NEWS & VIEWS 2021
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BUDGET CONSULTATION - IT'S TIME TO HAVE YOUR SAY!
Your Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion wants to hear from you ahead of setting next year’s policing budget.
As part of the PCC’s ongoing commitment to take feedback from communities and use it to shape his decision making, he is seeking your views for his 2022 budget. Over the next four weeks, you will have the chance to have your say via a public survey.
The survey will ask you about your priorities, what concerns you have where you live and how much you would be willing to pay for the policing element of your council tax.
The PCC is urging you to take the time to have your say, as this is about your police force and this is your money.
The consultation closes on Monday 3rd January 2022.
NOTICE OF COUNCILLOR VACANCY
Notice is hereby given that following the death of David Griffin a vacancy has occurred among the members of the Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council.
Any persons willing to fill these vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing on or before 16th November 2021
The applicant must be at least 18 years old.
The applicant's name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish.
The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.
If you wish to learn more about the role of a Councillor or more information about the vacancy, then please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk using the details below.
Mr C Furnival Clerk of the Council
c/o Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council 73 Coronation Crescent, Madeley Telford, TF7 5EN 07948 324 085 email@example.com
VACANCY: COUNCILLOR FOR THE PARISH OF CHETWYND ASTON & WOODCOTE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote following the death on 25th September of Councillor David Griffin
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on 5th November.
What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time? Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.
The Returning Officer’s address is Electoral Services Office, Telford and Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT and his telephone number for further guidance is (01952) 384280.
This notice is dated Monday 18th October 2021
MYTELFORD APP - HELPING RESIDENTS TO ACCESS COUNCIL SERVICES QUICKLY AND EASILY
Telford and Wrekin Council have launched a brand new app for residents to access council services quickly and easily through a streamlined system.
The new MyTelford app is free to download, boasting over 100 different services ranging from the ability to report environmental issues such as fly tipping, request a new bin and to find information on local Leisure offers, Covid-19 information and the latest news from in and around the borough.
MyTelford is the new and improved version of the Everyday Telford app. Both will continue to run alongside one another until Everyday Telford is archived in the near future. This will give residents plenty of time to download the new app.
More information on the MyTelford service can be found here.
THE PASSING OF COUNCILLOR DAVID GRIFFIN
We are very sad to have learned of the passing of Councillor David Griffin on Saturday 25th September 2021 at 5am, after a lengthy battle with cancer. We understand that David passed away in his sleep while at home.
David was a true community champion and conducted his role as a Parish Councillor with honour and conviction. Many across the community of Chetwynd Aston and Woodcote Parish and the wider Newport area will know just how committed David was to improving the livelihoods of our community.
He will truly be missed by all and on behalf of Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council we would like to thank him for his commitment and service to this parish.
May he rest in peace.
Cllr Bill Harper, Chairman of Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council
VACANCY: PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER
An opportunity has arisen for a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to support Chetwynd Aston and Woodcote Parish Council. Chetwynd Aston and Woodcote Parish Council serves a geographically spread parish, located in Shropshire on the outskirts of Newport. There are a number of exciting developments affecting the parish which make the role interesting and varied. The council is served by 7 active and engaged parish councillors. It normally meets every other month on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm; extra meetings are held as required.
Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer – 6 Hours (Flexible) per Week (Home Based)
Salary: - Within the NJC range 5, (points 12-17) £21,589 - £23,836, £11.50 - £12.69 per hour (Depending on Experience)
RAISING AWARENESS: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Over the coming months, Telford & Wrekin Council will be working with Veolia to raise awareness of the benefits of recycling.
Veolia offers talks to groups and organisations on recycling. If you'd like to arrange a talk, please contact Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07824 545 597. Ruth is also happy to arrange free educational workshops which Veolia offers to local primary schools.
If you would like more information please do not hesitate to get in touch, email the Waste Team at email@example.com.
TELFORD & WREKIN COUNCIL AND VEOLIA - REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Telford & Wrekin Council are working with recycling and waste contractor Veolia to raise awareness of the benefits of recycling and the kerbside collection services available to householders in the borough – recycling is one of the best ways we can have a positive impact on our planet, which is why there is an international drive to reduce, reuse, recycle.
A wealth of information can be found on the council website, including information about what goes in each container, a short film showing the purple bin’s journey of recycling, a complete A-Z of what can be recycled in Telford and Wrekin and a link for people to order replacement/extra recycling containers.
GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN CAMPAIGN
Telford & Wrekin Council have signed up to support the Great British Spring Clean campaign this year. The campaign is running between the 28th May and the 13th June. This year’s campaign also crosses over with National Volunteers Week which takes place 1 – 7 June 2021.
Telford & Wrekin Council has taken part in both events for several years. If you would like to find out more about the national Great British Spring Clean campaign please visit the Keep Britain Tidy website.
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 - 2021
The Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin and the council leader Cllr Shaun Davies have expressed their sadness at the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Cllr Amrik Jhawar, said: “On behalf of the residents of our borough, the councillors and staff of Telford & Wrekin Council and I would like to express the great sadness felt here at the news of the death of Prince Philip.
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this time. We are making arrangements to help local people express their thoughts and sympathies.”
CENSUS DAY - 21ST MARCH 2021
Sunday March 21 marked the day that millions of people across England and Wales completed key questions about themselves and their households to ensure local services in every community are informed by the best information possible.
However, for those who have not yet submitted their online or paper questionnaires or have maybe misplaced their invitation letter, there is lots of help available.
“The information you provide needs to be about who usually lives in your household on Census Day, which was Sunday March 21, however if you’ve haven’t completed it yet, please do so – there’s still time to,” the Office for National Statistics’ deputy national statistician Iain Bell said.
“Every household should have received their letter inviting them to take part and we’ve had a great response so far. If you haven't, or you have misplaced your letter, you can head online to www.census.gov.uk and request a new unique access code.
“There is plenty of help available, including face-to-face assistance at local Census Support Centres.
“Field officers will soon start calling at households who have not completed their census. They will follow social distancing and COVID-safe guidelines, supporting people to take part.
“They will be equipped with PPE and will never need to enter anyone’s home. They’ll be operating much like a postal or food delivery visit.”
Census purple light up - Lincoln Cathedral lit up in purple. The results from the census will shed light on the needs of different groups and communities, and the inequalities people are experiencing, ensuring the big decisions facing the country following the pandemic and EU exit are based on the best information possible, through the anonymised answers provided.
The ONS will never share personal details and no-one, including government bodies, will be able to identify you in census statistics. Personal census records will be kept secure for 100 years, and only then can future generations view it.
If people do not complete their census, they may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000.
For more information, including how to find a local census support centre, please visit www.census.gov.uk.
MAKE A CHANGE - BECOME A COUNCILLOR
Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it?
Shropshire Association of Local Councils invites you to join us at this free open discussion event:
6.30 ON FRIDAY 12 MARCH 2021 via ZOOM
You will have the opportunity to ask our Panel about local councils, what they do, the role of a councillor and how to become one.
Meet viral sensation, Jackie Weaver, Chief Officer at the Cheshire Association of Local Councils and a group of community heroes to discuss getting involved with your local (parish and town) council.
Speakers: Cllrs Gwilym Butler, Shropshire Council, Dan Harman, Bomere Heath Parish Council, Dan Thomas, Town Mayor of Much Wenlock Town Council, Helen Ball Town Clerk, Shrewsbury Town Council and Justin Griggs, Head of Policy and the National Association of Local Councils.
To join, please book your place by visiting: https://www.alcshropshire.co.uk/events/2021/03/12/make-change-become-councillor
NB: This event is part of NALC's Make A Change campaign to encourage more people from all backgrounds and experiences who are undiscovered community heroes to put themselves forward for election. If you are already involved in local councils as councillor, clerk or any other council staff, please find out more about NALC’s here other events.
VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLOR IN THE CHETWYND ASTON WARD
Chetwynd Aston and Woodcote Parish Council is seeking to fill this vacancy by co-option.
If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Clerk for information about the Parish Council, the duties of the Councillors and how to apply.
The closing date for this vacancy is 1st March 2021
Please telephone 07866 494411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PATIENTS IN SHROPSHIRE, TELFORD AND WREKIN URGED TO CONTACT NHS 111 FIRST
*IMPORTANT MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF THE LOCAL HEALTH AND CARE SYSTEM (26/01/21)
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford are both dealing with high numbers of patients right now - anyone in need of urgent medical care in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin should contact NHS 111 first online or by phone.
Health advisors can help find the best place for treatment and give a time to come in if a face-to-face assessment is needed. The service, staffed by trained health advisers, will book the caller a time slot for the most appropriate service, such as our urgent treatment centres or minor injuries units, or, if needed, A&E (Emergency Department ) at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) or the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford.
By calling NHS 111 first, it will help the NHS manage the flow of patients when capacity in waiting rooms is much smaller than before, to maintain safe distancing and reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection.
If the situation is serious or life-threatening please call 999 immediately. Likewise, if the condition is not serious, seek advice from a pharmacy or make an appointment
with a GP.
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A CASUAL VACANCY HAS OCCURRED IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR FOR THE PARISH OF CHETWYND ASTON AND WOODCOTE FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION ON 31ST DECEMBER 2020 OF COUNCILLOR SHAUN BAILEY
NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on 11th February 2021.
If a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time, Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.
The Returning Officer’s address is Electoral Services Office, Telford and Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT and his telephone number for further guidance is (01952) 383210.
Please note that if an election is requested, a poll cannot take place until 6 May 2021, as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the 2020 Regulations.
This notice is dated 24th day of January 2021
Ian Cruise-Taylor Clerk to the Council
* There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the [Ward of] … Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of …”. It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.
** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice.
COMPUTING CLASSES STARTING WITH: COMPLETE BEGINNERS
Intro to Smartphones
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
HAPPY NEW YEAR
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