Month: February 2018

Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme

Tesco Bags of Help funding is now available to even more communities across the UK

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme  where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.  (…)

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Come and Join Our Team of Community Contacts!

Could you spare a couple of hours each week to help community groups and services in your local area?

We’re building a team of community contacts that help promote local information and activities in their local area so that people can find out about them and get involved.

You will be (…)

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Lancashire County Council

Information Evening For Potential Foster Carers

Anyone thinking about becoming a foster carer is invited to an information evening in Preston to find out more.

The event will be held on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at County Hall, on Fishergate Hill in Preston, from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Members of Lancashire County Council’s fostering team, as (…)

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Tackling Knife Crime On Lancashires Streets

Lancs. Police is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime by encouraging people to surrender their knives at local police stations.

Operation Sceptre, running from 12th to 18th February 2018, is a national campaign targeting knife crime and those who carry knives.

While knife crime in Lancashire (…)

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Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting

The next Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Parkinson’s Support Group will be on Saturday 3 March

The meeting will start at 11.15 in the Supper Room at Accrington Town Hall (Lift access is available).  The group will be having a demonstration of daily living aids and a shared lunch.

A warm (…)

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Community Heroes Awards 2018

BBC Radio Lancashire is proud to announce its first Community Heroes Awards.

They are recognising those in the county that go the extra mile and make a real difference to the lives of others.

Nominations are being sought in various categories which are designed to reward everything from being a (…)

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Lancashire County Council

School Admission Appeals Panel Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help to decide on appeals by parents for school places.

Lancashire County Council is looking to recruit people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to join its independent appeals panels. These panels are set up to consider appeals from parents who have missed (…)

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Stop Loan Sharks Winter Edition Newsletter 2018

The latest ‘Stop Loan Sharks’ newsletter is now available.

The newsletter provides the latest information about the work of the Illegal Money Lending Team, details of recent successes across the country and how proceeds of crime monies are being put to good use.

You can download a copy here: Stop Loan (…)

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Homewise Newsletter February 2018

The latest newsletter from the Homewise Disability Aids Recycling Centre is now available.

Affordable daily living aids save Homewise customers 70% on average compared to buying brand new.  They have an offer on Kitchen Trolleys throughout February.

For the latest information and contact details for the organisation, please download their (…)

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Lancashire County Council

Dispelling Myths About Fostering

Lancashire County Council is keen to dispel common myths about becoming a foster carer, to encourage people to come forward to help local children.

As the latest figures show that around 20 Lancashire children are coming into care each week and needing urgent foster care placements, many individuals or couples (…)

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