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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF: BIRSTALL ROAD, BIRSTALL - click for more

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to the closure of the above road. The closure is required from the junction with Church Hill for 200 metres in a southerly direction. The road will be closed from the 1st August 2016, for 3 days and then again on the 15th August for 1 day. The first closure will be to safely allow Leicestershire County Council Highways to carry out preparation works to allow for road cushions to be installed on the carriageway. The second closure (on the 15th) will be for a few hours to install the cushions. During the closure the alternative route will be signed on site. ...

Can you Help? - click for more

Queniborough Dance Company (QDC), which is based in Syston. It has been established for 19 years, and run by Miss Janet, needs to raise funds in order to pay for a replacement boiler after their old boiler has been condemned. They need to raise at least £1,000. http://q-d-c.co.uk/ One of the parents, Anja Gurney has set up a crowdfunding page online – but really needs your support. You can find the page at: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/queniboroughdancecompany The company would be very grateful for anything you can give. ...

Get active this summer with events in Charnwood - click for more

From Monday 18th July until Friday 26th August Charnwood Borough Council will hold a series of activities that aim to help keep children active during the holidays. This year there are more on offer than ever with new sessions including street cricket and horse trekking. A number of the events are free. Councillor Jonathan Morgan, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “It’s great to see even more activities on offer for the summer. We’re committed to helping our residents’ live healthy lifestyles and these events mean kids can stay active during school holidays.” Most of the activities are suitable for children of all ages and families are welcome to come and watch and take part in a number of events. Activities on offer include: Football Boxing Horse riding Frisbee Fun Cycling Geocaching – learning how to use GPS to find hidden objects Cheerleading Tennis Climbing Family bike ride Activities are taking place in locations around the borough including Syston, Loughborough, Thurmaston, Hathern, Wymeswold and Sileby. Wild Card holders can also enjoy great discounts on most activities. If you are aged 5 to 16, or have a disability and live or go to school in Charnwood, get your hands on a Wild Card by visiting www.charnwood.gov.uk/wildcardnews For a full list of activities available this half-term, please visit, www.charnwood.gov.uk/holidayprogrammes to book, call 01509 634 561 or email [email protected] ...

TEDDY PARACHUTE JUMP - click for more

Saturday 2nd July 2.00pm to 4.30pm. Syston Parish Church Teddy bears are being invited to parachute off the tower of St Peter and St Paul’s Church – bring along a teddy ready with parachute, or parachutes can be borrowed on the day, £1 per jump. A team of Jump Masters will see that your bear climbs and falls safely from the tower. Certificates for bears that jump and a prize for the best dressed Teddy. Refreshments will be available. Everyone welcome for an afternoon of fun. ...

JOB SEEKER – administration role needed… - click for more

After 16 years of dedication to my last role of Design and Production Manager; due to company closure. I now find myself seeking another challenge. I am passionate about working with clients, and to do what’s needed to achieve goals. I have had long-term experience of dealing with service users, customers and suppliers daily. After many years in my previous role, I’m aware that customer service is key to a healthy way forward. I am looking for a new position where I can contribute my best – to utilise dedication, creativity and personal skills that I’ve developed over the years. I am experienced and proficient with Microsoft Word, e-mail, internet and database entry and analysis.  I have excellent IT skills and experience of Microsoft Excel, Access, Spreadsheets, Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Corel Draw, and Internet utilities such as WordPress and Mailchimp etc. maintaining website, blog and social media presence.  I’m always keen to learn and develop new skills. Previously, I’ve successfully combined practicalities with creativity showing that I am capable of problem-solving and working to achieve goals within deadlines. I enjoy working using my own initiative or as part of a team.  In short, I am dependable, honest, hardworking and always eager to discover, improve and achieve. You can see my full CV attached and here: https://julesprichards.wordpress.com/cv/ ...

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