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5th October 2021
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IN THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

FNPR Event
Christmas on the Hill
Hedgehog Talk
Fram Calendar 2023
Fram Calendar 2022
Local Grants
COVID-19
CAB
Katch Bus
Publish Your Events
Notice Board
Quick Links
FNPR EVENT
DROP IN EVENT - TO LAUNCH THE REVIEW
You are invited to come and talk with the Neighbourhood Plan Review team and share your ideas and thoughts. We will all be in St Michaels Rooms on the 28th Oct at 6.00pm until 8.00pm. This is the first event of our statutory review of the Framlingham Neighbourhood Plan which will be taking place over the next two years. Everybody is welcome!

Please click HERE for more more information
CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL
CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Friday 3rd December 5pm-10.30pm

Late night shopping, tree lighting ceremony, carol singing and music on the market, followed by a lantern procession up to the Castle for further festivities and refreshments. Free access to the Castle for Fram residents all day.

ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT leading up to Christmas, for free, in the Framlingham Xmas Festivities program - contact James Overbury at: dtc@framlingham.com
HEDGEHOG TALK
A TALK:  HEDGEHOG FRIENDLY GARDENS IN FRAM 
Come along to a talk with Cathy Smith, Community Advisor, Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Find out about hedgehogs, the challenges they face and how we can help reverse their decline through making hedgehog highways and hedgehog friendly gardens. (Free of charge but donations welcome.)
 
Where: Unitarian Meeting House, Framlingham
Date: Wednesday 20th October 2021
Time: 7.30pm
 
Due to Covid restrictions places are limited to 30 so come early to secure a seat!
For further info please message: Framlingham Swift & Wildlife Facebook group
FRAM CALENDAR 2023
CONTRIBUTE TO CALENDAR 2023 - “THEN & NOW”
Calling for photographs for the next calendar. The theme is a historical one based on Framlingham "Then & Now". Take a new photo which is a modern take on an old one - you can select old photos from the Framlingham Historical Archive. Or maybe you have an old photo taken in Framlingham to submit with a new version highlighting how different life is today from the past.

Contact dtc@framlingham.com for further info and send in your photos. The deadline for submissions is 30th November 2021 - this calendar will be published in May 2022.
FRAM CALENDAR 2022
This year’s calendar is available from the Town Council office in Church Street and at the Library. It costs just £5, and goes well as a gift with our Fram Bags at £3.

LOCAL GRANTS

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AREA GRANTS
The next round of grant submissions from local groups will be considered on 7th Oct, 13th Jan, and 24th Mar. The Funding Programme are for projects which address 2 key priority areas of the CPA: developing opportunities for young people, and reducing social isolation and loneliness.

For more information contact: Julia.Catterwell@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

COVID-19
COVID-19 OBSERVATIONS OCTOBER 2021
In November 2020 the numbers of people with Covid-19 was increasing nationally.  On behalf of the local Framlingham Covid response team, I have been recording the number of confirmed positive cases, to help target specific help or messaging to try to curb the spread of the disease.

The figures in the graph cover a 7 day period in the Framlingham and Hacheston area, from the PHE interactive map (https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map).  There’s a lag in reporting of 5 days.  It is an indicator only of frequencies of Covid-19 infection, and probably an underestimate.
  • The vaccination programme has weakened the link between infection and serious illness, as well as reducing transmission. This is good news.
  • The risk remains of long Covid, serious illness especially in compromised people, and risks to the local surgery (who are overstretched currently) schools and businesses.
  • When larger groups of people meet indoors for a relatively long period, reducing the possibility of transmission by good ventilation, social distancing etc is important. 
  • Much depends on remaining vigilant over the coming months and observing guidelines to reduce transmission. 
  • We should continue to take care of one another as a community as part of learning to live with the virus.
TIMELINE/EVENT/LOCAL OUTCOME
2nd December 2020 lockdown ended: there was a rapid increase in recorded positive cases associated with the Christmas Day relaxation, which peaked on 5th January.
 
4th January lockdown:  a rapid decrease in positive cases from 5th January, then a slowing decline, possibly because of transmission from those who were infected over Christmas. It took about 5 weeks of lockdown to return to Christmas levels.  Older people were disproportionally affected, and there were hospitalisations and deaths.
 
Vaccination programme started locally in January: older people first.
 
Schools re-opened on 8th March with restrictions:  not associated with an increase in infections.
 
Easing of lockdown from 12th April:  small increases in local infections.
 
5 months from February until early July: there were few recorded infections generally.  East Suffolk was relatively unaffected, apart from a few small increases.  Suffolk and Norfolk avoided a surge in positive cases that many others experienced.
 
19th July Government restrictions replaced by Government guidelines:  there were 2 peaks of infection, which reached levels similar to those seen in early January 2021; one on 17th July, the other on 31st July.  Probably associated with end-of-term events at a school, since pupils were sent home to self-isolate, maybe with the Latitude festival.  Evidence from the map of England indicated that the delta variant of Covid-19 had established itself in Suffolk and Norfolk.  
 
16th August restrictions for self-isolation relaxed: a 3rd peak before the Bank Holiday followed, which may have been an event in mid-August, but no information was available to draw a conclusion.  Since then the number of reported positive cases to date remains variable and high.  There is no obvious trend or explanation other than restrictions are relaxed, many people are resuming a more normal way of life and schools have returned.  Younger people are disproportionally affected.
CAB
LIFE AFTER COVID …
The impact of Covid continues to affect so many people in new ways. 

Furlough has now come to an end and we are beginning to  see more people seek redundancy advice and the removal of the Covid £20 per week uplift for those on Universal Credit has now been confirmed. This is going to hit some people hard.  So please do come and see us for advice or a financial health check to see what can be done to avoid worry or financial hardship.

We have been pleased to start seeing clients on an appointment basis at our offices as things slowly return to normal. These appointments must be pre-booked by phoning 01728 642960 – the lines are open 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.
 
We suggest first point of contact for advice by email, phone and post on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri from 10-2pm. 
Call us on 01728 832193 or Freephone 0808 278 7868. 
Or email:  
supervisor@leistoncab.cabnet.org.uk to make contact.
KATCH BUS
KATCH A LIFT
The “on demand” electric bus from Framlingham to Wickham Market & Campsea Ashe Station runs 7 days a week. A return journey costs £7 per adult, £3 for a child

Call to book a seat: 01728 554455 or download the app
For further information about Katch see: www.katchalift.com

PUBLISH YOUR EVENTS ON THE FRAMLINGHAM WEBSITE:

Our Events Calendar is now active again with more events taking place now that the restrictions on meeting up are being removed.
See the calendar on Local Events page at: https://framlingham.com/framlingham-events/
PLEASE SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS DIRECTLY TO: web@framlingham.com

NOTICE BOARD

If you are concerned about the expected increase in energy costs that are regularly being reported in the press, and worried about how you will pay these bills, it is even more important to check you are on the best tariff for you.
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/ has a host of information and a price comparison tool.  If you find this whole area daunting then do get in touch and they can guide you through the process.

Current Town Council Opening Hours

Monday 10-12 and 2-4
Tuesday 10-12 and 2-4
Friday 10-12

Other times by appointment only

Please only visit the Office if it is unavoidable and wear a face covering at all times. You will be asked to sign in on arrival or scan the Track and Trace.

STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19?

Find out how you can manage the wide ranging effects of Covid-19 that you may still be feeling. See the NHS advice page for people recovering from Covid who still have symptoms:

https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/

HELP FOR DEBT:
The Suffolk Coastal Debt Centre has been helping people out of debt for over a year. This service is especially important now with so many being laid off work as the furlough ends - a local team supports people throughout their journey to becoming debt free.
Contact them on:0800 328 0006
or  visit their website: https://capuk.org
QUICK LINKS:
*The links below take you to the relevant web page. Once there you may need to scroll down to find your desired content.
Full Town Council and Committee Meetings:
Details on how to attend will be published in the Notice of Meeting for all Full Town Council meetings and in the Agenda for individual Committee meetings.

The Notice of meeting for the Full Town Council is displayed on the Town Council notice boards outside the Library and in the TC Office window, 10c Church Street a week before the meeting and can also be found in the Town Council page under Full Council on www.framlingham.com.


Please note *These meetings may be recorded.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL COUNCIL AGENDA, MEETING DATE & TIME
Individual Committee meeting Agendas can be found from the Town Council page drop down selection  bar on www.framlingham.com and are available to view during the week leading up to the meeting. Please click on the individual committee links below to view Agendas, meeting dates and times.
FINANCE & HR
PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT
LANDS & MARKETS
HIGHWAYS, RIGHTS OF WAY & PARKING
DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIC PLANNING
COMMUNICATIONS, EVENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
NEIBOURHOOD PLAN REVIEW
USEFUL CONTACTS:
Below is a list of contacts of key partners in the local area that may be able to address areas of concern. These are the preferred method of contact for ech organisation:

Suffolk County Council- for highways, rights of way, etc
www.suffolk.gov.uk - for web chat
Customer.services@suffolk.gov.uk
0345 606 6067

East Suffolk Council- for anti-social behavior, flytipping, grounds, etc
www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
Customer Services - 0333 016 2000
For ASB reports - asbu@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Suffolk Police - for anti-social behaviour and other crimes
Non-emergency reporting - 101
Online reporting - www.suffolk.police.uk
In the event of an emergency -999

These authorities prefer to accept details from first party representation (ie the affected person) and although the Parish Council is aware of the problems it is only a third party passing on a message and this may carry less weight.

Testing for those with COVID Symptoms:
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you must immediately start isolating for 10 days and get tested. Symptoms are a high temperature, or a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Tests can be booked online or by calling 119. You can request a home test kit or visit a local testing centre. These can regularly be found in: Beccles, Eye, Framlingham, Halesworth,  Ipswich, and Leiston.

BOOK A TEST (WITH SYMPTOMS) HERE
MORE INFORMATION
Suffolk County Council Recycling Centres Info and Booking:
Booking System Update - Visitors to all 11 Recycling Centres in Suffolk can now make a new booking, change details & cancel their bookings up to 4 hours before the time-slot now! Previously customers were only able to book, cancel and amend up to a day before appointments. Leiston Recycling Centre is now accepting bookings for vans, cars with trailers & trade waste (afternoons only currently). To book a slot at any of the 11 sites click on the button below:
BOOK A RECYCLING CENTRE TIME SLOT HERE
East Suffolk Bin Collection Calendar:
Please use the link below to find the dates of collection for your general and recycling waste..
BIN COLLECTION DAY FINDER
Reporting Faults/Problems with Street Lights, Roads, Pavements and Footpaths etc:
Suffolk County Council is your one stop shop for reporting all Highways and Public Rights of Way related problems and issues. Their website is easy to use and is the most direct way to report all non-emergency faults and matters of concern, covering a whole host of categories with anything from verge cutting and trees, to damaged roads, missing signs and street lighting etc. However, any problems deemed as causing an immediate danger to public safety should be reported on the following emergency telephone number: 0345 606 6171.
REPORTING HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE EMERGENCIES INFORMATION
ACCESS THE HIGHWAYS REPORTING TOOL HERE
Planned Road Closures/Works:
Use the link below for information about Suffolk Highway's planned road closures, works and temporary diversion routes.
ACCESS TO ROAD CLOSURE AND WORKS INFORMATION
For Information on Unplanned Emergency Road Closures/Works:
There may be times that essential emergency works are required to take place on the highway network without advanced notice – you can follow Suffolk Highways on Twitter for the latest emergency roadwork updates.
SUFFOLK HIGHWAYS TWITTER
Alternatively you can create an account and sign up for email notifications via the one.network website.
ONE.NETWORK
Contact Town Clerk Contact Town Clerk
Contact Deputy Town Clerk Contact Deputy Town Clerk
Contact Covid-19 Response Team Contact Covid-19 Response Team
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