The library now has an Advent window display that you may have seen around the village.
It will be lit up from today so do drop by and take a look!
The village itself does not have a local foodbank.
What we do have though is a collection point for any donations to local foodbanks.
The Free Church at the top of Church Road accepts donations. They ask people to bring items to the side door (in Church Road) and ring the bell on a Tue-Thu in the mornings when the office is open.
That food then goes on to one of the local Food Banks, Braunstone, South Leicester or Hinckley.
There is also a lady in the village who advertises regular collections for the Braunstone Food Bank on the Kirby Muxloe Village Notice Board Group on Facebook
If you can afford to give anything please do.
As a result of the above resignations, we now have two vacancies for Trustee positions. Current Trustees have a wide range of skills, but we need in particular people with accountancy, IT and marketing/PR experience. Most importantly though, we need people who are enthusiastic and committed, with loads of ideas and the willingness to transform ideas into actuality. Trustee Steering Group meetings take place monthly under normal circumstances and there is a commitment to attend these meetings when at all possible. If you would like to join a group of friendly people who share a strong commitment to the development of community cohesion and development in Kirby Muxloe, then ring Liz Collisnon (Secretary) on 0116 2393332 for an informal chat, or contact her by email at lizcollinson1941@ gmail.com
We are really sorry to announce that Jan & Dave Cooper have resigned their positions as Trustees of Kirby Muxloe Library & Community Hub. Jan & Dave have been crucial figures in the development of KML&CH since it started some three years ago, Jan acting as our very efficient Treasurer, and Dave taking responsibility for all sorts of things, including setting up and maintaining the public computers, operating our very complex heating system, doing the artwork and many, many other things. The good news is that they will continue to be volunteers when things return to normal. We will miss their presence on the Steering Group and wish them all the very best for the future. We wouldn’t have managed half as well without them!
LCC have decided that Libraries should be closed during the second period of lockdown. Therefore we shall be closed from now until 2nd December, subject to prevailing conditions at the time. We hope to open again on Thursday 3rd December, 2.00 – 4.00.
The book-drop is closed for the duration. Note that all current book loans will be extended until 7th December and no fines will be incurred.
Garden waste collections in the District of Blaby will be suspended for two weeks from Monday 16 November due to staff shortages as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
A number of the waste collection crew are required to self isolate as part of the national test and trace effort. As a result, the Council has taken a decision to suspend its garden waste collection service for a two week period from Monday 16 to Friday 27 November 2020.
The health and safety of residents and employees is Blaby District Council’s highest priority and whilst every effort has been made to minimise disruption, the staff shortages will impact on service delivery in the short to medium term.
Suspending the garden waste service will help the Council to focus resources so that refuse and recycling collections can continue as normal.
Councillor David Freer, Corporate Services and Neighbourhood Services Portfolio Holder, said: “The decision to suspend the garden waste collection service for two weeks has not been taken lightly.
“This sensible approach is needed to keep our collections teams safe, and to protect our refuse and recycling collections so that they continue as normal.
“I’d ask residents to keep an eye on our website and our social media for updates.”
Residents are being asked to help reduce the spread of the virus by washing hands and sanitising bin handles before and after touching wheelie bins or rubbish bags. Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before and after handling waste containers helps to keep residents, their families and and waste collection crews safe.
This poem was written by Kirby Lad, a Library volunteer. We thought you would like to see it. It is very much a poem for our times.
Sometimes the Earth deigns to remind us, busy as we are,
That any power we think we have is dwarfed by hers (so far).
Let’s not forget the simple truth, we’re drawn from mother Earth,
The same star stuff that made our planet formed us at our birth.
How is it that we came to this, forgetful of our place
As part of nature’s pool of life, neglected in our haste
To get there first, to have it all, destroying as we go
The building blocks of sky above, the soil and sea below.
So here we stand so strong and tall, commanding land and sea,
On high o’er all the worldly creatures that the eye can see.
But hold that thought, as once again, a scene played out before,
Repeats itself, to pause our step, to test our will once more.
A beast we cannot see at all;, in absence of a scope.
One feared before arrives unseen, to take away our hope.
And once again our dread of foes invisible will rise/.
We fear the spread to fellow men will lead to our demise.
With every second counting, each man fighting for his life,
Resources found and hoarded, never mind the cost of strife.
The planet meanwhile, keeping silent vigil over all,
Content to count the years in billions, even as we brawl.
Yet even as the quiet days begin to frame our lives,
Here is the news, it’s been declared, something can help us thrive,
That time spent close to nature, in the forest, on the beach,
Can help to mend our broken spirits, help to heal the breach.
And further yet, as if by magic, pictures sent from space
Show mother Earth in cleaning mode while we pause in our race.
The skies are clearing, air is fresh, repairs are under way
The lid flies off Pandora’s box and hope enters the fray.
Please note that, as of today, acting on Leicestershire County Council advice, the Library will be closed for the foreseeable future. This is very regrettable but we have no option. We will let you know when we are able to re-open. In the meantime, we wish all Kirby Muxloe residents the very best in these difficult circumstances and urge you all to take care and stay safe.
Please note that, due to current circumstances, the Memories of our Childhood meetings have been postponed. We will let you know when normal service is resumed.