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Start your engines! Blaby District Council is joining the 200-strong charity vehicle display of tractors as it travels through the district in December.
Archer's Festive Tractor Run is returning to Blaby, Whetstone, Cosby and Countesthorpe on Sunday 19 December, as part of the route for the huge display of festively decorated vehicles to raise money for the Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre and East Midlands Air Ambulance. More »
The brainchild of Countesthorpe resident Ryan Archer, the Tractor Run is now in its third year, with last year's event seeing more than 200 tractors greet residents of South Leicestershire for charity.
This year Blaby District Council will be getting in the festive spirit and joining the run with four bin lorries and a tractor from the Council's fleet of vehicles. All of the vehicles taking part will be decked out in Christmas themed decorations.
Spectators will first see the tractors on Bill Crane Way, Lutterworth, just after 4pm and will slowly make its way through Broughton Astley before turning towards Cosby, arriving at around 5:15pm.
At around 5:30pm the vehicles should be in Whetstone before rolling into Blaby Town Centre by 5:45pm, and down through Countesthorpe for approximately 6:20pm before heading to Peatling Magna and back to the centre of Lutterworth. The event can last up to 45 minutes for those standing and watching the run, with lots of vehicles to see.
Please note all times are approximate and will depend on traffic conditions, as well as the number of vehicles taking part.
Councillor Nigel Grundy, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services, said: "We are delighted to be joining this year's Tractor Run. The event has raised tens of thousands of pounds for a fantastic cause and is hugely popular with families.
"We're looking forward to seeing everyone give our crews, who have volunteered their Sunday evening to drive the lorries, a big wave as we enjoy being part of the charity run."
Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:16 by Mike Shirley
Blaby District Council has started 16 Days of Action as part of the White Ribbon campaign to end male violence against women.
White Ribbon Day is the largest global initiative to end male violence against women by calling on men to take action to make a difference. The 16 Days of Action runs until 10th December.
The campaign is symbolised through the wearing of a white ribbon, which is a pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. An online promise can also be signed at www.whiteribbon.org.uk/promise. More »
Whilst men are also victims of violence, the White Ribbon campaign focuses on male violence against women with 90% of all violence against females committed by men. One in three women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime, and one in four women will experience domestic abuse from a man.
Councillor Les Phillimore, Portfolio Holder for Community Services and Joint Chair of the Blaby and Hinckley and Bosworth Community Safety Partnership, said: "These 16 days of action are a real opportunity to get the message out that male violence against women must end.
"All men can make a difference by thinking of their own behaviour and being prepared to call out sexist and abusive behaviour when they see it.
"We want to encourage all men to be aware of domestic abuse and other violence to women and learn to be allies, so that we can end violence against women once and for all."
Blaby District Councillors and officers made a promise by signing a white ribbon at the Council's most recent Full Council meeting on 23 November.
White Ribbon resources and materials, including a presentation and posters, have also been sent to secondary schools in the District to raise awareness and encourage young people to make the promise.
Everyone is invited to wear a White Ribbon and make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. Ribbons can also be bought from the White Ribbon website. » Less
Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:06 by Mike Shirley
In this issue...
- Village Xmas light switch-ons
- A day with our cleansing team
- New food ratings
- Covid update
- New prison milestone
- Latest jobs with us
- Mud on our rural roads
- White Ribbon campaign
- Keeping safe online
- Events in our area
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Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 10:21 by Mike Shirley