Jobs and Skills Fair back at Fosse Park

Job Seekers graphicThe popular annual Jobs and Skills Fair will give jobseekers the chance to find local people work and training opportunities.

Taking place on Wednesday 28 September from 10:30am-2pm on the mezzanine level of the Food Court at Fosse Park, the event brings together local employers and support services under one roof.

Working with Job Centre Plus, Fosse Shopping Park and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Blaby District Council has worked with its partners to offer the fair for the seventh year in a row.

Over 560 jobseekers attended last year’s event, which will also have practical help and advice and organised workshops for anyone looking to improve their future development.

Cllr.Breckon

Cllr. Breckon

 

Councillor Lee Breckon, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development, said:

“The Fair is an excellent event for anyone looking for a job to meet local employers and to see the vacancies available within the district.

“We encourage local businesses to reserve a place for the day and enjoy the networking benefits and the chance to meet hundreds of keen and eager people on the day.”

This event is FREE to attend with pre-registration open from Friday 23 September via www.blaby.gov.uk/fosse-park-jobs-skills-fair.

Any businesses interested in attending can e-mail economic.development@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7765.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]
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Major work to construct new access on Leicester Lane

Roadworks Leicester Lane and B4114

Major work to improve the B4114/Leicester Lane junction and construct a new access junction on Leicester Lane is set to begin on 19th September 2016.

Advance works to set up a compound off Leicester Lane and close to the Motorway bridge have already started. A 30mph speed limit has been signed along Leicester Lane for a distance either side of the compound access road.

The first phase of these works, which will last approximately 12 weeks, will see lane closures on the B4114 and the closure of the left turn from the B4114 (city bound) in to Leicester Lane.

Traffic will be diverted via Everards roundabout to B4114 south to make the right turn into Leicester Lane (see map below)

The works are expected to finish Spring 2017.

Any queries about this work, please contact Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305001.

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[Source: Leicestershire County Council]
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Council wants your views on ASB

1145eye_youths_in_hoodiesDistrict councillors would like to hear your views of Anti-Social Behaviour in the local area.

Blaby District Council’s Communities Scrutiny Working Group would like to hear from local residents on their perceptions of anti-social behaviour, including what they feel constitutes anti-social behaviour and the current state in their village or area.

Views would also be welcome if you have experienced ASB, including – did you know who to report it to, how the complaint was handled and whether the complaint outcome was satisfactory.

Scrutiny Councillors are particularly keen to receive the views of younger residents to ensure every age group within the district is represented in the consultation.

Views and comments are required by 31 October 2016 via email to scrutiny@blaby.gov.uk or by calling 0116 272 7708.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]
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International Brass Tutors to lead Youth Band Training Weekend in Lutterworth

enderby-band-1Enderby Youth and Junior Bands are pleased to announce that Yamaha have generously provided significant funding to cover the tuition costs of a team of expert Neo Brass tutors to lead a Youth Brass Band Training weekend at Lutterworth College.

The event will take place over the weekend of Saturday 17th September and Sunday 18th September 2016. Each day will begin at 9.15am and finish around 5.00pm.

Russell Gray, one of the world’s leading exponents in the art of cornet playing, will direct the weekend course. Russell is currently much in demand as a conductor of leading brass bands throughout Europe. He will be assisted by Lucy Cutt who will lead the Flugel and Tenor Horn sections. Lucy is currently a lead soloist with the famous Faireys Band.

Steve Walsh will lead the Euphoniums and Baritones. Steve has performed as principal Euphonium with many of the UK’s greatest brass bands and has a huge range of accolades under his belt including the European Brass Band Championships, the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, the British Opens and many solo prizes.

To complete the quartet, Simon Gresswell, Musical Director of the Enderby Band, will provide tuition to the Bass sections.

Simon is a former member of Black Dyke Mills, Desford Colliery, Faireys, YBS and the Brighouse & Rastrick Bands. He is frequently called upon as a tutor of lower brass in the UK and Europe and has been the development artist for the new Yamaha Neo BBb Tuba.

Ryan Richards of Tredegar Band has been brought in by Enderby Youth Band to lead the Trombone sectionals, and there will also be specialist percussion teaching provided.

Members of the Enderby Band Organisation will be on hand to support the work of the Yamaha tutors throughout the weekend to ensure that players of all abilities feel completely supported as they tackle a wealth of good quality challenging music, as well as providing pastoral support to the youngsters throughout the two days.

Participants in the course will be divided into two bands:

  • A junior band for players from beginner standard up to Grade 2 standard.
  • A main band for players of Grade 3 standard and above.

The weekend will be a mixture of full band rehearsals and sectionals, with regular breaks to enable the players to socialise.

The course will conclude with a play through of the music learned by both bands on the Sunday afternoon to which parents and friends are warmly invited.

The cost of the whole weekend is only £10. Further details and application forms are available by email from Catherine Owen on Catherine@snaefell.plus.com.

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Pavilion Family Fun Day

69659-blab-charity-fun-day-ad-artworkThis weekend sees the Pavilion Leisure Centre throw open its doors for a fantastic Family Fun Day.

Taking place at the centre on Sports Field Lane, Huncote, LE9 3BN, the FREE event gives families a chance to enjoy the last few days of the warm weather at Blaby District Council’s leisure centre.

Starting at 10am, the day will feature activities both inside and out. Activities including Stalls, inflatables, bubble football and the skate park will be available outside. Inside the whole leisure centre will be open, including drop-in squash and badminton, gym sessions and toddler town.

The hugely anticipated Manchester Derby will also be available to watch in the licensed bar from 12:30pm.

All proceeds raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

For more information about the open day, call 0116 275 0246 or e-mail leisure@blaby.gov.uk.

 

Activities on Offer:

Huncote Hornets – BMX Club Promotion (With Show)
Burger Vans
Stalls
Huncote Harriers Running Club
Lemon Jelly Performing Arts Group
Slimming World
Pet Food Stall
Craft Stall
Cake Stall
Sure Start Centre
Inflatables
Popcorn / Candy Floss
Ice Cream Van
Fire Service
Police Car
Bubble Football
Wheels Skate Park
Drop in 3G Football

Inside the Pavilion Leisure Centre

Drop in Squash
Drop in Badminton
Toddler town
Winstanley Wizards – Table Tennis Robot
Cheerleading
Gym Sessions
Fast Classes
Gym Tasters
Personal Trainer Sessions
Raffle
Staff Bake Off
Teas and Coffees Available
Bar Licence Extended
Manchester Derby – Sky Sports 1

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]
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