Month: June 2018

Accrington and Rossendale College

ACCROSS Courses starting soon

Summer is here and Accrington & Rossendale College have lots of events and courses coming up in the next few months.

Their popular Bitesize courses are starting in August and they will be announcing their full schedule of autumn adult community courses in Accrington very soon! Plus, they will be (…)

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Lancashire Man Conned Out Of Thousands Of Pounds

Police are asking you to be aware and share this warning after fraudsters pretending to be police officers conned an elderly man from Lancashire.

In the latest incident the victim was called by a man who said he was from the fraud squad and was told to ring back on (…)

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NHS at 70

Accrington MIU still open

Whilst the GP walk-in centre in Accrington Victoria Community Hospital closed on Sunday 17 June, the adjacent Minor Injuries Unit remains OPEN. 

The unit is open 8am to 8.30pm 7 days a week and they can typically treat:

Broken bones Strains and sprains Cuts, wounds and grazes Minor head injuries Minor (…)

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Action Fraud

Courier Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified an increasing number of reports from the public concerning courier fraud.

Fraudsters are contacting victims by telephone and purporting to be a police officer or bank official.  To substantiate this claim, the caller might be able to confirm some easily obtainable basic details (…)

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neighbourhood watch

National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

It’s National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018 (NNWW18) and the Neighbourhood Watch Network have some exciting news to share

This year to mark Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018 they’ve created a fantastic, brand new section of their popular website to share new and important information on keeping you and your neighbours safe. Because crime (…)

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Have you heard of ‘County Lines’? 

Teenagers Are Being Exploited By County Lines Drugs Gangs In Lancashire

It’s been in the national news lately as it’s affecting families and communities up and down the country.  ‘County lines’ is when urban gangs use children and vulnerable adults to expand their illegal drugs businesses into other towns.

In Lancashire (…)

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Prescription for Wellbeing

Prescription For Wellbeing Fund 2018

The 2018/19 ELCCG Prescription For Wellbeing Funding Programme is now open for applications

BPRCVS together with HRVCVS have been appointed by the East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver the Prescription For Wellbeing (Social Prescribing) programme of funding for 2018/2019. This fund is (…)

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Prospects River Walk

Join Prospects and the Ribble Rivers Trust on an evening walk from Arden Hall Gates on 14th June.

The 4 to 5 mile walk will set off from Arden Hall Gates at the top of Plantation Road BB5 2DQ and will include some steep slopes and uneven ground.

They will look (…)

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Lancashire County Council

Community Transport Consultation

Are you a user or a volunteer of community transport services?

On 18 January 2018 the county council’s Cabinet agreed to consult on proposals to reduce funding by a third for community transport in Lancashire. This may mean loss, reduction and/or changes to these services including fare increases.

LCC would like to hear (…)

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Prescription for Wellbeing

East Lancashire CCG Funding Launch Event

You are cordially invited to attend the formal launch of the Prescription for Wellbeing Funding Programme 2018/19.

The programme is funded by East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and the launch will be held at Walshaw House, Nelson BB9 8AS on Thursday, 14th June 2018.

Starting at 10:00 a.m. Dorothy Shears, (…)

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