Urgent Care Centre - campaign steps up
Jul 21 - A campaign group that wants to secure the future of the Corby Urgent Care Centre have invited the affected parties around the issue to a meeting.
The public event is set to take place next Thursday evening ( Jul 27 ) at the White Hart pub in the Old Village.
Organisers have reportedly invited the cheif executive of the NHS Corby group that buys and plans health services for the borough - and a representative of the current operator of the centre, as well as senior local politicians.
At the moment Lakeside Plus have a contract to run the centre until September the 30th but nothing is currently place beyond then.
On July 20 in the Commons the MP for Corby Tom Pursglove called on NHS Corby CCG to do more to remedy the situation - and says he wants to know more from the CCG about contingency plans that may be used should no agreement be reached.
Former Mayor presents charity cash
Following a year in office, the former Mayor of Corby, Cllr Julie Riley, handed over £5k to two local charities on Friday 7th July.
Representatives from Cllr Riley’s chosen charities, the Travers Foundations and the Children’s Air Ambulance, were presented with half of the total £5,484 that had been raised over her year as Corby’s Mayor.
In order to raise the money Cllr Riley held a host of events including a Fashion Show, a curry night, a golf competition, a variety show and the Mayor’s Annual Dinner.
Cllr Julie Riley, said: ‘It has been a very busy year being Mayor but it was worth every single second in order to be able to hand over money to these two very worthwhile charities.
‘I am very proud to present these cheques to the Travers Foundation and the Children’s Air Ambulance and hope that it goes some way to helping them with the fantastic work that they do for so many in our Borough.
‘I would like to thank each and every person that helped with my events and that contributed to raising this money, whether that was through ticket sales, raffles or just kind hearted donations - every single penny has helped. I would also like to especially thank the Carnival Court for their support throughout my year in office, they have been fantastic’.
Homeless cause wins money
A Corby homelessness cause has thanked the people of the town for their support which helped them secure major funding.
Nightlight were entered into Jewson Builders' scheme to award funds to projects which needed building renovation. After an online vote judges have awarded the Corby cause £10,000.
It will go towards work on their new premises in the town centre - which is being designed to help rough sleepers in the short-term but also with a view to providing long-term solutions for those affected by homelessness.
In addition Nightlight's leaders have made an appeal for volunteers to become involved in the months ahead.
Two recruitment events have been planned for later this month in the town at the Hazel Tree pub - the next being on Wednesday July 26 from 7:30pm.