Wednesday 19 March, Ibstock Palace Community Centre
Tea dances will be taking place across the county to show the importance of eating healthy food and how older people can improve their quality of life.
Leicestershire County Council will be celebrating with tea dances to show the importance of eating good healthy food and how by making small changes to eating and drinking habits, older people can improve their quality of life.
To book a place between 2pm – 4.30pm please call 01530 262400
Tickets are £3.50 and include an afternoon tea of sandwiches, cake and drinks. Free advice on nutrition and hydration, along with health & wellbeing packs and a raffle will also be available. More »
For more information visit: www.nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk
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FIT FOR THE FUTURE
Improving Community Health Services for Patients in Ashby
You are invited to have your say on proposals to make Ashby community health services fit for the future. From Thursday 6 February 2014 the West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are asking people to pick one of two options and provide their comments on the future of the community health services provided from Ashby and District Hospital.
Community health services are about non-emergency, non-critical care, including those delivered in hospital and people’s homes. More »
The consultation is being run by the CCG, which plans and purchases local healthcare, and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), which provides the community health services in the county.
Details about the need for changes can be viewed here
This consultation is not about making cuts and saving money. It is about providing the right care, in the right place, when people need it, while making sure the money available does all of those things as effectively as possible.
HAVE YOUR SAY
CCG would like you to look at the consultation document , which tells you about current services and how they are used, and asks you to choose between two options for the future and to add your own comments.
For printed copies of the consultation document and questionnaire, with a Freepost reply address, please call our Engagement Team on 0116 295 4183 or email email@example.com.
Public consultation events are being held to discuss the issues and options, hear what others are saying, and to have your own say:
5 March 2014, 2.30pm – 4pm, The Royal Hotel, Station Road, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2GP (registration and refreshments from 2pm)
5 March 2014, 6.30pm – 8pm, The Royal Hotel, Station Road, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2GP (registration and refreshments from 6pm
To register for one of these events please click here
The consultation ends at midnight on Sunday 6 April, 2014. » Less
MOIRA CANAL FESTIVAL
This year's festival is due to take place over the weekend of SATURDAY 17th & SUNDAY 18th May (only 3½ months away). It is, therefore, time to start the processing of enlisting volunteers to staff the various access gates to the site.
If you would like to show your support for Moira Canal and would like to volunteer to support the festival on 2014, please contact Steve Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org, before the end of MARCH. Details about the volunteering opportunities can be viewed below. More information about the festival can be found at www.moiracanalfestival.co.uk More »
Although the festival provides two great days of entertainment, fun and pleasure, for the local and wider communities, there is a more serious side to the event and that is to make money to fund a number of things including : the running of the festival itself, ensuring that future festivals can take place, the upkeep of the furnace site along with the Moira section of the Ashby Canal and, ultimately, the further renovation works required to eventually re-link Moira to the rest of the canal network.
As fund raising is important it is therefore essential that we make every effort to collect as much money as possible particularly at the points of entry to the site and it this aspect where our Gate Volunteers are of maximum value to the whole event.
The layout, of the festival site, means that there are 7 potential access points where we can collect entrance fees and all of these points need to be continuously covered, from 9:30 in the morning until 4.00 in the afternoon (i.e. six and a half hours) , on both days. Ideally we would like to have an average of two people, at any one time, in attendance at each gate so you can see that this requires a serious number of volunteers to ensure that we get maximum coverage.
Generally speaking we would ask volunteers to commit to a two hour (or up to a maximum of three and a half hour) tour of duty, but even one hour can be a valuable contribution, and this can be on either Saturday, Sunday or even both days, depending upon whatever suits your availability and whatever time you can spare.
We have broken the days down into the following, very flexible, slots to enable us to plan the gate coverage :
Saturday 17th May
[09:30 until 12:00] / [12:00 until 14:00] / [14:00 until 16:00]
[09:30 until 13:00] / [13:00 until 16:00]
Sunday 18th May
[09:30 until 12:00] / [12:00 until 14:00] / [14:00 until 16:00]
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The Tree Council has funds available to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned orchard planting projects during National Tree Week, 29 November to 7 December 2014.
Schools and community groups are eligible for funding, but must meet to the following criteria:
•Children under the age of 16 must be actively involved in the planting process.
•Planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership.
•The School or Community Group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs.
•Apple and pear trees on selected root stocks are the only trees eligible for funding.
•Planting must take place during National Tree Week.
The fund is open to projects where the total tree planting costs are between £100 and £700. More »
Eligible costs include the cost of the trees and any reasonable cost of necessary supports and aids: stakes, ties, guards, fertiliser, mulch and soil amelioration (where conditions make this appropriate). The project costs should total at least £100 in order for the application to be eligible for consideration.
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2014. » Less