News in Ashby

Ashby United Community Football Club has become a bronze accredited member of the North West Leicestershire District Council Inclusive Club Scheme - which helps sports clubs to become more disability friendly.

Two of the main reasons that people with disabilities do not take part in sport are because they don't know what is out there for them, and they worry they will not be good enough to take part.

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Residents across Ashby and North West Leicestershire are being encouraged to reuse and recycle as much of their Christmas waste as they can over the festive period.

With household waste increasing by around a third over the Christmas period, North West Leicestershire District Council is urging residents to think carefully about what to do with it at this time of year.

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Businesses in Ashby and North West Leicestershire that have been told to remain closed under the tier three national restrictions can now apply for a new grant scheme.

The scheme will pay qualifying businesses grants worth up to £1,500 for each 14-day period they are forced to remain closed as part of continuing restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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Ashby MP Andrew Bridgen has welcomed the Government's announcement that Leicestershire County Council will see its budget increased by 5.6 per cent next year - with Leicestershire Fire receiving a 2.9per cent boost,

Mr Bridgen says it is part of the Conservatives' commitment to level up local services across the country and give them the resources they need to support their communities as we recover from the pandemic.

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