Sharnford Parish Council

Serving the people of Sharnford

Evergreen Hall

Clerk: Tracey Avis
Red Roofs, Chapel Lane
Sharnford, Leicestershire
LE10 3PE

Tel: 07754684232

  • St. Helen's Church 2019

    St. Helen's Church 2019

  • Evergreen Hall in full bloom

    Evergreen Hall in full bloom

  • Fitness Training on Poors Meadow

    Fitness Training on Poors Meadow

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Latest News

Community Grants deadline approaching

Community Grants deadline approaching

The deadline for the next round of Blaby District Council's Community Grants scheme is fast approaching!

Over £23,000 of grant funding is available to local groups or sports clubs, ranging from £500 to £4,000. A record £90,000 has been made available to support local organisations during 2019/20.

Grants can help to meet any community group's need, ranging from equipment hire and materials to building refurbishments or upgrades. Grant applications for the third quarter for the 2019-20 year close on Thursday 28 November. More »

Blaby Methodist Church was awarded a grant of £500 to run a Holiday at Home club during the summer for isolated, older residents. Gill Hammond-Evans, one of the volunteers who co-ordinated the event, said: "It was lovely to see the older folk forgetting their troubles and enjoying themselves. One 90 year old resident said he wished we could do this every week!"

Community Grant applications can be completed online. For more information, including terms and conditions, application deadlines and how to apply visit the Community Grants section. » Less

Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:50 by Mike Shirley

Notice of Election

Notice of Election

Notice of General Election 2019

Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:41 by Mike Shirley

Community Garden gets Co-op backing

NEWS RELEASE

Community Garden gets Co-op backing

Blaby District Council's award winning community garden is set to benefit from Co-op Members, after being selected as part of their community fund.

For the next twelve months, from 27 October until 24 October 2020, every time a Co-op Member buys a selected own-brand, products or service, 1% of the money they spend goes to local causes in their community. More »

After applying to be part of the scheme, A Place to Grow was selected as a good cause members will be able to choose to benefit from their contribution.

The money from the fund will support the garden, which helps residents become physically active, get involved in the community and meet new people in a friendly and safe environment.

A Place to Grow is both free and sustainable garden for those living with, or affected by a physical or mental health condition. Earlier this year the garden was given a Green Flag award for the ninth time, marking it as an outstanding open space.

The garden is a 'community health hub' of Leicestershire Recovery College, delivering a range of courses to people who have lived mental health experience, carers, friends, family and staff. An 'Empower' type 2 diabetes course also helps people to reduce their risk of long term health complications.

An outdoor lodge can be hired as a meeting room and the garden also plays host to corporate volunteer days.

Councillor Sharon Coe, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing & Regulatory Services, said: "This is really exciting news for us. The Co-op Community funding will bring huge opportunities to complete projects and ensure that even more people can benefit from A Place to Grow.

"We feel both proud and lucky to have this garden in our district. It brings huge positive benefits to both those who use it, and the businesses who regularly join us on their corporate volunteer day, helping us with the bigger tasks."

To become a Co-op Member and support A Place to Grow visit www.coop.co.uk/membership. More information about the A Place to Grow Garden can be found at www.blaby.gov.uk/aptg.

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Issued by: Blaby District Council
Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 2EP

Contact: Ian Cockerill - Communications Officer Tel: 0116 272 7577 » Less

Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:35 by Mike Shirley