Dementia Support Services

The Alzheimer’s Society provide a Dementia Support Service for Leicester City, County and Hospitals supporting people living with dementia, their carers and family. Our dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with everyday challenges and prepare for the future. I have attached a poster. We are also running some virtual groups on zoom.

Our contact number is 0116 231 6921 Monday to Friday 8:30am- 5pm. If you come across anyone that would like our support please do not hesitate to contact us or pass our number on.

You can also find more information on our website https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/.

Public Notice of Garden of Remembrance Improvement Works, Markfield Cemetery

PARISH OFFICE

MARKFIELD COMMUNITY & SPORTS CENTRE, MAYFLOWER CLOSE, MARKFIELD, LEICS, LE67 9WA

TELEPHONE: 01530 245933

MOBILE: 07989 169044

E-MAIL:

Public Notice of Garden of Remembrance Improvement Works, Markfield Cemetery

 

 

Improvement work to the five Gardens of Remembrance at Markfield Cemetery will be undertaken during the Summer 2020.

 

The work will include: removing and replacing the timber edging around each Garden; removal and spraying of weeds within the Gardens; and the spreading of new wood chip bark over the Gardens.

 

Any memorials on the Gardens of Remembrance that need to be temporarily moved to enable access during the works will be treated with due care and will be returned to their original position as soon as possible.

 

If you would like more information or have concerns about a particular memorial please contact the Parish Office on 07989169044 or

 

 

Helen Ward Locum Administrator

Rogue Trading Alert – Leicestershire Trading Standards

Our Door is Open – Local County and City Councils Child Protection

Leicestershire County Council 0116 305 005

Rutland County Council 01572 758407

Leicester City Council 0116 454 1004

 

 

Press Release: Order will protect public spaces

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

ISSUED  20 May 2020

 


Order will protect public spaces

 

RULES that help tackle the problems associated with public drinking, the taking of drugs and so-called ‘legal highs’ in all public areas of the borough have been renewed by the Borough Council.

 

Councillors voted unanimously to renew the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for a further three years after the public supported it in a consultation held in the autumn of last year.

 

First introduced in the borough in 2016, the PSPO is a measure created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and intended to deal with activities carried out in a public space that have a detrimental effect on the local community’s quality of life.

 

Signs and maps where relevant are installed in parks and other public spaces to warn potential offenders that restrictions are in place with the aim of preventing individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces. A breach of the PSPO is a criminal offence and can result in a £100 fixed penalty fine. More serious offences can lead to prosecution with a maximum fine of £1,000.

 

The same legislation is also used to tackle irresponsible dog owners who do not pick up after their pets or who do not have their pets under control, as well as helping to prevent a wider range of other environmental nuisances that are currently tricky to monitor and regulate.

 

Councillor Michael Mullaney, Executive Member responsible for Community Safety, said: “The updated and renewed powers given by the PSPO will ensure our main priorities of tackling anti-social behaviour can be enforced. We are also pleased that individual parishes have also identified and targeted specific areas to incorporate in the order.  It is just a small part of the work, which is going on all the time to make the borough a safe place that people will want to live, work and visit.”

 

Councillor Bill Crooks, Executive Member responsible for Street Scene Services, Parks and Open Spaces added, “Parks and open spaces are there for everybody’s enjoyment, but some activities and behaviour can create a nuisance to other park users. After consulting with our residents we’ve now identified the real nuisance behaviour and effectively banned it which will make all of our parks and open spaces more enjoyable for everyone to use.”

The order for Hinckley and Bosworth will prohibit the use of so-called ‘legal highs’ and will also prohibit the consumption of alcohol if consumers are behaving anti-socially or causing alarm or distress to other residents.

 

At the same time the order requires dog owners to pick up after their dog and to keep their dog under control when on or off the lead.

 

New features

  • Hollycroft Park dogs to be kept on a lead area has been extended and will now include the tennis courts and the bowling green, the pitch and putt and the bandstand arena.
  • Ashby Road Cemetery remains dogs on lead throughout the entire site.
  • Nine Parish Councils are now included within the order, and have opted for certain rules within their green spaces. These include Bagworth & Thornton, Markfield, Newbold, Peckleton, Ratby, Sheepy, Stanton Under Bardon, Twycross and Witherley.

 

All of the rules within this order have been supported by the consultation.

For more information call 01455 255971 or email:

 

ENDS

HBBC ‘Thumbs Up’ for bin crews

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

ISSUED 28 April 2020

 

 

‘thumbs up’ for bin crews

Younger residents in Hinckley and Bosworth can now show their appreciation for bin crews by colouring in a #thumbsup poster and displaying it in their window or sticking it to their bin.

 

The poster is available to download at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/colouringposter or across the council’s social media channels. The poster was inspired by the Royal Mail’s campaign to support our local postmen and women.

 

The move comes after the council received lots of thank you messages from residents for bin crews for their service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Council Leader, Councillor Stuart Bray said: “the crews have really appreciated all the good wishes and thank you’s they have received over the past weeks and whilst the vast majority of children are home from school, this is a small project they could complete and families could continue with their appreciation.

“The crews empty around 70,000 bins during the course of a week and are out in all weathers and whilst a vital service to the borough often do not receive the recognition they deserve. The teams have worked incredibly hard in difficult circumstances and displaying a #thumbsup would be a small token of gratitude. We hope children and families will enjoy supporting the campaign.”

For more information about any changes to council services look out for information in local media, follow the council on social media or sign up for free email updates at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/emailupdates

 

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Bulky Waste Collection to resume

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

ISSUED 27 APRIL 2020

 

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Bulky Waste Collections to resume

 

The Council is resuming a limited bulky waste collection service in May.

 

The collection of bulky waste items – such as domestic furniture and appliances – was halted in March due to severe staff shortages arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

 

However, while staff levels have now improved, the service must comply with social distancing requirements which require the council to limit the items that can be collected.  This means that only items that can be safely moved by one operative working alone can currently be booked for bulky waste collections.

 

Up to three items – including washing machines and other similar sized household appliances, smaller items of furniture such as dining chairs and footstools, electrical items such as televisions, monitors and music centres and outdoor items including lawn mowers and bicycles – can be collected at a cost of £15. Concessions are available. To see the full list of items that can be collected and to book a collection and go online to www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/largeitem or call 01455 238141.

 

The council has already contacted customers who had previously booked a bulky item collection to rearrange the service where possible and those collections started last week.

 

Executive Member for Street Scene Services, Councillor Bill Crooks said: “I’d like to thank everyone for their patience during this very challenging time and particularly to the front line staff who are adapting to the current ways of working. We appreciate this is only a very limited service at this stage, but working practice will be kept under review in line with government guidance on social distancing and we trust it will be helpful to residents if they are unable to keep items at home until services return to normal.”

With the household tips, which are run by Leicestershire County Council, currently closed due to movement restrictions and social distancing it is strongly recommended that anyone choosing to use a private waste collector to dispose of larger items at this time checks the collector is registered to collect waste and asks for a waste transfer note in order to see where the waste is being taken to for disposal. See the register of waste carriers, brokers and dealers at www.environment.data.gov.uk

 

Clinical waste collections (sharps) – are now being collected fortnightly.  Affected customers have been advised about alternative collection dates.

 

Hazardous waste – the team are still clearing away any reported hazardous waste such as needles, glass and dog mess but members of the public are advised this is taking will take longer than usual due to staffing and social distancing issues.