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Tree surgeon fined for contravening Tree Preservation Order

An Aboroculturist has been ordered to pay £569 by Leicester Magistrates' Court for unauthorised work on two trees in Littlethorpe under Tree Preservation Orders (TPO.)

Thomas Bale, of Fleckney-based Long Field Tree and Hedge Care Ltd, undertook work on a Horse Chestnut Tree and Lime Tree in April. Both trees have been protected under a TPO since 2011.

A TPO protects trees which are considered to... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:17 by Beverley Greenwood

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Glenfield’s Christmas Lights

Glenfield’s Christmas Lights

Join the fun on the 1st December 2017. Carols, fun and refreshments at St Peter's Church Centre, Church Road
starting at 6:30 pm.

Lights on in The Square at 7:00 pm with music provided by the Ratby Mid Co-operative Band

Posted: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:56 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: News, Community

Phantom Debt Collectors and Bailiffs Fraud Alert

Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by bogus bailiffs requesting payments for a "phantom" debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a bailiff working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt.

The caller will request payment by means of bank transfer and if this is refused, will... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:37 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: News, Community, police

Armistice Day Remembrance Service

Armistice Day Remembrance Service

Saturday 11th November 2017 at 10.45 am at the War Memorial, St Peters Church, Glenfield, Leicester.

Cllr. R. Bowers, Chair of the Parish Council will be in attendance and lay a wreath paying tribute not only to those who died but also to their families, those who were injured and those who survived.

When should you start wearing a poppy?

Traditionally it is worn for the two weeks leading up to Armistice... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:54 by Beverley Greenwood

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Consultation on waste collection changes opens

Consultation on waste collection changes opens

A four-week consultation is to be launched on Blaby District Council's plans to change its refuse and recycling collections from June 2018, following a substantial reduction in funding.

£740,000 will be lost from June 2018, including £505,000 in recycling credits from Leicestershire County Council. The remaining £235,000 of a five-year, £2 million Central Government grant awarded... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:22 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: News, Community, Consultation

Love Your Community? Love Blaby Lottery

Love Your Community? Love Blaby Lottery

A new lottery with a £25,000 jackpot is launching in the District of Blaby to support local good causes.

Blaby District Council's Councillors approved plans for the authority to launch its own online community lottery, Love Blaby Lottery, to benefit local community organisations across the local area.

Tickets cost just £1, with 60p given to local good causes, compared to only 28p in every... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:25 by Beverley Greenwood

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Blaby District Council’s Employment Support for residents of the District

Details of the Employment Support Service

A service to help give residents in the District of Blaby the tools to progress towards employment is now available.

Employment Support now offers local residents the opportunity to build confidence and find work. The team of two experienced support workers have already succeeded in helping several people gain interviews and jobs.

The service offers a 'one stop... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:00 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: Community, News

Council successful in stopping unwanted development

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

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... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 08:27 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: News, Community, Planning

40th Anniversary WI Branch in Glenfield

40th Anniversary WI Branch in Glenfield

In 2017 the WI celebrate 40 years as a WI Branch in Glenfield.


Why not join them at their September meeting on Thursday 7th at 7.30 pm in the Memorial Hall, Stamford Street, Glenfield, LE3 8DL.

The speaker is Richard Adams who is going to give an illustrated talk entitled "Memories are made of this".

The October meeting is on Thursday 5th at 7.30 pm entitled "Holiday Experiences".... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:33 by Beverley Greenwood

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Citizens Advice 'Switch & Save' Roadshow

Citizens Advice 'Switch & Save' Roadshow

'Switch & Save' roadshow coming to 4 venues across Blaby District this September.

Could you save money on your energy bills? Leicestershire Citizens Advice are inviting people to bring a bill or letter to one of their roadshow events in September to get a comparison of energy providers. The first event takes place on the 13th September 2017 with Glenfield's on the 28th September 2017 - other events... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:30 by Beverley Greenwood

Tags: News, Community

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