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Council to support charity tractor run
Start your engines! Blaby District Council is joining the 200-strong charity vehicle display of tractors as it travels through the district in December.
Archer's Festive Tractor Run is returning to Blaby, Whetstone, Cosby and Countesthorpe on Sunday 19 December, as part of the route for the huge display of festively decorated vehicles to raise money for the Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre and East Midlands Air Ambulance. More »
The brainchild of Countesthorpe resident Ryan Archer, the Tractor Run is now in its third year, with last year's event seeing more than 200 tractors greet residents of South Leicestershire for charity.
This year Blaby District Council will be getting in the festive spirit and joining the run with four bin lorries and a tractor from the Council's fleet of vehicles. All of the vehicles taking part will be decked out in Christmas themed decorations.
Spectators will first see the tractors on Bill Crane Way, Lutterworth, just after 4pm and will slowly make its way through Broughton Astley before turning towards Cosby, arriving at around 5:15pm.
At around 5:30pm the vehicles should be in Whetstone before rolling into Blaby Town Centre by 5:45pm, and down through Countesthorpe for approximately 6:20pm before heading to Peatling Magna and back to the centre of Lutterworth. The event can last up to 45 minutes for those standing and watching the run, with lots of vehicles to see.
Please note all times are approximate and will depend on traffic conditions, as well as the number of vehicles taking part.
Councillor Nigel Grundy, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services, said: "We are delighted to be joining this year's Tractor Run. The event has raised tens of thousands of pounds for a fantastic cause and is hugely popular with families.
"We're looking forward to seeing everyone give our crews, who have volunteered their Sunday evening to drive the lorries, a big wave as we enjoy being part of the charity run."
Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:59 by Elaine Foxon
NEWS RELEASE - Blaby District Council
Huncote Landfill Gas Update
Since closing Huncote Leisure Centre and the surrounding site on 02 November, Blaby District Council has undertaken important mitigation work to ensure the safety of the site following the discovery of elevated landfill gas levels.
An essential stage of our work is set to be completed this week. Once this work has finished we will take further landfill gas measurements. This means that the site will not be ready to re-open on Friday (26 November) but we will provide a further update on our plans on this date. More »
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but want to reassure everyone that our ongoing works are important to make the site safe.
For anyone with queries about any upcoming events or classes at Huncote Leisure Centre, please contact Everyone Active by calling 0116 402 8088 or email email@example.com. » Less
Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:58 by Elaine Foxon
BLABY DISTRICT COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE -
Huncote Leisure Centre closure extended
On Tuesday (02 November) Blaby District Council closed Huncote Leisure Centre after the discovery of elevated levels of landfill gas during planned mitigation works.
During the course of the works contractors have identified other areas of the site that require monitoring.
With the requirement of additional monitoring, Blaby District Council now needs to undertake additional landfill gas mitigation works. These will be carried out by our contractor, and these works will extend the projected completion date. More »
As part of these additional works, we may need to remove a small amount of vegetation and trees to gain access to the site. This will be kept to a minimum and we will reinstate anything removed during this work.
We therefore anticipate that the closure of Huncote Leisure Centre will be extended until Friday 26 November. This remains precautionary whilst the additional works are completed.
Residents should continue to be reassured that at the moment there is no immediate risk to residential properties. Every day measurements are being taken across the site, and work is taking place to install the gas monitoring and venting infrastructure.
As a precaution, anyone living in the immediate area of the site is asked to keep doors and windows closed. Residents should avoid visiting the Leisure Centre and the land in that area whilst works take place.
Cllr Terry Richardson, Leader of the Council, said: "Following the investigations of our contractors, we are taking action to ensure that the Huncote Leisure Centre site has all of the appropriate remedial actions it needs.
"We are continuing to work closely with our contractors whilst the work takes place, and apologise to all of those affected by the closure. We hope to be open again soon and thank them for their patience."
Whilst Huncote Leisure Centre remains closed, members of centre will be able to use Enderby Leisure Centre at no extra cost.
More updates will follow on www.blaby.gov.uk. » Less
Posted: Tue, 09 Nov 2021 12:32 by Elaine Foxon