The Returning Officer of Telford & Wrekin Council has confirmed that Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 requests from electors has not been fulfilled and the Council can now fill the three (3) casual vacancies by co-option.
Casual Vacancy (a) Malinslee Ward
Casual Vacancy (b) Malinslee Ward
Casual Vacancy (c) Dawley Ward
If you are interested in being a councillor you can download the following document that gives you an insight into what it entails: http://www.nalc.gov.uk/library/publications/804-it-takes-all-sorts/file or contact the Town Clerk for a paper copy.
Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Town Clerk by no later than 3.00 pm on Friday 28th August 2020.
Prospective candidates are asked to include in their expression of interest a short personal statement giving the reasons for being interested in joining the Town Council and what particular set of skills and experience they feel they can bring to the role. Prospective candidates are also asked to indicate within the expression of interest which casual vacancy they wish to be consider for, this may be just one but can be more than one or all three.
All expressions of interest will be considered by Councillors at Great Dawley Town Council at a meeting specifically called with a view to filling the casual vacancies by co-option. Any person(s) who express an interest will be invited to this meeting and must be available to attend this Council meeting to answer any questions raised by Councillors. Notice of this meeting will be advised 7 days in advance.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the changes in legislation dated 7th April 2020, the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, allows for all local authority meetings to be held remotely, either by video or telephone conferencing, live streaming or web chat.
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'Vitamin D does not prevent or treat coronavirus' say health bosses at Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
Although vitamin D helps the human body absorb calcium and other minerals, and is naturally absorbed by our skin from direct sunlight, there is no evidence to support claims that vitamin D prevents or treats the virus.
The only way to reduce the risk of catching coronavirus is by maintaining good hand hygiene, wearing face coverings in public, and adhering to social distancing guidelines.
However, during the pandemic, the Government does advise that people should consider taking 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day if they are spending more time indoors, shielding, self-isolating, or at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.
Those at a higher risk include BAME communities, people spending large amounts of time indoors, and those who usually cover up most of their skin when outdoors.
Vitamin D supplements can be purchased from local pharmacies, supermarkets and health food stores at low cost.
Free advice is also available from expert pharmacists without the need to book a GP appointment.
Dr Julian Povey, local GP and Chair of Shropshire CCG, said: “It is very important to bust the myth that vitamin D can prevent or treat coronavirus – it can’t.
“Vitamin D is effective in helping to keep our bones, teeth and muscles healthy and strong but there is no evidence that it can help against Covid-19.”
Dr Jo Leahy, local GP and Chair of Telford and Wrekin CCG, said: “It needs to be made very clear that hand hygiene, face coverings and keeping a safe distance from others is still the only way to cut down your risk of the virus.
“Vitamin D is available from your local pharmacy and levels can be naturally boosted by spending plenty of time outdoors, but are not linked to treating or preventing coronavirus. Just be careful not to burn.”
For further information on vitamin D, pop into your local pharmacy or visit: www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk/health-advice/self-care/vitamin-d
Telford & Wrekin Council has launched a hotline to help people who are homeless, rough sleeping or at risk of becoming homeless. Housing Hotline 01952 381925
This follows the success of providing an offer of accommodation to all those rough sleeping or threatened with becoming homeless during the coronavirus pandemic and is part of the Council’s commitment to work, with partners and local communities, to ensure all residents of the borough have access to suitable, affordable accommodation.
Its Housing Hotline 01952 381925 is available for anyone who is in need of help or advice. The hotline is also available for people to support the homeless by reporting an issue.
A call to the hotline about a rough sleeper will result in a visit to the reported location by an outreach worker who will check on their welfare and offer help to house them immediately and in the longer term.
Anyone who is homeless and calls the hotline will be given their own housing officer as a single point of contact. The housing officer will support them finding accommodation and also help with finding training and work.
Anyone who is at risk of becoming homeless is also encouraged to call the hotline. The Council’s Housing Solutions Team will work with them to develop a personalised housing plan with the caller and set actions that need to be taken.
Councillor David Wright, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Eradicating rough sleeping and homelessness is a key priority for Telford & Wrekin Council.
“Launching this hotline is an important part of making sure that everybody has a roof over their head. During the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, a COVID taskforce was set up with our partners Maninplace; [email protected] and Stay Telford.
“The taskforce meets daily to look at all cases of people known to be rough sleeping. During the lockdown, we were able to use hotels and B&Bs that were not open to the general public. The challenge is to make sure people don’t return to the streets as the lockdown restrictions are eased and ultimately lifted.
Councillor Paul Watling, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Cooperative Communities, Engagement and Partnerships said: “It is important to support people who are homeless and rough sleeping by reporting it to us.
“Together with our partners, we will offer them emergency accommodation and work with them on finding longer term housing.
“Some people end up homeless in complex circumstances. We will help them through those complexities to help to keep them in homes and in tenancies.
“If you see someone rough sleeping, please call the number - 01952 381925. We’re here to help.
“If you are at risk of losing your home, please contact us early – so we can support you and sustain your tenancy – we will talk to landlords and make sure you are fairly treated.”
Councillor David Wright added: “The launch of this enhanced hotline is also part of our five year draft Housing Strategy which we are currently consulting on. One of the strategy’s objectives is to provide homes to help our most vulnerable residents.
“We want to make sure we provide a warm safe and suitable home for all residents across the borough, working with partners and residents themselves.
“We want to ensure there is no return to rough sleeping.”
Further housing information and advice from Telford & Wrekin Council can be found here: www.telford.gov.uk/housing
For more information on Telford & Wrekin Council’s draft Housing Strategy and to take part in the consultation, visit: www.telford.gov.uk/futureofhousing
You’ll be able to see from the pictures , things look a little different! The measures taken to re-open will be a joint effort with the purpose of keeping us all safe. But exciting right?
So before doors are open to you , some key information and steps will be released early next week to help you navigate this re-opening journey.
Perhaps you already have some questions about your membership, or what to expect?
𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗔𝗤’𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
Class timetables may now look a little different. We’ve had to juggle some things around.
𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
Please note further important safety information will be released early next week
We’ll keep you updated every step of the way as we begin our re-opening journey.
And finally, just in case you missed the leisure update via email,
𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
Great Dawley Town Council and local Ward Councillors have grave concerns about the level of anti-social behaviour and increased number of incidents being reported at the band stand in Dawley High Street, which has seen the number of incidents increase tenfold.
The Town Council is receiving an increase in the number of calls from worried public raising concerns and informing on incidents, which is worrying for both the businesses in the High Street and for the safety of residents and visitors. Local Ward Councillors have been contacted through social media from unhappy residents who want to protect and use the shops and businesses in the High Street but who feel unsafe to visit.
Both the Town Council and local Ward Councillors have been raising the issues for months with the police and are frustrated with the lack of action. They want to work together to try and reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB) and have jointly written to the Police and Crime Commissioner asking for urgent action.
The Town Council are calling on all residents and businesses to report their concerns at the time directly to the police using 101 or 999 for emergencies, or anonymously using crime stoppers using 0800 555 111 or online using www.westmercia.police.uk/report. Working together and reporting these incidents our community cannot be ignored.
Dawley High Street has only just started to re-open in-line with the changes to the Government restrictions due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, both the Town Council and Ward Councillors want to make the High Street a central part of the community but this is being hampered due to the continued and increase incidents. This is already a very difficult and worrying time for High Streets, businesses and law abiding residents have a right to go on with daily lives without all these issues, added pressure and fear.
Councillor Davies, Chair of Great Dawley Town Council said ‘The past month has seen an increase in incidents and the levels are now unprecedented. We cannot tolerate this toxic behaviour in our High Street any longer and need urgent police action to provide a safe environment for our community’
Dawley Town Council and Ward Councillors are calling for a round-table meeting regarding this urgent issue and are asking for this to take place next week with key partners to start the process to eradicate this huge problem in our community.
Councillor Andy Burford, Ward Councillor for Dawley & Aqueduct said ‘Dawley has one of the most traditional High Streets in our borough, with fantastic independent shops and businesses who have worked extremely hard to maintain their business during this difficult time and this ASB is damaging their future prospects.’
The Town Council have been in contact with partner agencies who specialise in the mental well-being and addiction, but due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic they are unable to provide an outreach service at this time.
Councillor Concepta Cassar, Ward Councillor for Dawley & Aqueduct said ‘We really need action and for the concerns of everyone to be taken seriously. It is really disturbing to hear from so many residents with their complaints and reports, I am so worried about our community. We want the community to know we are listening and are trying our damnedest we can do ensure people can continue to feel safe’
The latest Beam resource is now available! This time focussing on Year 6 to Year 7 transitions to secondary school.
This is aimed at Year 6 pupils, and they hope it might give some practical tips to ease any nerves about the move. The webpage can be access via: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/beam/shropshire and the guide can be downloaded below.
Beam's phone service will be continuing over the summer break – requests for service can be sent to [email protected]
Also don't forget they have a new Insta page – Shropshirebeam
‘Because we all care’ campaign launched to encourage people using NHS & Social Care Services to share their experiences with Healthwatch
As the Social Care sector and NHS faces pressures like never before in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come together today as a coalition of partners from across Social Care and the NHS to support a new campaign ‘Because We All Care’ to ask people who use Health and Care Services to feed back on their experiences.
Despite the toll this terrible pandemic has taken, the nation has pulled together. We have seen thousands of people volunteer their time and millions more expressing support for the front-line workers keeping those in care safe and well.
Research has found that nearly two thirds (61%) of the public want to help to improve Health and Social Care in this country. One crucial way to improve the quality of care is to give feedback, whether positive or negative, because it is only by knowing what has been done well and what requires improvements, that we can build a better care system as we come out of this crisis. Giving feedback might seem like a small contribution but it can have real and concrete effects in improving the quality of care. We want to hear from people about their experiences of care, or that of their loved ones. It has never been more important that the voices of people who use Health and Social Care are heard and that we are listening, because we all care.
So, why not help the NHS and Social Care Services recover from the effect of COVID19? You can complete this short survey and tell us about your experiences:
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Job Match is a free service in Telford and Wrekin that connects local people who are looking for work with local businesses who are recruiting.
If you have been made redundant, you are unemployed or are you just looking for a new challenge they want you to get in touch. Right now during the current situation here are some of the ways Job Match can help you.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WORK?
ARE YOU FURLOUGHED?
GET IN TOUCH
If you would like support book an appointment or send an enquiry today and an advisor will then get back to you within 3 days to discuss your current situation.
If you are a local business find out how Job Match can support you.
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