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A Merry Christmas and Happy Nefu Year to Everyone Issue No. 125 December 2015/January 2016


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Connecting and Supporting the Community

Residents unhappy about proposed lonsdale Post Office move Councillors and residents have raised concerns about a proposal to move the Post Office on Lonsdale Road to the Local Convenience Store at the bottom of Humberstone Lane.

Many of the customers who are elderly, are concerned that if the proposed move goes ahead they will have further to walk and then have to cross the busy Humberstone Lane. Thurmaston Parish Council have expressed concerns about the parking problems that exist


Office moves. The very well used cash machine will also go if the move goes ahead. In a similar consultation regarding the Post Office at Groby, Post Office Limited decided not to move the office to another location following public pressure from the community. If you have views on the proposed move

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consultation (see page 23 for details). If the move is approved the change will take place In February/March 2016.

at Thurmaston Working

already at this very busy junction and slip road. Parish Councillors discussed the proposed move at their November meeting and were all in

Men's Club

(car park entrance) Tuesdays 9. 30am, 3. 30pm, 5. 30pm & 7. 30pm Tel: Sonia07850 435887

agreement that the Council should forward their objections to Post Office Limited.

Post Office Limited are inviting residents to

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comment on the proposals and you can make


your views known (contact details on page 23). County Councillor, Kate Knaggs has produced petition sheets for residents to sign if they wish (see her report on page 23 for details). If this move goes ahead the current Postmaster and his staff will lose their Jobs. The move will also threaten the vitality of their

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Residents snap up security devices Over 50 residents went along to the recent crime prevention event at Thurmaston Community Centre on Silverdale Drive.

Community Support Officers and Police and Neighbourhood Watch volunteers

were on hand to give advice on personal and household security. Watch out for the next event which should be

February/March 2016. If you have any concerns please contact your local officers; Beat Officer: P. C. 2995 lan Mundy, Police Community Support Officers: 6)64 Harkerat Sanghera and 6552 Mo Musa. message call 01)62222222

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Close and lock doors and windows.

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Do not leave your property in darkness; Make your property look occupied - Leave


Remember to check your vehicle is locked

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This development shouldn't be allowed I read with interest your lead story in the last issue of the Times regarding the Bellway development on land

behind the Inglenook Caravan Park. Please don't be under any illusions, that land, and other fields surrounding

it, will eventually be built on. Around fifteen years ago, when Thurmaston

Town FC were looking for a plot of land to develop their own ground, we looked at that land and was informed that to

Thurmaston Parish Council, This

development shouldn't be allowed to

A607 and Manor Road). 2. Traffic is too fast on Westdown Drive, Southdown Drive and Manor Road. All

three roads serve as walking and jogging

houses would increase the traffic

routes - especially for school children to

alarmingly, and the area is already

Sandfield Primary, Church Hill Primary

congested. (Ever tried driving anywhere

and Roundhill Academy. As on-street

near Asda between 1 and 4pm on a Sunday?) The facilities within Thurmaston are stretched already and the pollution would increase dramatically. I've said all along that I don't want the

parking has also increased in the past 5 to 10 years, this is obviously a concern as there are more cars swerving across the road to avoid parked vehicles,

4, 500 houses, but if it's going to happen

time before there is an accident.

then it must be done in a co-ordinated

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Please could the above be looked into

as, in my opinion, it is only a matter of A concerned motorist

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me he has elected to

work the pm shift each day to reduce

the crime in our village. I feel this officer should be commended for his commitment to our community. This is not a very nice shift to work, especially on cold, wet winter nights. I have also spoken to Cllr. Brenda Seaton

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two clear road traffic accidents waiting to happen; 1. The Humberstone Lane slip road that

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Help us make it to 100 Santas'

Then in the evening in the Conny Club we'll have our traditional Christmas party night. Its a Christmas theme fancy dress (especially jumpers), and we have some

It's back, the 4th Santa Saturday. Once

fantastic memorabilia to auction, including signed photos of Stephen Bunting, Michael

again this year we shall be taking to our bikes, collecting presents, and cycling

van Gerwin, Jimmy Greaves, Tiger

to the Leicester Royal Infirmary to pass

Woods, Lewis Hamilton, Elton John, Phi!

them on to the sick children who will be spending the festive period in hospital. It's dead easy to get involved. If you haven't got your own, Santa suits can be bought for ÂŁ5. 00, (please give us a week's

Daniels (in a still from Quadrophenia),

notice), call or text 07787 557753. Spend the same amount on presents (anything

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except soft toys, and please don't wrap them), then turn up at the Conny Club on Saturday 19th December with your bike.

The LRI is only 5 miles, we'll sort out a lift

Rev'd Tim Day (Chair, Old School Management Committee) presents

back, and remember, for some of these

Certificates of Appreciation to Cltr Bob Davies and Mrs Pat Davies with thanks for

children, it could be their last Christmas. Last year we had a record 54 Santas (adults and children) on their bikes, (pictured) how we'd love 100.

Calling patients of Thurmaston Health Centre

over 25 years of service to the Thurmaston Old School Church and

Community Centre. The group organise regular small events

such as coffee mornings and are about to host a fund raising Christmas Winter

Santa Procession Saturday 5th December. Santa Claus

Warmer on Friday 11th December from 10am to 1 pm, we will be selling cakes, hot totties and holding a raffle. Proceeds of

will be on a sleigh, riding around the village with collecting buckets to help

Thurmaston Health Centre are hosting a patients group which meet every six

sales will be donated to the Air Ambulance

Senior citizens and to buy presents for


the children's ward at LRI.


The next patients group meeting will be held on Monday 7th December at 6pm. To

The procession will start at 4. 00pm at The Conny Club and will make its way around Thurmaston. The group hope you'll come out, give him a wave and donate what you can. David I Hopes

Anyone who is a patient can join the discussions which are aimed at providing the best service for the area as well as supporting the practice to overcome any

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there will be a variety of stalls selling all the traditional Christmas fare, a choir will

perform a variety of Christmas songs from the traditional to On Saturday 12th December

the car park of the

the modem, and hot and cold food will be available.

And it gets better! There will

Thurmaston Conservative Thurmaston's very own

be a skating rink with skates provided kindly sponsored by Costcutter Carpets of Syston,

Winter Wonderland.

and of course. Santa will be

Club will be turned into

David I Hopes will be

there, waiting in his Grotto for

organising the event, it will be

the children ofThurmaston.

free to enter and will be on

Proceeds from the event are for the Leicester Royal Infirmary. So please come along and support our efforts, nothing like this has been tried in Thurmaston before.

from 12 noon to 6pm. The whole day will have a Victorian theme so feel free to come in

fancy dress. A castle front will be erected

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COMPETITION . COMPETITION Findthe Christmas Pud and you could win a

With over 300 black bin liners, countless skeletons, spiders and other fiendish decorations, the Top

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Here's a chance to win £25 in the New Year.


Just tell us which page this Christmas pudding is hidden

Jo and her team of helpers had spent

on and a £25 gift card, kindly donated by ASDA, will be

a week preparing the village pub for

given to whoever is pulled out of Santa's hat first when our competition closes on Friday 8th January 2016. You can either email or post your answer to

Halloween and has entered into the

brewery's competition for the best decorated pub.

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Syston roundabout update

forget to include your name and address and the page number.

(Information courtesy ofSyston Town News). Councillor Ken Pacey of Syston Town Council reported that he had met with the Director of Highwayswho said that after the

The competition is open to any age but only one entry per household please. The closing date is Friday 8th

January and the winner will be announced in the

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Marycelebrates 30 years at HadrianHouse


Mary 'Cookie' Blake began her love affair with Hadrian House on 21st October 1985 when she started work as a cleaner for 12 hours a week. She

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to seeing and working with, both the residents and staff have become my family, " She went on to say, "I would like

Mary receives a bouquet from Care Team

to thank my husband, Danny for his

group of volunteers started to spruce up

patience and understanding. He knows better than anyone the huge part the

in the summer.

home plays in my life."

someone like Mary who her colleagues

Leader, Maisie.

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Mary gives so much of her own time to

describe as 'kind', 'crazy', 'cookoo',

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'outgoing', 'loud' and 'bossy'.

it's not just a job to her, it's her life. Mary

best thing about Mary is her cooking,

was thrilled when the kind people at

Raynsway Properties offered to tidy up the rear garden, part of which she and a

especially her cakes and chunky vegetable soup. We hope Mary will be with us for the next 30 years."

Core Strategy clears

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agreed to adopt the Charnwood Core Strategy which is the Council's vision

The strategy outlines where new homes

of where new housing, employment land and infrastructure should go. It marks the end of an 11-yearjourney

will be built, identifies employment land, proposes health centres, parks, schools and other amenities while enabling the Council to protect the borough from

and follows extensive consultations and an examination by an independent Planning Inspector. Councillor Eric Vardy, Cabinet Member

unwanted development. It identifies the main areas of proposed development:

. 4, 500 homes and 13 ha of employment

for Planning, said: "This is a significant

to the north of Hamilton/east of

moment for us as a council and I am


delighted that the Core Strategy has finally been adopted. This document not only says where significant new developments should go, it also says to developers where they should not go.

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A Hat trick in the 80th! Thurmaston Scout & Guide Band

(Thurmaston Marching Brass) has retained the Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association National Supreme Champions award, for the third year running, and in their 80th Anniversary year too! No band within the Traditional Youth

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has ever achieved this accolade. In addition the band has won the National

sections who make lasting friendships whilst learning new life skills. If you would like to know more about the

Class League for the third year in succession and Meera Patel (Piccolo) was awarded the TYMBA Musician of The

or email: richardwarrington@gmx. com To end their anniversary year the band is staging an 80th Birthday Concert at Roundhill Academy

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themselves who actually perform. The TYMBA National Finals was held on

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The annual X-Factory show, organised by Chris and Graham Love, took to the stage at Thurmaston Working Mens Club on 12th November and what a show!

Come and discuss

With so much talent on the stage it was a difficult job for the audience to pick a

informally opportunities on how to get into teaching

winner, but in true X-Factorstyle there has

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Pictured above are Lottie and Keira

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contestants were invited by Radio Leicester to perform on the stage in Jubilee Square to join in with Children in Need celebrations on Friday 13th

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Christmas Tree festival The theme this year is Christmas Carols; 'A

Message of Hope', (please contact the vicar if you wish

to include a tree). During the afternoon come along and

judge which you think is the 'Best Christmas Tree' and

join in the fun. Refreshments & Mulled wine will be available.

living Nalivity Procession

children in costume make the

journey of Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem

singing as they go and knocking on doors trying to find somewhere to stay.

This is a fun event and if your child would like to take part please bring them to the

Memorial Hall (in costume if possible) at 2. 45pm. The songs we sing are 'How far is ittoBethlehem', Little Donkey' and 'Away in a Manger'. The procession takes about 30 minutes.

Children are welcome to

dress up and take part in the Living Nativity Procession as

What happened

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particularly if you are in

lawnmowerand the Barbecue? Wow! How did that happen, seems like the barbecue has only just been put away and the grass cut for one last time, but the Christmas season is upon us once

again. Hopefully the village will be anticipating 'Light's Up' and the Church Christmas tree festival to mark the start for real.

In a sun/ey from a couple of

years ago, 83% agreed that Christmas is about spending

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St'Michael's Cburcb Tburmaston 'Warml)i invites you to the Varisb Christmas Services' Sunday 20th December. Candlelit Nine Lessons and Carols 6. 00pm Christmas Eve 24th December

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time when we should be

generous to people less fortunate than ourselves. 41%

agreed that Christmas is a about celebrating that God loves humanity. 24% disagreed with this. 40% said Christmas

is a good excuse for taking time off and doesn't really have any meaning today but 34% disagreed with this. So the results tell us that there is a

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the 40% that think it has no

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you to think afresh about what it could mean to you this year. As a Christian t think the verse

from John's Gospel tel!s us most clearly why we celebrate Jesus' birth over 2000 years

ago. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish

but may have eternal life. " It is the time of the year we have chosen to celebrate that God met us through his Son and He invites us to get to know him and to understand that hope is

just a short step of faith away. You would be most welcome to

come to any of the Christmas services to celebrate once

again Jesus' birth or to begin an exciting new journey of faith.

Wishing you a very Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year Tim Day, Vicar of Thurmaston Parish Church

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Young and old pay their respects on Remembrance Day At the stroke of 11 am on Sunday 8th November residents gathered at the War Memorial on Melton Road and were

united in a silent tribute to Britain's war dead.

The parade, led by the Scout and Guide Band. had marched from the Scout & Guide HQ on Unicorn Street to the War Memorial for the service of Remembrance.

Andy Dent was the Parade Marshal this year taking over from Matthew Downie. Andy's father Keith, had been the Parade Marshal for many years and again the event was well attended by villagers. In the Scout & Guide band's 80th year

former band members joined the parade, (pictured above right) from The Royal British Legion and marched back to the Scout & Guide H. Q.

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Schoolchildren gathered at the War Memorial for the service of

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Emotional reunion

After the service, a lady noticed my Polar Bear badge and said that she remembered

In search of Hursts

After the unbelievable welcome we

when, as an eight year old girl, the soldiers who liberated her village wore a Polar Bear. When she named the village, I told her that we were the soldiers. With a look

On Wednesday 9th September, along

received in Holland in May to celebrate

the 70th Anniversary of their liberation, another visit was planned to take my son, Steve and his wife, Jenny back to the houses and farms in the villages

of astonishment and tears of joy in her eyes, she hugged me and thanked me and

where we had fought in WWII.

announced to all that I was one of the

The visit coincided with the Annual Memorial Sen/ice at Arnhem for the Airborne Forces who had fought there in September 1944. 1 was able to place a

soldiers who had liberated her in April

cross on the grave of Dennis Townsend

1945. Instantly we were surrounded by photographers and the school children and parents wanting to talk to us and get autographs.

with my cousin Sue Morrell (nee Hurst), I laid a wreath at the Menin Gate as part of the Remembrance Last Post

Ceremony that takes place every evening at 8pm. The wreath was laid in memory of my Grandmother's cousin, Frank Arthur Willis

Hurst, who was killed in Ypres Salient

exactly 100 years before, and whose body has never been found. Now Frank was a Thurmaston lad, he

where the local schoolchildren had laid a

was born in the village on 9th September 1894 (he was killed on his 21st birthday), and his parents are buried in Thurmaston Cemetery.

simple spray of flowers with a beautiful orange rose. Dennis, who is on Thurmaston's War Memorial was a

schoolboy neighbourof mine.

His father was one Arthur Hurst, and his

youngest brother, Alfred, was my GreatGrandfather. Alf was the youngest of nine, and all this got me wondering if anyone reading this is descended from the Hurst family. They were all born in Thurmaston

through the 1860's and 70's. Sadly, it would mean you are related to That spontaneous welcome was the highlight of our visit and 1 now realise the significanceof our achievement in bringing

would be related to Frank, and may like to

pay your own respects to him.

for granted, Ken West

To take part in that ceremony at the Menin Gate was one of the most moving

experiences of my life, and should you be

11th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers,

Thurmaston soldier, Dennis Townsend.

anonymous, but it would also mean you

about their liberation and freedom we take

48th Inf. Div.

Ken pays his respects at the grave of

me, all be it distantly, so I could understand if you wish to remain

We wish Ken all the best as he celebrates his 93rd birthday in November.

related in any way and would like information on how to pay your respects please feel free to get in touch.

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Almost £2000 raised for Macmillan at Thurmaston coffee mornings The annual Macmillan World's

Biggest Coffee Morning held in September is proving popular with Thurmaston residents. We've heard of six events held around our village which between them have

raised £1962.61 for the charity who provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support for cancer sufferers, as well as campaigning for better cancer care and helping to make sure no one

Community Centre

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Can I say a very big thank you to

On Saturday 10th October

everyone who came and supported me on the above coffee morning. so many many thanks again for supporting

this very worthy cause. Can I also say a big thank you to those who helped me on the day, you all know

who you are without me naming names to say I am very grateful for your help and support is an understatement I just

with cakes

and donations. We had plenty of visitors

Little Green Deli

who had a lovely time with all the children

We raised £568.66. A big thank you to

playing in the garden, We raised a total of £175. 40. The first prize in the raffle, a basket of fruit was won by Chloe Cooke, (pictured).

'Living it Up' for the free hire of the marquee.

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Our Macmillan Coffee Morning, which

coffee morning in September.

members of Thmmmy Drummer.

came and supported us

couldn't do it without you. Margaret Garratt

faces cancer alone.

was again well attended raised £406, just over last year's figure. This year was organised by Julie, centre staff and

we held a coffee afternoon in aid of MacMillan Nurses, we would like to thank ail who

I banked a total of £470 for the charity,

Lane, Thurmaston

Top House Customers at the Top House supported the Macmiltan coffee morning in

held a Macmillan

September and helped to raise £218. 50. Well done to everyone who helped to

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year olds. 22-24 Lonsdale Road, Thurmaston. Tel: 0116 269 6162 Happy Smiles Parent & Toddler Group Meet at Elizabeth Park ever/ Thursday 9. 30am11, 30am. For children and special needs children

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Industrial, commercial & domestic electrician Over 20 years experience. Free quotes. Call Dean


M. P. Allan Hard Landscapes,slabbing, fencing, patios, drain work, driveways, lawns laid, repointing, brickwork Tel: 07971 669483

bathrooms, plumbing & heating. Tel: 07734 uk

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS Also see 'Appliance Repairs' All leading makes serviced/ Gas & Electric plus

Offering massage, beauty & holistic treatments

ASso see 'Roofing'

& Windows

Great prices all year round. Free no obligation quotation and design service. Tel: 0116 260 7200

Cyclops Cycles Hew Cycles, Spares & Repairs, 0% Finance Available. 1120 Melton Rd, Syston



Custom Conservatories

Show site at 1212 Melton Road, Syston


Also see 'Health & Beauty' The Pamper Room

Curtains & Blinds Made to measure and fitted

spyware, speed up your PC. No call out fees. Technical support to your door service. Tel: 0116 212 9748 or Mob: 07961 729055 Also see 'Double Glazing'

07871 464040


COMPUTER SUPPORT Paul's Computer Services Repairs, upgrades, PC rebuilds, wireless internet and network setup. Remove all viruses and


15iTim:5HTi¥i^~ Pre-school; flexible free funded sessions

on Tuesdays at Queniborough Dance Co., 109

professional service. Over 20 years experience.


Come along to our informal meetings. Tel 0116 221 6061 for next date.

Committed to nurturing & inspiring your children 15 hours FREE pre-school care per week for 3 & 4 year olds. Out of school care.

nails, corns, callus etc. To book a home visit call

Tel: Darren 0116 260 4105 or 07766 685901

Bryan Garratt 0116 246 1755


Qualifiedto treat people with diabetes. Thicktoe

Your local bathroom & tiling specialist. Reliable &

Abbey Travel Day trips, short breaks, private parties, contracts, British & European coach travel. Competitive rates

Charnwood Nursery and Pre-School

children who have been on a Neonatal Unit. Meet

Souter Bathrooms Ltd.

COACH TRAVEL Also see 'Taxis'

Also see 'Pre-SchooSs'

A parent, baby/toddlergroup for parents with

Also see 'Plumbing & Heating'

Entertainmentthroughout the week 805 Melton Rd, Thurmaston.

Thurmaston Action Group Do you want to help make a difference in



Thurmaston Progressive WMC

Tel: 0116 269 2497

Costcutter Carpets For all your Flooring Needs 1185-1187 Melton Road, Syston Tel: 0116 264 0745

Tip Top Toes Jayne Edwards, Registered foot health practitioner

Broad Street, Syston LE7 1GJ 10am -12noon. Tel: Lindsay on 07847 264 382

CLUBS Thurmaston Conservative Club Members & affiliated members welcome 768 Melton Road, Thurmaston

Parkers The Parts People and trade! 714 Melton Rd, Thurmaston,

www.thurmaston. com

Letts Electrical Services Local, friendly, professional semce Hill Rise, Thurmaston,


Tel: 0116 259 7137 or 07866 516286

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FISH & CHIPS The Godfather (**«** 5 Star Food Hygiene) Award winning fish & chips, pies, kebabs etc.

Telephone orders welcome. 730 Melton Road, Thurmaston. Tel: 0116 269 2652

FITTED FURNITURE Swift Fitted Furniture Ltd

Manufacturers of fitted bedrooms and home

offices. Call us to arrange a no obligation estimate Contact Paul on 0116 246 0686

costs from £45 for 1 year (6 issues) Call: 0116 269 5327 email: tps@thurmaston. com HALL HIRE


THURMASTON j^mscmpx.


Monumental Sculptures/ Cleaning & Restoration, brochure on request. 3 BrookbridgeCourt, Syston. Tel: 0116 260 1851

ASDAThurmaston Meeting room available. Ideal for AGM , local group meetings or first aid training sessions. Capacity 10.


Fuliy fitted kitchens and bedrooms. Excellent prices, quality and value for money. 1248 Melton Road, Syston 0116 260 0150

LIBRARY Thurmaston Library Opening Hours: Monday 10.00 -12,00 noon & 3.00pm - 5.00pm, Tuesday 2.00pm - 5. 00pm, Wed CLOSED,Thursday 2. 00pm - 7. 00pm, Friday 3.00pm - 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 1. 00pm Church Hill Road, Tel 0116 305 3513

MOBILE DISCO Hyper Sounds Music for all Occasions, Children's Party Specialists. For a competitive price call Tom on 07737 460322 E: tom@hypersounds. co. uk www. hypersounds. co. uk

M. D. Lowe and Sons

e-mail community uk or Tel: 0116 264 5300 Ext 222 Elizabeth Park Sports & Comm. Centre

Independent Funeral Directors.

For your Business or Special Occasion. Licensed

857 Melton Road, Thurmaston 0116 269 6575 www. mdlowe. co. uk

bar, ample parking. Checkland Road, Thurmaston Tel: 0116 260 2519 The Old School Church & Community Centre Melton Road, Thurmaston (opposite St. Michael's) Hire for Parties, Meetings & Special Occasionsfor

- birthdays, weddingsand anniversaries. Call 07788726604 E:

up to 60 people.

www. johnatmusic4u. weebly. com

www. demontfortmemorials.

co. uk

GARAGE SERVICES & MOT Also see 'MOT Stations'

Churchill Garage Services Servicing, Accident Repairs, MOT'S & Repairs 132 Churchill Rd, Thurmaston,

Leics LE4 8DU

www. churchillgarage. co. uk

Tel: 0116 260 4422 Mob: 07710 008307 Parker Motor Services

Car Servicing & Repairs, Tyres & Exhausts, Air-Con Servicing. MOT'S While You Wait. 714 Melton Rd, Thurmaston,

Leicester. LE4 8BD

Book online at Tel: 0116 264 4522 Smart Tyres Ltd. New & used tyres for cars, HGVs & vans

Unit 2a Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston Tel: 07799 655637 www. smarttyresltd. co. u k

Contact Maureen Tebbutt on 0116 2611419

Thurmaston Community Centre Silverdale Drive, Thurmaston.

Hire for all your special occasions, parties, meetings, conferences and social groups. email: uk Tel: 0116 269 5090 Mob: 07914 891508 Thurmaston Memorial Hall

Hardy Perennials, Shrubs, Bedding and Veg Plants

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Free Range Eggs. Queniborough Road, Barkby 0116 269 5505

Thurmaston Garden and Floristry Centre For all your garden requirements 600 Melton Road, Thurmaston.

Tel: 0116 269 2541

GARDENING SERVICES Also see 'Tree Services' PGM Services Garden Maintenance

Grass & Hedge Cutting, Pruning, Driveway Cleaning, Digging& Weeding. ReliableService. Discount prices for Senior Citizens.


HAIRDRESSERS About Hair Ladies& Gents Hairstyling Appointments not always necessary, late night appointments available, GHD & Redken products.

Tel: 0116 260 1555 la Hill Rise, Thurmaston


Open Tuesday - Saturday!

3 Humberstone Lane, Thurmaston

I Tel: 0116 269 2266 Males Men's Hair Salon Appointments and walk in service. Open 6 days a

week. Join our loyalty card scheme for discounts. 7 Humberstone La, Thurmaston T: 269 5706 Roger's Gentlemens' Hair Stylist 717 Melton Road, Thurmaston,

Tel. 0116 2692875 Tracy's at Syston

Approved SchwarzkopfSalon. Late Night Appointments Available. 79 College Road, Syston

Tel: 0116 260 9582

www. thurmaston. com

makes & models. Est. 27 years uk Tel: 0116 260 44 22 Mob: 07710 008307

OPTICIANS IndependentEyecare for Your Family. 575 Melton Rd, Thurmaston

HEALTH AND BEAUTC Also see 'Beauty Treatments' Slimming World A club for Men & Women.

Church View Nursery

MOT STATIONS Also see 'Garage Sen/ices' Churchill Garage Services MOT Station Local collection & delivery. Servicing & repairs. All

Suitable for special occasions or social activities

Tel: 0116 260 2519

Tuesdays 9. 30am, 3. 30pm 5. 30pm & 7. 30pm. Thurmaston WMC. Sonia 07850 435887


music for all occasions

Optique Opticians Ltd

For Servicing & MOT'S Class 4 & 7 & Repairs 173 Church Hill Road, Thurmaston.


Melton Rd, Thurmaston (opposite Barclays Bank) Large hall for up to 135 people with kitchen.

Tarsel Motors Ltd.

Tel: 0116 269 3333 www.tarselmotors. co. uk

Music 4U

HEALTH & FITNESS W3rT7Va^AA'!eftIl^(^?iTriLl^rili'^f'^-jyEf^fffl'^

month at St. Peter & St. Paul Church Hail, Lower

Church Street, Syston, 7. 30-9.30pm. Contact Bryan Summerfield 0116 264 0865 Syston & District Volunteer Centre 0116 260 7888 CtASH Drop-in Sessionsfor people with Arthritis and other Musculoskeltel conditions - Held every Monday 10.00am - 12.00pm at Peepul Centre,

Tel: 0116 269 8616 www.optiqueopticians. com

PARISH COUNCIL Officeat Elizabeth Park Sports & Community Centre, Checkland Road, Thurmaston.

Parish Clerk: Tracey Kunne, 0116 269 6347


C&T DECORATORS Free Estimates

Tel: 0116 264 0160 07973 828892 Email: chrismiller89ll@btinternet.


Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP Sessions are free - Please contact Karen

07963221570/2006dashkm8gmail. com Syston Parkinson's Disease Group Meet at Syston Communit/ Centre on the second

Tuesday of ever/ month from 2. 00pm - 4.00pm and visitors are welcome. For more information

please contact Jean Capewell 0116 220 1269

N. Johnson Painter & Decorator

20 years experience in the trade. Free estimates. Interior & exterior.

Tel: 0116 269 2110 or 07941 027991



Gentle exercise classes every Fridayat Thurmaston Community Centre, Silverdale Drive from 12noon to 1. 00pm.

Call 0116 269 6577 or 07954 425930 Thrummy Drummer Dementia Group Meetingsevery 2nd Thursday of the month for liiT*H*1i?;ai3iii7aiMiiTdtIffi»;TiTiiiiTgia T5Mlilfi5/<l5(J6tI 5. bfl?3BSWh'5rKf irturrtiAit6h,

10.30am-12.30pm. Informal get-together with support and entertainment.

HISTORY GROUPS Barkby Local History Group

We meet irregularly for trips out or talks by invited speakers. For more information contact Sandra

Moore 0116 236 3739. sandramoore@sky,com Birstall & District Local History Society Second Thursday of the month 7.30pm at Birsfcall Village Hall, Birstall Road.

TMW Photography Specialisingin 'at home' baby and new born shoots. Weddingsand special occasion photography. Photos supplied on disc. Tel: 07737 460322 F: tmwphotographyuk

PLANS AND DRAWINGS R.W. DraughtingServices Limited Detailed drawings prepared to your requirements. A complete planning service. Tel: Richard Warrington 0116 235 3812

PLASTERING & TILING GS Plastering Services

Re-skimming, boarding, ceilings and walls, rendering, floor screeding. Free quotations. Tel: 07738 663685 or 0116 260 0779


Syston Local History Group

Also see 'Bathrooms'

Meet on the third Monday in the month at 7. 30pm at Syston MethodistChurch Centre, High Street Thurmaston Heritage Group For details of events or membershipwhich includes a quarterly newsletter contact

Curnock Home Maintenance

Jennifer Harris on 0116 260 1776.

20 Thurmaston Times December 2015/January 2016

Repairs, New Installations, Bathrooms & Kitchens.

Tel: 0116 260 7188 Mobile: 07815 733157 Category continued..

To advertise please call 0116 269 5327 or email: tps@thurmaston. com

PLUMBING & HEATING CONT. Gas Servwell (Charnwood) Ltd Service, repairs, installations of all gas appliances. Replacement boiler specialist. Gas Safe registered. Tel: 0116 236 7923 Mob: 07860 735066 S & A Plumbing and Heating Servicing, Central Heating, Boiler Exchange Free Quotation, No Call Out Charge

Tel/Fax: 0116 291 9116

Ricnara Vincent Reliable, local Plumbing & Heating Engineer All types of Plumbing, Heating and Leadwork undertaken

Telephone Richard on 0116 267 1826 or 0751S 486 072



Scout Groups: Tel Carl 0116 212 7361


Beavers: 6 - 8 years, (2 packs):

Practice and coaching sessions at Elizabeth Park

Wed 6. 00 - 7. 15pm & Friday 6. 00 - 7. 00pm

on Wednesdays 5. 30pm - 8. 30pm. Free bowling instruction available. Flat shoes only - bowls supplied. Bar & Car Park. Tel: 0116 220 7121 for information.

Cubs: 8 - lOYa years (2 packs):

Tues 6. 30 - 8. 00pm &Thurs 7. 15 - 8.45pm Scouts: lOVz -14 year Fri 7. 30 - 9. 30pm

Explorers: 14 - 18 year Tues 8. 00 - 10,00pm Guide Groups: Tel Susan on 0116 235 3812 Rainbows: 5 - 7 years, Friday 6. 00 - 7. 00pm

Wreake Runners

Brownies: 7 - 10 years: Tues 6. 00 - 7. 30pm

www. wreakerunners.

contact 07851 244953.

Checklands Post Office

Free cash machine, lottery, greetings cards 26 Lonsdale Road, Thurmaston


Tel: 0116 269 3167

Guides: 10 - 14 years, (2 packs):

Thurs 8. 00 - 9. 30pm & Fri 7. 30 - 9. 00pm

Also see 'Child Care'

Charnwood Nursery and Pre-School Committed to nurturing & inspiring your children

15 hours FREE pre-school care per week for 3 & 4 year olds. 22-24 Lonsdale Road, Thurmaston.

Tel: 0116 2696162

HAMILTON HILLTOP, NURSERYSCHOOL Quality childcare in purpose built facilities. Pre-school: flexible free funded sessions

for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. 25 Hilltop Rd, Hamilton. Tel: 0116 274 3090

Coached session: Adults & Juniors Sat 10.30am. co. uk or email:

www. wreakerunners.

Rangers: 14 - 25 years, Tues 8. 00 - 10. 00pm

HQ, Unlcorn St, Thurmaston Tel: 260 7992

co. uk

TAXI'S Also see 'Coach Travel'

The band is an activity within the Scout and Guide

Appollo Cars

movement and any member of the movement has the opportunity to Join the band. Visit www. tmbrass. org

Thurmaston. Contracts, Airports, GAP tokens Tel: 0116 260 7070

Your local, reliable taxi service based in




Adults: Tues & Thurs 6. 50pm or phone Matthew 07708 021436

Thurmaston Marching Brass


Bowls Club

Alan's Skip Hire

Also see 'Aerials'

For a reliable service at competitive prices. Midi, maxi & jumbo skips for waste/houseclearance. Tel: 07709 754742

MPSTV and Video Repair Service


Barkby Thorpe Lane, Thurmaston

Tel: 0116 260 2270 TREE SERVICES

Acoustic Club First Saturday of the month at The Old School,

Also see 'Gardening Services'

Melton Road 8. 00pm. Open mike night.

Trees pruned or felled, hedgestrimmed or reduced, competitive rates. Call for a free quote, Tel: Alan 0116 269 2039

FREE admission. All welcome.

Tel: Alan 0116 269 4690 Coffee Mornings The Old School, Melton Road 10. 00am-11. 30am First Saturday of the month. For other dates see noticeboards.

All welcome.

Unicorn Tree Care

VETERINARY CLINICS Greg's Veterinary Clinic Comprehensive treatments for small animals 6^3 Melton Road, Thurmaston

Co-operative Women'sGroup Meetingsalternate Mondays at Thurmaston


Tel: 0116 260 9565


Mulberry Bush Nursery

Communit/ Centre. Contact Barbara Mitchell 0116 269 3871 or email pat. stuttard@sky. com.


Unit E, Troon Business Centre, Humberstone La, Leics. LE4 9HA. Day care sessions 7. 45am-6. 00pm

Friends Together Tuesdays 1.00pm -3.00pm Thurmaston Community Centre, Silverdale Drive

14 years experience. 3 bed house from £5. 00, Free quotes.

Tel: 0116 222 3377 www. bushbabiesnurseries.

For anyone over 50 or if you are on your own and co. uk

TANGENT HOUSE DAY NURSERY Quality childcare in purpose built facilities. Pre-school: flexible free funded sessions for

2, 3 & 4 year olds. 640 Melton Rd, Thurmaston. Tel: 0116 264 0333

feeling lonely. Tea, coffee & cakes and a game of bingo with lots of fun and laughter. LavenderClub Social Group Wednesdays 1. 00pm - 4. 00pm. Over 50's Club

held at Thurmaston Community Centre, Silverdale Drive. Regular coach trips. Tel: 07709 936 934 Jagruti Group Tuesdays 10. 00am - 12 noon at

Elizabeth Park Sports & Community Centre, Contact: Mr Shantllal Valand 0116 269 2866 Roundhill Flower & Garden Club

Meet at the Divine Infant of Prague Church Hall,

Window Cleaner

Tel/text 07773 874144

WOMEN'S INSTITUTE Barkby & Beeby WI Third Tuesday of the month at Barkby Village Hall, Beeby Road, Barkby at 7. 30pm. Visitors welcome. For more information Tel: Charnwood

0116 260 9274


Last Thursday of the month at Beedles Lake Golf

Club, Broome Lane, East Goscote LE7 3WQ AT 7. 30pm. Tradition with a twist. A varied and exciting programme of activities, events and

speakers for women aged 18 and over.

Thurmaston Village Pre-School Free sessionsfor 3-4 year olds.

Broad St, Syston on the fast Wednesdayof the

Visitors welcome £4. 00. Tel: 07849 888752

month at 7. 30pm. Flower Demonstrations.

The Memorial Hall, Melton Road, Thurmaston

Visitors welcome £5. 00

Tel: 0116 269 6406 or 0116 267 2522

Senior Citizens Playgroup

New Barkby WI First Wednesdayof the month at Syston Community Centre, School Street, Syston at 7. 30pm. Visitors welcome. Tel: 0116 269 3723

PUBLIC HOUSES Harrow Inn Lunchtime meals, live entertainment.

Eat . Drink . Meet

Melton Rd, Thurmaston Tel 0116 260 2240 Malt Shovel, Main Street, Barkby Lunchtime and evening meal specials. Sunday lunch. Live music Tel: 0116 269 2558

The Willow Steak nights, midweek carvery, live entertainment Humberstone Lane, Thurmaston

Tel: 0116 269 3549



every Tuesday, 2. 00pm - 4. 00pm. The Old School, Melton Rd. For over 50s or retired, varied activities

Refreshments served with lots of laughter. Thurmaston TwinningAssociation Thurmaston

is twinned with Offranville, in the

northern province of Normandy. If you would like to get more details about joining the Association

please telephone ChairpersonJohn Lewin on 0116 260 8759, 07712 131922

0116 269 5327

Thursday Cafe St. Michael's Church, Thurmaston

10. 30am -

12noon. Tea, coffee, biscuits, toasted tea cakes R(^U*li'ir*1tiIiCTft'IiiFiRM^BB1iTWfe'BT*TifiBiai Jstjgfa-s9ag^sss£i. ^ws}s9fsss»

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Delivery, Collection, Single Items, Van Load


Tel: 07946 481524


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Meet at Jubilee Playing FieSds (rear of Asda) on Non, Wed & Fri between 6 & 8pm and Thurs 6. 308pm for ladies only. £2 per session, first session

Your local company for Slating & tiling, re-roofs, new roofs and repair. Tel Paul: 07818 005278 or 0116 269 3496 / Craig 07990 898977

COPY DATES FOR THE THURMASTON TIMES FEB/MARCH Final Copy Date Friday 8th January out week ending 30th January

"a-woodsI^sKy. com www. birstallrc. org. uk' Thurmaston Amateur Boxing Club

Also see 'Builders'

P & S Roofing

Times call...

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To advertise in the Thurmaston

free. All ages welcome. F: thurmastonamateurboxingclub

To advertise please call 0116 269 5327 or email: tps@thurmaston. com

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My Chairman's report this month commences with the Remembrance

Service, again, what a fantastic attendance by residents of Thurmaston! I understand over 30 wreaths were laid

this year, from various groups throughout the Parish. In commemoration of World War I and World War II, the Parish Council have

purchased two new commemorative benches that will be located in the new

cemetery extension in the next few weeks. The cemetery extension is progressing,

the parking bays, landscaping of Cemetery Drive, the first phase of the paving works and the new Peace Garden area is complete. There will be no further progress until the new financial year due to lack of funding, however, the Council has applied for a grant from Leicestershire County Council Stepping Stones Fund for trees and shrubs for the next stage. Silverdale Park

Silverdale Park is now almost complete with the new entrance and Multi Use Games Area, pictured below.

BIHR Idl'iT»IEA;W*I^AadiiIsEia3)^aiiGa^Ea Lane. There has been quite a lot of local concern in relation to this application,

hopefully, both the developers and planners have noted the concerns raised by the Parish Council and local residents. I am currently not aware of when this

application will be discussed by the Planning Committee.

The Generous Raj (the old Generous Briton) on Garden Street was granted a license to sell alcohol and again, several local residents raised a number of concerns, and as a result, the times of

Bob Davies

Paul Harley

our Borough, direction of growth and location of future developments has now

lan H ayes

been adopted by the Borough Council. The Borough Council must relate to this document when considering future

Janet Knaggs Kate Knaggs

County Councillors

Christmas and New Year.


Please accept our apologies for any


inconveniences during the period of

closure, but I am sure you will appreciate Friday 4th December at Elizabeth Park 1.45pm - 3. 30pm and 5. 00pm - 7, 30pm Walk in or make an appointment

0300 123 23 23

of much conversation;

www. blood. co. uk

There is an application in for a new extraction chimney to unit 32 Dukes

Charity J^

Close, hopefully, approval of this application it will resolve issues raised by

Christmas Party Come and meet Santa

BUMS&TUMS Wednesday 6thJanuarv

6.30pm-7.30pm at Elizabeth Park

Call 0116260 2519for details

Desmond A. Maguire 01162697430 Fakir Osman LJB 07919 263268 Brenda Seaton . 077900 83595

Cyril Wooding 1 0116 292 6745

I would like to wish you all a very Happy


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Council will not require an increase,

Finally, on behalf of the Parish Council,

local residents in the area.

David Knaggs

07850 669967

issue, at present it's looking like the Parish

able to confirm this in the next issue.

Planning Applications Planning Applications are the current topic

0116 269 5821

0116 260 1441 Dave Atterbury Bryn Bryn Bedder Bedder MBE ] 0116 269 2159

year now sets out the future growth within

increasing their part of the bill. I wil! be

site was safe for children to use.

Vice Chairman

Brian Coupe

planning applications. Parish Precept I did mention the Parish Budget in the last

0116 269 6575

Dave Hill

been in the background for well over a

resulting in a slight rate increase. This does not stop other authorities

we could not open until we thought the

Mark Lowe Chairman

The Core Strategy document that has

Borough Council, may be cut again,

project has been slightly delayed however,

Parish Councillors

Core Strategy

Support Grant we receive from the

the Park is open again and the new entrance will be completed shortly.


Matt Brookes Janet Brown Steve Brown Sandra Coombe

opening have been reduced. I understand Planning permission is still required before the premises can open to the public

however, it is likely that the Council Tax

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the

Contact numbers for your i Councillors I

Entertainment . Raffle English & Asian Buffet Friday llth December, 7. 00pm to midnight at Elizabeth Park Admission by ticket only £8 (includes buffet) Under 5s FREE Tickets availablefrom Ann 07702 703882 Leicestershire Kidney Patient's Association

Represent residents at Leicestershire County Council. Enquiries or complaints regarding Leicestershire County Council sen/ices can be made to your County Councillor who is

Kate Knaggs 07951 317127. email: kate. knaggs@hotmail. co. uk

Borough Councillors Represent residents at Charnwood Borough Council and may also sen/ej on committees such as planning. Borough Councillors can take residents' complaints or queries regarding Borough Council services to the Borough Council at Loughborough Your Borough Councillors are: Matt Brookes -r- 07850 669967 ctlr. matthew. brookes @charnwood. gov. uk

Mark Lowe 0116 269 6575 Brenda Seaton . 077900 83595 0116 212 7686

Christmas & New

Year Opening Hours Elizabeth Park will be open normal hours except: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year Eve and New Years Day when it will be closed

Thurmaston Parish Council, Parish Office at Elizabeth Park Sports & Community Centre, Checkland Road, Thurmaston, Leics LE4 8FN . Tel: 0116 269 6347 22 Thurmaston Times December 2015/January 2016

Please mention the Thurmaston Times when replying to advertisers


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Proposals to relocate your local Post Office As I understand, the proposal to relocate

Save the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

the Checkland Post Office on Lonsdale

have published a consultation document seeking your views as residents of the County of Leicestershire. Sadly public services 'savings' are now affecting the Emergency Services, first the libraries

Road is now open. A small window of

opportunity for you to have your say is available at www. postofficeviews. co. uk

you will need to follow on screen

My feelings are that regular customers to the Checkland branch would feel that they could not access the proposed new site, across the Humberstone Lane. The nearest other post office is either in the

now ambulances. The proposals suggest huge cuts to a vital sen/ice and the implications of reducing this service are frightening. These proposals are supporting a strategy to make 'savings' whilst attempting to ensure that the resources are still capable of functioning safely and providing the same service. I suspect that reducing the service and making these savings, could massively impact the Fire Services ability to attend house fires and road traffic accidents and basically save

city, on the corner of The Roundway and


Humberstone Lane or in neighbouring Syston, which is two buses away. This could constitute a mornings 'outing' for some people. The service provided is valued and a sen/ice used and needed by a lot of

Read the Fire Service proposals in the document Towards 2020: Integrated Risk Management Plan or simply Just


I have also put petitions in several

hotspots in the village, they will be available to sign at The Working Men's Club, Silverdale Community Centre, Elizabeth Park Sports Centre, Bindis Supermarket on Lonsdale Road, the

Library and the Top House.

Continued from front page. Post Office Limited are inviting residents to comment on the

proposals and you can make your views known by using the branch code number 312217 and visiting www. postofficeviews. co. uk or email comments@postoffice. co. uk,

telephone 03457 22 33 44, text 0345 22 33 55 or you can write to 'FREEPOST

Your Comments' (please note this is the full address). Written comments take two working days to arrive (MonFri) so please send in sufficient time to arrive by the closing date of 9th December 2015. If you have views on the proposed

move then it is important to respond to the consultation.

If the move is approved the change will take place in February/March 2016

contribute to the consultation online at

residents in the local area. The children's

www. leicestershire-fire. gov. uk until December 4th 2015. We need to support our services - if they disappear they wilt

nursery, the local businesses, workers

never come back!

and the residents of 'The Dales' use the

Tel 07951 317127 Email:

present post office regularly as a convenience store and post office. I think



The Working Men's Club, Sitverdale Community Centre, Elizabeth Park

Sports Centre, Bindis Supermarket on Lonsdale Road, the Library and the Top House on Melton Road.

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WINTER DISCOUNTS Elizabeth Park is offering discounted prices for all evening party bookings and weddings in January, February and March 2016. If you have a special occasion coming up and would like a beautiful venue, then this could be an ideal time to book with us!

Limited dates are available so please get in touch and we will try our best to meet your requirements.

For more information, please give us a call.

To advertise please cat! 0116 269 5327 or email: tps@thurmasfon. com

co. 'ww.elizabethparkcentre^rates

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Call Rob, Car] orjulie

anytime to discuss your requirements

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Avoidthe top seven scams

In 'erun up to

STANDARDS ProtectingConsumers

' safeguarding Businesses

Christmas Trading Standards Officer, Councillor Fakir Osman advises on the

Top seven emerging threats identified by the National Trading Standards for 2016. 1. Energy saving scams With the Government announcing it is to cease funding the Green Deal (providing

loans for energy-saving home improvements), National Trading Standards Is predicting that scams like solar energy or other home efficiency scams will take their place. Increasing numbers of cases involving energy-related scams are now being dealt with - many focused around nuisance calls. 2. Criminals selling on social media There has been a huge increase in the variety of goods being sold by unscrupulous sellers on social media, as

6. Investment scams

mileage is adjusted downwards to add value) being sold in this way. 3. Telephone preference scams

Changes to pensions that came into effect in April 2015 mean that people can access their pension money when they reach the age of 55. Criminals have been quick to

Both regionally and nationally, the Scams Team has seen a growing number of companies selling 'call blocking' devices

seize the opportunity to take advantage of

that are ineffective and lead to unexpected charges. Known as telephone preference scams, the scammers cold call people

these changes and new scams are already being reported. One such scam is a 'pension liberation scam', which claims to

claiming to be from the Telephone Preference Sen/ice (TPS) and then charge

be able to release money from your pension fund before you turn 55, enabling

them for registration or for useless call blocking devices. 4. New opportunities for loan sharks

you to invest it elsewhere. In reality though, taking your money out early could incur tax of up to 55%, plus charges to the company that does It, plus potentially all of

The biggest emerging threat identified by the National Trading Standards Illegal

your investment. Another type of scam is a

Money Lending Team stems from the

free pension review, where criminals

combined effect of the introduction of the

contact you and offer to transfer your

Universal Credit single benefit and the cap

pension fund into a high risk investment. 7. Secondary ticket sales

on pay day loans. Loan sharks are expected to take advantage of those on a

Whilst unauthorised sellers selling counterfeit or duplicate tickets for concerts,

low income who may struggle to obtain credit via other means, seeking to exploit them as they get to grips with the changes to their finances.

don't require too many details. This makes

5. Subscription traps The use of subscription traps is on the rise, thanks mostly to the increase in social media advertising and email offers.

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sign up to a free trial of a product or to pay

it's so easy to set up multiple accounts that

a small fee to access an offer. But the offer is - intentionally or not on the part of the company - misleading and so without

realising it, the victim is then trapped into making costly monthly payments without their informed consent, which can be

difficult to stop.

spate of 'clocked cars' (where a car's

festivals and sports events is nothing new, National Trading Standards views this as a growing problem that's been particularly highlighted in the Rugby World Cup this year. With the explosion in secondary

ticket selling platforms such as StubHub and SeatWave and more people than ever informally selling tickets on social media platforms such as Twitter, it has never been easier for fraudsters to pose as

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Following my request for McDonalds to soften up the fencing after they heartlessly

ripped out beautiful shrubbery and two

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the estate was first seeking planning permission as well as Metropolitan's policy of not allowing commercial vans onto the

cherry blossom trees they have responded by planting ... JeylandJi trees! I have nothing against leylandii trees in

estate. This policy has driven owners to park on Sandiacre Drive, they have no

the right setting but they soon outgrow their surroundings if they are not regularly

Now that the gap has been closed on the Newark Road bypass the traffic flow has

trimmed. Therefore whilst I must thank

increased and this, combined with

McDonalds for their seeming atonement of

irresponsible parking and the lack of

their brutal disregard to the environment and habitat, I am a little disappointed that more thought was not employed. But

central road markings on the bend of Checkland Road, it is pure luck that there

something is better than nothing, right? A Residents Meeting I was supposed to meet with representatives from Metropolitan on

organising a petition for residents to sign so I can present it to the Highways Forum in January, Hadrian House and Raynsway

Friday 6th November at Elizabeth Park at 6. 30pm but they cancelled last minute.

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Last week the land behind Hadrian House

The meeting was to prepare for a residents meeting being held on the 19th November 6. 30pm at Elizabeth Park. I was hoping to convey to them the torrent of complaints I have heard regarding the

jungle into a garden. The three day transformation was carried out courtesy of Raynsway Properties. When I went to

parking, waste removal, ASB, repairs, play area as well as a poor response for repairs often leaving residents feeling

I spoke to in the 'Garden' room said that the back rooms were so much lighter and

ignored and marginalised.

part of the community. If you have a problem, please contact

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Celebrating the 70th anniversary ofVI Daya fewweeks late!

for Victory', the Wl in wartime, local

wartime weddings and all sorts of local memorabilia. There were also lots of activities for children to do including plane identification, coded messages and games for them to try out!

collected will be published next year in a history of life in Syston during World War Two. Several visitors who were brought up in Syston added their memoirs to this collection, including one man who remembered exactly what he did and

This year, being the 70th anniversary

where he was on the night that Coventry

of the end of the war. Friends of St

was bombed.

Peter & St Paul's Church, Syston decided to celebrate with a big

Friends also had a display of photos of Syston men and women who gave their

lives in the service of their country during

exhibition depicting many aspects of life on the Home Front as a tribute to

World War Two.

all those who endured so many hardships throughout the long years of

Mary Gamble's husband Ernest did get home safely, but not until 1946. His war

the war.

service did not end on VJ Day! At the end of 1945 he and his regiment were sent to Sumatra to root out pockets of Japanese resistance. For this work they were paid

But they felt they couldn't celebrate

around VE Day as one of their members, 93 year old Mary Gamble, has very strong feelings about VE Day not being the end of the war. Mary's husband, Lance Corporal Ernest Gamble, was serving in the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment in Burma on VE Day. Mary couldn't celebrate then as she didn't know if Ernest would ever get home safely or not.

A typical 1940s sitting room recreated for visitors by Janet Burgin. Refreshments were served in the hall all

day. Entrance was free, but visitors were invited to make donations towards the

Friends' building project to improve

At the time she lived at her Father's house on Humberstone Lane in

facilities in the church, this collection and the raffle raised £803 towards Friends'

Thurmaston. "They had a street party in

building project. Some of the stall holders dressed up to add to the fun! The ladies in the magnificent reconstructed wartime draper's shop were in 1940's outfits and on the large screen behind the altar,

the road outside Dad's house, but I

couldn't join in. I went in the house and

cried. " remembers Mary all these years later.

And so Friends of the church decided to hold their celebration after VJ Day, out of respect for Mary and other people who were in a similar situation; and, they decided to wait until the end of

September as by then most folk had returned from their holidays. The exhibition was held on September 26th and 27th in St Peter and St Paul's Church, Syston. There was a great variety of displays which proved to be of interest to people of all ages. There were

displays of old toys and games, a 1940's living room, make do and mend, food rationing, a wartime draper's shop, 'Dig

by the Dutch government as Sumatra was a Dutch colony at that time, and they were paid in Dutch Guilders.

visitors could view an illustrated timeline

of the war and some rare colour footage of a local wedding held in Birstall in 1940. On a more serious note, one display featured photos and brief memoirs of Syston during the war and information about local groups involved in wartime work such as Civil Defence, the Land

Army and the Auxiliary Fire Service. Visitors were invited to add information to

this display during the event, and an appeal for memories and photos of Syston during wartime was made, with the intention that some of the information

Annie Taylorin the drapers shop So if you'd like to learn more about life during World War Two, or have family connections to Syston and area, do look out for our book, which will be published

next Summer and launched at the Syston History Society's exhibition next September. The book will celebrate people's courage, fortitude and endurance; both those at home, and

those who fought for their country abroad,

for freedom and againsttyranny.

Twinning visit to France

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France for their annual visit in October.

Grant If you are a local charity, community group, social enterprise, town/parish council and you are working with vulnerable or disadvantaged people then contact our Leicestershire

County Council's Grant Officers to

discuss your project idea on 0116 305 7269. Visit for information about Your Shire Community grants of up to £2, 500 and

www.leics. gov. uk/shiregrants for Shire Community Solutions grants of up to Above left: Saturday lunch at the local hostelry for


some light refreshments! Top right: Francis Fromentin (France) and George

Braybrook playing petanque. Above: Gathering prior to the Dinner Dance on Saturday night.

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of work painted and drawn by group members. Paintings varied from portraits to landscapes in all mediums

including acrylics and watercolours.

New member, Sandra Usher

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Barkbv&Barkby Thorpe say'Thank you A double presentation evening was held in Barkby Village Hall to thank retiring Parish Councillor Pam Green

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objections had achieved so much for the villages although the plans had now been passed.

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between eating and heating. By joining in Wear a Funky Scarf Day people will really be making a difference to other local people, as well as having lots of fun we hope! Companies and schools can also


choose to run extra activities, such as

raffles or scarf tug of war competitions to raise additional funds."

Charity Link, which supports people in poverty, hardship or crisis throughout Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, is encouraging local individuals, schools, businesses and clubs to

register for its free fundraising pack ahead of 'Wear a Funky Scarf Day' on Friday 29th January 2016.

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raised for charity Macmillan Cancer Support. During October, Syston Library has been promoting their book collections that aim to support mental wellbeing in the community. There has been a selection of

Mood-Boosting Books (uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and nonfictlon) as

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llarionos, Daniel Taylor (2), Ethan Crawford (2) and Karan Gill (3). The boys

Sunday 27th September 2015 Greentowers Dragons v Thurmaston

Man of the match Harjot Singh. Saturday 10th October 2015 Thurmaston Magpies Lightning U-12s v

Magpies Lightning U-12s. The Lightning team fell to their first defeat

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Magpies played Mountsorrel Lions, a team three divisions higher, in a friendly and drew an exciting match 1-1 thanks to

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where they took the game to the opposition. In trying to chase an equaliser

they were caught out and the opposition ran out deserved winners. Man of the

match was James Cranmer who made a number of fine saves in goal. Team' Cranmer, Crawford, Potter, Singh, Newcombe, Smith, Betteridge, Hopewelt, and Curson. Subs, Taylor and Garner.

Sunday 4th October 2015 - Thurmaston Magpies Lightning U-12s v Houghton Rangers.

scored from near the halfway line with a

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ElizabethParkSnort Chaplains

become a familiar face in the crowd,

At the beginning of this year, St Michael's Church was challenged to choose a project to help build relationships with other communities

asking about Christenings, Weddings or


similar to the Street Pastors in town

centres, to be approachablefor anyone


enquiring about the Christian faith, or Funerals or any Church services or other Church activities and of course to cheer on

the Leicester Marathon runners

Thurmaston Magpies.

within Thurmaston Parish. We already

This project will run initially for twelve months. We hope to encourage more

have good links with the British Legion, Scouts and Guides, Mum's and Toddler Groups and our Schools, but the challenge was to try something new. Through our connections with parents

Thank you to Tom Fall who sent us these pictures of

of our Church building and become Sports

as they came through Thurmaston on 25th October.


Pictured above is blind runner Haseeb Ahmad.

volunteers to come out of the comfort zone

We are easily identifiable by our blue Hi

and families' one of the most common

Vis vests with the church name across the

reasons why families do not come to Church on a Sunday is because children

back, so do say hello if you spot us on a Sunday morning.

are playing football. On the basis of 'If you can't beat them, join them', we decided to

For more details contact Rev Tim Day on 0116 348 6896 or email

approach Elizabeth Park Managementto see if they would allow just two people to come on a Sunday morning to stand

alongside spectators watching the juniors playing football. Fortunately they agreed, so since last June, Sheila Langley and Stephen and

Snorts project receives £107,000

Suzanne Gamble have taken it in turns to

The Council's Sports and Active Recreation Team have been awarded

attend two Sundays a month. We have been very warmly received and have already built up relationships with regular

over £100, 000 by Sport England to carry out a project to improve sporting opportunities in Charnwood which will target people aged 14 - 25.

spectators. Of course Elizabeth Park is home to more than football, and we also hope to be

The project will fund a range of informal

around in the week, making ourselves

sports projects in 10 of the more deprived

known to other groups that use the

wards in Charnwood, led by a Neighbourhood Sports Activator. For more information please visit

facilities such as playgroups and dance groups.

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22 Superstar Karaoke 23 Brandy Connection - Midland's Rock 'n' Pop Group


30 Rock Ska- Tribute Band 60s, 70s & 80s

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If you have an interest in model railways why not come and join us. We meet every

Monday evening (except Bank holidays) at The Old School, Melton Road, Thurmaston, Leicester from 7:30pm.


Free Quotation - No Call Out Charge

Once a year, the Society organises an

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and N and variants of these scales. Some of these exhibits will travel from as far as Exeter and Stoke on Trent to exhibit at our event. In addition, there are a number of

specialist traders who should be able to supply you with most things that you may need to build a model railway. There are also hot and cold refreshments available.

There is something for all of the family.

Next year's event is on February 20th and 21st at Sileby Community Centre, High St., Sileby, LE127RXfrom 10-4:30 on Saturday and 10 - 4pm on Sunday. Admission will by Adults £4, Concessions £3:50 and accompanied children under 14 FREE! For more details, email

exhibition at the Community Centre, Sileby. uk or ring

The event features approximately 1 3


The story ol the French Can-Can

He showed slides and film clips of different performances from the 1880s to the present day and has written a book on

Mr David Price spoke on the story of the French Can-Can at the October meeting of New Barkby Wl.

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Originating in the nineteenth century comic opera 'Orpheus in the Underworld' by Jacques Offenbach, the dance developed from a galop, a boisterous dance and became famous for the high

the subject. New Barkby Wl meet on the first

Wednesdayof the month at 7. 30pm at Syston Town Council Community Centre, School Street, Syston LE7 1HN 9th December - Christmas Party

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kicking, jump splits and displaying of the petticoats and frilly underwearworn by the dancers.

The speaker, Mr Price was taken to see the show at the Moulin Rouge in Paris as a young boy and has kept his interest in the history and art of the subject.

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Roundhill Flower & Garden Club

Bradley, a representative of Air Ambulance. This was followed by a 'bring and share' supper,

The demonstrator for August

after which two of our own members, Andrea and

was Roma Berridge, from

Maureen, created their

Bingham in Nottinghamshire,

interpretation of an air

who created floral designs in accordance with the title,

ambulance out of flowers and foliage.

'Hop, Skip and Jump', this

As the event had a han/est theme there was also a

being a reflection on her childhood in the 1960's. Individual designs

scarecrow competition which

was won by Lyn Garlick with

incorporated memories such as

her patriotic scarecrow sitting

the large wicker basket in which family photographs were kept; sunny days playing

on a farm gate (Pictured).

outside; trees she climbed with



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her brothers; paper chains used for Christmas decorations; Roma's own early days working in a florist's shop, and an old, ornate chair once

owned by her grandmother. The arrangements were in both traditional and modern ^styles, and included a wide range of vibrant colours, For September, our meeting

was very different. Every few years Roundhill Flower and Garden Club hold a fundraising event for charity, and this time the recipient was Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

The focal point of the evening was a talk illustrated with photographs given by Tony

For meeting details see 'Social Groups' in the Thurmaston directory. December, no demonstration.

January 27th Joanne Poulter'Over the Rainbow'

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Friday Nights in the Bar NOVEMBER


27 CHRIS ROBIN - Male Vocalist


..ri 4


Fri 11 NEIL WARNER - Male Vocalist 'ri 18 DAVE GRANT - Male Vocalist JANUARY 2016 ..ri 8 JON ALEX - Top Class ..ri 15 KAREN KRISTIAN - Female Vocalist i'ri 22 MR ROBBIE DIXON - Male Vocalist Fri 29 DEAN STANSBY - Fantastic Talent

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Fri 28 THE CROWD - From Doncaster, Great Band DECEMBER Sat 5 THE GYPSIES - Many peopte'sFayountes Sat 12 TWISTED SISTER - Band Sat 19 PANTO - ALADDIN

at 1. 00pm. All tickets £2. 00 Sat 19 TONES OF SOUL - Another Club Favourite

Sat 26 KIMIKA- Comedy/ Guitar/ Vocal Duo JANUARY 2016 Sat 2 THREE PHAZE - Band Sat 9 MOJO HAND - Band Sat 16 STRANGE DAYS-Band Sat 23 THE FABULOUS ROADHOUSE SHOW Sat 30 SWEET SOUL - Band


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Anyone wishing to become a member should come to the club any evening for more information. To advertise please call 0116 269 5327 or email: tps@thurmaston. com

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DECEMBER continued

WEDDING FAYRE Sunday 22nd November 11.00am - 4.00pm Elizabeth Park, Checkland Road, Thurmaston THURMASTON LIGHTS-UP Sunday 29th November from 2. 30pm (See page 3)


SYSTON CHRISTMAS FESTIVE EVENT Saturday 5th December 11. 30am - 5. 30pm Central Park, Syston Craft stalls and refreshments.

To book a stall call 0116 260 7150 or email ursula@systontc. (See page 32)

CHARITY CHRISTMASQUIZ Tuesday 8th December 7 for 7. 30pm Syston & District Social Club, High St, Syston Teams of 4 @ £12 per team (or £3 per person) come along and enjoy an evening of fun, raffle prizes, mince pies. Winners will receive a Christmas hamper. Proceedsto Leicester Children's Holiday Centre (Mablethorpe) M!l:>M; ifcfctW I; h d :*W;1;1SI dil Friday llth December 10. 00am - 1. 00pm Thurmaston Health Centre. Refreshments and

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REGULAR MEETINGS Friends Together Tuesdays 1.00pm - 3. 00pm Thurmaston Community Centre, Silverdale Drive For anyone over 50 or if you are on your own and feeling lonely. Tea, coffee & cakes and a game of bingo with lots of fun and laughter. Senior Citizens Playgroup every Tuesday 2. 00pm - 4. 00pm The Old School, Melton Road. For anyone over 50 or retired, varied activities available. Refreshments served with lots of laughter. Parish Council Meeting The second Tuesday of the month (not Dec) at the Memorial Hall, Melton Road at 7. 15pm. Thursday Cafe St. Michael's Church, Thurmaston 10.30am 12noon. Tea, coffee, biscuits, toasted tea cakes etc. Come along to meet up and have a chat Ever/one most welcome. Special Needs Children's Group and Happy Smiles Children's Group Meet at Elizabeth Park every Thursday 9. 30am11. 30am. For children 0-5 years and their carers/family. Come along and watch the children play together and relax with a cup of tea and biscuits and talk to other adults

Tel: Sandra on 07983 216372. Thrummy Drummer Dementia Group Meetings every 2nd Thursday of the month for those affected by Dementia and their families/carers. Elizabeth Park, Thurmaston, 10. 30am-12. 30pm. Informal get-together with support and entertainment. Coffee Mornings The Old School, Melton Road 10.00am-11.30am First Saturday of the month, For other dates see noticeboards. All welcome,

Thurmaston Action Group Do you want to help make a difference in Thurmaston? Come along to our informal meetings. Tel 0116 221 6061 for next date.

raffle for Air Ambulance. (See page 5) JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Friday llth & Saturday 12th December 7. 30pm Sunday 13th December 2. 30pm Thurmaston Communit/ Centre, Silverdale Dr Thurmaston showstoppers' pantomime. [See page 16 and 39) ^MfnwuwrtTOgswATC. UJJMUJj'AU ffS.LLLI,,LLI,^^^!EWs^^"^g%^^ Thurmaston Conservative Club car park. Ice rink, Christmas Market, refreshments, Santa

(See page 7) CHRISTMAS CONCERT Saturday 12th December 7. 30pm Roundhill Academy. A concert to end the year of celebration of Thurmaston Scout & Guide

Band's 80th anniversary. (See page 39) WREAKE VALLEY ROTARY CAROL SERVICE Sunday 13th December 3. 00pm Syston Methodist Church. The traditional service will be taken by the Reverend Steve Hoggar and the soloist will be Tabatha Pegg of Queniborough. The service will be followed by tea or coffee and mince pies. All are welcome. If you would like to attend please telephone 07979 645605. Transport can be arranged. LOOK OUT FOR SANTAI Tuesday 15th December Wreake Valley Rotary Club's Santa Sleigh will be visiting Thunnaston (weather permitting). See him on Dovedale Road and the Silverdale Drive

area of the village. Santa collects money for a range of local charities. Please come out and say hello to him. Visit www. wreakevalleyrotary. org. uk for more info SANTA SATURDAY Saturday 19th December Cycle as Santa to the LRI with donated presents for the children. Evening Christmas Party at the Conny Club. (See page 5) CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Sunday 20th December 10. 00am - 1. 00pm Belgrave Cemetery (off Redhill roundabout). Celebrate the festive season with mince pies, coffee and a raffle. Your support is vital to the Friends of Belgrave Cemetery in order for us to organise future events, newsletters and the continued preservation of the cemetery. Visit our website

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6. 00pm



Christmas Eve 24th December

Christingie Sen/ice 6. 00pm 'Midnight' Holy Communion

11.30pm Christmas Day 25th December

Benefice Christmas Family Celebration at St Hilda's, East Goscote

10. 00am

JANUARY 2016 ALADDIN Friday 29th & Saturday 30th January 7. 00pm Sunday 31st January 2. 00pm Thurmaston Community Centre, Silverdale Dr. (See page 16) FUNKY SCARF DAY Friday 29th January Show your support to Charity Link (see page 33)

FEBRUARY 2016 MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION Sat 20th & Sun 21st February {See page 36)

SYSTON PARKINSON DISEASE GROUP December8th - Christmas Party Bring and share food January 12th - Meal out For meeting details see Thurmaston Directory under 'Health & Fitness'

Royal British Legion Womens' Section TUESDAYS Dec 1 st Ptay Your Cards Right Fri 11th Christmas Bingo/Raffle 15th Christmas Party All are welcome to join in any of our meetings on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 8.00pm at The Royal British Legion Club, Melton Road, Thurmaston.

A warm welcome

awaits you. Tel Eileen on 0116269 5885 for further details on any of the above events.

The Thurmaston Times Edited by: Michael and Lynn Westwood 814 Melton Rd, Thumnaston,

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To advertise your event here

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St Michael's Church Thurmaston warmly invites wu to the Parish Christmas Services

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'lack andthe Beanstalk BoxOffice is now OPEN! J'hurmaston Showstoppers' Pantomime for 2015 is ready for the stage. The show opens on Friday 11th

Scout & Guide Band's 80th Anniversary Concert in December To end the year of their 80th anniversary, Thurmaston Scout &

Guide Band are holding a concert in


December at 7. 30pm at Thurmaston


Community Centre Theatre and continues its run on Saturday, 7. 30pm with a matinee on Sunday at 2. 30pm.

The venue is Roundhill Academy and the concert will take place on Saturday 12th

I Tickets are available from Thurmaston

Print Shop 0116 269 5327 and from the Community Centre (Thursdays only) or by telephone from Jack's Box Office on

01163192117 priced at just £5 each. * Jack and the Beanstalk is a family pantomime and is suitable for all ages, the show is a laugh a minute, fully costumed production with songs galore to send the audience home with a smile, just a great warm-up for Christmas.



December at 7. 30pm. There will be performances from the current band members and a reunion

band. If there is anyone who used to be part of the band and would like to get involved with the reunion band please get in touch with Vicky Garratt on 07764 477734. The concert is free but please contact Vicky for a ticket as there are a limited number of seats. There will also be


a raffle during the evening and people are welcome to make a donation if they wish.

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are sure to get a warm welcome at least

from Jack, his mother Kitty, Simple Simon and all of the cast.

Tickets: £13 & £15 A Musical based on the novel

NationalTrust leicester nssociation The National Trust Leicester

Association has an evening meeting on Tuesday 8th December at Braunstone

West Social Centre, St Mary's Avenue, Braunstone West, LE3 3FT.

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LOOKING BACK: Thurmaston Scout

Band, led by Drum Major, Skip Taylor, marches down the village leading the



Remembrance Day Parade in 1960.

Doors open 7. 00pm, talk at 7. 30pm. David Bell will present an illustrated talk entitled "Down the Garden Path Leicestershire Privies". Admission is NTLA members £2. 50 and visitors £4. 00

including refreshments.

The Association will also hold an evening and an afternoon meeting in January, see our website for details www. Ieicesternt. btck. co. uk

Takea Break from Christmas Shopping for Carols and Cake!

at 11. 00am on the morning to add an extra Christmas sparkle

Following on from their

carols, a festive cake sale and hot drinks? Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and

successful Mood Boosting Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan, System Library staff and volunteers have decided to hold a Christmas

Coffee Morning to support local charity Rainbows Children's Hospice. Special guests, St Peter's and St Paul's Primary School Choir, will also be performing

to proceedings. So, why not take a break from

your Christmas shopping and head down to Syston Library on Friday 4th December between 10-12 midday for

non-alcoholic mulled punch will be available. For more information contact

Syston Library, Upper Church Street. LE7 1 HR or call on

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to find out more today December 2015/January 2016 Thurmaston Times 39

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FEB/MAR issue Final Copy Date: Friday 8th January out w/e 30th January 2016

Thurmaston Times 125  

Dec 2015/Jan 2016 issue of Thurmaston's only FREE community newspaper

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