Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy


Clerk: Kate Barker
Springside House, Scotland
Lane, Burton Overy, Leicester

Tel: 07827 797125

Volunteers Needed

1. Community Flood Warden

2. Community Champion

Volunteers are needed to help transform the lives of older, isolated people. VASL are a local community charity based in Market Harborough.

Would you like to become a Community Champion?

To find out more

Or visit www.vasl.org.uk

3. Healthwatch UK

Healthwatch Leicester and Leicestershire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in this area, delivered by Engaging Communities Staffordshire, whose job is to champion for the consumer interests of those using health and social care services across Leicester and Leicestershire and give local people an opportunity to speak out about their concerns and health care priorities. Healthwatch Leicester and Leicestershire can also signpost individuals to local services and give information on what is available. If you want to learn more about Healthwatch Leicester and Leicestershire visit the website by following the link below.

In order to continue to improve the service, volunteers prepared to be involved or to exchange experiences are welcomed.


4. LCC Snow Warden

Leicestershire County Council will be launching the snow warden scheme again this season and would like to invite volunteers to get involved and help their local community during the coming winter. If you are interested please get in touch with the parish clerk, clerk@burtonoverypc.org.uk

The pressure that severe winter conditions places on LCC resources means that the county council cannot spare equipment or workers to treat footways . The objective of the snow warden scheme is to support the use of local volunteers to help clear footways in the local community during prolonged severe weather.

How the scheme works

1.The Parish Council identifies a volunteer snow warden.

2.LCC will agree with the parish council a schedule of footways that would be treated (marked maps would be supplied).

3.LCC will provide the necessary equipment including protective clothing, a shovel, brush and wheelbarrow for the snow warden.

4.The snow warden will undertake the relevant training provided by LCC before they are able to carry out any duties .This will cover safe working practices, manual handling, salt use etc.

5.The identified snow warden will be indemnified against any third party claims providing they operate within the terms of the agreement and adhere to the safety guidelines outlined in the training provided.

6.Written agreement will be drawn up between both parties (Parish Council and County Council) to cover this service.

7.During extreme conditions of snow and ice LCC notifies participating parish councils by telephone, to agree commencement of the footway treatment. If however the parish council does not receive a communication from LCC, the parish council would report any areas of concern , this will enable the parish and county councils to work collaboratively to clear the area.

8.LCC will make a contribution payment towards the cost of the hours worked. This is invoiced by the parish council after each period of severe weather, detailing the dates and hours worked, without this information LCC would be unable to process payment. Currently the level of contribution is £6.89 per hour worked. This payment is a contribution to the parish, not the individual. Remuneration to snow wardens by the parish council is at the discretion of the individual parish council.

A series of half day training sessions for snow wardens will be offered towards the end of November. Further details from the parish council.