A Place to Grow, Blaby District Council’s community garden project, is hosting a family open day on Saturday 27 June, from 11am-2pm.
Taking place at Mill Lane, Enderby, LE19 4LX (next to Enderby Leisure Centre), the open day will host many stalls including a plant and produce stall, free health checks and a Tai Chi taster session.
Councillor Sheila Scott, portfolio holder for Health Improvement and Leisure Services, said:
“A Place to Grow is such an important site for the people who use it on a regular basis.
“This open day means everyone in attendance will get to see the brilliant work that is done and hopefully attract more people to the garden.”
Supporting positive health and wellbeing, ‘A Place to Grow’ is a free-to-use sustainable community garden.
The project encourages people to learn new skills by producing and eating healthy food, being physically active, getting involved in the community and meeting new people in a friendly, informal and safe environment.
The site is aimed at anyone with mental and physical health related problem who wants to improve their health and wellbeing.
For more information contact Health and Leisure Services on 0116 272 7703 or e-mail email@example.com.
Blaby District residents looking to dispose of their garden waste can sign up to the collections service by renting a bin.
Starting from 1 April 2014, residents can choose from either a standard sized 140ltr bin at £18 per year or the larger 240ltr bin at £27 per year. This is a slight increase from the previous year.
Collections are made on the same day as refuse and recycling collections, fortnightly during the summer with monthly collections in December, January and February.
Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services at Blaby District Council, said:
“Due to an increase in fuel costs, composting fees and bin prices, the garden bin rental prices will be increasing slightly from 1 April.
“It is a superb service and I hope people continue to make use of it. All of the garden waste collected is taken to local farms where it is composted and spread on to fields as a soil improver. This reduces transport costs and avoids the environmental impact of land filling it.”
Residents who already take part in the garden waste collection scheme will not have the new prices applied until the next invoice after 1 April, i.e. those due to receive an invoice in March 2014 will be charged at the current price.
For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/gardenwaste, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 272 7555.
What can I put in my garden waste bin?
• Grass cuttings
• Flowers and plants
• Small prunings
• Hedge clippings
• Leaves and bark
• Large branches
• Slabs or other rubble
• Kitchen waste e.g. fruit and vegetable peelings