Bus route changes lead to public meeting date
People concerned over possible changes to subsidised bus routes in North West Leicestershire are being invited to a public meeting.
It has been called by the Campaign for Better Transport (Leicestershire) (CBT).
They have been arranged in response to County Hall’s announcement that it hoped to save £700,000 by reviewing its support for under-used services.
Routes could be replaced by dial a taxi or minibus services or the frequency of buses could be reduced.
CBT group chairman Terry Kirby said: “Councillors, council officers and bus operators will be invited. Anyone will be welcome to come along, discuss the proposals and put their views forward.”
Routes under review include service 7 Ashby to Nuneaton and service 129 Ashby to Loughborough.
The meeting will be held at 4pm on October 8 in the Marlene Reid Centre, in Coalville;
Dog attack reports still an issue for the police
LEICESTERSHIRE Police are encouraging dog owners to behave responsibly when taking their pets out in public.
This comes after the force continued to see an increase in dogs attack reports both on people and other dogs in the North West Leicestershire area.
A spokesman for the force said: “People need to understand that if their dog, or a dog they are in charge of, attacks another person or another animal then they are liable and potentially face prosecution for a criminal offence.
“Therefore, it is important that dog owners keep their dogs under control at all times.”
“The most effective way to ensure a dog is under control when out in public is to ensure it is kept on a lead at all times.
“Dog owners are also reminded not to let their pets roam the streets alone.
“This is an offence and there are financial penalties if the dog is picked up by a dog warden and impounded.”
Anyone with information about dog related crime is urged to call police on 101.
Former farmhouse nets top award for reviews
AN Etwall based historic house has been rewarded for a series of excellent customer reviews.
The Blenheim House, based in Etwall, has recently been honoured a TripAdvisor award for excellent reviews for its restaurant and bedrooms.
The 17th century former farmhouse has been awarded a place in the top 10 per cent of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor.
Licensee Phil Ritchie-Smith said: “Since taking over two years ago we have transformed the Blenheim House into a community asset.”
“We have worked hard to gain recognition and this award is testament to this.”
“We are proud that the Blenheim House focuses on providing high quality food and service alongside a friendly, warm atmosphere and comfortable stay.”
Table top sale date set up in aid of church fund
THE date of a table top sale has been announced.
It will take place from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, September 21 at the community centre in Shobnall Road.
Money raised will go towards St Aidans Church, in Shobnall Road.