our open spaces.
We are working as fast as we can to empty all the bins but they are be filled just as quickly. If the bins are full either take it to the next nearest or please take your rubbish home.
A trial of new recycling bins have been located at the Bath Grounds to help ease the situation.

The Town Council owns and services 61 bins in the parish. We have recently added an additional 10 bins to our stock in the parish. In addition, the Town Council upgraded all of its bins during 2019 to 65 litre units and we retired of all the pole-mounted dog waste bins at the same time. This has significantly increased our capacity. Those bins are all installed on Town Council owned land. In respect of litter-picking, the Town Council’s grounds maintenance team are running fast to stand still. We are filling skips at the Town Council depot at about twice our normal rate. There are a number of ‘womble’ groups in the town who are doing a fantastic job as well. I have spoken to the District Council and it has reassured me that it will: • Increase its litter bin emptying in Ashby, paying particular attention to the hotspot areas; • review the size of the current bins and replace them with larger ones where they are needed, if the location allows; • work with our Planning team regarding the provision of litter bins in new developments, as it has been recognised that these are needed; • appoint a barrow-man to circulate around the town to pick litter; • We also discussed the Litter Pledge that we are currently developing and our County wide work with the volunteer litter pickers; In respect of our particular pressure points, please be reassured that the bins in the Bath Grounds and in Hood Park are emptied up to three times per week by the Town Council’s grounds maintenance team. I have a member of staff that works every Saturday and Sunday (including Bank Holidays) and he will empty the bins at particular hot spots, especially the Bath Grounds.

Development proposals for Money Hill, Ashby de la Zouch

The Money Hill Consortium are proposing a development of housing and mixed use development at Money Hill. The Consortium is comprised of Bloor Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Cogent Land LLP.

Money Hill is located to the north of Nottingham Road and east of Smisby Road, and has been identified by North West Leicestershire District Council as a broad location for housing growth in the emerging Local Development Framework. New homes are proposed to help meet Ashby de la Zouch's future housing needs, along with a health centre, a primary school, employment provision, and areas of public open space and community use.

The Money Hill Consortium held a public exhibition at the end of November to talk with and get feedback from the local community on the proposals.

In January the Consortium submitted a planning application to North West Leicestershire District Council for phase 1 of the development, to include 130 new homes, a health centre and community faciliites. To enable the community to find out more about the plans a second drop in exhibition event is being held on Wednesday 23rd January 2013 from 4pm to 8pm. The venue is Ashby School, Nottingham Road, Ashby de la Zouch.

This application is just the first phase of the development of the site and the overall proposals include 605 new homes, a new primary school and Extra Care homes for the elderly. Plans for the next phase will be announced in the spring of 2013.

Click the title to go to the Money Hill Consortium web site.

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