Community Safety Partnership (CSP) winter 2023/24 newsletter

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Neighbourhood mental health cafes

Neighbourhood mental health cafes offer local support for people who need immediate help with their mental health.

The cafes are drop-in centres for anyone to come and talk to us about their mental health in confidence - no appointment needed. They are run by partners on behalf of the NHS.

We have supportive, trained staff who can listen and provide the practical support needed. For more information, visit Mental health support (

Celebration for our Ukrainian community

The event to reflect and celebrate Ukrainian independence was attended by more than 170 people. Held at the Meeting Centre in Hinckley, the event was supported by the Borough Council. Guests enjoyed live music by a Ukrainian singer, while traditional songs were also sung by some Ukrainian children. 

Since the Russian evasion of Ukraine, more than 100 generous families in Hinckley and Bosworth have opened their homes and lives to Ukrainians. More than 200 Ukrainians have been welcomed into the borough. 

Councillor Michael Mullaney, Joint Chair of Hinckley & Bosworth and Blaby Community Safety Partnership, said:

“This was a fantastic event where we all came together to celebrate our Ukrainian community as well as all the fantastic leaders, hosts and families who have supported them through difficult times.  Our thanks to everyone who attended, as well as to all borough residents who have welcomed our Ukrainian community with open arms.”

Game, set and match for tennis fans

The borough’s Ukrainian community have been filmed by Sports England for a heart-warming documentary.

Guests of all ages were filmed as they gathered to socialise and enjoy a day of tennis thanks to a collaboration between the Borough Council, Sports England and Hinckley Tennis Club.

Throughout the year, the organisations have arranged a series of free tennis sessions with the aim to help Ukrainian guests integrate into their new surroundings. Sports England filmed the event to recognise the importance of these sessions which bridge cultural gaps and enrich lives.

Community resilience – winter weather 

Throughout the year, the Local Resilience Forum plan how they respond to emergency situations to assist the Emergency Services with their response. During an incident, the Emergency Services will prioritise situations where there are immediate threats to life. 

There is a lot you can do to prepare for potential emergencies during the winter. The likelihood of a severe weather-related emergencies is obviously greater in the winter months. The following is a list of things you could do before any potential emergency:

  • Check if you live in a flood risk area. This gives the risk of flooding from rivers and surface water due to heavy rain. To find out more about the flood risk in your area visit check the long term flood risk for an area in England (GOV.UK)
  • Sign up for flood warnings to keep you better informed of the risks in your area. Visit flood warnings (GOV.UK) for more information 
  • Flood Wardens – Our Flood Wardens are a great asset to their communities as they are able to give advice and information and report any concerns. Do you have a Flood Warden in your area? Do you know how to get in touch with them? Are you interested in becoming a Flood Warden yourself? If you have any queries in relation to this, contact us via email 
  • Occasionally, residents do have to evacuate their homes if the impact is significant. You could plan in advance for what you might need to take with you if you do need to leave your home. Visit Leiceestershire and Rutland (LLR) Prepared ( to give you some ideas of what you may need 

Last updated: 26/01/2024 12:32