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Please find below a link for the latest details about Neighbourhood & Homewatch Week 2008 and the launch of the official NHWN website – www.mynhw.co.uk
Both commence on Monday 16th June 2008.
Please circulate this to your colleagues, local Neighbourhood Watch groups and grassroots members.
Neighbourhood & Homewatch Network (England & Wales)
A new £50 million grant programme has been launched to make locally grown food accessible and affordable to Leicestershire communities.
Grants from £2,000 up to £500,000 will be awarded to not-for-profit groups and organisations delivering such projects as growing, processing, marketing and distributing local food; composting and raising awareness of the benefits of such activities.
To find out more please call the Changing Spaces Advice Line on 0845 3 671 671 or visit: www.localfoodgrants.org
In 2008 the Neighbourhood & Home Watch Week will commence on 16th June 2008 for one week, and will focus on developing safer communities.
Use this link to publicise the local events in your street, village or town.
This message has been passed onto us from our colleagues in Northamptonshire.
Please be aware that a marked Anglian Water van was stolen in the north of the county yesterday.
The registration of the stolen Anglian Water Vauxhall Vivaro van is FE07 DNF
Anglian Water clothing and ID belonging to one of the water firm's employees were inside the van and were also taken.
The van, which was stolen with the keys, was driven off by a man in his 20s.
Police are warning people to beware of offenders who commit distraction burglaries by posing as bogus water company officials.
Crimestoppers has just set up a charity page on the social networking website Facebook. This is a really exciting step forward for the charity, as we begin to reach wider audiences via social networking and the internet in general. Our Facebook page not only provides information about who the charity is, but also has a live feed of some Most Wanted featured appeals. Additionally, there are case studies, YouTube videos and a discussion forum, encouraging people to discuss crimes that have been in the news recently. More »
To make the maximum impact of our Facebook page, I’d really like to encourage you to become a fan of Crimestoppers on Facebook and ask your friends, family and contacts to do the same. Use this link to view the page! » Less
Coalville & District Community Transport is to provide a new service for frail older and disabled people living in the Markfield and Stanton under Bardon areas. The service will be a social car scheme, involving volunteers using their own cars to transport people to health related appointments etc. Community Transport is now recruiting volunteer car owner/drivers to help them deliver this service to people in Markfield.
Contact Rosemary Leeson on 01530 510515 or Carol Mills on 01530 512456 for more details about volunteering with Community Transport
Membership is free.......and always will be.
Reports are coming in that residents of the Leicestershire area are receiving demands for an annual joining fee per household to become members of Neighbourhood Watch.
Do not pay.
Use the link below to read the latest crime warning from Sgt Granger.
We have put some adverts on Arriva buses around the county and wondered if YOU have spotted one.
Let us know where and when you've seen them by telling us in the discussion forum.
The list of the top 100 village & town sites on Leicestershire Villages has been unveiled for the period between January and March 2008.
To find out how well your village has done just click on the title above or go to the Help section.
If you would like any help in getting your village further up the list you can come along to a FREE training session or you can contact us on 0116 3055676 or email email@example.com.
Leicestershire Cares is a registered charity which encourages businesses to get further involved in their local community/voluntary organisations through a variety of projects. They are looking for projects that could be undertaken by one of their teams - for more information please see below.
The UK European Consumer Centre launched ‘Howard’ the online, interactive shopping assistant - a free tool to help consumers make informed and safer choices when shopping online.
A scheme initially set up in Denmark and Ireland, by simply entering the website’s address and country, Howard will return with a number of details.
Firstly it will reveal when the website was registered. Experience shows that consumers should be very wary when prices seem too good to be true and payment is required in advance by an unsecured method such as bank transfer or cash payment.
People and their Heritage - a free conference providing an opportunity for heritage and conservation enthusiasts to meet and see what others are doing.
Speakers include Chris Gordon of Natural England, Colin Hyde of East Midlands Oral History Archive, as well as volunteers from local heritage groups and Leicestershire County Council to give updates on local projects.
1000's of people over 60 do not claim money that they are entitled to either because they think that they will not qualify or that the forms are far too complicated. It is thought that as many as 50% of those over 60 pay more council tax than they should because they have never informed their council that they are on low income. Many people struggle with day to day tasks and have difficulty moving around both inside and outside their homes. For more advice about the benefits that are available then either contact your local council or Age Concern 0116-299-2233 or look at the DVD on Entitlements for Older People Leics CC web site link 'It's Yours, Claim It'
Severn Trent water are keen to promote their services to community groups.
Leanne Town from the Customer Access Team, is available free of charge to groups who wish to hear about what to do with Bogus Callers claiming to be from the Waterboard, as well as the Confidential Password scheme, and other services.
Leanne can be contacted on 01332 686 043 or by e.mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to fund a '101' phone service to cover the whole of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to respond to anti-social behaviour and non-emergency calls. More details
Submitted by Dr Matthew O'Callaghan – Deadline to sign up by: 17 March 2009
Use this link to sign the petition
This free Public Liability Insurance has been designed to allow Schemes / Associations and volunteers to carry out their legitimate roles with protection for their liability and without fear of personal loss.
Ministers have now approved the continuation of the provision of Public Liability Insurance for registered NW schemes and the new policy begins on 1st April 2008.
Use this link to download a copy of the Insurance Policy
Auction of Promises
Run by the Bradgate Lions Club
Auction of Promises
This is the link to an Auction of Promises run by the Bradgate Lions Club to raise money for the new (DLRAA) Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.
You may find something of interest to bid for or you may even have an idea for me to include as another Lot to add to the auction. Either way please take a look at it and bookmark it as further Lots will be added regularly. I would appreciate you passing the link on to as many family, friends and business acquaintances as you can as the more people we get having a look hopefully the more bids we shall get, thank you. More »
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All Leicestershire & Rutland County registered schemes will work together for the benefit of the community, and will strive to promote the partnership enjoyed by us all with our local constabulary and all other Crime & Disorder Reduction Partners (CDRP).
To add clarity to the expectations of the Leicestershire Constabulary and the Leicestershire & Rutland County Neighbourhood Watch Association in relation to the basic support each partner will demonstrate to each other,a Service Level Agreement (SLA) has been drawn up.
Sparkenhoe Suite, County Hall Glenfield
Seminar starts 7.00pm
Buffet Reception 6.15pm
Speakers include representatives from successful Parish Community groups as well as Action Deafness, The Rural Community Council, Neighbourhood Forums and Community Forums. Displays include energy advice, Leicestershire County Council and Rural Housing. For more details contact email@example.com