East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Leicester City CCG and West Leicestershire CCG are planning to develop GP out of hours and NHS phone support services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and commission them from a single provider.
They are keen to understand the views of patients, the public and stakeholders about our plans, particularly what works and what doesn’t work in current services. At the moment phone support is via the NHS Direct number, but a new 111 service will soon be in place. More »
They are therefore organising workshops on
1) Wednesday 29th May between 6.30 pm and 8.00pm at:
Venue: John Storer House
Address: Ward's End, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3HA
Tel: 01509 631750
2) Tuesday 4th June between 6.30 pm and 8.00pm at:
Venue: Welland Park Academy
Address: Welland Park Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 9DR
Telephone: 01858 464 795
Light refreshments will be served from 6.00pm and there will be full disabled access.
If you would like to attend, please reply by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include in your reply which organisation you represent (if applicable) or telephone her on 0116 295 4183. Please also let her know if you have any special requirements.
For further information, please contact:
Communications and Engagement
Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
T: 0116 295 4133
St John’s House
30 East Street
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If you have a food or drink business in Leicestershire, don’t miss the opportunity of getting involved in this year’s Leicester and Leicestershire Food Fortnight.
Over 55 individual businesses took part in last year’s initiative to raise the profile of food and drink in the county – and there were a staggering 75 individual food-based events for people to visit. Businesses reported increased footfall and sales and more importantly their visibility in the community was raised with a national and local PR campaign, online listings on the dedicated website and entry into the Leicester Mercury Events Guide – which is all free to the businesses and community groups taking part. More »
Work on this year’s Food Fortnight has already started and Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council are calling for all food and drink businesses or community groups in Leicester and Leicestershire to get in touch. Could you hold a special event? Could you offer customers tastings of local produce or hold demonstrations? Could you offer a special offer or promotion during the Fortnight? What could you do to raise the profile of your business by being involved in this year’s Food Fortnight? Could you organise an event for your local community – perhaps celebrating its local or heritage foods? We are open to ideas and would love to hear from you.
Comments from some of last year’s businesses:
Pete Gardner, Chocolate Alchemy, Loughborough
“Every chocolate tasting session I did was fully booked and I promoted it with a poster in my shop window for a couple of days on top of the promotion in the Leicester Mercury and online. I would definitely do it again next year as it is a very good way for me to promote my business in the run up to Christmas.”
Ted Tann-Watson, Organiser of Donisthorpe Apple Day
“We had a turnout of over 300 people to our event – the best ever. We were delighted with the coverage both in the Leicester Mercury events guide and on promotional posters and fliers, which really helped encourage visitors to our event, from all over the County. I would definitely take part in the Food Fortnight again in the future.
Jessica Edmonds, Born and Bread – Bread-making Demonstrations, Hinckley
“My event was booked up immediately the Events Guide came out. I would definitely take part in Food Fortnight again as it really helped to raise my profile.”
For information about getting involved in this year’s event, please contact Rachel Dorsett, Silver Pear Communications on 01476 879215 or 07584 166629 » Less
Leicestershire County Council has made available £320,000 per year for local communities to invest in local improvement of their choice. The funding is available through the 25 Community Forums.
This Community Forum Budget is not a regular grant fund, because local residents are involved in all aspects of the process and they will be making the decision which projects should receive a share of the funds.
Community groups can put forward project ideas for which they are seeking funding. All those project proposals are then made available on the forum’s website so residents can view and comment on them. The community groups and other local residents then come together for a Decision Night to discuss the projects and vote for their favourites. More »
All proposals will benefit from advice by a panel of experts, including advice on further sources of funding.
Don’t miss out! Dates for your diaries:
Submit a Project Proposal: 28th May 2013
View and Comment: 29th May 2013
Register your interest to attend: 18th June 2013
Decision Night: 25th June 2013
Information about how to apply, view and comment on projects and register your interest to attend your local Decision night is available on your forum homepage. You can also call 0116 305 7034 for more information. » Less
Leicestershire County Council Leader Nick Rushton and Melton Borough Council Deputy Leader Pam Posnett will be meeting residents in Melton Mowbray.
Date: Tuesday 26th February 2013
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Melton Market Place
If you are unable to attend, send your views to email@example.com or Pam.Posnett@leics.gov.uk