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After the success of last year, Community Volunteer Week was extended to a fortnight this year and took place between 4th - 15th June 2018. Community Volunteer Week is an opportunity for staff from the Council, local businesses and other partner organisations to give their time and make a positive difference in the community. 

This year Everards, the Leicester Marriott at Grove Park, Everyone Active (Enderby Leisure Centre) and the Supporting Leicestershire Families Team from Leicestershire County Council all joined Blaby District Council to help local community projects.

147 individuals combined from Blaby District Council and these local businesses gave a total of nearly 550 hours to help 19 different organisations across the district.

Community Volunteer Week 2018 II

This year the following organisations benefitted from the scheme:

  • Active Arts

  • Commbus Project

  • Community Harvest Whetstone

  • Countesthorpe Leysland Community College

  • Croft Happy Circle

  • Danemill Primary School

  • Foston Flower Festival at St Bartholomew's Church

  • Greenfield Primary School

  • Huncote Community Library

  • Kirby Muxloe Primary School

  • Narborough & District Bowling & Social Club

  • Narborough & Littlethorpe Community Library

  • Our Space (Lunch Club)

  • Sapcote Good Neighbour Scheme

  • St Mary's Church, Elmesthorpe

  • Support for Carers

  • Thistly Meadow Primary School

  • Thurlaston Primary School

  • Whetstone Good Neighbour Scheme

Huncote Community Library was one of the first projects to benefit this year. Staff from the Council's Health & Leisure Team went along to weed and clear the side of the path and improve access to the library. Hilary Comyn – Treasurer of the library said: ‘The four volunteers have done a marvellous job. They were enthusiastic even though it was hard work! This had needed doing for a long time and I’m not sure it would have been completed without the help of the volunteers’.

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For more information or to get involved next year, contact the Partnerships and Community Development Team.

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Partnerships and Community Development 
Blaby District Council 
Council Offices 
Desford Road 
Narborough 
Leicester 
LE19 2EP
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Last updated: 25 July 2018

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