Here is a message from Cllr Rosemary Powell and Sue Lammin, Clerk to Whissendine Parish Council
- If you would like to get the regular YourRutland e-newsletterdirect from the Council with all the latest updates, please sign up on the website. rutland.gov.uk
- Rutland County Council’s first virtual Cabinet meeting is due to take place on 21 April Click here for Agenda and how to join the webinar
- Bonfires Please think twice before having a bonfire in your garden at the moment. Smoke and smell may affect neighbours and aggravate any health conditions. It is important to be especially considerate at this time, when people are confined to their home and unable to escape unpleasant fumes. And remember fire safety- bonfires can easily get out of control or cause accidents, creating extra pressure on the already busy emergency services.
- Dental treatment: all routine appointments have been stopped and please do not contact GP or A&E with dental issues. The triage dentist listed on the RCC website at Pharmacies and dentistscan arrange an emergency referral or call NHS 111
- Grass-cutting is due to start in May. At the moment that is still the plan, subject to the workforce being available.
- Rutland Food Bank The Foodbank are keen to receive both donations of money and goods. They are currently planning a move to a larger location in Oakham (lease signed) and monetary donations could help them with that set-up.
- Full details of how to make a monetary donation (cheques and BACS, one off gifts and regular giving) can be found on the following link; https://rutland.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/
- Food Donations: Please do not make journeys to the Foodbank to drop off a few tins. The foodbank has a Facebook page which has full details and daily updates on the types of donations that they need for example UHT milk, tinned fruit etc. There are drop off points at a number of locations including Lidl, Tesco and the Co-op (Oakham & Uppingham) so that’s the simplest method at the moment. https://rutland.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ Contact details for the Foodbank are available here – https://rutland.foodbank.org.uk/contact-us/
- At the time of writing, Rutland County Council, is talking to the Foodbank about the possibility of setting up a ‘community scheme’ e.g. drop off points in villages and a regular collection from the village to deliver to the Foodbank warehouse. More details to follow.
- Concerned about a medical matter?: A number of the people with a medical background have come forward in response to ‘how you can help’ in the Whissendine COVID-19 Support update 6th April 2020 offering their services to provide informal advice. This is absolutely not a substitute for contacting your own GP or calling 111, or 999 in case of emergency but may be helpful if, for example, you are worried about a medical matter not covered by the Governments instructions on COVID-19 or on another health topic and are not sure what action to take. If you would like to be put in touch with one of these volunteers please contact either Alison Keal (474037) or Rosemary Powell (474257)
- Please report any issues as usual to Rutland County Council (e.g. fly tipping) via FixMyStreeton the website. The team is working although response time will depend how many staff are available.
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