Registered users may post items of general interest to their community on this page. Items posted will need to be approved by the Site Administrator before they can be published.
Use the link below to read the latest crime warning from Sgt Granger.
We have put some adverts on Arriva buses around the county and wondered if YOU have spotted one.
Let us know where and when you've seen them by telling us in the discussion forum.
The list of the top 100 village & town sites on Leicestershire Villages has been unveiled for the period between January and March 2008.
To find out how well your village has done just click on the title above or go to the Help section.
If you would like any help in getting your village further up the list you can come along to a FREE training session or you can contact us on 0116 3055676 or email email@example.com.
Leicestershire Cares is a registered charity which encourages businesses to get further involved in their local community/voluntary organisations through a variety of projects. They are looking for projects that could be undertaken by one of their teams - for more information please see below.
The UK European Consumer Centre launched ‘Howard’ the online, interactive shopping assistant - a free tool to help consumers make informed and safer choices when shopping online.
A scheme initially set up in Denmark and Ireland, by simply entering the website’s address and country, Howard will return with a number of details.
Firstly it will reveal when the website was registered. Experience shows that consumers should be very wary when prices seem too good to be true and payment is required in advance by an unsecured method such as bank transfer or cash payment.
People and their Heritage - a free conference providing an opportunity for heritage and conservation enthusiasts to meet and see what others are doing.
Speakers include Chris Gordon of Natural England, Colin Hyde of East Midlands Oral History Archive, as well as volunteers from local heritage groups and Leicestershire County Council to give updates on local projects.
1000's of people over 60 do not claim money that they are entitled to either because they think that they will not qualify or that the forms are far too complicated. It is thought that as many as 50% of those over 60 pay more council tax than they should because they have never informed their council that they are on low income. Many people struggle with day to day tasks and have difficulty moving around both inside and outside their homes. For more advice about the benefits that are available then either contact your local council or Age Concern 0116-299-2233 or look at the DVD on Entitlements for Older People Leics CC web site link 'It's Yours, Claim It'
Severn Trent water are keen to promote their services to community groups.
Leanne Town from the Customer Access Team, is available free of charge to groups who wish to hear about what to do with Bogus Callers claiming to be from the Waterboard, as well as the Confidential Password scheme, and other services.
Leanne can be contacted on 01332 686 043 or by e.mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to fund a '101' phone service to cover the whole of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to respond to anti-social behaviour and non-emergency calls. More details
Submitted by Dr Matthew O'Callaghan – Deadline to sign up by: 17 March 2009
Use this link to sign the petition
This free Public Liability Insurance has been designed to allow Schemes / Associations and volunteers to carry out their legitimate roles with protection for their liability and without fear of personal loss.
Ministers have now approved the continuation of the provision of Public Liability Insurance for registered NW schemes and the new policy begins on 1st April 2008.
Use this link to download a copy of the Insurance Policy
Auction of Promises
Run by the Bradgate Lions Club
Auction of Promises
This is the link to an Auction of Promises run by the Bradgate Lions Club to raise money for the new (DLRAA) Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.
You may find something of interest to bid for or you may even have an idea for me to include as another Lot to add to the auction. Either way please take a look at it and bookmark it as further Lots will be added regularly. I would appreciate you passing the link on to as many family, friends and business acquaintances as you can as the more people we get having a look hopefully the more bids we shall get, thank you. More »
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All Leicestershire & Rutland County registered schemes will work together for the benefit of the community, and will strive to promote the partnership enjoyed by us all with our local constabulary and all other Crime & Disorder Reduction Partners (CDRP).
To add clarity to the expectations of the Leicestershire Constabulary and the Leicestershire & Rutland County Neighbourhood Watch Association in relation to the basic support each partner will demonstrate to each other,a Service Level Agreement (SLA) has been drawn up.
Sparkenhoe Suite, County Hall Glenfield
Seminar starts 7.00pm
Buffet Reception 6.15pm
Speakers include representatives from successful Parish Community groups as well as Action Deafness, The Rural Community Council, Neighbourhood Forums and Community Forums. Displays include energy advice, Leicestershire County Council and Rural Housing. For more details contact email@example.com
Border collie PAT dog Midge
presented with top award
at The House Of Lords.
Entries are being sought for the Leicestershire and Rutland Best Village Competition, which is supported by Leicestershire County Coucil. The 2008 competition is being organised by the Rural Community Council (Leicestershire & Rutland), with financial support from Calor – the UK’s leading supplier of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas). Deadline for entries is April 7th. Further details and an entry form can be downloeded here . Contact for more information Jean Lee (01530 830700 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do you wan to know what is going on in your community?
Do you want to have your say about the future of Markfield?
Celebrate Valentines with us at the Markfield Community Open Day. We need your views about the village and its future. representative from all the major service providers will be present including the County Council, Borough Council, Education, Library, Health and much much more! The day will include a hog roast, rides, a visit from the 637 community bus and refreshments will be available to keep all the family entertained. The evening will include a disco and bar (tickets for this part of the day are available form the community centre) More »
So come and join us on Saturday 16th February at the Markfield Community Centre. The consultation is from 1pm to 6pm with the disco from 7:30pm onwards. » Less
Celebrate the New Year with The Rural Community Council (Leicestershire and Rutland), who have £20,000 of funding to give away.
Community groups in rural Leicestershire are to benefit from a share of the £20,000 New Year prize fund thanks to the Leicestershire Rural Partnership, Leicestershire County Council and the Rural Social and Community Programme.
Grants of no more than £1,000 will be made to successful groups who should submit their applications to the Rural Community Council (Leicestershire & Rutland) by February 5th 2008 to be considered for a share of the fund. More »
A grants panel (made up of partners from Leicestershire County Council, Rural Community Council (Leicestershire & Rutland), Leicestershire Constabulary and The Learning and Skills Council) will determine the successful applications and successful bidders could make their community projects happen within the next 6 months.
Lesley Pendleton Chair of the Leicestershire Rural Partnership said:-
"We know that accessing small amounts of money can be difficult and time consuming. This one-off, easy to apply for fund will, we hope, contribute to making the New Year just a little easier for the many volunteers running community projects in rural Leicestershire.”
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SATURDAY, 15 MARCH 2008 - 7.30 PM
QUENIBOROUGH VILLAGE HALL
7.30 PM (£8/£7 TICKETS: 0116 2697431)
with Susan Flannery and Michael Lunts
Directed by Michael Lunts
The music and humour of the Second World War inspired and uplifted a whole generation during Britain’s darkest but finest hour. In this, their latest show, Home Service, Susan Flannery and Michael Lunts draw on this rich vein of material evoking the hardships, humour and heroism of those, especially women, fighting the war on the Home Front. Against a backdrop of blackouts, bombs, and rationing, the wireless, through the B.B.C.’s Home Service, fought back with a barrage of entertainment while ENSA earned its affectionate nickname providing ‘Every Night Something Awful’! Using authentic broadcasts, songs and sketches from the period, along with first-hand accounts of life in war-time Britain, Susan and Michael bring to life the Forties in all its grit and grandeur. More »
(Raising funds for our refurbishment and the Artservice) » Less
Whether it’s old photographs, details of prominent buildings or local wildlife you can add all of this information to YOUR own village website on www.leicestershirevillages.com and share it with the world.
On Tuesday 15th January there will be a FREE training course at Loughborough library in conjunction with the Community Heritage Initiative, where you can find out more about using your local website. It is easy to use and by the end of the session you should be able to create your own pages including images, sound and even video clips. More »
Local community groups have the opportunity to explore what funding streams may be available to them at a Funding Fayre
The event, which takes place between 12am-4pm on 28th February 2007 at Melton Borough Council, aims to provide advice and information to local groups about funding sources and how to access them. Throughout the day community groups or organisations will get the chance to see at first hand what the various funding bodies have to offer and to speak face to face with their officers. More »
Patrick Shore, the Rural Community Council Funding Officer, who is coordinating the event in partnership with Voluntary Action Melton and Anna Oultram, Rural Policy Officer at Melton Borough Council said: "This is a great way for local community groups to find out how to go about obtaining funding. The range of schemes and bodies can be very confusing so by gathering them all together it makes it much easier for groups to work out the best way forward. As well as the exhibitors' stands we will be running workshops during the day designed to explore which fund best suits individual organisations' needs."
A whole range of funding bodies will be represented from national schemes such as the Big Lottery Fund through to more localised schemes specific to the county. Exhibitors include Clockwise Credit Union, Grantfinder, Lloyds TSB, ProHelp, Business Champions, Ken Chamberlain Trust, Sports Relief, Community Foundation, Boots Fund, Leicester Toolkit and the Regional Office of the Lottery Fund. » Less