22nd November 2012, 5.00pm – 8.00pm, St. Francis Community Centre, Tudor Road, Hinckley, LE10 0EQ
Purpose of the event
The primary purpose of the Community Relations Forum is to work towards eliminating discrimination, and building community relationships to be proud of in Hinckley and Bosworth. In enabling this, we hold regular FREE events, usually around a topical theme, to bring together representatives, groups and individuals, to better understand what we all do, to explore how we can work better together, and share and use our resources more efficiently. More »
The theme for this event is VOLUNTEERING IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Following on from the Olympics, and the well deserved recognition of the role of the Games Makers, and our own Olympic inspired event back in June, we also want to profile and celebrate the contribution of the valued work of the many volunteers working across our Borough.
The support of volunteers makes a fundamental difference to the quality of life for people within our community, and particularly those who are most vulnerable. During the evening you will hear about the plethora of opportunities to get involved in supporting your local community through volunteering, and the benefits for all involved.
Primarily we hope the evening will inspire you to get involved, and with the wealth of opportunities available on your doorstep, hopefully, help you find something that works for you, and enables you to do your bit in supporting others in your community.
The regular ‘getting to know you’ session will once again feature, as we know participants particularly value this part of the evening, as an opportunity to find out about the work of others across the community.
As always our overall aim is to make this event informative, enjoyable and fun. All this plus great FOOD, with great company.
Who should attend?
This FREE event is aimed at everyone who has a role, or feels they/their organisation should have a role, in supporting the elimination of discrimination, and interested in exploring ways to improve the services we deliver.
What we would like you to do before attending the event
Pass this information on to at least one other person and/or organisation. Bring a friend or colleague.
Booking your place
To book your FREE place please contact Sue Widdup on 01455 255854, email susan.widdup@hinckley-bosworth gov.uk, detailing any specific dietary or access requirements. » Less
A Neighbourhood Planning Networking Event will be held at Leicestershire County Council on Tuesday 20th November 2012 starting at 5.30pm.
The workshop is open to any communities thinking about developing a Neighbourhood Plan or that have started one. The workshop will include advice and good practice from current Leicestershire Front Runners on getting started, communication and how to organise a stakeholder event. Speakers include the Department of Communities and Local Government, Local Planning consultants supporting front runners and the Rural Community Council who can provide support and advice during the Neighbourhood Planning process. There will also be an opportunity to network with front runners, local planners and other communities interested in developing a Neighbourhood Plan to share positive experiences that can be recommended or discuss problems that have been encountered and how they were overcome. More »
If you would like to book a place please contact Sophie Davies at Sophie.Davies@leics.gov.uk or Sarah McCartney Sarah.McCartney@leics.gov.uk » Less
On Wednesday 21st November The Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living (LCIL) will be running an event for disabled younger people at the Leicester Tigers Stadium 10am until 6pm. The event is FREE for both the people to attend and the exhibitors. It is being sponsored by Leicester City Council and the NHS.
There will be around 200 exhibitors who will be offering services, products, ideas and opportunities to younger people, but particularly YOUNGER DISABLED PEOPLE (aged 14 - 25). There will be areas that focus on education, training and skills, employment, health and well-being, sports and fitness. There will also be discussion forums and workshops for young people to join in if they wish. More »
To register your interest to attend, exhibit or to find out more:
Telephone: 0116 285 9440
SMS: 07910 864 594
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This year has demonstrated the wide range of risks that the communities of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough can face. We started off the year with heavy snow fall, followed by public sector strikes, threatened strikes by fuel tanker drivers, dry weather leading to a drought finished off with a very wet summer. Heavy rain on June 28th and July 6th caused flooding issues across the borough.
This is one of our biggest risks, and whilst the risk of flooding from rivers and streams is well known, the intense rainfall showed flooding from surface water can occur anywhere. More »
It’s vital that residents are prepared and know how to protect their property where possible.
• Am I living within a flood risk area?
• Is my property below the level of the road/land?
• Do I regularly get large puddles around my land?
• Do I have a cellar?
• Are there floorboards on the ground floor?
• Are there airbricks and other holes in the walls?
• Is there a garage attached to the property?
By becoming more aware of the risks in your area, you can become more resilient to emergencies you may face. Things that might help include;
• Put together a grab bag with essential items
• Create a home emergency plan that includes contact and insurance details
• Sign up to schemes such as the Environment Agency Flood Warning Direct Service and the Met Office Severe Weather Warning Service
For more information on risks, being prepared and opportunities to volunteer visit www.localresilienceforum.org.uk/
Click on link below to view pictures taken of flooding across Hinckley & Bosworth June and July 2012. » Less