Great Bentley Parish News July 2019

See Great Bentley Parish News July 2019

Plough Road – Road Works – Delays Possible

Traffic signals will be in place from 17th – 19th July
Please be aware there may be a road closure when necessary

Cadent are carrying out essential works in the road to connect a property to the gas network in the vicinity of The Plough public house

Community Resource Centre Out of Stock of All Recycling Boxes

The Community Resource Centre is out of stock of all recycling boxes. TDC are currently out of stock for both red and green kerbside boxes. Stock is not due for delivery to TDC until late July/early August.
TDC has Food Caddies available at their Weeley Offices Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm

When the Resource Centre has been restocked a notice will be posted on this website.

RECYCLING CAN BE PUT OUT IN RANGE OF CONTAINERS –Please see notice from TDC

Heckford’s Road Closure

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Heckfords Road, Great Bentley

Red Road sign saying Road Ahead Closed

Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=113153876 to find details of the intended closure of Heckfords Road, due to commence on 22nd July 2019 for 3 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes carriageway patching.

Essex Streetworks Team
Highways
Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council
3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
Website: http://www.essex.gov.uk/highways

CANCELLED – Circus

Unfortunately the Circus is unable to come to Great Bentley on 8-14 July as planned.

There are currently no plans for the Circus to return to the village this year

Great Bentley Parish Council Planning Committee Meeting and Parish Council Meeting 4th July 2019

See Planning Committee Meeting Agenda

See Parish Council Meeting Agenda

Great Bentley Parish Magazine June 2019

See the Parish Magazine here

Hot Weather Advice

Why is a heatwave a problem?

The main risks posed by a heatwave are:

dehydration (not having enough water)

• overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing

heat exhaustion and heatstroke

Who is most at risk?

A heatwave can affect anyone, but the most vulnerable people are:

• older people, especially those over 75

• babies and young children

• people with a serious chronic condition, especially heart or breathing problems

• people with mobility problems – for example, people with Parkinson’s disease or who have had a stroke

• people with serious mental health problems

• people on certain medications, including those that affect sweating and temperature control

• people who misuse alcohol or drugs

• people who are physically active – for example, labourers or those doing sports

Level 1 alert: be prepared

The Meteorological Office has a warning system that issues alerts if a heatwave is likely. Level 1 is the minimum alert and is in place from June 1 until September 15 (which is the period that heatwave alerts are likely to be raised).

Although you don’t have to do anything during a level 1 alert, it is advisable to be aware of what to do if the alert level is raised. Knowing how to keep cool during long periods of hot weather can help save lives.

Level 2 alert: heatwave is forecast

The Met Office raises an alert if there is a high chance that an average temperature of 30C by day and 15C overnight will occur over the next 2 to 3 days. These temperatures can have a significant effect on people’s health if they last for at least 2 days and the night in between.

Although you don’t need to take any immediate action, follow these steps in preparation:

• Stay tuned to the weather forecast on the radio, TV or social media, or the Met Office.

• If you’re planning to travel, check the forecast at your destination.

• Keep cool at home and ensure you prepare by keeping rooms cool.

Level 3 alert: when a heatwave is happening

This alert is triggered when the Met Office confirms there will be heatwave temperatures in one or more regions.

Follow the instructions for a level 2 alert. The following tips apply to everybody when it comes to keeping cool and comfortable, and reducing health risks.

Level 4 alert: severe heatwave

This is the highest heatwave alert in Britain. It is raised when a heatwave is severe and/or prolonged, and is an emergency situation.

At level 4, the health risks from a heatwave can affect fit and healthy people, and not just those in high-risk groups. These groups include the elderly, the very young and people with chronic medical conditions.

Follow the information given above for a level 3 alert. Check that anyone around you who is in a high-risk group is coping with the heat.

Tips for coping in hot weather

• Shut windows and pull down the shades or close curtains when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler. Be aware of security issues

• Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat.

• Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).

• Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water. Purchase some water that you can spray on or use a spray container and fill this with water. If you are near the seafront stand or paddle in the sea, make sure you have sun cream on to protect you from sunburn. Sit with your feet in cold water in a bucket.

• Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol – water, lower-fat milks and tea and coffee are good options. You can also drink fruit juice, smoothies and soft drinks, but they can be high in sugar. Limit fruit juice or smoothies to a combined total of 150ml a day, and choose diet or sugar-free soft drinks. Ensure you have ice in the freezer. Cold meals with a high water content may be preferable- salads and fruit choices, as well as ice lollies or ice creams.

• Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool. 

• Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need. Oral rehydration salts are useful to have.

• Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.

• Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors. Use sun cream and take a light coloured umbrella

• Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves, ensure they have supplies of drink.

If you have concerns that is affecting your health or someone else’s, get medical advice.

You can also get help from the environmental health office at your local authority. They can inspect a home for hazards to health, including excess heat. Visit GOV.UK to find your local authority.

How do I know if someone needs help?

Seek help from a GP or contact NHS 111 if someone is feeling unwell and shows symptoms of:

• breathlessness

• chest pain

• confusion

intense thirst

• weakness

• dizziness 

• cramps that get worse or don’t go away 

• If you suspect someone has heatstroke, if possible get the person to a cooler room or area, ensure they have a cool drink and are at rest. Use a fan to create a cool air current and wrap them in a damp sheet. Alert emergency medical assistance particularly if the patient is a child, an older person or a person with a medical condition.

Community Voluntary Services Tendring

01255 425692

www.cvstendring.org.uk

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Grand Garage Trail Saturday 6th July 2019

Great Bentley Grand Garage Trail is to be held on Saturday 6th July 2019
Entry fee £7.00 (£10.00 on the day)
To ensure entry on the Trail Map, book by Saturday 29th June – name, address and telephone number to Mick Dorling on 01206 250799.

Smiling Emojie holding a placard with Garage Sale written on it

Orgainised by Great Bentley ‘Friends of the Green’

This is an opportunity to recycle or clear your garages before the commencement of the wheelie bins.
(The estimated delivery date for wheelie bins in Great Bentley is currently scheduled for w/c 5th August)

Notice of Exercise of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return

See Notice of Public Rights

See Unaudited:
Annual Governance Statement 2018-19
Accountability Return 2018-19
Internal Audit Report 2018-19