Measham Parish Council

Serving the people of Measham

Clerk: Dawn Roach
c/o Measham Leisure Centre
off High Street, Measham
Derbyshire DE12 7HR

Tel: 01530 589583

  • Redbank Corner

    Redbank Corner

  • Entry Sign Planter

    Entry Sign Planter

  • Allotment

    Allotment

Covid-19 Information

Measham Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Measham a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

COVID-19 Community Information

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:21 by Dawn Roache

COVID-19 Community InformationBelow is some community information which we hope is useful. As the situation changes so rapidly, we cannot guarantee that these details are all correct.

The Parish Council Office is closed but you can still get in touch the usual way by calling 01530 589583 or emailing info@meashamparishcouncil.gov.uk

All play areas including the outdoor gym, sports courts and the skate park are closed. We ask that residents respect this and keep away. More »

The War Memorial garden is also closed at this time.

The cemetery and allotments remain open, we ask that visitors obey social distancing at all times. This will be kept under review.

Parish council maintenance staff are carrying out essential services which include inspecting the parks, open spaces and parish owned land and facilities, they will also be emptying parish owned bins and maintenance of the cemetery.

Measham Leisure Centre including the 3G is closed until further notice.

Local Information

For local updates, volunteer and help requests and general village information please go to the Spotted Measham Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/SpottedMeasham/

The food bank is being held at Measham Baptist Church on Friday mornings 9am – 10am. For more information please call 07542118878 or email info@ashbyfoodbank.org.uk

There is a collection point in the Co-op store for anyone who can donate food.

Foodbank vouchers are available from the following
North West Leicestershire District Council
Measham Medical Unit
Schools
Church / Vicar
Citizens Advice Bureau

Vouchers are issued on the day only as an emergency

Measham Medical Unit go to their Facebook page for the latest advice and information https://www.facebook.com/meashamdoctors/ or website https://www.meashamdoctors.co.uk/ or Twitter https://twitter.com/MeashamU

Dean and Smedley Pharmacy are allowing 3 people inside at a time, please wait outside until you are able to enter.

Post Office

The post office is currently operating usual hours.

Churches

As far as we are aware no services other than funerals are taking place in any of the churches in the village.

Groceries

Measham Hardware are offering a grocery delivery service, please call 01530 270396 or visit their Facebook page.

AGE UK will deliver food parcels or critical care packages for those in need. Call the helpline 0116 2992233.

Crowndale Food Services delivers food all over Leicestershire and is offering delivery in 2 days. You can find out more via their website @ https://www.crowndale.co.uk/ or phone 0116 2885747

Takeaway/food delivery

We believe that the following are open for takeaway delivery in the village:

AJ's call 01530 270066 to find how and when the service operates.

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant Delivery within 4 miles of Measham Charge £2 See their website at Hong Kong Restaurant http://hongkongrestaurant.uk

Xpress Fish Bar still open - has a free offer for NHS staff and a delivery service Monday to Thursday 5pm till 9pm, Minimum order of £8 within a 3-mile radius. More info at https://www.facebook.com/Xpress-Fish-Bar-1001032279966587/

Cafe on the Corner is also providing a take-away service from 8.00am to 2,00pm Monday to Saturday and a delivery service for the Elderly & Vulnerable. Phone 01530 274442 for more information.

Dragon I Tuesday to Thursday 5.30 – 10.30 Friday / Saturday 5.00 -10.30 / Sunday 5.30 – 10.30 Tel 01530 270091.

More information

Information relating to North West Leicestershire (refuse, enforcement, litter, housing etc):

https://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/coronavirus_information_for_nwl_communities

Information relating to Leicestershire County Council (Highways, adult social care, waste sites etc):

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

National information:

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Government information https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If anyone has further information to add to this list, please get in touch with the Parish Clerk.

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Hospice Hope Children's Poetry Competition for North West Leicestershire

Hospice Hope Children's Poetry Competition for North West Leicestershire

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:24 by Dawn Roache

We are excited to be writing to you to invite all children aged 7-14 in North West Leicestershire to enter our Annual Poetry Competition, by creating a piece of poetry on the theme of "Gratitude" or "I am grateful".

What are you grateful for? What might someone who lives with a life-limiting condition be grateful for? You might be surprised by the answer!

We have some exciting prizes for the winner and runners up, with poems being judged by a panel of professionals including head judge, renowned children's author Celia Rees, Sam Beckett Jr (Purple Theatre and Century Theatre), Victoria Barber (former judge of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway book awards), Susan Browne (author) and Rad Gregory (author). More »

Our first prize is a Rolab R1 Standard Hoverboard. Second prize is a Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker third prize is a £20 kids choice gift voucher. All shortlisted poems will also be displayed by North West Leicestershire Libraries as a special exhibition in October, to coincide with National Poetry Day, and will be read out at Century Theatre's National Poetry Day event. The winner will also have their poem framed and on display at our day centre, Hope House, Griffydam, as well as published in local press.

The competition opens on April 6th and will close on July 31st, full terms and conditions can be found on our website.

Entries will need the child's name, age and either school or home postcode. We encourage entries to be emailed to us at poetrycomp@hospicehope.org.uk but they can also be posted to the following address: Hospice Hope, 23 Ashby Road, Ravenstone, Leicestershire LE67 2AA.

You can also join in with the project by tweeting your three little things of gratitude @Hospice_Hope and using the hashtag #3things4hope

We understand how challenging these times are, and hope that our competition and project provides a little bit of positivity and distraction over the following months.

We look forward to reading some wonderful poetry!

Liz Waters

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AGE UK Helpline

Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:43 by Dawn Roache

Age UK have a helpline to assist over 65's who are unable to get food supplies. Please share with anyone who you think needs help. The number is 0116 2992239.

A message from Dean and Smedley

To protect our staff we are only allowing 3 patients in at a time

Please wait outside until a slot becomes available

Thank you

Before you wait to enter;

  • Allow enough time for prescriptions to be completed; 3-4 days rather than the 2-3 days due to unprecedented volumes and delays from wholesalers. Unless prescriptions are urgent there will be a delay, so please ring to check they are here to avoid disappointment.
  • Shop stock is running very low, so please ring to see if we have the items you require. We are struggling with paracetamol tablets & liquid, hand washes & sanitisers, disinfectants & thermometers.
  • Our preference is that all payments are on card to reduce money contact, so please try your best.
  • We ask others in the community to help us to cope with delivery demands due to self-isolation with prescription collections. We will however need a consent form to be completed each time.
  • Finally, we are working as hard as we can during exceptional circumstances so would appreciate you treat our staff with the courtesy and patience you would expect yourselves.

Thank you for your understanding and support

Will all customers to try to use card payments please. This the safest way to reduce transfer of the virus, not just at the chemist but at all retailers. Thank You.

Woodfield Forest Church

Join us as we explore Gods wonderful creation to make our very own Wild art.

Sunday 28th July, 3pm meeting at the rear of St Laurence Church, Measham.

St Laurence Church

Ready Steady Pop up. An afternoon of fun and games, treasure hunt & crafts

Thursday 8th August 2.30 - 4pm