The people of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland will have the opportunity to see how decisions affecting local hospital services are made in a series of public board meetings.
The first takes place on 27 March 2014 at the Voluntary Action LeicesterShire on Newarke Street in the city centre.
Karl Mayes, Patient and Public Involvement Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said: “By holding our monthly Trust Board meetings away from the hospital, we hope the meetings will be accessible to the people that use our services. It will be a good opportunity to see our senior team in action.” More »
The Board meeting starts at 12.30pm and will finish around 4.30pm.
If you are interested in attending please contact Karl Mayes, patient and public involvement manager, on 0116 258 8685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TEA DANCE AT LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL, Thursday 20th March, 2pm till 4.30pm.
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 at the Loughborough Tea Dance, please call 01509 231914 More »
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.
For more information visit: www.nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk
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The Charnwood Flood Fair had been arranged as a result of concerns arising from Charnwood Area Forum meetings following the floods in 2012.
It was felt that a “one-off” event staged centrally would be the most effective way of addressing the issue, ensuring that all key agencies would be present and able to deal directly with members of the public.
257 people attended the Flood fair, which took place on Thursday 30th January 2014 at Loughborough Town Hall, between 2pm and 7pm. A Thursday afternoon had been selected to co-incide with “Market Day” when many extra people come to town. Promotion and publicity for the event had included regular updates on the Leicestershire Forums’ website, several articles in the “Loughborough Echo”, features on Radio Leicester, a poster campaign, as well as personal invitations to Area Forum members. Over 100 people came through the door in the first hour, which was easily the most popular time, and for the first 90 minutes in particular the venue was very busy. Agencies that attended were positive and very pleased with the turnout. More »
Most people anecdotally were generally very positive about the event, even if they did not have time / inclination to put their views in writing, with just a handful of verbal critics. 115 feedback forms were returned, representing 45%, or just under half, of the total attendees; 84% of those who had experienced flooding at first hand still felt “better informed” through attending this event. For those who had no direct experience of being affected by flooding, the figure was even higher, almost 9 out of every ten people feeling “better informed”. Thanks to all those who gave up their time to come to this successful event, and thanks to all of those agencies who attended and answered questions from members of the public..
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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