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LCC Snow Warden Scheme

LCC Snow Warden Scheme

Leicestershire County Council will be launching the snow warden scheme again this season and is inviting Parish Councils to get involved in this scheme to help the community during the coming winter.

The snow warden scheme is primarily intended to provide local treatment of key footways during periods of prolonged snow and ice.

The pressure that severe winter conditions places on LCC resource means that... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:53 by Stephen Derry

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Work Live Leicestershire Employability Project

Work Live Leicestershire Employability Project

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 20:09 by Stephen Derry

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Coronavirus and the Houghton Community

Coronavirus and the Houghton Community

Click to view the 'Houghton and the Community' page for local business advice.

Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:58 by Stephen Derry

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Harborough District Council Community Support Hub

Residents in Harborough District can now refer themselves, a family member that requires help, or someone in the community who needs help, during the Coronavirus crisis to the Council's Community Hub.

People who are vulnerable and do not have a local support network can contact Harborough District Council if they:

  • need supplies of food and essentials
  • are feeling lonely or would like a friendly phone call... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:23 by Stephen Derry

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Coronavirus Support Fund

The Coronavirus Support Fund is a new fund to help those who live and work locally and who are struggling as a result of the pandemic. The money comes from:

  • The National Emergency Trust Fund
  • Donations from local companies, individuals or families

The fund is open to constituted charitable and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, working with local people facing the most hardship... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:20 by Stephen Derry

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Community Champions

Community Champions

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire is committed to improving lives in the neighbourhood and across Leicestershire.

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:56 by Stephen Derry

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747 Bus Service

747 Bus Service

Good Prospects of the continuation of the 747 Bus Service.

It is now confirmed that the subsidies provided by Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council to support the 747 Bus service will be continued until the end of June 2019. Even better news is that the usage of the bus service is increasing. This is the single most important change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:18 by Stephen Derry

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SECTION 106 AGREEMENTS

National planning law states that housing developers should be required to pay towards the provision of long-term community facilities which the residents of their new dwellings will require. This covers all aspects of a resident's lifetime, play areas, schooling, healthcare, sport and recreation, community buildings, and even burial grounds. (Note the general services to the residents such as rubbish... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:42 by Stephen Derry

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Scraptoft Golf Club

There is a proposal in the Harborough District Council Local Plan to relocate the Scraptoft Golf Club to a new course to be built east of Houghton.

Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:02 by Stephen Derry

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Village Shop Support Grant

The aim of the scheme is to provide necessary financial support to local rural retailers which will help to ensure their future sustainability. The grants will aim to improve the performance of post offices, village shops and other rural retail outlets selling essential fresh produce through enhancing existing services and introducing new ones. Expert retail advice is also available to help increase... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:33 by Stephen Derry

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