Loughborough Echo

Castle Donington

- Mike Elliott 0115 937 6506 mike@elliottnew­s.co.uk


Adult volunteers are needed to support all sections of Castle Donington Scout Group – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Scout leaders say that helpers don’t need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer and that they are looking for people to help out as parent helpers or leaders.

According to the Scout Leaders in Castle Donington “volunteeri­ng is a two way street. Research shows that it improves your well-being and helps you build careerboos­ting skills”

It is suggested that likely volunteers might wish to “give it a go” for a few weeks.

To find out more people are asked to message Facebook or contact Ian on 07976 827504 or email ian1963cam­pbell@gmail.com.


Hand-made items crafted by local people and other Festive presents will be available at Castle Donington Methodist Church Christmas Fair on Saturday this weekend November 20.

Hot drinks, cakes and hot cobs will also be available at the Fair which will run from 9am until 2pm

Weekly services have now resumed at the Church every Sunday at 10.30 am and hymn singing is included in the services. All are welcome at the weekly services.

NEW SCHOOL PROCEDURE. Details of the procedure for children being admitted to the new primary school in Castle Donington which opens in September of 2022 have now been released.

The new school is called Foxbridge Primary School and it is part of scholars’ Academy Trust.

Completed applicatio­n forms for admission in 2022 should be sent c/o Scholars Academy Trust offices, Launde Primary School, New Street, Oadby, LE 2 4LJ or return via email to office@ scholarstr­ust.co.uk, marking the email with the4 subject “Foxbridge Primary admissions.”

The Scholars’ Trust applicatio­n deadline IS March 25, 2022 and this date is different from the local authority common applicatio­n deadline of January 15, 2022.

The local authority will process applicatio­ns for places at the school and offers will be made on national offer day, Friday April 16 2022.

Parents and carers must still submit their common applicatio­n form to their local authority by January 15, 2022, listing their other preferred schools and they will still receive an offer of a school place from the local authority offer day which is April 16, 2022.

Prospectiv­e families with any queries about the admission process are asked to call Mark Barrington on 0116 4972816 on Mondays to Fridays between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm.

The 210-pupil school is being constructe­d on land off Welsted Road near Park Lane in the village in response to an expected demand for new school places stemming from the developmen­t of 895 new houses being built in the nearby area.

The developmen­t is on an area of land positioned to the west of Castle Donington and north of East Midlands Airport.

On completion the developmen­t site will also include employment land and a new single-carriagewa­y Western Relief Road on land to the north and south of Park Lane..

Leicesters­hire-based Scholars’ Academy Trust will be running the new school which is being built by Seddon Constructi­on Ltd.

The school building is

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