Thurlaston Carnival

Thurlaston Carnival 2016

Fibre broadband has arrived in Thurlaston

More than 60,000 homes and businesses across Leicestershire now have access to fibre broadband, thanks to the county council’s £18.8 million Superfast Leicestershire project. Now that fibre broadband is in Thurlaston, over 280 homes and businesses can upgrade to high-speed fibre broadband. A new cabinet (green box by the side of the road) has been enabled which means the properties served by this cabinet can now upgrade. To find out if your property or business can upgrade please use the line checker and view the coverage map or contact your broadband supplier.

There are lots of benefits for both residents and businesses; for example everything online will be quicker, so if you use services such as iPlayer you won’t waste time while the program buffers. Or, if you have several people in a house using the internet at the same time, there won’t be a drop in service. Alternatively, if you work from home where you regularly download and upload large files or you need to share assets and collaborate with colleagues on documents in real time, require high quality video conferencing or upload web site content then you’ll also benefit.

What is superfast fibre broadband?

Superfast fibre broadband is the new generation of broadband – much faster, more reliable and it uses a different technology.

Whilst most traditional broadband (known as ADSL) is delivered via copper telephone lines, superfast fibre broadband uses fibre optic cable as part of the link between the customer and the telephone exchange. Through this people can access download speeds of up to 50Mbps.

There are three simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1) Visit the line checker on the Superfast Leicestershire website

Step 2) Review your current broadband contract and research potential broadband providers.

Step 3) Contact your chosen broadband provider and arrange the upgrade.

What happens if I don’t upgrade?

If you choose not to upgrade to superfast fibre broadband, you’ll be able to continue using your existing broadband service as normal.

For more information please visit:

Peckleton Concert

On Sunday 1st May the Leicestershire classical guitarist and composer Yvonne Bloor will be performing in the wonderful acoustic setting of Peckleton Church. The programme will comprise works by John Dowland, the Schubert-inspired 'Sonata Romantica' by Manuel Maria Ponce, and Benjamin Britten's 'Nocturnal after John Dowland', which is considered one of the most influential works for classical guitar written in the twentieth century.

Yvonne is a very accomplished classical guitar performer, having studied with Professor Michael Lewin of the Royal Academy of Music and the eminent guitarists Nicola Hall and Craig Ogden, principal lecturer in guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music. Her playing career has included concerts both in the UK and abroad, broadcasts on BBC Radio, and master class performances. She also lectures on guitar at Trinity College London and contributes monthly articles on guitar playing for Guitar International Magazine.

The concert starts at 4pm. Tea and cakes will be served from 3.30pm (the concert has no interval).

Tickets are £6 for all adults, but free for Under 18s. Tickets are available on the door or by email at . Anyone interested in future concerts at Peckleton (LE9 7RA) can sign up to a mailing list at

Christmas Lights

The lights on the Christmas Tree at the top of
Tyers Close
will be switched on at
6.30 pm on Tuesday the 8th of December.

All are welcome to join in by singing carols
and to follow on to the
Elephant and Castle
for mince pies and mulled wine afterwards.

Harvest Weekend