Shortly before Christmas, the Government announced it's preferred route for the proposed HS2b rail link from the West Midlands to Leeds.
I'm sure you were already aware that the proposed HS2b route was likely to pass close to Measham, and would therefore be fairly close to our village.
The latest route, which is now the subject of government consultation, has been moved to the east of Measham and is therefore now nearer to Norton Juxta Twycross and approximately 1 mile from the western edge of our village (Norton House Farm).
It still seems unlikely that this revised location will cause any serious noise issues for our village once the railway is constructed (if indeed it ever is).
However, there could be traffic issues for our village and other local villages during any HS2b construction work. HS2b will also include work to local roads, including the M42, which could include work at junction 11. It is vital that construction plans recognise and allow for effect of road work on local people, and seek to minimise the impact of any works for us.
Twycross Parish Council has already agreed that it will monitor the HS2b proposals and will work with others to try and minimise the impact of any construction work for local residents.
You can view the latest government proposals for HS2b by visiting (select 'HS2 Route refinement consultation 2016), and you can also comment on the proposals directly by completing an electronic form or by sending written comments by email or post. The website explains how to do this. Consultation ends on the 9th March 2017.
Alan Davies (Cock Lane resident and Chairman of Twycross Parish Council 2016/17)'   


Village Information Poster for JANUARY


Wednesday 18th January 2017 and Thursday 9th February 2017

New Stroke and Disability Club starting at Measham Library Wednesday 11th January 1pm – 3pm (and then each Wednesday afternoon)

This new club will support those who have been affected by stroke or disability. It will be a great opportunity to socialise, share experiences and take part in recreational activities including games, conversation, day trips, talks and presentations by visiting speakers. Contact: Nesta Rosser 07807376457 or 01530 588528 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


NEW SURGERY SHUTTLE: We're delighted that The Boardman-Weston Charitable Fund has kindly purchased and fully funded a new minibus. As before, the Surgery Shuttle will operate a scheduled service to our out-lying villages. Our patients living in Measham can take advantage of the service on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.

The minibus can be booked by telephone at the time of making your appointment or in person with our reception staff.


COLD WEATHER: Follow these tips to keep you, your family and those around you warm and well in extremely cold weather:

* Draw your curtains at dusk and keep your doors closed to block out draughts.

* Have regular hot drinks and eat at least one hot meal a day if possible. Eating regularly helps keep energy levels up during winter.

* Wear several light layers of warm clothes (rather than one chunky layer).

* Keep as active in your home as possible.

* Wrap up warm and wear shoes with a good grip if you need to go outside on cold days.

* If you have reduced mobility, are 65 or over, or have a health condition such as heart or lung disease, you should heat your home to at least 18C. It's a good idea to keep your bedroom at this temperature all night if you can and make sure you wear enough clothes to stay warm. During the day, you may prefer your living room to be slightly warmer.

Measham Medical Unit


Village Information Poster for NOVEMBER


Update on the installation of our new Clinical Computer System: The online system for booking appointments and for ordering prescriptions is now up and running again. Please remember that in order for us to provide access for you, we need you to come in person with photo ID to the Medical Unit.

We are stopping the tick-and-save scheme for dispensary, and will now offer online access, delivery service for dispensary patients over 60, or ‘the old fashioned way’ of bringing your slip in.

SELF CARE means knowing how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions and when to seek appropriate clinical help.

If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.

This year’s Self Care Week takes place from November 14-20, and aims to help you become more knowledgeable about health and lifestyle options that will impact positively on your physical and mental wellbeing. For more information, visit: Remember: Small changes in activity levels can make really big changes in your health and well-being.

And a reminder: Don’t forget that flu vaccinations are still available at the surgery for all those patients who are entitled (patients 65 and over, as well as patients with certain conditions. Call in for your vaccination or ring us and book an appointment.

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