First Contact Plus

First Contact Plus is an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place.

The initiative allows residents who require help with one or a number of issues to access a catalogue of information, advice, help and support.

Information and resources on housing, health, living independently, money advice, work, security and other topics that assist the county’s residents can be found on this site.

First Contact Plus is delivered by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with GPs, the police, health organisations, voluntary groups and social care departments, district & borough councils who are helping adults across the county by working together to make access to services much easier.

To explore the resources available to Leicestershire residents visit the areas covered on the homepage


Charnwood Borough Council Half Term Activities

Charnwood half term 17

February half-term holiday activity programme
This spring we are offering an exciting programme of activities, including: archery, horse riding, climbing, cheerleading and boxing sessions, as well as the new laser quest experience, konga kids and clubbercise sessions.

Correct pricing for the Clubbercise activity is £6 per person (£4.50 with a Wild Card or £3 Concessionary WC)

We will be posting regular updates about each of the planned activities on our Active Charnwood Facebook page. If you would like to know more about a specific activity or sport being offered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How To Book
To book on to any of our holiday activity programmes, or to apply for a Wild Card, you can call our Contact Centre advisors on 01509 634 561 (9am – 4pm weekdays). Card payment is required at the time of booking.

Please be aware that the following activities are fully booked for this half term:

  • Horse riding
  • Climbing
  • Archery
  • Geocaching
  • Den building

Please make sure you send your child/children with a drink and suitable clothing. Children under eight must be accompanied by a parent or carer for the entire duration of the activity.


Have your say on proposed new approach to highways maintenance

Leicestershire County Council has launched a consultation on the new proposed Highways Draft Asset Management Policy and Draft Strategy.

Last year Leicestershire County Council asked residents for their views on how it carries out the management of its highway assets. Following feedback, draft highways asset management policy and draft strategy documents have been written and the council is now seeking views on these draft plans.

Proposals included in the new policy and strategy include:

  • Prioritising high risk repairs when responding to highway defects. This may mean other repairs could take longer than before, but we will be clear about timescales
  • Focussing on planned maintenance work to help slow down the deterioration of roads
  • Preventative work will be ‘risk based’ and determined on how roads are ‘categorised’ in a new classification of highways
  • Discussing with parish councils opportunities for their involvement in local maintenance, such as grass cutting and the maintenance for trees, flower and shrub beds
  • Introducing a targeted approach to gully cleansing, which will help improve service levels
  • Keeping winter maintenance, such as gritting, at current service levels

The consultation begins Monday 30th January and closes Sunday 26th March.

The consultation will be available on the Leicestershire County Council website from the launch date.  Please follow the link.

Feedback from this consultation will be considered by the council’s cabinet in the summer, when it considers adopting the proposed policy and strategy.


Santa at the Library

Santa at the library

On Friday 9th December Santa visited the Library to distribute gifts to the children of East Goscote. 78 chidren visited Santa during the evening. They also enjoyed the Thomas the Tank Engine model railway layout on show.

The trustees of the library would like to thank Nick Shivers, Kerry and Angela. We also wish to thank EAST GOSCOTE PARISH COUNCIL who provided the gifts for the children.


Police Appeal to accident 17/12/16

police appeal

Issued on 19/12/16 at 4:44 p.m.

Incident number: 107 of 17/12/16

Were you at a party in Brackenfield Way, Thurmaston, over the weekend?

Were you in the area late on Friday night or the early hours of Saturday morning?

A 26-year-old woman was injured in a non-stop collision in the street at around 3.30am on Saturday 17 December. She sustained serious injuries to her head, body and legs and is currently being treated at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.

A white VW Golf was recovered by officers from Bretton Walk on Saturday morning. They believe it may have been involved in the incident.

Detective Inspector Chris Baker, said: “The victim is currently in hospital in a stable condition but has sustained serious injuries.

“I believe there are people who may know what happened and it is these individuals I am appealing to.

“If you were at a party in Brackenfield Way, Thurmaston, over the weekend and think you could have information please call us.

“Do you know someone who attended a party at this address? If so, please let me know.

“And, did you see someone driving a white VW Golf erratically or at speed late on Friday night or the early hours of Saturday morning? Please come forward and let us know what you know, saw, heard or have heard since.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 107 of 17/12/16