NEWS & VIEWS 2020
We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at CHETWYND ASTON & WOODCOTE
WE NEED YOUR HELP
The NHS is looking for volunteers to support the roll-out of the vaccination programme in Telford and Wrekin and have asked us to contact you to see if you can help. We have now received confirmation that this will begin next week.
We need extra support to ensure the vaccination programme is implemented smoothly, especially to our first cohort of patients who are elderly and most of whom will be in the vulnerable category.
The Teldoc Covid-19 vaccination site will be at Malinslee Surgery. It will operate every day, 8.30am – 7pm. The day will be broken into a morning and an afternoon session. Your role would be to support the NHS clinical team to ensure the smooth flow of patients entering and exiting the surgery and to assist patients to navigate within the surgery once they are inside. This includes the maintenance of the 2 metre social distancing rule.
The programme will run from 28 December 2020 until at least late spring 2021.
The only PPE that will be required for the role is a facemask and this will be provided.
If you are interested please contact: Elaine Edwards, Head of quality governance and clinical workforce at Teldoc via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not contact the council regarding this volunteering opportunity, as our offices are now closed until the new year.
Thank you for your continued support.
COMPUTING CLASSES STARTING WITH: COMPLETE BEGINNERS
Intro to Smartphones - More Info
When: Saturdays 11am-12pm
Where: Aston Room in Church Aston Village Hall (TF10 9JG)
Fee: £8 per person per class
Places limited to follow Covid-19 guidelines, so sign up today for classes starting in January 2021
Contact Jenny on 07961506124 or Email email@example.com
Taking the NO out of technology and put the SMART back into smart devices
MAKE SURE YOU ARE STOCKING UP OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
Make sure you are stocking up for all your health needs over the Christmas and New Year period, say health bosses at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
With the festivities fast approaching, check that you have the essentials such as ibuprofen, paracetamol, antiseptic cream, plasters and indigestion treatment at home.
All of these are available to buy without a prescription at a small cost from a pharmacy, supermarket and other stores. Your pharmacist will also be able to give you free advice on minor conditions and over-the-counter treatments.
If you have a regular prescription, make sure you have enough to cover the festive period and you collect it in advance.
GP practices in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day Bank Holiday (Monday, 28 December) and New Year’s Day, but there are other services available.
For anyone who needs urgent medical help or advice they can call NHS 111 for free 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or they can access the service online at 111.nhs.uk.
THE NEXT NATIONAL CENSUS IS COMING
By taking part, you can help to inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as schools, doctors’ surgeries and bike lanes.
It’s important you fill in your census questionnaire because the information you share affects the life of every single person living in England and Wales. Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census.
Do not worry, your information is protected by law. That means government officials dealing with payments or services you receive cannot see it.
Census Day is Sunday 21 March. You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your access code in the post.
If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let The Office for National Statistics (ONS) know.
If you need help, you can visit www.census.gov.uk where there’s a wide range of support services available.
“Telford and Wrekin Council want to ensure every pensioner in Telford and Wrekin is aware of and can apply for financial support, assistance and all benefits they are entitled to and it is part of our commitment to protect and care for our residents. There are many things to think about when you become a pensioner – from looking after your money and making ends meet, to keeping safe, warm, healthy and being able to remain active. Our guide shares advice and contacts and you can find the guide on our website or by clicking on this link Financial support and advice for pensioners”
OMEGA CHARITY - RECYCLING INITIATIVE
In addition to 'Chatterbox' and 'A Letter from Louise', Omega also have a recycling initiative 'Peter's Stamp Appeal' collecting used postage stamps to raise funds for Omega and would be grateful for your help with this.
You can read more about Omega recycling schemes here.
OMEGA CHARITY - SUPPORTS SOCIALLY ISOLATED PEOPLE
Omega operate two projects within Shrewsbury, both of which are free of charge.
This is a telephone befriending scheme. Our volunteer befrienders are matched with clients and are happy to talk about anything as well as offering emotional support. You can see more information here
A Letter from Louise
This is a penpal befriending service. As with Chatterbox our volunteer befrienders are matched with clients with similar interests so they can share stories and experiences. It is also possible for clients only to receive letters. All post is directed via our office using a freepost system so clients addresses are confidential. Many of our befrienders include photos and pictures with their letters. You can see more information here
We find that people who are lonely or socially isolated are hard to find. We hope that with your help our service can be promoted. If you require more information please contact my colleague Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to help you further.
HAVE YOUR SAY...AND WIN PRIZES
Have your say...
- How has your Council performed during the pandemic?
- How can your Council create an even better borough?
And Win Prizes...
COMPLETE THE ONLINE SURVEY AND GET DISCOUNT VOUCHERS FOR USE ON LOCAL HIGH STREETS.
Enter the prize draw! 1x £100 and 10 x £25 voucher prizes
*Terms and Conditions apply
More Info (Poster)
PLANNING APPLICATION (TWC/2020/0600)
The Parish Council will meet via Zoom to discuss a local planning application (TWC/2020/0600) on Thursday 13th at 7.00 pm
If you wish to join the meeting please let the Parish Clerk know
VIRTUAL SHROPSHIRE SHOW - 22ND AUGUST 2020
It is a show along the lines of a County show but entirely ‘online’.
There is so much for the whole family including music, entertainment, comedy, demonstrations and competitions to enter (dog show, horse show, open gardens, arts and crafts etc.).
Please note the closing dates for competitions.
It is all free – we are just asking for a charitable donation which will go to 5 great local charities:-
The Cavalier Centre
The League of Friends to RJAH
The Movement Centre
Shropshire Rural Communities Charity
There will also be a 200 stand shopping village – for those that want to get ahead with Christmas shopping!
THE SHROPSHIRE & MID-WALES FERTILITY CENTRE IS TO REOPEN ITS SERVICES FOR LOCAL FAMILIES
The Shropshire & Mid-Wales Fertility Centre, part of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, is to reopen its services for local families following a change in national guidance. The centre will reopen on 18 May 2020 with the hope of restarting treatments from 15 June 2020.
Couples requiring further information should visit the centre’s website at www.shropshireivf.nhs.uk. Additional support is available from the centre’s trained fertility counsellor. Fertility counselling is available without charge for NHS patients and the first session is also free for self-funded/private patients.
LEISURE SITES AND CENTRES - COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATES
Please find a link below to the web page detailing all information you may need concerning local parks and the re-opening of tennis courts and fishing.
STAY AT HOME PARTY!
Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council invites you to your own
VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebration
STAY AT HOME PARTY!
FRIDAY 8th MAY 2020
Why not decorate your homes in Red, White and Blue and commemorate the end of WW2 by celebrating in any way you can.
Raise a glass for the “Nation’s Toast” at 3pm
Share your pictures and videos with us on Facebook or email them into us for inclusion on our website.
***Please adhere to all Government guidelines regarding social distancing and self isolation
CAN YOU HELP?
Can you help a neighbour? Are you able to volunteer to collect medicines, shopping or other vital goods? Is there a service you can offer?
Let everyone know through the Parish Council’s Facebook page
COMMUNITY SUPPORT HELPLINE
Telford & Wrekin Council have launched a new Community Support Helpline for those people who may not have family, friends or neighbours who are able to help them.
The phone number to call is 01952 382030, lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 1pm until further notice. You can also register for this support at any time on line at www.telford.gov.uk/isolationsupport
CHURCH ASTON VILLAGE HALL ACTIVITIES
13.30‐14.30 School PE,
10.00‐12.00 Newport Bowling Club,
12.30‐15.30 Ballroom/Tea Dance,
18.00‐22.00 Line Dancing
09.45 ‐ 12.45 Tai‐Chi,
14.00 ‐ 16.00 Newport Bowling Club (From October),
19.00 ‐ 22.00 Womens Institute (every 3rd Wednesday of the month)
09.15 ‐10.45 Movement Matters (Medau)
14.00 ‐ 16.00 Whist
18.00 ‐ 20.00 Cubs (Term time)
20.00 ‐ 21.30 Newport Bowling Club (Autumn/Winter)
13.30 ‐ 14.30 School PE
15.00 ‐ 17.00 U3A Shakespeare Reading
18.00 ‐ 21.00 Beavers/scouts (Term time)
13.45 ‐16.30 Tea Dance (Monthly)
09.00 ‐ 13.00 Christian Group
13.00 ‐ 14.00 Karate
Booking Secretary Liz Kemp 01952 810349 Caretaker Gill Stokes 01952 812706
DONNINGTON AND MUXTON PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (SECTION 87(2))
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Donnington West Ward following the passing from office on 4th January 2020 of Councillor Mrs E A Clare.
Wednesday 4th March @ 7.30pm
Church and Chetwynd Aston Village Hall
GOING GREEN PROJECT
Teams: max 4 people
£7 per person
Refreshments provided. Bring your own drinks.
Contact: Doreen on 01952 813267 or Ann on 01952 812547
TREES? YES PLEASE!
TREE PACKS ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECT BETWEEN 10AM – 2PM ON THE 16TH JANUARY 2020 FROM;
SOUDLEY PARK FARM, CHESWARDINE, TELFORD, TF9 2NR
Future-proof the landscape of Shropshire, and play your part in securing the future of woods and trees in the Ellerton Brook, Lonco Brook and Aqualate Mere catchments. Fully subsidised packs are available, containing 45 tree saplings selected to complement species found within the local area, and to replace those that may be lost to current diseases.
GET INVOLVED WITH POLICE BUDGET
As the Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion, begins to set the budget for the next financial year, he wants to hear questions from the public, to put the Chief Constable.
How would you like to see your money spent? How would you like to see resources prioritised? What would you do differently?
Budget and resources will be the focus of the next live question and answer session taking place on Monday 20th January 2020 from 7pm, streamed live on the PCC’s facebook page (@WestMerciaPCC). There will be opportunity to submit questions in advance, or live during the broadcast.
VE & VJ DAY CELEBRATION FUND OPENS FOR BIDS
Telford & Wrekin Council is offering a £20,000 grant fund to support communities to host their own events and activities for VE (“Victory in Europe Day”) and VJ (“Victory over Japan Day”), to mark 75 years since the end of World War II
As such, if YOU have a great idea for a community event in the borough to commemorate VE and/or VJ Day but don’t quite have the budget for it, you can now apply for funding to help make this happen.