Blaby district’s new refuse and recycling scheme, which launches soon, will now include weekly recycling collections instead of fortnightly.
The original plan for the new scheme was to continue weekly refuse collections, but for recycling to be collected fortnightly with residents receiving a larger 240 litre wheeled bin.
However Blaby District Council has received £2 million funding from the Government’s Weekly Collection Support Scheme, and this will allow the Council to retain weekly recycling collections for at least five years. More »
It also means a reduction of only two posts as opposed to the eight posts that were to be originally lost in the move to a fortnightly co-mingled collection.
Weekly collections will utilise the existing 140 litre bins that residents already have, removing the need to supply everyone in the district with larger bins.
This will make the change over to the new co-mingled system much simpler and easier to manage.
Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services said: “During the two trials conducted earlier this year, the preference from residents was clearly for weekly recycling collections and many expressed a desire to keep the current 140 litre bins.
“It is therefore brilliant news that we are now able to do this, as well as being able to retain more of our staff than originally thought.”
The new scheme will allow residents to put all their cans, plastics, paper and cardboard into the same wheeled bin, and offers environmental improvements by reducing the number of vehicles and the amount of fuel used, and providing less congestion on the roads.
For more information on the new scheme visit www.blaby.gov.uk, email email@example.com or call customer services on 0116 272 7555. » Less
Leicestershire County Council recognises that Village Halls and Community Centres are highly valued facilities at the heart of communities. They provide local people with a place to meet where news, information and ideas can be exchanged, views expressed and actions discussed and agreed. They also provide the base from which services for the local community are offered, often by local community groups and where people meet for social, recreational and educational events and activities.
The County Council supports community buildings because of their value to local communities and currently provides a range of assistance including Grants, advisory and support services and web services such as the Leicestershire Villages and Parishes website. In order to ensure that future support is most effective in helping to maintain and develop community building services the County Council is currently considering the focus of its support and where existing as well as any additional resources might best be directed. Your views are essential in shaping the outcome of this review and, ultimately, influencing the availability of resources to support community buildings in Leicestershire. More »
For the purpose of this survey, we consider a Community Building to be a building that:
- is operated on a not-for-profit business model and the running of which is governed by a Board of trustees, Management Committee or Parish Council
- offers space for other community groups and organisations to use either regularly or on an ad-hoc basis.
For example: Village Halls, Church Halls ,Community Centres, Memorial Halls, Village Institutes, Scout Huts
Buildings that are purpose built and used for sport and leisure such as sports clubs & pavilions and leisure centres are not within the scope of this survey.
If your group or organisation is responsible for the management of a community building we would be grateful therefore if you would complete this short survey.
www.leics.gov.uk/community_buildings_assessment_survey.htm (can be accessed by clicking the title link)
Consultation Period: Ends January 31st 2013
Who can get involved?
Representatives of groups or organisations responsible for the management of Community Buildings.
How can I get involved? If you would like further information please contact:
Community and Places Team
Telephone: 0116 305 7269
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Blaby District Council is looking to the public to help with planning how sport and physical activity is delivered within the district.
The Council receives funding from Leicestershire County Council to deliver on what needs are identified, which is where views from local residents come in.
Councillor David Clements, Corporate Services, Performance and Leisure portfolio holder at Blaby District Council, said: “In order to plan the right services for the district we need to know what residents want in their area, from activities to facilities, and which ages or groups need more for them. More »
“We are therefore running a public consultation and would greatly appreciate residents letting us know their thoughts and providing us with any suggested changes.” » Less
Is your internet stuck in the slow-lane?
What could you do with super-fast speed?
Leicestershire County Council, working with a range of partners, including District Councils, is seeking to improve broadband speeds across Leicestershire.
Local authorities and the Government will invest almost £8.5m. A supplier will be contracted in the summer 2013 and the rollout will take 2 years after this.
A briefing session has been organised to help communities and businesses get up to speed on the project. More »
This will be held on;
11th February 2013 - 6.30-8.00pm (refreshments available from 6.00pm) at Sparkenhoe Committee Room, Leicestershire County Council
This event is open to community broadband groups, Parish Councils and local businesses.
If you wish to attend please contact Kate Harvey (email@example.com, 0116 305 7016) and provide the following information:
Name; Village or Parish Council represented; business name (if relevant); email address.
The deadline for registration is the 25th January 2013.
If you have any specific queries regarding broadband please contract Matthew Kempson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0116 305 6179) » Less