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Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:08am
HS2 Ltd at Ashby, Measham & Moira Community Forum

If you are interested in finding out more about the HS2 Consultation come along to our Ashby, Measham & Moira Community Forum tonight.

Representatives from HS2 Limited will be giving a briefing presentation about the proposals, along with details about the Government consultation, up and coming information events and timescales.

There will also be the opportunity to meet the new Local Police Unit Commander and hear details about Leicestershire County Council's financial challenge.

The meeting takes place tonight, Wednesday 2nd October at Ivanhoe College (Coffee Shop), North Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1HX and will commence with an information and networking session at 5:30pm.

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 8:38am

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.

Copies of the petition can be downloaded from the Rural Services Network website, which also gives the address as to where they need to be returned. To access the petition, Click Here » Less

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 3:53pm

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 »

8 local award ceremonies will take place across Leicester-Shire & Rutland and winners from certain categories will feed into the Leicester Mercury Awards 2013.

Now it's your chance to nominate someone who deserves recognition in your area!

To Nominate before 27th October 2013 click here » Less

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:20am

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.

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 heather.bell@leics.gov.uk or Sarah Rudkin on 0116 3057023 sarah.rudkin@leics.gov.uk » Less

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