The latest Long Furrow is now online
The latest Long Furrow is now online
PCSO Matt Harburt will be holding a beat surgery on February 13th at the East Goscote library between 10am – 11am during the weekly coffee morning. Anyone is welcome to attend and share any issues or just enjoy a coffee.
Let the kids have an adventure this half-term
From den building to archery, there are plenty of things for the kids to do in Charnwood this half-term.
Charnwood Borough Council’s holiday activity programme returns for February half-term with a host of activities on offer.
The activities will run from Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22, 2019 at locations across the borough including Loughborough, Birstall, Sileby and Shepshed.
Most of the activities are suitable for children of all ages and families are welcome to come and watch and take part in a number of events.
Activities on offer include:
The price of activities starts from £1, with a number of free activities available.
Wild Card holders can also enjoy great discounts. If you are aged five to 16, or have a disability and live or go to school in Charnwood, get your hands on a Wild Card by visiting www.charnwood.gov.uk/wildcardnews.
For a full list of activities available this half-term visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/holidayprogrammes
Bookings will open on Monday February 4, 2019. To book call 01509 634561 or email email@example.com
East Goscote Parish Council have taken over the old Charnwood Borough Council Recycling site on Merchants Common.
Please continue to recycle your cans, cardboard & paper & clothes with the banks situated there.
East Goscote Neighbourhood Watch will be hosting a presentation evening, where the Chair of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland NHW and representitives from the local policing unit will talk about the benefit of the Watch and how it helps local communities such as East Goscote.
The meeting will be held at the Village Hall and will start at 6.30pm.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office;
0116 260 2202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Recycling & Refuse Collections
East Goscote’s collection of recycling will move from Friday December 28 to Monday December 31 and the collection of refuse will move from Friday January 4 to Saturday January 5 2019.
Garden Waste collection
There will be no garden waste collections from Monday 24th December to Friday 4th January inclusive.
Real Christmas tree disposal
Real Christmas trees can either be disposed of at a local tip site, or put out and collected as part of our next garden waste collection (even if you do not have brown bin). Please check My Charnwood to find out when your next garden waste collection will be.
2,000 free trees to giveaway
A scheme to give away 2,000 free trees to residents in Charnwood has been launched.
The borough council has teamed up with the National Forest and contractor idverde to run the free tree scheme and people have until November 16 to apply.
All they need to do is email the Council and each resident can request up to two trees.
Cllr Eric Vardy, lead member for the environment, said: “We’re delighted to launch the free tree scheme in Charnwood and I would encourage people to apply soon as I am sure the trees will be snapped up.
“Charnwood is part of the National Forest and we want to make our borough even greener and this is one way to help.”
Residents are eligible to choose two trees and there is a choice of three varieties; rowan, wild cherry, crab apple.
Trees will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and distributed during National Tree Week which runs from November 27 to December 1.
To apply, email email@example.com
idverde manages the borough’s parks and open spaces on behalf of the Council.
The National Forest is right in heart of the country, embracing 200 square miles of the Midlands. It spans across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire and aims to link the two ancient Forests of Charnwood and Needwood.
A 24-year-old man has been charged on Tuesday 16 October following a stabbing in East Goscote.
A male of Tinkers Dell, East Goscote, has been charged with one count of section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, one count of common assault and one count of possession of a bladed article.
He appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 17 October and was remanded in custody.
The charges relates to an incident in Lilac Way, in which a 35-year-old man suffered a serious stab wound to his neck on Sunday 14 October.
He remains in hospital where his condition is now stable.
The Leicester Marathon takes place on Sunday 14th October. It starts off from and finishes at Victoria Park at 8.45 am.