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A recycling centre is being removed from a supermarket car park due to the unmanageable level of fly-tipping. A joint decision has been made by Blaby District Council and ASDA to remove the recycling centre at ASDA, adjacent to Fosse Park.  Banks will be taken away during the week commencing 27 July 2015. Blaby District Council currently visits the site up to three times a day to remove fly-tipping, with an estimated 520 visits in the last 12 months costing £26,000.

Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood & Environmental Services said: ďItís regrettable that the level of fly-tipping at the recycling centre has become unsustainable
Our Neighbourhood Services team do not have the resources to spend so much time visiting one location to clear fly-tipping. Iíd like to thank ASDA for allowing us to site our recycling centre at their store over recent years and for supporting recycling in Blaby District.Ē

Textile recycling banks provided by the ASDA supported charities will remain for people who would like to continue to donate clothes. The nearest refuse and recycling facilities are located at Whetstone Tip on Enderby Road, which is
run by Leicestershire County Council.
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Removal of recycling centre at ASDA
We are currently looking for new distributors to join the team and deliver The Journal in the following areas:

Mill Hill, Conery Lane, Moores Lane, Hall Walk in Enderby 80 copies  

Salts Close and West Street, Enderby approx. 145 copies.

Bell Lane, Thornton Drive area in Narborough approx. 145 copies

If you could give around an hour of your time eleven times a year we would love to hear from you.

Please telephone Linda Willis, Distribution Manager on  0116 286 3464.

It usually takes little more than 1 hour a month, but you don't need to deliver them all on the same day.
Council Grants available for Community Groups in the District of Blaby
A new round of funding is available for community groups looking to expand or develop their activities. Any community group based in, and benefitting residents in Blaby District, may be eligible to apply for a community grant funded by Blaby District Council. 

There are three types of grant community groups can apply for: Capital Grants - Up to £5,000 for larger projects which must be match-funded up to at least 50% of the total project cost. Revenue Grants of  up to £750 for projects or small purchases that benefit the community. Any grants over £350 must be match-funded with volunteer time and donation of goods and services counting towards this requirement. Staying Healthy Grants - Up to £1000 for projects that meet the Councilís three staying healthy key priorities

Groups who have benefitted from a grant within the last two years are not eligible and priority will be given to new applicants and those who focus on the Councilís key objectives: Economy and Skills - Health and Wellbeing - Homes and Communities. 

The grant programme aims to support a wide range of community groups. The last grant awards totalled £18,780. Groups who have benefitted included Vista, Countesthorpe Cricket Club and Braunstone Foodshare.
Applications close at noon on Friday 30 October 2015. For more information or to request an application pack, visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.blaby.gov.uk" www.blaby.gov.uk,
e-mail HYPERLINK "mailto:beth.harriman@blaby.gov.uk" beth.harriman@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7718.