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Councils given new powers to hold public meetings remotely

Councils given new powers to hold public meetings remotely

Local authorities in England handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology.

The government have begun to release details about how this can now go ahead from Saturday 4 April 2020 - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/councils-given-new-powers-to-hold-public-meetings-remotely?utm_source=e9e74923-3b23-40ab-b860-508a5e8eee17&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:13 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Government information, Local Information, coronavirus

The Journal - April 2020 Edition

The Journal - April 2020 Edition

As usual The Journal team prepared a copy for April. We had even sent it to our printer when the country went into lockdown. It wasn't printed but it is available on line.

Just click on the link - http://www.the-journal.org.uk/486%20The%20Journal.pdf

Posted: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:26 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Local Information, Other information

Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic

Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic

Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting communities has never been more important – and we want to enable the sector to continue and step up its vital work.

Charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises can apply for a maximum of £25,000... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:31 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Leicestershire County Council, Local Information, coronavirus

Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

A joint statement from Justin Tomlinson MP, Helen Whately MP and Vicky Ford MP outlining how the government plans to support disabled people, their carers, and their families during the coronavirus outbreak.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-disabled-people-through-the-coronavirus-outbreak?utm_source=9b2784bb-b1a9-478e-a417-13f2dfde594d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:27 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Government information, coronavirus

The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp

The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp

The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services.

This will help combat the spread of coronavirus misinformation in the UK, as well as helping ensure people stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

The GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service is an automated 'chatbot' service... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:56 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Government information, coronavirus

Corona virus update

Corona virus update

In light of the current corona virus outbreak, to find all the latest details and information the government have information available from the following sources:

- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

- https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

- https://www.albertocosta.org.uk/coronavirus-advice

This information is subject to change, so please... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:24 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Local Information, NHS, Other information, Press Release, coronavirus

Council supporting Holocaust Memorial Day

Council supporting Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Don't be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.

- Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Europe

HMD 2020 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia - read more about this here.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) encourages... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:30 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Local Information, Other information

Recruitment event for Council vacancies

Recruitment event for Council vacancies

A recruitment evening at Blaby District Council is being held for anyone interested in joining the Local Authority.

16 vacancies are being advertised at the Council across various departments throughout the week, from Grounds Maintenance Operatives out and about in the district to Admin Team Leader for the award-winning Lightbulb programme.

The Recruitment Events take place on Monday 27 January and Thursday... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:57 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Blaby District Council, Press Release

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