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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) Activities-October 2019

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 2nd October, 10 am to 12 noon  at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN

This month will be joined by ‘Jacob the Music Man’, as we know him. Come along for  a surprise on what instruments he will bring along.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 14th October, 10.30 am -12.30 pm at at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow SY8 1QZ

We will be joined by Robert, from Bricks’n’Tricks.  Robert will be supporting you to take part in an interactive hands-on Lego workshop. The Lego workshop in Oswestry proved to be very successful with some great end results.

Shrewsbury Group meets on Monday 28th October, 2 pm-4 pm we will be meeting at  The University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ, in room SGH201  

We will be joined by John from Remap, a UK charity.  John will be telling us about how they create and adapt equipment to help people achieve independence and a better quality of life.  You will also have the opportunity of handling some of the custom made items

Shrewsbury Cycling SLOG’s Group

Our regular cycling session will re commence in March at  Shrewsbury Sports Village,  Sundorne Rd, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ

Please note that you can still cycle at the Sports Village, every Wednesday, 13:00 – 15:00.  For more information please contact Christian Smith the Sports Development Officer at Shrewsbury on 0345 0007 002..

You can of course cycle at the Sports Village, every Wednesday, 13:00 – 15:00, for more information please contact Christian Smith the Sports Development Officer at Shrewsbury on 0345 0007 002.

All SLOG Groups

Due to some activities needing a deposit to secure the booking we now need an expression of interest, please, initially to book the event, followed by confirmation of your attendance two weeks prior to the event, or sooner if you can.  We understand that things can change on the day, this cannot be helped.

The activities where we ask for a small contribution, we will need a minimum of 6 -8 people to participate before we can book the event.  Can we ask that you let us know by contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected]   or [email protected]

Shrop Fire and Rescue

Electric Blanket Testing

Start Date:
1st October 2019

End Date:
4th October 2019

Start Time:
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Event title: Electric Blanket Testing
Venue: See Content for details
Weblink: www.shropshirefire.gov.uk
Name: Shropshire Fire and Rescue
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 260200 office hours
Event description: Stay safe this winter, book one of our FREE appointments.

  • Tuesday 1st October-Shrewsbury Fire Station SY1 2 HJ, 9 am-5 pm
  • Wednesday 2nd October- Wem Fire Station SY4 5DR, 9 am-1 pm
  • Wednesday 2nd October-Market Drayton Fire Station T9 3AL, 2 pm-5 pm
  • Wednesday 3rd October-Church Stretton Fire Station SY6 6AZ, 9 am -1 pm
  • Wednesday 3rd October-Bishops Castle Fire Station SY9 5AF, 2pm-5 pm and
  • Thursday 4th October Leegate Community Centre, Leegomery TF1 6 NA, 9 am -1 pm

Please book your appointment by calling 01743 260200 office hours

Free Electric Blanket Shropshire Testing

Shrop Fire and Rescue

Electric Blanket Testing Oswestry

Start Date:
2nd October 2019

End Date:
2nd October 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1215

Event title: Electric Blanket Testing Oswestry
Venue: Oswestry Fire Station, Mount Road, Oswestry SY11 1BB
Weblink: www.shropshirefire.gov.uk
Name: Oswestry Cambrian Rotary with Shropshire Fire and Rescue
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 260200 office hours
Event description: Stay safe this winter, book your FREE electric blanket test (Oswestry Fire Station) by calling 01743 260200 office hours.

Free Electric Blanket Testing

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Drop-in information sessions-Shropshire Council’s parking strategy

Start Date:
2nd October 2019

End Date:
16th October 2019

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Event title: Drop-in information sessions-Shropshire Council’s parking strategy
Venue: See Content for details
Weblink: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/amendments-to-shropshire-council-s-parking-strategy/
Name: Shropshire Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 678 9077
Event description: Drop-in information sessions are to be held, re Shropshire Council Amendments to Parking Strategy as follows:

  • Shrewsbury. Wednesday 2nd October – 2 pm to 4 pm Big Town Plan unit, Darwin Shopping Centre, https://shropshiredisability.net/amendments-to-shropshire-councils-parking-strategy/
  • Bridgnorth. Wednesday 9th October – 2 pm to 4 pm Bridgnorth Library, 67 Listley Street, Bridgnorth,   WV16 4AW
  • Ludlow. Wednesday 16th October – 4 pm to 6 pm Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RZ

Click here for full details: https://shropshiredisability.net/amendments-to-shropshire-councils-parking-strategy/

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Amendments to Shropshire Council’s parking strategy-Consultation

Start Date:
1st October 2019

End Date:
31st October 2019

Start Time:
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Shropshire Council provides car parks and on-street parking across the county. The way that they manage and run car parks and on-street parking is determined by a parking strategy.

This consultation considers seven proposed amendments to the council’s new parking strategy.

Parts 1 and 2 of the new parking strategy proposals were approved by Shropshire Council Cabinet on 17 January 2018 and 11 April 2018 respectively. To date, 17 of the 22 ‘part 1’ recommendations have been implemented, the new on-street residents parking policy has been adopted in Ludlow and a detailed feasibility proposal exercise for on street residents parking has been completed in Bridgnorth.

New pay and display parking machines have been installed across the county. All new machines have facilities for cash, card and contactless payments. Digital permits and tickets are also being rolled out through the Mipermit system.

Improvements to the parking service include improved ease of enforcement, improved customer satisfaction and more streamlined service with a large increase in chip and pin, contactless payments and digital ticketing.

Shropshire Council reports: “The data available in the period following implementation and observations on the ground give evidence of a change in parking habits with an outward migration from on street parking bays to outlying off street carparks.

However, a number of issues have been raised following rollout including concerns with regards to increases in tariffs, the impact on the local economy, concessions for holiday lets and the reduction of on street resident permit provision.

These proposed amendments are intended to further refine the parking service, support ongoing development of Transport Mode Hierarchy and reduce environmental impact in our market towns.

The recommendations were agreed by the Performance Management Scrutiny Committee following a six month review of the Parking Strategy, and endorsed by Cabinet on Wednesday 3 July 2019. On 4 September 2019 Cabinet agreed that these seven proposed amendments go out to consultation”.

Useful links: Cabinet report – 4 September

Ways to take part in this Consultation:

To comment on this proposal, click on this link: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/amendments-to-shropshire-council-s-parking-strategy/

Copies of the questionnaire are also available on request as follows:

Drop-in information sessions are to be held, as follows:

  • Shrewsbury. Wednesday 2nd October – 2 pm to 4 pm Big Town Plan unit, Darwin Shopping Centre
  • Bridgnorth. Wednesday 9th October – 2 pm to 4 pm Bridgnorth Library
  • Ludlow. Wednesday 16th October – 4 pm to 6 pm Mascall Centre

What Shropshire Council are proposing and why

Shropshire Council are proposing seven amendments to our new parking strategy. 

For each of the following proposals, tell us whether you agree, and let us have any comments.

Note: THIS CONSULTATION CLOSES ON SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2019

Macular-Society

Oswestry Macular Support Group

Start Date:
18th October 2019

End Date:
18th October 2019

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1600

Event title: Oswestry Macular Support Group
Venue: The Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry SY11 1RB
Name: Oswestry Macular Support Group
Email: N/A
Telephone: 0300 3030 111
Event description: Today we welcome Dawn Stockton from Trading Standards who our guest speaker.

Our meetings are open to anyone affected by Macular Degeneration or central vision loss. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

There are over 300 Macular local support groups, which exist to provide advice and support to people affected by macular conditions, their relatives and friends across the British Isles.
The Macular Society provides a number of free services and offers a range of information about living with macular disease. You can also telephone their specialist helpline on 0300 3030 111.

Macular-Society

Telford Macular Support Group Monthly meeting

Start Date:
12th November 2019

End Date:
12th November 2019

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1530

Event title: Telford Macular Support Group Monthly meeting
Venue: Wellington Methodist Church, Wellington TF1 1LU
Name: Telford Macular Support Group
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01453 755803
Event description: Today we will have Musical entertainment with M&M

There are over 300 Macular local support groups, which exist to provide advice and support to people affected by macular conditions, their relatives and friends across the British Isles.
The Macular Society provides a number of free services and offers a range of information about living with macular disease. You can also telephone their specialist helpline on 0300 3030 111.

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WemTech Day

Start Date:
24th October 2019

End Date:
24th October 2019

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1600

Event title: WemTech Day
Venue: Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Name: Hannah Gittins
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 257746
Event description: We can help you with: Making your iPads, tablets or smart phones easier to use by setting up shortcuts to contacts, make text bigger and bolder, sending text by voice dictation on tablets and smart phones to help making use of these devices more comfortable.

  • Try out electronic magnifiers which makes text easier to read.
  • Try a reading machine that will read your post and newsletters to you.
  • Change setting on a laptop to make text larger and to set up shortcuts to sites frequently used.

Drop in – everyone is welcome

Wem Tech Day Oct 2019

Macular-Society

Breaking news: Harley Street eye surgeon struck off

Shropshire Disability Network have been asked to share a letter from the CEO of Macular Society and printed below. If any of our members or readers have been affected, please contact Macular Society using the details at the end of the letter. Thank you.

Dear Pauline,

I am writing to let you know that Bobby Qureshi, the Harley Street ophthalmologist who lied to patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) about being able to restore their sight, has been struck off by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Some of you will know that in 2017 the Macular Society submitted a complaint to the GMC, having received more than 50 telephone calls to our Advice & Information Service about Mr Qureshi. He had carried out operations on dozens of patients, implanting his patented lenses at huge expense to those patients, with false claims that their vision would be significantly improved.

 

The findings of the GMC were that Mr Qureshi repeatedly and deliberately misled patients about the benefits of his lens implants, charging them many thousands of pounds, knowing full well that he could not restore their sight.

It has been deeply distressing and shocking to discover that a doctor could exploit vulnerable people who were desperate to save their sight, compromising their safety and wellbeing for his own profit. Mr Qureshi’s patients were willing to part with their life savings because they – understandably – believed his claims that he could restore their sight.

I urge anyone who is considering undergoing any new treatment which claims to reverse the effects of macular disease to speak to their own macular specialist, or contact our Advice & Information Service to check that it is safe.

We still don’t know how useful lens implants might be – and that is why it is imperative that more research is funded. Thanks to your support, the Macular Society is able to fund a clinical trial starting later this year in Northern Ireland which will test a new type of implanted magnifying lens for people with advanced macular disease.

I want to thank the brave families who came forward and spoke to the Macular Society about Mr Qureshi, those who gave evidence at the hearing – your courage under these heart breaking circumstances is truly admirable, and you have helped to stop Mr Qureshi from causing any further damage to people’s lives.

With my best wishes,

Cathy Yelf
CEO, Macular Society

P.S. If you have been affected and would like support please call our Advice & Information Service on 0300 3030 111 or email [email protected]

 

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Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Shrewsbury

Start Date:
28th October 2019

End Date:
28th October 2019

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1600

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Shrewsbury
Venue: The Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY
Name: Shropshire RCC
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: This month we will be joined by John from Remap Shropshire. John will be telling us about how they create and adapt equipment to help people achieve independence and a better quality of life.  You will also have the opportunity of handling some of the custom made items.

SLOG’s groups offer all kinds of interesting and adventurous activities to encourage people who have sight loss to keep active, stay confident, meet and make new friends and have some fun. Please contact us for a programme.

We provide Information, advice, friendship and support for people with a visual loss.

For more information contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]