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NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group is planning to open a new urgent care centre in the Blaby district area.
Urgent care centres treat patients for injuries and illnesses that require immediate attention, but are not life-threatening and people will be treated by an experienced nurse for a range of minor illnesses and injuries including cuts and bruises, stomach upsets, burns and strains. More »
The centre will offer walk in services and appointments when GP practices are closed on weekday evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays. The centre is planned to open in April 2019.
After listening the views of local people over the summer on what is important to them about the location of a new service, we are now seeking views on which one of two existing buildings at which to locate the centre. We welcome your feedback and would appreciate your support in promoting to your local contacts the opportunity for people to share their views.
Full details of our proposals and survey can be found on our website. The survey will close at 11:45pm on Tuesday 27 November 2018.
We will be out and about with our listening booth over the coming weeks and we encourage people to come along and talk to us to share their views. We will be visiting:
- Monday 05 November 2018, 10am-12pm at Countesthorpe Health Centre
- Wednesday 7 November, 10am-12pm at The Limes Medical Centre
- Monday 12 November 2018,10am-12pm at Hazelmere Medical Centre
- Wednesday 14 November, 8:30am-10:30am at Glenfield Surgery
- Saturday 17 November 2018, 10am-12pm at Blaby Library
- Monday 19 November 2018, 2pm-4pm at Glenfield Library
- Tuesday 20 November 2018, 9am-11am at Northfield Medical Centre
- Thursday 8 November 2018, 3pm-6pm at Enderby Leisure Centre
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Posted: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:11 by Clerk to the Council
Better Care Together Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, a partnership which aims to improve local healthcare services, is inviting people to a series of public events over the next month to find out more about proposals for hospitals and maternity services in Leicester.
People can also hear about other work underway to make care better for patients – including improvements to the healthcare that patients receive at home and in the local community. More »
You are welcome to attend the events. We would also appreciate it if you could share details of the events with your contacts. We have attached a graphic for you to promote the events on your social media channels.
The dates and venues for the events are:
- Monday 29 October, Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough, LE11 3EB
- Tuesday 30 October, Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP
- Thursday 1 November, Civic Centre, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH
- Wednesday 7 November, Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1AB
- Wednesday 14 November, Eyres Monsell Club and Institute, Littlejohn Road, Leicester, LE2 9BL (Drop-in)
- Thursday 15 November, The Three Swans Hotel, 21 High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ
- Monday 19 November, Rutland County Council, Catmose Street, Oakham, LE15 6HP
- Monday 26 November, Sketchley Grange Hotel, Sketchley Lane, Burbage, Hinckley, LE10 3HY
All the events will take place between 5pm and 7.45pm with the exception of Eyres Monsell which will be held 5pm and 6.30pm.
People can drop-in for an informal conversation about NHS services that matter most to them between 5pm and 6pm, or attend the formal presentations and question and answer session commencing at 6pm. You can also attend for the entire event. The Eyres Monsell will be just for drop-in and informal conversation.
Further information about the events is available by visiting bettercareleicester.nhs.uk
More about the plans:
The proposals involve reconfiguring the three hospitals currently run by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Those hospitals are the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital.
Under the proposals, acute services (where patients receive short-term treatment for an urgent medical condition or during recovery from surgery) would be moved to Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital. Some non-acute health services would continue to be provided at Leicester General Hospital, including the Leicester Diabetes Centre of Excellence, GP Access Imaging Hub and Stroke Rehabilitation.
Those plans include building a brand new single site maternity hospital at Leicester Royal Infirmary along with a dedicated children's hospital. There are also plans to create a new treatment centre dedicated to planned surgery at Glenfield Hospital. This will mean that fewer operations are cancelled and more wards can be built to treat the increase in patients being seen with heart, chest and lung problems. » Less
Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:03 by Clerk to the Council
An event showcasing the role of a councillor for prospective candidates in the run up to next year's district elections is taking place at the end of October.
Blaby District Council, holding the first event in partnership with North West Leicestershire District Council, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council and Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council as part of the nationwide initiative to encourage potential community leaders in standing as a councillor. More »
The Prospective Councillor Event takes place on Saturday 27 October from 10am-12pm at Blaby District Council offices, Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP
The event is designed to find out what it takes to become a local councillor. Councillors come from all walks of life, age groups and backgrounds, and play a key role in shaping the future of their local communities.
Anyone with a genuine interest in what happens in Blaby District, and who want to represent their local community is welcome to come along to find out more. There is no requirement to be a member of a political party to attend
With District Elections for the 2019-2023 term on Thursday 02 May 2019, residents will have the opportunity to find out more about all aspects of being a Councillor including:
- The nomination process and standing for election
- The role of a Councillor – what is expected
- Support available from the Council, including allowances and training
Councillor Terry Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council, said: "This event, including the ones being held around the County will provide an ideal opportunity for those interested in representing their community as a local councillor.
"We will highlight what life as a councillor is like and the positive difference you can make to your community, and we look forward to welcoming you to the event."
Additional events will be held across the County and in early 2019 for anyone unable to attend the 27 October event.
Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:16 by Clerk to the Council
There are currently three vacancies for Parish Councillors.
More details about what the Parish Council does are available in the 'About The Council' section of our website.
Do you care about where you live? Do you want to make a difference to Huncote?
How to Apply
If you would like to become a Parish Councillor for Huncote, please write to/email the Clerk and give a brief précis of your experience, reasons for wanting to be considered and any special areas of interests you may have.
You must be at least 18 years of age on the day you are nominated, a British citizen, a qualifying citizen of a Commonwealth country, a citizen of the Irish Republic, or a citizen of another member state of the European Union.
One of the following criteria must also be fulfilled. You must:
- Be on the electoral register
- Own a property or land for last 12 months in the parish
- Work in the parish in the last 12 months
- Have lived in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres for the last 12 months
For any further information on the work involved or to apply please contact an existing parish councillor or the Parish Clerk on the details at the top of the page.