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Blaby Business Survey
We recently invited businesses in the district to take part in our survey to find out what help and assistance you have asked for and received from us.
The survey has 11 questions in total and should only take a few minutes to complete. Your views are important to us and will help shape what we can offer, so please let us know by taking part.
The survey... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:54 by Les Phillimore
Infection rates across the district of Blaby are starting to come down. This is positive news and shows that our efforts to stay at home unless legally permitted to leave are helping to reduce our numbers. Thank you for staying at home.
An announcement is expected by the Prime Minister around the 22 February to set out a "roadmap out of lockdown."
The latest UK coronavirus case data can be found on ... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:53 by Les Phillimore
Rapid rise in local casesNational lockdown took effect last week and will remain in place until at least mid-February. We must all now stay at home except for certain activities... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:00 by Les Phillimore
Tier 4: Stay at Home
Blaby District and the rest of Leicestershire will move to Tier 4 Covid-19 restrictions from 00:01 on Thursday 31 December 2020
This means that:-
- People must stay at home except for very limited purposes (eg. for essential travel for work, education or medical appointments)
- You cannot meet indoors with anyone not in your household or existing support bubble
- You can only meet outdoors... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:58 by Les Phillimore
Figures well above the county average
Cases of coronavirus are high in young people between 10-21 years of age across the district of Blaby. The district is well above the county average and above the national average for 17-21 year olds.
Like everyone in our district, young people play an important part in preventing the spread of coronavirus and protecting those at much greater risk.
With Christmas... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 14:35 by Les Phillimore
The latest Covid-19 figures show that the villages of Cosby, Croft and Elmesthorpe currently have the highest number of cases in the district and in the top 5 Leicestershire areas with the highest number of cases.
There are cases in all areas of the district, but of particular concern are the numbers in Croft, Cosby and Elmesthorpe. People are contracting the virus whilst out and about... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:08 by Les Phillimore
- Tier announced for District
- Christmas Bubbles
- District Covid-19 numbers update
- Government's Winter plan
- Garden waste service returns
- Blaby District Plan consultation
- Census 2021 on the way
- Bin calendars for 2021
- Asda stops priority deliveries
- Leisure centres to reopen
Tier 3 announced for district
The Government announced this morning the tiers that each areas... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:05 by Les Phillimore
Garden Waste suspended
We are having to suspend our garden waste collection for two weeks from Monday (16 November) due to staff shortages as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
A number of the waste collection crew are required to self isolate as part of the national test and trace effort. As a result, we have taken a decision to suspend the garden... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:25 by Les Phillimore
Walk-in Covid-19 test centre to open in Narborough
A temporary Covid-19 walk-in test centre will be set up on the Visitors Car Park at Blaby District Council's Offices on Desford Road in Narborough.
The site will be managed by Department of Health and Social Care and their contractors, and will remain in place for six months, although this may be extended depending on local testing need.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 19:39 by Les Phillimore
Cases are rising
Across the district Covid-19 cases have continued to rise at a very worrying pace and hospital admissions are also on the increase. Overall in the district there are now 280.7 cases per 100,000 people.
This is one of the highest figures in the county, and alarmingly we are seeing a significant increase in the over 60 years now as well... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Nov 2020 16:22 by Les Phillimore