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A Flick Down Memory Lane, Free Event on Sunday 3rd December 2017, Loughborough

Posted: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:25

Loughborough Students' Union Action volunteers are hosting a free event : A Flick Down Memory Lane on Sunday 3rd December from 2pm to 5pm at the Cope Auditorium, Epinal Way, Loughborough.

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#IFeelBetterWhen Wellbeing Matters - Free Event on Saturday 2nd December 2017, University of Leicester

Posted: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:14

The Yellow Book and the University of Leicester's Wellbeing Matters campaign are offering a FREE event that is taking place at the University of Leicester's brand new Centre for Medicine, The George Davies Centre, on Saturday 2nd December 2017, beginning at 10 am.

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Mental Health in the Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Tues 21st November, 6pm - 8pm, University of Leicester

Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:32

The event is part of the 8th Leicester Doc Film Festival (running from 1st – 30th November), brought to you by the Documentary Media Centre and the College of Life Sciences 'Wellbeing Matters' campaign.

It coincides with Documentary Media Month and falls on World Television Day, which focuses on the importance of television in the freedom of expression and cultural diversity.

You can register your attendance through the following Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-in-the-media-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-tickets-39484388870

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Be Winter Ready

Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:54

Western Power Distribution in conjunction with the Energy Networks Association launch the Be Winter Ready campaign.

Tags: Health, winter, campaign, Community

Government Planning Consultation - Neighbourhood Planning

Posted: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:02

Don't miss your chance to have a say. We are seeking Network Member views on the two Neighbourhood Planning questions asked within the Government's 'Planning for the right homes in the right places' consultation.

To vote on each question visit the Members Area at http://www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/np/members-area.html#poll-845416. Don't forget you will need to be logged in to access this area. The vote will closed on 7th November 2017 and responses will then be submitted to the Government on behalf of Network Members.

Tags: Consultation, Neighbourhood Planning Legislation, housing

Communities Summit, 9th Nov 2017, 5:30-8pm, County Hall, Glenfield, LE3 8RA

Posted: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:38

This event is an opportunity for community members to get involved and work with Leicestershire County Council to take the Communities Strategy forward and to make it a reality.

Any queries, please e mail: leicestershirecommunities@leics.gov.uk

Tags: Communities Summit

Leicestershire Interfaith Forum Conference, 7th Dec 2017, 6pm-8.30pm, County Hall, Glenfield, LE3 8RA

Posted: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:16

This year's Inter Faith Forum Conference is on Thursday, 7th December at County Hall. The theme for the evening is the relationship between faith and community cohesiveness; the conference will seek to explore how communities are challenges and how faith and belief communities in particular can be better prepared for, and respond to, some of these challenges.

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RCC Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Achievement Awards 2017

Posted: Sat, 28 Oct 2017 10:20

Awards ceremony celebrates Community Managed Libraries

Fleckney Community Library won the "Best Community Library" category at the 2017 RCC Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Achievement Awards dinner held at the King Power stadium on the 26th October. They were one of three libraries shortlisted from 12 applications, the other finalists were Bottesford and Rothley Community Libraries. The libraries are part of a network of over 30 libraries managed by volunteers with support from Leicestershire County Council.

Tags: Community Managed Libraries, Fleckney Community Library, Bottesford Community Library, Rothley Community Library, RCC, Awards

Consultation on proposed changes to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) and mainstream Home to School Transport Policies

Posted: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:30

LCC provides transport to nursery and school/college for approximately 400 children with SEN under five, and between the ages of 16-19.

Proposals being considered are:

  • Reducing the level of discount available to children and young people from low income families for transport to nursery and post 16 education
  • To stop offering council arranged taxis and minibuses to transport SEN students to post 16 education and offer a Personal Transport Budget instead
  • To stop providing transport to post 16 education for eligible mainstream post 16 students

Consultation link is www.leicestershire.gov.uk/school-transport-policy-changes and deadline: 21st December 2017

Tags: Consultation

Consultation on Melton Mowbray Distributor Road

Posted: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:20

Melton Mowbray's town centre suffers from traffic congestion especially during peak commuting times. LCCl has worked closely with Melton Borough Council and partners to develop a recommended route for the creation of a distributor road around the outskirts of the town. The distributor road forms a key part of the draft Melton Local Plan which sets out a vision for sustainable growth in the Borough until 2036.

The recommended route will help to reduce congestion within Melton Mowbray's town centre and provide access to future housing and employment growth areas. The attached consultation brochure contains information on the scheme.

Tags: Consultation