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In this issue...

  • Huncote Leisure Centre reopens!
  • Community Awards return
  • Free Christmas Fair in Dec
  • Domestic Abuse service
  • Latest Food Ratings
  • Cosby Referendum date
  • Free guided walks in district
  • Trick or treat posters

🏋️‍♀️ Huncote Leisure Centre reopens to the public!

Huncote village sign
We are delighted to say that Huncote Leisure Centre reopened its doors on 17 October.

The centre reopened for the first time since November 2021, when it was closed after the discovery of elevated landfill gas levels, following routine maintenance works.

We've undertaken extensive work since the closure, with recent work focused on ensuring that Huncote Leisure Centre was able to open on schedule since approval of the plans by Councillors back in July.

Following the reopening, important remedial work will continue, meaning that land to the rear of the site, including the BMX track and footpath are expected to remain closed until spring 2023.

The Children and Family Wellbeing Centre run by Leicestershire County Council will be back open to the public from Monday 31st October 2022.

Find out more, including opening times using the link below:
Huncote Leisure Centre reopens

🏆 Honour your heroes in our Community Awards

Community Awards logo

It's back! Once again we want to honour the people and groups who make a positive difference to the district with the opening of the Community Award nominations.

Three categories are open for nominations until Friday 18 November 2022:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year

Both Volunteer and Young Volunteer of the Year will honour people who have given up their time to help others in the district. The winner of both categories will receive £100, with the runners-up getting £50.

£750 will also be given to a chosen community group selected by the Volunteer and Young Volunteer winners, with £500 available for a group chosen by the runners-up.

The Community Group of the Year category recognises groups or organisations that have improved the quality of life for residents in the district. £1,000 is up for grabs for the winning group, whilst the runner up will receive £500.

Find out more and nominate at the link below.

Community Awards 2022

🎅 Bring your business to our Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair graphic
It's time to start talking about Christmas! This year we'll be hosting a special festive family event on Friday 09 December.

Join us for a spectacular family occasion in the warm surroundings of our Council Chamber from 5-8pm. We've even managed to persuade Santa to come along!

Entry and parking is free on site at our Narborough offices, Desford Road, LE19 2EP.

Local businesses will also have stalls at the event, where you can browse and buy their goods, as well as helping our local small businesses.

Food and drinks will also be available. We can't wait to see you and your friends and family at our Christmas Fair.

Find out more using the link below:
 
Christmas Fair

ℹ️ Help is available from our Domestic Abuse service

You Are Not Alone
We have a dedicated Domestic Abuse Outreach worker for anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse.
 

Remember:

You are NOT responsible for someone else’s behaviour.
You are NOT alone. You CAN do something about it.

The service is open to all male and female victims of domestic abuse, regardless of background.

Our outreach worker can provide confidential support and discuss the various options available to you to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Support can be in person or over the phone. Use the link below to find out more about our service. Alternatively, you can call 0116 272 7637.
 
Domestic Abuse service

🍲 Latest Food Hygiene Ratings

Food Ratings
See the latest food hygiene ratings from our inspections below:

Rated 5 - Hygiene standards are very good
  • Kirby Muxloe Day Nursery and Preschool
  • Busy Bees at Leicester Meridian - Braunstone Town
  • Dog and Gun - Whetstone
  • The Coffee Club - Narborough
  • Mighty Bite at Lakeside Equestrian - Thurlaston
Rated 4 - Hygiene standards are good
  • Poppys - Leicester Forest East
  • The Copt Oak - Narborough
  • Dine India - Countesthorpe
Rated 3 - Hygiene standards are generally satisfactory
  • Indian Lantern - Stoney Stanton
  • Piggy's - Private Address
Rated 2 - Some improvement is necessary
  • Sammeha Modern Indian Dining - Glenfield
Rated 1 - Major improvement is necessary
  • TJ's Burgers - Enderby
  • Lyons Pantry - Countesthorpe

Every food establishment in the district and its latest hygiene rating from 0-5 can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.
Food Ratings

🗳️ Cosby Neighbourhood Plan referendum set

Cosby Village Sign
On Thursday 24 November a Referendum will be held for residents of Cosby, who will vote on the adoption of the proposed Neighbourhood Plan for the village.

Neighbourhood plans give local people the chance to plan for their own area by developing policies that will guide and shape development for the future.

Referendums have already taken place in the Fosse Villages, Blaby and Leicester Forest East, whilst Glenfield are also working on their own Neighbourhood Plan.

Cosby residents can find out more using the link below.
Cosby Neighbourhood Plan

🚶 Free guided walks stride into the district

Guided walks

Are you looking for a regular weekly walk? We hold FREE weekly Health Walks across the district.

Join like-minded people looking for a bit of exercise on a guided walk and a chat. Walks leave from various points in the district in the villages below, and a trained guide will accompany you around the route.

  • Braunstone Town (Civic Centre)
  • Kirby Muxloe (Library)
  • Stoney Stanton (Memorial Playing Fields)
  • Countesthorpe (Library)
  • Glen Parva (Glen Hills Library)
Feel free to bring your dog, though we do ask that they are well behaved and kept on a lead at all times.

All you need to do is register your place and turn up at the right time! Find out more about dates and times, as well as registering online using the link below.
 
Free Guided Walks

🎃 Halloween trick or treat posters available

Halloween pumpkin
It's the spookiest time of year again, and whilst trick or treaters will be out in force to celebrate Halloween, not everyone wants to take part.

You can play your part in celebrating safely with these downloadable posters from Leicestershire Police to show whether you want to take part or not.

Use the link below to get the posters and if you're celebrating we hope you have a great Halloween!
Trick or Treat poster
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