Friday 21st April 2017
showing ‘THEEB’ 
Arabic with subtitles

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during WWI, a young Bedouin boy experiences a hastened coming of age/loss of innocence as he guides a British officer to his secret destination. Told from the boy’s perspective, realised through stunning cinematography.
(Some violence/disturbing images)
FILMS ARE SHOWN in the Church Hall, Church St., Appleby Magna, DE12 7BB
at 2.30 pm & 8.00 pm 

For more information contact Sonia Liff   01530 272327  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This will be the last film of our 2016/2017 season.
The AGM is provisionally scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday May 6
The club is run by a small group of volunteers and is in real need of new helpers if it is to continue. Anyone interested is invited to contact either Sonia (deatils above) or Linda Plummer on 01827 880241 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Medical Unit is closed for staff training on Wednesday afternoon 15 March.


Do you know just how busy your Medical Unit is?

In January a total of 6,578 patients had appointments at the Medical Unit.

Of these, 1,086 were seen in our morning surgeries, and 758 had blood tests.

Unfortunately, 197 patients failed to attend their appointments; this meant that this time could have been allocated to other patients.

Please help us to give you the best service we can offer by:

* Keeping any appointments you make

* Cancelling an appointment if you know you can’t keep it

* Treating all our staff with respect – receptionists, nurses, doctors, etc

* Letting us know how we can improve the service we offer.

Spring into Spring!

If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented. Even a little bit of exercise will make you feel better about yourself, boost your confidence and cut your risk of developing a serious illness.

It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don’t need a GP to get some.

'Sustainability and transformation plans' have recently been produced by 44 geographical NHS areas in England.

These plans are likely to shape key NHS prioirities over the next 5 years, including elimination of the current national NHS deficit. All these plans are now available online.You can look at the Leicestershire plan at The document also include details of how you can comment.

Our village is located on the edge of a number of plan areas-Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Coventry and Warwickshire. As a result, hospitals in Nuneaton and Burton provide very important services for us. My family, for example, has used A&E and day patient services at the George Eliot hospital Nuneaton, and the stroke and radiography units at Burton hospital.

 Under the sustainability and transformation plans there could be changes to the location of services such as A&E; maternity; stroke and cancer treatment.

If, for example, the A&E services were moved from George Eliot to Coventry (Walsgrave) and from Burton to Derby (Royal) this could have very serious implications for us.The Leicestershire plan also suggests a reduction in acute/stroke beds in both Coalville and Hinckley. This could have a big impact for older people and the families of older people. Fewer local beds will reduce local recovery options, potentially creating both discharge and visiting problems.

 In my opinion it is essential that:-

 1. All residents, particularly those living on the edge of geographical boundaries, are consulted in a meaningful way with greater clarity on proposals,and are given a proper opportunity to put forward their views;

 2.Any service changes are planned with full cross border cooperation between NHS bodies, to avoid duplication of services and the possible withdrawl of essential local services which are currently reasonably easy to access;

 3.Social care commissioners and providers are fully involved in the planning process.

 Twycross parish council will be discussing this subject further, as will other public sector organisations. However, as these changes could very likely affect you and your family, it really is something that you need to be aware of and look into. I will certainly be making my personal views known.

 I do wish to place on record my sincere thanks to County Councillor Ivan Ould for bringing this matter to our attention.

 Please feel free to circulate this email as we may not have all current email addresses for villagers.

 Alan Davies (Cock Lane resident, and Chairman of Twycross Parish Council 2016/17)'

Notice Board

15 Mar 2016 09:46 - Super User
NJT Defibrillator

We now have a Public Access Defibrillator

This is for emergency use, and may save someone's life.



Please [ ... ]

22 Jan 2016 13:02 - Super User
Pavement Cleanup

Please clean-up after your dog

16 Oct 2015 10:11 - Super User
Play Area Repairs

The play area has now been repaired.

The gate has been replaced.

Please treat the play area with respect, [ ... ]

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