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In this issue...

  • Appeal hearing ends
  • Car park charges coming
  • Bin collections reminder
  • Councillors confirm PSPO
  • Job Fair new date!
  • Innovative new website launches
  • Community Safety Survey
  • Step better in Braunstone Town

🌳 Sycamore Street appeal hearing ends

Sycamore Street

The appeal hearing for land off Sycamore Street has concluded, with Blaby District Council presenting a strong and robust case to the Inspector.

Refused in May 2020, the original application was to change of use of the land to station caravans for residential purposes for two Gypsy pitches, as well as the formation of hardstanding and utility/dayroom ancillary. This was considered by the Council as both inappropriately located and harmful.

A two-day hearing was held on 22 and 23 September following an appeal by the applicant against the decision. During the hearing, we highlighted the reasons for our refusal and responded to the case made by the applicant.

The Council, in presenting its case, set out that such a development would cause significant harm to designated heritage assets, against insufficient public benefits. 

You can find out more about the hearing by using the link below.

Appeal hearing ends

🛞 Car park charges set to change in Blaby and Narborough

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Wednesday 05 October will bring changes to the pay-and-display car parks in Blaby and Narborough, aimed at reducing the significant losses for operating the car parks.

Signs have now appeared in the car parks to give users advanced notice. There will also be changes to the machines, with Johns Court and Enderby Road in Blaby, as well as Weavers Court in Narborough seeing one machine becoming card only. Cash will still be accepted at the other machine in these car parks.

Find out more about the car parks affected and the charges, as well how you can pay on the online app using the link below.
Car park changes

🗑️ Monday bin collection? Info on next week's arrangements

Blaby DC bins
If your bin collection is a Monday, please don't forget that next week there will be slightly different arrangements for bin collections in your area following the bank holiday for the funeral of Her Majesty the Queen.

If your scheduled collection on Monday 19 September was supposed to be refuse:

  • We will empty your refuse bin this coming Monday, 26 September alongside your scheduled recycling and Garden Waste bins

If your scheduled collection on Monday 19 September was supposed to be recycling:

  • We will empty your recycling bin on Tuesday, 27 September
  • Your next scheduled Garden Waste collection will be Monday 03 October
Thank you to everyone as always for your support of our crews!
Bin collection dates

🐕 Protection order confirmed for district

We're pleased to say that a Public Spaces Protection Order has been renewed for another three years in specific areas of the district.

The order means that dogs must be kept on a lead in cemeteries, anywhere signed as "dog on a lead" and the car park and picnic/play area of Fosse Meadows Country Park.

Not only will this help to ensure that residents can enjoy the picnic and play area of Fosse Meadows, but also protects dogs in the car park from moving vehicles.

Find out more using the link below.
Dog order extended

👍 New date and location confirmed for Job Fair!

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Our date for the rearranged Job Fair has been confirmed! You can take a look at hundreds of opportunities available for you or someone you know.

Whether you're looking for work, just got your A-Level results and aren't sure what to do next, or simply want to look for a new challenge, you can join us at our Council offices and meet face-to-face with a host of employers.

The Job Fair runs from 3pm-6pm on Monday 10 October. Set your sat navs to LE19 2EP.

There's a range of local employers, including Marriott Hotel, Serco, Arriva Midlands and Busy Bees Nursery. We'll also be there to show the opportunities available at Blaby District Council.

Find out more below.
Job Fair

🏃 Brand new health website launches

We are excited to share with you a brand new, innovative website to help Blaby District residents get more active.

Active Blaby is a brand-new website featuring the most comprehensive directory of over 450 local activities and groups in the district. The directory gives you all the key information about the classes and exercise groups listed, which can be filtered by day, activity type and location.

The exciting new feature to Active Blaby is an online assessment to help give you practical advice and support to overcome inactivity.

Take a look around our Active Blaby website using the link below.
Active Blaby

🦶 Steady Steps heads to Braunstone Town

Steady Steps

It's been great to see so many people sign up to the Steady Steps 24-week falls prevention programme.

Now, we're absolutely delighted to be able to offer Steady Steps in Braunstone Town! We'll have a new set of sessions starting at Braunstone Civic Centre on Thursdays.

Steady Steps is ideal if you (or anyone you know) are aged 65+, and:

  • Feel unsteady on your feet
  • Have a fear of falling or have a history of falls

Each weekly class improves your balance and confidence, and helps people with a history of falls, fractures and osteoporosis. It also includes home-based exercises.

To find out more about Steady Steps, and to register your interest in taking part in the Braunstone Town programme, contact our team using the link below.

Email Active Blaby

ℹ️ Give your views in the Community Safety Survey

Have your Say
A new survey is giving you the chance to offer your thoughts about crime and anti-social behaviour in your local area.

This survey has been created for the Community Safety Partnerships across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. If you're aged 16 or over and live in the local area, your views are needed!

The survey asks you about how safe you feel in your area, whether you think there is a problem with crime, anti-social behaviour and serious violence, as well as any incidents you have experienced over the last 12 months.

Your views will help to improve the proactive work to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour and to protect our communities.

You can use the link below to take the survey. Please feel free to share the link with any friends and family living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Community Safety Survey
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