Celebrating Great Communities - December 2019

Leicestershire County Council hosted a 'Celebrating Great Communities' showcase event at County Hall on 5th December 2019.

The event gave opportunities for delegates to:

  • Hear about different projects, activities and initiatives which are making a positive difference in Leicestershire
  • Hear from inspiring community champions, about how they have made an impact in local communities
  • Attend workshops around developing community buildings; social prescribing; being a resilient community; and how to apply for Lottery funding
  • Network and interact with other like-minded people who share common interests related to social action

More details about the event, including the speaker presentations, can be seen below.


Tackling Loneliness in Leicestershire

The event included the launch of a new approach to Tackling Loneliness in Leicestershire and a new guide to tackling loneliness was shared with delegates, copies of which can be downloaded here and below.


Speaker and Workshop Presentations

Photos from the Event

Speakers for the event from left to right: Mike Sandys (Director of Public Health, LCC), Ann Irving, Louise Richardson CC, Rohini Corfield (VASL) and Sue Steer (Churches Together)

Mrs Louise Richardson CC (Cabinet Lead Member for Equalities, Communities and Rural Partnerships)

Mike Sandys (Director of Public Health and Lead for Great Communities, Leicestershire County Council)

Rohini Corfield from VASL explaining how we can all take little steps to help reduce loneliness in communities.

Ann Irving from Woodhouse Parish giving examples of how she has been an active citizen in her local community for many years

Sue Steer from Churches Together sharing how she was involved in actively engaging with residents in a newly developed community in Lubbesthorpe.

Paul Gadd from The ARC Community Hub describing how he and other local residents came together to raise funding for the construction of a new community centre, in a new housing estate in Shelthorpe, Loughborough.

Oliver Savage from the National Lottery Community Fund sharing details of how community groups can apply for funding from the Lottery.

A selection of displays from the event


For more information about this event, please contact noel.singh@leics.gov.uk, tel: (0116) 3057020.