75th Anniversary of VE Day Celebrations --
posted May 2nd 2020
The Parish Council is very sorry that it has not been able to hold its celebration this weekend to mark the 75th Anniversary of the VE Day. We were due to enjoy a tea dance with a live Swing Band at the Village Hall. The donation of cups and saucers for the event have been greatly appreciated, and we sincerely hope that we will be able to make good use of them when we are able to reschedule our celebrations for some time in the future. Thank you as well for everyone that contributed bunting for the celebrations. We have decided to mark the day the best we can by decorating the Village Hall and Library windows. We hope you will be joining us with your celebrations from home. Please feel free to post us pictures of your bunting photographs on our Facebook Page.
Toast to the Heroes of WW2 --
posted May 2nd 2020
‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’. At 3.00pm on Friday 8th May, the Nation will raise a glass of refreshment of their choice and undertake the following ‘Toast’ – “to those who gave so much, we thank you”, using this unique opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today.
Village Shops open during Covid-19 --
posted April 29th 2020
Shops and essential services that are accessible - view PDF.
Voluntary and Community Sector Funding --
posted April 2nd 2020
Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises can apply for a minimum of £5,000 and a maximum of £25,000 for support with a range of activities including core organisational running costs, additional staffing capacity costs and core equipment.
Please note the funding can only be offered to voluntary and community sector organisations to help support vulnerable people in Leicestershire, due to the impacts of the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Leicestershire Trading Standards Service are advising during this period of uncertainty regarding Covid-19, it appears that there are some people who are taking advantage of the situation.
We have heard reports that people are offering to buy essentials on behalf of the elderly and vulnerable who are self isolating. Instead are taking the money and not bringing any goods to them; This is theft.
We don't want to discourage anyone from helping their neighbours or family members in this time of need, and we don't want to breed distrust in those genuine members of the community trying to assist others. We simply ask that you remain vigilant and take note of this basic advice, should someone call on your door:
- try to only liaise with someone you are familiar with,
- only buy the essentials in this manner, therefore the amount of money required is minimal,
- do not hand over a bank card - use cash only,
- if the person says they are from a community group/organisation, ask for some ID or to verify their identity by calling the organisation directly.
Evidence of more scammers taking advantage of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and who are offering door to door tests. These are not legitimate and are worthless!
Whilst it seems this has not hit Leicestershire yet, we thought it best to keep you informed.
Please look out for your neighbours and family members who may not have access to Social Media and therefore will not be receiving this information.