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Police put out appeal after suspicious device left in a Kirby Muxloe street

Police CarPolice enquiries are ongoing after a bag containing what looked like a suspicious device was found in a Kirby Muxloe street.

A member of the public reported finding the bag in Castle Road at about 7am on Tuesday 11th August.

The area was cordoned off as a precautionary measure while specialists from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit examined the contents.

Barwell Road, near to the junction with Church Road, was also closed to vehicles and pedestrians while initial enquiries were conducted.

The device was found to be ignitable and was safely dismantled. No one was injured.

Officers are now investigating the circumstances and initial enquiries suggest it was an isolated incident.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area during the early hours of the morning, or who saw anything suspicious.

Detective Constable 4461 Helen Small said:

“There was significant disruption to local residents as a result of the road closures and I would like to thank everyone for their patience.

“The safety of the public is paramount and the road closures were in place while experts examined the device and safely dismantled it.

“We are now conducting enquiries into the incident and are keen to hear from anyone who might know who left the bag in Castle Road.”

Anybody who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area during the early hours of the morning or have any information that could assist their enquiries is asked to call DC 4416 Small on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Body of woman found in property in Kirby Muxloe

police 20Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman at a property in Kirby Muxloe.

Police were called to the property in Barry Drive at about 9.40am yesterday (Wednesday February 4) by the fire service following a report of a fire at the address.

The body was discovered in the garage and the scene remains cordoned off to allow for a forensic examination to take place.

A post mortem examination took place yesterday evening and further tests are now being conducted. Formal identification of the deceased has not yet taken place.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident to determine if there are any suspicious circumstances in relation to the unexplained death.

Community-minded residents sought for Kirby Muxloe Parish Council

kirbymuxloeKirby Muxloe residents who have an interest in their local community are being encouraged to join their parish council.

Blaby District Council is looking to appoint additional temporary members to Kirby Muxloe Parish Council, to ensure it remains quorate and is able to act.

In June 2013 Blaby District Council acted under the Local Government Act 1972 and appointed seven individuals to act as temporary members, after it received six signed letters of resignation from Kirby Muxloe Parish Council members.

The temporary members were all very experienced and existing parish councillors within Leicestershire.

The Parish Council still has work to do before it can hold elections and Blaby District Council would now like parish residents with an interest in their local community to get involved

Jane Toman, Director of People, at Blaby District Council, said:

“We would like to encourage new people to get involved; those who have an interest in their local community. They don’t necessarily need to have had experience of standing on a parish council before as full training will be provided.”

Jane Toman - Blaby District Council
Jane Toman:
Councillor training will be provided

Those wishing to stand will need to give formal notification by Wednesday 19 March, but in the meantime Blaby District Council is keen to speak to anyone who is interested.

For more information call Jane Toman on 0116 272 5676 or Colin Jones, Monitoring Officer at Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7569.

A formal notice will appear on www.blaby.gov.uk from Friday 14 March.

Kirby Muxloe temporary parish councillors host meet and greet session

Kirby Muxloe residents will have the chance to meet the newly appointed temporary council members at the Kirby Muxloe village hall on Friday June 28, 7.15pm.

The public meeting will allow residents to ask questions and discuss issues with the temporary parish councillors ahead of the first official meeting on Thursday July 11, at the Kirby Muxloe parish offices.

The meet and greet session is set to last around two hours.

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The team of temporary councillors was voted in last Tuesday at a meeting of Blaby District Council, which took control of the village authority two weeks ago.

Audit catalogued Council ‘failures’

The district body was forced to step in after six parish councillors resigned this month and the parish council no longer had enough members to function.

The departures followed an Audit Commission report, released in May, which listed a catalogue of failures and poor governance at the parish council.

Blaby District Council leader Ernie White told local media*:

“This whole affair has been tortuous but, hopefully, the end is in sight.

“The new people have a hell of a job on their hands, dealing with the Audit Commission report and all sorts of accusations that are still flying around.

“Some of the old guard still remain.

“The new members are all good people, of good repute, who are very experienced and know how to run a parish council.

“They are all strong characters and they won’t take any nonsense.”

For more information call the parish council offices on 0116 238 6408.

*Read more of the background on the Leicester Mercury website