Newtown Linford Parish Council

including Neighbourhood Watch

Clerk: Pam McMorran
76 Main Street, Newtown
Linford, Leicester LE6 0AD

Newtown Linford Neighbourhood Watch

The team is led by the Co-ordinator Pam McMorran. Contact her on 01530 242201 or by email

Roecliffe NHW is led by Councillor Holly Cross - Please contact her through Pam McMorran

All our representatives and the co-ordinator all give their time freely without making any charge even for telephone calls or paper etc. We are proud of this achievement.

Our objectives are to act as a link between the residents of the village, other Watch Groups, the Police and Internet crime.

  • every house in the village automatically belongs to the scheme
  • 138 residents belong to the closed Facebook Group. Search and click to ask to join.
  • Alternatively over 150 residents receive information in an email by blind copy.
  • The Co-ordinator does not disclose your email address or telephone number without asking you first.
  • If you have not supplied your email then please do so as soon as possible.
  • If you change your email address - please remember to let us know.

More information can be read each month in the village magazine which is available on line from this site.

Click to meet the current Beat team

A reminder of how to contact the Police in non-emergencies.

Dial 101. The Voice message will tell you they are connecting you to Leicestershire Police unless you press 1. Wait and the next set of options are:-

1 – to speak to an operator and report your matter.

2. – to leave a message with our beat team. Tap in their collar number and speak when asked to.

Know the law regarding child seats in cars

Laws are in force which require all drivers with passengers under the age of 12 who are under 4'5" (135cm) in height to fit the correct child restraint.

It is important that the correct car seat for the child's height and weight is used. Normal seat belts are designed for adult bodies so children need to use child seats and boosters to place them in the right position to use the seatbelt properly and safely.

If the correct child seat or booster is not used, the adult belt will fit too high over the stomach and in a crash there is a risk of damage to internal organs, as well as a danger that a child could slide under the belt.

Children who are not restrained properly in the back seats of a vehicle also pose a danger to people in the front seats as they can be thrown forward in the event of a crash.

The new regulations state that:

  • All children under three years old must use the correct child seat when travelling in any car or goods vehicle (except in the rear of a taxi if a child seat is not available).
  • Children aged between three and 12 years of age must use the correct child seat/booster cushion when travelling in cars or goods vehicles until they reach about 4' 5" (135cms). Few exceptions are permitted.
  • Taller children and all those aged 12 and over need to use adult belts.
  • Rear-facing baby seats must not be used in seats with an active frontal air bag.
  • There are some specific practical exemptions - for taxis, emergency vehicles, and (for children aged 3 and over) journeys over a short distance in an unexpected necessity.

The penalty for not using a child restraint is a £30 fixed penalty notice for the driver of the vehicle. If the case goes to court, the maximum fine is £500.

For more information and advice on the changes in legislation contact your local policing unit or go to

Parking Myth buster published March 2018

Parking Myth Buster - recently published by County Councillor Deborah Taylor:-

Double Yellow Lines – You are not allowed to park on double yellow lines but you can park to load and unload for a limited period on double yellow lines as long as there is not a no loading restriction on those yellow lines. Double yellow lines also cover the pavement area as this is classed as part of the highway so you can be fined for parking on a pavement beside a road that has double yellow lines.

Blue Badge Holders – Can park on double yellow lines for a limited period of time but they cannot park on double yellow lines that have a no loading restriction in place.

Pavement Parking – Pavement parking is not illegal as long as it is not causing an obstruction. If there is not enough room for pedestrians to walk on the pavement, not enough room for pushchairs/wheelchairs/ scooters to pass on the pavement safely and they are forced to walk on a busy road this is a police matter. The police can get a car removed for causing an obstruction on the pavement but the obstruction must be severe and cause a danger for path users.
If your driveway is obstructed and you cannot leave your property this is an obstruction and you can call the police to get the vehicle removed. If you return to your property and your driveway is obstructed and you cannot assess your driveway this is not obstruction and there is nothing the police can do.

Resident/Business Permit Parking Zones – these are designed to help residents and businesses to park close to their homes or business and make it more difficult for none residents to park. In areas where 40% of residents have off street parking a permit parking scheme will not be considered. Resident Permit schemes also have to be self-funding, so there needs to be enough residents paying into the scheme to cover the costs of the permits and enforcement patrols. Permit parking does not reserve or guarantee spaces exclusively for each permit holder or their visitors.

Note from Clerk - Incidentally I was informed at the meeting I attended yesterday that there could soon be changes to the way Residents Parking Schemes are applied in the near future.