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Community groups and sports clubs across the District of Blaby are being encouraged to apply to the Council's Community Grants scheme to help with their projects.
£90,000 is available during 2019/20. Even more funding has been made available thanks to the money raised through the Love Blaby Lottery and a £2,000 contribution from Everyone Active.
A wide range of grants are available from £500 to £4,000 for both revenue costs, such as equipment hire and marketing, and capital projects, including building refurbishments. Most grants are awarded quarterly and the next deadline is looming, closing on Thursday 06 June. More »
Three more application rounds will take place, with deadlines in September, November and February 2020. Youth Grant applications for up to £500 can be made at any time.
The Council has awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds through the Community Grants scheme since the initiative launched over a decade ago.
Local mental health support group Blaby Mind Matters received a grant last year to help pay for room hire costs. Jen Fielding, Local Area Co-ordinator for Blaby, who helped set up the group, said: "Community Grants funding has made all the difference for this group being able to continue to support people with mental health needs."
Ann Dixon, Chair of the Blaby & Glen Parva Community Service, said: "The Drop-In centre is a lifeline for many elderly people who live alone and can feel isolated. Community Grant funding to upgrade our kitchen has helped us to achieve a five-star food hygiene rating and benefit many of the groups using our centre."
Community Grant applications can now be completed online. For more information, including terms and conditions, application deadlines and how to apply, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/communitygrants, email email@example.com or call 0116 2727566. » Less
Posted: Wed, 22 May 2019 17:17 by Clerk & RFO
Following the close of the period for registration of candidates for election at 4pm on 3rd April 2019, a total of seven applications had been received for the eight possible seats, and the persons whose names appear in the accompanying list stood validly nominated and were duly elected without a contest.
The newly elected Members will be in post for up to four years from 7th May 2019.
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 13:37 by Clerk & RFO
Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan – Public consultation
Regulation 16, The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended)
Sapcote Parish Council, as qualifying body on behalf of the ten parishes known as the Fosse Villages (comprising the parishes of Aston Flamville, Croft, Huncote, Leicester Forest West, Potters Marston, Sapcote, Sharnford, Stoney Stanton, Thurlaston, and Wigston Parva), has submitted the "Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan" to Blaby District Council for Examination in accordance with the neighbourhood planning regulations. More »
The policies in the Fosse Village Neighbourhood Plan primarily seek to address the design of new development, protection and enhancement of green spaces, and protection of heritage assets and community services and facilities.
In accordance with the relevant legislation, Blaby District Council is now conducting a public consultation on the Plan taking place between Tuesday 2 April 2019 and Tuesday 21 May 2019. The submitted Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan and its key supporting documents can be viewed:
- on the Blaby District Council website: https://www.blaby.gov.uk/planning-and-building/guidance-and-policies/neighbourhood-planning/, or
- in hard copy at the Blaby District Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 2EP during office opening hours, or
- at the following libraries in the neighbourhood plan area during opening hours:
Rear Huncote Methodist Church Hall, Forest Road, LE9 3BH
Tel: 0116 284 9612
Church Street, LE9 2HR
Tel: 0116 305 3674
Stoney Stanton Library
St Michaels Court, LE9 4TH
Tel: 0116 305 3686
You can make representations on the plan in writing to Development Strategy Team, Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 2EP or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your comments must be received no later than the end of the day on Tuesday 21 May 2019.
Please note that comments will be forwarded on to the neighbourhood plan examiner. For more details on how the Council will use your information please view Blaby District Council's Data Protection Privacy Notice available at: http://www.blaby.gov.uk/about-the-council/data-protection/data-protection-notice/
The local planning authority will determine whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be made (and therefore become part of the Development Plan) following the Examination in due course. Should you wish to be notified of this decision, please state this in your representation. If you have any questions in relation to this matter, please contact a member of the Development Strategy Team on the contact details provided below.
Tel: 0116 272 7584 » Less
Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2019 17:03 by Clerk & RFO