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Petals of Narborough were contacted to create a floral installation for Hugo Boss for their entry for Chelsea in Bloom 2019 .This is a competition for the shops in Chelsea to create floral designs to a brief (this year it was "under the sea") for Chelsea flower show week.

They were really chuffed to be asked to do this, being a small village florist out of London. After some creative thinking & hard work they were really pleased with our finished design.Then came a real surprise to find that they won a gold place from the expert/professional judges to be followed a few days later by receiving runner-up for the peoples vote.

As a small independent village florist they would also like to thank all our loyal customers for their support as so many have closed down in recent years. SHOP LOCAL - USE IT OR LOOSE IT.

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Petals Award


Notice is hereby given that NARBOROUGH PARISH COUNCIL has applied to Blaby District Council for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of The Parish Centre, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 2EL, and intends to carry on the following licensable activities: the provision of regulated entertainment between 08.00 and 00:30, to include live and recorded music, the performance of dance, plays, exhibition of films, indoor sporting events and late night refreshments.

During office hours arrangements may be made for the Licencing Register to be viewed at the offices of the Licencing Authority, Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire  LE19 2EP (

Representations must be made in writing to the Licensing Authority.  The last day for representation relating to this application is : 23 July 2019

It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application.  The maximum fine on summary conviction for this office is £5,000.
Two of our Brownies, Grace and Sophie have been presented with the highest award, the new Brownie Gold Award. They have both worked incredibly hard over the 3 years they have been Brownies.

The girls have challenged themselves to have adventures, taken action in the community, learnt skills for the future and expressed themselves. They attended the local Rainbow unit to speak about Brownies and the adventures they can have in the next section.

Narborough Brownie awards

Grace and Sophie also organised a musical themed party for the unit. The Brownies all dressed up as characters from musicals, played games and they made cakes to share.

We celebrated their achievement with their parents, a super hero themed evening and cake.

Very well done to Grace and Sophie on such a fantastic achievement. The first Gold awards for our unit.
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Three of our football teams made it to the Blaby Cup finals. Our Year 5 boys’ team performed well but lost to Stokes Primary; the year 6 girls also played Stokes and won after a very nerve-wracking penalty shoot-out, winning the trophy for the first time. Year 5/6 boys played Badgerbrook in the final, winning 3 -1 to secure a second trophy and also winning the Blaby Schools’ League (while our Year 5/6 girls came second in their league). Many congratulations to all the children who have played so well over the whole season and a big thank you to Mrs McCabe who did such an amazing job managing all the teams! Another performance to celebrate - Brooke in Year 5 reached the Classical Greek Dance National Finals coming second in her duet and her group dance. She will also compete in the All England Dance Finals where she has qualified in 18 different groups - an amazing achievement!


School enjoyed a Rocksteady assembly experiencing rock and pop songs being played live and listening to electronic instruments and the different sounds they make. Thanks to Michael for rocking our Monday afternoon assembly!

Children in Foundation Stage enjoyed a trip to West Lodge Farm. They had a guided tour from the farmer and met lots of animals including pigs, goats, turkeys and guinea pigs. Everyone went on a tractor ride, bumpy barrel ride and watched a pig race! Meanwhile, Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a trip to Legoland in Windsor. The children had an amazing day in the sun trying out different rides and looking at the fantastic Lego models. They particularly enjoyed getting wet on the log flume, riding a dragon, visiting a haunted house and even learning to drive a car! The same children put on an amazing production of Porridge, a musical about a crime wave hitting Happy Valley where familiar fairy tale folk reside! The production was full of great dancing, acting and singing, and had the audience in stitches! Congratulations to all the children and staff for providing such wonderful entertainment!

Narborough Rail Station - Useful Information

A recent question on a community internet page asked when our Station Booking office is open.  There were lots of answers, but all the times were very different!  So here are the correct opening times and some useful information from Friends of Narborough Station (FONS) about the station facilities and what to do when the office is closed.

When is the office is open and what services are available?
Narborough Station Booking Office opening hours are 06:40-13:00 Monday to Saturday. The office is shut on a Sunday. You can buy tickets, request rail related information and collect tickets bought on the internet with your collection reference code. You can collect online tickets even if your train departs from a different station. You can also request assistance, for example, if you need a little extra support to board a train. 

If the office is shut, how can you buy a ticket?

Narborough doesn’t have a self service ticket machine (yet), and not everyone wants to have their ticket on their mobile phone. However, that shouldn’t stop you catching the train if you are unable to buy a ticket because the office is closed. The first option is to buy your tickets on the train from the conductor if they pass through the train. If you were unable to buy a ticket on the train. You can ask to buy a ticket at your destination. For example, if you get to the barriers at Leicester station - let them know you caught the train at Narborough, the office was shut and ask to buy a ticket.
We welcomed over one hundred and fifty dads through our doors in June for our annual ‘Dads to School’ event - timed to coincide with Fathers’ Day. It was fantastic to see the children taking part in some great activities and we are really grateful for the continued support from our school community. This event was followed by our Summer Fair organised by our fabulous ‘Friends of Red Hill Field’. Despite the weather, we had a wonderful turnout - thank you to everyone for your support. Best of all, we raised much needed funds for our school.
Several of our pupils were recently selected to represent the school at the Area Sports Competition at Saffron Lane. All children behaved impeccably and demonstrated our school values whilst competing against some strong contenders from other schools. Well done to all of those involved.
Year 5 children are currently rehearsing for a mass choir event at De Montfort Hall which will take place in the coming weeks. By the time you read this, the performance will have happened - what a fantastic opportunity for them to sing on stage at such an amazing venue. We also have our own in house performances in July. Children in both Year 6 and Years 2 and 3 are putting in plenty of practise for their own shows which promise to be a real treat for parents. 

We are nearly at the end of the school year and we would like to take this chance to say goodbye to all those leaving us - particularly our Year 6 children. We are extremely proud of all of them and wish them every success for the future.
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