Leicestershire County Council have today launched a Green Plaque Awards scheme in Leicestershire to recognise and celebrate the county’s rich cultural and historic heritage.
The countywide Green Plaque Awards scheme invites local residents to nominate and vote for people/places/events that they think are worthy of commemoration. Based on a set of criteria, they will be able to make nominations covering such themes as:
•Local heroes and famous people
•People/places with cultural and/or heritage connections
•Philanthropists, benefactors and entrepreneurs
•Buildings/places of historic and/or architectural importance.
People commemorated in Green Plaques must have been deceased for at least 20 years. The full Selection Criteria is set out on our website at: www.leics.gov.uk/greenplaques
Residents can nominate either by post, online or by picking up and dropping off a nomination form at any of the county libraries.
-Nominations close on 24 January 2014.
-The nominations will be short-listed to twelve by a panel of experts.
-The public will then be invited to vote for their favourites over a six week period.
-The six people/places with the most votes will then have plaques installed in their honour during a dedicated plaque commemoration event. More »
For more details, please contact Karen Wilde on email@example.com; tel: 0116 305 4112
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Following the last meeting of the Shepshed and Hathern Area Forum, it was agreed that the Forum should write a letter to the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary, Simon Cole, (copied to the Police and Crime Commissioner) asking about plans to close the front desk at Loughborough police station (as covered in the press a short while ago) and whether there was any likelihood of the number of police officers being reduced in the area given the cuts to funding.
This was done, and a response to that letter has now been received. More »
You will also recall that the Forum raised various concerns regarding Loughborough Hospital:
The Forum agreed that a letter outlining these concerns should be sent to the local MP, and to Healthwatch.
We will let you know as and when further updates are received.
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This will take place at Loughborough Town Hall between 11am and 3pm on Thursday, 16th January 2014.
36 exhibitors have already been confirmed so this is a great opportunity for people looking for work, training, guidance in finding a job or setting up their own business.
Anyone is welcome to attend and it would be greatly appreciated if you could help us to spread the word.
If you need any further information, please get in touch with Sarah Rudkin…Tel 0115 3057023 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org More »
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The NHS is reviewing midwifery led maternity services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and we are holding a meeting next Monday 9th December between 10am and 12 noon in Birstall. The three clinical commissioning groups across our counties would value your views so please contact Andy Kemp on 0116 295 4133 or email at email@example.com
We have a child friendly venue and we will provide refreshments and entertainment so please feel free to bring your children along.
Communications and Engagement Manager