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Over 50 yrs of age? Then come along to the Blaby District Over 50s Forum meeting

Group of senior citizensAnyone aged 50 years or over and living in Blaby District can ‘have their say’ and keep informed about local issues and services that affect them by attending the Blaby District Over 50s Forum this September.

The next meeting of the Over 50’s forum takes place on Monday 14th September from 2pm until 4pm in the council chamber at the council offices on Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP.

The topic for the meeting is ‘keeping safe and well this winter‘.

Guest speakers include Blaby District Council’s Health Improvement Officer, Leicestershire Police and the Papworth Trust who will be talking about their new ‘Warm Homes, Healthy Homes’ project.

There will be advice on crime prevention and health and fitness services for the Over 50s within the district.

These were all issues that residents declared were important in the ageing well consultation earlier this year.

Joy, a member from Braunstone Town, said:

“I’ve been going to the forum for years now and it’s really come on a lot over time. You get so much out of going to the

For more information please contact Zoe Coulson at strategic.partnerships@blaby.gov.uk or call Tel: 0116 272 7566.*

*Normal call charges apply

Blaby District Older Persons’ Forum – Annual General Meeting

senior citizensAnyone aged 50 years or over and living in Blaby District have an opportunity to have their say and keep informed about local issues and services that affect them.

Simply come along to a meeting of the Blaby District Older Persons’ Forum!

The next one is the Annual General Meeting taking place on Monday 3 March from 2pm until 4pm at the main council offices in Narborough.

The AGM will be an opportunity to review the achievements of the forum for the last year as well as plan what to focus on during 2014-15.

Chair of the Older Persons’ Forum, Cllr Marian Broomhead, said:

“The meetings provide an opportunity for you to get lots of useful information and advice as well as share any knowledge you have about local services or community groups. We’re a friendly and relaxed group and we are always keen to welcome new members.”

During the past 12 months, a range of different speakers have been invited to cover the following issues:

  • Keeping warm and budgeting during the winter months
  • Free health checks and nutritional information
  • Carers’ support services including dementia awareness
  • Crime and personal safety
  • Overcoming isolation and local support groups
  • Welfare Reform
  • Seated exercise session
  • IT support

The forum can help if you need transport assistance to attend.

For more information please contact Zoe Coulson at
or telephone 0116 272 7566.

Cash for your Community!

goldLeicestershire County Council has made available £320,000 per year for local communities to invest in local improvement of their choice. The funding is available through the 25 Community Forums.

This Community Forum Budget is not a regular grant fund, because local residents are involved in all aspects of the process and they will be making the decision which projects should receive a share of the funds.

Community groups can put forward project ideas for which they are seeking funding. All those project proposals are then made available on the forum’s website so residents can view and comment on them. The community groups and other local residents then come together for a Decision Night to discuss the projects and vote for their favourites.

All proposals will benefit from advice by a panel of experts, including advice on further sources of funding.

Don’t miss out! Dates for your diaries:
Submit a Project Proposal: 8th May
View and Comment:9th May – 5th June
Register your interest to attend: 9th May – 29th May
Decision Night: 5th June

Information about how to apply, view and comment on projects and register your interest to attend your local Decision night is available on www.leicestershireforums.org. You can also call 0116 305 7034 for more information.

Blaby District Older People’s Forum AGM

The next Blaby District Older Peoples’ Forum will be meeting on Monday 4th March, 2-4pm at the Council Chamber, Desford Road Narborough.

This quarter it is the AGM, after which there will be a talk and information on Leicestershire Police; and a representative from Blaby District Council will be speaking on the new welfare reforms from 1st April.

There will also be stands with information from other groups.

The purpose of the Blaby District Older People’s Forum is to bring together older people to express their views on issues relating to their health and well-being and the range of services available to them and meets four times a year for the following

  • To seek advice and give information on all issues affecting older people.
  • To identify priority areas and how this affects their daily lives.
  • To advocate inclusion of older people into the community
  • To share knowledge and promote learning and involvement.

If you are 50 or over and live in Blaby District, you are more than welcome to come along. This event is free and refreshments will be provided. If you would like to come but struggle with transport, please call 0116 272 7669 and we will try to help

The Blaby District Older Person’s Forum welcomes new members from across the District..

To find out more, or call Darren Walker or Jenny Bown at Community Action Partnership on 0116 272 7669. community@communityap.org.uk

Have a say on how to spend £15,000 in your area!

£15,000 will be available to Blaby Central Forum


Leicestershire residents are being urged to take part in their local community forum to help decide how a £320,000 people power fund should be spent.

The county council is providing up to £15,000 for each of the 25 forums across the county, to help communities invest in local improvements of their choice.

The last round funded 150 projects, including a new youth café, a mobile cinema and defibrillators for villages.

The council is looking for projects that can be delivered between January and June 2012.

Decisions must be taken over the next couple of months.

Nick Rushton, Cabinet champion for the Big Society, said:

We want people to come forward and help to decide how this money should be spent to improve their areas.

For more information visit www.leicestershireforums.org

Enderby is covered by the Blaby Central Forum