Tags: Local Information
At last night's Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, Cllr Alec Knight was re-elected as Chairman of the council for the next year, and Cllr Jill Cheesman was re-elected Vice-Chair.
While no Annual Parish Meeting is possible this year, because of the social distancing requirements of coronavirus as we remain in lockdown, the Council have agreed to publish the Chairman's annual report which would normally... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 15:59 by Clerk to the Council
While everybody is on lockdown at home, apart from key workers and those who must go to work, we have received a number of complaints in recent weeks about grass mowing. Grass mowing is always a contentious issue and doesn't get any easier during the current lockdown.
The difficulty with mowing is that it's carried out by so many different organisations throughout the village:
- EMH - Memorial garden... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 15:29 by Clerk to the Council
The county council is putting the finishing touches to its plans to re-open seven of its recycling and household waste sites next week.
The selected sites will open seven days a week to county residents - with a booked appointment only - from Monday, 18th May. They are at Barwell, Lount, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, Oadby and Whetstone.
Seven other sites at Bottesford, Coalville, Loughborough,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020 17:09 by Clerk to the Council
Leicestershire County Council have today advised us of a intention notice for a temporary traffic regulation order on the above named roads.
Please see attached for full details.
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 14:06 by Clerk to the Council
As usual The Journal team prepared a copy for May. It wasn't printed, but it is available online.
Just click on the link - www.the-journal.org.uk/487-the-Journal.pdf
Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 12:09 by Clerk to the Council
The importance of VE Day is recognised and it is appreciated that many will want to celebrate this very important date with others however, current Government guidelines state that social distancing rules must be strictly maintained to ensure the safety of each other. Please bear in mind that our Emergency Services are working hard to support the health service, so having to divert resources to attend... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 10:29 by Clerk to the Council
Royal Mail have announnced that from Saturday 2 May they will temporarily no longer deliver letters on a Saturday. They will continue to provide a letter delivery service from Monday to Friday as normal. The majority of parcel services will be delivered on a Saturday including 1st and 2nd Class Parcels, Royal Mail Tracked 24 and 48, Royal Mail Tracked Returns, Special Delivery Guaranteed and International... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 21:40 by Clerk to the Council
Leicestershire and Rutland RCC are currently promoting a community project that offers support to people who have found themselves out of work during these challenging times.
The Work Live Leicestershire project offers free online training, 1-2-1 help with job searching, help to improve interview skills and even support from specialists to launch a new business venture. Just to note that only Leicestershire... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 14:48 by Clerk to the Council
Local businesses and partners have come together to help the community of Blaby District during the coronavirus outbreak.
emh homes and Marks & Spencer have been the first to donate to Blaby District Council's Community Hub scheme, which is helping the most vulnerable and isolated residents of the district. More contributions from businesses as expected to come as the Council responds to the coronavirus... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:36 by Clerk to the Council
The government has made some changes to the benefits system in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please see below for more information.
Statutory Sick Pay
SSP is a benefit paid to employees by employers. It can be paid for upto 28 weeks to people who normally earn at least £118 per week.
It is currently £94.25 per week. The normal annual increase will take this to £95.85 from April... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:43 by Clerk to the Council