Despite the vaccine roll-out, the number of cases remains very high, & the emergence of variants add another twist to this tale. We are urged in this latest letter from the Leader of the Council to still follow all gudielines.
Remember that you will be contacted when your age group or priority group is scheduled.
Around the UK, there are reports of dangerous, fake NHS text messages circulating, telling people that they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. The link takes you to an extremely convincing fake NHS website that asks for personal details including bank/card details.
Buckinghamshire Council’s Trading Standards team are also receiving information that cold calls regarding the vaccine are taking place, where scammers are asking people to pay for the vaccine over the phone.
Most of these vaccine scams are targeting elderly residents who receive a cold call to advise that their vaccination would be carried out in their home, and that the caller requires their name, address and also financial details to pay for the vaccine.
There is currently a Public Spaces Protection Order in place at 21 council-controlled car parks in the Chiltern area – and Buckinghamshire Council is now inviting residents, businesses and anyone with an interest to let us know if it should be extended.
A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is a legal power which allows councils to deal with a specific nuisance or problem in a defined area. These are problems that negatively affect the quality of life for local people. The order imposes conditions on the use of that area and these conditions apply to everybody.
The Consultation is open until 21 February. Full details are here.
Copy deadline: Mon 1st March
Printing: Wed 17th March
Magazine distribution: Mon 22nd March
As it is likely that we will still be under some form of Covid-19 restrictions the distribution date may have to flex.
Contributions are welcome from clubs and societies, and anyone who has a particular hobby or interest, job or post. So perhaps you have time to fill right now or a latent wish to write for the magazine. For example you could write about:
‘I always wanted to be ******, but instead I/we became ******’
‘I/we would like to organise a musical event’
‘I/we could help with Scouts, Guides, Brownies or Cubs and get then their own hut’
‘I grew up in *****’
We are also looking for photographs illustrating your lockdown experience and particularly, good photos for in the Hughenden News and on its cover; don’t be shy.
A big thank you to all who contributed before Christmas.
This is general reminder, that if you or someone you know, would be adversely affected by a problem with the water supply, then Affinity Water hold a register of such persons so that they can provide priority support to you.
Details are here https://www.affinitywater.co.uk/priority-services .