Rural residents and councillors have less than a week to sign a petition demanding fairer funding from the government for rural communities.
The government's funding formula for local authorities means urban councils currently receive around 50% more money per person than rural councils.
A Rural Fair Share campaign to encourage the Government to address the ongoing disparity in funding between rural and urban areas is being led by Graham Stuart MP. The petition calls on the government to reduce the funding gap to 40% by 2020. More »
The petition has been extended to run until FRIDAY 11th OCTOBER, with many rural local authorities keen for as many people as possible to add their signature to the campaign.
A recent report by the Rural Services Network found that people pay higher council tax in rural areas and yet receive substantially less support for public services. With the formula for government settlements set to be frozen until 2020, the network believes the funding gap must be more balanced, before communities face another six years of unfairness.
Nominate a sporting star, dedicated volunteer/coach or your team of the year!
Local Sport Alliances (LSA), in conjunction with Local Authorities and their local media outlets, are holding Sports Awards evenings to showcase and celebrate the achievements of local individuals and clubs in sport and physical activity over the last 12 months.
Nominations are sought to highlight the great developments in sport and physical activity that are happening at a local level across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Now's the time to acknowledge those sporting achievements of teams and individuals that compete in sport and honour the dedicated volunteers and coaches who work tirelessly behind the scenes. More »
Are you looking for a job? Thinking of starting your own business? Or need help with career or money matters?
There is expert advice available.
FRIDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2013
At Stephenson College, Coalville LE67 3TN between 11am and 1pm
Leicestershire County Council in partnership with Job Centre Plus; District Councils and others are holding a number of job fairs around the County. At some of the fairs, advice/career talks will also be taking place.
Information and advice will be able on training and employment, along with stands promoting job opportunities and training. More »
All job fairs provide excellent opportunities for partnership working – public; private and the voluntary sectors. Organisations who are the main partners are the District Authorities; Job Centre Plus and the local colleges. Others who will be attending include: local businesses: Voluntary Action Leicester; LCC Adult Education; National Careers Service;
Other fairs taking place in Leicestershire:-
Hinckley & Bosworth: Tuesday October 8th 2013 – Business Seminars and advice 2.30pm – 3.30pm. Job and advice Fair 3.30pm – 7pm. The George Ward Centre, Barwell. LE9 8DG
Blaby: Wednesday October 9th 2013 – 11am – 3pm. The Mezzanine, Fosse Park Food Court. LE19 1HY
Oadby & Wigston: Tuesday October 29th 2013. 7.30am – 9.15am – Business event; 10am – 1pm – South Leicester College, South Wigston. LE18 4PH
Other events are being planned for further locations throughout the county.
For more information please contact Heather Bell on 0116 3055541 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Rudkin on 0116 3057023 email@example.com » Less
Earlier this year Donisthorpe Community Fund entered a National Competition with the Skipton Building Society, the good news is that they have been short-listed (along with 46 other projects in The Midlands), but now we need your help! The winners of each region will be decided by the voting public, therefore WE NEED YOUR HELP, please follow the link below to vote:
THEIR PROJECT NUMBER IS 46 – Donisthorpe Community Fund
If they win, we will receive £500 from Skipton Building Society, which will be invested back in Orchard Wood and Donisthorpe.