Don't forget tonight is the Grand Opening of the New Play area on Gotham Road commencing at 5.30pm.  Refreshments will be available at a small charge plus gifts for the children.  Lets hope the rain keeps off!

It's official!

The new playground is now completed and late this afternoon passed all the final safety checks. The park will be officially opened on 23rd September at 5.30pm so watch this page and notice boards for further details. Until then please do enjoy all the new facilities


Environment & Resources


Prepared by: Coordination Officer


Tel No.           (0115) 9774702
Fax No.          (0115) 9773614

Date:               Tuesday, 18th August 2015

Roadworks Notification


Road & Location:                 COSTOCK ROAD, EAST LEAKE

(Between its junctions with MEETING HOUSE CLOSE and SHEEP PLANK LANE)

Times and Dates:                 From 07.30 Hours on Tuesday 8th September 2015 until 18.00 Hours on Saturday 10th October 2015

Carried out for:                     David Wilson Homes

Carried out by:                      Newline Civil Engineering Ltd

Nature of restriction:            Temporary Prohibition of Driving

Description of works:           Storm & Foul Sewer Outfalls for New Development      

Diversion route:                    via Costock Road, East Leake – Leake Road, Costock – Main Street, Costock – A60 Loughborough Road, Costock/Rempstone – A6006 Ashby Road/Melton Road, Rempstone – Loughborough Road, East Leake – Castle Hill, East Leake – Main Street, East Leake and vice versa

Enquiries to:                         Philip Hames (Newline Civil Engineering Ltd)

                                                Tel No: 01162 600600

Emergency Contact:            Philip Hames (Newline Civil Engineering Ltd)

                                                Tel - 07907 694150

Additional Information:       Delays are expected.




The installation of the new play equipment is proving to be very exciting and interesting. We have had lots of positive feedback and questions from members of the local community. So many people have said that they have enjoyed sitting watching the project develop before their eyes and we know the young people are very keen and eager to try out the new equipment.

The project is well within the timed scheduled. The contractors who have installed the equipment should be moving off the site by the end of this week. There is special flooring to go down in the green fenced off area and this work is scheduled in for week commencing 17th August. We are told this will take approximately three days. Then there will be any final touches and installation of last minute equipment which can’t be done before the flooring is put down. Finally we need a safety inspection by a playground inspector before we can allow the new play area to be used.

So, your patience is requested for just a little while longer. We will let you know when the new play area is to be opened and safe for your use.

In the meantime, please do observe the safety notices and do not enter the area whilst the play equipment is being installed. This is for your own safety and the Parish Council cannot accept any responsibility for your safety if you choose to ignore the warning signs. The equipment is to be subject to final inspection before use so please be mindful of the safety signs.

The Parish Council is to arrange an official opening ceremony and this will be discussed at its Amenities Committee meeting on Tuesday 18th August but the park will be opened for use prior to the ceremony taking place.

Thank you for respecting the work being done and to those of you who have kept a watchful eye on the security of the area it is very much appreciated.

A huge thank you to the contractors who have worked so hard on the project and who again have said how much they have enjoyed working in East Leake and meeting and talking to so many people about the project. They have been a joy to work with.

We’ll let you know when the park is open for your use.

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