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The Spring 2014 edition of Village Green, the publication by the Community Council of Devon, is now available. Click here.
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Doctors in Devon encourage
people to look in on the elderly
Doctors in Devon are asking people to look in on their elderly relatives, neighbours and friends now that the cold weather is setting in.
As part of the national ‘Winter Friends’ NHS Choices campaign, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG) has launched a short film to encourage people to keep an eye out for the elderly over the cold months.
The film was produced with the help of Devon Senior Voice and reminds people to check in on senior citizens and make sure they keep warm, do not feel lonely and are coping well.
The film, which can be viewed on NEW Devon CCG’s YouTube channel (click here), has been chosen to feature on the national NHS Choices website.
Last winter, about 31,000 people in England died as a result of cold weather. Most of these people were over 75 and many of these deaths could have been avoided.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of older people spend much of the winter alone and lonely.
But, as the film reminds viewers, it doesn't have to be this way.
Dr Richard Mejzner, a GP from Devon, said: “It is very important, especially as the winter weather sets in, that we all take time out to look in on our elderly friends or neighbours to make sure they are warm and coping well.
“This film is a great visual reminder that we can all play a part in helping the more vulnerable people.
“But being a Winter Friend does not stop when winter ends. Older people need our support, care and friendship all year round.
“Pledging to be a Winter Friend is fantastic, but it is not just for winter.”
NHS Choices is aiming to get 100,000 people to sign the Winter Friends pledge this winter.
Everyone who signs the pledge will get free cold weather alerts and email tips throughout the winter to help them do their bit.
When the cold weather sets in you can make a difference by looking in on a neighbour who is elderly or vulnerable.
Here are a few tips for Winter Friends:
- - Make sure older people have enough food including plenty of tinned meals and soups which they can heat up in case they can't leave the house for a few days.
- Check their home is warm enough. The main living area should be around 21°C (70°F) and bedrooms should be 18°C (65°F).
- If they are worried about the costs of heating, check they are receiving their heating bill benefits, such as Winter Fuel Payment and Cold Weather Payment.
- If there are draughts, you may be able to help plug them.
- Many older people take medicines and everyone over 65 should have a free flu jab. Ask if there is anything you can do to help – picking up a prescription or giving them a lift to their GP, for instance. If you are unwell yourself, take real care not to pass it on.
To view the NEW Devon CCG film on Winter Friends click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMlRmM1Pru0
31 January 2014 - Major flood relief project mounted at North Sands
Help support our local library. Come along to National Libraries Day Coffee Morning on Saturday 8th February.For further information about this free event
contact Diana Patton on 01548 843423 or call into the library at Cliff House. There will be more computing courses in the near future for those of you that wish to improve your skills.
KIngsbridge Police now on Facebook - /ClientAdmin/Text/www.facebook.com/kingsbridgepolice Entries will include events in the Salcombe area.
Sign up for Community Messaging provided by the police here - Community Messaging.
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The New Year 2014 edition of Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) monthly newsletter, Healthy People, is here.
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A Few Words From Salcombe Town Council - October 2013
We are motivated to use these quieter months for repair and renewal, Salcombe Town Council has embarked on a programme of renovation of the old Council Hall building. This is where both our Tourist Information Centre and the Salcombe Maritime Museum are situated. After professional advice culminating in a programme of works we are pleased to report that work should be starting on the building in the coming weeks, with the necessary scaffolding to access the building being erected to enable checks and repairs to the roof and building.
In addition to this we are also instructing professional tree services contractors to start work on both Bonaventure Woods and the Redfern Woods. This will amount to much needed thinning and removal of various growth in order to promote new growth within these wooded areas.
Work on the Berry, as per the five year management plan, will also be undertaken to clear dead or fallen branches and also to open-up carefully selected areas to also promote better and more controlled growth. We are acutely aware as to how sensitive an area the Berry is to residents, so please do not be alarmed at the sound of a chainsaw, these are the professionals acting under Town Council instruction!
Finally, we have assembled an excellent team of councillors in recent months but we do still have a space should anyone wish to put themselves forward. Please contact the town clerk Gill Claydon via http://www.salcombetowncouncil.gov.uk/ or on 01548 842282 Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday between 10am & 2pm.
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SOUTH HAMS DISTRICT COUNCIL DOG CONTROL ORDERS
On 1 October 2013, South Hams District Council (SHDC) will introduce their Dog Control Orders across the District, as empowered by The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. See Notices Section for more details.
Get Active Devon!
Public Health Devon is in the process of developing a new and exciting web-based tool called Get Active Devon! The e-tool will enable GPs, nurses, healthcare assistants and physiotherapists to promote physical activity among their patients. See Notices Section for more details.
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SALCOMBE AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
YOUR TOWN YOUR SAY !!
For full information and for the latest information go to http://www.salcombeplan.org/
Finally, with a view to the Neighbourhood Plan (NP) for Salcombe, town council are pleased to announce that the website dedicated to all aspects of this important public engagement exercise is now live and can be visited at www.salcombeplan.org. Contrary to some misguided opinions, this is not merely a forum. Much work has gone into explaining the background of the NP and there is a blog facility available for everyone to make their comments. We are now more enthusiastic than ever to encourage people to come forward and get involved with the NP steering group, or maybe you have skills in other areas like researching, poster creation or you may feel drawn to a particular topic heading that you would like to contribute to. This engagement will ultimately take the plan forward and benefit the whole town with improvements on many levels. Should you wish to get involved further please give the Salcombe Town Clerk Gill Claydon a call on 01548 842282 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salcombe Town Council welcome you to our website. The site is designed to both inform and encourage interaction between the Council and our community. It contains important and useful information about our Town and Council, information about the Town Plan, as well as Council agendas, minutes and news about the town. Salcombe has a large percentage of Partial Residents this site will enable those householders to keep up to date on current issues, through the various features embedded in the site.
Please take time to browse through our Website, and remember that the Town Council Meetings are open to all.Meetings are held at Cliff House in the Library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
Our Town Clerk Gill Claydon is available at Cliff House for any enquiries from 10.00 to 12.00 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. (Except on Council Meeting days when office hours are 2.00 til 4.00pm.)
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