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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:-


Tags: Neighbourhood Planning

SHIRE Grant Funding for Carers Projects

Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:03

An opportunity has presented itself through Leicestershire County Council's Adults & Communities Department, to help community organisations in Leicestershire to provide support to carers.

Additional funding will be administered through the Council's existing SHIRE Community Grants programme, to enable more community-based support to be provided to carers.

A maximum one-off grant of up to £5,000 is available for community projects in the 2017-18 financial year

Tags: Funding, Grants, Carers

DRAFT Leicestershire Communities Strategy

Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:18

Leicestershire County Council have launched the Draft Leicestershire Communities Strategy and are keen to hear your views on their priorities and vision.

To view the Strategy and submit your comments visit www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/have-your-say

Tags: Consultation, Community

FIRST Active for 13-17yr Olds - Coalville

Posted: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:24

Are you aged between 13-17 and sometimes feel worried, overthink or quickly get frustrated with yourself about things? If so, this is the programme for you.

FIRST Active is a fun, interactive programme, designed so that you can try a range of activities without feeling out of your depth.

For further information please view the attached poster below.

Tags: Events, Youth

Techy Tea Party

Posted: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:06

Age UK are running a number of sessions providing support to people on how to use their smart-phone, tablets and laptops.

Venue: Howe Road Community Lounge, Brookes Lane Whitwick

Tuesday 18th 25th July 10.00am – 12.00am

Tuesday 1st 8th August 10.00am – 12.00am

Further information is provided on the attach leaflet.

Tags: Community, training, ICT

Have Your Say on the Draft Leicestershire Communities Strategy

Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:30

We are keen to hear your views on the Strategy, our priorities, and our overarching vision for Leicestershire. Between June and September 2017, a series of conversations and engagement events are planned with a range of stakeholders and communities. The aim of this engagement process is to explore opportunities for greater participation and involvement in the delivery of the Strategy.

There are a number of questions that we would like you to consider; perhaps thinking about how you could help provide solutions or things we need to consider if we are to achieve our vision together, including what actions need to take place.

To view the Strategy CLICK HERE or to view the Easy Read version CLICK HERE

To leave your comments visit: www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/have-your-say

Tags: Community

East Midlands Funders Forum Bulletin

Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:20

The June E Bulletin from East Midlands Funders Forum (EMFF) contains funding updates and other relevant information for the East Midlands

Tags: East midlands Funders Forum, EMFF, Funding, Grants

Making the most of your local heritage - training, 10 July 2017

Posted: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:18

Neighbourhood Planning: making the most of your local heritage - training, 10 July 2017

Neighbourhood Planning groups and parish councils in Leicestershire and Rutland are invited to 'Neighbourhood Planning: making the most of your local heritage'. This training workshop takes place on Monday 10 July 2017 at Rothwell, near Kettering.

The workshop will help you understand evidence for your local historic environment, and use it to develop policies for your Neighbourhood Plan which preserve the character of your place. It will feature practice as well as theory, and input from the statutory adviser Historic England.

Further details can be found in the attached flyer. Places are £40 per delegate, or £60 for two per Neighbourhood Plan and you can book a place by contacting Rebecca Breakwell on 01604 765888 or email Rebecca.breakwell@northantsacre.org.uk

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, Training

On-line NHS Health Services

Posted: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:00

We're asking for you to help create a new secure health account website for people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Your feedback could win you a £50 iTunes voucher

Tags: Health, NHS

SHIRE Climate Change Grant Launch

Posted: Thu, 18 May 2017 13:29

Leicestershire County Council's SHIRE Community Climate Change grants scheme has been re-launched for 2017-18.

Groups and organisations are being encouraged to apply to help them to reduce their carbon emissions by improving their community buildings.

The grant fund is for community projects in Leicestershire (not Leicester City or Rutland) that help to improve the energy efficiency of community buildings and make local environmental changes to help reduce carbon emissions.

Tags: Funding, Grants, Community Buildings, SHIRE Climate Change Grant