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Information for parish councils and communities

We've gathered environmental and transport related information which we think parish councils and communities will find useful.

News and updates

HS2 – temporary road closure

To ensure that the local road network is fit for purpose when the future HS2 Interchange Station is operational, HS2 Ltd contractors LMJV, on behalf of HS2 ltd, will close the M42 between junctions 6 and 7A (northbound) and junctions 7 and 6 (southbound) after evening rush hour on Friday 7 August 2020, and reopen before morning rush hour on Monday 10 August 2020. 

If you have any questions regarding the closure, please contact the HS2 Helpdesk on:

Freephone: 08081 434 434


For updates on the closure see: HS2 in Solihull

Pop-up cycling and walking lanes 

Pop-up cycling lanes and widened pavements are being installed across Leicester and Leicestershire in response to the coronavirus restrictions. They will enable people to get around the city and county, whilst protecting public transport for key workers, and will support local businesses as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased.

Find out the details of the current pop-up walking and cycling lanes on the Choose How You Move website.

The remaining recycling and household waste sites will open in August

Full details of the when the remaining closed sites will be opening can be found in the following press release:

Waste site re-opening media release  Opens new window

To use our recycling and household waste sites customers are still required to make a booking online. If customers do come to you for advice, please direct them to the Book a waste site appointment form.

On this page there are details of what can and cannot be taken to the sites currently and what needs to be done to create an account and book an appointment. If your resident is not online, please ask them to telephone 0116 305 0001 (Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm).

Update on HS2 from a Leicestershire perspective

Leicestershire HS2 update  Opens new window

Highways’ community fund application form and updated options paper

Community and parish funding allocations  Opens new window

Community and parish application process 

Options to support social distancing and active travel 

Application for highways and parish and community funding 

Street lighting columns and structural testing

See our frequently asked questions and a copy of the Licence Application Pack for attaching decorations and hanging baskets etc. for lamp posts:

Lamp post licence FAQ  Opens new window

Guidance notes for attachments   Opens new window

Non-destructive testing companies  Opens new window

Covid-19 approach to transport recovery

For more information on the steps and work that the county council is taking to support the government’s approach to the easing of lockdown restrictions see: Covid-19 approach to transport recovery

Environmental performance summary for the County Council 2018-19  Opens new window

SHIRE Environment Grant 2020/21

Leicestershire County Council are offering grants of up to £3,000 for projects to reduce carbon and improve biodiversity. For more information see: Information, guidance and application forms.

Environment and Transport newsletter

Information and guidance

Roadworks monthly update

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Charnwood District  Opens new window

Harborough District  Opens new window

Hinckley and Bosworth District  Opens new window

Melton District  Opens new window

North West Leicestershire District  Opens new window

Oadby and Wigston District  Opens new window

For the most up to date information on roadworks, use service.


View information about biodiversity for parishes and communities.

Public rights of way

View information on public rights of way for parishes and communities.

Improving the Network

Highways on a page

Available soon.

Road safety measures scheme costs

Road safety measures  Opens new window

Process for undertaking your own improvements

Guidelines for third party funding of highways schemes  Opens new window

Parish clerks presentations

May 2020

LRALC May presentation  Opens new window

For more information view the videos below:

January 2020

Environment and Transport update  Opens new window

Tree management presentation  Opens new window

September 2019

Environment and Transport update Opens new window

Events and training

Presentations from workshops and training we've run recently.


Traffic management workshop presentation - January 2020  Opens new window

Planning workshop - available soon


New biodiversity training sessions available. This training offers you the opportunity to engage with experts about the approach to biodiversity within your parish

Course 1: 21, 28 August and 4 September (10am-11am)
Course 2: 25 September, 2 and 9 October (10am-11am)
Course 3: 16, 23 and 30 October (10am-11am)

The training is split into 3 modules - you must be available on all 3 mornings during the times shown.

Email: for bookings

Watch video for a previous biodiversity training session held on 10 July 2020.

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Events planning

If you're planning an event, contact Please give us 12 weeks notice. 

Discussion board

If you have any questions relating to highways, transport and the environment, please email:  

Answers to any questions raised will be published here.

Useful links

Environment and transport committee reports - roadworks information

Report a road problem - including blocked drains and overgrown hedges.


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