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Information kiosk

The information kiosk has been fitted with new shelving and looks very smart. The library is a popular feature in the village and the Parish Council is pleased that it is well used.

When donating books please leave good quality, clean books, maybe you received books at Christmas and have now read them. Do bear in mind it is a library , consider taking a book and either returning it or donating a replacement.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:28 by Stephen Derry

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Vaccinators needed - help us overcome the virus

Healthcare professionals are being asked to come forward to help administer the Covid-19 vaccines in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

A number of new vaccination centres are being set up, and each one requires dozens of staff to administer the jabs.

Any registered healthcare professional can play a part after appropriate training – most of which they can do online at home. Retired professionals... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:41 by Stephen Derry

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Planned Road Works - Stretton Lane

Planned Road Works - Stretton Lane

Please note that from Wednesday 3 March 2021 to Thursday 4 March 2021 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-

Carriageway patching works

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Temporary Road Closure

For more information about roadworks call Leicestershire County Council's Customer Service Centre: 0116 3050001

Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 11:04 by Stephen Derry

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Alert - Coronavirus Vaccination Scam


As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 10:19 by Stephen Derry

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Covid 19

The Houghton area has been identified as having high Covid case levels at the moment.

The key messages are:

Please wash your hands frequently, cover your face when required and make space between you and others to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

For further information visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If you have any of the following symptoms, book a test immediately at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 12:42 by Stephen Derry

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Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Criminals are taking advantage of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout through a convincing scam text to steal people's personal and financial details

The text contains a link that leads to a convincing fake NHS website with an application form. It asks for your bank/card details in order to 'check identity'. The NHS will not ask for payment.

Please warn friends and family of this scam text.

Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 10:33 by Stephen Derry

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Planned Road Works - Main Street

Planned Road Works - Main Street

Please note that from Monday 15 February 2021 to Wednesday 17 February 2021 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-

Excavation to replace damaged drain pipe and replace ineffective gully at the following location:-

School Lane to vicinity of 1 Stretton Lane

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Road Closure

For more information about roadworks call Leicestershire County Council's... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 18:29 by Stephen Derry

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Planned Road Works - Scotland Lane

Planned Road Works - Scotland Lane

Please note that from Sunday 14 February 2021 to Tuesday 16 February 2021 Severn Trent Water will be carrying out the following works:-

Installation of new service at the following location:-

South section of Scotland Lane

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Road Closure

For more information about roadworks call Leicestershire County Council's Customer Service Centre: 0116 3050001

Posted: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 17:15 by Stephen Derry

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Covid-19 preventative behaviour and symptoms study

Covid-19 preventative behaviour and symptoms study

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded research project based at the University of Southampton is looking to recruit members of the public to take part in a large international survey on the preventative behaviours people are taking to avoid catching COVID-19 and the long-term effect of those that have suffered from COVID-19 during the pandemic.

The survey is aimed at everyone and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 15:50 by Stephen Derry

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Shared Lives Carers

Shared Lives Carers

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Click for Shared Lives Service user information.

Posted: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:09 by Stephen Derry

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