NHS Declares Major Incident

Major Incident declared by NHS

NHS logo - NHS is declaring a major incident

The NHS has declared a major incident in relation to the administration of the COVID 19 booster vaccine. They will use a number of venues to ramp-up vaccinations, including

  • vaccination centres (existing and new);
  • local pharmacies;
  • PCNs (GPs);
  • Hospital Hubs,
  • Pop up centres,
  • drive-thru facilities (probably in unused retail parks e.g. B&Q Hythe), and
  • an outreach programme to large business premises.

However, the NHS desperately needs volunteers to help ensure the smooth running of the new and old vaccination clinics.   Please contact Community360, who will be supporting this aspect of the vaccination roll out, if you are interested. Telephone 01206 505250 or email [email protected].

Free Cycle training, Police & Other Updates

Free Cycle Training

Family cycling - get free cycle training

Through Safer Essex Roads Partnership, ECC is offering free cycle training until the end of March 2022.  They have courses available for Children, Adults (beginners to advanced) and even families. Sessions are led by qualified instructors and range from 45 minutes to 3 hours! 

If you are interested then you should register your interest here.

Other updates

Essex Police

Essex Police has recently published issue 15 of their local news update.  It is a decent read with much to interest, e.g. spiking, property closed due to anti-social behaviour and joint patrols with RMP.  There’s also a nice snippet on ‘Disruptor Teams’ who look into and tackle crimes such as anti-social behaviour within communities. It rounds off with an article on cycle security and contact information to help victims of domestic abuse.  You can read the whole update below.

Community Updates

This is a much slimmer document with more white space than words, however, items of interest are:

The Police Update in Full

What do you know about County Lines?

County Lines might be operating closer than you think

The National Crime Agency (NCA) operates a specialist centre to coordinate on all matters related to County Lines. They have identified Essex as a county where there is limited awareness of the signs of exploitation of children by County Lines groups. 

To address this a webinar has been prepared for parents with little or no understanding of what exploitation looks like. All parents will have access to it.

Continue reading “What do you know about County Lines?”

Election Results 2021

Election Results for 6th May 2021 Elections

Summaries first, official declarations are embedded at the bottom.

Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for Essex

  1. Roger Hirst – Conservative (235,348) – ELECTED.
  2. Christopher Vince – Labour & Co-operative (99,712).
  3. Jon Whitehouse – Liberal Democrat (58,131).
  4. Robin Tilbrook – English Democrats (42,831).

County Councillor for Constable Division

  1. Lewis Barber – Conservative (3.965) – ELECTED.
  2. Pauline Bacon – Labour & Co-operative (707).
  3. Roger Bamforth – Green (613).
  4. William Brown – Liberal Democrats (491).
  5. Andrew Phillips – Reform UK (135).

Borough Councillor for Lexden & Braiswick Ward

  1. Dennis Willetts – Conservative (1949) – ELECTED.
  2. Martin Leatherdale – Conservative (1597) – ELECTED.
  3. Sandra Culham – Liberal Democrats (594).
  4. Roger Bamforth – Green (532).
  5. Luke Hayes – Labour (396).
  6. Kayleigh Rippingale-Shaw – Labour (333).

The Official Declarations

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2021 Elections – Who’s Standing

Nominations have now closed for the 2021 Elections

Logos of parties with candidates in this election

6th May 2021 Elections will take place for:

  • Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for the Essex Police Area;
  • One County Councillor to represent the Constable Division; and
  • One Borough Councillor to represent the Lexden & Braiswick ward.

Candidates for each of these are listed below. If you haven’t already checked out the COVID-Safe arrangements you can read about those further down. It is still not too late to register to vote – details also below.

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Half Term ‘ActivAte’ & Other News

ActivAte, Broadband, Bowls, Police, COVID, Voting & Toasty

As Half-Term looms Active Essex are organising ActivAte sessions for youngsters. In other news we also have:

Essex ActivAte logo

ActivAte

ActiveEssex is organising ActivAte clubs over the Easter holidays. They are completely free for young people who are:

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e-Scooters Coming to Colchester (& other news)

Lady & man on e-scooters

Lady & man on e-scooterse-Scooters, Befriending, Wellbeing, Fitness & Chitts Hill

e-Scooters will kick off this update but we also have updates on:

e-Scooters Trial Starting Soon

Continue reading “e-Scooters Coming to Colchester (& other news)”

Lockdown 3 – Week 1 Update – COVID-19 & Roadworks

National Lockdown Guidelines

National Lockdown GuidelinesCOVID-19 & Roadworks

A number of COVID-centric updates as well as two lots of Roadworks:

Latest Colchester Information Pack Launched

Hot on the heels of version 14 (which didn’t even get as far as this website), the National Lockdown has seen Colchester issue version 15 which includes the following topics: Continue reading “Lockdown 3 – Week 1 Update – COVID-19 & Roadworks”

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