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Fosse Meadows new play equipment gets kids and councillor’s approval

Cllr Marian Broomhead with schoolchildren
District Council Chairman Marian Broomhead, and a group photo including the class from Sharnford Primary School, who were given the opportunity to play on the new zip-wire before the end of the school term.

New play equipment at Fosse Meadows has been met with approval by a class of primary school children.

The new slide, carousel and zip line at the popular Sharnford site was installed by Blaby District Council, majority owners of the meadows.

Children from Sharnford Primary School were asked what type of equipment they preferred, with a zip line by far the most popular choice.

As a thank you for their help the class were invited to play with the new equipment before the end of the school term.

Chairman of the District Council, Marian Broomhead and Councillor Sheila Scott joined in with the children in having a go on the zip wire.

Councillor Scott, Portfolio Holder for Health and Leisure Services said:

“It is a pleasure to have this 142 acre site within both my ward and my portfolio. This site is available to dog walkers, horse riders and walkers, as well as being a lovely day out for families.

“I am delighted to see how much enjoyment the children got from using the new equipment in the meadows’ play area. This helps Fosse Meadows reputation for being fun for all the family throughout the year and is free to everyone.”

Fosse Meadows is a 142 acre site in Sharnford with extensive paths through flower meadows and newly planted woodlands.

The site also includes places for bird watching, a permissive bridleway and a permanent orienteering course.

There is a car park, picnic area and two wheelchair friendly gates.

For more information on the meadows visit www.blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7703.

New District Council chairman sworn in

Photo: Councillor David Clements
Councillor David Clements

Councillor David Clements was sworn in as chairman of Blaby District Council at its annual meeting last Tuesday (May 27th).

The new chair is taking over from Councillor Alan Tanner and has chosen to support LOROS and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance during his term in office.

Councillor Clements has represented Forest Ward (Leicester Forest East) on Blaby District Council for the last 14 years and over the last 8 years has been a member of the ruling Cabinet Executive with portfolio responsibilities for performance and leisure.

This will be the Councillor’s first term as chairman at the Council, he said:

“I am proud and honoured to be made Chairman and will continue to do my best to represent the Council and its residents during my year in office.”

Councillor Clements is a resident of Kirby Muxloe where he lives with his wife Joan, and though not a native of Leicestershire, spent many years of his working life in the construction materials industry closely associated with the Leicestershire quarries.

Photo: Cllr Marion Broomhead
Cllr Marion Broomhead

The new Chairman will be pleased to attend any events that organisations may be planning over the coming year.

To invite the chairman to an event or for more information on the role visit www.blaby.gov.uk/chairman, email civic@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7504.

At the same annual meeting Councillor Marion Broomhead was named as vice Chairman for the coming year.