FREE Tree Scheme – just order by 24 October 2016

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In the National Forest and beyond

The overwhelmingly popular Free Tree Scheme is back again, and you can help to continue the success of the scheme by supporting it this year. The scheme has already seen thousands of trees planted across the district and the District Council is once again teaming up with The National Forest Company to make our district even greener.

There are four trees to choose from: Holly; Dogwood; Field Maple; Elder and again this year we have the Hedge Fund with residents able to order up to 30 metres of hedging.

You can order online at:

Trees will be available for collection on Sunday 20 November. Place your order to receive your free trees now, and by  Monday 24 October 2016.
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I am Team GB – Your chance to take part near Packington THIS SATURDAY 27 August

Could YOU walk 3 miles in an hour to be part of the post-Olympic celebrations?  Do YOU want to be part of a massive national day?

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Come on over to Conkers waterside, park FREE, and join in FREE with our local parkrun – walk or run, just take part ! This Saturday morning 27th August 2016 at 8:45am


Go to the parkrun website and grab a barcode before the day, print it and bring it with you – afterwards you’ll get your name and finish time on the internet!

Tea or Coffee afterwards, in the Conkers Waterside cafe – they also do cooked breakfasts!

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Monday 15th August 9pm – A42 Southbound CLOSED nights

They are CLOSING the A42 Southbound from Junction 23A (EMA) to Ashby Junction 13 (Tesco) at night times in August from Monday 15th August

More details on Traffic England website here – Click on “Journey Impact

Here’s an excerpt:

Traffic Management proposed for the period 15 August through to 29 August:

  • A42 Southbound from M1 junction 23a (East Midlands Airport) to A42 junction 13 Ashby-de-la-Zouch North
  • closed between 21:00 and 6:00 Monday to Friday nights and
  • closed from 20:00 on a Saturday night to 6:00 Sunday morning.
  • No work Sunday nights
  • No closure August bank holiday weekend i.e. no closures on Friday 26, Saturday 27, Sunday 28 or Monday 29

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Public Briefings: A42 Ashby to EMA Closures Aug – Nov 2016

A42 J13 – M1 J23A construction works

Some night, and weekend, CLOSURES of our local A42

Starting Mid-August until November 2016

Public Briefings This Friday and Saturday 15th & 16th July

  • Diseworth Village Hall: Friday 15th July 2016 – 09:30am to 10:30am

  • Swannington Village Hall: Saturday 16th July 2016 – 10:00am to 11:00am


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