Here's the latest news for Leicestershire Communities

Places of Welcome

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 09:01

A Place of Welcome offers your neighbourhood a place where everyone can go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation if and when they need it.

To find out more about Places of Welcome and how... Read More »

Tags: Community

Leicestershire County Council's, Participation in Heritage and Libraries Team 2019

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:38

Leicestershire County Council's, Participation in Heritage and Libraries Team 2019

A lovely clip showcasing examples of how a variety of volunteering roles in the community can enhance peoples lives. Examples include volunteers involved in a library book drop off service, local heritage... Read More »

Tags: Community, Volunteering, heritage, library, museums

Promoting biodiversity through the UK planning systems

Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 07:36

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) with the Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning have published new advice for town planners on Biodiversity in Planning. It examines the obligations and opportunities... Read More »

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, climate change, environment

Congratulations Ab Kettleby

Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:36

Congratulations to Ab Kettleby Neighbourhood Plan group on their successful referendum. The referendum, which took place on 3rd October 2019 with a turnout of 26.35% and the following results:-

116 - YES... Read More »

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, referendum

A new Equality Strategy for Leicestershire

Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:15

County residents, and anyone with an interest in equalities in Leicestershire, are invited to comment on Leicestershire County Council's draft Equality Strategy 2020-24. The council's current strategy... Read More »

Tags: Community, Consultation

Trustees Week

Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:49

Trustees Week

Trustees' Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

Trustees Week 2019 is taking... Read More »

Tags: Community, Events, Trustees, Voluntary Sector, Volunteering

Local History Cafe's to Expand

Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:40

Local History Cafe's to Expand

Local History Cafes are heritage and wellbeing get-togethers for over 50s at risk of, experiencing or looking to keep at bay, isolation and loneliness.

Cafes comprise of tea and cake, heritage presentations... Read More »

Tags: Community, cafe, calke abbey, charnwood museum, erewash museum, history, kirby muxloe library, new walk museum, sir john moore foundation

Safer Community Celebration Awards - Nominations now CLOSED

Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:40

A new awards contest has been launched to honour Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland's community heroes.

Leicestershire is home to a fantastic array of positive and inspiring community organisations,... Read More »

Tags: Awards, Community

SHIRE Environment Grants coming soon!

Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:33

SHIRE Environment Grants coming soon!

Leicestershire County Council will soon be launching its new SHIRE environment grant to deliver projects focused on waste prevention and reuse, reducing carbon emissions and improving biodiversity.

This... Read More »

Tags: Community, Funding, Grants

Tree and Hedgerow Initiatives for farmers, landowners and community groups

Posted: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:12

In partnership with the Woodland Trust, Leicestershire County Council have a range of tree and hedgerow initiatives available to farmers, landowners and community groups across Leicestershire.

Tags: Free Trees, Hedges, Leicestershire County Council, Woodland Trust