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Parents of children who will be four years old before 1st September 2015 and starting school for the first time or transferring from an infant to junior school need to apply for a place before the 15th January 2015.
If parents apply late - even if they live next door to the school - their child is unlikely to get a place at their local school if all available places have been filled.
You can apply for your child's place online at: www.leics.gov.uk/admissions. For general enquiries about the admissions process please call the Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 6684 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. More »
Online applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt and be able to view the decision online on 16th April 2015. » Less
The Parish Council has been discussing various options for replacing the dilapidated and somewhat unsightly buildings at the Cemetery for the past year or so.
The two concrete sectional garages housing the workshop and store for the vehicles and equipment used by the Grounds staff are long past their sell-by date. The brick built staff room and facilities are in need of complete refurbishment to bring them up to the standard expected of a large Parish and indeed to comply with health and safety legislation. More »
After several quotes were received for the provision of a new building the Council opted to engage Three Counties Steel Buildings. An application for planning permission is currently with Blaby District Council awaiting approval for work to commence.
The two sectional garages will be removed completely and a new steel building erected on the site in a slightly different position to allow the tractor, van and ride-on mowers to be stored securely and to provide room for all other equipment. The new building will include an insulated workshop that can be heated and lit to necessary standards.
The whole structure will sit on a concrete raft. The construction will be sympathetically built and surrounding area repaired and restored to reflect its position within the Cemetery grounds.
Major refurbishment of the brick built shed has recently been completed. This included the installation of a new electricity supply (which will also serve the workshop) and new staff amenities inside the building. The original staff toilet now provides a facility for users of the Cemetery that will remain open during working hours.
All works will be undertaken by professionals and overseen by a Construction, Design and Management Consultant to ensure current regulations are complied with. The Council will also require assurance that contractors will work sensitively in the Cemetery environs. Interments will take place as required and visiting will still be possible to all sites within the Cemetery; however water may not be available at all times.
It is anticipated that construction of the main building will take place during late autumn and last for around 5 weeks. » Less
There is always an increase in calls relating to anti-social behaviour on Halloween and we want to encourage trick or treaters to respect people's wishes and not to knock on doors where they are not welcome.
A campaign to reduce the number of complaints about Halloween related anti-social behaviour has been launched by the Leicestershire Anti-social Behaviour Delivery Group
Double sided posters are being distributed with two messages:
- Residents who want trick or treaters can display the message: 'Trick or Treaters Welcome Here,'
- Those who don't, can display the other side that says: 'No Thanks Trick or Treaters.'
Posters are available from police stations, in libraries, council offices and community centres for collection. Or you can download it from www.leics.gov.uk/halloween or from the police website. More »
Many young people in Leicestershire will be knocking on doors in the spirit of Halloween and, if done in the right manner, this isn't anti-social behaviour but can be fun.
We'd encourage parents to accompany young children and take time to talk to their older children about responsible trick or treating and to find out what their plans are for Halloween and where they are going to be."
We are asking residents to be tolerant of young people who are trick or treating but we are here to support residents who experience genuine problems. If you are affected by anti-social behaviour please call Leicestershire Police on 101* or Crimestoppers, which is free** and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.
- Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile phones and land lines.
- Please note some mobile phone service providers may charge for this call. » Less
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shellac polish is applied on to the natural nail and cured for two minutes in a UV Lamp and ready to go, no worrying about smudging them. Can stay on nails for 2weeks with no chipping or peeling (depending on how hard your hands work). More »
Hands and Toes £18.00 ( one colour)
French - extra £2.00
Rock Star Nails - extra £1.50
Stamping,Nail art, gems and foils please ask for prices
For bookings please txt/call Jenny on 07841388767 » Less
Journey through the ages
(In conjunction with LOROS and The Fleet Auction Group)
Live music from Jersey Budd and Rihanna Tribute Act.
Choreographed fireworks, bonfire, fairground rides and food, Free museum entry including the Battle Dress Exhibition.
Saturday 1st November 5pm*
Tickets: Advance £5, Gate £7, Under 3s free
Family of 4 (2+2) £18 Pre-booking only
*The only vehicles allowed on site will be vehicles with disabled parking permits (which must be prebooked over the phone when purchasing tickets) and their last entrance is at 6.15pm. More »
Shared Lives not only offers people entering into a Shared Lives arrangement the chance to be part of a family, but also to be part of the wider community. Shared Lives also supports people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions and older people to live more fulfilling and independent lives.
Find out more about Leicestershire's Shared Lives Service and their carers at an event on 15 October 2014, 10am - 3pm at Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG.
This event is open to service users, families, health and social care professionals, care organisations, shared lives carers and anyone who may be interested in using shared lives services or becoming a carer. There will be a number of exhibitors promoting healthy lifestyles as well as Memory Plus. Why not come along and speak to existing shared lives carers and members of the Shared Lives team to find out more about the range of services our carers can offer? These include: More »
- Family-based alternatives to residential care and day centres
- Longer term placements, short breaks and day services from their own homes
- Support for older people and adults with learning disabilities, mental health conditions, physical disabilities and dementia
Leicestershire's Shared Lives Service want to recruit more skilled and experienced carers, so if you are interested in becoming a Shared Lives carer come and talk to us on 15 October or visit our website www.leics.gov.uk/sharedlives, call us on 0116 305 3964 or email email@example.com. » Less
Parents of children who transfer schools next year are reminded that 31 October 2014 is the closing date to apply for secondary school places.
Remember that moving to the next school is not automatic and parents need to apply for a place before the 31 October 2014 closing date.
The transfer process is the same for all community, voluntary controlled, voluntary aided, academy, foundation, trust, faith, free or studio schools.
If parents apply late - even if they live next door to the school - their child is unlikely to get a place. More »
1. Burglars are less likely to target a home that looks occupied. Use a timer to switch lights on when you're away.
2. Close your curtains and blinds so burglars can't see your valuables through your windows.
3. Lock your sheds and outbuildings – and an outside light can blow the cover of darkness for a would-be thief.
4. Install a burglar alarm – the box on the front of your house will act as a visible deterrent, but you should also set the alarm for when you're away.
5. Carry out a general security check. It takes no more than two minutes to lock your windows and doors.
Did you know that by simply entering your postcode on the Neighbourhood Watch website, www.ourwatch.org.uk you can find out what crimes have been reported and the outcome?
You can also find out if there is a Neighbourhood watch scheme near you, and how to set one up if there isn't!
THERE IS NO CHARGE AT ALL TO JOIN NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH IN LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND
The iconic Neighbourhood Watch window sticker has been given a new 'meerkat' twist as the famous characters use their cheeky charm to help attract a wider audience.
Members both new and old are able to obtain a special edition Neighbourhood Watch window sticker by emailing Marion Lewis OBE at firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, address and required number of stickers.
BT has helped to launch a child internet safety portal – with the backing of the Prime Minister.
David Cameron hailed the new Internet Matters.org portal, which was founded by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media and helps parents safely surf the web with their children.
Working with online safety experts, InternetMatters are there to guide you through the many issues children can experience when using the internet
Blaby District Council is looking to the public to help with planning how sport and physical activity is delivered within the district.
The Council receives funding from Leicestershire County Council to deliver on what needs are identified, which is where views from local residents come in.
Councillor David Clements, Corporate Services, Performance and Leisure portfolio holder at Blaby District Council, said: "In order to plan the right services for the district we need to know what residents want in their area, from activities to facilities, and which ages or groups need more for them. More »
"We are therefore running a public consultation and would greatly appreciate residents letting us know their thoughts and providing us with any suggested changes."
For further information call 0116 272 7703. » Less
We're currently recruiting Waste Action Volunteers (WAV's), who are experts in helping others to reduce the amount of rubbish that they send to landfill.
In Leicestershire, every two weeks we throw away enough waste to fill the Albert Hall; we need your help to reduce this.
Why get involved?
- you can help residents in your community to reduce their waste and save money
- gain work experience in waste and environmental topics
- learn new skills and gain experience to add to your CV
- meet new people, make new friends and get involved with your local community
After initial training, Waste Action Volunteers are expected to volunteer just 30 hours a year. You can use your skills and experience to choose how you do this. More »
Debbie Wilbur, a Waste Action Volunteer from Hinckley, said: "I wanted to become a WAV because I've always had an interest in the environment and was brought up not to waste things. I did an environmental degree but work as a supply teacher, so volunteering as a WAV fulfils my desire to work in an environmental capacity."
She uses her skills and experience as a teacher and brownie leader to volunteer to educate children about reducing waste and making our surrounding environment a much nicer place to live.
From Monday 29 September, customers on the Enderby service 203 will be able to get off at either Aylestone Road (Leicester Royal Infirmary), Oxford Street (De Montfort University) or at the Park & Ride stop at St. Nicholas Circle (near High Street). Passengers can also catch the Park & Ride back to Enderby from these new locations.
For more information visit http://quicksilverbus.co.uk/park-and-ride-leicester/enderby/
Commuters can try the Park & Ride for free on Wednesdays in September when presenting the driver with a promotional voucher before 9am.
The free tickets can be used for unlimited day travel between the Park & Ride sites at Birstall, Enderby and Meynell's Gorse and Leicester.
Vouchers can be downloaded from www.quicksilverbus.co.uk/villages or can be picked up from terminal buildings at Birstall and Enderby. They are also available on the Park & Ride buses and other selected local outlets (while stocks last). Alternatively, vouchers can be requested by calling the helpline on 0116 305 0002.
Then why not expand your horizons and build up your experience with a Stepping Stones rural skills training course?
There are a variety of courses available including Dry Stone Walling, Coppice Management and Hurdle Making for the 2014/15 season.
Full details are available online at www.leics.gov.uk/stepping_stones_training.htm or contact the Stepping Stones Project on 0116 305 7221/7264 or email: email@example.com for more information and to book a place.
Parents are urged to look out for the school place application packs for children who transfer to secondary school in the autumn term 2015 that will be landing on their doormats over the next couple of weeks.
Remember that moving to the next school is not automatic and parents need to apply for a place before the 31st October 2014 closing date.
The transfer process is the same for all community, voluntary controlled, voluntary aided, academy, foundation, trust, faith, free or studio schools
If parents apply late - even if they live next door to the school - their child is unlikely to get a place. More »
The RCC is pleased to announce that booking is now open for this year's Community Action Seminar which will take place at County Hall, Glenfield on 2nd October from 5 – 8pm.
Open to Parish Councils, Village Hall Committees, Community Groups, Businesses and Individuals, this LRP funded event will provide a varied insight into local community led projects, initiatives, support services, and funding opportunities via a market place of information stalls and displays as well as a range of presentations and interactive workshops. The event will also include presentations to this year's winners of the RCC Village Achievement Awards. More »
An outline agenda for the evening has been set, with the announcement of stall holders, speakers, and workshop contributors due over the next couple of weeks.
Attendance at the event is free of charge but with limited spaces available it is advisable to book early to ensure your place.
For further information or to book places please visit: www.ruralcc.org.uk/events
Are you looking to meet new people, learn new skills and gain valuable qualifications that could change your life for the better?
Leicestershire Adult Learning Service is taking enrolments now on a range of inspiring and affordable courses. Even better, if you are currently unemployed and receiving benefits such as Jobseekers Allowance, you can get most courses for free and we also have a low income fund to help people get on our courses without financial hardship.
Even if you are a full paying learner you can use our earlybird discount offer and enrol before 31 August 2014 to secure your place on a course and save 20% on your course tuition fees, but sign up now before this limited offer ends next week! More »
If you are not sure what course you need to take your career in a new direction our qualified staff are trained in giving information, advice and guidance to make the process as easy as possible. We have a range of free courses to help improve your chances of getting back into work too.
Our new brochure is available now and we hope you will enjoy browsing our exciting and affordable range of courses and look forward to seeing you on one of our courses soon.
Download our new brochure here, use our quick and easy course search online at www.leics.gov.uk/GoLearn, or call our advice and enrolment team on FREEphone 0800 988 0308.
Why not come along to one of our classes and experience the life changing impact that learning can have for you? Switch onto learning and a brighter future! » Less
Enjoy the Leicestershire countryside this summer. There are walking, cycling & horse riding routes for all ages and abilities.
If you would like to get fit, have fun or simply enjoy the weather why not take a look at the routes and groups local to you. Most people in the county live within 500 metres of a footpath or bridleway and there are also some great country parks to explore.
For more information and to see what's to offer, visit: http://ow.ly/zMIxp.
An online map of the county's rights of way is available here: http://www.leics.gov.uk/pathsmap.htm.