Harborough-based charity VASL is on the hunt for people who are passionate about helping their communities and who would like to become a trustee. The charity, which trains volunteers and supports carers among many other important services, wants to find people who can help drive VASL forward and help shape its future.David Green is one of VASL’s Trustees. He said: “I wanted to do something that would be of benefit to others; my partner is a volunteer for VASL’s Community Champions project, so I already knew about some of the great work VASL was doing.“Being a VASL Trustee has given me the insight into the charity sector I was looking for. VASL is a friendly and welcoming organisation – which is exactly as it should be.“I’d say knowing that you are part of a worthwhile organisation, working with the other trustees and the staff helping to shape VASL’s future and improve the lives of others is what drives me.“The people involved are … [Read more...] about Can you help shape the future of important Harborough charity?
Efforts to create a long-term strategy to help shape the future of Longhoughton are progressing well, after residents gave their views at consultation sessions. Work is on going to form an action plan for the village, focusing on aspects such as housing, tourism and retail, among others things.Recently, locals had the chance to have their say, and the feedback has proved vital for moving the strategy onto the next stage.Longhoughton Parish Council vice-chairman, Coun Adrian Hinchcliffe, who is heavily involved in the action plan, said: “Overall, 48 people attended the consultation sessions, allowing people to express their views on the needs and issues of Longhoughton and to listen to the views of other people.“It proved to be a very beneficial way of getting people to outline their views and to enter into a debate. Many good ideas have come out of this. Thank you also to those people who decided to complete the survey online or by hard copy. “The focus groups brought … [Read more...] about Residents give views to help shape strategy
PUBLISHED: 18:06 07 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:10 07 June 2018 Martin Wilby, chairman of Norfolk County Council's environment, development and transport committee. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant People are being asked what they would want to see in a new recycling centre, as council bosses search for a replacement site for when Mile Cross tip closes. The contract for the Mile Cross Recycling Centre, in Swanton Road - the main tip used by people in Norwich - runs out in September 2021. Bosses at Norfolk County Council, which rents that site, is ready to spend £2.75m on a replacement, but is launching a consultation to ask people in the city what would be important at a new centre. Along with Broadland District Council, council bosses had worked up a business case for a replacement recycling centre, as part of a scheme called the Norwich Depot Hub, on land near Norwich International Airport. Along with the recycling centre, it would have integrated highway maintenance, street … [Read more...] about Public invited to help shape the replacement for Norwich’s recycling centre
PUBLISHED: 14:04 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:22 21 May 2018 Steve Shaw Young nature enthusiasts can join Pensthorpe's Junior Board. Picture: Pensthorpe Natural Park Archant Young nature enthusiasts are being offered the opportunity to help shape the future of one of Norfolk’s top nature and tourist attractions. Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, said they are “on the hunt for budding David Attenboroughs” aged between eight and 11 to join its junior board. The board launched in 2015 with the aim of offering young people an opportunity to develop their learning and gain some practical experience about running a modern nature reserve. Pensthorpe owner, Deb Jordan, said: “We passionately want to encourage young people away from technology and to get them out into the countryside to spend quality time with their families. “Our junior board never fail to inspire and engage us with their insights. In return we impart our knowledge of the wonders of … [Read more...] about Budding nature enthusiasts could help shape the future of one of Norfolk’s top attractions
Children, parents and carers are being asked to help shape the future of the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) so that young patients get the best possible care. Under its Transforming Patient Care programme, NWAS is introducing a number of new initiatives and schemes, one of which is focused on making the service even better for children. Children, parents and carers from across the North West are invited to get in touch if they are interested in being part of a group that will give their views, feedback and ideas on how the service can be adapted for children. Volunteers will be invited to join engagement sessions, which will take place at different locations across the region three or four times a year. Chris Preston, an advanced paramedic who is leading the Transforming Patient Care work for children, said: “We understand that calling an emergency ambulance for your child is something that every parent hopes they will never have to do. If and when it does happen, it can be … [Read more...] about Ambulance service wants families to help shape its future