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Conference

Rutland Community and Voluntary Sector

Conference

21st September 2018 at Oakham Rugby Club

The event is aimed at community organisations, groups, charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. The conference will help you continue to support people and places in Rutland, and to work in partnership to help to shape a resilient, well and prosperous Rutland.

Please share this information with any organisations you think might benefit and book your free place via our website news pages at www.rutlandwellbeing.org.uk.

This conference is being organised by the Rutland Wellbeing Service which helps Rutland citizens to improve their personal health and wellbeing and the overall welfare of the community.

Free events for Rutland based Community groups & Voluntary Sector organisations.

The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service has organised four events for local voluntary organisations and community groups. These free short events (no longer than a half day) are intended to provide some initial awareness of topics that may affect local groups.

The events and dates are:

Lone Worker Safety – Afternoon of 18th June 2018

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities – Afternoon of 25th June 2018

Environmental Impact of your group – Morning of 28th June 2018

Safeguarding – Morning of 17th July 2018

For more information and to book your free ticket visit the news section of their website https://www.rutlandwellbeing.org.uk/news or call 01572 725805.

Simon Mutsaars Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Rutland said “The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service intends to run a number of awareness and information events on a range of subjects and we hope that the information provided in each short session will prove invaluable to local voluntary and community groups.”

Police Recruitment Campaign

As a valued member of the community I am writing to you to share details of our current recruitment campaign. I would like to take this opportunity to ask that you promote this within your communities and encourage those interested in a career with us to attend one of the seminars.
We are welcoming applicants aged 18-57 from all sections of the community; however we are particularly keen to hear from women and members of minority ethnic groups, so that the force reflects it communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The recruitment seminars will be held across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland throughout May and into early June. Those attending will have the opportunity to find out first-hand what it is like to be a police officer and more about the recruitment process. They will have the opportunity to meet serving police officers, hear about their experiences, and find out about the rewarding and diverse career opportunities.
Full details of the recruitment campaign are on our website at www.leics.polcie.uk I have taken the time to include details of the up and coming seminars for you to share within your communities:
12 May
Wigston Police Station, Bull Head Street, Wigston LE18 1WX
1000-1200
12 May
1000-1200
12 May
Market Harborough Police Station, Fairfield Road, Market Harborough LE16 9QJ
1400-1600
14 May
Shree Sanatan Mandir, 84 Weymouth Street, Belgrave LE4 6FQ
1700-1900
15 May
1800-2000
15 May
Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby LE19 4AQ 
1800-2000
15 May
Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville LE67 4BR
1830-2030
16 May
Bosworth Academy, Leicester Lane, Desford LE9 9JL
1900-2100
18 May
Home Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Home Farm Close, Beamount Leys LE4 0SU
1200-1400
18 May
1930-2100
20 May
Force HQ, St Johns, Enderby LE19 2BX
1200-1400
22 May
The Brite Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Braunstone LE3 1LE
1200-1500
23 May
Code Student Accommodation, 42 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GH
1300-1600
24 May
Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough LE11 1PL
1800-2000
24 May
Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville LE67 4BR
1830-2030
25 May
Hood Park Leisure Centre, North Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1HU
1830-2030
26 May
Mansfield House Police Station, Belgrave Gate, Leicester LE1 3GG
1000-1200
26 May
Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby LE19 4AQ
1400-1600
26 May
Wigston Police Station, Bull Head Street, Wigston LE18 1WX 
1400-1600
26 May
The Venue, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 0UL 
1930-2130
27 May
Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, 106 East Park Road, Spinney Hill LE5 4QB
1100-1300
27 May
Market Harborough Police Station, Fairfield Road, Market Harborough LE16 9QJ
1400-1600
29 May
Moat Community College, Maidstone Road, Spinney Hill LE2 0TU
1700-1900
29 May
Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough LE11 1PL
1800-2000
30 May
Manor High School, Copse Close, Oadby LE2 4FU
1800-2000
31 May
1800-2100
31 May
Hilton Hotel J24, East Midlands Airport, Derby Road, Castle Donington DE74 2YW
1900-2100
1 June
King Centre, Main Road, Barleythorpe LE15 7WD
1900-2030
Simon Cole, QPM
Chief Constable

POPPIES FOR REMEMBRANCE

This year on 11th November 2018 it will be the centenary of the ending of the Great War after which the poppy became the symbol of Remembrance.

To mark this there are many schemes using poppies.

Here in the village , our Rector, Pippa would like a scheme for knitting/ crocheting poppies for a Cascade of flowers outside the church. This should be beautiful provided enough poppies are made! This project will be spearheaded by Fay Cummings and further details will follow after Easter.

In Oakham, it is hoped to replicate a version from the Tower of London with clay poppies at the castle.

I would like to set up an opportunity in the village for the clay poppy scheme ( open to men, women and older children ) and hope this would be one Saturday in June.

Apparently during a session of about 2 hours , it takes each person about 15 MINUTES to make a poppy. These will then be taken away for firing. All tuition is given. Artistic talent not needed.

Cost is zero although donations are welcome.

I need about 20 expressions of interest to set this up.

So if you would be interested please contact me by email : hilary.daintith@gmail.com

Help Needed ?

With the help of Good Companions, members of the Parish Council have visited a number of villagers to see whether they needed any help as a result of the adverse weather. Those visited had made provision and often had the support of family and friends. However if anybody else requires help, or knows of somebody who does, then North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme can be contacted (8 am to 8 pm) on 07825 697841, and the scheme will endeavour to help.

Program of Events for Good Companions

North Luffenham Good Companions 2018

Wed feb 7th  Sayings.           Gill Collinge

Wed mar 7th  The Wildlife Trust.        Mr Steven Ashpole

Wed apr 4th  Why I dont like Brussel Sprouts.     Claire

Wed May 2nd     Wait and see.

Wed june 6th      How to get the best from your cut flowers.    Emma

Wed july 4th  The Village trip.

Wed aug 1st  Meal in the community centre 12.30pm.

Wed sept 5th  Curiosities.  Helen Crabtree

Wed oct 3rd The Jolly Boat.   Mr Adam Lowe

Wed nov 7th Beautiful Photos.   Mr Richard Adams

Wed dec 5th Christmas Dinner: to be arranged

The Good Companions meet in the community centre at 2pm..

Yearly subs of £10 plus £1 a month for tea and cakes and free door ticket.

There is also a raffle during the afternoon.

The village trip this year is Holt and Sherringham.

Ring Evelyn 01780720528 or Vivienne 01780720814

Prize giving for Village Plan Survey submissions

The Village Plan survey offered a prize for a meal for two at The Fox and everybody who did the survey was invited to enter a telephone number. The draw took place at The Fox and the winning number was drawn by one of the bar staff.

Myra was the lucky winner and decided to have lunch with a friend.

They had an enjoyable meal.

(The Steering Group for the Village Survey are grateful to Jason Allen, landlord of The Fox, for providing the prize).

A reminder that there will be a presentation of the results of the Village Survey at 7 pm on Thursday 25th January in the Community Centre.

 

Look to your right

The Village Survey has been written up and if you look to right you will see a link that takes you to the report and perhaps something to read over the holiday period.

Feedback and comments welcomed.

There will be a presentation in the Community Centre of the survey on Thursday 25th January 2018 at 7pm.

And finally: The Prize Draw Entry: this is for the two course meal and a bottle of house wine at The Fox: the draw will take place at The Fox on 21st December at 7pm in the upstairs room.

 

Prize Draw

The prize draw for the Village Plan Survey will take place on Thursday 21st December 7pm in the upstairs room at The Fox.

There will be a random selection of a telephone number from all those entered in the survey.

The prize is for a two course meal for two with a bottle of house wine at The Fox and the winner will be contacted on that phone number.