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Diabetis

X-PERT Diabetes Programme-3 Weeks-Oswestry-Cancelled

Start Date:
30th September 2020

End Date:
14th October 2020

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1530

Event title: X-PERT Diabetes Programme-3 Weeks-Oswestry-Cancelled
Venue: Oswestry Cricket Club, Morda Road, Oswestry, SY11 2TL
Weblink: https://www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk/xpert#tocHeaderLoc2
Name: Shropshire Community Health Trust
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 277693 / 01743 277694
Event description: The local X-PERT programme is a six-week group diabetes education programme. You will learn all about the up-to-date treatments and management of diabetes, and will have the opportunity to explore and address problems/issues that you may have with your diabetes.

How to book a place on the X-PERT course:
To book a place on the X-PERT course contact the Shrewsbury office on 01743 277693 / 01743 277694, or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Sessions take place on the follow dates:

  • Sessions 1 & 2 Wednesday 30 September 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • Sessions 3 & 4 Wednesday 7 October 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • Sessions 5 & 6 Wednesday 14 October 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Step_Up_Shropshire

New campaign urges Shropshire residents to step up fight against Covid19

Shropshire residents are being asked to ‘step up’ and play their part in stopping the spread of coronavirus and keep themselves and others safe.

‘Step Up Shropshire’ is the new countywide campaign launched to reinforce key public health messages.

Last week in Shropshire saw a further 75 confirmed cases, and we are strongly encouraging people of all ages, particularly the younger and working age population, to continue to play their part by keeping themselves and others safe

To reduce the county’s COVID-19 cases, Shropshire Council are urging residents to protect themselves and others by continuing to wash their hands, cover their faces if in enclosed spaces, and to socially distance from people not in their own household.

In addition, people are being asked to:

  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance from people not in your household bubble (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Stick to a maximum group of 6 people when meeting socially – indoors or outdoors
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If you are unable to wash hands and they are visibly clean, use hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol content
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
  • Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will meet people you do not normally meet.
  • Anyone who has any symptoms should book a test and not leave home for at least 10 days. Those living in households should self-isolate for 14 days if they or any members of the household receive a positive test.

Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health, said:

“All across the county, from Clun to Craven Arms and Wem to Whitchurch, everyone has made enormous sacrifices over the past few months

“But we are at a point where we need everyone across Shropshire to step up and help cut the rate of infections. The recent rise in local cases and the Government’s latest measures means we cannot afford to let our guard down.

“We need to do everything we can to keep our case rate down and avoid another lockdown.

“The message of this campaign is simple: everyone in Shropshire needs to step up and play our part. Wash your hands, keep your distance and wear a face covering when you need to.

“If you think you have symptoms, no matter how mild, book a test immediately, and if you test positive make sure you self-isolate for at least 10 days. If you fall ill, everyone who lives at your property must also self-isolate. Staying at home means not going out for any reason, including to work, or to the shops.”

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care, public health and climate change, said:

“Salopians are famous for stepping up when faced with adversity – and now we need people to do this more than ever.

“To put it bluntly, Shropshire cannot afford another lockdown.

“Everyone in Shropshire has a role to play – by getting tested if they have any symptoms, making sure they continue to socially distance, washing their hands, wearing face coverings, and meeting socially in groups of a maximum of six people, indoors or outdoors.

“Tests can be booked for yourself or any member of your household, if they have symptoms. All tests must be booked in advance. Residents can register online or by calling NHS Test and Trace on 119.”

Further information

For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating), call Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 (lines open on the weekend on Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-12pm) or visit Shropshire Council website at  www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.

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Leisure Facilities Strategy 2018-2023 Consultation

Start Date:
16th September 2020

End Date:
29th October 2020

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

In 2018 Shropshire Council developed an Indoor Leisure Facility Strategy 2018-2023 which set out a hierarchy of provision across our leisure facilities.

They’ve delivered on a number of actions identified within the strategy but there is now a need to update it in light of changing needs, and alongside the development of a new Rural and Community Strategy, Corporate Plan and a place-based approach to the delivery of all the services we offer as a council.

This updated strategy will be an ever-evolving document to support the delivery of sport and physical activity, and will be the basis on which they will take forward sport and physical activity and leisure services with partners and stakeholders. The strategy is about the facilities needed to support residents to engage in physical activity whilst also contributing to place-making and to the identity of a locality, and informing the local plan.

The new strategy seeks to remove the current three-tier system of investment in facilities  which would have resulted in the closure of a number of facilities. It seeks to replace it with an approach based on community needs, aspirations, partnership, sustainability and resilience, whilst enabling a more commercial approach to service delivery.

The strategy also focuses on partnership working alongside shared services and investment based on community priorities. It will ensure that Shropshire Council services provide value for money to the local community taxpayers by reducing subsidy across the leisure facilities portfolio through the development of a mixed economy of provision and activity.

In some instances, a commercial approach will be appropriate to service delivery. Other areas of Shropshire will require a more community-based health and wellbeing service-based approach, focusing on increasing activity and interaction, whilst other areas will require a mixed economy of provision. This approach should secure a more sustainable offer across the whole of Shropshire.

Download  this document at this link: Shropshire Council Leisure Facilities Strategy Summary.pdf

You can comment on Shropshire Council Leisure Facilities Strategy proposals by completing a short survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LeisureFacilitiesStrategy

To find out more about the draft Leisure Facilities Strategy please email: [email protected]

Note this Consultation is open from Wednesday 16th September 2020 and closes on Thursday 29th October 2020

Shropshire Council 250-253

Leisure Facilities Strategy 2018-2023 Consultation

In 2018 Shropshire Council developed an Indoor Leisure Facility Strategy 2018-2023 which set out a hierarchy of provision across our leisure facilities.

They’ve delivered on a number of actions identified within the strategy but there is now a need to update it in light of changing needs, and alongside the development of a new Rural and Community Strategy, Corporate Plan and a place-based approach to the delivery of all the services we offer as a council.

This updated strategy will be an ever-evolving document to support the delivery of sport and physical activity, and will be the basis on which they will take forward sport and physical activity and leisure services with partners and stakeholders. The strategy is about the facilities needed to support residents to engage in physical activity whilst also contributing to place-making and to the identity of a locality, and informing the local plan.

The new strategy seeks to remove the current three-tier system of investment in facilities  which would have resulted in the closure of a number of facilities. It seeks to replace it with an approach based on community needs, aspirations, partnership, sustainability and resilience, whilst enabling a more commercial approach to service delivery.

The strategy also focuses on partnership working alongside shared services and investment based on community priorities. It will ensure that Shropshire Council services provide value for money to the local community taxpayers by reducing subsidy across the leisure facilities portfolio through the development of a mixed economy of provision and activity.

In some instances, a commercial approach will be appropriate to service delivery. Other areas of Shropshire will require a more community-based health and wellbeing service-based approach, focusing on increasing activity and interaction, whilst other areas will require a mixed economy of provision. This approach should secure a more sustainable offer across the whole of Shropshire.

Download  this document at this link: Shropshire Council Leisure Facilities Strategy Summary.pdf

You can comment on Shropshire Council Leisure Facilities Strategy proposals by completing a short survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LeisureFacilitiesStrategy

To find out more about the draft Leisure Facilities Strategy please email: [email protected]

Note this Consultation is open from Wednesday 16th September 2020 and closes on Thursday 29th October 2020

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Views sought on Shropshire Council’s draft Housing Strategy

Start Date:
5th August 2020

End Date:
16th September 2020

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

Shropshire Council is asking people for their thoughts on its vision for housing for the next five years.

A six-week consultation into the council’s draft Housing Strategy begins today (Wednesday 5 August 2020) and runs until Wednesday 16 September via the council website, or by requesting a hard copy of the documents on 01743 254633.

The strategy aims to ensure that current and future housing needs are met, and sets out Shropshire Council’s vision for housing for the next five years: that ‘all homes are well- designed decent homes of high quality, which will protect Shropshire’s unique urban and rural environments and ensure it is a great place to live’; and ‘that all Shropshire residents have access to the ‘right home in the right place’ to support and promote their health and well-being throughout their lives’.

The draft housing strategy which can be download at this link draft-housing-strategy-jul20 was approved for consultation by cabinet on 15 June. The strategy sets out our vision for housing for the next five years:

That all homes are well designed decent homes of high quality, which will protect Shropshire’s unique urban and rural environments and ensure it is a great place to live.

and

That all Shropshire residents have access to the ‘right home in the right place’ to support and promote their health and well-being throughout their lives.

The six objectives in the draft strategy are:

  1. To meet the overall current and future housing needs of Shropshire’s growing population by addressing the housing needs of particular groups within communities.
  2. To ensure people whose housing needs are not met through the local open market housing, can access housing that meets their needs.
  3. Work to reduce and prevent households from becoming homeless; and where this is not possible ensuring they have safe, secure and appropriate accommodation until they are able to resettle.
  4. To ensure people can access a mix of housing options within Shropshire’s urban and rural landscape, that best meets their needs in terms of tenure, safety, size, type, design and location of housing.
  5. To minimise the environmental impact of existing housing stock and future housing development in the interest of climate change. To work with policymakers, developers and private and social landlords to maximise resource efficiencies and to ensure optimum use of sustainable construction techniques.
  6. To support the drive for economic growth by ensuring that there is enough housing supply to enable businesses to attract and retain the local workforce that they need.

You can give your views on the draft Housing Strategy 2020-2025 by clicking on this link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ETDBti03i0O8gmfkx5ZuiWx1FwoOPDhOum3KswdmL_NUQkFVNjg4QllDMDZaSzEyNTZSVzI1WEZXSi4u

SDN says: Is enough being done to provide accommodation for people with disabilities/long term conditions and the elderly?

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Carer Support Service Engagement

Start Date:
5th August 2020

End Date:
27th August 2020

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

Shropshire Council are seeking feedback on the development of a new carer support service.

The existing carer support contract in Shropshire is due to end on 31 January 2021. Shropshire Council are commissioning the adult carer support service in Shropshire and would like to hear the thoughts and ideas of carers to help shape these services. It’s important that the services provided are well designed for the people who will be using them.

Who will be involved and engaged with on the development of new carer support services?

Shropshire Council will be working to engage as widely as possible to obtain a diversity of views. They will take steps to ensure the following stakeholder groups are made aware of how they can participate in this engagement:

  • Carers and carer groups
  • Voluntary and community sector organisations
  • Public sector bodies
  • Town and parish councils
  • Shropshire Council elected members, officers and volunteers
  • And more…

Which methods of engagement will be used?

Within the engagement period a mixed method will be used to obtain as much feedback as possible. Engagement opportunities include:

  • Feedback surveys for:
    • Carers, local carers groups and organisations
    • Members of staff at Shropshire Council and the council’s elected members
  • Email and postal feedback options for any more detailed comments

How will the feedback be used?

Your feedback will be used to write the specification to be used in the tender documentation for a carer support service contract in Shropshire. The draft document will be presented to Shropshire Council’s Family Carers Partnership board for a final decision.

What other evidence will be used to inform the new carer support contract?

Alongside the feedback from local engagement Shropshire Council also use a wide range of evidence, such as:

  • Feedback from the previous review of the carer service
  • National research and guidance
  • Good practice from other areas

This information, added to the feedback obtained through the engagement, will help to inform the new carer support contract.

How to get involved in this survey:

  • You can have your say on the development of a new carer support service by taking part in this survey at this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SCCarerSupport or
  • You can also provide feedback by email. Please title your email ‘Carer support service’ and email: [email protected]
  • You can also provide any comments or other documents for consideration by writing to: Carers support service engagement c/o Shropshire Council, Feedback and Insight Team (1L23), Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

Note this survey opened on Wednesday 5th August and will close on Thursday 17th August 2020

Shropshire Council 250-253

Carer Support Service Engagement

Shropshire Council are seeking feedback on the development of a new carer support service.

The existing carer support contract in Shropshire is due to end on 31 January 2021. Shropshire Council are commissioning the adult carer support service in Shropshire and would like to hear the thoughts and ideas of carers to help shape these services. It’s important that the services provided are well designed for the people who will be using them.

Who will be involved and engaged with on the development of new carer support services?

Shropshire Council will be working to engage as widely as possible to obtain a diversity of views. They will take steps to ensure the following stakeholder groups are made aware of how they can participate in this engagement:

  • Carers and carer groups
  • Voluntary and community sector organisations
  • Public sector bodies
  • Town and parish councils
  • Shropshire Council elected members, officers and volunteers
  • And more…

Which methods of engagement will be used?

Within the engagement period a mixed method will be used to obtain as much feedback as possible. Engagement opportunities include:

  • Feedback surveys for:
    • Carers, local carers groups and organisations
    • Members of staff at Shropshire Council and the council’s elected members
  • Email and postal feedback options for any more detailed comments

How will the feedback be used?

Your feedback will be used to write the specification to be used in the tender documentation for a carer support service contract in Shropshire. The draft document will be presented to Shropshire Council’s Family Carers Partnership board for a final decision.

What other evidence will be used to inform the new carer support contract?

Alongside the feedback from local engagement Shropshire Council also use a wide range of evidence, such as:

  • Feedback from the previous review of the carer service
  • National research and guidance
  • Good practice from other areas

This information, added to the feedback obtained through the engagement, will help to inform the new carer support contract.

How to get involved in this survey:

  • You can have your say on the development of a new carer support service by taking part in this survey at this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SCCarerSupport or
  • You can also provide feedback by email. Please title your email ‘Carer support service’ and email: [email protected]
  • You can also provide any comments or other documents for consideration by writing to: Carers support service engagement c/o Shropshire Council, Feedback and Insight Team (1L23), Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

Note this survey opened on Wednesday 5th August and will close on Thursday 17th August 2020

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/

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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