Issue 103 - May 2020 
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Mental Health Helpline

A new Mental Health Helpline has been launched by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs mental health services in Buckinghamshire, with support from Oxfordshire Mind.

The trained mental health advisors will be able to offer on-the-spot advice and make sure people get the care that is right for them. For adults, the number is: 01865 904997. For children and young people, the number is: 01865 904998.

The helpline is open 24/7 for people to call to find out when and where to get help and to access support from mental health professionals. 

When someone is seriously ill or injured, or in an acute confused state, call 999.

For more information on support services available and tips for coping at this difficult time, see the support services and support for mental health and wellbeing sections on our Coronavirus page

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Advice and Support for Unpaid Carers

Across Buckinghamshire there are nearly 50,000 adult carers, as well as hundreds of young carers, all looking after someone close to them. Life can be particularly hard right now with access to day-centres and regular activities curtailed because of the social distancing measures.

If you are a carer who is struggling to cope, please don’t suffer in silence. There is a lot of help out there. Local charity Carers Bucks has a website dedicated to supporting carers of all ages with lots of information and advice around coronavirus.

They also provide advice and guidance services via a phone line: 0300 777 2722, open Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm, and Friday 9am – 4.30pm. 
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Continue to use the NHS for non-Covid 19 health issues

Attendance at hospital Emergency Departments and GP services is currently lower than usual due to fears over coronavirus. Please don’t be afraid to seek help if you need it, NHS services across Buckinghamshire are still safe to use for health reasons other than coronavirus.

Serious issues like heart attacks and strokes need to be treated quickly so if you or a family member has symptoms of either - or any other serious health condition - please don’t delay getting help via A&E or 999 in a medical emergency. Buckinghamshire’s hospitals are carefully managing the flow of patients with coronavirus symptoms so they are separated from other patients - keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Those not using GP services when needed may also find themselves with more serious health concerns later on - particularly in cases where people are living with long-term conditions, like diabetes or heart disease, or when vulnerable adults or children may need support. Surgeries are closed for walk-in appointments, but you can phone in to arrange a telephone consultation (or use the AskNHS app).

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Domestic Abuse Support

The ongoing coronavirus crisis is putting a strain on many families and individuals. Anyone who is suffering domestic abuse can leave home and seek help, despite the government restrictions on movement.

Local domestic abuse services in Buckinghamshire are continuing to offer support, including online and telephone services.

There is also support available to people who want to control their abusive behaviour.

How and where to get help and support:

Anyone in immediate danger should phone 999.

Or, if in danger and unable to talk on the phone, dial 999 from your mobile and then press 55. This will transfer the call to police, who will assist without the caller having to speak.

Call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247.

Anybody worried about causing harm to the ones they love can get help by contacting Respect Phoneline 0808 802 4040.

Young People affected by domestic abuse can get support through:
Childline   0800 1111              https://www.childline.org.uk/
SAFE         0800 133 7938       http://www.safeproject.org.uk/

Local domestic abuse organisations:

Wycombe Women’s Aid: 01494 461367       www.wycombewomensaid.org.uk

Aylesbury Women’s Aid: 01296 437777        www.aylesburywomensaid.org.uk

Reducing the Risk:                                         www.reducingtherisk.org.uk

Give us a Shout:                                             www.giveusashout.org

Aylesbury Vale & Milton Keynes Sexual Assault and Abuse Support:
01296 719772                                               www.avmksaass.org.uk

Victims First:  0300 1234 148                           www.victims-first.org.uk 

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Woodways Playground Refurbishment

Whilst playgrounds have been closed across the country, we have used this time to carry out maintenance to our Woodways playground. The equipment has been cleaned and the wooden structures treated to protect the timbers from decay. We look forward to re-opening a cleaner playground for everyone to enjoy when it is safe to do so! 
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Green Waste and Household Recylcing Centre Update

Green and Bulky Waste

Collections of green waste have now resumed on usual collection days. Your bin may be emptied at a different time than usual, so please put it out by 6:30am. Please do not put any garden waste next to the bin. If your bin is very heavy, or the lid won’t close, please take some garden waste out and store for the next collection.

Bulky waste collections will also be re-instated.

For further information, please see Buckinghamshire Council’s website.

5 Household Recycling Centres Re-opened

The Amersham, Aston Clinton, Buckingham, Beaconsfield and High Wycombe recycling centres have now re-opened 7 days a week, 9am-6pm - the usual summer opening hours. The other four sites will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

As things will be operating differently to usual at the Household Recycling Centres, please be aware of the following before visiting:

  • Residents will be asked for proof of address. Only Buckinghamshire residents will be allowed to use the sites.
  • All residents visiting the site will need to observe the social distancing measures now in place. This also means no assistance for unloading can be provided.
  • There will be limits on the number of vehicles allowed on site to allow for social distancing. There may be delays accessing the site and possibly queues of waiting vehicles. Please expect a wait of 1-2 hours at peak times.
  • In line with Public Health England guidance, residents who are vulnerable, or who are showing symptoms which may indicate coronavirus, should not visit household recycling centres.
  • Only one person per vehicle where possible.
  • The existing permit system is still in place, but trailers are temporarily banned from sites.
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What to do if you witness fly-tipping and how to avoid your household waste being dumped
Buckinghamshire Council Enforcement Team has provided the following guidance on what to do if you witness fly-tipping:
  • If you see someone fly-tipping, please take the vehicle registration details and don’t interfere (they could take the waste somewhere else to dump it where there is no witness). Details can be reported to mailbox SCRAPflytipping@buckinghamshire.gov.uk. Please include location, date and time. 
  • Photographic evidence is helpful if its possible to obtain safely. Don't put yourself at risk by taking a photo.
  • Report dumped waste for clearance at Fix My Street unless on private land then report to mailbox SCRAPflytipping@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
To avoid you horusehold waste from being dumped, Recycle for Buckinghamshire has the following information:
The best way to stop organised fly tipping is to make sure that only authorised waste carriers take your waste away. You could face prosecution and an unlimited fine if your waste ends up fly tipped by someone else.
Always follow the S.C.R.A.P. code if you are having household waste removed.
S - Suspect all waste carriers; do not let them take your waste until they have proven themselves to be legitimate. A professional waste carrier should happily answer reasonable questions.
C - Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency's website.
R - Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away. If you suspect that someone who you have spoken to will be disposing of waste illegally, report them to the Environment Agency.
A - Ask what will happen to your rubbish and seek evidence that it is going to be disposed of appropriately.
P - Paperwork must be obtained: a proper invoice, waste transfer note or receipt, including a description of the waste being removed and the waste carrier’s contact details.
You can find licensed waste carriers in your neighbourhood by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 or visiting the Environment Agency website.
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Virtual Open Garden Tours
As part of the Annual Village Fête, a number of gardens in Haddenham are normally open to visitors with donations going to nominated Fête charities and the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

Sadly the Fête has been cancelled this year, but whilst it’s not possible to visit the gardens in person, several garden tours have been captured on video and uploaded to YouTube, so you can enjoy them from the comforts of your own home.

The open gardens on Fête day would normally raise in the order of £500. A JustGiving page has been set up so those enjoying the virtual tours can still donate.  It is hoped that, despite the restrictions in place due to the coronavirus, the target can still be exceeded this year. Please give generously!

The virtual tours can be accessed by searching for Haddenham Village Society on YouTube.
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Vandalism to Parish Council Property

In recent weeks, the Parish Council appears to have been targeted by vandals who have been breaking locks on Parish Council property, including the Parish Council office door and gates to Snakemoor nature reserve and the allotments. The locks have also been broken on the kissing gate and bollards on Green Lane, as well as the gates to the tennis courts. The damage has been reported to the Police. If you witnessed any of the acts of the vandalism, please let us know.
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Construction Work Resuming

Following the Government update on 10th May, construction work is resuming across building sites. Cala Homes has notified us that construction teams will begin to return to to the Airfield site from 21st May with social distancing measures in place. The sales office and show-homes will remain closed for the time being. 
Dandara has also begun a phased return to work with social distancing measures in place at the Grove. The sales and marketing suites are open by prior appointment only. 
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Meetings and Minutes:

All upcoming meetings have been cancelled.
Latest Minutes:
Extraordinary Full Council (draft) - 16th March 2020 
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