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A businessman called Gobi has  taken on the empty unit on Martinshaw Lane which used to house the local off licence years ago. His new store, Groby Food and Wine, is a convenience store which carries a wide range of wines and other drinks at competitive prices.  
 “We are trying to make this store a fully convenience store for our local community,” he said.


Cutting the cost of a trip to London

There are already travellers choosing to save money by using alternative stations such as Coventry,  Nuneaton  or Rugby. There are  additional savings to be made on travel using a Railcard and Tesco Clubcard points and these are available for travel from Leicester station as well. And with a little planning and the use of 2for1 vouchers the savings needn't stop when you get to London.



Why are Bloors planting trees?

Readers may have been relieved to see that it was trees that were being planted in the field next to the cemetery, not foundations for houses.  But why are Bloors doing it?  Jan 2016



The food bank comes to Groby

Can you help the Food Bank with a small storage facility?

Many readers who have been fortunate enough to enjoy all the treats that Christmas can bring may be surprised to hear the news that a new weekly food bank has opened its doors at Groby Village Hall.   Jan 2016

This is the time of the year for vulnerable patients to be thinking about getting vaccinated against pneumonia. Feb 2016


Love Groby – Tasters back for 2016

The Love Groby – Tasters sessions at the United Reformed Church on Chapel Hill have been such a success that it's going to continue at least until Easter and perhaps beyond. Everyone is welcome.



More than 2,000 people have given their views in Hinckley and Bosworth.   Read more   Jan 2016
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See how Mike Pratt creates his 'Worlds Apart' artworks

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Groby's Mike Pratt is an amateur potter, artist and web designer for many years whose interests now lie in photography and computer graphics.At the Community Library Christmas Fair he displayed his latest work which includes his highly original ‘Worlds Apart’ series. Watch the video to see how he creates each one. December 2015




Around 40 people were involved in a multi-agency emergency services exercise that was undertaken at Bluebell Quarry on Newtown Linford Lane. 


Britain's best blues guitarist lives in Markfield

Groby's Aynsley Lister has recently been voted Britain's Best Blues Guitarist. November 2015 


Groby Parish Council

      A Neighbourhood 

         Plan for Groby?

At the November Parish Council meeting it was suggested that a Steering Group should be set up. Watch a short explanatory video then click the link to go to read the article November 2015 .            

 

                             

- Do we need more allotments? Two options considered.
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Groby Library

-   Read the latest news about events at Groby Library   

-   Read about the transition to a voluntary community library

-   Exciting times at Groby Library   A look back at 2015  and forward to 2016

-  Invasion of the Santas   The Christmas fair and Mystery trail December2015 

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-   Many elderly patients have yet to have the flu jab. October 2015
-   A new telephone system has been installed August 2015
-   £1 million medical centre is not going to happen Nov 2009
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Leisure and recreation
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                                                 Borough Council

- Recycling service - easy reference guide was attached to bins
- That recycling question.... The Borough Council responds
- Food hygieneRead about scores for Groby establishments.

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Schools in Groby

- Brookvale High School "outstanding" Read the Mercury story 
- Ofsted : Community College improves Read more
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The Klondike
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Do we need more allotments?  Two options considered.

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                                                                          Quarry Park
     -   The multi use games area has been completed. May 2015
     -    A business Plan for Quarry Park? September 2011
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                                                    Shopping
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Groby  Street Fair and Carnival Parade 
-     September 2015
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Groby's people


Click here to read about some of Groby's people - from ocean adventures to military heroism,  and from musical success to personal heartbreak.
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Yesterday's Groby

Click here to read about the year the M1 nearly came through Groby, the Time Team visit to the Old Hall, a fascinating picture of the Groby quarry workforce from 1861 through to 1911, and more.


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At 6.34am on Monday 6th June 2014 Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service received a call to attend at GE Druck on Fir Tree Lane. This was to be the start of a day unlike any other that most employees or residents had experienced. A day in which a 5 litre spillage of nitric acid led to a fire which was large and hazardous and was only prevented from becoming a major incident by the teamwork of crews from nine fire stations across the county. (Photo courtesy of Leicester Mercury).


GE thanks Groby's residents after fire
"Although your own lives were disrupted as a result of the fire and the street closures, you still opened your hearts and homes to those involved in the incident," said GE Druck's site manager, Ryan Crocker.  Read the Leicester Mercury report.  Groby village centre was closed off on the morning of Monday June 9th following a fire at the premises.   Answers wanted - Read another  report.
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Newtown Linford Lane meadow
-   Groby Meadow CIC - What has been achieved in 2014.
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Housing and Planning in Groby




- Rookery Lane homes approved Read the full planning decision

- Land next to Groby cemetery - Appeal dismissed More details 


- 2013 affordable housing survey  Draft report conclusions.


- OAP housing plan for Groby
After years of under use a plot of land acquired by the Borough Council decades ago is at last to be developed.  The land behind Victoria Cottages on Ratby Road has an access from Martinshaw Lane which was the subject of a compulsory purchase order some years ago.  
“ The site has been identified as a potential development site for 11 dwellings, subject to the appropriate planning consents," explained a council spokesperson. 


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 Leicestershire County Council
The lights are now back on part time

-  Sleepless nights for car crime victims  They want the lights back on .

A  scheme aims to help house buyers.

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 Conservation and environment


-   A view of old Groby that hasn't changed in 200 years.

-   Conservation area review  Read about the Borough Council  review. 

-   Green spaces consultation  March 2011



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Groby Spotlight links


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Scams
-   Would you pay the Cryptolocker ransom? Cryptolocker is ransomeware - would you pay?

-   Cold call computer support  It could be a scam. Read all about it and stay safe
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Charities

-  New Rotary branch includes Groby  A new Rotary Club branch has been formed.  
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More news
  Parking meter at Stamford Arms introduced in August 2013.


-   Sewer plan will help householders 
  Read what it means for you.

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Planning issues


-   The Rookery Public Inquiry July 2013

-   Wind turbine row March2013
-   The chill wind that blows from Westminster  
The latest developments in the Bloors saga
    
     or the full decision document and  earlier articles
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-   When is a plan not a plan?  
A  development  near Groby has been approved by Eric Pickles

-   The New Homes Bonus  
How will it work? 
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                              Groby bus services                                              
 

 -    Groby  bus timetables  Click to check the timetables.Click here for the story and more photos about the Malta bus service taken over by Arriva.
-   New bus service withdrawn March 2010
-   Arriva 26 -  should the route have changed  or the timetable? More
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-   Santa spotted in Groby    Watch the video.