Fed-up with doing the same old walks? Walking in Leicestershire www.walkinginengland.co.uk/leics is the website for you!
With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.
John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Leicestershire (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (www.walkinginengland.co.uk) – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.
With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.
So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!
John Harris https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/leics
RYHALL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH.
We still have our cold and dark evenings and it has been noted that there are an increasing number of car crimes.
These are commonly catalytic converters for the materials within them, but number plates are popular also.
Any parcels or interesting items which can be seen within the car are stolen too – phones, dashcams and other electronics.
Take great care as to where you park your car, preferably in a garage but otherwise consider parking where it is difficult to get at the items wanted.
Also is an alarm fitted or is the car in the line of a CCTV monitor?
All this applies to other vehicles and please remove money and tools from vans and business vehicles.
Keep your vehicles locked at all times – even if you are going to be “just a minute!” at a shop or going back to collect something forgotten.
Finally, if you see suspicious activity in your area please contact the police promptly.
Stay safe and drive safely too.
FLAGPOLE: Tuesday 26th January saw the flying of the Australian flag for Australia Day and Wednesday 27th January saw the Union flag at half mast for the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. On Wednesday 3rd February we flew the Union flag at half mast following the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore, a truly remarkable gentleman who made it into the hearts of the nation. May he rest In peace.
Friday 5th February saw the flying of the birthday flag for Gracie-May Roberts in
celebration of her 9th birthday. We hope you have the loveliest of birthdays.
We flew a birthday flag on Wed 10th for Graham Morgan’s 80th birthday, with birthday wishes from his family.
If we can help you to celebrate a special occasion by flying one of our lovely flags, for a small donation towards the upkeep of the pretty flagpole garden and the purchases of flags, please feel free to contact us and we can arrange for the relevant flag to be flown for you on the day or as near to the day as possible.
If you would like the Union Flag flown at half mast for the passing of a local resident on the day of their funeral do contact us and we would be very happy to do this.
The flags we currently hold are: Golden wedding, 60th wedding, Just Married, It’s a Boy/Girl, Happy Birthday (plain) plus 90th, 70th, 60th, 40th, 21st, 18th, Merry Christmas, New Year, School and Happy Retirement. If we can help you to celebrate a special occasion by flying one of our lovely flags, for a small donation towards the upkeep of the pretty flagpole garden and the purchases of flags, please feel free to contact us and we can arrange for the relevant flag to be flown for you on the day or as near to the day as possible.
If you would like the Union Flag flown at half mast for the passing of a local resident on the day of their funeral please do contact us and we would be more than happy to do this for you. Contact Val Lofthouse 01780 754451; Patti Welby 01780 482915; Maureen Pettener 01780 753930; Sarah Markwell-Cook 07904 190049.
I have completed another 100 laps!
It is with a heavy heart that, as I am almost at the end of my challenge and raised a huge £3260.36, that I hear the sad news of the passing of ‘Sir Tom’, such a wonderful man. He was an inspiration to me as he was to many. He was loved all over the world and he will go down in history as a hero.
So, as I do my last lap on March 27th at 11.30am in Church Street, I doubt I will have a spring in my step, more like lead in my boots as I think of him.
Please join me on that date if you feel so inclined. Lets make some noise – eg bang a drum, toot your horn, paper and comb or wave a flag, It will be one lap, that’s all.
In the meantime, as long as the weather permits, I will still be walking with my begging bowl
I need to thank you all most sincerely for all your contributions.
Keep safe. Betty Edwards Ryhall.