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Lincolnshire Police - Community Engagement

Lincolnshire Police - Community Engagement

On Saturday the 21st April between 10am and 2pm outside the Hildred's Centre in Skegness, the local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding a Property marking and Crime Prevention Police Surgery.

Available will be Property marking kits for the Home, Caravan, Fishing Equipment and bikes, free of charge.

Information will be available also regarding Scams and door step crime.

Micro chipping service is also available for Mobility Scooter and Cycle. Immobilise chips will be fitted along with relevant passports for each item. This service is charged at £6.50. A selection of Hi Vis/Reflective items available for a small cost

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:29 by Steve Larner

Diabetes Prevention Week to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Prevention Week to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes

People across Lincolnshire are being urged to learn more about the risks of diabetes during a prevention week later this month.

Diabetes Prevention Week runs from April 16 to 22 and aims to make members of the public more aware of the risks of Type 2 diabetes.

In Lincolnshire, 50,000 people are living with diabetes, which is roughly eight per cent of the population.

Health specialists also hope to educate people about the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) during the week. More »

Nikki Pepper, Diabetes Prevention Project Officer in Lincolnshire, said: "Type 2 diabetes is often linked to lifestyle. It represents a real threat to health and if untreated it can lead to stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure and lower limb amputation.

"Even if you are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, it can still be prevented by losing weight, eating healthily and being more active.

"You can help to prevent Type 2 diabetes by making small, simple lifestyle changes such as not taking sugar in your tea or coffee, walking to the shop instead of driving and eating brown bread instead of white bread.

"With over 7,600 patients now referred within Greater Lincolnshire, the National Diabetes Prevention Programme is a nine month programme for those patients at risk of developing diabetes.

"The programme provides personalised help to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes through improved food choices, weight loss and personal exercise programmes.

"Your GP practice is able to refer you to the programme if your blood sugar reading is within the eligible range.

"It is free to attend and programmes are running locally to where you live."

Lincolnshire CCGs are also working with Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on a pilot project which will support people suffering with diabetes to manage the impact the long term illness can have on their mental health.

Georgia Evans, 61, from Stamford, has recently been attending the Bourne group as part of the NDPP. She said it has helped her be more motivated to make lifestyle changes.

"Diabetes runs in my family so I was considered to be high risk.

"I also have a thyroid condition so was regularly monitored through my GP surgery which kept a close eye on my blood sugar levels. When they continued to increase I was told that I would be eligible to join the National Diabetes Prevention Programme and decided to join.

"The group is lovely and sociable. The tea breaks provide an opportunity to speak to others.

"I have learnt more about the food that I eat. I have reduced my carbohydrates intake and am more conscious about the sugar that I eat.

"I feel a lot better and would definitely recommend the course."

Charles O'Connor, 65, from Bourne also attends the Diabetes Prevention Programme group in the town.

He said: "I have put weight on over the last two and a half years as I had a physical job before I retired and now I am not as active.

"Since being on the course, I have lost 16 pounds in seven weeks, mainly from eating low carbs and exercising more. I try to cycle or walk whenever possible.

"I feel better as well. I've got a pair of trousers I'm aiming to get back into, so I'll be alright if I do that."

A series of events are being held across Lincolnshire during Diabetes Prevention Week to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes and the National Diabetes Prevention Programme.

These are being held on the following dates:

  • Monday, April 16 11.30am to 6.30pm at Tesco, 65 Northgate, Sleaford, NG34 7BB
  • Tuesday, April 17 11.30am to 6.30pm at Gainsborough Tesco, Trinity Street, Gainsborough DN21 2HA
  • Tuesday, April 17 11.30am to 6.30pm at Waitrose, West Street, Stamford PE9 2PR
  • Wednesday, April 18 11.30am to 6.30pm at Tesco, Canwick Road, Lincoln LN5 8HS
  • Thursday, April 19 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at Mablethorpe Co-op, Seacroft Road, Mablethorpe LN12 2DU (Blood sugar readings are being taken)
  • Friday, April 20 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at Hildreds Centre, Briar Way, Skegness, PE25 3NR
  • Saturday, April 21 1pm to 4pm Living with Diabetes event at New Life Centre, Mareham Lane, Sleaford, NG34 7JP

To get an estimate of your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, visit https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start

Find out more about the NDPP at www.england.nhs.uk/ndpp or ask a member of your GP practice team » Less

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:02 by Steve Larner

Walk for Parkinson's at Gunby Hall - Sunday 10th June 2018

Walk for Parkinson's at Gunby Hall - Sunday 10th June 2018

On the 10th June 2018 Parkinson's UK are hosting their annual Walk for Parkinson's at Gunby Hall, Spilsby.

Walk start time and walk duration (estimated)

Registration opens at 9:00am, Walk starts at 10:00am

Choose between 1.5 miles around Gunby Hall – 30 mins

4 miles through Gunby Hall and surrounding countryside – 2 Hours

8 miles from Gunby Hall to Monksthorpe Chapel – 3.5 / 4 hours

Details to contact for doing the walk More »

Lucy Dalgress East Midlands Regional Fundraiser at Parkinson's UK

ldalgress@parkinsons.org.uk

Details to be a volunteer

Help out on the day as walkers join them in the grounds of the National Trust's beautiful Gunby Hall in Spilsby, Lincs. Walkers choose a gentle 2.5-mile stroll around the woods and parkland of Gunby, a mid-length 4 mile walk, or a more challenging 8-mile walk.

As a Marshal, you would:

• stand on the event route and direct people taking part

• make sure signage is correct

• liaise with the event organisers, and report participant progress and any incidents

• help participants who get into difficulty

• offer enthusiastic encouragement

If you would like to volunteer as a marshal please contact Lucy Dalgress East Midlands Regional Fundraiser at Parkinson's UK

ldalgress@parkinsons.org.uk

Walk finish

Event close at 16:00pm

Are spectators allowed?

Yes!

Are dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on leads.

Are sponsorship forms provided?

Yes, those that sign up will receive instructions on how to raise sponsorship. » Less

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:15 by Steve Larner