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The Premier League Kicks project, is funded through the Premier League Charitable Fund and Leicestershire Police to provide free football in local communities to create opportunities and divert young people away from ASB and youth related crimes.
The PL Kicks programme is being delivered in Glenfield starting on Saturday 8th October 2016 at Ellis Park, targeting young people from the local area. (Alongside officers from the local Police) More »
It will be Free for all to attend aged 8-18, and will be utilising the astro-turf facility every Saturday evening 6-9pm.With the 10th anniversary of the start of the programme in April 2016 it has a long history of using the power of football and the value of sports participation to help hard-to-reach youngsters in some of the most high-need areas.
By engaging youngsters in constructive activities, including a wide variety of sports, coaching, music and educational and personal development sessions, communities up and down the country have been transformed with impressive sports participation rates and the authorities reporting up to 50% reductions in anti-social behaviour in the areas in which it is delivered.
In the 2014/15 season alone over 50,000 young people took part in the programme. The scheme has also enabled thousands of youngsters to find routes into education, training and employment with volunteering being a key component.
Further information can be obtained from James.Lowbridge@LCFC.co.uk or call 07548 948455 » Less
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:26 by Beverley Greenwood
The popular annual Jobs and Skills Fair will give jobseekers the chance to find local people work and training opportunities.
Taking place on Wednesday 28 September from 10:30am-2pm on the mezzanine level of the Food Court at Fosse Park, the event brings together local employers and support services under one roof.
Working with Job Centre Plus, Fosse Shopping Park and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Blaby District Council has worked with its partners to offer the fair for the seventh year in a row. More »
Over 560 jobseekers attended last year's event, which will also have practical help and advice and organised workshops for anyone looking to improve their future development.
Councillor Lee Breckon, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development, said: "The Fair is an excellent event for anyone looking for a job to meet local employers and to see the vacancies available within the district.
"We encourage local businesses to reserve a place for the day and enjoy the networking benefits and the chance to meet hundreds of keen and eager people on the day."
This event is FREE to attend with pre-registration open from Friday 23 September viawww.blaby.gov.uk/fosse-park-jobs-skills-fair.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:56 by Beverley Greenwood
As you may have heard, back in the Spring a production company visited several times for a BBC show, Dom on the Spot. The two main focuses were abandoned vehicles and dog fouling, particularly after the introduction of the new Public Spaces Protection Order.
Yesterday at 11am on BBC One, 06:30am on BBC Two and currently available On Demand, the first film regarding dog fouling was broadcast.
For those who haven't yet seen it, the broadcast film is available via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kt29sUCTHk (note this link is 'unlisted' and is only available to view with this direct link) . More »
Several minutes after broadcast one person tweeted Blaby DC: "Good to see the excellent work done by @BlabyDC on BBC1 this morning. There are no excuses not to pick up after your doglets."
If you'd like to watch the episode in full, it's on iPlayer at http://bbc.in/2c2XRy7 for the next month.
The second piece featuring abandoned cars is provisionally scheduled to be broadcast on Friday 23 September 2016. » Less
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:03 by Beverley Greenwood