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Ashby Magna Park Project calls out for votes to bag a share of a £12.5million carrier bag charge fund - click for more

Ashby Magna Park Projectis bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. The supermarket has teamed up with Groundworkon its Bags of Help initiative, which see grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects. Three groups in each of Tesco’s 416 regions have been shortlisted to receive the cash award. And from next month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. Ashby Magna Park Projectis one of the groups on the shortlist. Ashby Magna Park Project is promoting community spirit. Local residents of this small village in South Leicestershire have been workingtirelessly to raise funds to provide a much needed facility for children to play, families to socialise and a place to promote community spirit.  Grant money raised through the Tesco Bags for Help initiative will provide an amazing boost for Ashby Magna Park Project who, in association with the Ashby Magna Parish Council, will use the funds to allow residents access to park facilities and provide a social meeting place to help reduce rural and social isolation. Ashby Magna Parish Council said ‘This is a fantastic project which offers significant benefits for the whole community. The grant from Tesco Bags of Help makes a huge contribution to the project, helping it come to life after many months of fundraising’. Voting is open in stores from 31st October – 13th November.   Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. This is the second round of the initiative:the first round saw approximately eight million shoppers vote in stores up and down the country earlier this year. Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “The first round of the Bags of Help initiative was a fantastic success. In total 1,170 community groups were awarded £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 – that’s a massive £11.7 million being invested into local projects. We are already seeing some great results from groupstransforming their own environmental and greenspace areas. We are absolutely delighted toopen the voting for round two. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.” Groundwork’s national Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Bags of Help is giving our communities both the funding and the support to create better, healthier and greener places for everyone to enjoy. We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between. They’re all fantastic projects that make a real difference in our neighbourhoods. We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.” ...

Help Save the Queniborough Swimming Pool! - click for more

The Queniborough Primary school governors have been working out the best way to improve swimming facilities at the swimming pool on the old school site and they now have a plan! We would like to invite anyone who may able to offer support, help with building/ woodwork etc. or fundraising to an open community meeting on Tuesday 20th September, 7.30pm at the Queniborough Primary School Hall. Look forward to seeing you there! ...

Temporary Road Closure / Temporary Prohibition of Waiting at any time of: Newark Road, Melton Road (City Bound Only), Syston Western Bypass (County Bound only), Thurmaston And Syston. - click for more

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to the closure of the above roads. Closure 1 –  Syston Western Bypass (County Bound Only) Closure 2 – Newark Road, Melton Road (City Bound Only). The roads will be closed on the 15th September 2016 for 2 nights (7.00pm till 6.00am). During the works a temporary prohibition of waiting at any time will be enforced. This will safely allow Leicestershire County Council undertake carriageway patching and other associated highway works. During the closure the alternative route will be :- A46 Leicester Western Bypass, Loughborough Road (Birstall), A563 Water Mead Way and vice versa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leics Highways Tel:  0116 305 0001. ...

Temporary Road Closure of BROAD STREET, SYSTON Delayed until November - click for more

Leicestershire County Council has granted the temporary closure of the above road. The closure is required between Melton Road and Brookside. The road will be closed from 14th November 2016 for up to TWO weeks. This will enable Leicestershire County Council to undertake carriageway resurfacing and other associated highway works. During the works, the one-way system will be suspended and a prohibition of waiting at any time will be enforced. During the closure the alternative route will be: – Brook Street, High Street, Melton Road and vice versa. Click to See diversion plan – Broad Street Temporary Closure Plan (2) Leicestershire County Council apologise for any inconvenience caused during the works. ...

Volunteer Distributors Required - click for more

Your Great Little Paper is looking for voluntary distributors to deliver in the following areas in Syston: Hobby Horse Estate The Stiles, Central Avenue, Cambridge Close The Chestnuts off Barkby Road If you can deliver the street you live on that would be a great help. We will drop off the parcel each issue. Telephone 0116 269 3221 or email [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number and we will be in touch. Thank you   ...

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