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Annual Spring Garden Competition

Annual Spring Garden Competition

The closing date for submissions for this year's Spring Garden Competition is 21st April 2018, and now is the time to nominate your garden or a neighbour's. Just forward the address to Glenfield Parish Council at Park House, Stamford Street, Glenfield or e-mail admin@glenfieldparishcouncil.org.uk.

Remember that the garden must be visible from public footpaths. Judging will take place on or before 28th April 2018.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:18 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: Community

High Court dismisses Countesthorpe appeal

Blaby District Council's refusal of an application of up to 170 dwellings in Countesthorpe has been upheld by The High Court.

The application on land adjacent to Leicester Road and Foston Road in the village was refused back in November 2016. The Council rejected the plans, submitted by Catesby Estates Limited, after the application conflicted with policies set out by the Blaby District Local Plan, which seeks to promote sustainable development.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:48 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: News, Community

Consultation on the draft Assessment of whether the regulatory burden imposed by the proposed byelaws is proportionate.

Following the consultation held in July 2017 to October 2017 encouraging residents to help shape an updated set of byelaws designed to enable everyone to share and enjoy Glenfield's parks and green spaces, we are now required to consult and seek the comments and inputs from local users of these facilities on a draft assessment of whether the regulatory burden imposed by the proposed changes to the byelaws is proportionate.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:03 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: Community, Consultation

Dog theft awareness campaign launched

A campaign launched by the Dogs Trust to make owners aware of an increase in dog thefts is being supported by Blaby District Council.

Residents are being reminded to ensure they remain vigilant at all times with their dogs. Thefts commonly take place outside shops, with owners reminded not to leave their dog unattended in any public areas.

The Dogs Trust is urging residents to follow three steps to reduce the.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:24 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: Community, News

Lives not Knives

As a National Campaign for Knife Crime continues this week I wanted to thank everyone who has helped promote the prevention messages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to discourage people carrying knives.

We can see every day in national and local news the presence of knives and the tragic consequences of their use on families, friends and neighbourhoods.

Since October, when I provided an update on.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:21 by Annie Armstrong

Tags: police, Community

Blaby Lottery total tops £13,000

Blaby Lottery total tops £13,000

Just two weeks after launch, the Love Blaby Lottery has already raised an estimated £13,000 for local good causes.

Following the start of ticket sales in late January, over 400 have been sold across the 30 district-based organisations. This means the estimated yearly total for all tickets has already hit over £13,000.

Promotional events in Fosse Park, Pavilion Leisure Centre and the Whetstone Co-op.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:32 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: News, Community

Planning breach costs couple over £4,000

Planning breach costs couple over £4,000

Two residents in Enderby have been ordered to pay over £2000 each after breaching planning regulations at their home.

The case, dating back to October 2015, investigated unauthorised works at the home of Dr Reeta Herzallah and Mr Hamdi Almasri of Old Church Road, Enderby. The development included the conversion of their garage to habitable accommodation and the erection of fencing, preventing off street parking at the property. The couple.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:05 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: News, Community, Planning

Council urges collar and tag awareness

Council urges collar and tag awareness

Blaby District Council is urging residents to ensure they do not fall foul of a law fining dog owners failing to have appropriate identification on their dog.

The Control of Dogs Order (1992) says that a dog in a public place must wear a collar bearing the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag.

As part of the Council's efforts to make dog owners.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:54 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: Community, News

Blaby District Council agrees refuse and recycling changes

Plans to move waste collections in the District of Blaby to alternate weekly have been approved by Councillors in response to a reduction of £745,000 of external funding.

Following the loss of £505,000 in recycling credits from Leicestershire County Council and £240,000 in a central government grant to run weekly recycling collections, Blaby District Council has spent a considerable amount of time looking at the.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:13 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: News, Community

Investigations lead to flytipping fine

Investigations lead to flytipping fine

An Enderby resident has been fined £400 for flytipping bed and mattress packaging following extensive investigations.

Blaby District Council's Environmental Health team were made aware of the dump of rubbish at Enderby Hall, back in October. Their investigations led the team to speak with people across the country to identify the flytipper after discovering the packaging had originated in East Sussex.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:43 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: News, Community

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