News from FDC, CCC & Police

Planned Roadworks

BT: Benwick Road, Doddington will have Two-Way signals from 23-Jul-2018 to 25-Jul-2018 Locate and excavate 4 blockage in existing duct. Working hours: 08:00 – 17:00.

BT HIGH STREET DODDINGTON MULTI-WAY SIGNALS 09-Jul-2018 to 18-Jul-2018
Install 10m of 2 poly ducts in Carriageway,Install 2m of 2 poly ducts in Verge,Install 7m of 2 poly ducts in Footway,Provide, Renew or Recover 1 DSLAM street cabinet and base
https://roadworks.org/?106097624

BT WOOD STREET DODDINGTON MULTI-WAY SIGNALS 09-Jul-2018 to 18-Jul-2018
TM only https://roadworks.org/?106097057

BT CHILDS LANE DODDINGTON MULTI-WAY SIGNALS 09-Jul-2018 to
18-Jul-2018 TM only https://roadworks.org/?106097060

Press Releases from Fenland District Council

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 March 29, 2018
Postponed litter picks go ahead Please follow the link for more information: GREATBRITISHSPRINGCLEAN

FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE January 9, 2018
Litter louts ordered to pay a total of £4,400 – For more info follow the link: FPNCOURTCASES

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

FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE January 2, 2018  

Residents are being asked to have their say on which local services are most important to them to help shape Fenland District Council’s future priorities.  The Council has launched an annual survey to gather public views and help councillors make informed decisions when considering its options for the 2018/19 financial year and beyond.  For more information please follow the link: BUSINESSPLAN0201

Community Switch

The Cambridgeshire Energy Switch is a scheme that builds on the strengths of Cambridgeshire County Council, the District Councils and residents, and brings them together in order to get a cheaper energy tariff – form more information please follow the link Collective Switching Poster

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO RECRUIT MORE MALE CARE WORKERS 

A campaign has been launched to encourage males to apply for care worker jobs. Changing the culture of our workforce – and the stigma and perception of male care workers – can be achieved by highlighting how rewarding a career in care can be, financially, personally and professionally. It can also be done by showing clients and their families that, regardless of gender, male care workers provide the same level of service as female workers.

Recruiting for the care sector has been a challenge for several years. A significant contributory factor is the increasing aging population, which is growing more rapidly than the workforce. Recent national studies suggest that the shortfall could be as high as 718,000 care workers by 2025.

It is predicted that the number of people over 85 will double in the next 20 years and one in five people currently over 85 will live to see their 100th birthday. Nationally, changes in legislation have seen a significant shift in the delivery of adult social care, with older people empowered to be supported at home as opposed to alternative care provisions. For more information and contact details please see http:www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/news/article/582/campaign launched to recruit more male workers.

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.

 

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