NEWS - 2019
News Story Archive
GET IN THE ZONE!
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A VARIED AND REWARDING JOB WITH FLEXIBLE HOURS, CLOSE TO HOME?
If you enjoy helping others the role of home-care worker could be for you. All that’s needed is a warm caring nature - we can train you for everything else!
Our approved care providers work in ‘zone’ or postcode areas so you can find work close to where you live.
You will need to commit to working regular hours every week, but if you can only work:
evenings and alternative weekends
We want to hear from you!
You will benefit from working for a Telford and Wrekin Council-approved care provider with a quality-assured training programme.
To find out who is recruiting in your local area and how to apply please go online to livewell.telford.gov.uk and click on ‘Looking for Work?’ In the ‘Category’ drop-down on the homepage
TRAVEL ASSISTANCE POLICY CONSULTATION
Following unanimous agreement of the Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet on Thursday 12 September, we are consulting on the impact of proposed changes to our Travel Assistance Policies.
These proposals will affect new applicants for travel assistance to attend maintained educational establishments up to the age of 16 or Year 11. It will also affect people who receive travel assistance support but undergo a significant change in circumstances, for example a house move or change of eligible needs.
The consultation will run until 15 November
BARN DANCE - 12TH OCT 2019 7:30PM
CHURCH & CHETWYND ASTON VILLAGE HALL BARN DANCE
Church & Chetwynd Aston Village Hall Wallshead Way TF10 9JG
Music and calling provided by The Moody Food Ceilidh Band
Optional Fish and Chip Supper £5
Tickets £10 adult £5 children
COMMUNITY INVITED TO SATH ENGAGEMENT
EVENTS - NHS TRUST
Tuesday 3 September 2019 - 10am until 12noon - Meeting Point House, Telford
Thursday 5 September 2019 – 10am until 12noon - Hamar Centre, RSH
Two community engagement events are being held next month for residents served by Shropshire’s two acute hospitals.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, is hosting the Community Working Together sessions on 3 and 5 September.
Residents will be able to hear about what the Trust is doing following last year’s CQC inspection and the work that is taking place to move out of special measures. The Lead for Patient Experience at SaTH, Ruth Smith, will also be hosting a workshop focusing on patient strategy.
CHANGES TO BIN DAY COLLECTIONS
Between 19th and 30th August, calendars are being delivered to all households with an additional postcard sent to those with a change in collections. On the 19th August, residents will also be able to view their September collection dates on the Council’s website at www.telford.gov.uk/recycling. This will enable residents to check collection day dates by simply using a postcode and then selecting the house name/number.
BUS SERVICE CHANGES – SEPTEMBER 2019
As we approach September, Arriva have now formally notified us and the Traffic Commissioner through their service registrations of their planned service alterations that will come into effect from Sunday 1st September 2019.
Route 5/5a: Telford – Newport – Stafford
This service sees a revised timetable put in place, but with no change to the current route. The timetable change results in a number of journeys being withdrawn or curtailed due to low passenger numbers:
The 0540 Telford – Stafford will commence from Newport at 0630 (Mondays – Fridays)
The 0630 Telford – Stafford will depart at 0640 and will operate 10 minutes later throughout (Mondays – Fridays)
The 1825 Stafford – Telford will depart at 1835 and will operate 10 minutes later throughout (Mondays – Saturdays)
The 1855 Stafford – Telford will be withdrawn (Mondays – Saturdays)
The 2010 Telford – Stafford will terminate at Newport (Mondays – Saturdays)
The 2210 Telford – Newport will be withdrawn (Mondays – Saturdays)
The 2135 Stafford – Telford will be withdrawn (Mondays – Saturdays)
The 1810 Donnington – Telford will be withdrawn (Mondays – Saturdays)
The 1840 Donnington – Telford will be withdrawn (Mondays – Fridays)
Route 7: Telford - Wellington
This service sees a revised timetable put in place, but with no change to the current route. The timetable change results in the short journeys that operate between Wellington and Donnington being withdrawn due to low passenger numbers for the summer holidays, making a 30-minute frequency between Wellington and Telford town centre.
In September the Monday to Friday short journeys will not be reintroduced. Instead the frequency over the whole route between Telford and Wellington will be increased from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes.
The 30-minute frequency between Telford and Wellington will continue on Saturdays
NEED OR USE CHILDCARE – TELL US ABOUT IT
We are making a plan of all the childcare across Telford and Wrekin. If you use or want to use childcare, like nurseries, breakfast clubs, afterschool clubs or childminders we want to know your experiences.
Telling us will help us to make sure you have the support that you need, where you need it and when you need it
Complete our online survey - www.telford.gov.uk/childcaresurvey
The survey will close on Monday 22 July, so hurry have your say.
LEADER & CABINET MEMBERS’ YOUNG PERSON GRANT SCHEME
It is a monetary award to support children and young people living in the Borough of Telford and Wrekin up to the age of 25 years old in one of the following categories:
Education, Training and/or Employment
Performing Arts and Culture
It is open to all children and young people who have a desire to achieve in one of the categories but due to their/family’s circumstances are restricted or unable to fund the activity themselves.
The scheme will provide grants of up to £500 per young person, to enable them to pursue their aspirations and goals and fulfill their potential.
HAVE YOUR SAY ON RURAL CRIME
Would you like to see more police in rural areas? What crime issues are important to you? What would make your community safer?
Rural Crime will be the focus of a live question and answer session hosted by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.
The meeting will be streamed live on the PCC’s facebook page (@WestMerciaPCC), from 7pm on Monday 24th June 2019. The public are invited to ask the questions which the Commissioner and his Deputy Tracey Onslow will put to West Mercia Police Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, and Deputy Chief Constable Amanda Blakeman.
RURAL AFFAIRS & WILDLIFE CRIME STRATEGY
Delivering the police contribution towards the NPCC priorities in conjunction with West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer West Mercia Plan.
UNIVERSAL CREDIT SUPPORT... HOW TO CLAIM
Since the roll out of Universal Credit began Citizens Advice has helped over 175,000 people with Universal Credit issues.
The majority of people who go to Citizens Advice for help with Universal Credit need help in making their initial claim.
Citizens Advice Universal Credit have designed a new service which meets this need and it will be available in England and Wales from April 2019.
NEW DOG WARDEN SERVICE
As from Monday 1st April Hilbrae Kennels are now providing this service. I am pleased to say that Hilbrae are a local kennels and have been the kennelling provider during the TWS contract. They have also provided a back up service for TWS so they know the service well.
Please note the arrangements for ordering dog poo bags are as follows:
Call our contact centre on 01952 384384 or Email email@example.com
Hillbrae will endeavour to deliver the bags within 10 working days of your request.
Reporting a stray dog can be done by:
Vising the website - www.hilbrae.co.uk
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01952 541254
NEW DATA FOR YOUR AREA HAS BEEN PUBLISHED ON POLICE.UK.
A brief summary of the crime information has been released for the past two months.
Please visit https://www.police.uk/shape/9VyYVG/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.
SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN FOR FREE PERSONAL CARE
The Senior Citizens Forum and Independent Age invite you to an open meeting to find out how you can help
MONDAY 29th APRIL 2019
The Wakes, Theatre Square, Oakengates TF2 6EP
SENIOR CITIZENS FORUM: MONDAY 15TH APRIL - RECYCLING
Guest speaker: Ruth Jones, Veolia UK, who will answer your questions about recycling and explain the journey materials take after being collected from our homes.
Monday 15th April 2019
The Wakes, Theatre Square, Oakengates, TF2 6EP - 10:30am-1:00pm
Come and join us, everyone welcome
WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO MAKE THE NHS BETTER IN SHROPSHIRE?
As part of the 'What would you do?' campaign we would like to invite you to attend an event where members of the public can share views about what would make health services in Shropshire better.
SPRING CLEAN COMMUNITY EVENT
As part of the Great British spring clean we are holding a litter pick/tidy community get together within the Parish.
Sunday, 14 April 2019 at 10:30
It’s about getting everyone involved so please come along.
If you can’t come but still want to be involved then just do a mini litter pick around your area and post it on the FB page.
WORKS IN YOUR AREA - VEGETATION CLEARANCE
We will shortly be carrying out some vegetation clearance along the A518 and A41 in the vicinity of the Audley Avenue Industrial Estate. This is in advance of highways improvements works due to start in the summer. This work is programmed to commence on the 10th February and is expected to take 6 days, weather permitting.
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ALONG LITTLEHALES ROAD, CHETWYND ASTON
Western Power Distribution are planning to undertake pole replacement works. The work is set to commence on Wednesday 6th March 2019 and will last for a duration of 1 day with an end date of Wednesday 6th March 2019.
The diversion route for vehicular traffic travelling in all directions will be signed on site.