Parish Council

Gigaclear Q1 2020 Programme of Works

Gigaclear have begun delivery of their ultrafast full fibre network.  Here is a list of the latest programme of works fro Q1 2020 for Sutton Benger, as we begin to mobilise and make ready for a start in the new year.

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Contact details for further information

E Christopher Morris | M 07967 443214 | W gigaclear.com | Gigaclear Ltd, Building One, Wyndyke Furlong, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 1UQ.

Stay Well This Winter – Advice from NHS

Look after yourself this winter

As the dark nights draw in across Wiltshire and winter really starts to bite, it’s worth thinking about how we can all make sure we’re looking after ourselves and staying well over the cold winter months.

The NHS recently launched its annual winter campaign – Help Us Help You– which is here to help make it easier to understand the things you can do.

We all know hospitals and surgeries can be especially busy during the winter months and it can often be tricky to know the best place to go for help, so here’s some handy tips to see you though until spring:

  1. It’s not too late to get your flu jab

The free flu vaccination is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of flu, including people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions and children aged 2-10. If you’ve not had one yet, it’s not too late.

  1. Call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk online

If you’re unsure where to go and think you need urgent medical attention, but it’s not life-threatening, contacting NHS 111 can help you make sure you reach the most suitable NHS service for your needs.

  1. Ask a pharmacist for advice before minor ailments or winter illnesses get worse

Community pharmacists are qualified healthcare professional who can offer clinical advice and over the counter medicines to safely manage things like coughs, colds and sore throats.

It’s quick and convenient to see a pharmacist– you don’t need to book an appointment and can often be seen in a private consultation room.

  1. See your GP in the evening or weekend if you can’t see them during the day

If you need to see a GP but find it hard to find the time during routine hours, appointments with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professionals are often available in the evenings and at weekends through many local practices or other local NHS services.

For more information about services in your area visit:

www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk/local-services

Wilts Council Target Fly-Tippers

Wiltshire Council have launched a new campaign to encourage you to report fly-tippers.

If you spot someone fly-tipping in Wiltshire, report the offender to them, and as a reward you’ll get a gift voucher of up to £200 following the payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice or a successful prosecution.

We want to put a stop to fly-tipping, and we need your help to catch the culprits to keep your county cleaner, greener and safer.

Report a fly-tipper.

£24K Arts Project

Following the public presentation* on 9 October 2019 it was agreed to spend the £24,000 Arts Development funds on the Sutton Benger Arts Festival (BARTS).  It will include Arts, Music, Drama and Dance events that will provide a day’s entertainment in the summer, which would seed support for other ongoing clubs and projects.  Please contact the Clerk if you would like more information or to volunteer to help!

*See the presentation here.

St Modwen Park Development – Commencement of Work

St. Modwen intend to commence works on site under the scope of the Groundworks Planning Permission (LPA ref. 18/03007/FUL) on Monday 7th October 2019.  This will include the construction of the temporary access granted as part of that permission, before undertaking the groundworks.

Information note explaining the scope of the Groundworks Planning Permission.

Winvic Project Manager, Malcolm Flute, will handle day to day issues and should be your first point of contact if you need to speak with a member of the team at the site.   He can be contacted by Email – Malcolm Flute or T: 07564 727324.