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2021 PARISH COUNCIL AWARDS
Thurlaston Parish Council would like to invite you to submit nominations for either one or all of the following three awards.
The Environmental Award is awarded to the person/organisation who has done most to improve the appearance or understanding of the local environment.
The Silver Jubilee Award is awarded to the person/organisation judged to have made the most noteworthy contribution to life in our parish. More »
The Young Achievers Award is awarded to the young person/persons, under the age of 25 years, in recognition of achieving something exceptional or bringing credit to the community
Letter of Commendation is awarded for instances of good service to the community or organisation.
Forms are available from the Clerk and Parish Council website and nominations can be submitted via email or post.
The decision over whether and to whom the cups should be presented remains with the Parish Council. However, so far as practical, Councillors want to reflect the views of the villagers. If you know of an unsung hero, please let us have their name along with your reasons for choosing them.
The Closing Date For Nominations Is:
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Posted: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:01 by Elaine Foxon
Operation Warm Welcome
A portal is now open for people, organisations and businesses to register offers of support to Afghan arrivals to the UK.
Blaby District Council has committed to assist the relocation of two families of Afghan interpreters or translators who supported British troops in Afghanistan. Afghans who assisted the UK in conflict, their families and those evacuees at highest risk will be given the chance to rebuild their lives in the UK. More »
From volunteering and job opportunities to professional skills to help with integration and trauma and donations of clothes and toys, those wanting to help families as they integrate into society can fill in the online form at www.gov.uk/help-refugees.
A separate form is also available for individuals, businesses and landlords who want to pledge any offers of homes to accommodate people arriving from Afghanistan. The form is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/afghanistan-housing-portal-offers-of-support. » Less
Posted: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 16:07 by Elaine Foxon
EV charging points live in Blaby Town Centre
The first charging points in Blaby District Council's pay and display car parks are live and ready to use, as part of a project to make electric vehicle owning more accessible to residents.
Johns Court and Enderby Road car parks in Blaby are the first to charging points to go live, with eight bays in each car park exclusively reserved for EV car owners to charge their vehicle using the 7kW chargers installed. More »
The phased launch will also see charging points go live in Narborough, with six bays in Weavers Court and two bays in Leicester Road available for use in the coming weeks.
£77,000 for the project came from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles for the 'On-Street Residential Charge Point Scheme'. The rest of the funding will come from EB Charging, who installed and will manage the charging points.
Local residents who cannot access a charging point are being encouraged to take advantage of the new chargers, as well as for shoppers in Blaby and Narborough taking advantage to top up their electric vehicle.
EB Charging will be offering the first two months of charging for free as part of the scheme. After the free period ends, charging will cost 30p per kW, with cashless payment made via the EB Charging app.
Dedicated charging bays will have a three-hour maximum stay from 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday, and cars parked in the bays must be plugged in to a charging point and displaying a valid parking ticket. Out of hours and Sunday parking is free, but the 30p per kW charge will apply at all times.
Councillor Les Phillimore, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Community and Environmental Services, said: "We are delighted to launch these charging points in our car parks as part of our ambition to make electric vehicle ownership as accessible to as many people as possible, as part of our Carbon Neutral Action Plan for the district.
"We are hopeful that residents in Blaby and Narborough who can't access a charging point where they live will now have the opportunity to take the plunge into the world of electric vehicle ownership.
"Our new EV charging points will also support local businesses by encouraging Electric Vehicle owners to shop and relax locally, and will be able to top-up their electric vehicles whilst they do."
For more information about charging points in the district visit www.blaby.gov.uk/ev-charging. The app to pay can be downloaded from the Google Play or App Store. A map of charging points in the district can be found by visiting https://www.zap-map.com/live/. » Less
Posted: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 13:57 by Elaine Foxon