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Christmas Tree Festival 2021

Christmas Tree Festival 2021

St Martins Church - Desford

18th Christmas Tree Festival

Come along. there will be seasonal refreshments, a Christmas hamper raffle, children's activities and entertainment

Join the choir in singing your favourite carols.

Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 12:33 by Martin Broomhead

Advance Notice of Closure - Pickards Recreation Park

Advance Notice of Closure - Pickards Recreation Park

Some of the play Equipment in Pickards Recreation ground is being replaced. To accommodate the installation the park will be CLOSED for up to a week (hopefully less) from Monday the 29th of November.

We are aware that this is a well used park and this will be disappointing for some residents but it is important for safety reasons

Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 12:22 by Martin Broomhead

Desford Parish Council participates in the University of Leicester Poppy Pilgrimage

Desford Parish Council participates in the University of Leicester Poppy Pilgrimage

On Remembrance Sunday in 2018, the University of Leicester embarked on a mission to honour those who lost their lives and made sacrifices during the War, with a commitment to lay 100 wreaths across memorial sites in Leicestershire and Rutland. In 2018, eleven current students laid wreaths in the local area, following a dedication service at the University with speeches by Sir David Attenborough and Sir Peter Soulsby. In 2019, a further 15 sites were covered as part of the project. More »

The pilgrimage resumed this year and former parishioners of Desford who lost their lives through conflict were honoured.

The service (on the 1st of November) was led by three current university students who are part of the university Army Cadet Unit, following graduation all three are due to take up places at Sandhurst. Clllrs Pat Crane and Colin Oakes attended the service on behalf of the Parish Council » Less

Posted: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 16:24 by Martin Broomhead