Measham Medical Unit – April Information


Village Information for APRIL 2017

Easter Holidays: The Medical Unit is closed on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April. We will be open on Saturday 15 April for emergencies between 8am and 11-50am. Please telephone first on 01530 270667. If you need advice or assistance while we’re closed, please call 111, or in the case of emergencies call 999.

Medical Student: During April we will have a medical student working at the Unit. The student will be in their 4th year, just one year from qualifying as a doctor. We aim to provide a useful wide experience of General Practice.

Vacancies at the Unit: We are currently advertising for a Practice Nurse (25 hours per week) and two temporary Receptionists (20 hours per week for twelve months). Adverts and application forms are on our website (

Patient Participation Group (PPG): If you live in Donisthorpe or Oakthorpe and are interested in becoming involved, please contact the Reception. Details of the PPG’s activities are on the MMU website. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 3 May at 7pm.

And finally … The MMU Bake Off: We’re really pleased to say that our recent Bake Off, held in memory of a former MMU staff member, raised a wonderful £200.69, for our chosen charity this year – local homeless. Many thanks to all staff who baked the cakes, and to the patients who bought them. Dr Moore won the bake off, and we’ll never hear the last of it until he’s poached by Channel 4!

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Yes – YOU could be our new Parish Councillor – Just Apply – by Tuesday 4th April



To fill a Vacancy in the Parish of Packington

  1. An election is to be held of ONE Parish Councillor for the said Parish.
  2. Nomination papers must be delivered to theCouncil Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville
    on any day from 27 March 2017 Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays) but no later than 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017.
  3. Forms of Nomination Paper may be obtained from the Offices of the ReturningOfficer, Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville during the times stated above.
  4. If the Election is contested, the Poll will take place on Thursday 4th May 2017.
  5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017.
  1. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
  2. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election, applied for on grounds of either physical incapacity or absence in relation to occupation, employment or service occurring after 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville by 5pm on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Dated 27th day of March 2017

C E FISHER  Returning Officer

(Printed and ) Published by the Returning Officer, Council Offices, Coalville

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Could YOU be our new Parish Councillor ?

Do we need a new Parish Councillor in Packington ?

Casual Vacancy – call for election BEFORE Friday 31st March 2017

A recent resignation of one of our 6 Parish Councillors gives an opportunity to elect a new councillor to serve on our Parish Council.  Could this be YOU?

The 6-member council controls a tax-precept budget of £25,000, plus grants from a solar farm fund, and two village charities.  Planning applications for the village are first scrutinised by the parish councillors. The council employs a clerk, meets once a month on the first Tuesday, and holds an Annual meeting – next on Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 7:15pm.

The resignation leaves a vacancy, which YOU might fill if 10 electors call for an election; if not, the parish council can co-opt an elector to serve with them, and that could be YOU as well, if you make your wish known.

At the recent Big Breakfast gathering, many villagers had no idea who were their councillors.  Meanwhile, several said they would like to have someone who is NOT elderly and NOT male to sit on our Parish Council, and perhaps bring a fresh viewpoint to this important body.   How do YOU feel?

Note that none of our present councillors was elected – they filled the vacancies in May 2015 without challenge.  YOU may receive the same privilege..

You can learn more about our Parish Council on their website (alas, old technology, it may not work well on your phone). Below is the official notice of Vacancy, and you can download the form calling for an election. You can contact our helpful Parish Clerk: 

Mrs Karen Edwards, Clerk to the Parish Council
23 Brittany Avenue, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2QY

Tel: 07936 359949  Send email


NWLDC form for Parish Council Election

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Aldi Ashby 20 – Sunday 19th March 2017 – Roads Closed

The Aldi “Ashby 20“, a 20-mile road running race, will be held on Sunday 19th March 2017, starting at 10am.  About 1,500 runners will take part, and there are road closures for safety, for a likely maximum period from about 8am to about 3pm.

Runners come from Ashby, go down Mill Street, then do two anti-clockwise laps of the roughly-circular course shown on the map below.  The anti-clockwise left side of all roads of the circle are CLOSED during the race. Roads are open in the opposite clockwise direction.  In Heather village, traffic may flow alternately in both directions using Stop / Go boards. At the Bull & Lion on their second lap runners turn up High Street, Packington and on to their finish at Ashby. There is a full schedule of Road Closure details in the table below the map:


Roads affected

Approximate Timings

Ashby de la Zouch

Upper Packington Road from Leicester Road to Lower Packington Road – ROAD CLOSED

09:55 – 10:05

10 mins

Ashby to Packington

Ashby Road from Lower Packington Road to Mill Street in Packington.

10:00 – 10:10

10 mins


Mill Street


9:05 – 10:15

1 hr 10 mins


Measham Road (end of Mill Street) to Five Lane Ends

09:00 – 12:30

3½ hrs

Gallows Lane

Gallows Lane from Five Lane Ends to Swepstone Road

09:00 – 13:30

4½ hrs

Swepstone Road to Heather

From Gallows Lane to Main Street, Heather

09:00 – 13:30

3½ hrs


Main Street is OPEN in BOTH directions with a 1 metre strip coned off for runners, and use of Stop/Go boards

09:00 – 13:30

3½ hrs

Heather to Normanton and Packington

Normanton Road through Normanton to Heather Lane, Packington

9:00 – 14:10

5 hrs


Heather Lane and Bridge St through to Measham Rd

09:00 – 14:10

5 hrs


High Street

09:00 – 14:15


The official Temporary Traffic Order is until 5pm and roads will close and reopen in sequence to keep the closures to a minimum duration.

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Measham Medical Unit News March 2017

Measham Medical Unit News

Annual Bake Off –

Our 3rd annual bake off will take place here at the Unit on Friday 10th March 2017 from 9.00am.  It’s also a coffee morning, selling hot drinks and cakes made by our staff.  All proceeds to go to a local homeless charity.

Please come and join us!

Staff Training

The Medical Unit is closed for staff training on Wednesday afternoon 15th March 2017. Continue reading ‘Measham Medical Unit News March 2017’ »

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