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News items from Bucks Council
Various press releases, follow each link for more details.
History festival showcases the fascinating story of Buckinghamshire
October 30 sees the start of the month-long Buckinghamshire History Festival, an annual event now in its sixth year. https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/news/history-festival-showcases-the-fascinating-story-of-buckinghamshire/
Having fun but staying safe this Halloween
Halloween is a night of innocent fun for many youngsters, but for elderly or vulnerable residents it can sometimes be distressing. To help make the 31 October trick or treat celebration enjoyable for everyone, Buckinghamshire Council and Thames Valley Police are encouraging residents who do not want Halloween callers knocking on their door to display a poster in their front windows. https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/news/having-fun-but-staying-safe-this-halloween/
Have your say on early help support for children and families in Buckinghamshire
A public consultation on a new Early Help Partnership Strategy is being launched on Monday 1 November.
Buckinghamshire’s Children and Young People’s Partnership want to make sure that children, young people and their families get the support they need, when they need it, to deal with any problems they may be facing before they get worse.
This support is known as early help and is provided by lots of different services across Buckinghamshire. These organisations include the Council, health services, education and voluntary and community sector organisations. https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/news/have-your-say-on-early-help-support-for-children-and-families-in-buckinghamshire/
Trial traffic enforcement cameras to be piloted in Buckinghamshire
Three locations in Buckinghamshire have been chosen for a camera trial to assess the level of traffic violations.
From Wednesday 3 November, temporary cameras will be placed in three known areas where multiple complaints from residents and road users have been received over a period of time.
The 3 locations are:
- Marlow Bridge
- Castle Street, High Wycombe
- Corporation Street, High Wycombe
Online COVID-19 vaccination bookings now available for 12-15 year-olds in Buckinghamshire
Parents and guardians in Buckinghamshire can now book COVID-19 vaccinations online for children aged 12-15 years if they have not yet had their jab at school or have missed it for any reason.
This means children can get vaccinated over the half-term break to make sure they are protected as quickly as possible going back to school. With COVID-19 cases rising highest amongst children in secondary school age groups and young people in general, this will also help to keep their families and loved ones safer from spreading infections.
Stoke Mandeville Stadium open for walk-in COVID vaccines every day in July
News from the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP)
|21 July 2021|
On behalf of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Walk-in COVID vaccinations are now available at Stoke Mandeville Stadium every day throughout the rest of July.
Now, anyone who wants to grab a jab can simply turn up at the Guttman Centre site within the stadium, with no need to book first.
The centre, run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, can vaccinate up to 600 people a day. It is welcoming anyone aged 18 and over who needs a Pfizer first or second dose – please ensure you leave at least eight weeks between doses.
The doors are open from 9.30am-7pm every day.
For updates on dates and times of drop-in vaccine centres in Bucks, and all local vaccination news, go to: https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/public/your-services/feeling-unwell/covid-19-vaccination-programme/local-covid-19-vaccination-updates/
Important Message from Hughenden Valley Pharmacy:
Every Friday at 6pm for the local community Hughenden Valley pharmacy is offering a walk-in vaccination service for ages 18 years and above for Pfizer vaccination. This is so vaccination doses for patients that did not turn up do not go to waste.
Frequently asked questions:
1) can I come before 6pm? No only from 6pm
2) will I definitely get a vaccination if I turn up? Sorry first come first serve and only if there is some spare.
3) Can I call the surgery or pharmacy to see if there is any spare? Please do not do this they will not know and you will be blocking a telephone line.
4) Do I need to bring anything? Just yourself and your NHS number.https://w3w.co/firms.itself.petalhttps://www.nhs.uk/…/online-services/find-nhs-number/…
News from the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP)
People aged 18-39 urged to book their Pfizer COVID jab at Stoke Mandeville clinics this weekend.
People aged 18-39 who have not yet had their COVID-19 vaccine can book an appointment for their first Pfizer jab at a series of clinics in Stoke Mandeville this weekend.
Please note – these will not be drop-in clinics, but should be booked via the National Booking System.
Clinics will be running throughout the day on Friday, 25, Saturday, 26, and Sunday, 27 June, at Stoke Mandeville Stadium (also known as The Guttman Centre). These are only available for people aged 18-39 who have not had their first jab yet.
To book your appointment, simply go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 for free.
New drop-in vaccine clinics at Stoke Mandeville Stadium this weekend
A drop-in clinic is opening at Stoke Mandeville stadium this weekend for eligible members of the public to get their first or second Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine without a pre-booked appointment.
The drop-in clinics will be open on:
- Friday 4 June – 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 5pm
- Saturday 5 June – 9:30am to 1pm
Regardless of whether you are a permanent Buckinghamshire resident or not, anyone aged over 40 who has not yet had their first vaccine or those over 18 who need their second jab (a minimum of 4 weeks after their first) is eligible to attend. All you need is your name, date of birth and NHS number. You can find your NHS number online.
Thank you to every single volunteer – a message from Bucks Council
This week (June 1 to 7) celebrates the tremendous work of volunteers across the UK, and there has never been a better time for Buckinghamshire to give its thanks to these remarkable people.
Volunteers have played an essential role within the Buckinghamshire community over the last year. At the start of the pandemic and throughout lockdowns they gave their support to help some of the most vulnerable people in society – the elderly, infirm and people living with medical conditions or in other very difficult circumstances. In desperate times they offered a lifeline to those most in need, whether by delivering essential supplies or medication, transporting people to medical appointments, offering a friendly voice over the phone, or in any number of other ways.
And they have played a vital part in the vaccination rollout since it began in December.
Without their invaluable help, it is impossible to imagine the rollout being the great success it has been. Volunteers have made a huge contribution, from the set up and day-to-day running of the vaccination sites, marshalling traffic, transporting patients, guiding them through the actual process of getting their jabs, and much more; the rollout simply would not have been the great success it is without them.
As we start to relax the Covid-19 restrictions, events will start to take place. We can show these on the HVRA website Calendar ,
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If you have an older or disabled person concessionary bus pass please remember to check the expiry date, visit https://bit.ly/3o0vnuT for details on how to renew a Buckinghamshire issued pass
Captain Sir Tom Moore inspires Royal Signals soldiers to raise money for Royal Star & Garter
Organisers are encouraging fundraisers to take part in their own challenges around the number 100, between 30 April and 3 May – the weekend on which Captain Tom would have celebrated his 101st birthday.
The full press release is here: Royal Signals