Littlethorpe Events


Young Scouts and Cubs are a SHINING example! The 84th Leicestershire Littlethorpe South West Scouts went on a mission recently to help tidy up the Leicestershire village of Littlethorpe. This was their willing challenge towards part of their qualification for the Scouts Volunteering Badge.

It is most heartening in this day and age to know that over 100 youngsters attend Littlethorpe Scout group each week ranging from the very young Beavers, to the Cubs before progressing into fine Scouts who have developed many skills throughout their younger years within this wonderful organisation.

Amazingly over a 2 hour period which commenced at their Scout hut at the rear of Narborough station and onward through the car park, the nature reserve, the housing estate and back to the Scout hut they collected a massive amount of rubbish which had been discarded by members of the public.

In actual fact it was colossal, enough to fill 10 BIG black bin bags!
As part of assisting in the Community 3 members of the Rotary Club of Blaby Meridian were present to help and participate with 15 Scouts and Cubs alongside 3 Scout leaders and 3 conscientious Mums.

Fortunately the weather was dry and although everyone enjoyed the morning’s litter pick surely the young Scouts and Cubs are sending out a friendly message to the residents of all local villages: Always bin your litter or take your rubbish home and help KEEP OUR VILLAGES SMART and CLEAN  PLEASE!

Sincere thanks to everyone who participated, your assistance was greatly appreciated.

If you wish to find more about Littlethorpe Scouts, Cubs or Beavers please contact Roger Beck,(group Scout leader) on 0116 286 4381 and adults should you wish more details regarding the thriving Rotary Club of Blaby Meridian please telephone David Ward on 07971 863847…we will be pleased to hear from you!

Gala day will soon be upon us!

There's only one drop-in coffee morning left (Sat 13th July) before the Gala so please, please do bring along any prizes for the tombola stall, however small. Items such as biscuits, chocolate, tinned goods, toiletries, wine etc would be most appreciated. The tombola stall is very popular and the more prizes we have the more money we are able to raise for the community. Or feel free to bring them along to the book sale in the village hall on 3rd and 17th July.

And one final request to all you bakers - please get your mixing bowls out! We're after cakes big or small, biscuits, buns, cupcakes - whatever you fancy (and shop-bought is fine too!) - for the very popular cake stall at the Gala. Please drop them off at the stall on the morning of the Gala.

Don't forget, Gala day is Saturday 27th July, 2-5pm, with the usual mix of children's entertainment, craft stalls, live music and much more. Please keep fingers crossed that the weather is kinder this year…

We are always on the lookout for people to help out on the day, so if you are able to help set up on the morning or to man a stall, even if only for an hour or so, please contact Tom Bates on 275 2656 or Debbie Evans on 07368 424370.
It will soon be the end of term at school with the long summer holidays coming up, and that means just one thing…the start of the annual Summer Reading Challenge! This year the national reading scheme is themed around SPACE and children can sign up for their reading pack in the library from the second week in July. The scheme is suitable for children aged up to about 12.

Only two visits over the whole summer are needed to complete the challenge. It is a great way to develop literacy skills and to encourage a love of reading for pleasure. Any type of book can be read; fiction or non-fiction, and we have a fantastic children’s corner with lots of lovely new books. Pre-schoolers can join in with a special scheme for them too. Our next children’s craft afternoon on Tuesday 6th August (2-4pm) will continue the summer reading SPACE theme, so look out for aliens and astronauts!

We are lucky enough to have a lovely friendly group of volunteers who run all aspects of the library, from front desk librarians, event helpers, club organisers, management committee, gardening and maintenance. It is a real community effort.

Narborough and Littlethorpe Community Library

We are now looking for a replacement Volunteer Coordinator (unpaid) to liaise with all our volunteers and help sort any issues as they arise. If you are a ‘people person’ with time to spare and would like to join our team, please contact us about the role. You would need to be available for monthly management meetings, have basic computer skills (training on our systems provided) and be a chatty type of person. Alternatively, we always welcome volunteers for all our other roles, whether stamping books, helping at events or behind the scenes.

If you would like to enquire about the Volunteer Coordinator role or join our friendly team, please contact us on nandlclibrary@gmail.com or pop in to the library and chat to us. All our regular clubs and events details can be seen on our website, nandlclibrary.org or on Facebook. Thank you for your continued support.
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