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Storm Denis-new via Shropshire VCSA

Shropshire Council has opened a rest centre in Shrewsbury for those affected by the floods caused by the rainfall during Storm Dennis.

The rest centre is at the United Reform Church in Coleham Head, SY3 7BJ.

Shelter, a hot drink and support will be provided.

Shropshire Council continue to work round the clock in response to Storm Dennis and want to reassure people affected, that all partners are working together to keep people safe and plans have been put in place for the coming days.

The council’s emergency planning team have also been in action as part for the wider coordination effort involving the emergency services, Environment Agency, and other key partners.

Ongoing communications have been issued to the public and local media throughout the weekend and will continue to do so.

Volunteer staff at Shropshire Council’s Customer Service Centre will be staying on until 8pm specifically to help with emergency calls for highways and flooding issues. The number for this is 0345 678 9006.

Please note this is so that we can provide an emergency service to help Shropshire’s residents  affected by the current flooding, after 8 pm emergency calls will still be picked up on that number by the out of hours service.

Shropshire Council has opened a rest centre in Bridgnorth for those affected by the floods caused by the rainfall during Storm Dennis.  A further rest centre will be opened should the need arise.

The rest centre is at the Castle Hall, West Castle Street, WV16 4AB.

Shelter, tea and coffee is being provided to residents in need of support.

Shropshire Council continue to work around the clock in response to Storm Dennis and want to reassure people affected that all partners are working together to keep people safe, and plans have been put in place for the coming days.

The council’s emergency planning team have also been in action as part of the wider co-ordination effort involving the emergency services, Environment Agency, and other key partners.

Ongoing communications have been issued to the public and local media throughout the weekend, and will continue to be issued.

News and information

For information and advice on how to stay safe during the flooding, please visit the dedicated Storm Dennis webpage on the Shropshire Council website – http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/storm-dennis

For news and up-to-date information about flooding and flood warnings, visit the Environment Agency website – https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings?location=shropshire

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Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin-Public Meeting

Start Date:
16th March 2020

End Date:
16th March 2020

Start Time:
1800

End Time:
2000

Event title: Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin-Public Meeting
Venue: The Hub, 139, High Street, Newport, Telford TF10 7BH
Name: Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 739540
Event description: Join us for our public meeting.

Our guest speakers will be:

  • Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Partnership (presentation)
  • Well-being Independence Partnership (presentation)

There will be information tables representing Organisations/Groups and Charities.

Refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited so it is essential you book your place by calling 01952 739540 or emailing [email protected]

 

Healthwatch Public meeting

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Curry and Quiz Night

Start Date:
29th February 2020

End Date:
29th February 2020

Start Time:
1700

End Time:
1900

Event title: Curry and Quiz Night
Venue: Dawley Town Hall, 6 New Street, Dawley, Telford TF4 3JR
Name: PODs
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07816 643747
Event description: Raising funds for PODs (Parents Opening Doors) Join us for our Curry and Quiz night. Monies raised will be used for our events and inclusive activities.

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Caring for Gods Acre

Native Small Mammals-An Interactive Session

Once again Shropshire Disability Network have been given an opportunity by Caring for God’s Acre to have an afternoon session, this time looking at Native Small Mammals.  Join fellow members in the Beautiful Burial Ground Project to find out about our native small mammals that make their homes in churchyards and cemeteries.
Last year Caring for God’s Acre gave SDN members two opportunities to take part in events -Archives at Shrewsbury Library and another one looking at wildlife in Bridgnorth cemetery. Now they are putting this event on for you.

Local expert Sam Devine Turner will lead this interactive INDOOR session at the Shrewsbury University Centre in Frankwell, Shrewsbury on Thursday 5th March 2-4 pm.

This session is free to take part in but places must be booked. To book your place please contact George on 01588 673041 or [email protected]
At the time of booking, please let George know if you need help to get to the venue or BSL or any other reasonable adjustments that will enable you to share in this exciting afternoon.

Members who have taken part in previous events have commented on what a good afternoon we have had, so reserve the date now and book your place.

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Stronger Together

Start Date:
4th March 2020

End Date:
4th March 2020

Start Time:
1300

End Time:
1615

Event title: Stronger Together
Venue: Barnabas Church Centre, Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury, SY3 7DN
Name: Healthwatch Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 237884
Event description: How health, social care and the voluntary and community sector are working together to support you.

We would be delighted if you could join us at our annual event. This year we will be highlighting some of the work being done in partnership to support and work with people in their own communities to help them to live healthy and independent lives and stay well for as long as possible.

The event will include:

  • A market place highlighting the support available in Shropshire
  • A few short case studies of how organisations are working together to provide support
  • Some taster sessions of activities aimed at improving health and well-being

To book a place:
Book online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stronger-together-tickets-91757795035
Book by phone: 01743 237884

The venue has limited onsite disabled parking which will need to be reserved separately, if you would like a space please contact us: [email protected] 01743 237884

Caring for Gods Acre

Native Small Mammals-An Interactive Session

Start Date:
5th March 2020

End Date:
5th March 2020

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1600

Event title: Native Small Mammals-An Interactive Session
Venue: University Centre, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ
Weblink: https://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/
Name: George from Caring for God’s Acre
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01588 673041
Event description: Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project to find out about our native small mammals that make their homes in churchyards and cemeteries.
Last year Caring for God’s Acre gave SDN members two opportunities to take part in events -Archives at Shrewsbury Library and looking at wildlife in Bridgnorth cemetery. Now they have invited you to take part in this event.

Local expert Sam Devine Turner will lead this interactive INDOOR session at the Shrewsbury University Centre in Frankwell, Shrewsbury on Thursday 5th March 2-4 pm.

This session is free to take part in but places must be booked. To book your place please contact George on 01588 673041 or [email protected]
At the time of booking, please let George know if you need help to get to the venue or BSL or any other reasonable adjustments that will enable you to share in this exciting afternoon.

Members who have taken part in previous events have commented on what a good afternoon we have had, so reserve the date now and book your place.

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Naidex Exhibition

Start Date:
17th March 2020

End Date:
18th March 2020

Start Time:
0900

End Time:
1700

Event title: Naidex Exhibition
Venue: NEC North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT
Weblink: https://www.naidex.co.uk/
Name: Naidex
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0117 990 2092
Event description: Naidex will be returning to the NEC in Birmingham on 17th and 18th March 2020. The event is now in its 46th year and as ever it will strive to bring you the latest products and solutions from the independent mobility sector. No fewer than 400 suppliers are set to be exhibiting at this year’s event giving you the opportunity to test out the latest products that have been designed to help disabled people in a number of areas including independent mobility, employability and inclusion.

Naidex is completely free to attend and welcomes groups, families, colleagues and friends. If you are looking to further your knowledge of disability and the wider sector, buy the most innovative products available in the global market, and network with over 15,000 like-minded individuals.

Click here to see Exhibitors List: https://www.naidex.co.uk/exhibitors/

Click here to apply for your free tickets: https://www.naidex.co.uk/exhibitors/

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Difficult Decisions – CCG visiting Cafe DEAFvibe

It would be helpful if our readers would raise awareness that following email correspondence with CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) – they have agreed to attend the Cafe DEAFvibe on Saturday 8th February 2020 (see poster below) Please give your support in raising awareness of this Engagement / Consultation Event which will also include Hearing Loss in Adults. 

All 5 areas of this consultation are important but many SDN members could be affected by the part relating to Hearing Loss in Adults and the provision of NHS Hearing especially whether they will reinstate provisions of NHS Digital Hearing Aids to North Staffordshire (Moorlands/Newcastle). 

BSL interpreters and Electronic Notetaker will be available at the event on Saturday 8th February, 1030 at Main Hall, Bradwell Lodge Community Centre, Newcastle ST5 8PS

To take part in the survey, click on this link: https://nhs.researchfeedback.net/s.asp?k=157140223512
Any queries about your involvement with this survey can be emailed to:
[email protected] or call 0333 150 2155

Click here to download a PDF of the Difficult Decisions and Align Clinical Policies which includes information on the 5 key all 5 areas of this consultation. Difficult Decisions Engagement Issues Paper

  • Assisted conception.
  • Hearing Loss in Adults.
  • Removal of excess skin after significant weight loss.
  • Breast augmentation and reconstruction.
  • Male and female sterilisation.

This consultation opened on Monday 6th January 2020 and will close on Sunday 1st March 2020

 CCG Deafvibe

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Changes to various Shropshire car parks

Start Date:
5th February 2020

End Date:
26th February 2020

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

Shropshire Council are consulting on their proposed changes to various car parks in Shropshire. This consultation is open from Wednesday 5th February 2020 and closes on Wednesday 26th February 2020

The reasons behind this consultation are as follows:

1.    To assist with the excessive demand for season tickets in some popular car parks, the specified maximum number of resident permit and season ticket thresholds will be combined to give an overall maximum threshold for each car park where such permits and tickets are available.

2.    Minor changes to the operating procedures of the Raven Meadows multi-storey car park in Shrewsbury.

Shropshire Council is proposing the following:

THE SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL (OFF-STREET PARKING PLACES) ORDER 2011 (AMENDMENT NO. ) ORDER

Shropshire Council proposes to make the following amendments to its off-street parking places order:

1/ To assist with the excessive demand for season tickets in some popular car parks, the specified maximum number of resident permit and season ticket thresholds will be combined to give an overall maximum threshold for each car park where such permits and tickets are available, as set out in Schedule 1 to this notice.

2/ The following changes will be made to the operating procedures of the Raven Meadows multi-storey car park in Shrewsbury (see Schedule 2 to this notice):

  • a/ The Monday to Saturday evening/overnight charging period will be brought forward by two hours so that it will now apply between 6pm and 8am;
  • b/ The charging cap for the Monday to Saturday evening/overnight period will be reduced from three hours to two hours.

Full details of these proposals are in the deposited documents which may be examined during usual office opening hours at The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, or at Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury.

Car Parks this Consultation relates to:

SCHEDULE 1 Residents Permits and Season Tickets allocation         

Town

Name of Parking Place

Total Resident and Season Permits Per Parking Place

Bridgnorth

Innage Lane Car Park (HGV and Coach Park) (Pay and Display)

79

Severn Street Car Park (HGV and Coach Park) (Pay and Display)

50

Riverside West Elevated  Car Park

8

Church Stretton

Easthope Road Car Park
(Pay and Display)

56

Crossways HGV, Coach, and Car Park

10

Ellesmere

Cross Street Car Park
 (Pay and Display)

44

Talbot Street Car Park
(Pay and Display)

18

Spar Bridge Car Park
 (Pay and Display)

12

Ludlow

Galdeford Zone A Car Park
(Pay and Display)

51

Galdeford Zone B Car Park
(Pay and Display)

106

Smithfield Car Park (HGV and Coach Park) (Pay and Display)

52

Market Drayton

Frogmore Road Car Park
(Pay and Display)

29

Queen Street Car Park
 (Pay and Display)

51

Towers Lawn 1 Car Park
(Pay and Display)

68

Towers Lawn 2 Car Park
(Pay and Display)

35

Much Wenlock

Back Lane Car Park
 (Pay and Display)

3

St Mary’s Lane Car Park
(Pay and Display)

19

Falcons Court Car Park
(Pay and Display)

19

New Road Car Park
(Pay and Display)

10

Oswestry

Beatrice Street Car Park
(Pay and Display)

30

Oswald Road Car Park (HGV and Coach Park) (Pay and Display)

17

Oak Street Car Park
(Pay and Display)

103

Prees Heath

Prees Heath Car Park (HGV and Coach Park) (Pay and Display)

10

Shrewsbury  

Applies to more than one off street scheme*

Frankwell Main Car Park
(Pay and Display)*

203

Shrewsbury  

Applies to more than one off street scheme*

Abbey Foregate Car Park, HGV and Coach Park
(Pay and Display)*

136

Shrewsbury  

Applies to more than one off street scheme*

St Julian’s Friars Car Park
(Pay and Display)*

53

Wem

High Street Car Park
(Pay and Display)

120

Leek Street Car Park
 (Pay and Display)

4

Mill Street Car Park
 (Pay and Display)

15

Whitchurch

Castle Hill Car Park
(Pay and Display)

14

Pepper Street Car Park
(Pay and Display)

8

Newtown Car Park
(Pay and Display)

28

St John’s Street Car Park
 (Pay and Display)

18

Brownlow Street Car Park
(Pay and Display)

15

SCHEDULE 2

Table 2 – Band 2 – Raven Meadows multi-storey Car Park Charging Period

 
 

Charging Period

 

Band Level
(as per Schedule 1)

8am – 6pm
Monday to Saturday (except Bank and Public Holidays)

6pm – 8am next day Monday to Saturday (except Bank and Public Holidays)

Sundays, Bank and Public Holiday

Capping Level

Band 2

Charge Applies -
(8am to midnight – 8 hour charging cap applies)

Charge Applies -  
  (2 hour charging cap applies)

Charge applies

As specified under Charging Period

How to get involved with this consultation:

If you wish to raise an objection, express support or make any other comments about these proposals please send an e-mail to: [email protected] by 26 February 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.

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Jigsaw Sound sings for Signal

Start Date:
4th April 2020

End Date:
4th April 2020

Start Time:
1900 for 1930 start

End Time:
2200

Event title: Jigsaw Sound sings for Signal
Venue: St Georges’s Church , St George’s Street, Shrewsbury SY3 8QA
Weblink: https://www.signal.org.uk/
Name: Signal Charity
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 358356 (SMS): 07950 782 819 (for people with hearing or speech impairments)
Event description: This concert is performed by the popular Jigsaw Sound Choir and takes place on Saturday 4th April at St George’s Church, Frankwell, Shrewsbury.

We have tickets available in our office, so if you would like to buy one (or more!), let us know- 8a College Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LZ

Our thanks go to the Inner Wheel of Shrewsbury for choosing Signal as their “Charity of the Year”.  

Signal Event