Carlton Parish Council
Carlton is a small rural parish and village in the attractive countryside of western Leicestershire, and the Borough of Hinckley & Bosworth. The Parish has a population of around 340, with 305 registered electors and 144 dwellings in 2015. The Parish precept in 2017-18 will be �8,000; the Council Tax is the third lowest in the Borough.
The village of Carlton is a mile north of the rural centre of Market Bosworth. Saint Andrews church is in the centre of the village, The Gate Hangs Well public house at the eastern end, and Carlton Green at the western end.
Although Carlton is in Leicestershire, Post Office mail is delivered from Nuneaton, and the postal address is therefore Carlton, Nuneaton, Warks, CV13. This can lead to confusion.
Carlton is served by the 153 bus service between Market Bosworth and Leicester, which runs two-hourly on weekdays and Saturdays.
Carlton is crossed by the Leicestershire Round circular path, and is at the hub of a network of well-marked public footpaths, many of which have few stiles. The Parish Council has an ongoing programme to replace all stiles with gates, working closely with the Carlton Footpath Group and the County Council. The Parish is also traversed by the Ashby Canal and the Battlefield Line preserved railway.
Carlton Parish Council is responsible for the Carlton Diamond Jubilee Orchard, an area of public open space between Barton Road and Nailstone Road at the eastern end of the village. The Diamond Jubilee Orchard also contains a small Toddlers Play Area. The Orchard has been developed and is largely maintained by the Carlton Gardening Group - see their page on this site for up to date information.
The Parish Council also manages the closed churchyard, the Parish Cemetery, two village greens (Carlton Green and the Glebe Farm Green), Little Lane (a walk and nature refuge), two bus shelters and a former BT telephone kiosk which now houses the community defibrillator, managed by the Carlton Defibrillator Group.
There is a container for batteries for recycling in the defibrillator kiosk in front of the church. The Keep Carlton Tidy Group ensures that public areas are kept free of litter.
There are eleven affordable homes in Carlton, comprising four two-bedroomed bungalows and seven two-bedroomed houses. Two of the houses are for shared ownership, the other properties are for rent. These homes are reserved for people with a strong local connection, and are not subject to right-to-buy. Applicants for one of these homes must be on the Housing Register of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council. Any vacancies are advertised through the Choice-based Lettings Scheme. The affordable homes are managed by Nottingham Community Housing Association, with local input from the Northfields Liaison Group.
Code of ConductCurrent code of conduct
Complaints ProcedureCurrent complaints procedure
Emergency PlanCarlton Community Emergency Response Plan 2013
Grant Awarding PolicyCurrent grant awarding policy
Green Space StrategyCurrent Green Space Strategy
Housing Needs SurveyCarlton Housing Needs Survey Analysis Report Sept 2017
Information CommissionerCurrent registration certificate
Current registration entry
The Model Publication Scheme was adopted by Carlton Parish Council on 9th September 2015Model publication scheme
Schedule of Information Available
Register of Members InterestsRegister of Members Interests
Register of Members Gifts & Hospitality
Toddlers Play AreaTPA Management Policy
TPA Inspection checklist
RoSPA Risk Assessment
Post installation inspection
Annual inspection Aug 2016
Annual inspection Aug 2017