Lubbesthorpe Parish Council

Serving the people of Lubbesthorpe

Clerk: Lisa Sly
11 Ringwood Close, Desford
Leicestershire LE9 9HZ

Tel: 07593 873062

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Leicestershire County Council media release 20th November 2020

Key figures unite to call for big effort to beat virus

Senior council, health and police figures across the city and county have today (Friday, 20th November) made an unprecedented commitment to work together to drive down infection rates in the final days of the second coronavirus lockdown.


At a briefing this morning, they all expressed deep concern about a worrying surge in Covid-19 cases – with the days now being counted down to the end of the national lockdown. More »

The prominent figures included the county council leader, Leicester's City Mayor, Leicestershire's chief constable as well as the chief executive of all three NHS clinical commissioning groups.

Cases in Leicestershire alone have quadrupled since early October – and they are above the national average.

With rates currently standing at around 500 per 100,000 of the population in Leicester, and very close to 400 per 100,000 of the Leicestershire population, public health chiefs fear this could leave both the city and the county facing further restrictive measures at the end of the lockdown on 2nd December.

Nick Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council, said: "I can't emphasis enough how serious the situation is, so I'm calling on everyone to do their bit to save lives. Get a test if you have symptoms and stick to the guidance to defeat this pandemic."

His concerns have been echoed by City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, who has issued a similar rallying cry for people to unite and beat the virus.

Sir Peter said: "These are difficult times for people who have already lived under restrictions for a long time, and for all of those families who have sadly lost loved ones, they are unbelievably tough.

"Despite the hard work of many, cases of coronavirus continue to rise across the city and county.

"We are therefore once again asking everyone to pull together to drive the virus down, to save lives and to prevent us from remaining under restrictions when the national lockdown ends."

Another concerning factor is the rise in hospital admissions, which are now at higher levels than during the first wave of the pandemic which has, so far, claimed more than 50,000 deaths throughout the UK.

Andy Williams, CEO for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs, said: "We are now seeing the rise in coronavirus alongside annual winter pressures having a significant impact on health services.

"The number of people needing hospital treatment is higher than the peak in the first wave and hospital services are under extreme pressure.

"We have taken the difficult decision to stop some non-urgent operations to look after those with the most serious conditions, including emergencies and those needing treatment for cancer.

"The Emergency Department (Ed) at the Leicester Royal Infirmary is very busy. If your health condition isn't serious, please contact NHS 111 first who can advise on the best way to treat you, and if necessary, make sure you go to the best place for your treatment.

"Please also remember that GP practices are open. They are busy but will provide an appointment if necessary. Help us to help you by keeping safe and following the guidance to control the spread of Covid-19."

Over the next few days, councils, the police and partners in health will be further driving home the message with hard-hitting stories featuring the NHS and community leaders, supported by video clips of local leaders and key staff across social media channels with one clear message to residents – do your bit to help fight the virus.

People with symptoms are being urged to get a test. They must book an appointment by calling 119 or at http://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

Under the lockdown restrictions, people are being told to stay at home – apart from attending school, college, university, work or to go food shopping.

Pubs, bars, restaurants and non-essential retail across the county also close, but takeaways and click-and-collect shopping remain open. » Less

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:42 by Lisa Sly

Message from Trading Standards

! Scam alert !

Trading Standards have been informed of companies cold calling offering 'free surveys' to residents as part of the Green Homes Grant.

Following the Government launch of the Green Homes Grant, Trading Standards reminds residents to exercise caution if they are looking to use the grant for improvements to their homes.

The Green Homes Grant is an initiative to get homeowners to invest money in improving the energy-efficiency of their property whilst also giving the economy a much-needed boost. Homeowners and landlords can apply for a voucher to cover some of the costs for installing energy efficient improvements to their homes. More »

Consumers are able to obtain information about the process of obtaining the grant, how to apply and how to find a registered installer by searching on www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk or calling 0800 444202

If you have any concerns about work that has been undertaken using the grant scheme, or if you have been approached by a suspicious trader operating in this field, you can report it to Trading Standards using the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133. » Less

Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:23 by Lisa Sly

BCD Kickstart Scheme

First applications for Kickstart scheme

The first 39 applications to help young people into work have been submitted to the Government's Kickstart Scheme.

Blaby District Council has volunteered to be a gateway for small businesses to take advantage of the scheme, which helps those aged 16-24 years old and on Universal Credit into six-month job placements.

The Kickstart Scheme requires businesses to offer a minimum of 30 placements, but through Blaby District Council small businesses in the area who are the backbone of the district's economy can take advantage of the initiative. More »

After the first businesses came forward 39 applications have been sent to the scheme to get local people into work, with some of the roles based at Blaby District Council.

Councillor Ben Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing Strategy and Economic Development, said: "The news of these initial applications is absolutely fantastic. We are incredibly proud to be a gateway for our local, small businesses to access this scheme.

"Being a part of this scheme will ensure young people at risk of long-term unemployment can access fully paid jobs, giving them the experience they need for their careers. Businesses taking part can also take advantage of a scheme which could be a financial lifeline during the current pandemic."

Employers taking part in the Kickstart Scheme will receive funding for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum auto-enrolment pension contributions.

Businesses interested in joining the Kickstart Scheme can register with Blaby District Council's Gateway at www.blaby.gov.uk/kickstarter.

Young people looking to take part in Kickstarter can visit https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/ » Less

Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:16 by Lisa Sly