Plan For the Environment Launched

Plan for the Environment to support diversity

Plan for the Environment to support diversityPlan For the Environment Launched

The Parish Council has adopted a strategic plan for the environment; it will help it to manage the land assets under its control between now and 2026.  Its scope includes:

  • Lorkin Daniell Field,
  • Poors Land
  • The Heath/Village Green
  • The various ponds,
  • Mumford Oak,
  • Allotments, &
  • Sundry other green spaces.

In order to develop the plan, all of these have been assessed for species diversity and rarity in accordance with Continue reading “Plan For the Environment Launched”

Day 74 of (fluctuating) Lockdown – the Town Centre edition

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Day 74 of (fluctuating) Lockdown

Day 74 sees a focus on Colchester town centre to start with – actions to make it greener and easier to social-distance kick us off:

Greener Town CentreThumbs Up for ‘Safer, Greener, Healthier’ Town Centre

Health experts and leading cycling and walking campaigners have welcomed ambitious plans to make Colchester town centre streets safer, greener and healthier. Continue reading “Day 74 of (fluctuating) Lockdown – the Town Centre edition”

NHS seek local views at health forum

NHS North East Essex - Clinical Commissioning Group - Invitation to Health ForumHelp shape NHS decisions – all welcome to local health forums!

The NHS in North East Essex is inviting anyone interested to come to our local Health Forum meetings in Dovercourt (Harwich) 6th August,  Clacton 8th August,  and Colchester on 4th August.

The main themes for the August meetings include:

At all meetings:

  • 7 day working project, including the GP Services Survey, presented by Jo Hall project lead at the CCG.

The survey is online at:  http://tinyurl.com/lh5tuaq

At the Colchester meeting:

  • A review of progress in improving cancer services at Colchester Hospital by the Hospital’s Medical Director, Sean MacDonell.
  • Presentation about the Care At Home research project: how do older people feel about services delivering care in their own home, by Sue Hughes, doctoral researcher at Anglia Ruskin University.

At the Clacton and Harwich meetings:

  • A workshop about the new community phlebotomy (blood tests) service.

Attendance & Venues

People attending are welcome to raise their own issues and will have a chance to directly question senior managers from the CCG on their actions and plans. Meetings will be at:

Colchester area , Monday 4th August, 2pm to 4pm.  Please come to the 2nd floor at the Primary Care Centre (upstairs from the Walk-in Centre) in Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JR.

Harwich area of Tendring, Wednesday 6th August, 2pm to 4pm. Dovercourt Central Church, 203 Main Road, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 4ES .

Rest of Tendring (Clacton) area, Friday 8th August, 2pm to 4pm. Please come to the Tendring CVS hall in Rosemary Road, Clacton CO15 1NZ.

Any member of the local public can join the Health Forum. Join here to have your say as a member of NE Essex CCG public “Health Forum”:  http://tinyurl.com/qxss6oq

NHS invite all to a local Health Forum

NHS North East Essex - Clinical Commissioning Group - Invitation to Health ForumHelp shape NHS decisions – all welcome!

The NHS in North East Essex is inviting anyone interested to attend their local Health Forum meeting in Colchester.  The main themes for the June 9th meeting include:

  • A manager from NHS England to discuss their plans, which are open for public consultation, on transforming primary care (services by GPs, dentists, pharmacists, opticians) in Essex.  This issue will include measures planned to mitigate shortage of GPs.
  • The new community assessment service, based at Clacton and Harwich hospitals.

People attending are welcome to raise their own issues and will have a chance to directly question senior managers from the CCG on their actions and plans. Meetings will be at:

The meeting on Monday 9th June takes place between 7pm – 9pm.  Please come to the 2nd floor at the Primary Care Centre (upstairs from the Walk-in Centre) in Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JR.

Any member of the local public can join the Health Forum. Join here to have your say as a member of NE Essex CCG public “Health Forum”: http://www.neessexccg.nhs.uk/Health%20Forum%20Joining%20Form.html.

Questions about local NHS Services?

Local NHS ServicesIf you have questions about local NHS Services you may be interested in attending the North East Essex NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) open Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 27th at 2.30pm at  the Primary Care Centre (2nd floor, above the walk-in centre) Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JR.

Everyone is welcome to attend the CCG Board Meeting, which is held in public.  There will be a question time session during the meeting when members of the public are welcome to question the Board on any relevant issue.

The Board Agendas and supporting papers are published on the CCG website at www.neessexccg.nhs.uk (click on “Library” then “Board Meeting” or click directly here:  http://tinyurl.com/9weepq7 ).

The Agenda for May includes :

  • A report on the new community rapid assessment service for people in Tendring, with Advanced Nurse Practitioners working from Clacton and Harwich hospitals to care for people either in their own homes, or in the community hospitals
  • A progress report on the imminent external quality review of maternity services in North East Essex.
  • A report from the local public, patient and carer’s organisation, the Health Forum Committee
  • The proposed new CCG Five Year Strategy for decision by the Board.