Shroton Village News and Announcements




Farrington road closure request
Please see the attached

News from the Surgeries
Attached are three documents which you should read:
Flu jabs
Missed appointments
Overseas travel

Changes to local bus routes
There are some changes going to be made to local bus routes.  This is an update. Click here to view

Rural roads - A new approach

Click here to open a pamphlet on the above.


Plus Bus

With the recent cuts in public transport, use of these new services should be taken up to promote travel on an alternative to limited public transport services. I have attached details of the routes in the DT11 area, Blandford and Salisbury. Please look at the information at the bottom of the message regarding the journeys to and from Salisbury starting in Shroton.

For more information click here


Home Safety Falls Prevention Events 2016 – 2017
From September 2016 to March 2017, Dorset Early Help and Dorset Partnership for Older People
Programme, with Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, will be holding another series of Home Safety Falls Prevention Events. Each event will have a market place of partner agencies available from a range of local and national rganisations, providing information on local services and activities, accessing aids and adaptations, elp at home, leisure pursuits, benefits checks, energy efficiency advice, . People attending will also receive a range of giveaways – including free fitted slippers, on completion f the SAIL (Safe And Independent Living) Form, and each event will have give the opportunity to ave a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!  These events are open for anyone to attend, and all events are open to the public from 9.30am – 2noon. 

We are keen to attract volunteers to assist with making refreshments, and with fitting slippers. 

For more information click here


Power Cut - New number - 105

On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. As one of our key stakeholders who work with members of the public who may be affected by power cuts, we wanted to share this information with you. This a nationwide service that may well be of benefit to them.

Key points to note about this service are:
Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.
105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. Customers can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.
Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.

A consumer awareness campaign will run from September through to next spring and will include PR, media advertising, social media and coordinated messaging through partner channels.

Hopefully you can help us to raise awareness of this important new national 105 service through your channels, once the service is launched. We can provide you with materials for use from 6th September:
Copy for newsletters, websites and magazines
105 imagery
Tips on what to do in a power cut
Comment from our spokespeople
Social media assets
An animated film explaining 105
We can also work with you to co-create bespoke content specifically for your channels.

We will also want to continue to work with partners to raise awareness of 105 in the longer-term.

Attached is a slide deck with more details about this valuable new service. In addition, a Stakeholder Toolkit which includes creative collateral you might wish to use, along with the brand guidelines, has been produced. It can be downloaded from here.

If you have any questions or would like any further information, do let us know. Also, if you are able to support awareness raising of 105, please can you let us know when, where and how you can help by contacting us on 0800 096 3080 or info@westernpower.co.uk.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Michael Clarke
Corporate Communications Officer
Corporate Communications Team (Midlands)
Western Power Distribution

mclarke1@westernpower.co.uk

Herald Way, Pegasus Business Park, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2TU
westernpower.co.uk

For more information click here


Healthwatch Dorset Care Home ProjectLater in the year, we will be running a project to look at how care homes across Dorset enable their residents to lead as independent and fulfilling lives as possible. We will be looking at how they provide a range of activities, engage with residents, families, carers and local communities, involve residents in decision making and encourage interaction and independence. We are currently developing our approach to this piece of work and would like to hear from you if you would be interested in being involved.

The volunteer visiting role for this project will include 2-3 visits to care homes, for which you will go through a selection process and receive training, including training about safeguarding awareness (provisional training date is September 15th, venue to be arranged). We are also keen to hear your experiences of local care homes, if you think there's a particular home we should include in our visits - please let us know why. We're planning to visit between 20-30 care homes across Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset so we'll use your feedback to help us identify which homes to include.

To find out more, please contact 

chris.wakefield@healthwatchdorset.co.uk

To down load an application form click here


STURMINSTER MOBILE LIBRARY SCHEDULE

Please click on this link to view the new schedule. Library Schedule


Lots to do at Libraries

Click here to see all the things you can do at libraries.  Also there are links for you to vote for your favourite books, poems and all sorts of other things.


Nuisance Calls

Nuisance calls remain a source of annoyance and frustration for many; and for some they can cause anxiety or involve scams and fraud.

OFCOM, the communications regulator, has hard copies of a short guide that you can obtain as a consumer experiencing problems with such calls. The guide is in an ‘Easy Read’ format, which presents information clearly and simply, using pictures to support the meaning of the text. 

This guide has information on the different types of nuisance call, tips for reducing such calls, and on how to complain about them. You can see a copy of the guide here: 
 http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/files/2014/05/easy-read-nuisance-calls-guide.pdf

You can find further advice for consumers on nuisance calls on OFCOM’s website: http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/phone/tackling-nuisance-calls-and-messages/, including a short educational video guide, which is available in subtitles to help people with hearing impairments.


North Dorset Local Action Group (LAG)

The LAG funds projects in and around North Dorset.  To find out more click here


Flooding

This is an important notice from the Environment Agency and should be read.  To open it click here


Community Car Watch

Click here to read the news letter


DT11 Area Transport

Information on local transport and a leaflet can be obtained from the following websites

www.dt11forum.org.uk and www.outandaboutbybus.co.uk


TravelDorset Live traffic and travel information and online highway fault reporting.

A reminder that you can get all the latest traffic and travel information on www.dorsetforyou.com/traveldorset and if you use twitter, follow us @TravelDorset

It has been a busy few days as you no doubt will know, but I would encourage the use of the online highway fault reporting tool at www.dorsetforyou.com/reportroadproblems. Please ensure that any official publicity circulating in your area refers to the website.