Measham Parish Council

Serving the people of Measham

Clerk: Dawn Roach
c/o Measham Leisure Centre
off High Street, Measham
Derbyshire DE12 7HR

Tel: 01530 589583

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Covid-19 Information

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Latest News

Key figures unite to call for big effort to beat virus

Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:24 by Dawn Roache

Senior council, health and police figures across the city and county have today (Friday, 20th November) made an unprecedented commitment to work together to drive down infection rates in the final days of the second coronavirus lockdown.

At a briefing this morning, they all expressed deep concern about a worrying surge in Covid-19 cases – with the days now being counted down to the end of the national lockdown. More »

The prominent figures included the county council leader, Leicester's City Mayor, Leicestershire's chief constable as well as the chief executive of all three NHS clinical commissioning groups.

Cases in Leicestershire alone have quadrupled since early October – and they are above the national average.

With rates currently standing at around 500 per 100,000 of the population in Leicester, and very close to 400 per 100,000 of the Leicestershire population, public health chiefs fear this could leave both the city and the county facing further restrictive measures at the end of the lockdown on 2nd December.

Nick Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council, said: "I can't emphasis enough how serious the situation is, so I'm calling on everyone to do their bit to save lives. Get a test if you have symptoms and stick to the guidance to defeat this pandemic."

His concerns have been echoed by City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, who has issued a similar rallying cry for people to unite and beat the virus.

Sir Peter said: "These are difficult times for people who have already lived under restrictions for a long time, and for all of those families who have sadly lost loved ones, they are unbelievably tough.

"Despite the hard work of many, cases of coronavirus continue to rise across the city and county.

"We are therefore once again asking everyone to pull together to drive the virus down, to save lives and to prevent us from remaining under restrictions when the national lockdown ends."

Another concerning factor is the rise in hospital admissions, which are now at higher levels than during the first wave of the pandemic which has, so far, claimed more than 50,000 deaths throughout the UK.

Andy Williams, CEO for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs, said: "We are now seeing the rise in coronavirus alongside annual winter pressures having a significant impact on health services.

"The number of people needing hospital treatment is higher than the peak in the first wave and hospital services are under extreme pressure.

"We have taken the difficult decision to stop some non-urgent operations to look after those with the most serious conditions, including emergencies and those needing treatment for cancer.

"The Emergency Department (Ed) at the Leicester Royal Infirmary is very busy. If your health condition isn't serious, please contact NHS 111 first who can advise on the best way to treat you, and if necessary, make sure you go to the best place for your treatment.

"Please also remember that GP practices are open. They are busy but will provide an appointment if necessary. Help us to help you by keeping safe and following the guidance to control the spread of Covid-19."

Over the next few days, councils, the police and partners in health will be further driving home the message with hard-hitting stories featuring the NHS and community leaders, supported by video clips of local leaders and key staff across social media channels with one clear message to residents – do your bit to help fight the virus.

People with symptoms are being urged to get a test. They must book an appointment by calling 119 or at http://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

Under the lockdown restrictions, people are being told to stay at home – apart from attending school, college, university, work or to go food shopping.

Pubs, bars, restaurants and non-essential retail across the county also close, but takeaways and click-and-collect shopping remain open. » Less

Trading Standards Scam Alert !!!

Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:04 by Dawn Roache

Scam alert !

Trading Standards have been informed of companies cold calling offering 'free surveys' to residents as part of the Green Homes Grant.

Following the Government launch of the Green Homes Grant, Trading Standards reminds residents to exercise caution if they are looking to use the grant for improvements to their homes.

The Green Homes Grant is an initiative to get homeowners to invest money in improving the energy-efficiency of their property whilst also giving the economy a much-needed boost. Homeowners and landlords can apply for a voucher to cover some of the costs for installing energy efficient improvements to their homes. More »

Consumers are able to obtain information about the process of obtaining the grant, how to apply and how to find a registered installer by searching on www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk or calling 0800 444202

If you have any concerns about work that has been undertaken using the grant scheme, or if you have been approached by a suspicious trader operating in this field, you can report it to Trading Standards using the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133. » Less

ADVANCE NOTICE OF A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER.

Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 09:22 by Dawn Roache

ADVANCE NOTICE OF A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location: High Street, Measham. The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Severn Trent Water to safely facilitate remedial carriageway repairs.

The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure. The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 2 days commencing on the 16th January 2021. More »

A Press Release will be issued to confirm these details approximately 2 weeks prior to the works commencing. Should you require any further information please reply to this e-mail raising any specific concerns you may have.

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A message from Dean and Smedley

To protect our staff we are only allowing 3 patients in at a time

Please wait outside until a slot becomes available

Thank you

Before you wait to enter;

  • Allow enough time for prescriptions to be completed; 3-4 days rather than the 2-3 days due to unprecedented volumes and delays from wholesalers. Unless prescriptions are urgent there will be a delay, so please ring to check they are here to avoid disappointment.
  • Shop stock is running very low, so please ring to see if we have the items you require. We are struggling with paracetamol tablets & liquid, hand washes & sanitisers, disinfectants & thermometers.
  • Our preference is that all payments are on card to reduce money contact, so please try your best.
  • We ask others in the community to help us to cope with delivery demands due to self-isolation with prescription collections. We will however need a consent form to be completed each time.
  • Finally, we are working as hard as we can during exceptional circumstances so would appreciate you treat our staff with the courtesy and patience you would expect yourselves.

Thank you for your understanding and support

Will all customers to try to use card payments please. This the safest way to reduce transfer of the virus, not just at the chemist but at all retailers. Thank You.

Woodfield Forest Church

Join us as we explore Gods wonderful creation to make our very own Wild art.

Sunday 28th July, 3pm meeting at the rear of St Laurence Church, Measham.

St Laurence Church

Ready Steady Pop up. An afternoon of fun and games, treasure hunt & crafts

Thursday 8th August 2.30 - 4pm