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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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

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

Community Engagement Worker » Less

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.

Leicestershire and Rutland Coronavirus Support Fund is now open for applications

Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:45 by Dawn Roache

http://www.llrcommunityfoundation.org.uk

(then go to Apply for Funds)

It will be open to constituted charitable and community groups in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland with a focus initially onhelping people facing the most hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

You will find a useful Eligibility and Advice sheet on the fund page too.

Please note …….. We will help groups with questions about the application process, but we absolutely won't be able to advise brand new groups on setting up to be eligible for this fund! The eligibility and advice sheet has a section on who the groups should go to for this support. More »

The money will come from two sources

1) The National Emergency Trust,

2) Private donors

The fund does not have as much money as is needed, so bear with us as we try to raise more. We will prioritise those most in need but all applications are welcome and will keep your all applications for review as hopefully more money is raised.

We are working hard to encourage companies and individuals who can donate to add their support and hope you will join us in spreading this message and ask anyone who wants to donate locally to contact us. » Less

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