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Leicestershire Villages website to close
Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 9:55am

We would like to make you aware that the Leicestershire Villages website will be switched off on Thursday 1 September 2016.

Leicestershire County Council decided 2 years ago not to extend the contract for the Leicestershire Villages website when it comes to an end on 31 August 2016.

Since then, we have given village groups and parish councils support and advice on how to move their content and archives onto alternative, free sites before we close this website.

Users of the website are advised to save any information they want to keep. More »

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. » Less

Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 4:39pm
Change Your Life and Get into Learning

Are you looking to learn new skills and gain valuable qualifications that could change your life for the better, or improve your confidence and meet new people?

Well the good news is you can get all of these from joining one of our inspiring and affordable adult learning courses.

Our new brochure is out now, and as an added bonus we are offering a 20% discount on your course tuition fees if you enrol before 31 August.

Look out for a brochure dropping through your door over the next two weeks, or call into your local library or adult learning centre to pick one up. More »

Alternatively view and enrol online at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/GoLearn or call us on 0800 988 0308 or 0116 305 0820 » Less

CBT+ 3 hrs motorcycle training for £10
Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 5:10pm

3 hours post CBT training with a DSA accredited motorcycle instructor.

Enhance your riding skills and awareness of everyday hazards incl., speed, road position, junctions, roundabouts, overtaking & hazard spotting along with a riders individual concerns.

Open to anyone in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who has completed CBT and is still riding on a provisional licence.

On completion each candidate will receive a Certificate and a £35 voucher from Shires Motorcycle Training.

For further information or to reserve a space contact info@shires-motorcycle-training.co.uk or ring: 0116 2518999

Measham & District Community Library
Posted: Sun, 03 Jul 2016 8:20pm

Measham & District Community Library reopens on Saturday 9th July. See attached for more details.

Posted: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 6:10pm

Community groups in Leicestershire can cut their carbon emissions and their energy bills. Leicestershire County Council's SHIRE Community Climate Change Grants were launched in October and have received a warm welcome.

Parish and Town councils, charities, community groups and religious organisations can apply for up to £5,000 towards a wide range of community schemes in Leicestershire, including energy efficiency audits, new heating systems, renewable technology and insulation in community buildings such as village halls, community centres and church halls, as well as composting, recycling and food growing projects, surveys, training courses, volunteer days and community events relating to climate change and energy efficiency. More »

Although there is no closing date for applications, funds are limited and must be spent by the end of March 2010.

For further details contact Kate Nightingale (Grants Administrator) on 0116 305 7971 or » Less

Posted: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 8:11pm
Could you help bring a 1620s garden to life?

Have you got 'green fingers'? Have you ever considered volunteering your gardening skills?

Call 0116 305 0552 . Email: nicola.seika@leics.gov.uk

Join our heritage team to become a 1620s Garden Volunteer. Share and learn new skills.

Visit: http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2015/12/21/Volunteer_Gardener_and_Interpreter_DLH.pdf

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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