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Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 5:02pm

You could save money on your energy bills with NWLDC Collective Switching scheme!

North West Leicestershire District Council is helping residents to buy electricity and gas together, to bring the price down. The more people who join the scheme, the bigger the savings *

It's so simple... register online at www.nwleics.gov.uk/switch or call 01530 454545 to sign up with a council advisor before Monday 1 February 2016.

Your details will go into a collective auction on Tuesday 2 February , where energy suppliers bid for the registrations. More » More »

The cheapest supplier wins the auction and will send each registered household their energy offer. You are under no obligation to take the offer, but if you do take it, the switch is done automatically by the scheme. You can even sign up if you're on a pre-payment meter.

Visit http://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/switch for more information.

*In October's auction Residents in North West Leicestershire saved an average £260 a year on their energy bills – this could be you! » Less

Vacancy - School Food Supervisor
Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:11am

Join the School Meals Team in Leicestershire.

School Food Supervisor required at Moira Primary School. See attached for more details.

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Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:22pm
Have you ever considered the benefits of learning?

The New Year is a great time to take the leap and go for it, whatever your age or ability. Leicestershire Adult Learning Service courses can help you gain skills and confidence that are crucial for everyone in life and in work.

Learning is like a health club for your brain. And an active mind can stimulate physical activity and keep your spirits high!

It's an all-around fantastic tool for better health!

Learning…

• creates a curious mind and increasing our knowledge leads to an enriching and happier life More »

• can help us make new friends

• helps us to support our children with their learning at school

• new work skills increases our chances of employability or promotion

• helps us to adapt to change and to keep an open mind

• keeps us fit, healthy and active.

Time, finance, distance and lack of confidence can be barriers to accessing learning. So we're helping learners wherever possible by offering day time, evening and one-off Saturday courses in locations around the county to fit in with work and family commitments.

Courses are available at the reduced fee or may be free for learners on low incomes or certain benefits.

They range from short, supported tasters for adults with low confidence, to those leading to qualifications. Look out for additional courses starting throughout the year too.

Whatever you choose we will support you every step of the way.

Contact us to find out what's starting soon near to you on 0800 988 0308 or search and enrol online at www.leics.gov.uk/GoLearn » Less

Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2016 4:38pm
Save money on your energy bills

You could save money on your energy bills with NWLDC Collective Switching scheme!

North West Leicestershire District Council is helping residents to buy electricity and gas together, to bring the price down. The more people who join the scheme, the bigger the savings *

It's so simple... register online at www.nwleics.gov.uk/switch or call 01530 454545 to sign up with a council advisor before Monday 1 February 2016.

Your details will go into a collective auction on Tuesday 2 February , where energy suppliers bid for the registrations. More »

The cheapest supplier wins the auction and will send each registered household their energy offer. You are under no obligation to take the offer, but if you do take it, the switch is done automatically by the scheme. You can even sign up if you're on a pre-payment meter.

Visit http://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/switch for more information.

*In October's auction Residents in North West Leicestershire saved an average £260 a year on their energy bills – this could be you! » Less

Posted: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 7:27pm
Need a special gift but on a budget?

Find examples and your nearest showroom by visiting www.lrrn.org or call 0330 355 0707

Trade Refuse and Recycling Collections during Festive Period 2015
Posted: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:24am

See attached collection dates

Casual Vacancy - Moira Ward
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 8:15am

Notice of Vacancy in the office of Town Councillor

Draft Local Plan Consultation Event
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 8:14am

The Local Plan will affect everyone. Have your say. #LocalPlanMySay

Online consultation www.nwleics.gov.uk/localplanmysay

Email us: planning.policy@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

Come and speak to us. Learn more and have your say.

Wednesday 25th November 2015 6pm - 8pm

Moira Replan 17 Ashby Road Moira

Leciestershire Neighbourhood Watch
Posted: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:20pm

Watch Word Newlsetter Number 39/2015

Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 9:58am
Grab a Tree for free 2015

Grab a Tree for Free 2015

In the National Forest and beyond

The overwhelmingly popular Free Tree Scheme is back again and you can help to continue the success of the scheme by supporting it this year.

The scheme has already seen thousands of trees planted across the district and the District Council is once again teaming up with The National Forest Company to make our district even greener.

There are four trees to choose from: Crab Apple; Hazel; Rowan; Bird Cherry.

Again this year we have the Hedge Fund with residents able to order up to 30 metres of hedging. More »

For full details and to order online please click here

http://www.nwleics.gov.uk/freetreescheme2015

Trees will be available for collection on Sunday 22nd November.

Place your order before 30 October 2015 to receive your free trees

Please note - the Free Tree and Hedge Fund schemes are open to North West Leicestershire residents. If you live outside the district please contact your local council to see if they operate a similar scheme. » Less

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 5:25pm

North West Leicestershire District Council is helping residents to buy electricity and gas together, to bring the price down. The more people who join the scheme, the bigger the savings *

It's so simple... register online at www.nwleics.gov.uk/switch or call 01530 454545 to sign up with a council advisor before Tuesday 13 October.

Your details will go into a collective auction on Wednesday 14 October, where energy suppliers bid for the registrations.

The cheapest supplier wins the auction and will send each registered household their energy offer. You are under no obligation to take the offer, but if you do take it, the switch is done automatically by the scheme. You can even sign up if you're on a pre-payment meter. More »

Visit www.nwleics.gov.uk/switch for more information.

*Residents in Hinckley and Bosworth recently saved an average £291 a year on their energy bills – this could be you! » Less

WILLOW FARM - PRESENTATION
Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:17am

On Wednesday 2nd September from 2pm until 6pm at Moira Youth Club there will be a presentation of the proposals for a Residential Care Development at Willow Farm, Ashby Road, Moira.

The presentation is open to all members of the public and visitors will be able to view drawings of the proposed development. The architects will be in attendance to answer questions or receive comments.

Posted: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 3:22pm
Don't leave it too late!

You can still sign up to an Adult Learning course before 31 August and receive 10% discount on your course tuition fees.

The autumn is traditionally the time to enrol onto a course, and there are 100s of inspiring learning opportunities that could help to change your life for the better.

Some courses lead to valuable qualifications that could impact on your life with job progression, a new career, confidence building to help your children at school or improve your general health and wellbeing with a new interest or increased fitness. More »

Simply browse the courses online, call into your local library or learning centre to pick up a brochure, or call our Freephone enrolment line to get more information on courses. » Less

Posted: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:36am
Sunjay

National Forest Folk Club, The Moira Miners Welfare Club, Moira. DE12 6BP. 01676 540219

Friday 11th September. Tickets £10.00

You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen; singer/guitarist Sunjay is older than his 21 years.

With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn't put it down since. More »

Sunjay's style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC's Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards.

Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK's rising stars. His performances have been described as "mature & confident", while his guitar playing has been hailed as "superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless".

Sunjay clocked over a hundred tour dates in 2013 supporting the likes of Steeleye Span, Martin Simpson, Passenger, and Terry Reid. With two albums already to his name, ('Seems So Real' 2011 and 'One Night Only' 2013) Sunjay has just recorded his third release ("Sunjay" released 29th September 2014).

The self-titled new album features Sunjay at his finest, collaborating with musicians including producer Eddy Morton (The Bushbury Mountain Daredevils), Liam Genockey (Steeleye Span), Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts), Dan Walsh (Walsh & Pound), Sarah Smout (The Gren Bartley Band), and Charlie Barker.

Already creating a stir with talents way beyond his years. A really soothing, natural sound and most definitely destined for bigger things." - Maverick Magazine

"For such a young performer, Sunjay shows real confidence, maturity and ease on stage that it seems like he has been doing nothing else all of his life."Folk All Magazine

"A great voice."- Blues Matters Magazine

"He's a wizard on the guitar; I think I'd call it jazz-folk!"Vin Garbutt

"An amazing picker, a must see."Terry Reid

"Listen, watch and take note." - FATEA Magazine » Less

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Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:11pm
The new-look Adult Learning autumn course brochure is now available!

Would you like to acquire new skills, gain more qualifications, find a different job, develop a new interest or simply take your life in a new direction? The new-look adult learning autumn course programme offers 100s of daytime, evening and weekend learning opportunities that could help you change your life for the better!

View online or browse the course search - visit www.leics.gov.uk/GoLearn. Alternatively brochures will be available in County libraries from early August.

If you enrol before 14 August you get a massive 20% off your course tuition fees! More »

You may also be able to pay by instalments to help you spread the costs. If you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low household income (a single household income of £18,572 or a joint household income of £23,716), you may already be able to access a 70% discount on tuition fees, or courses may be completely free.

Our Learner Support Fund is also available to help meet costs relating to your course, such as your tuition and exam fees, childcare, transport, books and materials, so please ask at enrolment.

Remember - the 20% Early Bird discount also applies to all courses starting next spring and summer!

Follow us on facebook for all the latest news and course information - Facebook.com/Leicsgolearn

Enrol online at www.leics.gov.uk/golearn or ring our enrolment line 0116 305 0820 or freephone 0800 988 0308. Our team of advisors can offer advice about courses and enrolment fees. If lines are busy then please leave your phone number or email address and we will get back to you as soon as possible. » Less

Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 8:34am
FREE COOKERY CLASSES in Moira

LEARN TO LOVE LEFTOVERS! Join our cookery classes for FREE next week:

Tuesday 7th July 7-9pm

Wednesday 8th July 7-9pm

at Moira Village Hall, Ashby Road, Moira, DE12 6DP

Improve your cooking skills and find out how you could save up to £60 a month!

That's extra cash to spend on your holiday. Call 0116 305 7699 or email etddemo@leics.gov.uk

FREE Cookery classes (JPEG, 30 Kb, 650x71)
LCFC Foxes Foundation Charities Run
Posted: Sun, 03 May 2015 5:27pm

I am about to embark on my 5th 90 minute run around the LCFC pitch to raise money for the LCFC Foxes Foundation chosen Charities. My first run took place at the very last match played at Filbert Street before the match against Spurs and I raised £800. In my last 3 runs I have challenged myself to run full laps of the King Power Stadium pitch. I managed to raise £2,711 in 2012 running 51 laps before the West Ham match and raised £1,242 in 2013 running 52 laps before the Watford match . Last season was a great occasion as the team won the Championship and gained promotion to the Premier League. I managed to raise £1,051 running 50 laps before the Doncaster Rovers match.

I have just turned 54 and am not getting any younger... but once again I will be challenging myself to run as many full laps around the pitch before the QPR match that takes place on Sunday 24th May. Those of you who know me will know that I will give maximum effort running around the four corner flags where I am hoping to hit the 50 laps mark once more.

This season's LCFC Foxes Foundation beneficiaries:

Leicester Hospitals Charity

Leicestershire Autistic Society

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (Leicester & Rutland Branch)

Rainbows Hospice

Lord Mayors Appeal (Prostate Cancer UK – Silver Star Diabetes – Leicester Sea Cadets)

LCFC Foxes Foundation Charity Number 1144791 More »

I would really appreciate it if you would make a donation to my just giving page.

www.justgiving.com/RichGunn1961

Donations can also be made by texting GUNN61 With the amount i.e. £5 to 70070

I also have the good old fashioned paper sponsorship if preferred.

Many thanks in anticipation of your help.

Richard Gunn. » Less

Posted: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:00pm
Mobile support service heads to Moira

Local sight loss charity Vista has launched a brand new Mobile Support Service for older people at risk of developing sight loss in Leicestershire.

The service, in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, will tour the county in a specially designed mobile unit, providing information, support and advice.

North West Leicestershire is first on the tour, and during April it will visit a variety of locations across the region.

The Mobile Support Service will visit Moira Village Hall, Ashby Road, Moira on Wednesday 29th April, 10am – 12.30pm. More »

1.8 million people are living with significant sight loss in the UK, and evidence suggests that over 50 per cent of sight loss is due to preventable or treatable causes. Vista will raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sight loss, the importance of early diagnosis and the links between lifestyle and sight loss.

Manned by friendly staff, the vehicle features an open plan welcome area, leaflet display and a seating area for individual consultation and support. During their time on board, visitors can:

  • Learn how a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of sight loss, the importance of regular sight tests and spotting conditions early
  • Find out more about the support and services available through Vista
  • Discover equipment and technologies that can support people with sight loss.

The programme will also support older people already experiencing sight loss, enabling them to access dedicated information, advice and support in their local communities.

A full list of dates, locations and times is available on our website at www.vistablind.org.uk/mobilesupport » Less

NOTICE OF ELECTION
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 1:52am

Notice of Election

Election of District and Parish Councillors

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:03am
More Leicestershire homes and businesses gearing up to reach the high-speed broadband fast lane

More Leicestershire homes and businesses gearing up to reach the high-speed broadband fast lane

A £9.2 million contract to expand high-speed broadband to even more rural communities across Leicestershire was signed on Friday 13th March.

The partnership between Leicestershire County Council and BT will see more than 10,000 extra homes and businesses get access to fibre broadband technology as part of the Government's Superfast Extension Programme.

The latest multi-million pound Superfast Leicestershire contract, signed at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, includes £3.45m from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), £2.3m from BT, £2m from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) as part of its Local Growth Deal and £1.45m from the county council. More »

Pam Posnett, Leicestershire County Council's cabinet member for rural broadband, said: "This contract builds on the success of our current rollout and will enable us to drive broadband speeds up across rural Leicestershire.

"This is an exciting project that is continuing at pace, connecting more communities and businesses together thanks to the internet."

Steve Henderson, BT's regional director for next generation access, said, "The Superfast Leicestershire partnership has already made fibre broadband available to tens of thousands of homes and businesses across the county. This has transformed the way people use the internet, the services that local businesses are able to provide, and the way that everyone can learn online. We're delighted to have been selected by the council to work with them to extend that reach even further in the coming years."

Areas of the county expected to benefit from the contract extension and get access to fibre for the first time include Frisby on the Wreake, Eastwell, Seagrave, Shawell, Lockington, Congerstone, and Orton-on-the-Hill, as well as additional parts of South Wigston, Stoney, Stanton, Blaby, Ullesthorpe and Burton on the Wolds.

A revised interactive map is now available on the Superfast Leicestershire website that shows the full expected coverage across the county. The first properties to benefit from this latest phase are expected to go live towards the end of 2016, with the rollout expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

More than 25,000 premises already have access to superfast broadband thanks to the first Superfast Leicestershire contract signed between Leicestershire County Council and BT in 2013. As part of this work, 124 green roadside fibre cabinets have already been installed and more than 270kms of fibre cable laid.

Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said: "Today's announcement marks the next step in the transformation of the digital landscape of Leicestershire. We want as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband, and this new £9.2 million investment will help us reach another 10,000 local homes and businesses. By 2017, 95% of the UK will be able to access superfast speeds and I congratulate Superfast Leicestershire for the remarkable progress they have made already in helping us deliver this."

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