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  • Everyone Counts – Co-designing community engagement

    In March 2014, we started a conversation with local people on how they would like co-designed, person centred commissioning of health services to be different.  

    Over 100 members of our local community came together to start the conversation, sharing their thoughts and experiences from different angles, reflecting on stories and experiences of care; talking about their feelings relating to current and desired experiences of keeping well and addressing improvement challenges.  

  • July board meeting open to the public

    We are holding our next board meeting from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Tuesday 8 July.

    Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting being held at Parklands, Hinckley Golf Club, Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3DR. 

  • Better Care Together: A blue print for health and social care in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 2014/19

    Better Care Together: A blue print for health and social care in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 2014/19, has been launched in June and presents a vision for the future shape of health and social care across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). 

  • Strengthening services to care homes

    Care homes across West Leicestershire will take centre stage and welcome the public through their doors tomorrow (20 June) for National Care Home Open Day.

    The CCG is supporting this campaign which aims to change perceptions of residential care by connecting residents with their local communities and reminding people that care homes are filled with unique, intelligent and charming characters, and are run by special people who really care.

  • Patients urged to take action to prevent falls

    Older people, relatives and carers across West Leicestershire are being offered advice on taking positive action to stay steady on their feet and prevent falls during National Falls Awareness Week (16-23 June).

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  • The Art of Period Dining
    Sunday June 24th 11-4pm brings a free  family event exploring ‘food through the ages’ at Donington le Heath Manor House. Historical re-enactors will undertake cookery demonstrations in 13th and 17th century styles and show how meals would have been eaten at those periods. We’ll also have an early 18th century ice cream maker! This event […]
  • Morality tales
    Professional storyteller Sophie Snell will be regaling  audiences with tales of medieval morality and immorality at Donington le Heath Manor House 20th June 7.30pm. This tale telling session for grown-ups will take place upstairs in the atmospheric great chamber. Suitable for age 12+ Tickets £4  Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Stand by your beds!
    At Donington le Heath Manor House 17th June 11am – 4pm ‘Stand By Your Beds!’ explores the lives of young national servicemen,drafted into the British Armed Forces to serve around the world after WorldWar Two. Veterans of Army, Navy and Air Force will share the stories of their service in these often forgotten campaigns, from […]
  • Snibston Fashion Gallery
    An overview of Snibston Fashion Gallery can now be seen on YouTube
  • New Age of Discovery at Snibston
    Imagine a future where oil as a source of fuel has become so expensive that steam power is the fuel of choice and coal mines across the country are re-opening. Leicestershire County Council’s Snibston Discovery Museum is inviting you to do just that and to share in a futuristic one-off event. On Saturday 10 March, […]
  • Imagine the future in 2100: New Age of Discovery
    Saturday 10th March 2012, 6-9pm Join us for a performance of a future lifetime! Tickets for this event are now available online at Go Leicestershire
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  • Police in Melton work to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour in the town centre

    Police in Melton would like to make residents and visitors to the town centre aware that they are currently working on tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the area.

    The key areas being targeting include McDonalds, Thorpe End, KFC, Scalford Road, and the play close in Melton Town Park.

    A number of measures have been put in place to tackle these issues including;

    • Increased patrols in these areas by Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and Police Officers.
    • Conducting test purchasing operations at local pubs to ensure they are not selling alcohol to under age people. This is going to be expanded to also include off licenced premises.
    • Challenging underage drinking in public areas, including confiscation of alcohol.
    • Working with Special Constables and Street Pastors to maintain a presence in the area.
    • Working with partner agencies to identify other opportunities to tackle ASB.

    Officers have recently been successful in identifying two young people engaged in anti-social behaviour around McDonalds. Both have been banned from the area and have undertaken community resolution to pay for damage caused.

    Sergeant Jake Margiotta, Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant for the Melton Town Centre said: “We are taking the issues with ASB in the town centre very seriously and we are putting a lot of work in to trying to resolve the problems in these areas.

    “We are aware that this has been an ongoing problem and would like to reassure people that resolving these issues is our priority.”

  • Police appeal for information regarding burglary in Ellistown

    Police in Northwest Leicestershire are appealing for information regarding a burglary in Ellistown.

    The incident happened on Wednesday June 16 at around 12.40pm on Spencer View.

    The resident of the property was asleep in bed when he was woken by a load bang downstairs. When going to investigate he was confronted by a man in a balaclava. Upon being challenged the suspect ran out of the property and was joined by another male. Both men then climbed over a neighbouring fence.

    Entry to the property was gained through the French windows at the rear of the property. It is thought that the suspect forced the door to gain entry.

    The suspect inside the property is described as white, between 16 – 26 years old, around 5’10’’ tall, of slim build, with short dark hair.

    The other man is also described as white, between 16 – 26 years old and of slim build.

    PC 1349 Paul Smith said: “We are interested in hearing from anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around 12.40pm on Wednesday June 16. If you recognise the descriptions of the suspects then please get in touch.”

  • Appeal after woman forced into a vehicle in Barwell and driven around North-West Leicestershire

    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was driven around the North-West Leicestershire area against her will.

    The incident took place sometime between 9.24pm on Saturday July 5 and 1.44am on Sunday July 6 when the 22-year-old victim was involved in an argument with a man known to her and then forced to get into a vehicle in the Byron Street area of Barwell.

    The victim was then driven around for a number of hours before police officers located the victim and arrested the offender.

    A 26-year-old man has subsequently been charged with kidnap and aggravated taking without consent and appeared before Leicester Magistrates Court on Monday July 7 where he was remanded into custody to appear at Leicester Crown Court on Monday July 21.

    The victim sustained injuries to her hands and face during the incident.

    Detective Constable 4520 Lisa Green is investigating the incident, she said: “This was an extremely distressing incident for the victim, despite the arrest and charge we would still like to trace some potential witnesses.

    “The victim recalls that she may have been driven around the North-West Leicestershire area, if you saw a turquoise Vauxhall Corsa in the Ibstock, Ashby, Coalville, Measham, Market Bosworth, Newbold Bardon and Barwell areas during the night of Saturday July 5 and saw a woman trying to leave a vehicle then we need to speak to you.

    “The vehicle was parked on a dirt track and if you recall seeing a similar vehicle then please get in touch.”

  • CCTV footage released of an attempted robbery in Lutterworth

    Police have released CCTV footage of an attempted robbery in Lutterworth.

    The incident happened at around 1.35am on Friday July 4, 2014 at the Ford garage on Leicester Road.

    A man approached the cashier’s window and threatened the cashier with what has been described as a firearm demanding cash.

    He left empty handed on foot towards Lutterworth town centre.

    The suspect is described as wearing a beige ¾ length coat, jeans and a ski mask/hat.

    In the interests of public and officer safety officers from the armed response team were deployed to the incident.

    The investigation is in its early stages and police are appealing to anyone who may have any information to contact them.

    Detective Constable 1939 Gary Dunigan, the investigating officer, said: “The cashier has understandably been left shocked by what happened. Thankfully they were not injured at all during the incident.

    “We have released this footage in the hope of helping us trace the person responsible. If you witnessed the incident, know who this man may be or saw him the Lutterworth area of the early hours of this morning then please come forward and contact us. Any information can be anonymously via Crimestoppers.

  • Four men arrested in drugs warrant

    Four men have been arrested following a drugs warrant in the Spinney Hills area of Leicester, on July 1.

    Officers from Spinney Hill Local Policing Unit executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at a property on Malabar Road, Leicester.

    Cash and a quantity of what is thought to be heroine and cocaine were recovered from the address.

    Two men aged 17, an 18 year-old man and a 40 year-old man were arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply. All four men have since been charged and remanded to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court.

  • Charnwood Police urge residents to lock their vehicles

    Police in Charnwood are urging residents to ensure they lock their vehicles and not to leave items on display.

    During the last week, police have received three reports of vehicles being broken into due to the vehicles being left insecure. Locations of break ins include Checkland road, Ferndale road, Beacon Avenue in Thurmaston.

    Sergeant Ryan Ludlam, Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant for the Thurmaston area said: “It’s amazing how many people leave their cars unlocked making it easy for thieves to steal from vehicles. We urge people to double check that the vehicle is locked before leaving it unattended.

    “We would also like to remind people to take precautions when leaving their vehicle. The best thing for people to do is to not leave valuables in their vehicle but if this is not possible please make sure they are out of view to avoid temptation to thieves.”

    General advice when it comes to vehicle crime includes:

    • Never leave anything on display in your car, whether it’s an expensive laptop or just loose change. Even items of clothing can attract thieves as they may think that there will be money in the pockets.
    • Take audio and satellite navigation equipment with you.
    • Remove the sat nav cradle and wipe away any windscreen marks.
    • Close all windows and take all your belongings with you. If you can’t, then lock them in the boot or glove compartment.
    • Lock your car at all times even if you leave it for a few seconds.

    Anyone with information about crime and anti-social behavior in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland is urged to call Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is free, and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

    Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile phones and land lines. Please note some mobile phone service providers may charge for calls to Crimestoppers.

  • Charity donations stolen from side of the road

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seen collating items that had been left out for charity, on Station Street, Loughborough.

    The incident took place on Saturday June 14, sometime between 10am – 11.15am.

    The victims were collating items from Station Street when a man in a white flatbed van pulled over and started to try to collect the items.

    When the victims challenged the man about his actions he became aggressive and abusive towards them.

    The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5’ 6’’ tall, medium build with a Mohican style haircut.

    PC 4373 Neil Ochalek, from Loughborough Local Policing Unit said: “We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information about who the suspect might be.”

  • Rutland Police - July update

    Police Commander for Rutland, Inspector Lou Cordiner has published her latest update.

    Please visit this link to view it.

    July Update