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the birstall post JAN 2010

College creativity

Pics: Tom O’Neil on bass guitar, Joe Wheelan plays the xylophone

NHW news

A CHRISTMAS concert and an exhibition of art were two end of term events at Longslade College in December. Music and performing arts students took to the stage while Year 10 and 12 students studying Fine Art exhibited their work in the Design & Technology building. Head of Art Cath Kinder said: “They are really talented, have worked hard and produced great work.”

A POLICE officer observed a number of persons acting suspiciously at the side of the Posy Bowl shop on Sibson Road on Wednesday December 16 around 18.05 hours. Police attended and found the premises to be insecure and the door lock damaged. A car was stopped nearby and the five occupants were arrested in connection with the incident. Detectives interviewed the suspects and were later bailed pending further enquiries. If you have any information on this incident, please contact Sergeant 1666 Ian Stone on 0116 222 2222 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 000. If you would like to speak to local officers about issues within Birstall & Wanlip please

Pic: singer Georgia Betts

come along and chat to a police officer at the monthly ‘Police Surgery’, they do appreciate your views on life in the village. Don’t just grumble to your neighbours, grumble to a police officer. They might very well be able to help! The next surgery is Sat Jan 16, 1012noon, Sibson Road car park. There has been a recent spate of damage to vehicles in Birstall, if your vehicle has been damaged and you have not reported it please do so on 0116 222 2222. It is important that the police have an accurate report of crime figures within the villages to ensure resources are allocated efficiently. Problem areas need to be identified quickly so that the Police can deal with the situation before it escalates. From Roy Rollings, Birstall & Wanlip NHW Advertise in The birstall post 53 x 70mm £26 • 53 x 142mm £44 109 x 70mm £44 • 109 x 142mm £78 1) Decide what size you want. 2) Send us a sketch of your ad. 3) We design, publish & send you the bill

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History society Poppy appeal collection A D-DAY veteran and a member of Birstall Golf Club for 36 years collected a record breaking sum for November’s Poppy Appeal. Eric Buckley (85), from Thurmaston, has been collecting for the Royal British Legion’s appeal for the last three years. This November he collected £5865. Eric served in the navy during WWII, initially as a stoker on multi-torpedo boats, then on destroyers. He was aboard a repair ship on D-Day, off Sword beach, and watched as Allied troops stormed the beaches, with many falling under the intense machine gun fire. For the next six weeks Eric and his shipmates were under artillery bombardment – he lost two of his friends. Eric said: “Until the 60th anniversary of D-day I had not told my wife and daughters I was there – it was too upsetting to talk about.” Eric was in Normandy in June 2009 to pay his respects to the fallen, as part of the official commemoration of the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Pic: Eric Buckley

FORTY TWO per cent of household waste in Charnwood was recycled in 2008/09, compared to 39% in 2007/08. The increase has been put down to a wider variety of items that are now accepted for kerbside recycling and the introduction of a single bag, reducing the amount of sorting done by residents. Charnwood Borough Council say they aim to achieve a 45% recycling rate for 2009/10.

LAST YEAR marked Birstall Local History Society’s Silver Jubilee. For the past 25 years the Society has presented a variety of talks, visits and publications on the history of Birstall and Leicestershire and looks forward to further serving the village in the coming years. Meetings are held in the village hall on the second Thursday in the month. The programme for 2010 is printed below and all meetings are open to visitors who are always assured of a friendly welcome. Jan 14: AGM followed by The Church in Victorian Leicester, Bert Tegg Feb 11: Leicester Slums, Ned Newitt Mar 11: 19th Century Computer Pioneers, David Herbert Apr 8: Digging up Leicester, Dr Alan McWhirr May 13: Leicestershire Privies, David Bell Jun 10: Wanlip Church – An Evening Visit, Chris Palmer Jul 22: Tour of Beaumanor Hall Sep 9: Life in the Workhouse, Wendy Freer Oct 14: Looking for Bosworth Battlefield, Richard Knox Nov 11: Members’ Evening Dec 9: English Music Hall, Felicity Austin

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