NOTICE: the 2nd Annual General Meeting of East Midlands Sexual Health (Formerly LASS) will be held on 24th March 2021 from 7.30 – 8.30 pm. Due to Covid19 lockdown restrictions the meeting will be held online by Zoom. The following link provides an open access point for any EMSH (formerly LASS) members to join through: .

The AGM will conduct the following business:

  1. Welcome and Introductions.  Alistair Turk (Chair)
  2. Minutes of Previous Meeting.  To be agreed and matters arising.
  3. Annual Accounts: To receive and consider the accounts for the year ended 2020 and the reports of the charity trustees and auditors.
  4. Retention of Auditors:  To consider retention of Celerica Ltd: Registered No. 06851953 (England), First Floor, The Old Chapel, 9 Kempson Road, Leicester, LE2 8AN ,to the role of EMSH auditors for 2021/22 and toauthorise the charity trustees to set the level of the auditors’ fees.
  5. Motions on proposed changes to the charity’s governing document and governance model. Due to the changing circumstances of EMSH and changes in the external environment including the evolving nature of the HIV epidemic and emerging needs in the East Midlands area, the Trustees are proposing a number of changes to the scope of what the charity focuses on (objects) and the governance model used by EMSH. The changes to the ‘objects’ are a continuation of the work started through rebranding LASS as EMSH. The proposed changes to the governance structure reflect ongoing difficulties in member recruitment and engagement. 
    • Motion 01/2021: Changes to the objects of the charity. That the membership approves adoption of the following amended ‘objects’ for the charity, based on those originally outlined in the LASS Constitution 2016, and expanded and updated to incorporate the following text: The object of the CIO is to advance sexual and reproductive health for the public benefit, in particular, but not exclusively by: raising awareness, providing education, support, information, advice and advocacy for people living with, affected by and at risk of HIV and sexual and reproductive ill-health across the East Midlands;
    • Motion 02/2021: Changing the governance model from that of an association (membership) led CIO, to that of a foundation CIO and subsequent revisions to the constitution. That the membership approves a move from the use of the ‘association’ model of governance- that includes voting members other than the charity trustees, to adoption of the ‘foundation’ model of governance whereby EMSH’s only voting members would be the charity trustees; and to approve adoption of an amended constitution (draft attached in appendix)
  6. Members proposed resolutions. Details will be given once proposed resolutions are received. Proposed resolutions should be sent to the CEO by noon 14 days prior to the date of the meeting. A revised agenda will be issued by 7 days prior to the meeting.
  7. Any other business. To deal with any matters raised at the meeting.

By order of the Board of charity trustees: 8th January 2021H 

Alastair Hudson CEO 

AGM East Midlands Sexual Health 

Date: 24th March 2021

Time: 7.30-8.30pm.

Location: online via Zoom using the above open link:   

Leicester City Council: Lockdown restrictions in Leicester to be extended for at least two weeks

On 29 June Leicester City Council published the lockdown extension article.  It explains that people in Leicester and its outlying areas are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be asked to close.

This means the city’s bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on July 4 as planned, and shops that were allowed to open on 15 June will have to close again from today 30 June.

The latest figures obtained by the city council show that 3,216 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Leicester since the start of the epidemic. Of these, 944 cases were reported in the last two weeks. These figures include the number of patients and staff testing as positive in hospitals, known as Pillar 1 figures, and positive cases identified in testing centres, known as Pillar 2. The council did not previously have access to the Pillar 2 data, but this is now being provided on a weekly basis.

People in Leicester are being advised to stay at home if they can, to maintain two metre social distancing, ensure good hand hygiene and to strictly limit their contact with others from outside their own household.  Anyone who thinks they have symptoms should stay at home along with the rest of their household until they have been tested. Anyone who tests positive should stay at home for seven days, and members of their household should stay at home for 14 days.

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