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Thu, 06 Feb 2014 9:56am


This year's festival is due to take place over the weekend of SATURDAY 17th & SUNDAY 18th May (only 3½ months away). It is, therefore, time to start the processing of enlisting volunteers to staff the various access gates to the site.

If you would like to show your support for Moira Canal and would like to volunteer to support the festival on 2014, please contact Steve Rhodes at steve.rhodes1954@googlemail.com, before the end of MARCH. Details about the volunteering opportunities can be viewed below. More information about the festival can be found at www.moiracanalfestival.co.uk More »


Although the festival provides two great days of entertainment, fun and pleasure, for the local and wider communities, there is a more serious side to the event and that is to make money to fund a number of things including : the running of the festival itself, ensuring that future festivals can take place, the upkeep of the furnace site along with the Moira section of the Ashby Canal and, ultimately, the further renovation works required to eventually re-link Moira to the rest of the canal network.

As fund raising is important it is therefore essential that we make every effort to collect as much money as possible particularly at the points of entry to the site and it this aspect where our Gate Volunteers are of maximum value to the whole event.

The layout, of the festival site, means that there are 7 potential access points where we can collect entrance fees and all of these points need to be continuously covered, from 9:30 in the morning until 4.00 in the afternoon (i.e. six and a half hours) , on both days. Ideally we would like to have an average of two people, at any one time, in attendance at each gate so you can see that this requires a serious number of volunteers to ensure that we get maximum coverage.

Generally speaking we would ask volunteers to commit to a two hour (or up to a maximum of three and a half hour) tour of duty, but even one hour can be a valuable contribution, and this can be on either Saturday, Sunday or even both days, depending upon whatever suits your availability and whatever time you can spare.

We have broken the days down into the following, very flexible, slots to enable us to plan the gate coverage :

Saturday 17th May
[09:30 until 12:00] / [12:00 until 14:00] / [14:00 until 16:00]
[09:30 until 13:00] / [13:00 until 16:00]

Sunday 18th May
[09:30 until 12:00] / [12:00 until 14:00] / [14:00 until 16:00]
[09:30 until 13:00] / [13:00 until 16:00] » Less

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 2:01pm

The Tree Council has funds available to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned orchard planting projects during National Tree Week, 29 November to 7 December 2014.
Schools and community groups are eligible for funding, but must meet to the following criteria:
•Children under the age of 16 must be actively involved in the planting process.
•Planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership.
•The School or Community Group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs.
•Apple and pear trees on selected root stocks are the only trees eligible for funding.
•Planting must take place during National Tree Week.
The fund is open to projects where the total tree planting costs are between £100 and £700. More »

Eligible costs include the cost of the trees and any reasonable cost of necessary supports and aids: stakes, ties, guards, fertiliser, mulch and soil amelioration (where conditions make this appropriate). The project costs should total at least £100 in order for the application to be eligible for consideration.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2014. » Less

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 1:58pm
Healthwatch Leicestershire want to hear from Voluntary and Community Groups

Healthwatch Leicestershire (HWL) wants to hear from Voluntary and Community organisations about health and social care issues that affect their service users.

Healthwatch Leicestershire will escalate these issues to local decision makers to influence health and social care services across the county.

If you are a voluntary or community organisation you can feedback by clicking on the blue link above.

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:23am

This year marks the centenary of the First World War. Many people are getting involved with projects to commemorate and remember. Funding could be available to help support your project.

The Heritage Lottery Fund are holding a free event for people to attend and find out more about the funding they have on offer. The event will be held in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire on 20th March from 10am till 1pm. The event will cover:-

Heritage Lottery funding starts from £3,000 - find out about different grant programmes and how to apply
Discover what support is available to help you make your application
Learn how to access local heritage resources that could benefit your project
Hear from a successful applicant currently undertaking a First World War project
More »

For further details and to book your place please contact Sarah Finch at sarahf@hlf.org.uk or on 0115 934 9062. » Less

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