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Free event highlights youth groups…

A free event is being held to let young people in Blaby meet councillors and find out about youth groups.

Blaby District Youth Council is holding the event on Saturday, March 9, at Brockington College, Enderby.

“Voice-It!” aims to bring young people together from all areas of the community. (See notice below)

To get involved, call Darren Walker on 0116 272 7669 or e-mail:darren@communityap.org.uk


Information from the Blaby District Youth Council reads as below:


VOICE-IT – Youth Conference

  • · Aged between 11 & 19?
  • · Fed up of not being noticed?
  • · Do you wish someone would listen?
  • · Would you like the opportunity to speak out?
  • · Do you want to improve your Community?

Here’s your chance… We need you!

Blaby District Youth Council are holding an event for young people aged 11 – 19 on Saturday 9th March 2013.

“VOICE-IT!” aims to bring young people together from all areas of our community to speak with councillors and learn about issues facing young people.

There will be a wide range of activities for everyone to get involved with for example Inflatables, graffiti wall, Photo shoot, film making, arts and crafts, Song & Rap writing.

VOICE-IT will be held at Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby on Saturday 9th March 1.30pm – 6pm

This event is completely FREE to attend and food is provided. Why not bring your friends or youth group along?

To contact us and find out more emailblaby@thejitty.com Tweet us @BDYCVoice or Followwww.facebook.com/BDYCVoice or call 0116 2727669

Blaby District Youth Council – listening to you, working with you, to make our lives better. Email:blaby@thejitty.com


Community Action Partnership look to recruit home visitor

Community Action Partnership is looking to recruit a committed and experienced person to home visit client referrals to Blaby District Befriending service.

The post is a twelve month position with a salary of £9.00 per hour for a 12 hour week.

The closing date is 21st November 2012.

Interviews will take place on 28th November 2012.

For an information pack contact the partnership at any of the offices:

The Pavilion, Sportsfield Lane Huncote, Leicester LE9 3BN. – Tel: 0116 272 7669

132a Station Road, Wigston, Leicester LE18 2DL. – Tel: 0116 281 0026

The Bassett Centre, Bassett Street, South Wigston, Leicester LE18 4PE. – Tel: 0116 278 4230

Blaby District 2012 World Party

Community Action Partnership together with partners, will be hosting the Blaby District 2012 World Party on Saturday 23rd June 2012, in Enderby

This event will be a Blaby District 2012 celebration that is not to be missed.

Taking place in Enderby and incorporating Enderby leisure centre, the recreation ground, bowls club, and our community garden A Place to Grow.

People from all ages, cultures and abilities will have the opportunity to take part in an array of sporting activities and cultural workshops whilst enjoying a free day out for the whole family.

Activities include archery, bowls, trampoline, martial arts, samba music, drumming, Asian dance, face painting, world foods, cheerleading, golf, seated exercise and a relaxation tent.

Planning is underway and we welcome community groups and organisations with either a sports, cultural or health focus to get involved on the day, either by having a display stand or by organising and free interactive activity.

If you are interested in becoming involved or would like more information, please contact Darren Walker and Community Action Partnership on 0116 272 7669 or email darren@communityap.org.uk

Community Groups in Blaby District Helped by Council Grants

A new round of funding is available for community groups in Blaby District wanting to expand or develop their activities. 

If your group is based in Blaby district, and benefits people in the district, you may be eligible to apply for a Blaby District Council community grant.  Community Action Partnership administers the grants programme on behalf of the District Council and three schemes are now available:

  • Revenue grants up to £500;
  •  Capital grants up to £5000;
  •  Staying Healthy Grants up to £1000.

The grant programme aims to support a wide range of community groups. Last quarter, 14 groups shared £19,855.00 in funding. Grants were given for a variety of projects including refurbishing basketball courts; a tree-house project; kurling equipment and a pilot scheme to show the health benefits of horse-riding.

Priority is given to groups that have not been awarded a grant within the last three years and that focus on the District Council’s key objectives of Children & Young People, The Environment, Safety, strength & health of the community and deliver Valued Public Services within the community.

Applications for the community grants are accepted quarterly and the next deadline is 24th February 2012. There is still over £30,000 available in grants for this final quarter.

For more information, or to request an application pack, please contact the Community Support Organiser at Community Action on 0116 2727669 or email community@cabd.org.uk  You can also learn more by attending a grants drop-in at The Pavilion in Huncote on Tuesday 7th February between 7:00 and 8:30pm, or Braunstone Civic Centre on Friday 10th February between 2pm and 4pm. No appointment necessary.