Monthly Archives: June 2020

Shropshire Archives

Shropshire Archives reopening survey

Thanks to Caring for God’s Acre, in 2019 our members were offered the opportunity to have a tour of Shropshire Archives. Many of our members found this worthwhile. The Archive Department has been closed during the Covid19 pandemic. They are now putting in place plans to reopen but are seeking your views on what you would like. This survey closes on Thursday 9th July. To find out more about how you can help, please read below.

Shropshire Archives preserves and makes accessible documents, books, maps, photographs, plans and drawings relating to the historic county of Shropshire, past and present. They usually have around 6,000 people visit their building on Castle Gates, Shrewsbury each year, with many more using its website resources and contacting us via phone, email and online.

During the coronavirus pandemic, they have been accessible online, and staff have been answering queries. They’re now keen to welcome people back, to visit them onsite and make use of more of the resources they have available. They will be making some changes to ensure the health and safety of staff and visitors.

To help Shropshire Archives prepare for reopening, they have a few questions. They would like to understand how you’d like to use Shropshire Archives over the coming months whilst they continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. They want to learn of any concerns you may have so that measures can be in place to make you feel more comfortable when using the Shropshire Archive services.

To take part in the survey which closes on 9th July 2020 please click on this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ShropArchivesReopening

To find out more about Shropshire Archives visit our website.

Shropshire-Libraries

Shropshire Libraries to accept returns at six branches for one week

Shropshire Libraries currently remain closed in line with national guidance, but for one week beginning Monday 29 June 2020, the six largest libraries will be accepting returns of books and other library items that have been on loan.

In order to facilitate the safest possible reopening, for one week beginning Monday 29 June 2020, a book returns service will be offered by the libraries in Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, and Bridgnorth.

Book returns will be accepted between 10am and 2pm from Monday to Friday (not Wednesday at Whitchurch; not Thursday at Market Drayton, Ludlow or Bridgnorth). Social distancing measures will be in place and customers will not have access into the library buildings themselves.

This will enable returns to be quarantined for 72 hours as advised by Public Health England’s National Infection Service.

The latest Government announcement yesterday indicates that public libraries will be allowed to start reopening in Step 3 of the lockdown easing plan from Saturday 4 July 2020 or onwards.

In resuming face-to-face services the priority will be the safety of customers, staff and volunteers, with measures that include social distancing, frequent cleaning of surfaces and limited services overall.

As a further stage of the phased reopening, from week beginning Monday 6 July 2020 a ‘Ready Reads Collect’ service will be offered from the foyers of Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Ludlow libraries.

This will be a ‘click and collect’ style service, with no access to the libraries themselves available. ‘Ready Reads Collect’ will offer individually tailored book choices selected by library staff. Details of this service will be made available shortly.

The full range of library e-resources can be found here   https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-from-home/

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children

Website: https://www.caudwellchildren.com/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0345 300 1348

Address: Caudwell Children,  Caudwell International Children’s Centre, Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 5NT

Our Aims are:

  • To change the futures of all disabled children providing access to the services, equipment, therapies and treatments they need.
  • To increase awareness and understanding of the needs of disabled children across the UK.
  • To enable disabled children to lead an active and independent life reaching their full potential.
  • To enable disabled children to lead ordinary lives

Services:

  • Family Support
  • Equipment
  • Treatment
  • Therapy
  • Support Breaks
  • Autism Support

Follow us on twitter @caudwellkids and Facebook @caudwellkids

Registered Charity Numbers: RCN 1079770, SC043874

Caudwell Children

Opportunity for young people with autism to join the ‘Digital Skills’ programme

Caudwell Children are offering an opportunity for young people with autism to join the ‘Digital Skills’ ten (10) week programme that is aimed at upskilling and introducing young Autistic people that live within the West midlands to the world of work within the digital industry. If you between the ages 16- 25,  Autism/ASD and live within the West Midlands Postcode (WMCA) this could be an opportunity for you.

If you think you may have autism, and a social worker, healthcare professional or education professional agrees, and you have never been assessed for autism we may be able to assist, please contact me for further details.
Michael Jones,
Employment Support Worker
Email : [email protected]
Call/Text/Whatsapp: 07824 431868

There is a number of free webinars to explain the programme in more detail on the eventbrite page.

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Autism Advice Sessions -Shrewsbury-Cancelled

Start Date:
9th July 2020

End Date:
9th July 2020

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1500

Event title: Autism Advice Sessions -Shrewsbury-Cancelled
Venue: Crowmoor Early Help Hub, 112 Crowmere Road Shrewsbury SY2 5JJ
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 450 7575
Event description: Would you like some specific advice about autism and your child? This is a Free one to one advice and guidance for parents/carers of individuals on the autism spectrum. Please book a 45 minute appointment in advance.

Please do not bring your child with autism to this appointment.

This session runs on:

  • Thursday 11th June
  • Monday 29th June
  • Thursday 9th July
  • Thursday 13th August

These sessions give you opportunity for Free one to one advice and guidance for parents/carers of individuals on the autism spectrum. Please book a 45 minute appointment in advance.

Booking Information: to book this event or for more information please contact the Helpline Team on 0121 450 7575 or email [email protected]

Shropshire Council 250-253

King Street, Ludlow – Experimental part-time prohibition of motor vehicles

Start Date:
1st September 2020

End Date:
30th September 2020

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

The experimental road closure traffic order is to address concerns regarding pedestrian safety on King Street in Ludlow, and to support active travel to help the country emerge from the coronavirus crisis following the transport secretary’s statement on coronavirus (Covid-19) on 9 May 2020.

The road closure will enable the allocation of existing carriageway space for pedestrians assisting with safe distancing measures.

The above provides improved road safety for all road users, and enhanced quality of life for the local community. It will be applied on an experimental basis for up to 18 months.

THE SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL (KING STREET, LUDLOW) (EXPERIMENTAL PROHIBITION OF MOTOR VEHICLES) ORDER 2020

On 19 June 2020 Shropshire Council made an experimental order to prohibit all motor vehicles from using King Street in Ludlow between 10 am and 3 pm every Friday and Saturday.

Exemptions to this restriction include:

  • Any vehicle being used for police, fire and rescue authority, or ambulance purposes;
  • Any vehicle being driven in accordance with a direction given by a police constable;
  • Vehicles being used for building or repair work to this length of road, adjacent buildings, or utilities;

This order comes into effect on 26 June 2020 and will operate for a period of up to eighteen months. The council will consider in due course whether its provisions should continue in force indefinitely. Your views on this order, including whether or not it should be made permanent, are welcome.

How to get involved: Note this consultation closes on Saturday 19th December 2020

If you wish to raise an objection, express support, or make any other comments, please either send an email to: [email protected], or send a letter to: The Traffic Engineering Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND by 19 December 2020. You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.

Please note that, for legal reasons, objections must be made in writing or by email, and should state the grounds on which the objection is made. Objections cannot be accepted over the phone.

If you wish to question the validity of the order, or of any of its provisions, on the grounds that they are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any requirement of the act or of any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the order you may, within six weeks from 19 June 2020, apply for the purpose to the High Court.

Shropshire Council 250-253

Oswestry – Church Street – experimental one-way and parking restrictions

Start Date:
1st September 2020

End Date:
30th June 2020

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

Description: This experimental one-way traffic order will address concerns regarding pedestrian safety on the B5069 Church Street in Oswestry, and support active travel to help the country emerge from the coronavirus crisis following the Transport Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) on 9 May 2020.

The removal of a traffic lane and a loading bay, and the relocation of the disabled bay to Festival Square, will enable the allocation of existing carriageway space to pedestrians to assist with safe distancing measures on both sides of the road.

The above provides both improved road safety for all road users and increased quality of life for the local community, and will be applied on an experimental basis for up to 18 months.

THE SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL (VARIOUS ROADS, OSWESTRYY) (EXPERIMENTAL ONE WAY AND WAITING RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 2020

On 11 June 2020 Shropshire Council made an experimental order to place one-way traffic and parking restrictions on Church Street in Oswestry, as follows:

One-way traffic

Church Street

From its junction with Smithfield Street to its junction with Cross Street, in a northeasterly direction.

Parking restrictions

No waiting at any time

Church Street 

(northwest side)

From its junction with Smithfield Street to a point 148.6 metres northeast of its junction with Upper Brook Street

Church Street  (southeast side)

From its junction with Smithfield Street to a point 27 metres southwest of that junction

The cul-de-sac section of English Walls

(southwest side)

From a point 30m northwest of its junction with English Walls for a distance of 20m in a northwesterly direction.

No waiting or loading at any time

Church Street 

(northwest side)

From its junction with The Cross to its junction with Smithfield Street

Church Street  (southeast side)

From its junction with The Cross to a point 2m southwest of the property boundary of no. 3 and no’s 5-9 Church Street

 

From a point 1m northeast of the property boundary of no’s 5-9 and no 11 Church Street to its junction with Smithfield Street

Loading bay

Church Street

(southeast side)

From a point 2m southwest of the property boundary of no. 3 and no’s 5-9 Church Street to a point 1m northeast of the property boundary of no’s 5-9 and no 11 Church Street

 Disabled persons parking bay

The cul-de-sac section of English Walls

(southwest side)

From a point 16m northwest of its junction with English Walls for a distance of 14m in a northwesterly direction

The existing restrictions at the above locations are suspended for the duration of this order.

This order comes into effect on 18 June 2020 and will operate for a period of up to 18 months. We’ll consider in due course whether its provisions should continue in force indefinitely.

Your views on this order, including whether or not it should be made permanent, are welcome. 

Documents

To get involved in this consultation (NB closes Friday 11th December 2020)

If you wish to raise an objection, express support, or make any other comments about these proposals, please send us an email or letter by 11 December 2020 (contact details as above). You may also ring the above phone number for more information.

Please note that, for legal reasons, objections must be made in writing or by mail, and should state the grounds on which the objection is made. Objections cannot be accepted over the phone. If you wish to question the validity of the order, or of any of its provisions, on the grounds that they are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any requirement of the act or of any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the order you may, within six weeks from 11 June 2020, apply for the purpose to the High Court.

11 June 2020

Shropshire Council 250-253

Oswestry – Church Street – experimental one-way and parking restrictions

Start Date:
1st August 2020

End Date:
31st October 2020

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

Description: This experimental one-way traffic order will address concerns regarding pedestrian safety on the B5069 Church Street in Oswestry, and support active travel to help the country emerge from the coronavirus crisis following the Transport Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) on 9 May 2020.

The removal of a traffic lane and a loading bay, and the relocation of the disabled bay to Festival Square, will enable the allocation of existing carriageway space to pedestrians to assist with safe distancing measures on both sides of the road.

The above provides both improved road safety for all road users and increased quality of life for the local community, and will be applied on an experimental basis for up to 18 months.

THE SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL (VARIOUS ROADS, OSWESTRYY) (EXPERIMENTAL ONE WAY AND WAITING RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 2020

On 11 June 2020 Shropshire Council made an experimental order to place one-way traffic and parking restrictions on Church Street in Oswestry, as follows:

One-way traffic

Church Street

From its junction with Smithfield Street to its junction with Cross Street, in a northeasterly direction.

Parking restrictions

No waiting at any time

Church Street 

(northwest side)

From its junction with Smithfield Street to a point 148.6 metres northeast of its junction with Upper Brook Street

Church Street  (southeast side)

From its junction with Smithfield Street to a point 27 metres southwest of that junction

The cul-de-sac section of English Walls

(southwest side)

From a point 30m northwest of its junction with English Walls for a distance of 20m in a northwesterly direction.

No waiting or loading at any time

Church Street 

(northwest side)

From its junction with The Cross to its junction with Smithfield Street

Church Street  (southeast side)

From its junction with The Cross to a point 2m southwest of the property boundary of no. 3 and no’s 5-9 Church Street

 

From a point 1m northeast of the property boundary of no’s 5-9 and no 11 Church Street to its junction with Smithfield Street

Loading bay

Church Street

(southeast side)

From a point 2m southwest of the property boundary of no. 3 and no’s 5-9 Church Street to a point 1m northeast of the property boundary of no’s 5-9 and no 11 Church Street

 Disabled persons parking bay

The cul-de-sac section of English Walls

(southwest side)

From a point 16m northwest of its junction with English Walls for a distance of 14m in a northwesterly direction

The existing restrictions at the above locations are suspended for the duration of this order.

This order comes into effect on 18 June 2020 and will operate for a period of up to 18 months. We’ll consider in due course whether its provisions should continue in force indefinitely.

Your views on this order, including whether or not it should be made permanent, are welcome. 

Documents

To get involved in this consultation (NB closes Friday 11th December 2020)

If you wish to raise an objection, express support, or make any other comments about these proposals, please send us an email or letter by 11 December 2020 (contact details as above). You may also ring the above phone number for more information.

Please note that, for legal reasons, objections must be made in writing or by mail, and should state the grounds on which the objection is made. Objections cannot be accepted over the phone. If you wish to question the validity of the order, or of any of its provisions, on the grounds that they are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any requirement of the act or of any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the order you may, within six weeks from 11 June 2020, apply for the purpose to the High Court.

11 June 2020

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Interoception-Sensory Question and Answer Facebook Live Session

Start Date:
8th July 2020

End Date:
8th July 2020

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1130

Event title: Interoception’ Sensory Question and Answer Facebook Live Session
Venue: This is a Virtual Meeting
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Interoception – how we feel our internal body state and emotions.

Join us for Facebook Live with Alison Neal, Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration Therapy.

This is a unique opportunity to put your ‘Interception’ sensory questions to Alison as part of a Live Facebook event via Midlands Occupational Therapy.

Please email your ‘Interoception’ sensory questions prior to the commencement of the event to [email protected]

Date: Wednesday 8th July 2020

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Cost: FREE for West Midlands Families

Booking Information: For more information please contact: Sue Morris: by email to [email protected]

Shropshire Council 250-253

Coronavirus: Support for those who are suffering bereavement and loss during the pandemic

A new service and publications have recently been launched to support those who are experiencing and suffering from bereavement and loss during the coronavirus pandemic.

The new Bereavement Support Service will be run by Shropshire Council and community voluntary partners Samaritans, Cruse Bereavement Care, Severn Hospice and Crane Quality Counselling, and will include a dedicated number for people to call to seek help and support.

This service is centred on what the person needs to help them through their difficult time. First, a skilled customer services adviser will listen and then assist the person to identify the help available from the council’s own services, so that providing what a person needs is made as simple as possible through this single contact.

Then, when the practical help has been set in motion, the adviser will help them to choose the right counselling support service for them, and will make the referral through to our voluntary sector partners. An adviser will also make further contact with the person at a later date to make sure things are working as they should.

Two new publications have also been produced to complement the service:-

Grief and bereavement during COVID-19 support booklet:

  • Providing a compassionate overview of coping with loss, feelings that may be experienced, supporting others who are grieving, and links to local and national help and information.

Bereavement practical guide and checklist:

  • Providing an overview of the processes following a death, and what has changed during due to the pandemic. This includes a step-by-step checklist to help identify what steps need to be taken, why this is important and how to do so/who to contact. This document will be provided alongside the above bereavement support booklet.

The line is available for anyone with questions or queries, or looking for support and guidance. By ringing you can find out abut the free and confidential bereavement services available, and you will receive support to arrange an appointment or get in touch directly.  They can provide you with a one off conversation or a number of more in-depth sessions over a period of time.

The guides are available by clicking on the links below:

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/media/15135/sc-covid-19-grief-support-a5-jun20-final21.pdf   

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/media/15134/sc-covid-19-checklist-a5-may20-final31.pdf

As well as the emotional challenges, there are many practical considerations related to dealing with a death. When coping with all of this at a time of isolation and concern for others it is natural to need support, a listening ear and possibly some ongoing support. COVID-19 presents additional challenges to the process of grieving and bereavement.

You can access the new bereavement service by calling the Shropshire Council COVID-19 Helpline number on 0345 678 9028

To read comments on the available new service made by Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health and Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care, public health and climate change, click on the link below:  https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2020/06/bereavement-pandemic/