A free family fun day for dog owners is taking place in Narborough on Thursday 23 August.
Run by Blaby District Council, the event is an opportunity for dog owners to turn up and get a free collar and/or tag to ensure they comply with the law.
Owners will also be able to get their pooch chipped or make sure the chip’s details are up to date.
The family event on Narborough Park runs from 10am-2pm and welcomes all ages.
The Dogs Trust Education Officers will be on hand to help young people learn about dogs with lots of fun activities.
Leicester Animal Aid will showcase their Community Pet Support Scheme (CPSS), which supports vulnerable owners to care for their pets in their own homes for as long as it is mutually beneficial. This free scheme is also available in Oadby & Wigston and Hinckley & Bosworth.
All dogs in out in a public space must wear a collar bearing the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Dogs must also have an up to date chip.
Donations for collars, tags or chips will go towards the Chairman’s chosen charity Pink Pants, which raises awareness of the BRCA gene that can cause breast cancer.
Visitors are advised to use LE19 2EP for their navigation systems to get to the event.
An update has been published on behalf of the District and Borough Council Leaders of Leicestershire.
“The District and Borough Council Leaders of Leicestershire have agreed to work together to review the current model of local government for Leicestershire.
“We as Council Leaders wish to adopt a collaborative approach to examine what may be the best way of delivering local services for residents in the County, and in the wider context of the East Midlands region.
“This new collaborative approach will examine what is both cost effective in how services may be delivered and how best to retain their link with local residents. Such models may mean stronger District Councils working within a combined authority or having multiple unitary authorities or whether the current structure is still the best way of delivering local services.
“We have a number of reservations as to the model proposed by the County Council not least the rushed timetable and it being too remote for local residents. However, we recognise that it may be premature to rule it out at this early stage.
“Accordingly the Council Leaders have pledged to work together to find the right solution for the residents of Leicestershire and look forward to engaging with our elected partners, stakeholders and residents to deliver the best in local government for Leicestershire and the East Midlands region.
“We would invite the County Council and others to join us in this approach, as collectively, we have the expertise to determine the best solution for our residents.
There’s not long left to get your nominations in for this year’s Outstanding Achievement Awards.
Blaby District Council is once again honouring the unsung people and groups in the district who make such an important difference to people’s lives in four categories:
Good Friend/Good Neighbour
Volunteer of the Year
Young Achiever of the Year
Best Community Group/Community Achievement.
Finalists will be invited to a prestigious evening at the Marriott Hotel, where winners will receive a trophy and £500, with runners-up awarded £250, on a night where their commitment and passion will rewarded.
The awards are generously supported by local businesses Davidsons Homes, Fosse Park, Ford & Slater DAF, The Marriott Leicester and Countryside Properties.
Nominees must either live, or make their incredible contribution within the district. With no limit on the number of people or groups one individual can nominate, the Council is encouraging everyone to put forward as many heroes as they can.
Don’t miss out! Nominations close at midnight on Sunday 12 August and can be submitted online at www.blaby.gov.uk/awards. For more information, call 0116 272 7577.