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She adored her family and dogs and is much missed by them.
Her funeral was held at South Leicester shire Crematorium on Friday 20th January at 9:00am and the wake at The Joiners Arms in Bruntingthorpe afterwards.
A great loss - may her spirit fly to Adalvik near Isafjiordur in Iceland.
Thank you. Richard Windley of Rosebank Road.
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of food and beverages.
Currently the Council is aware of around 18 ‘warm spaces’ across the District but is keen to hear from any other groups or centres who could also provide the service and may need support.
Blaby District Council has forged a strong relationship with locally-based retail giant Next to support the warm spaces. The firm has been donating clothes, bedding and soft furnishings for the Council to distribute to families in need and to give away at warm spaces venues. Since November Blaby District Council has funded eight groups to help them either set-up as a warm space or expand existing sessions to offer a warm space environment.
These are Blaby Baptist Church, Lubbesthorpe Hub, Kirby Muxloe Library and Community Hub, St Andrew’s Church, Countesthorpe (The Bridge), Leicester Forest East Community Library, Littlethorpe Village Hall, Braunstone Civic Centre and Cosby Community Library.
Funding is still available and groups can apply for up to £350 to cover running costs, refreshments or equipment purchase. For more details contact vcshub@blaby.
OVER £250,000
I am pleased and proud to pass on the news that the Rainbow Shop in the heart of the village opposite the Coop has, since it began in 1984 been able to send over £250,000 to Christian Aid – well done everyone involved volunteering or supporting us by coming in and buying -refreshments, clothing, brica brac jigsaws, books, wholefood goods and cards and I must not forget all those who donate, thank you all.
The shop is open to all from 10 until 12 every Monday to Saturday and from 2 until 4 Monday to Thursday when you are sure of a warm welcome and if you have time a friendly chat over a cup of tea or coffee - or even a cold drink. If the weather was rather warmer I would suggest you might like to enjoy the Community Garden at the rear of the building but for a month or two we must surely stay inside.
Don’t forget the Warm Space is on Thursdays from 12.30pm to 3.00pm at The Bridge, behind the Rainbows shop. Cost of Living advice and Citizens Advice Bureau sessions are being arranged for later in the month, and we’ll post further details in due course. Please pass this information to anyone who you thinks would want to come along.
obituary of a well known Countesthorpe school teacher.
My beloved wife and Kenny’s mother Inga passed peacefully at Whetstone Grange residential home on Christmas Day 2022 aged 74, after a long struggle with cancer.
She was born in Bournemouth to an Icelandic mother and English father and has two older brothers who still live there. After obtaining a bachelors degree in Education from the University of Leicester she remained happily in the area for the rest of her life, spending the last 50 years in Countesthorpe starting
as an English teacher at Heathfield High School near Hinckley and ending her first career as Deputy Head at Leysland High School in the village. She was well known in the area and relished catching up with ex-pupils.
Her second career was as the Safeguarding Officer for the County. She was always passionate about young people being properly cared for and enjoyed telling teachers throughout Leicestershire how to maintain her high standards. “Professional to her fingertips” to quote one of her closest 5665colleagues. I think many in the County education system will remember her for this among other things. As those of you who knew her well will know, Inga was straightforward, honest and trustworthy. It is a skill to be simply reliable and consistent which Inga managed with ease. However, she also liked to get things done without dragging them out. She could do any multi-storey museum in half an hour and, as chair, get a possibly protracted meeting completed in about the same time.
She enjoyed a glass of wine in the evening but disliked motorways, crowded venues and did not suffer fools...... As a Samaritan for 10 years she pulled many a caller back from the brink with her thoughtfulness and altruism.
Adalvik near Isafjiordur in Iceland.
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