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

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Leicestershire Police launches second phase of Modern Slavery campaign

Leicestershire Police launches second phase of Modern Slavery campaign

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:15 by Dawn Roache

A series of pop up events are being held across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland this week to raise awareness of modern slavery and promote the support that is available for victims.

The events are being run by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Modern Day Slavery Action Group (LLRMSAG) which is supported by a range of partners including the police, local councils, De Montfort University, Next and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. More »

Friday 18 October is also Anti-Slavery Day across the country.

Earlier this year Leicestershire Police in collaboration with LLRMSAG launched a new campaign called 'know the signs' to raise awareness about slavery which is an under reported issue. The issue involves a wide range of partners who are also involved in spotting the signs and helping people get out.

It is estimated that at any given time, there are 40.3 million modern slavery victims worldwide.

The force is also releasing a video detailing a common theme of modern slavery victims.

Detective Inspector, Jenni Heggs, said: "Modern Slavery is a horrible crime that preys on the most vulnerable members of our society. It can affect people's lives not just in the present moment, the effects can last for years.

"We are continuing to share our message around knowing and noticing the five key signs of modern slavery: long hours, chaperoning, malnutrition, abuse and a lack of personal possessions.

"We will be holding a series of pop up events around the city and county, raising awareness and helping victims of this type of crime. The public cannot underestimate the role they can play in helping us convict people who treat others so appallingly."

The Coordinator for LLRMSAG Laura Pajon said: "We have organised these pop-up events because we want members of the public to understand this is a crime happening here in Leicestershire and Rutland and across the country."

"If we want to disrupt modern slavery and, ultimately, safeguard victims of trafficking, members of the public and professionals need to know the signs and, most importantly, where to call if they want to report a crime, seek for further advice or ask for help."

Lord Willy Bach, Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, said: "This insidious exploitation of some of the most vulnerable members of our society is unacceptable in a civilised society. It's a sad fact that many of the victims are too scared to come forward and report what is happening to them, even if they have opportunity. Sadder still that some victims do not even understand that this is not a normal way to live.

"This is why it is so important that we raise awareness of the signs to watch out for and that we encourage people with concerns to come forward. I ask anyone who suspects that someone is being exploited in this way to contact the police or the helpline. We all have a responsibility."

If you notice the signs in yourself or others around you then please get in touch by contacting the Modern Slavery helpline on 0800 121 700 or by reporting online at https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org/report

Find your nearest pop up event below:

  • Tuesday 15 October: 10am-noon - Melton Mowbray Market
  • Tuesday 15 October: 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Loughborough City Centre
  • Wednesday 16 October: 10am – noon - Oakham Market
  • Wednesday 16 October: 12.30 – 2.30pm – Market Harborough Indoor Market
  • Thursday 17 October: 10am – noon - Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre
  • Thursday 17 October: 1pm – 3pm – Asda and Sainsbury and Fosse Park Shopping Centre
  • Friday 18 October: 10am – noon - Britannia Shopping Centre, Hinckley
  • Friday 18 October: 1pm-3pm - Coalville Town Centre
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MEASHAM MEDICAL UNIT

MEASHAM MEDICAL UNIT

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:16 by Dawn Roache

What's stopping you?

Have you thought about making a lifestyle change but don't quite feel ready?

It could be that you've tried before and not quite managed to achieve goals such as losing weight or getting a bit more active.

You might feel too stuck in your ways to change or you might even think that the time to change has passed.

We've a range of groups to support our patients (walking, gardening, arts & crafts, social groups, dementia singing group etc). By getting involved, you'll meet new friends and even that is a tonic in itself. More »

So what's stopping you? Have a look at what's available, choose a group, and give it a try. You've be very welcome – and the chances are you'll begin to feel the benefit of being with others.

Could you help us?

We'd like to increase the number of volunteers for our current groups.

Have you a little spare time (perhaps a couple of hours every two weeks or once a month)? Come and lend a hand – with either indoor or outdoor activities. PLUS: Have you a particular hobby or interest which you'd like to share with others? We'd like to start some new groups and with your help we can.

Please contact the Medical Unit for more information. » Less

Parish Matters Issue 24

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:31 by Dawn Roache

Latest issue of the parish newsletter.

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