Picnic In The Park – Saturday 10th June 2017

“Picnic In the Park” is a fun day out for all the family and has often been called Loughborough’s own Village Fete.

We would like to invite you to join us at Loughborough’s Queen’s Park on Saturday 10th June from 12 noon to 5.00pm to be part of this year’s celebrations.

The event is organised by Charnwood Arts, a local community arts charity that has just celebrated its 40th birthday.

Picnic is free to stall holders and the public and regularly attracts thousands of visitors throughout the day

Virgin Media are Super Charging East Goscote

Virgin Media are going to be carrying out installation of our ultrafast fibre optic Broadband network within the local area between 17th February and 17th April.

You may notice some short term disruption whilst the process takes place.

If you wish to raise any concerns, please call Virgin Media on 0870 888 3116 and select Option 3 or email them directly at ExpansionWorks@virginmedia.co.uk

For the full information please see the Virginmedia works information.


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.