News from FDC, CCC & Police

New Bus service stopping in Doddington

Fact will be running a mini bus service supported by Chatteris Town Council from Ely Leisure Village and the Railway station, also to St Ives Market.  Please follow the below links to find out more

St Ives Bus Shuttle Service

Ely Bus Shuttle Service

 

High Winds Expected 

You may have seen the ongoing forecast of high winds and rain (Storm Gareth) expected to arrive tomorrow (Wednesday 13th March), affecting parts of the South East and the East of England.

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but high winds and rain can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply.  Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.  We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.

Residents will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut can:

·         Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)

·         Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates

·         Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map

·         Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report power cuts or to receive updates

We urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to us immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.

If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority  .

UK Power Networks has extra staff on hand to deal with the impact of Storm Gareth. Call 105 to report a power cut and visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/storm-centre-prepare or message @UKPowerNetworks on Twitter. #stormgareth #ukpnnews

Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register for more information.  #stormgareth #ukpnnews

Press Releases from Fenland District Council

FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE, January 4, 2019 Views needed on Council’s future priorities – For more information follow the link:  Businessplan1920

FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE May 1st, 2018   Fenland’s housing supply restored – For more information follow the link: Fenlands Housing Supply Restored

FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE January 3, 2018 

Help is at hand to get healthier in 2018 – Fenland residents are being reminded about the district’s GP-supported exercise scheme to help people with various medical conditions kick-start a healthy New Year. For further information please follow the link: GPREFERRAL

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT LONELINESS.

Cambridgeshire Timebanking is launching a Crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to help fight loneliness in and around Cambridgeshire.

Currently, over 29,000 people over the age of 65 live alone in Cambridgeshire and it is not only older people who are affected by loneliness. Cambridgeshire Timebanking will use any funds raised to hold coffee mornings, social groups, trips out and walking groups. Timebanking is a way of giving and receiving to build supportive networks and strong communities. Each timebank is different and reflects its members, the visions they have for their community, and what they choose to offer and receive. Cambridgeshire Timebanking Partnership includes eight timebanks and over 500 members who have given more than 16,000 hours. For each hour that someone helps another person in their community they can ‘Bank’ and hour for when they need help. We know that everyone has something to offer – skills and wisdom to pass on to their community, whatever their age. An hour at a coffee morning, a weekly walk with a fellow timebank member or helping with DIY can help break the silence of the day.

Are you interested in finding out how to set up a timebank, or would you like to support our Crowdfunder? Contact Gerry.cano@chsgroup.org.uk  – 0300 111 3555.

 COMMUNITY REACH FUND

You can apply for up to £1000 from the Community Reach Fund to create positive activities for 0-19’s and their families (up to 25 for young people with special educational needs or disabilities). There is no deadline as the fund is open all year round, so please contact your Youth and Community Coordinators (below) for an application form Fenland Donna.Barnes@Cambridgeshire.gov.uk or Lizzi.Wales@Cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT SCHEMES AVAILABLE IN FENLAND

– including by parish – which has been recently updated. You can see the updates on  www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/communitytransport, and this document can also be downloaded from this webpage as a PDF document. These schemes are aimed at those who have difficulty using or accessing public transport, for a variety of reasons including mobility issues, for medical or social journey purposes. Each scheme operates uniquely, as per the main requirements for transport of the settlement(s) they serve  – with the number of volunteer drivers available –  therefore please refer to each scheme for your area respectively for more information on what they can offer.

There is a need for more volunteers to come forward to (a) to enable them to continue to meet current demand for transport requests, and (b) to meet future need. The latter is particularly important as the population and demographic of Cambridgeshire is projected to expand and as individuals live longer.

If you have any queries, please contact Gavin Moulton, Community Transport Officer at Cambridgeshire County Council, on 01223 715606 or e-mail community.transport@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.