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Help and advice for a healthier life

Families can get free advice on health, education, money matters and lots more at a Well Family Clinic being held on Friday January 20 at the Enderby Village Institute.

The event is open from 3pm – 8pm and will allow people to address a range of health and wellbeing needs under one roof.

Councillor David Jennings, portfolio holder for health and community services at Blaby District Council said:

“We want to help people who are ready to improve their lifestyle by giving them access to a range of services in one place.

“People will have new year’s resolutions fresh in their minds and if they need that extra bit of support to really make a positive change for their family or themselves then I would urge them to visit this clinic”. 

Services available include body MOTs, information on adult education, NHS stop smoking advice, a physical activity clinic and resident support.

Staff from a range of agencies will also be on hand to give advice on housing, council tax, benefits, drug and alcohol misuse, debt and community safety.

For more information email leisure@blaby.gov.uk or call the Council’s health and leisure team
on 0116 272 7703.


Stop smoking advice is in store for shoppers

Shoppers can get free expert advice on quitting smoking when they visit Asda supermarket at FossePark.

Heath improvement officers will be available for drop in sessions at the store’s pharmacy on Wednesdays from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

Carbon monoxide breath tests, information on different treatments and a range of prescriptions including nicotine replacements such as patches and gum will be available.

Councillor David Jennings, health and community services portfolio holder at the Council said:

“For people who smoke, quitting is the most important thing they can do to increase their chances of living a long and healthy life. Having the right support and information can make giving up so much easier.”

The sessions are being run by Blaby District Council in partnership with the NHS and Asda.

To contact the stop smoking service call 0845 045 2828.


Woman fined for throwing cigarette from car

A smoker who threw a cigarette butt out her car window has been fined £100.

Civil enforcement officers saw Katy Ann Green throwing the litter from her vehicle as she travelled along Narborough Road towards Junction 21 on April 12 this year.

Green, of Ibbetson Avenue, Glenfield, was sent a £75 fixed penalty notice from Blaby District Council but failed to pay or respond.

She was summoned to Leicester Magistrates Court on July 22 and fined in her absence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Councillor Guy Jackson, Regulatory Services Portfolio Holder at the Council said:

“We take littering very seriously and want to make Blaby district as clean and pleasant as possible so we will continue to use fixed penalty notices and other powers to make people think twice before throwing rubbish around.”