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Good News Sacheverell Way Street Lights. Firstly let me say it has been a great day for democracy and for the residents of both Groby and Ratby who have spoken out in their hundreds to support my petition to get the street lighting switched back on along Sacheverell Way. I had been contacted by numerous residents from both villages raising concerns over the safety aspects of walking along Sacheverell way in the dark. I was scorned by the Liberal Democrat’s as using this issue as an election gimmick nothing could have been further from the truth. I presented the residents petition to the Deputy cabinet member for Highways prior to the election; I then represented the petition again on the 5th June to the Highways Forum of the County Council where I put forward the resident’s case as their County Councillor. I am pleased to inform you the County Council has had a rethink and moved forward with my suggestion. The lights on Sacheverell Way, Groby, have been re-introduced as part night lighting as my suggestion and are now back on. The lights will operate from dusk until midnight and then 05.30 until dawn. I would like to thank both Groby and Ratby Parish Councils for their support in helping the resident’s petition succeed but most of all I want to thank the residents for their support. County Councillor Report Continued on page 19

Kirby Muxloe 88 JFC U14 Girls Win Leicester City & County Girls FA League Award Kirby Muxloe 88 JFC U14 Girls won the Leicester City & County Girls FA ‘Fair Play’ Award for the 2012/13 Season. This Trophy is awarded to the team that achieves the highest point total over the full season. Points are submitted to the League at the end of each game played by the Opposition Team Managers and Match Officials for Player/Coach & Supporters Respect, Fair Play, Support and atmosphere. A huge well done to all of the girls and their supporters in what was a first season together representing Kirby Muxloe 88 JFC Girls and achieving this fantastic and well deserved award. If you would like any information on girls football at Kirby Muxloe 88 JFC or would like to become involved in Managing/Coaching Girls teams please contact the Club via Mike Little 07841 825014

Photograph shows some of the 2012/13 team collecting the award: L-R/Back Row: Jasmine Barradell, Beth Heafford, Emily Woodall, Meg Little, Amy Hackett. L-R Front Row: Jade Lang, Beth Potter (C), Becky Green

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Double Success For Hannah Cox Hannah Cox; year 10 student at Groby Community College was victorious in the intermediate girls 3000m in the Leicestershire Schools Athletics Championships at Saffron Lane on Saturday 8th June. She is waiting to hear if she will be selected to represent Leicestershire at the England Schools Athletics Championships later this summer after running the English Schools qualification time in a meet at Loughborough University. This is not Hannah’s only success, she is also ranked number 2 in the county in the official British Orienteering rankings for her age group. She has just missed out on a place from the British Orienteering Federation Talent Development Coaching Camp which is being held at Badaguish Outdoor Centre, Aviemore, from Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th July 2013. Well done Hannah! Hannah Cox pictured right orienteering.


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Prince Edward came to Leicester on Friday 7th June 2013. One part of the visit was to officially open the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre – an £8million sports facility at the heart of Leicester De Montfort University's campus.

Calling all youngsters - it’s time again for Leicestershire libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme is Creepy House, and with it the promise of spine-tingling adventures for holidaying schoolchildren.

The Prince was shown a short video about the work of dance company Moving Together, which is an arts awards scheme for 12 to 17 year olds. They run degree-level dance courses, fully funded by Mile2.

Creepy House runs from Saturday (July 6) to September 7 and children aged 4-12 years have to visit their local library three times during the summer and read or listen to six books to complete the reading challenge. All children who complete the challenge will receive a Creepy House certificate and medal.

Georgina Payne, 15, from Groby Community College, was one of the dancer’s who performed for Prince Edward. Georgina (far right in the picture below) said: “The dance was partly a routine we had learned and then we changed and came up with our own moves too. The Prince said he had enjoyed watching it. He was asking how long we had been dancing.”

The Creepy House challenge will be officially launched at a family fun morning being held at Donington-le-Heath Manor House, near Coalville, on Saturday. During the event (10.30am to 1pm), children can investigate clues and follow a trail through the Creepy House, listen to spine-tingling tales and take part in other ‘spooky’ craft activities. There will also be face painting with Livi Lollipop. The Creepy House materials have been illustrated by Chris Riddell, who was involved in The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Richard Blunt, Leicestershire County Council’s Cabinet member for heritage, leisure and arts, said: “With the theme being Creepy House, and with Doningtonle-Heath Manor House a regular host to ‘ghost trails', it seemed the ideal place to hold the family fun morning.” There is also free entry to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Snibston Discovery Museum for children taking part in the challenge. Each child must produce their Creepy House sticker poster at reception and be accompanied by a full-paying adult. All the creepy action does not stop at Donington-le-Heath, though. On Friday, August 2, Snibston’s Century Theatre will be playing host to acclaimed author Tommy Donbavand, who is the creator of the successful Scream Street series. Tommy is giving a talk eerily titled Giant Crabs Ate My Brain from 11am to 12 noon and again from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. He is also hosting a fun workshop from 1pm to 2pm when children can write a fun story in his fast and furious 'idea busters' writing workshop.

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Farmers' markets set for country parks Leicestershire’s country parks are going to be offering the best of local produce. The county council has linked up with Leicestershire Food Links for a series of farmers’ markets to be set up at both Watermead and Beacon Hill country parks over the coming summer months. The farmers’ market will be at Watermead North near Syston on Sunday 21st July. Produce on offer from 10am-5pm will include organic meats, cakes, dog treats, locallybrewed beer, olives and savoury pies. Nick Fell, the county council’s countryside manager, said: “It’s an innovative move to welcome local suppliers and we're delighted to be collaborating with Leicestershire Food Links.” The dates for the farmers’ markets are: Watermead (Sunday, July 21, September 8) and Beacon Hill (August 11 and September 29). There are also plans for a “Picnic in the Park” event at Market Bosworth on August 4 which will include music, entertainment and locally sourced food.

Kirby Muxloe Parish Plan Update June 2013 The Parish Plan group continues to meet regularly and village improvements are being seen. With financial help from the Parish Council, a number of new bus information casings have been put up at various locations in the village. It is anticipated that the timetable information displayed will be regularly updated as it is published. Thanks are also due to Arriva and the County Council for their help this project. Requests for grants for a variety of projects have been submitted and are being considered whilst the Wildlife and Environmental Group (WEG) is beginning to put down roots. Regular meetings are being held and work is continuing on the establishment of a butterfly and bee sensory garden. Other items discussed have been the possibility of the provision of a community orchard, guided walks in the village and the provision of bird and bat boxes at selected locations.

Ratby Coronation Carnival – A Great Success! This is the second year that the village has celebrated HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Coronation and this year it was decided to give a donation to the Oncology Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The day was supported by various village groups including Ratby Village Society, Local History Group, Methodist Church, Parish Church, Ratby Sports Club, Scouts, Ratby Women’s Institute and the Parish Council. There were numerous stalls to visit, refreshments, BBQ and the children had plenty of entertainment with mini Land Rovers, bouncy castles, roll-a-penny, lucky-dip, races etc. The Parish Council would like to thank all those village groups who supported the event. A special thank- you to Monty Vann who transported tables/chairs to the venue. Thanks also to those groups who worked extremely hard on the day and raised money for the Oncology Unit. The Council is pleased to report that a cheque for £1000 has been sent to Oncolocy at LRI. Well done everybody! Merle B Joyce Chairman – Ratby Parish Council

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Public health boosted by Trading Ratby Local Standards History Group

The work of Trading Standards is boosting public health in Leicestershire, a leading councillor claims. Ernie White, county council cabinet member for public health, is highlighting Trading Standards’ work at a conference this week. Public health became part of the county council in April this year and it is already working closely with a number of council services, to boost its health work. Trading Standards work that supports public health includes: • Visiting more than 200 businesses per year, to check they comply with laws on packaging and display of tobacco products •

Using child volunteers to attempt 50 test purchases of cigarettes and alcohol per year – 85 per cent of shops complied and there have been three prosecutions over the last year

Investigating sales of illicit tobacco products, many of which can contain other harmful substances

Cracking down on rogue traders and cold callers, who can lead older people to feel anxious and fearful of crime

Ensuring that food is free from chemical contamination, is not accompanied by false ‘health claims’ and is labelled correctly for salt and calorie content.

Ernie White said: “The work of Trading Standards is crucial to what public health is trying to do, by enforcing the law and keeping people safe from harm. “It’s another example of how, by joining forces with the council, public health can have even more of an impact on people’s lives.”

PHYSICIST OF THE YEAR 2013! Alex Bradley of Groby Community College awarded Groby's Physicist of the Year Award, 2013. Alex joined 20 other outstanding year 12 Physics students from across the county at Leicester University (pictured above) on 19th June for a presentation organised by the Ogden Trust. The students, their families and teachers enjoyed experiments and refreshments before an excellent lecture from Professor Emma Bunce about the Cassini Mission to Saturn. They were then presented with their certificates by Professor Mark Lester, the Head of Physics and Astronomy at Leicester University. It was a great insight into university Physics for Alex who is looking forward to studying for a Physics or Engineering degree next year. Alex Bradley pictured right with Professor Mark Lester

Ratby Local History Group: will lead two guided walks to Bury Camp and Old Hays, Ratby at 2pm on Sundays, 21 and 28 July 2013, as part of the National Archaeological Festival. The walks will cover 3 miles of moderately hilly countryside and will take 3 hours. No dogs are allowed on Bury Camp, where care must be taken on the ramparts. Meet at the Plough Inn, Burroughs Road, Ratby. Cost £2 per head. Children and those in full time education free.

The Kirby Players The Kirby Players would like to thank all those who supported our last production of the Old Time Music Hall. We were delighted that you joined in our choruses, hissed and booed our villain in the melodrama and waved your flags in our patriotic finale. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did and that we can now tempt you to visit our next production. As we cleared away props, tidied dressing rooms and ‘stripped’ sets, it certainly reminded of us what was to come next. Yes, you’ve guessed it ‘Calendar Girls’ is taking to the Kirby stage. The show is cast and rehearsals are already underway and we are finding that this show makes us laugh, cry and is shamelessly sentimental. The critic in the daily mail wrote of this production ....well worth a date in your calendar. Please do that, the dates are Tuesday 30th July to Saturday 3rd August at the Kirby Muxloe Village Hall, box office 07804 0435235 or email

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The Bosworth MP and member of the House of Commons Health Committee said, “Local campaigners have always maintained that the review into children’s heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital was flawed and I commend the Health Secretary’s frankness in acknowledging this in his statement to Parliament.

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Ratby Primary School News.... Beyond Bullying Award

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even interviewed by Radio Leicester during the National Anti-Bullying Week. In recognition of all this hard work (and the positive impact it’s had on our school), we have been awarded the “Beyond Bullying Award” by Children from Year 6 have just returned from a jam-packed, fun-filled residential trip This year, everyone at Ratby PrimaryRepresentatives School has Leicestershire County Council! of our Peer Stars were to Aberglaslyn Hall in Wales. This was a great opportunity for everyone who went been working hard to stamp out bullying and invited to an award ceremony, along with Miss Aitken and Mrs Hardy, at because we developed many skills that we can use in the future. promote good behaviour. Since September, we Snibston Discovery Park. We are absolutely thrilled with the award and have taken part in lots of different activities and Whilst enjoying a week away from home, we participated in lots of different year. Well done everyone! planevents; to carry on the good work next including lessons about identifying and


activities; rock pooling, abseiling and gorge walking to name just a few. To our shock, we even climbed a mountain, which proves just how strong and determined we are!

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Overall, this trip was absolutely amazing from start to finish! Sadly, Aberglaslyn Hall In recognition of all this hard work (and the is closing this year, but next year the Year 6 children will be able to enjoy their own positive impact it’s had on our school), we have amazing adventures at Condover Hall. been awarded the “Beyond Bullying Award” by Report by Year 6 Leicestershire County Council! Representatives of our Peer Stars were invited to an award ceremony, As Ialong wokewith upMiss on Aitken a beautiful and Mrssummer Hardy, at morning Snibston my heart was racing as I realised that today I would be taking Discovery Park. We are absolutely thrilled with thepart in a very important gymnastics competition. This was to qualify for the East award and plan to carry on the competition good work next year. Well done everyone! Midlands Gymnastics Squad. If I got in the top eight, I would

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On Tuesday 11th June, selected pupils from Ratby Primary School competed against other students from across the county in an area athletics event. Children from Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in a th of events, On Tuesday 11 June, selected pupils from Ratby Primary School range competed against Of course, this was a chance for the children to practise their French vocabulary, including sprints, relays other students from across the county in an area athletics event. Children from Years 4, but it was also an opportunity to find and throwing contests. 5 out andmore 6 took partthe in a range of events, including sprints, relays and throwing contests. about French culture eak and French?”) a inresounding After performing well in have lotswas of fun the process. th the initial heats, many Children tried well their hand at heats, many Ratby pupils earned themselves n Friday 28 June. Theinstaff After performing the and initial a place Ratby pupils earned reproducing the work of famous heinFrench flag and spent the day the finals. Our best result was Luke Barratt, who came second in the sprint. The themselves a place in French impressionist painters, played is very proud of Luke and everyone who took part. the finals. Our best boules, tasted French food and even result was Luke Barratt, had a go at recreating the Eiffel Tower ctise their French vocabulary, before they Sadly, for several pupils, thisbut will be their final time representing the school who came second in using spaghetti and marshmallows! move onto secondary school. as they haveis e French culture and have lots ofThese pupils will definitely be remembered the sprint. The school At the end of the day Mrs Chodynicki very proud of Luke and set such physical a everyone good example to programme, thetorest of the school. s,reproducing high bars, preparation the work of famous brought together everyone who took ht in my age group were called out… d French food and even had aupgo celebrate what they had been to part. Report by Niamh Rebekah Garratt in a whole school Stretton assembly.and And, marshmallows! once the classes had shared their Sadly, for several pupils, this will be their final time vel sportsman in ourand school! work, Miss Aitken Mrs Bedder took representing the school before they move onto secondary ryone together to celebrate what to the stage to teach all 300 children school. These pupils will definitely be remembered as they And, how once the classes had shared to can-can! It was truly un jour have set such a good example to the rest of the school. e stage to teach all 300 children pour se souvenir! Report by Niamh Stretton and Rebekah Garratt The answer to the above question (“Can you speak French?”) was a resounding “Oui!” when the school took part in a French Day on Friday 28th June. The staff and children came to school dressed in the colours of the French flag and spent the day taking part in lots of exciting French-themed activities.

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ullying, parental workshops and we were t ter during the National Anti-Bullying Week. k (and the positive impact it’s had on our Getting a ‘Pizza’ f ded the “Beyond Bullying Award” by As I woke up on a beautiful summer morning my heart was racing as I realised that the Action Representatives of our Peer Stars were today I would be taking part in a very important gymnastics competition. This Withwith most of their Year 6Aitken classmates away competition long Miss andat Aberglaslyn Mrs Hardy, at was to qualify for the East Midlands Gymnastics Squad. If I got in the Hall, the Year 5 children were determined to have their top eight, I would represent the East Midlands in national competitions! absolutely with the award and week of fun; thrilled and Miss Seatherton organised a ,re own As time went on, I got ready and got in my car. We arrived at 1.00pm and got packed itinerary to ensure that they didn’t have time to nxt year. Well done everyone! ready for registration at 1.30pm. Sitting down in the massive stands, I patiently miss their outward-bound friends.

Ben’s Big Day

One of the highlights of the week for many was designing and making their own pizza – dough and all! As delicious smells filled the corridors, Ellie described her classroom as becoming a “wonderful world of pizzas”. The following day, the children also had the chance to share their cooking skills when they baked cakes and went to have afternoon tea with The Evergreens. Both the children and their guests had a lovely afternoon, chatting, laughing and swapping stories.

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waited until my warm-up time was called. Then my mum, dad and brother wished me good luck, and I made my way to the floor.

After warming up, I performed on these apparatus: floor, parallel bars, high bars, physical preparation programme, vault, pommel horse and rings. My heart was pounding as the top eight in my age group were called out… “Number 5… Ben Smith.” “Wooo hooo! I’ve been picked!” A huge congratulations, Ben! We are so proud to have such a high-level sportsman in our school!

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in my car. We arrived at tionCalling at 1.30pm. Sitting down in the All Budding d until my warm-up time was called. Drummers! wished me good luck, and I made At Ratby Primary School we are always looking to provide our children with new experiences and opportunities, and the chance to discover new talents. On Thursday 4th July local drumming teacher, David Rowe, visited the school to give the children a taste of this ever-popular instrument.

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these apparatus: floor, parallel bars, high bars, physical preparation programme, My heart was pounding as the top eight in my age group were called out… Summer must finally be here, as we held our annual Children of all ages were invited to have a go at playing hooo! I’ve been picked!” sports days. The infants’ sports day, held on the the drums in a whole school assembly, and even some of the teachers got in on the act. Learning to play a musical instrument is very rewarding and a great deal of fun; and children who take up a musical instrument often develop enhanced concentration and co-ordination skills and higher self-esteem. As part of our music provision, parents of children in KS2 will have the opportunity to sign their child up for after-school drumming lessons with David from Septwmber. Who knows, maybe we have a Keith Moon or Meg White in our midst!

school field, went off without a hitch; and the children took part in a mixture of traditional races and fun games whilst their family and friends cheered them on.

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The KS2 sports day was not quite so straight forward. Indeed, our first attempt to hold the event was abandoned partway through because of a torrential downpour (not that it dampened the children’s spirits – several of the Year 6 pupils suggested that we should introduce a swimming race to get back to school!)

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Thankfully, we had glorious sunshine for our second attempt at the KS2 sports day. Like the infants, the juniors took part in a range of races and activities, competing to win medals for themselves and points for their team. The highlight of the afternoon was Theo’s races, held in memory of a very special member of Ratby Primary School. The competition was incredibly close, but Niamh took home the girl’s trophy and Jack took home the boy’s trophy. This special new addition to our sports day proved to be hugely popular, and as we walked back to school the Year 5 pupils were already discussing who would have the honour of having their name engraved on Theo’s trophy next year.

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Supporting Leicestershire Families Launches in Blaby District A new service to support vulnerable families and save up to £50 million has been launched in Blaby district. A team of four family support workers will help vulnerable families to turn their lives around, avoiding the need for them to deal with several different agencies. Known as Supporting Leicestershire Families (SLF), the county-wide service brings together the county and district councils, the police, the NHS and other agencies, to help 500 families each year. It is part of a Government initiative. In Leicestershire, vulnerable families currently cost the taxpayer £158 million per year, through benefits, health problems, care cases and other interventions from national and local agencies. It is estimated SLF will eventually save £50 million, or more than £20,000 per family, by providing better, more targeted services. Teresa Neal, senior family support worker at Blaby District Council, said: “This is an

ambitious initiative that will make a real difference to families who need support. We want to break the cycle, where generations of families feel they are locked into their problems. “Instead of having to deal with lots of different agencies, families are assigned their own support worker, who can really get to know them and offer whatever help is required, however long it is required for. “This could be anything from help with parenting to support in finding jobs and training. It will make a real difference to the families, improve services and, over time, save millions of pounds.” The SLF team at Blaby District Council held an educational workshop for around 40 head teachers in order to inform and discuss how the new scheme will run. A pilot for Leicestershire, it has been proposed the workshop will be rolled out across the county.

Research on Leicestershire’s most complex families shows that: • 80 per cent are out of work or have low income or benefits • 61 per cent have a parent with a substance misuse problem • 48 per cent have a family member who is or was an offender • 59 per cent are lone parent households Families receive help either by being referred by one of the member agencies, or by referring themselves. The SLF team at Blaby District Council has launched a new telephone number to contact the Family Support Workers directly – 0116 272 7755. For more information you can also visit or email

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Zest4lifeUK’s 2 mile Circular Route in the beautiful Charnwood Forest in aid of Alex’s Wish. A great family day out. Bring your own picnic. Family entertainment. Free parking. Complimentary goody bag plus free 4 week mummy fitness plan with nutritional advice. Lots of stalls. Opportunity to meet other parents.

10am Thursday, 12th September 2013, Beacon Hill Country Park, Woodhouse Eaves. £20 entry fee plus optional sponsorship All money raised goes towards Alex’s Wish - fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - a childhood muscle-wasting disease that affects 1 in every 3,500 children born. To register: Visit the website below or email Alternatively call 07903 349475.

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Ratby Raiders Receive Trophy Officials from the Leicestershire F.A. attended a presentation evening at Ratby Sports Club last month. They gave out trophies to the players of Ratby Raiders Under Nines, for winning Division Two of the Leicester and District Mutual League. They also acknowledged the hard work and support of parents and the team's coaches, Scott Jacques and Kev Pym. The Raiders have been promoted to Division One for next season, where they will meet teams from much bigger clubs. They look forward to your support!

Twycross Zoo Summer School 29 July to 02 August - 08:45 - 17:15

Twycross Zoo Summer School is a week full of games, activities, zoo trails and crafts especially for children aged 8-12. It runs for 5 days with different activities on each day - you can book for just one day or all five! Children will get a feel of what it's like to work closely with animals in a zoo and learn how we look after them, whilst having fun and making new friends. Some of the activities include making enrichment for our animals, meeting some friendly animals down at Pets @ Twycross and searching for creepy crawlies during bug hunting! Venue: Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Atherstone, CV9 3PX. £65 per week (£50 for the week for members), £13 per day (£10 per day for members) For more information: Tel: 0844 474 1777 Email: Visit the Website: summer-school.aspx

Wistow Maze

20 July to 22 September - 10am - 6pm Winner of Leicestershire's "Best Visitor Attraction" A giant 8 acre maize maze with a fun quiz trail hidden amongst 3 miles of pathways, with high level bridges and viewing towers giving stunning panoramic views. Includes Activity Funyard with mini mazes and games for all the family. The maze has an 'Historical' theme for 2013 and designed in the shape of a "Boar", with the quiz trail featuring British Kings and Queens including Richard III. Situated opposite Wistow Rural Centre with a cafe, garden centre, art gallery, model village and numerous shops. More information, directions, picture gallery at Venue: Wistow Maze, Kibworth Road, Wistow, LE8 0QF. Diana on 07884 403889 Child £4.95 Adult 5.95 Family (2+2) £19.95

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Continued from page 1 I would also like to thank the officers and the members of the cabinet at the County Council for listening to the community’s concerns and taking on board the residents genuine concerns. This is a great result for local resident’s, this is localism at its best considering in February this year the street lights were going to be removed. I want to thank everyone who supported me this shows what can be achieved with the community and their elected representatives working together. Budget Consultation Have Your Say On Public Services. Due to reductions in government grant and rising demand for key services, the County Council will have to save £100 million over the next 5 years and that equates to one third of our entire budget. Much as we’d like to, we cannot avoid making difficult decisions. Our priority is to protect services for vulnerable people. We will have to look at all of our services and consider ways to reduce spending on them, run them differently and efficiently or stop delivering some of them, as well as identify further efficiency savings. Therefore, Leicestershire County Council wants the public to help it decide its priorities, in the face of reducing Government grant and rising demand for services. An online survey is taking place from July 22nd till September 15th, at and I would urge everyone to complete the on line survey or write in and give the County Council their views. Stamford Street Ratby Drains. I have been in contact with both the assistant Director of Highways and senior managers at the County Council regarding this ongoing problem that residents have faced for the past 3 years. Since I was elected I have had investigations completed twice. I have now been in contacted with Severn Trent Water regarding the issue of sewage spilling into the road and I have asked both the County engineers and Severn Trent to work together. Within the next month or so the road will have to be dug up for further investigation and repairs to be carried out. This will no doubt cause issues regarding parking whilst the work is completed, but will hopefully end resident’s

health fears and solve the problem once and for all.

Director Matthew Lugg left office at the end of June.

The County Councils Libraries Summer Reading Challenge This week sees the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge. With over 11000 participants last year, it encourages children across the County to continue to read throughout their summer holidays. The theme for the challenge this year is Creepy House. You are invited to the Ratby event ‘Things that Go Bump….In the Library!’ on Monday 5th August, 2.30 – 4.00pm celebrating the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge with our spooky crafts, stories and activities aimed at children aged 5-11.

Highways Enquiries A Revised Approach. A new approach to the handling and management of enquiries relating to highways matters.

Books on Prescription. The County Council is playing a leading role in endorsing the national Reading Well; Books on Prescription Scheme. This Scheme highlights the important role that public libraries can play in contributing to the mental health agenda and in partnership between health bodies, the society of Chief Librarians and the Reading Agency, an independent charity supporting reading and literacy. The Scheme was launched nationally by Ed Vaisey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries and Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State Care and Support on the 4th June. The County Council is planning its own launch in July/August to bring together the relevant stakeholders to develop the scheme in the context of our joint health and Wellbeing Strategy and the need for wider awareness campaign for mental health. The scheme provides early intervention through self-help books for adults experiencing a variety of low level mental health conditions. The books can be ‘prescribed’ by a GP or mental health professional and can also be accessed without ‘prescription’. A core list of evidenced based books and promotional leaflets are available from each of the Leicestershire major libraries free of charge. This scheme is further evidence of the key role our libraries can play in delivering a wide range of services within local communities. New Director of Environment and Transport Appointed. Phil Crossland has been appointed the New Director and takes up his post on the 16th September 2013 and replaces the current

In recent times, as is well known, there has been a significant amount of concern expressed by elected members, parish council staff and residents about the way in which highways enquiries are handled by the County Council. Recognising this concern, and also the specific issues that appear to be causing difficulties, a detailed end-to-end review of the relevant processes are being undertaken. This review will look at the three key elements of any complex system - process, technology and people. It will take a few weeks to complete. In the meantime, however, a new approach will be taken within the Customer Service Centre (CSC) with effect from Monday 24 June. A group of ten experienced Customer Services agents will be separated from the main CSC. These staff will be 'ring-fenced' and will handle only highways-related enquiries. CSC agents are currently trained across multiple work areas (e.g. waste, transport, school admissions, blue badges). As such, any one of 25 agents are currently trained to take highways calls alongside this range of other responsibilities. Under the new arrangements, however, only ten staff will take highways calls, effectively specialising in this area of work. They will be relieved of other duties. These 'specialist' staff will then handle all incoming highways enquiries, currently in excess of 1200 calls and 400 emails each week. The relevant CSC telephone lines will be routed to these specific agents. Contact details for Elected Members and Parish Councils will be 0116 305 0001 and, for emails, I would both like to thank you all for your continued support and to remind you all that I am are only a phone call or email away.

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residential trip to Aberglaslyn Hall in Wales. This was a great even interviewed by we Radio Leicest opportunity for everyone who went because developed many skills that we can use in the future.

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school), we have been award Leicestershire County Council! R just how strong and determined invited to we anare!award ceremony, al PLEASE NOTE THAT WILL BE NO OPEN MEETING DURING JULY AND AUGUST. Snibston Park. We ar 10th August 2013 – Annual Show at Ratby Sports Club – 2.00 p.m til 4.00 Overall, pm. For further information on how Discovery this trip was absolutely amazing from start to finish! Sadly, to enter or request a schedule please ring Faye: 0116 2386836 or JaneAberglaslyn 0116 2395350.Hall is closing this year, but next year the Year 6 children plan to carry on the good work nex

enjoying a week away from home, we participated in lots of Ratby Village Society meetings start at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall, MainWhilst Street, Ratby, on the third Tuesday different activities; Admission rock pooling, monthly with the exception of JULY, AUGUST & DECEMBER when there are no meetings. for abseiling and gorge walking to name members is £1.60 (Membership £5.00) and casual guests £2.50 refreshments just aincluded. few. To All ourwelcome. shock, we even climbed a mountain, which proves

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More than 30 million of us in England make good use of our parks – a tenth of us visit one daily, and more than half of us visit one every week.

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Now there is even a week to ‘celebrate’ our local parks. Certainly a daily walk in the park Our major annual fund-raisers are the hugely popular Open Day and With most of their Year 6 classmates away at Aberglaslyn Hall, the has been found to be good for Dog Show on Sunday 11th August, from 10:00am – 3:45pm. There is children were determined to have their own week of fun; and your health: not only does the also an autumn Sponsored Walk in the fields and lanes around the Seatherton organised a packed itinerary to ensure that they didn’t hav exercise help prevent serious Sanctuary, at the end of october. We are also supported by The to miss their outward-bound friends. diseases, but it has been found Club, Main Street, Thornton, and they are hosting a live music that walking in green spaces can blues/jazz/soul night – ‘A Century of Song’ - starring the fabulous One of the highlights of the week for many was designing and makin help to reduce stress (unless your Natalie Nightingale on Saturday 3rd August. Also, if you could own pizza – dough and all! As delicious smells filled the corridors dog has run off and vanished!) possibly do anything to help us raise funds in order to keep going, described her classroom as becoming a “wonderful world of pizzas”. please also call 01530 230 455 to speak to Jo Leadbetter. This year, Love Parks Week will parks with everyThe following day, the children alsocelebrate had the our chance to share their c Redgate Farm Animal Sanctuary Dog Show thing from jazz nights to nature skills when they baked cakes and went to have afternoon tea wit Sunday 11th August - 10.00am - 3.45pm trails to street dancing. For a list of Evergreens. Both the children and their guests had a lovely afte what you might find near you, visit Shaw Lane/Billa Barra Lane (off the A511), between Markfield and Coalville chatting, laughing and swapping stories.

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As time went on, I got ready an 1.00pm and got ready for registrat massive stands, I patiently waited Then my mum, dad and brother w my way to the floor.

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At Ratby Primary School we are always looking to provide our children w new experiences and opportunities, and the chance to discover new talen th On Thursday 4 July local drumming teacher,th David Rowe, visited On Tuesday 11 June, selected school to give the children a taste of this ever-popular instrument.

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whole school assembly, and even some of the teachers got in on the a Learning to play a musical instrument is very rewarding and a great dea fun; and children who take After up a musical instrument oftenindevelop enhanc performing well the initial concentration and co-ordination skills and higher self-esteem. As par in the finals. Our best result was our music provision, parents of children in KS2 will have the opportunity school isdrumming very proud of Luke and efr lessons with David sign their child up for after-school Septwmber. Who knows, maybe we have a Keith Moon or Meg White our midst!

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Ratby Sports F.C. Ratby Sports is looking for new players for the season 2013/14. If you are interested and think your good enough please contact the appropriate manager:Shaun Lang [Senior League division 1] 0791 920 7918 Jason Aram [The Leicester Sunday League division 2] 07979158752 Michael Cleary [The City League – Veterans division 4] 07584850777

Can you help.. The Saturday senior team are looking for new sponsorships? It’s that time of year again when we ask for your help in raising some much needed funds to help run the senior team down at Ratby. With referee costs, pitch cutting and marking, affiliation fees, new kit, balls the list is endless and it is with your support over the past few years that we have been able to continue playing. So if you could help in any way please contact Shaun on 07919 207918. Pre season training has started at Ratby Sports Club for anyone interested in playing, just come along and meet the lads Tuesday 7pm at Ratby Sports Club or call Shaun on 0791 920 7918 U Beauty, 12 Barwell Road, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester Tel – 0116 2393403 Please note – I will be closed from Friday 12th July to Friday 19th July and reopening on Saturday 20th July

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council for a minimum period of five years to a maximum of 10 years. The council will then arrange for the properties to be renovated to a decent standard and find suitable tenants to rent the properties for the duration of the lease. Meanwhile, six properties in the town centre that are currently empty and unsuitable for letting could also be renovated to a decent standard under the proposals. The properties - all of which are above shops in the town centre – are much-needed smaller units that, once renovated, will house up to 12 people currently on the council’s housing waiting list. The council will charge an affordable rent for every property brought into the scheme, making that property an attractive proposition to people in need of safe, decent, affordable and well-managed accommodation. The rent collected from the tenants will be used to pay off the cost of renovating the properties and whatever money is left over (less a seven per cent management fee) will be paid back to the owner of the property. If the scheme is approved, owners of empty properties can look forward to: A guaranteed set rent from the council for the duration of the agreed lease period – even if the property becomes empty at any time. A hassle-free let – the council will manage the tenants and all repairs on behalf of the owner A very fair management fee of seven per cent

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Health Matters in yourLOCAL... Foot Health With summer finally here, everyone is dusting off their summer wardrobe. Out come the T-shirts, shorts, sandals and flip flops. During summer, feet are generally on show and people will be thinking of improving their appearance.

Salicylic acid is effective at treating warts as it Nail lacquers are available to buy over the Â?   Â? removes infected skin. However, it can also counter, brands include Curanail and Excilor.       destroy healthy skin around the verruca, so it Nail paints have to be painted onto the is important to only apply the acid to the infected nail, where     it works its way through to affected area. You can also protect your skin the infection. Regular application is required Â?Š     Â? Ž‘ Â? before applying the treatment. You can use as it can be difficult to reach all of the petroleum jelly or a corn plaster to cover the infection. A toenail        can take up to twelve Š    ‰ skin around the verruca. months to be treated effectively. At the  Feet take the weight of the entire body and Village Pharmacy,     ‰“ Â?ˆ  ‘ Â? Kirby Muxloe, we have are often overlooked in a general wellbeing Freeze on sprays contain dimethyl-ether/ Curanail and Excilor Ž‘    at a special reduced rate regime. However they should not be        propane. These sprays absorb the heat from for the summer. forgotten. Many people wait until something the verruca when they evaporate, making ƒ ­   ‚            goes wrong before seeking advice. With the verruca extremely cold. This kills off the

    Athletes Foot:    regular maintenance of your feet and taking infected skin, again it can also kill normal skin, The medical name     ‰  simple precautions you can have healthy feet so it is important to only apply to the affected for athlete’s foot is  ­               all year round. area. The verruca should then fall off after a tinea pedis and it                    few days. is very common. It There are a number of things that can go Â?  ”        is caused by a wrong with your feet and it is wise to see your Rather than  waiting for something to go wrong • – —     fungal infection and is spread via skin to skin registered Chiropodist or Podiatrist regularly.   with your feet, it is advisable to follow a daily     contact or through contaminated towels However the NHS is cutting down on NHS foot care regime which will help prevent or clothing. A group of fungi called funded Podiatry services and are driving problems from occurring in the first place. A            ‰     ‰   dermatophytes are        responsible for athlete’s towards treating ‘at risk’ patient groups only. foot care regime should generally include Â? Â?    Â?Â?   Â?Â?  Â?  foot. They thrive in damp humid areas such as This means that many will be left to care for changing socks daily, washing feet daily to        ­     showers and changing room floors. Symptoms their own feet. You can still see your Podiatrist remove any sweat thus reducing the risk of often start in the spaces between the toes or Chiropodist privately.   €Â? Â?   infection, drying them thoroughly (especially (especially the 4th and 5th toes) and include between toes), applying a moisturiser to stop There are many common foot conditions that sore, dry, itchy and flaking skin. The rash can hard skin forming, and exfoliate the skin     ‚  can easily be treated from the pharmacy. I also spread onto the bottom or sides of the around once a week using a pumice stone or    ƒ have listed a few below: feet. foot file to help remove any hard skin. Other

tips to follow include trimming toenails straight  „…††‡ˆ ‰  Athletes Foot can easily be treated through Fungal nail infections: across to stop ingrown toe nails, wearing over the counter remedies. Antifungal medThis affects around        flip-flops in bare-foot public areas (gym ication works by killing the fungi that are 3 in every 100 showers etc) to prevent infection, and        causing the infection. This type of medicine is people in the UK. wearing suitable footwear to reduce pressure        available in several different forms including: Around half of all points.         creams, sprays, liquids, and powders. The type nail problems are  Š    


of treatment will vary with each individual. Call due to a fungal If you would like any more information on in to The Village Pharmacy, infection.

  Kirby Muxloe to anything mentioned above or want a friendly ‰      ‹Â?  find out which one would best suit you. This infection can chat of how we can help, please call in to the  ÂŒ  Š        be unsightly as the Village Pharmacy, Kirby Muxloe or call us on ‹Â?     Verrucas: fungi causes the  Â?Â?Â?   0116 2387353, where one of our highly trained These are warts that nail to become discoloured, thickened, and pharmacists will be happy to help.   Â?     Â? Â?  appear on the soles sometimes crumbly. There are treatments to        Thank You of the feet. They combat this deep seated infection. These include nail lacquers, tablets, and a new laser

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a hard protein, to develop in the top skin layer   Â?Š     Â? Ž‘ Â? discussion with the GP before taking them. The (epidermis). The extra ‚    keratin produces the tablets can take several months to ensure that         Â’  rough, hard texture of a wart/verruca. the infection has completely gone. Stopping Š    ‰ Warts/verrucas are contagious and can be ƒ  Â? Â?  the medication too early can mean that the transmitted by direct or indirect contact     ‰“ Â?ˆ  ‘ Â?  Â?     infection comes back. through contaminated surfaces. They appear   Â?   „   Ž‘    as raised spots, sometime with a black centre,

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    with promising results in the short-term. There are a number of treatments available   Â?   Â? However, more research is needed into the     ‰    for verrucas. Treatments available to buy Â?Â?      long-term effects of laser treatment as it is still include salicylic acid and freeze sprays.  ­      relatively new.

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This July sees Crofton House Dental Practice celebrate their 30th Anniversary.

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The Kirby Muxloe Local History Group meets generally 6 times a year, and membership is open to all. Visitors are always welcome to all our meetings, which generally take place in St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Kirby Muxloe. Details of the dates of meetings, together with the topics that will be covered, are shown on the notice board in Kirby Muxloe library as well as on the Group’s web site: By the time that you read this, the visit to Grace Dieu Priory, taking place on Thursday July 18th will probably have taken place. A fine and dry day is hoped for! The following meeting will take place on September 19th, when Mike Gould will be talking about ‘Luddites – Saints or Sinners?’ Some pictures of ‘Old’ Kirby Muxloe are now displayed in St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall, so if you visit the Hall, you might like to look at them.


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City Festival Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August 2013 Leicester City Centre From 11.00am each day

The grand finale to the action packed Summer in the City sees the introduction of a brand new festival celebrating Leicester, right in the heart of the city. Well-established events such as Leicester Belgrave Mela, Sky Ride, Our Leicester Day and Sports Fest will take place alongside some exciting new events like the Old Town Festival, The End of the Pier Delights beach in Orton Square and Journeys Festival in Town Hall Square. The two-day City Festival takes place over various sites across the city centre. Leicester Market, Humberstone & Gallowtree Gate, the Clock Tower, Orton Square, Magazine Square, Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester Castle and Motte and Town Hall Square will all be buzzing with activity for the whole family over the August Bank Holiday.

With lots of free activities from sports, culture, music, art and heritage to volunteering and much more the vibrant City Festival offers a fantastic reason to stay local this Bank Holiday!

Huge congratulations to Groby Community College students; Geno Ayre-Lynch, Josh Grant and Harry Robertson of ‘Stop that Train’ who made it into the finals of the Original Bands Showcase at the Musician in Leicester on the 18th May 2013. With their ska/reggae influenced original sound they cruised through 7 heats and call backs to beat off 394 other acts and make it through to the final. They didn’t win but got down the last 6 bands! The band has only been performing together for one year and is swiftly becoming a band to be reckoned with. They have recently performed on BBC Radio Leicester and Take Over Radio and after winning a previous “unplugged showcase” they bagged themselves the prize of appearing at Strawberry Fields Festival this summer! Well done to the band ‘Stop that Train’ and best of luck for the future.

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Discounted Advance National Forest Wood Fair Tickets Now Available To Purchase Advance tickets are now on sale for the National Forest Wood Fair. With 20% discount on the gate prices, book in advance and get a fantastic family day out for just £20. Go online and book now for a brilliant end of summer hols event. This year’s National Forest Wood Fair takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August at Beacon Hill Country Park, and will be packed with activities for everyone to enjoy. Children will love the climbing wall, the birds of prey, paddling a coracle, eco art and ranger-led craft activities. There will be plenty for parents to try as well – whether it’s pole lathe turning, willow weaving or pulling a draw knife on a shave horse (nothing to do with the four-legged variety!) The sawdust will fly once the lumberjacks take the stage, and the chainsaw sculptors slice and tease magnificent shapes out of lumps of wood. See massive log chippers in action, and the wood mizer slice through planks of wood like butter. Richard Drakeley, Tourism Development and Promotions Officer for the National Forest Company said: “The National Forest Wood Fair has a reputation for being a fun, family event, a perfect day out for families who like things to do, with quirky activities to try, and plenty of good value, beautiful things to buy. Don’t forget the charity auction at the end of the day, when hand-crafted items from many of the stall holders are up for sale to the highest bidder.”

Whats on Over The Summer.... Costumed Guided Walk 24 July 11am from courtyard Children and adults alike can enjoy the magic and mystery behind the history of Bosworth Battlefield with a walk led by a costumed Guide in full character. Venue: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park, Sutton Cheney, Nr. Market Bosworth, CV13 0AD. Adults £4.50, child £3.25, concessions. £3.75. Family tickets available For more information: Tel: 01455 290429 Email: Visit the Website: Hawk Walk 20 July 11.15am-12noon A unique opportunity to fly a Hawk to your gloved fist on a walk around Bosworth Battlefield. Venue: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park, Sutton Cheney, Nr. Market Bosworth, CV13 0AD. Adults £2.50, child £1.50 For more information: Tel: 01455 290429 Email: Visit the Website: Newbold Verdon Library Mega Book and DVD Sale! 20 July to 10 August - During normal opening hours Come along and bag yourself a bargain. A great selection of both adult and junior stock available to buy.

The opening hours for this year’s show have been extended, with admission from 9 am until 6 pm, giving visitors even more opportunity to make the most of all the attractions on offer. A free park and ride service will be available from Leicestershire County Council’s County Hall at Glenfield, Leicester.

Venue: Newbold Verdon Library, Sparkenhoe, Main Street, Newbold Verdon, LE9 9NP. Free For more information: Tel: 0116 305 3661

The National Forest Wood Fair is run by the National Forest Company in partnership with Leicestershire County Council. It is held in the stunning setting of Beacon Hill Country Park, just five minutes from the M1, junctions 22/23.

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On the gate admission will cost adult £9; concession £6; family (two adults and three children) £25. Buy in advance and save 20%: adult £7.20; concession £4.80; family £20. For more information and to buy tickets visit , or buy in person, or over the phone, at either Ashby de la Zouch or Swadlincote Tourist Information Centres.

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