Information for parish councils and communities

Events and training

Workshops and training (including presentations from workshops and training we've run recently).

Free adult education courses

Leicestershire Adult Learning Service (LALS) have teamed up with the Waste Initiatives team to offer another round of free classes on waste reduction for the 2021-22 academic year. They will be held at venues across the county from September. Classes will include:

  • Healthy Eating – Zero Waste: a ten-week course where you’ll be cooking along with your course tutor and classmates. You will learn how to cook healthy meals from scratch and to bulk out meals using vegetables and pulses, as well as how to make the most of your leftovers, thereby creating zero waste

  • Textile reuse: a series of five-week courses exploring how reusing old garments and fabrics to make new things is not only good for the environment, it can help you to save money too. Topics include make a tote bag, make a skirt, reuse old jeans, make a shift dress and make soft furnishings
  • Reduce your use of single use plastics: one-off two-hour classes looking at how we can reduce our use of single-use plastics and how best to reuse or dispose of the plastics that we do have

More information and booking details can be found on our GoLearn! adult learning course page or by calling 0800 988 0308.


Traffic management workshop

Planning workshop - available soon

Events planning

If you're planning an event, contact Please give us 12 weeks notice.

Information for future planned events

Please note this information:

  • We understand that people and organisations may want to hold public events in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland once social distancing restrictions start to be lifted
  • Those events could be for celebration, commemoration or existing planned annual events that may indicate life is returning to normal and/or support recovering local economies and communities
  • However, we cannot lose sight of the fact that some form of social distancing guidance is likely to be in effect for many months, probably into next year, and the whole purpose of social distancing is to save lives
  • Therefore, agencies will carefully consider requests to hold public events and weigh up a range of factors including the risks to public health, impacts on the highway network and any possible community and economic benefits
  • Agencies will only support events if sufficient resources are available as it is expected that public events will need more planning, support, and management than in the past because of social distancing requirements
  • Agencies will not offer any level of support to those events not following Government guidance
  • If support cannot be provided, agencies may work with communities to find solutions but the risk to public health will be the key deciding factor
  • Agencies are already developing plans about how they might manage and support public events in the future, such as by encouraging event organisers to consider social distancing and the latest Government guidance in their event planning
  • Very few, if any events are expected to take place over the summer period and agencies are anticipating that this could extend until the end of the year