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10th November 2021

TREES (Together Reducing & Ending Exploitation in Shropshire)

Hope you are all well,

Please find the Autumn issue of the TREES (Together Reducing & Ending Exploitation in Shropshire) Newsletter attached.

The Shropshire Child Exploitation Directory has also been updated with some additional services, this is attached and can also be bookmarked via this link: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/media/21557/ce-directory-autumn-2021.pdf

I have also included a poster detailing our CE Consultation Sessions, this service is available to all services so please feel free to share amongst your colleagues.

Kind regards,

Amy

 

Amy Amber, Exploitation and Missing Children Co-ordinator

Compass Exploitation Team, Children’s Services, Shropshire Council

Phone: 01743 254289 (Direct) 01743 250400 (Office)

Address: Mount McKinley Building, Anchorage Avenue, Shrewsbury Business Park, Shrewsbury, SY2 6FG

4th November 2021

Police numbers in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire are set to be boosted.

 

West Mercia Police reopens recruitment for new officers until the end of November. We’re looking for applications from people who are good communicators with a calm, confident personality, problem solvers and team players who easily build relationships, respect other people and appreciate views from different communities. If this sounds like you or someone you know, go to https://www.westmercia.police.uk/police-forces/west-mercia-police/areas/west-mercia/ca/careers/new-police-officers/

4th November 2021

The countdown is on to Shropshire Council’s first electric vehicle and bicycle exhibition – Shropshire Goes Electric!

The exhibition will take place on Sunday 7 November 2021 from 10am until 3pm at the home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Montgomery Waters Meadow, and everyone is invited.

Exhibitors include Budgen Motors, Hatfields Jaguar, Hatfields Landrover, Furrows Group, Greenhous Vauxhall, TJ Vickers, JT Hughes, Shropshire Cycle Hub, Shropshire Climate Action Partnership (SCAP), Islabikes, Quest88, EVC Solutions Ltd, Rybrook BMW and Rybrook Mini.

Shropshire Goes Electric! event

Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for climate change, natural assets and the green economy, said:-

“With fuel prices rising and an ever-increasing awareness of the impact we’re having on our planet, there’s never been a better time to explore the use of electric vehicles and bicycles. I really feel that we as a council have a requirement to lead the way, so we’re really excited to be able to host an exhibition will allow you to do just that.

“There will be lots of different brands, including some secondhand vehicles. There will also be a place to charge them, and the opportunity to find out more about the charging points currently available across the county and those that are planned.”

Shropshire already has around 800 electric vehicle owners, with many more owning electric bicycles. This figure is increasing all the time.

Ian added:-

“Transport contributes to around a third of our carbon footprint in Shropshire, so making a change to electric is one of the ways that we can make a difference. I understand it’s not for everyone though – electric vehicles are expensive; but the low running costs, low maintenance and long life will help to offset the initial cost. If it’s something you are thinking about, attending our exhibition will hopefully enable you to make an informed choice.”

Adrian Cooper, Shropshire Council’s climate change task force leader, and Ian went on Shropshire Business Live TV (SBLTV) last week to talk about it. Watch it here (https://vimeo.com/639959636).

2nd November 2021

A new service to support people to stay safe and well this winter has been launched. 

Shropshire Council is working alongside the British Red Cross, Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin and the wider Wellbeing and Independence Partnership to ensure that residents have easy access to support where needed.  

The Winter Support Service is part of our ‘5 Ways to Winter Wellness’ campaign which highlights the ways in which people can remain both physically and mentally well. In addition to wellbeing, this campaign will focus on the role and importance of vaccinations and the things we can all do to protect ourselves again winter illnesses. 

What will the Winter Support Service provide? 

The service can offer assessment and ongoing support to people identified as needing help, including: 

  • Transport returning home from hospital 
  • Settling people in at home following discharge from hospital 
  • Fitting of low-level equipment such as key safes and pendant alarms 
  • Collecting and delivering medications 
  • Shopping and delivery 
  • Wellbeing home visits 
  • Companionship for isolated or lonely people 

The service can’t offer a crisis response or personal care, but it will work as part of the health and care system to ensure people get the support they need through appropriate referrals and signposting. 

Simon Jones, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care and public health, said: 

“I’m delighted that our successful wellbeing and independence service has expanded to provide even more support to those who could be at risk during the winter months. Our Winter Support Service will support vulnerable people to maintain their physical and emotional wellbeing through the winter when the effects of the pandemic remain serious and significant.  

“I encourage people who feel they could benefit from support to maintain their independence at home to talk to us about what could be put in place to make a difference.” 

As part of the service, the council will also be making outbound calls to people we have identified as potentially needing extra support. Please be aware that our advisors will never ask for bank account details over the phone.  

Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health, said:-  

“Welfare and wellbeing are a key part of ‘5 Ways to Winter Wellness’, along with vaccinations, protecting yourself against coronavirus, looking after your mental health and getting active. Throughout the coming months we will be highlighting the ways you can stay safe, healthy and active when the weather gets colder and the nights draw in.   

“It’s really important that we support people to stay well and independent at home where possible to avoid putting additional pressure on the NHS this winter. We are here to help so if you are worried about anything or need extra support, please speak to us.” 

How do I find out more? 

Local residents and those who support people in the community can call the Winter Support Service helpline on 0345 678 9012 in order to find out more and be referred where appropriate. This phoneline will be open Mondays-Fridays, 9am to 5pm. 

1st November 2021

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Bayston Hill Parish Council are an innovative and forward-thinking parish council based South of Shrewsbury in the county of Shropshire with a proud history of partnership working.

Our committed and enthusiastic team of up to fifteen councillors and six full and part time staff deliver a variety of services to our community including the Bayston Hill Youth & Community Centre, Lythwood Sports Complex, Community Events, Play Areas and Environmental Services.

We are seeking an experienced professional to lead the parish council. You will be the Proper Officer of the council and have a statutory duty to carry out all the functions required by law. You will be responsible for ensuring the council receives the advice and information it requires to ensure good governance. You will support the council, staff and volunteers in the delivery and development of services for the community working in partnership with others where appropriate.

NJC Pay scale:        SCP 26 to 28

Salary:                      £30,451 to £32,234 dependent on experience and qualifications
Hours:                       37 per week to include evening and weekend work

About You:

You should have strong leadership skills and experience of working in Local Government within a community setting. You will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the issues facing Parish Councils and the opportunities and challenges this presents. You will be passionate about making a difference and have the skills to work creatively to ensure the best outcomes for the Parish Council and the community. Ideally you will have the CiLCA qualification or you should be prepared to study towards it.

For an informal chat please contact, Mr Shaun Jones our Locum Clerk –

clerk@baystonhillparishcouncil.org.uk  

For an application pack and further information on the council go to www.baystonhillparishcouncil.org.uk

 

We will only accept completed applications forms; please do not send your CV.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5pm on Friday 12th November 2021

See related files below for Application Pack.

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