Have a Say on Bus Services
The county council is working closely with local bus operators to come up with bold plans to improve public transport – and encouraging more people to use it.
The Government has pledged £3 billion to help progress these plans across the country – and Leicestershire is aiming to secure a fair share of the funding.
However, to secure this funding, the council... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 15:33 by Vicki Jepson
In these peculiar times when people are walking more than usual, many are interested in finding new local walks.
John Harris has created a website we lots of free, local downloadable walks to keep you active during lockdown.
You can find out more at his website: www.walkinginengland.co.uk/leics or by contacting John directly on: 01920 822887
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:19 by Lauren Withers
Would you like to work from home and be paid to make a real difference to someone's life?
Leicestershire County Council are recruiting new Shared Lives Carers to support adults in Leicestershire with learning disabilities, mental health, autism and Asperger's, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, older people and people who are living with dementia.
Do you have a spare room and a kind heart and... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:00 by Lauren Withers
If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, bored or missing friends and family, Blaby District Council can help.
The free telephone friendship befriending service is an opportunity for people to enjoy talking to someone over the phone. The befrienders are available to make regular, scheduled calls for a friendly conversation.
Befrienders will be there to offer you the opportunity to chat about interests,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:29 by Lauren Withers
Senior council, health and police figures across the city and county have today (Friday, 20th November) made an unprecedented commitment to work together to drive down infection rates in the final days of the second coronavirus lockdown.
At a briefing this morning, they all expressed deep concern about a worrying surge in Covid-19 cases – with the days now being counted down to the end of the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:25 by Lauren Withers
A public consultation on proposals to spend £450 million transforming acute hospital and maternity services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland began on 29 September 2020.
The Building Better Hospitals for the Future proposals are set to deliver a number of significant changes in improving patient care, achieving better patient outcomes, and getting staff all working in the best place to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:50 by Lauren Withers
The first 39 applications to help young people into work have been submitted to the Government's Kickstart Scheme.
Blaby District Council has volunteered to be a gateway for small businesses to take advantage of the scheme, which helps those aged 16-24 years old and on Universal Credit into six-month job placements.
The Kickstart Scheme requires businesses to offer a minimum of 30 placements, but through... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:10 by Lauren Withers
Trading Standards have been informed of companies cold calling offering 'free surveys' to residents as part of the Green Homes Grant.
Following the Government launch of the Green Homes Grant, Trading Standards reminds residents to exercise caution if they are looking to use the grant for improvements to their homes.
The Green Homes Grant is an initiative to get homeowners to invest money in improving... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:07 by Lauren Withers
A temporary Covid-19 walk-in test centre will be set up on the Visitors Car Park at Blaby District Council's Offices on Desford Road in Narborough.
The site will be managed by Department of Health and Social Care and their contractors, and will remain in place for six months, although this may be extended depending on local testing need.
The walk-in test centre will operate from 8am-8pm seven days a... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 12:50 by Vicki Jepson
Car Parking Changes Approved
Free parking for the first two hours across car parks in Blaby and Narborough have been approved by Blaby District Council.
From Monday 02 November, Enderby Road and Johns Court car parks in Blaby, as well as Leicester Road car park in Narborough will be free for the first two hours.
To reduce queues and reduce the amount of contact with parking machines, no tickets will be... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:34 by Vicki Jepson