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If you wish to post information of interest to our local community please email clerk@stgeorgesandpriorslee-pc.gov.uk

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PRESS RELEASE

ST.GEORGES & PRIORSLEE PARISH COUNCIL & ST GEORGES PARTNERSHIP

 

ANNUAL ACT OF REMEMBRANCE.

 

The community Act of Remembrance for St. George’s will take place at 10:50 on Sunday 8 November at the Memorial Gates in St. George’s Recreational Ground.

The commemoration will differ this year in that it will also mark the 75th anniversaries of both VE and VJ days and the founding of The United Nations

The parish council recognises that what is planned will need to be ‘Covid secure’ and in line with Covid control requirements and guidance. Sadly, numbers attending will need to be monitored and controlled.

Community bodies and other organisations are invited to nominate a representative to attend on their behalf and register their desire to do so with Vicky Brain, Parish Clerk,

By phone on 01952 567700

Or by e-mail at clerk@stgeorgesandpriorslee-pc.gov.uk

In the days leading up to the commemoration, members of the public will be invited to place an individual symbol of remembrance and thanksgiving at the memorial gates.

In addition the event will be live streamed via the internet to allow more distanced participation.

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PRESS RELEASE

DATE: Wednesday, 23 September, 2020

‘Flu Jab Invitations on Their Way’ say Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Health Bosses

Flu vaccination invitations are on their way by post, text message or phone call, say health bosses at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

GP practices across the county are now rolling out their vaccination programmes and Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin residents are encouraged to book their flu jabs to protect both themselves and their families.

Patients are also reminded that they do not need to contact their GP practice directly as surgeries are currently letting people know how and when to book an appointment.

This will be done by post, text message or phone call with those most in need of the vaccination prioritised first.

Flu clinics may also be delivered differently to previous years as some practices are working together to ensure maximum efficiency. As a result, they may be asking patients to go to a different practice for their jabs.

Practices may also be using marquees, school halls or drive-through facilities to ensure infection, prevention and control measures, as well as social distancing guidelines, are upheld.

Details of your practices’ arrangements will be shared with you when you book your flu vaccination appointment.   

The flu vaccine is offered at GP practices and local pharmacies. Patients are encouraged to take up the offer of a free flu vaccine when contacted by their GP practice.

If a patient does not plan to attend their session, or has had the vaccine elsewhere, they should decline their appointment at their GP practice so that others can take their place.

Those eligible for the free flu vaccination are as follows:

  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August, 2020
  • children in primary school
  • children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • adults 65 and over
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • pregnant women
  • people living with someone who is at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • frontline health or social care workers

Children in primary school and in year 7 of secondary school will be able to access the free flu vaccine through the schools programme and not at a GP practice.

For people aged between 50 and 64 that do not have underlying health conditions, the vaccination will not be available until November and December of this year, providing there is a sufficient amount of vaccine left.

No appointments will be offered for this age group until then as this ensures those patients most at risk are vaccinated first. 

If you are between 50 and 64 and you fall into another group eligible for the flu vaccination, for example; you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Dr Julian Povey, Joint Chair of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGs, said: “Every year the flu hospitalises and kills thousands but the flu vaccine is the most effective way to protect yourself, your friends and your family from catching the flu.

“We are encouraging all of those eligible to look out for their flu jab invitation and not to contact GP practices directly, as people will be invited for their vaccinations depending on their clinical need. Those most at risk will get their jabs first.”

The symptoms of flu are fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle and body aches, headaches, tiredness and some may experience vomiting and diarrhoea.

For more flu advice please click here for further information.

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Dear all,

 

Healthwatch Shropshire and Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin are working together to find out about people’s experiences of leaving hospital during the pandemic. Since March hospitals have been working closely with community health, social care partners and local councils to improve the discharge process. Triggered by Covid-19, the aim has been to make sure no one is in hospital longer than they need to be.

 

Healthwatch are gathering people’s experience of discharge under the current arrangements and have worked with local hospital trusts, the Clinical Commissioning Group and Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils to develop a short questionnaire.

 

We want to hear about what is working well and where things could be improved so that lessons can be learnt and changes made to improve the process and patient experience of leaving hospital. The joint Healthwatch discharge survey is now live on Healthwatch Shropshire website: https://www.healthwatchshropshire.co.uk/tell-us-about-your-experience-leaving-hospital-during-covid-19 and our website: https://www.healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.co.uk/

 

 

 

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Re Opening of the Parish Centre

The Parish Centre will be open to the public to visit and book from Monday 14th September (subject to Covid-19 restrictions).

The times of opening to the public will be

Monday – Wednesday 9 – 12 noon.

Privacy Notice about collecting contact information from visitors to the Parish Centre

If you visit the Parish Centre we will record your name and contact details in order to fulfil our responsibility to provide a safe environment for everyone who visits our premises at this time of coronavirus. We will only use this information to contact you in the event that we believe that you may have come into contact with a suspected case of Covid-19. It may be necessary to share your details with NHS Test and Trace if they are required for contact tracing or the investigation of a local outbreak. Your name and contact details will be stored securely for a period of 21 days and then disposed of securely within the following 7 days.

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact Vicky Brain on 01952 567700 or clerk@stgeorgesandpriorslee-pc.gov.uk

If you require information regarding your rights, you can do this by consulting the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) website.

 

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Coffee Morning to support Macmillan Cancer Support

Come along to the Parish Centre for a drink, sweet treat and natter

Friday 25th September 9.30 - 12

Due to the restrictions from Coronavirus we are limited to small groups of people in the room so please call us on 567700 to book a time slot to come along.

If you are able to bake a treat that would be marvellous just let us know. You can call us on 567700 or email audrey.atkinson@stgeorgesandpriorslee-pc.gov.uk 

We are at the Parish Centre, Grove St, St Georges, Telford TF2 9LJ (just next to St Georges Primary School).

We'd love to see you there for a chat, treat and to raise funds for this very worthy cause.

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Press Release by St Georges & Priorslee Parish Council – The Gower

New Options being considered for Gower Building

A community building in St Georges is being targeted for refurbishment but more investment is needed for the project to be a success.

St Georges & Priorslee Parish Council held an Extraordinary Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 1st September to consider whether to take on and refurbish the Gower building in St Georges. Following receipt of a detailed business plan, prepared by an external expert, the Parish Council decided not to proceed with a stand-alone refurbishment of the building and to seek a new option which would involve community use of the building alongside the creation of housing on the site.

The Parish Council will decide on the viability of a mixed use refurbishment and redevelopment scheme at its meetings in the autu

Cllr Richard Overton, Chair of the Parish Council, said

“The business plan produced for the Parish Council shows that the Gower is a major community asset but it can’t generate enough income to be self-sustaining. The Covid pandemic has made this even more difficult because we don’t know when we will be able to get back to normality in terms of letting out community buildings for large scale events.

“We’ll now need to take a different approach in order to move forward.  Additional investment is needed in order to make the refurbishment of the building a success and this may involve more development on the site alongside the building.

“We’re working on some options and we should be able to make a decision in the next few weeks.”

 

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