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Lewis Fetto and John Beck Trust

Lewis Fetto and John Beck Trust  – New Trustees Needed – We have 2 vacancies for members of the Parishes of Waddesdon, Woodham and Westcott.

The Trust was set up for the poor of the parishes Waddesdon, Woodham and Westcott between the ages of 16-21 in support of their education. 

The Board of Trustees meets 3 times a year September, January and May and approves grants of up to a maximum of £250.  

If you can give a few hours each meeting, and would be interested in applying please contact the Clerk Jane Perks; via email jane.perks66@outlook.com. Full guidance and support given.

Feeling low? There’s support available 24/7

The last few months have taken their toll on us all and many people have suffered more with feelings of stress, anxiety, low mood or maybe even more acute mental health symptoms. Please don’t suffer in silence. There’s a special helpline available 24/7 across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, so please do use these numbers if you want to speak to someone about how you’re feeling.

 

Adults: 0800 783 0119 or 01865 904 997

Children and young people: 0800 783 0121 or 01865 904 998

 

There’s also additional help available on the Healthy Minds Bucks website.

Alexa Skill

With help from a local resident, we now have an Alexa skill available to download for free from the Amazon website.

Listen to regular updates from Waddesdon Parish Council through your Alexa device or Alexa app. You can just say “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing” to listen to these updates. You can say “Alexa, stop” to exit anytime.

A New Outreach Project Launches in North Bucks

Animal Antiks Outreach Project is for you if
• You are a man who enjoys the countryside and outdoors or you care for someone who does
• You’d like some activities to pass the time
• You are feeling the effects of lockdown and would appreciate some support

For more information click here

Domestic Abuse campaign

The Buckinghamshire Council Community Safety team have been conducting an ongoing domestic abuse campaign during lockdown for those feeling isolated or trapped at home with potential perpetrators, reassuring them they can still access help from local support services and family/friends.

You can follow their Twitter account – Bucks_Safety – to find information around this campaign.

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Thames Water Information

1. Thames Water aim to support customers in vulnerable circumstances during interruptions to their water supply and with ongoing issues such as specific communication requirements.
Find out if you’re eligible and register to receive free Priority Services:

Visit: thameswater.co.uk/extrasupport
Call: Extra Care Team 0800 0093652 Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Email: ecs@thameswater.co.uk

2. We’re always here for our customers who may be struggling to pay their bills. To find out more, visit: thameswater.co.uk/support

3. To report a leak: 0800 3169800

 

Parks: changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

How you should behave in parks and which park facilities are closed.

What you should and shouldn’t do when using Waddesdon parks

You should:

  • keep 2 metres away from other people at all times
  • leave the park if it’s too busy
  • keep dogs under control at all times
  • respect the grounds staff

Read more about what you can and can’t do in parks and outdoor public spaces on GOV.UK.

Don’t go to a park if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). Stay at home and self-isolate.

Park Facilities

Some park facilities are closed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

In line with government guidance, we’re looking at how we can reopen these facilities and make sure that staff and residents stay safe. We’ll update this post when facilities are open.

Open Facilities

School Lane BMX Track
School Lane MUGA
School Lane Skate Park
School Lane Football Field
Frederick StreetFootball Field

Closed facilites

School Lane Children’s Play Area