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Call for tree wardens to protect Leicestershire’s green spaces

Call for tree wardens to protect Leicestershire’s green spaces

An appeal has gone out for more people to come forward and volunteer as tree wardens to help protect and maintain trees and wildlife.
Tree wardens are volunteers for the Tree Council and are appointed by their parish council or other organisation to be a contact and support for all things tree related in their local area. They help protect trees by reporting pests, disease and vandalism and help look out for opportunities to plant more trees in the local community,
They also campaign for grants to help fund more local tree planting and campaign to raise awareness about the key ecological role of trees and woodland.
Leicestershire currently has 93 tree wardens around the county, and the county council has now launched a drive to encourage more people to come forward and volunteer for the rewarding role.
Tree wardens are a vital part on our road to making the county greener and achieving our aim of becoming a net zero county by 2045.
They also allow for parish councils to have a greater say in where and how tree planting and ecological renewal is done in their parishes.
Leicestershire County Council is aiming to plant 700,000 trees - one for every person in Leicestershire. So far, more than 100,000 have already been planted.
Anyone who would like to find out more about becoming a tree warden or to apply can also contact their local parish council or email treewardens@leics.gov.uk

Posted: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 10:35 by Clerk to the Council

Council offers Cost-of-Living support

Council offers Cost-of-Living support

With prices rising for people across the country, Blaby District Council is taking action to make sure residents who may be struggling can get access to support.

The Council recognises that the current cost of living crisis is having a significant affect on the wellbeing of both residents and businesses. Whilst help is available via a Council-funded Hardship Fund along with the Council Tax Support Fund, a lot more assistance is also available. More »

To ensure that residents get as much support as possible, Blaby District Council is set to appoint a Cost-of-Living Support Officer. Their job will be to work with residents on a one-on-one basis to signpost the help, advice and financial assistance available, depending on what individuals are eligible for.

The Council is also working proactively and closely with partners, including Citizens Advice Bureau, Department of Work and Pensions and Leicestershire County Council to help maximise the support available for residents. There is also a commitment to highlight the help available as widely as possible throughout the district.

Councillor Terry Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council, said: "We know that the cost-of-living crisis is a huge problem for residents. No one should have to make difficult choices about buying food or heating their home.

"The Government's response to the energy crisis has been encouraging, but this won't solve everyone's problem and that's why we're taking significant steps to help residents as much as we can.

"Our message to anyone who needs help is to contact our team. Get in touch with us and see what you're eligible for. We want people to access the support they are entitled to, and we're committed to helping them get it."

Anyone in need of help can contact 0116 275 0555 or email customer.services@blaby.gov.uk. » Less

Posted: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 19:15 by Clerk to the Council

Demolition work planned at Croft Quarry

Demolition work planned at Croft Quarry

Please be advised that Aggregate Industries will be demolishing the old concrete block plant at Croft Quarry starting the week commencing 27th September.

The removal of this building will be via an excavator and grab, no explosives are to be used. The demolition should take approximately 4 weeks.

Posted: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:46 by Clerk to the Council