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Healthier in Mind Event - 27th September 2017

Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:47

Better Care Together would like to hear your views and find out what is important to you.

Local communities are invited to a free mental health event, hosted by health and social care providers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, to help shape future mental health support.

Better Care Together partners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) launched the 'Healthier in Mind' conversation in June this year, to better understand what local people need. The survey received nearly 1000 responses.

The event will be held on 27 September at NSPCC, Gilmour Close, Leicester, LE4 1EZ . It's an opportunity to find out more about what people said in the Healthier in Mind survey, and to help shape the future of mental health services.

It will feature a range of activities to get involved in, as well as the opportunity to talk to key people from the organisations that are responsible for local mental health care and services.

To register your attendance, visit www.healthierinmind.eventbrite.co.uk

Tags: Mental Health, Events

International Week Of The Deaf 18th - 24th Sept 2017

Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:28

The theme of the week is ''Full inclusion with sign language'' - campaign and help raise awareness of the need to use sign language widely within society.

Tags: Community

Make the most of your computer

Posted: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:40

This is an 8 week course that starts on Tuesday 10th October 2017 and costs £40 and will be held at AgeUK Clarence House, Humberstone Gate, Leicester.

Tags: Community, Training

Draft Communities Strategy - Your Views

Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:22

Last few days to give your views and comment on the Leicestershire Draft Communities Strategy.

To make sure that your views are included comments must be made by 31st August 2017.

Visit our Have Your Say page for details.

Tags: Consultation

Get involved in community kitchens in Leicestershire

Posted: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:25

Leicestershire County Council has received £20,000 from Sainsbury's to help tackle food waste across the county.

Investment was secured from the supermarket giants under its Waste less, Save more initiative, and the council is launching three community kitchens as part of a scheme to get people thinking about what food they throw away at home. The county council is looking for residents to take part in a free 10-week course, starting Monday, 4 September, designed for participants to use the facilities to eat and socialise together, while learning and sharing tips on how to reduce food waste and save money.

These will open in Earl Shilton, Barwell and Wykin. As well as urging people to sign up to the 10-week course, the county council is encouraging people to volunteer and keep the community kitchens running after the initial 10 week course, so that other people can participate and learn how to make the most of their food.

Councillor Pain added: "This is a vital role in helping to tackle food waste issues in the future.

"Volunteers will welcome new people to the kitchen, help to prepare and serve food, demonstrate how to store and freeze foods properly, help people to portion properly and reduce the amount of food that they waste in their homes, saving them money on their food bills."

Sainsbury's put out a nationwide call to communities to take part in the next phase of their Waste less, Save more campaign following a twelve-month trial in Swadlincote, Derbyshire last year.

The firm offered an overall grant pot of one million pounds to communities looking to provide innovative ways to help households cut food waste.

Paul Crewe, Sainsbury's head of sustainability, said: "We've learnt a huge amount as a result of our 12-month pilot and we are really excited to be rolling out the next phase of Waste less, Save more.

"We've learnt a lot about how we can help households waste less food and save money, but we're now casting our net wider to see what innovative ways communities up and down the country do to tackle food waste."

Anyone interested in volunteering or taking part in the 10-week course can email wasteprevention@leics.gov.uk or ring 0116 305 7005.

Tags: Funding, Grants, Consultation, Neighbourhood Planning Legislation

HS2 Public Information Events - Sept 2017

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:52

HS2 Public Information Events - Sept 2017

HS2 Ltd are holding a number of information events for residents, businesses, landowners and other interested stakeholders along the Phase 2b line of route. You will be able to find out how the design for the route will be developed and the environmental impacts assessed. Attendees will also be able to discuss how the timetable for Phase 2b is progressing and the process by which stakeholders will have the opportunity to have their say.

Events taking place locally:-

Wednesday 13th September 2017 - 14:00hrs to 20:00hrs Measham Leisure Centre, 22 High Street, Measham, DE12 7HR

Thursday 21st September 2017 - 14:00hrs to 20:00hrs West Park Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AA

Monday 25th September 2017 - 14:00hrs to 20:00hrs Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel, 33 Packington Hill, Kegworth, DE74 2DF

Please check www.gov.uk/hs2 for any changes to event details. You can also visit the website for details about other information events and the information being presented.

Tags: HS2, Events

Draft Leicestershire Communities Strategy

Posted: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:54

Leicestershire County Council's Communities team is carrying out informal engagement of Leicestershire's draft Communities Strategy and are keen to hear the views, thoughts and opinions of Leicestershire residents.

Tags: Consultation

Congratulations North Kilworth

Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:59

Congratulations to North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan on their successful referendum. The referendum, which took place on Thursday 20th July 2017, saw a turnout of 28.97% with the following results:-

117 - YES VOTES
19 - NO VOTES

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning

Congratulations Hungarton

Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:55

Congratulations to Hungarton Neighbourhood Plan on their successful referendum. The referendum, which took place on Thursday 20th July 2017, saw a turnout of 48.2% with the following results:-

87 - YES VOTES
7 - NO VOTES

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning

Congratulations Lubenham

Posted: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:43

Congratulations to Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan on their successful referendum. The referendum, which took place on Thursday 20th July 2017, saw a turnout of 24.59% with the following results:-

212 - YES VOTES
15 - NO VOTES

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning