Young Persons Officer update – Community Safety Roadshow event – The release of lockdown in Summer of 2020 and Spring of 2021 gave rise to an increase in anti-social behaviour and perceived anti-social behaviour in our parks and open spaces. As a result, and in response to concerns raised within our recent Residents Engagement Survey, we are bringing a Community Safety Roadshow event to secondary schools towards the end of Spring term to promote ways of staying safe & reduce incidents of ASB whilst still being able to have some much needed fun.
In raising awareness of the dangers related to excess alcohol & substance misuse, highlighting alternative activities available, providing information & safety demonstrations, we hope to increase an understanding of how young people can keep themselves & their friends safer when socialising in Harborough’s open spaces during longer, warmer days & nights.
This is hoped to have the knock on effect of improving local perceptions of what actually is anti-social & improve community relations between age-groups before the need for tougher enforcement is unavoidable.
Consultation – Housing Survey – This housing survey is aimed at residents of the District of Harborough, aged between 16 and 34 years old. The responses will help us to understand your motivations and needs, whilst also identifying any gaps or obstacles currently faced within accessing suitable housing options. Crucially, your input will help inform and shape Harborough District Council’s future work with regards to housing whilst also contributing to the Young Person Strategy that is aimed at this same age group.
This survey will run from 1 March 2022 and will close on 31 March 2022. You can complete the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Housing_In_Harborough or find it on our website Housing Survey – Consultation – Harborough District Council
Health & Wellbeing Team update – Level Water are a national charity getting more children with disabilities learning how to swim by working with local swimming pools to provide a programme of affordable 1:1 swimming lessons to children with physical, visual and hearing impairments.
They subsidise the 1:1 lessons so they cost the same as a mainstream group lesson for the parents. Level Water have recently launched a new programme at the Lutterworth Sports Centre (LE17 4RB) in partnership with Everyone Active and the centre and we have a few lesson slots still available at 3:30pm on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday.
Unfortunately, they are not currently able to support children with other disabilities.
Please find their flyer attached and share to anyone who you think may be interested, or alternatively you could share the link with your residents Level Water | Apply for Lessons
Funding news – Her Majesty Platinum Jubilee, The Community Grant Fund – The next round is now open. There are two funds parishes and constituted groups can apply for:
- Small grant to support community projects and events celebrating the HRH Platinum Jubilee (up to £250 per group) Constituted Groups only. (We can accept more than one group application from Towns and larger villages)
- Small grant towards a permanent commemorative installation. e.g., benches, beacons (up to £500 per village/town) Constituted Groups only. (One grant only per village/town)
First come, first serve basis. Amount available – £20,000.00 Application window will close on Thursday 31st March 2022.
Harborough Lotto – More groups and Parish Councils are recognising they can raise extra funds by signing up to the Harborough Lotto. We have had 5 new good causes who joined this month:
- Arnesby Primary School who are raising funds so they can continue to develop enrichment opportunities for their wonderful pupils.
- Claybrooke Parva Parish Council who are raising funds to continue to offer and even expand their service
- Glooston Village Hall who are raising funds to improve the facilities for their disabled users
- The Coplow Centre who provides a much loved and valued service for the Billesdon community and area. They provide community activities for all ages and abilities for people in Billesdon and surrounding area. They also promote arts, culture and healthy living.
- Burton Overy Parish Council who are raising funds so they can continue to offer and even expand their services
New Bolt on prize – This Spring you could give your home a fresh new look with a fantastic £1,000 B&Q Voucher. That’s right, buy tickets before 23rd April and you could win this amazing prize, whilst supporting the good cause of your choice. It’s a win-win situation, so what are you waiting for?
Could the Harborough Lotto help your parish or groups to raise funds for a project in your area while giving your supporter a chance to win up to £25k?
To sign up go to https://www.harboroughlotto.co.uk/good-causes
Hope you have a great weekend
Parish Liaison & Lottery Officer
Harborough District Council
T: 01858 828282
M: 07720 096463
If you need support or feel a vulnerable relative or neighbour could do with some help, please visit the Harborough district community hub: www.harborough.gov.uk/hd-community-hub.
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