Author: Lisa Sly
Key figures unite to call for big effort to beat virus
Senior council, health and police figures across the city and county have today (Friday, 20th November) made an unprecedented commitment to work together to drive down infection rates in the final days of the second coronavirus lockdown.
At a briefing this morning, they all expressed deep concern about a worrying surge in Covid-19 cases –... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:42 by Lisa Sly
! Scam alert !
Trading Standards have been informed of companies cold calling offering 'free surveys' to residents as part of the Green Homes Grant.
Following the Government launch of the Green Homes Grant, Trading Standards reminds residents to exercise caution if they are looking to use the grant for improvements to their homes.
The Green Homes Grant is an initiative to get homeowners to invest money... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:23 by Lisa Sly
First applications for Kickstart scheme
The first 39 applications to help young people into work have been submitted to the Government's Kickstart Scheme.
Blaby District Council has volunteered to be a gateway for small businesses to take advantage of the scheme, which helps those aged 16-24 years old and on Universal Credit into six-month job placements.
The Kickstart Scheme requires businesses to offer... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:16 by Lisa Sly
Drones with cameras have been seen flying low over people and properties in Lubbesthorpe. It is believed that these are owned by local residents.
The Council requests that drones are not flown close to people and properties as laid out by the Civil Aviation Authority (should not be flown within 50 meters of people or buildings).
Please only... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 20:07 by Lisa Sly
"In partnership with Rutland Cycling, The Drummond Estate will provide residents of New Lubbesthorpe with the opportunity to loan an e-bike for 5 days, subject to availability. Simply login to LocalGo at www.localgo.co.uk/login to claim either a mountain e-bike or a traditional step through hybrid e-bike.
Please note that those who participated in the previous 28-day e-bike scheme should not apply for... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 12:07 by Lisa Sly
Blaby District Council to suspend garden waste collections
Garden waste collections in the District of Blaby will be suspended for two weeks from Monday 16 November due to staff shortages as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
A number of the waste collection crew are required to self isolate as part of the national test and trace effort. As a result, the Council has taken a decision to... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 10:57 by Lisa Sly
Covid-19 Walk in test centre
We wanted to let you know about a coronavirus testing centre being set up at Blaby District Council in Narborough
From mid November, the Visitor Car Park at the Council Offices will become a temporary Covid-19 walk in testing centre site.
The centre will be managed by Department of Health and Social Care and their contractors, and will remain in place for at least six months,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 10:32 by Lisa Sly
NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL LIGHTING MAINTENANCE WORK M1 JUNCTION 21 TO JUNCTION 21A
updated dates are mid November 2020 to May 2021
Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 10:31 by Lisa Sly
"Win a £100 Shopping Voucher with the New Lubbesthorpe Active Travel Challenge!
It's time to get active! Simply walk or cycle to the five destinations listed on the LocalGo website, then submit your selfies taken at the specified points to be in with a chance of winning the £100 shopping voucher!
Additional prizes will be awarded for original or funny pics so be sure to get creative!
All entries... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:56 by Lisa Sly
❗️Doorstep alert ❗️
Reports have been received that rogue traders are currently working in the Packington area. It is likely that they will try to obtain work in surrounding areas of the county, so we are warning residents to be aware.
These traders have been offering to carry out work on properties including jet washing, sealing driveways and property improvements. A verbal price is agreed and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:51 by Lisa Sly