Apprenticeships give the chance to get a qualification while learning through on-the-job training. We take on apprentices at County Hall, while the Adult Learning Service offers opportunities with other employers
A school catchment area is an area served by a school. You are more likely to get a place at a school if you live in the catchment area. You can view the catchment area map when you search for a school.
If a service or conduct of a Councillor is unsatisfactory or unacceptable you can make a complaint to the County Council. The process for dealing with the complaint depends on the type and level of the complaint.
Cycling is an affordable way to get around and can help keep you fit. We have maps of cycle routes in the county and also run courses for adults designed to help improve your confidence and ability on a bike.
Fostering gives a child or young person a stable family life if their parents can’t care for them. Our Fostering Team run regular events and can give information on the process and the different types of fostering.
FEEE stands for Free Early Educational Entitlement. It is funding that is available for all 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds towards the cost of childcare. You can find out when your child is eligible.
We cut grass between March and October and publish a schedule so that you can see when grass near you will be cut. We’re responsible for cutting grass on verges, reservations and islands throughout the county.
A highway is a public road. We maintain over 2,500 miles of road across the county and you can tell us about any problems that you notice. We also issue licences to place items, or carry out work on the road.
Household waste is the general everyday rubbish that you and your family produce. You can dispose of household waste through your regular bin collection, or at any of our 14 recycling and household waste sites.
Land charges are searches done when buying a property, usually submitted by the solicitors of the buyer. You can apply for local authority searches online or by post. You can also carry out your own search where we can answer some CON29 enquiries for you.
Leicestershire County Council is a local authority. We are responsible for education, transport, planning, fire and public safety, social care, libraries, waste management and trading standards in Leicestershire.
The park and ride lets you avoid city centre traffic by parking at one of the sites on the routes into Leicester, then getting the bus into the centre. There are 3 sites to park at and busses run regularly.
We run courses to help young and older road users gain more confidence and become safer drivers. We’re also responsible for collecting accident data, to help identify roads where safety improvements are needed.
School holidays are when a school is closed to students. School term dates are the dates that schools are open to students and children must attend. You can view the school holidays and term dates for each school year online.