Are you a good neighbour?
Many of us want to help our elderly or frail neighbours but we may not always be sure how to go about it, or even whether it’s appropriate. After all, no one wants to seem nosy or interfering, but a few simple steps can make a world of difference to someone who may be reluctant to ask for help themselves.
Buckinghamshire County Council and your local NHS organisations have jointly developed a campaign, “Be a Good Neighbour”, to show people easy ways in which they can help.
Be a good neighbour For more information, please click here
Since our last round of consultation we have made some changes to the scope and delivery of the scheme in some areas, and will be holding a third round of public consultation to share these updates. The third round of consultation will take place from 12 January – 9 February 2018. (extended to 5th March)
We will be holding a number of public events in areas where the project has changed the greatest to give local communities and local residents a chance to view our plans and talk to members of the project team about these changes. The project team will be available at all events to answer any queries.
These events will take place at the following venues and times:
||15 January 2018
||Twyford Village Hall,
The Knob, Twyford, MK 4EG
||16 January 2018
||Charndon Community Centre, Charndon Playing Fields, Steeple Claydon Road, OX27 0BL
||Public Hall, Elmfields Gate, MK18 3JG
||18 January 2018
||Longueville Hall, Whaddon Road, Newton Longville, MK17 OAT
||Sports and Social Club, Bicester Road, Launton, OX26 5DP
Paper copies of the consultation documents will be available from 12 January to 9 February 2018 at the following locations:
- Aylesbury Study Centre, New County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UU
- Bicester Library, Franklins House, Wesley Lane, Bicester, OX26 6JU
- Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council, 76 Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2SA
- Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre, Station Road, Ridgmont, MK43 OXP
- Winslow Community Library, Park Road, Winslow, ML18 3DL
Documents and can be viewed online from 12 January at: www.networkrail.co.uk/east-west-rail Feedback can be given:
Online at: www.networkrail.co.uk/east-west-rail
Email us at:EWRconsultation@networkrail.co.uk
Write to us at FREEPOST EAST WESTRAIL CONSULTATION (no stamp needed)
WITH THE COST of adult social care in the county increasing Buckinghamshire County Council is holding a seven week consultation about the charges made for some services. The consultation, which starts on Tuesday 28 November, is ONLY about increasing charges for people who pay the full cost of their care or contribute towards part of the cost. Typically those with £23,250 or more in savings and investments [around 25% of all adult services users] will be asked to pay the full charge for the care they receive.* Residents directly affected by the changes will be sent detailed information about the proposed increases in charges, along with a postal survey to give their views.
If you, a family member or someone you care for uses adult social care services in Buckinghamshire, you can let the county council know what you think about the changes to charging by going directly to the survey at https://www.research.net/r/ASCcharges2017BucksCC4 or visiting the ‘Have your say’ section on the council website www.buckscc.gov.uk The consultation ends on Friday 19 January, after this date the council will use all responses received to help them to decide whether to make any changes and, if so, what these will be. Results of the consultation and any decision made will be published on the ‘Have your say’ page of the council’s website by the end of March 2018. Any new or increased charges will come into effect from April 2018.
By registering at BCC’s Collective Switching Scheme, you may be able to make savings on your energy bill. Full details are at www.buckscc.gov.uk/switchedon