|It has been announced nationally that people on the GP Learning Disability Register are now eligible for their COVID-19 vaccination as part of priority group 6.
This will mean more people with learning disabilities will be offered the vaccine more quickly, and help ensure those most at risk of death or hospitalisation are prioritised for vaccination.
Those on the GP Learning Disability Register (as well as adults with other related conditions, including cerebral palsy) being prioritised follows the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) who are independent advisors to the government, as people who are severely affected by learning disabilities are at higher risk of death from COVID-19.
It is important everyone with a learning disability checks that they are on the register and asks their GP to go on it if they are not. The local NHS is working in close collaboration with local authorities and other partners to identify anyone else severely affected by a learning disability who is not registered.
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We understand that at this time people have lots of questions about the vaccination and about the programme and its roll out across our communities.
To help support people and answer queries you may have, we have a vaccine enquiry service which can be accessed by email or by phone.
0800 433 4545
(Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm)
It is important to be clear this is not a phone number or email address to book your vaccination.
The national booking system can be accessed by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or calling 119 free of charge.
People have looked up at the stars for thousands of years and seen pictures and stories. The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has some of the darkest skies in the South East; now, light pollution threatens our wildlife and means we see fewer stars. Listen as our Education Officer Rachel tells the atmospheric story of Orion the Hunter, founded thousands of years ago in Greek mythology. You will hear the story of one of our most-loved constellations and learn how to help reduce light pollution, so we can all see the stories in the stars for centuries to come. Why not wrap up warm, stand outside and listen while looking up at the night sky?
Suitable for ages 7+ (references to hunting and death in Greek mythology).
This video is a KS2 resource from the High Weald Hero education programme: http://www.highweald.org/learn-about/…. Learn more about the Dark Skies of the High Weald AONB at: http://www.highweald.org/look-after/d…
South Downs National Park is also running an exciting Dark Skies series of events Dark Skies Festival: Dark Skies Festival (darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk)
CPRE have also launched their Dark Skies count Dark skies – CPRE
Flower Show AGM
Wednesday 3 March 2021, 7.00 pm via Zoom
Use the following link to join the meeting:
Any connection problems,
please contact David Penfold (813003; 07850 058544; )
By next month, April, we should know when we can plan to reopen at the Village Hall. In the meantime, we reiterate that the public library is doing a sterling job. We have personal experience of their excellent service and there is no reservation fee at the moment. They have also introduced Borrowbox, an audiobook provider which can be downloaded from your app store and you then log in with your library card number and PIN. More information about the public library service can be had by phoning 0345 60 80 196. You can also use this number to reserve up to ten books. It is free and easy to join the library and can be done online if you are unable to visit a library (where you need to take proof of your name and address).
It is also possible to borrow books from the selection available in the porch of St Nicholas Church by the beach in Pett Level. While a financial contribution is appreciated, a notice on the door suggests that this could be made when the church is open again. Fran Rogers very kindly swaps the books in the porch over with some of those in the church from time to time. Much appreciated Fran!
Anna and Vivien
Friends of Pett Churches
St. Mary and St. Peter, Pett and St. Nicholas, Pett Level
This is a difficult time for every charity and Pett Church is no exception. All our usual fund-raising events had to be cancelled in 2020 and at the moment 2021 events are possibly also at risk of cancellation. In addition only a few services were held last year and so the usual weekly collections were not possible.
So your contribution as a Friend of Pett churches was very valuable last year and is even more desperately needed now.
A Friend might well ask:
Why does Pett Church need my contribution?
What will my contribution be spent on?
What do I get out of it?
The costs of running the church building have continued in spite of the lack of services. For example, once the winter came we needed to switch the heating on from time to time to prevent the damage caused by damp.
In the autumn of 2020 our aged gas boiler died. It was temporarily resuscitated but the diagnosis was poor and so we have had to incur the considerable expense of a new boiler. We are fortunate to have been promised a generous amount towards this but it is quite costly and new wiring is also needed. And decoration inside the church is long overdue.
As a Friend you benefit from your subscription by knowing that Pett Church can continue as an important part of this village. Hope can continue of not only the presence of the church building but also of the spread of Christian faith with the comfort it brings in times of stress. Over the decades to come, whenever you or your friends and family come back to Pett and catch the first sight of the church spire, there can be the satisfaction of knowing that it is the contribution of the Friends that has ensured the survival of Pett Church.
And so we give heartfelt thanks to you for your past generosity and now especially for your generosity this year. If you pay by Standing Order we ask that you consider a small increase. Cash or cheques should be sent as before to the Treasurer Lesley Wilkins at Adeleine, Pett Road, Pett TN35 4HB. Any contribution is welcome but we are hoping that the subscriptions will remain at least at £15 per person or £20 for a couple or £25 for a family.
If paying by bank transfer the account is: St Mary & St Peter Church
Account 54871860 Sort Code 30-96-26
We hope to be able to start services again in March and we also hope to hold some services outside in good weather. Do think of coming along!
|The National ANPR Portfolio Office are looking to get your thoughts around the use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) in Sussex.
ANPR technology is used by police forces across the UK –including Sussex to help detect, deter and disrupt criminality, including organised crime groups and terrorists. The registration plate cameras are governed by strict codes of practice. They are most commonly used to alert officers to stolen vehicles, vehicles that have been involved in crime or to help locate missing people. The data they collect can also be used in investigations.
You’ve probably seen how ANPR works from TV programmes or you may even use a petrol station or car park which uses the system to keep you safe. Just in case you haven’t, we’ve made a short film to show how ANPR Is used. The video shows the use of ANPR in West Midlands Police in locating a missing person. To watch it, click here ANPR Video.
ANPR is a vital tool to help policing stay one step ahead of criminals and better protect people. Your views play an important part in how we do this. The anonymous survey will only take a few minutes of your time to complete.
Click here to complete the survey ANPR Survey Live Link.
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