Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing

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Sam and the 'Streets team' efforts make national news!!

The Rural Services Network recently digitally interviewed councils for examples of how communities were reacting to the Covid-19 lock down... and among some examples they included the sterling work of Sam Smith and his core team of 'Help at Home' volunteers.

You can read the article here

Since this took place, things have moved on even more with Sam helping out people who want their daily paper - and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:58 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, News

Covid 19 Information from South Leicestershire Medical Group

Useful information from South Leicestershire Medical Group.

Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 17:33 by Angela Hall

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing

Reminder: Harborough Lotto helps locals support vital work of good causes

Reminder: Harborough Lotto helps locals support vital work of good causes

Harborough Lotto was created in 2018 by Harborough District Council.

Set up to support community projects in the local area, Harborough Lotto operates on the principle of raising money within the community for the community.

We empower local good causes to raise money in a fun and effective way.

In a time of shrinking budgets and increased community need, Harborough Lotto enables people to support the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:12 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, Harborough District Council, Rural Economy

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VULNERABLE UTILITY CUSTOMERS

Utility Companies providing Gas, Electricity and Water all keep Priority Services Registers, this is a free service provided by suppliers and network operators and each maintain their own register.

These registers are lists of their most vulnerable customers, so that in an emergency affecting their service, they can provide them with additional support.

With the virus outbreak in the UK, it is essential... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:26 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, Rural Economy

Harborough District Council launches 'Community Hub'

Harborough District Council launches 'Community Hub'

News in from the Harborough District Council Parish & Community Facilities Officer, Nada Hankin...

Residents in Harborough District can now refer themselves, a family member that requires help, or someone in the community who needs help, during the Coronavirus crisis to the council's Community Hub.

People who are vulnerable and do not have a local support network can contact Harborough District Council... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:22 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety, Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing

Coronavirus Support Fund (Community Foundation Leicestershire & Rutland)

Coronavirus Support Fund (Community Foundation Leicestershire & Rutland)

The Coronavirus Support Fund is a new fund to help those who live and work locally and who are struggling as a result of the pandemic. The money comes from:

  • The National Emergency Trust Fund
  • Donations from local companies, individuals or families

The fund is open to constituted charitable and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, working with local people facing the most hardship... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:00 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, Funding, Rural Economy

National Association of Local Councils (NALC) consolidates Coronavirus information for parishes for easy reference

National Association of Local Councils (NALC) consolidates Coronavirus information for parishes for easy reference

FROM THE NALC (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL COUNCILS)

"This is a fast-moving situation and we will be updating regularly.

"SOURCES OF ADVICE

"The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. We should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly.

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:57 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing

JUBILEE FOOD BANK APPEAL

Easter is only a couple of weeks away and our Church in Foxton was intending to launch an appeal during Easter Week for a special contribution to the Jubilee Food Bank in Market Harborough which is experiencing exceptional demand during this crisis.

Because of the current restrictions making actual food collection problematic, e.g. the closure of the Church, the Food Bank has asked if donations could... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:29 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing

HM Treasury's COVID-19 Factsheet published today

This document sets out further information on how you or your business can access if you are experiencing financial difficulties because of COVID-19.


If you want the latest information on the government's COVID-19 Action Plan you can go here:

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:11 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, Rural Economy

Village Hall closed until further notice

Village Hall closed until further notice

The Robert Monks Foxton Charity who own and manage the Village Hall in Foxton have made a difficult decision to close the hall as from today until June 2020.

We have made this decision based upon government guidelines, and keeping the public, our employees and the trustees safe and well.

There'll be more information at the end of May regarding June and July in due course.

Sarah Luke

Secretary

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:19 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety, Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing

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