Parish Council Meeting 3rd March at 7:15pm Zoom Log-In Details

Firsdown Parish Council to be held in on the Zoom conference platform (Meeting ID: 986 7790 5989, Passcode: 758919 or telephone: 0131 460 1196 and follow the instructions) on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 at 7.15pm

Firsdown Litter Collection

“A litter pick was undertaken today from Firs Close to the Dunstable crossroads, resulting in 2 bags of rubbish. Firsdown Parish Council appreciates that some of this rubbish may have come from traffic passing through our parish, but we ask for residents assistance in keeping our parish litter-free.”

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Prospective candidates and agents invited to election webinar

Considering putting yourself forward in the upcoming elections on 6 May?

If so, please join our elections team on 24 February to a briefing webinar to find out all you need to know if you’re thinking about being a candidate or agent in the upcoming Wiltshire Council unitary, and town and parish council elections.

The webinar starts at 5.00pm, hosted on Microsoft Teams via this link https://bit.ly/3rYFykx

The election timetable will be talked through in detail, and useful information and links will be shared. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered.

More information about becoming a councillor can be also be found at https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-becoming-a-councillor.

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Information from Age UK Wiltshire

  • We are supporting clients to apply for the Wiltshire Surviving Winter Grant this year (in partnership with Wiltshire Community Foundation and Wiltshire Warm & Safe) which, if applying through Age UK Wiltshire, is a one-off grant of £150 (up to £250 for some clients). We can support clients who meet all the following criteria:
  • over pension age (client and/or partner)
  • have household income (excluding disability benefits) less than £16,190pa OR in receipt of a means-tested benefit
  • considered to be in fuel poverty by AUKW– e.g. high heating costs, struggling to afford to heat their home adequately, hard-to-heat homes, significantly underusing heating.
  • able to provide evidence of their means-tested benefit and a suitable bank account to pay the money into
  • We continue to take applications for our free telephone befriending service and are branching out into other things like telephone book groups, although we now have a short waiting list. We can also refer into free Age UK national telephone befriending.
  • We are still supporting clients with Attendance Allowance/DLA application forms which are now done through free telephone appointments and the turnaround time for us to contact and completing the appointment is around 2wks or less (with it being backdated to the date of referral to us)
  • We continue to offer telephone and email advice and support in the usual areas of advice like welfare benefits for older people, housing options, and issues and care and support options.

 

All of the above can be arranged through our Information & Advice team by calling us on 0808 196 2424 or emailing us . You can read about our other services on our website here: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wiltshire/

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Carer Support Hospital Liaison Service

Please find details, attached, for support should a Family Member or Friend be looking after a patient on a Hospital ward

The service has been set up to relieve the pressure on hospital staff,
so please use it!

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Download: Hospital Support & Liaison Poster (Jan 2021) (433 KB)
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Wiltshire Age UK

You could be entitled to £100s off your fuel bills

See attached leaflet for more details

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Download: SWG Poster (1) (152 KB)
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If you’ve always wanted to make a video call or shop online but have never had the courage. Or, you’ve got some knowledge but want to improve your skills. Our free-to-access Click & Connect project may be able to help.

See attached leaflet for more detail or Call 01380 710 296

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Download: Click and Connect Flyer (223 KB)

CPT community engagement survey ACTION REQUIRED

Correspondence from the Salisbury Area Community Policing Team

Dear All

Please find below a request for your feedback on how we are doing.  As you will appreciate, your feedback is essential to help as part of the post-implementation review to test and check the expected benefits of the improved CPT model which included “Increased Neighbourhood and community engagement producing increased Community confidence and engagement.” whilst keeping in mind the impact that Covid has had over the last 12 months.

I welcome your observations ‘warts and all’ and happy to discuss personally any specific current issues you wish to raise with me outside of this process.  The survey link can be found in the text below.

Salisbury Area Community Policing Team

Wiltshire Police’s Continuous Improvement team are undertaking a review of the Force’s Community Police Teams (CPT) and are looking to gather feedback on the level of neighbourhood activity and community engagement. They have asked me to send out this short survey in order to capture your views, the survey can be accessed here.  All responses received will be confidential and used for purposes of their review only.  The more people that respond, the better understanding we will have on how the CPT model is working, so please do consider taking part, your views are very important to us.  

 

If you would like to get directly in touch with a member of the Continuous Improvement Team, please contact  or . The survey will be open until Monday 22nd February.

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Salisbury Community Policing Report (Key Updates)

The most significant update since my last report must focus on COVID-19. Lockdown 2 has led into Lockdown 3 as we witness cases, hospital admissions and deaths sadly rising rapidly. No longer are we looking for evidence of the existence of this pandemic as many of us will now have either seen the effects personally or with friends and family. The tragic sudden death of a 36 year of fit male isolating in Salisbury with his brother must serve as a reminder of the dangers of this virus and the need to take this seriously.

More information in the attached document

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THE NEXT ORDINARY MEETING OF FIRSDOWN PARISH COUNCIL ON: WEDNESDAY 13th JANUARY 2021 at 7.15pm via the ZOOM CONFERENCE PLATFORM

THERE IS AN OPEN FORUM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING SO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND

To join by phone, ring 0203 4815 5240 and follow the instructions

Meeting ID: 914 6132 5485

Passcode: 460911

More details attached

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