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Meet the new non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) provider for Leicester, Leicesteshire and Rutland on Tuesday 26 September 2017

Meet the new non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) provider for Leicester, Leicesteshire and Rutland on Tuesday 26 September 2017

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:15 by Parish Council

Patients, local residents, carers, health and care staff and organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have been invited to meet the new non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) provider on Tuesday 26 September 2017.

The event which runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, LE4 1EZ, is an opportunity for local people to hear about the service and personally meet and chat to transport staff from the newly appointed provider, TASL, who take over providing the service locally at the beginning of October. More »

If you haven't yet registered we would love to see you at the event. I would be really grateful If you could also pass this invitation around your networks locally to promote the event.

This event marks the start of a new patient-centred service and is a great opportunity to hear how the service aims to meet the needs of local people and improve patient experience from the point of first contact when the booking is made, through to returning home. It is also a great opportunity to ask a range of questions about every aspect of the service including eligibility and how to book.

You can either book your place through the website or via telephone on 0300 404 2999 (ext. 6852).

If you are unable to attend but would like to find out more about this service, please contact TASL by telephone 01522 308300, by e-mail info@thamesgroupuk.com or write to TASL, Landmark House East, Alpha Court, Kingsley Road, Lincoln, LN6 3TA. Please note these contacts are for general information only, not to make or change bookings.

For more information on the non-emergency patient transport service, visit https://www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/transport » Less

Camera club showcasing members’ photographic skills

Camera club showcasing members’ photographic skills

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:20 by Parish Council

EARL Shilton Camera Club are returning to the Atkins Gallery in Hinckley this month for their third exhibition showcasing the photographic skills of their members.

This friendly group of local amateur photographers meet regularly at the Earl Shilton Constitutional Club and organise talks, outings and host photographic competitions. The club has 45 members ranging from beginners to experienced photographer with the common aim of improving all members' skills and sharing knowledge. More »

The exhibition, which runs from 25 to 30 September, will be culmination of all the members' projects and artworks with prints available for sale and is supported by a grant from Earl Shilton Town Council.

On Wednesday 27 September the club are hosting a special evening event at Atkins Gallery where visitors can meet members of the club and find out about the artwork on display.

On the same night the club are setting up a pop-up studio with lights, backdrops and portrait models for visitors to try their hand at studio and portrait photography with their own cameras. For a suggested donation of a £1 visitors can use the pop-up studio with club members on hand to advise on techniques and camera settings from 7pm to 9pm.

Councillor Maureen Cook, the Borough Council's Executive Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: "I welcome the return of the photographic exhibition and would encourage members of the community to pay a visit to the Atkins Building to see just what is achievable."

To find out more about Earl Shilton Camera Club please visit www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk and for more information about Atkins Gallery email info@atkinsbuilding.co.uk or call 01455 247070. » Less

Dog Warden Service wins sixth RSPCA gold award

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:16 by Parish Council

FOR the sixth year running, the Borough Council's Dog Warden Service has received a gold award from the RSPCA for its contribution to improving animal welfare.

The RSPCA's Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) award scheme celebrates good practice by rewarding those organisations that go above and beyond statutory service requirements to achieve higher animal welfare standards.

Established in 2008, the annual Footprint awards are supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) along with the Local Government Association, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. More »

Councillor Kevin Morrell, the Borough Council's Executive Member for Environmental Services, said: "Receiving this award is a major achievement for the Dog Warden Service and to receive it for six years running is continued testament to the service provided to the dogs and residents of the Borough and should be congratulated". » Less