Old school buildings in Church Langton
View of Church through trees, Church Langton
View of Cricket Club and field
Welcome to the website of East Langton Parish Council, serving the villages of Church Langton and East Langton.
The Clerk is Mrs Alison Gibson and her contact details are at the bottom of this page. Alison is also the Clerk to neighbouring Tur Langton Parish Council.
For details of our Parish Councillors see The Council page
Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, with alternate meetings primarily to decide on Planning Applications. If there are no applications for consideration and no other important items Planning Meetings may be cancelled. Full details of all meetings are on the Council Meetings page. Members of the public are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings, which are usually held in the Langtons Community Hall , Stonton Road, Church Langton.
However, due to the current Coronavirus restrictions and following the new Government legislation East Langton Parish Council will be holding Parish Council meetings online using Zoom.
The relevant legislation is The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 , which permits members to be present and attend a meeting without being present in the Council Chamber or together in the same place. Virtual Meetings are open to Members of the Public. Agendas and details of links to access meetings are available on our meetings page
See the Council's Remote Meeting Protocol below:
Council, Remote Meetings Protocol (PDF, 85 Kb)
Parish Council owned Street Furniture and Trees
On our Community Pages you can add details of upcoming events on our What's On page or if you are a local business or community group you can add your details to the Directory . Submissions will be moderated and we aim to check items within seven days.
General Data Protection and Privacy Notices
Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 19:52 by Alison Gibson
Harborough Police Newsletter May 2021
Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 12:40 by Alison Gibson
Fraudsters are poised to target the British public with ticketing, travel and health insurance scams as consumers look to book in much-needed social activities as lockdown restrictions ease. The alert comes as the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign publishes guidance below on how consumers can protect themselves in the lead-up to further easing of lockdown restrictions from 17 May. More »
With many people booking holidays and tickets to concerts and summer festivals, criminals are staying one step ahead by advertising holidays and tickets at low prices or for sold out events, illegally profiting from consumers who are looking for good deals or wanting to attend fully booked events. In some instances, scammers are charging people for the new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which is available free of charge, or advertising fake 'vaccine certificates' online.
Experts at impersonating trusted organisations such as travel agencies and hospitality firms, these fraudsters are using a range of sophisticated methods to approach their victims, including scam emails, telephone calls, fake websites and posts on social media. To stay safe when booking holidays and tickets, people are reminded to always follow the advice of the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign and take a moment to stop and think before parting with their money or information in case it is a scam.
Here are some of the new ways you can be scammed when booking a holiday -
A - Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) scams
When travelling in the EU, people can access emergency and medical care with a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). This card has replaced the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Criminals are capitalising on this new card to commit fraud, by asking you for payment details when the card is FREE. They are advertising these cards on fake websites that look like that of the NHS. The sites claim to either fast-track or manage your application process before charging you an up-front fee.
B - Vaccine certificate scams
The UK government is currently looking into the use of vaccine certificates or a passport for people to use once restrictions lift, which shows whether people have been vaccinated, have recently tested negative or have natural immunity after being ill with Covid. As we await the government's announcement, criminals will be using the opportunity to target people with fake Covid certificates and passports. They may defraud people via phishing emails, 'spoofed' calls, social media posts, fake apps or adverts claiming to be offering Covid certificates or passports. Often posts include a link leading to a fraudulent website used to steal personal and financial information in order for the criminal to commit fraud.
C - Ticketing scams
As events, concerts, festivals and theatre shows reopen from 17 May, criminals will be on the look out to take advantage of people booking these events. Criminals either set up fake websites or social media profiles to sell tickets that are either fraudulent or don't exist. Websites may even look similar to the genuine organisation's one but subtle changes in the URL can indicate that it's fraudulent. Make sure you book tickets directly through official sellers who are members of the self-regulatory body STAR, as anything else could be a scam.
Remember "is it too good to be true" then it probably is, and in all these cases follow this advice -
1 - Where possible, book directly with an established hotel or through a reputable travel company/agent that is a member of a trade body such as ABTA or ATOL.
2 - Always access the website you're purchasing from by typing it in to the web browser. Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails or social media posts. The website should use the padlock symbol to indicate that the site is secure.
3 - Always use the secure payment options recommended by reputable online travel providers and don't accept requests to pay separately via a bank transfer.
4 - Where possible, use a credit card when booking holidays over £100 and up to £30,000 as you receive protection under Section 75 of the Credit Consumer Act. » Less
Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 12:07 by Alison Gibson
The website www.dyingmattersleicestershireandrutland.com aims to support people through every stage of dying, death and bereavement by providing comprehensive information and by detailing contacts of the many health and care support services available across both counties. More »
The initiative was first piloted in Rutland at the end of 2020 and is led by Dr Sarah Furness, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland. Now, with support from the LLR Clinical Commissioning Groups, it has been expanded to support communities in Leicester City and Leicestershire as well as in Rutland.
The website helps people to start those difficult discussions with loved ones and highlights the importance of end-of-life planning, by putting key documents in place such as an Advance Care Plan and ReSPECT form, to ensure each person is able to have the best end of life possible.
The core focus of the initiative is on how to protect people's quality of life at every stage, whilst the website also addresses the many difficult questions on many people's minds, such as what to expect during the last days and how to prepare and support loved ones, including children, through loss.
Dying Matters in Rutland believes that no one should ever have to grieve alone or become isolated through grief and this is why great emphasis is also placed on helping those who are left behind. The website not only explains the practicalities and legalities of reporting a death and organising a funeral, but it lists a wide range of bereavement support organisations, including drop-in centres and organisations that provide religious and spiritual support. » Less