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  • Open Day: Warrington

    Warrington Hospital is opening its doors to the public with its sixth Hospital Family Open Day and first combined Careers Fair on Saturday 2nd July 2016.

    The event will be opened by new Mayor of Warrington Cllr. Faisal Rashid at 11am and this is a chance for the people of Warrington to learn about the work of the hospital, find out how to improve their health, gain advice on how to make the most out of hospital services and perhaps even find a job!

    Hosting a Careers Fair for the first time at Open Day the employment and staff engagement teams will be on hand to provide more information on the hundreds of different NHS opportunities beyond nursing and medical - with exciting new apprenticeships for those interested in getting into Warrington’s biggest employer

    There will be a series of tours throughout the day including the ever-popular operating theatres, maternity and cardiology units.  For the first time the ‘Forget Me Not’ dementia unit will take a single tour at 1.00pm specifically for those with special interest in dementia. The main event will see WHH’s Trauma Team work alongside Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in an exciting demonstration  rescuing a driver from the result of a road traffic accident.

    A wide range of health information stands include: stroke awareness, WHH Charity the Paediatric team and the Resus challenge. Warrington and Halton Carers Centres and the Red Cross will join many local traders and LIVERWIRE will lead the fitness and health offering with the opportunity to hop on the smoothie bike and make a healthy drink.

    Entertainment throughout the day includes the beautiful voices of St Alban’s Catholic Primary School and bluegrass band; TheGrasshoppers. Open day starts at 11am through to 3pm on 2nd July in and around the main entrance, Kendrick Wing and the education centre at the hospital. Onsite parking is free throughout the event and limited places on the tour of the ‘Forget me Not’ unit can be pre-booked via foundation@whh.nhs.uk.

    Mel Pickup, chief executiveof Warrington and Halton Hospitals, said:

    “We are opening our doors to our local population to learn a bit more about their hospital, their health and their opportunities at Warrington’s biggest employer.

    ” We are really proud of all that we do and of our fantastic WHH staff who go above and beyond every day to keep our patients safe and well.  This is the chance to see a little bit more and have a peak behind the scenes.  More than 400 attended our open day at Halton last year and we look forward to seeing many, many more this year!”

  • George Lloyd Restaurant

    The catering facilities at Halton Hospital have had a £80,000 makeover, which was made possible by a generous legacy left by a former patient George Lloyd, who wanted the Halton site to benefit from his estate. George passed away in hospital in May 2013.

    The George Lloyd Restaurant opened at the beginning of May to patients, visitors and staff to enjoy a range of hot food and refreshments throughout the day.

    The makeover included new lighting, flooring, and decoration, the creation of feature walls and new furniture; which included sofas, stools, round tables and a mixture of chairs suitable for all. The colour scheme, which has given the whole area a fresh new look is an eye catching raspberry and orange. A coffee lounge has been created in one corner of the restaurant to provide a vending area for refreshments and light snacks outside of opening hours. The refurbishment project took two months to complete and was carried out largely by our own Estates Team with design input from our Halton Catering Team.

    Lee Bushell, Acting Head of Capital Projects - Estates talks us through the design changes and the benefits of the new dining room,

    “The existing environment was dark, dull and un-inviting despite the great quality and value of the food. The lighting was poor and the finishes had not seen any investment since the building was designed, built and opened in 1985. We wanted to create a modern environment which was light, colourful and inviting to all. We also wanted to create different seating types and spaces to suit the modern society and the various needs of the customers.

    “The problem with the space previously is that due to restricted opening times, after 1:30pm, patients, staff and visitors had nowhere to go to be able to sit down in comfort and have a drink or something to eat. We therefore created a segregated ‘coffee lounge’ area which is still very much a part of the restaurant space. This allows patients, staff and visitors to visit the area for some quiet time away from the wards. A relaxing space to enjoy a hot or cold drink and a snack even when the restaurant is closed.

    “We are so pleased to be able to provide such a rejuvenated facility and are extremely grateful to George Lloyd for his amazing legacy donation.”

    This very kind gift has also provided so many other benefits to the patient experience, Helen Higginson, Charity Fundraising Manager said ‘Not only has George’s wonderful gift to Halton Hospitals been able to refurb our dining area but it has also provided so many other benefits to the patient experience whilst within our care, it really has made a huge difference.

    By leaving a gift in your Will you will be helping WHH Charity continue to provide additional comforts, care or experiences for the direct benefit of patients and their families for many years to come - every penny will be gratefully accepted and wisely spent.

    You can make a Will, or add a gift to your existing Will, by talking to a solicitor. (please ask your solicitor to let WHH Charity team know in advance about any gift that you add to your Will – we would love to thank you for your generosity). Alternatively if you wish to talk to us about leaving a gift please ring Fundraising on 01925 662666 – weekdays 9-5 or email WHHCharity@WHH.NHS.UK – we would be delighted to hear from you.

    The George Lloyd Restaurant was officially opened on Thursday 2nd June by the Mayor of Halton, Ged Philbin.

    For opening times click here.

  • National Audit of Dementia

     

    We are participating in the National Audit of Dementia along with 200 hospitals in England & Wales, for more info click here

  • Hand Hygiene Torch Tour

    Our Infection Control Team are taking part in a Hand Hygiene Torch Tour to raise awareness of the importance of hand hygiene among the general public and promote the Infection Prevention Society nationally and internationally.

    The Torch Tour was launched on 5th May in Scotland and has travelled all over the UK, the campaign will come to an end on 26th September 2016 in Harrogate.

    It is estimated that 8 out of 10 infectious diseases are spread by touch, hand washing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by 16%.

    The team will be taking the torch around 10 wards at Halton Hospital on 26th May. You can follow the torch via our twitter page @WHHNHS.

  • National Smile Month

    The trust’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontic department are supporting National Smile Month (16 May – 16 June) and are encouraging the public to learn a little more about their oral health and find out just why it is so important in their overall well-being.

    National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest –running oral health campaign and is celebrating its 40th year! This year to celebrate this big birthday National Smile Month are running a chance for you to win tickets to your local comedy club. All you have to do is to upload a selfie with one of our Smileys! So pop along to our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department  and take a selfie and upload it to twitter, facebook or instagram using #mysmileyselfie…but if you tag us in @whhmouthcancer you could be in with a chance of winning  an oral health goody bag.

    So back to the important bits about keeping your smile, it is simple and effective with three key messages:

     

    • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day using fluoride toothpaste.
    • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
    • Visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

    Gum disease and tooth decay are the two biggest reasons to keep up good oral health. In fact, around a third of adults and children still have tooth decay in the UK. Both are entirely preventable, but they’re also very common. Gum disease is the largest cause of tooth loss in adults, and it’s something you’re likely to get at some point in your life.

    So how do you keep your mouth healthy?

    Here are just a few tips as chosen by our team:

    • Brush your teeth just before you go to bed and one other time during the day with a fluoride toothpaste and spit but don’t rinse.
    • Clean in between your teeth using interdental brushes or floss. This will help to clean a higher portion of the tooth and prevent the build-up of plaque
    • Parents should supervise their children’s tooth brushing until they are about 7 years old and use only a pea-sized smear of fluoride toothpaste
    • A diet is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fresh fruit and vegetables can help to prevent gum disease A glass of water is the best drink to give your child after eating sugary foods
    • Visit your dentist or hygienist for regular advice and cleaning tips
    •   Introduce your child to the sights and sounds of the dental practice at an early age to allay any dental phobia that might develop. Take them with you when you go for a check-up
    • Wean your baby off the bottle early to avoid them developing dental problems
    • Quitting smoking will help you reduce the chances of developing a whole host of oral health problems, including gum disease, tooth decay, yellow teeth and mouth cancer

     

    Steve Porter, Hospital Practitioner at the trust explains the importance of oral hygiene,

    “National Smile Month is an important reminder about taking care of your oral health. It is important that you brush at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, floss every day to clean your teeth and gums, reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks and visit your dentist regularly. This month is a good time to review your oral health routine and make sure you’re not putting your smile at risk by booking in with your dentist if you are due your check up or have any concerns.”

     

    Find out more at www.nationalsmilemonth.org

     

     

  • Stroke Awareness Event

    We are delighted to announce that The Stroke Association based at Warrington Hospital will be running a Your Health event on 18th May, 6-7pm with our lead stroke consultant Dr Michelle Kidd.

    Dr Michelle Kidd and Jane Guy, the family and carer support coordinator will be covering the following topics:

    ·        The impact of stroke in the UK

    ·        What is a stroke?

    ·        What we can do to reduce our risk?

    ·        The Stroke Association

     

    There will be an opportunity to have your blood pressure checked as well.

     

    To book on call Helen on 01925 664222 or drop an email to communications@whh.nhs.uk

  • Your Hospitals newspaper

    You can find out the latest news and information about the trust in our new Your Hospitals newspaper. The Spring 2016 edition is out now.

    Your Hospitals is our hospital newspaper that is now sent out four times a year with the Warrington Midweek Guardian and the Runcorn and Widnes World newspapers across the majority of our borough.

    We aim to provide a mix of informative news, health promotion topics and membership related information so you know what's happening at Warrington and Halton hospitals.

    The Spring 2016 edition includes:

    • The latest about our maternity services and how we're delivering a new style midwife led service for local women and their families
    • All about A&E, how we're working to reduce waiting times and the Urgent Care Centre services in Halton that we have in place as well
    • Latest on some of our pioneering initiatives like our red cast pressure ulcer reduction scheme and award winning hip and knee replacement surgery
    • The WHH charity and our Making Waves campaign that is set to transform our children's ward play area with your help!

    We previously sent Your Hospitals directly to our members but working with our local newspapers means we can reach an even bigger audience without the need for expensive postage costs. The publication dates for 2016 are 23/24 March, 22/23 June, 21/22 Sept and 21/22 Dec so do look out for the free newspapers or pick one up at your local supermarket.

    If you want a hard copy of the latest edition, have any feedback, questions or have ideas for future editions then please contact us via foundation@whh.nhs.uk


    • You can access all of our previous editions of Your Hospitals here.
  • Nominate your Health Star!

    Has a member of our WHH staff or one of our fabulous volunteers made a difference to you or a member of your family? Can you spare two minutes to nominate them in the GMB Health Star Awards? Then please click here and have your say.

    The details are:
     
    Good Morning Britain's Health Star awards recognise the best of British healthcare, and if you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help someone we want to hear about it. The Good Morning Britain judging panel will decide the winner in each category, and the winners, their nominees and a guest will all be invited to a special awards ceremony in London on 15 April 2016 - hosted by Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan!
     
    To nominate someone for an award you must be 18 years old or over and the person you are nominating must be 10 years old or over. The nominee needs to be a current resident of the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man. For the Hospital Health Star award, the nominee must be working or volunteering in a hospital as of January 2016. The person you are nominating must have helped you personally or a member of your family or friend within the last five years.
     
    Deadline: Midday Friday 11th March 2016, so don’t delay.
  • Red cast idea stops ulcers

    Staff at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have eliminated hospital pressure ulcers caused by devices like plaster casts this year with the help of a simple red stripe.

    Pressure ulcers can be caused by plaster casts, splints and other devices when they rub against the skin or when a patient can’t be mobile whilst wearing the device for a prolonged period of time.

    In 2014-2015 the trust saw six cases of severe device-related pressure ulcers so a group of staff got together to design some actions that they felt could eliminate all cases in the future.

    One of the key actions has been the addition of a simple red band around all plaster casts worn by patients at greater risk of developing a pressure ulcer.

    The simple idea is a visual highlight to staff that extra care needs to be taken with the patient and encourages staff to frequently change the patient’s position, encourage them to be mobile and relieve pressure on the cast.

    The red banded cast has been backed up by extra training and awareness for staff. The results of the work have meant that there hasn’t been a single device related pressure ulcer amongst hospital patients since it was introduced at Warrington Hospital and Halton General Hospital in June last year.

    The scheme has also been showcased by senior NHS opinion formers as an idea worth sharing across the health service. It could potentially save hundreds of patients from developing pressure ulcers across the NHS each year.

    “We’re committed to reducing pressure ulcers across our hospitals, “ explained Rachael Browning, associate director of nursing for scheduled care at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, “We identified that there was an increased risk caused by plaster of paris and other splints and supports that we use in the hospitals. Whilst those devices are needed to treat fractures and other injuries, it was creating problems for some less mobile patients by causing potential harm through pressure ulcers.

    “We put a range of actions in place that would help stop these pressure ulcers developing. The red band on the casts has been a major part of this. It’s a simple idea that is making a real difference. By clearly highlighting the patients at high risk we have seen this fantastic reduction in cast related pressure ulcers. We have seen a really positive result from this initiative in the hospital and we are hoping to cascade the learning and the red striped cast into the community. That’s great for patients and staff alike.”

    The initiative has not only made a difference to the quality of care that patients receive, it has also been completely cost neutral for the hospitals. Staff are now sharing their success and ideas with other NHS organisations to spread the best practice developed at Warrington and Halton Hospitals.

    It’s been part of a programme of work around reducing all pressure ulcers that the hospitals have been prioritising over the last few years. Overall cases of pressure ulcers fell by around 40% last year at the hospitals.


    Photo caption– Warrington and Halton Hospitals nurses Rachael Browning, Grace Delaney-Segar, Heather Aston and Xiurong Deng with a red banded plaster cast.

  • Norovirus visitor restrictions

    Restricted visiting at Warrington Hospital to help beat Norovirus

    There has been an increase in the number of patients experiencing diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V) on some of the wards at Warrington Hospital prompting us to bring in the following temporary restrictions to visiting arrangements:

    1. School aged children should not be brought into the hospital
    2. Always observe hand hygiene procedures – liberal use of hand sanitising gel prior to entering wards and use of warm water & soap for hand washing before leaving patient areas
    3. Do not sit on a patient’s bed or chair please use the visitors’ chairs provided
    4. Do not be afraid to ask staff if they have washed or cleaned their hands too
    5. DO NOT come to the Emergency Department with D&V, we cannot treat this in A&E and you risk spreading further infection to already sick patients.

    You should never come to the hospital to visit a patient if you are experiencing any signs of D&V or had any symptoms in the past 72 hours. If you've had symtoms, please use alternative methods of contact to speak to your relative or friend if they are in hospital, such as the hospital’s bedside telephone system. If you really can’t postpone your visit please contact the ward for advice prior to coming to the hospital. Only two visitors per bed will be permitted.


    Some information on common D&V bugs including Norovirus.

    Each year up to one million people across the country are affected by Norovirus. It is the most common cause of infectious gastroenteritis in England and Wales and can affect people of any age. It is very contagious, is spread from person-to-person and through food

    Symptoms such as sickness and diarrhoeacan be best treated by staying at home, drinking plenty of fluids and getting some rest. Advice is available from your local high-street pharmacist, on line from NHS Choices www.nhs.uk and from the 111 phone service.

    Whilst Norovirus (sometimes called “winter vomiting virus”) is an unpleasant experience, the infection tends to only last between 12 and 60 hours and most healthy people will just need to drink plenty of fluids and rest. However, the illness can have a worse effect on patients in hospital by making them weak and dehydrated and interfering with the effectiveness of the medicines they are taking.

    Please help us to keep patients in your hospital safe!

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  • James Ward known as Mark James T/A as Car Care Automotive Great Yarmouth Guilty of Handling Stolen Car Parts

    James Ward known as Mark James was found guilty last week for handling stolen car parts from his business called Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd Great Yarmouth.. Phone number 01493 717767
    A Subaru Impreza was stolen from High Wycombe, an area where Ward lived at the time of the theft. The car was broken up for parts by Ward. He has also set up a new business that deals with Subaru’s. The business is in Great Yarmouth, Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd. Phone number 01493 717767.
    Thames Valley Police raided Car Care Automotive on the 24/2/15 and found a few parts left from the stolen Subaru. Ward was bailed until April. On the 20/4/15 Thames Valley Police charged Ward with handling and selling stolen goods. Ward has even put parts from the stolen car onto other cars.
    On the 6/5/15 Ward pleaded guilty to breaking the Subaru, knowing it was stolen and selling it for parts.
    Anyone with a Subaru are advised to be careful dealing with the business known as Car Care Automotive at Great Yarmouth. The Court Order was made against James Mark Ward at High Wycombe Court. The Case number is 431500197216/1 6th May 2015. This article is printed in good faith from verified data and is in the interest of public awareness.The business Care Care Automotive at Yarmouth
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  • Highest Honour For Willow Wood Volunteers
    <p>WILLOW Wood Hopice is already close to the hearts of the Tameside community.</p> <p>But now it has also won the royal seal of approval after being recognised with a Queen&rsquo;s Award for Voluntary Service.</p> <p>The accolade is the equivalent in status for voluntary groups as an MBE is for individuals and is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK .</p> <p>It is fantastic recognition for the 500 plus volunteers who devote themselves to providing care for patients and their families and generating the &pound;2.3m that is required each year to keep the hospice operational.</p> <p>In recognition of the award and their continued efforts, a number of volunteers were invited by Tameside Mayor Cllr Philip Fitzpatrick to&nbsp;the Mayor&#39;s Parlour in Dukinfield Town Hall on Tuesday 21 June. The Council is also highlighting all the local Queen&#39;s Award winners as part of its ongoing Proud Tameside campaign, which aims to put the spotlight on people, services and places which help to improve the lives of local people.</p> <p>Hospice Chairman Pat McCloskey said &ldquo;Everyone at the Hospice is absolutely delighted to hear the news that our volunteers have been recognised in this way - it is a huge honour that reflects the significant contribution made by all of our volunteers.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our volunteers are a vital and essential link in the chain of care we provide at Willow Wood and without their unwavering support we simply would not be able to care for the thousands of local patients and their families who need our support.</p> <p>&ldquo;The generosity and commitment of our volunteers continues to astound me and they are truly remarkable people.&rdquo;</p> <p>Chief Executive, Karen Houlston said: &ldquo;We are extremely proud of this recognition and enormously proud of our volunteers and we are delighted that they have been honoured with this award.</p> <p>&ldquo;Since we first opened our doors in1999 so many people have given their time to enable us to provide our vital services within the local community and our volunteers have been at the very heart of Willow Wood. This award is for those volunteers who are no longer with us as well as our current volunteers.&rdquo;</p> <p>Willow Wood has achieved many milestones since it opened 17 years ago and has played an active role at the forefront of many new and exciting developments in palliative (Hospice) care.</p> <p>In the last 12 months the hospice has launched a dedicated Dementia service to those with palliative care needs and will be implementing a new end of life service for those with Diabetes in the near future. These new services, along with the Hydrotherapy / physiotherapy service, the Lymphodema clinic and dedicated Blood transfusion clinic all complement the traditional Day Hospice care and the Inpatients Unit.</p> <p>The Out Patients clinic, for those living with cancer and non cancer diagnoses, including neurological conditions such as heart and lung failure, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease, saw in excess of 230 patients alone in the last year.</p> <p>#ProudTameside</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • From Humble Beginnings To An Award From The Queen
    <p>A CLUB that has been promoting grassroots sport for generations has received the royal seal of approval.</p> <p>Droylsden Youth Centre, the umbrella organisation for Droylsden Juniors Football Club and Droylsden Amateur Boxing Club, is one of four Tameside organisations to have recently received a Queen&rsquo;s Award for Voluntary Services &ndash; the highest possible award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and the equivalent to an MBE.</p> <p>The centre first started out as a youth club in 1963 and has grown from strength to the huge concern it is today &ndash; a football club running 28 teams and coaching over 350 players and a boxing club with over 40 members.</p> <p>The organisation is based in the new &pound;1.3m Droylsden Community and Sports Centre, which boasts its own all-weather astro-turf pitch, in Lewis Road adjacent to the Sunnybank Park football pitches where home matches are played.</p> <p>More than 70 volunteers regularly give up their time to supporting the clubs and giving local youngsters opportunities to get involved in sport.</p> <p>Chief Executive Officer Alan Bradbury MBE, who founded the centre alongside boxing club founder Charlie Grice BEM, has devoted 53 years to developing the club.</p> <p>He said: &ldquo;It has been fantastic to see the club grow from its humble beginnings to the big club it is now. It&rsquo;s hard work but I love it &ndash; it still gets me to see those four to six -years olds first starting out in the soccer school on Saturday mornings.</p> <p>&ldquo;The club is a huge part of the local community &ndash; we now have third generation players who are cheered on by grandparents who themselves used to play for the club. Not only are we coaching children in sport, we are setting them up for life - helping to tackle obesity, promoting healthy lifestyles and teaching discipline and how to be good citizens.</p> <p>&ldquo;The children also make friends who remain friends for life.</p> <p>&ldquo;Winning the Queen&rsquo;s Award for Voluntary Services is massive for the club &ndash; it&rsquo;s a great honour and recognition that we are a well-run organisation having a positive impact on the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>For further information on the club see <a href="http://www.droylsdenjuniorsfc.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.droylsdenjuniorsfc.co.uk</a></p> <p>The other Tameside organisation to receive the award are: Willow Wood Hospice, Mossley Juniors FC and Ryecroft Hall Community Association. They are all being highlighted as part of the Council&rsquo;s Proud Tameside campaign, which recognises people, places and services that make a positive difference to the borough and local lives.</p> <p>#ProudTameside</p>
  • Reaching For The Stars
    <p>MANCHESTER Day took off with a bang this year. There were around 100,000 people in t4e city centre to watch a parade in which Tameside featured prominently.</p> <p>The annual event, which had a Eureka! theme to tie in with Manchester being the European City of Science, celebrated Manchester&rsquo;s scientific firsts.</p> <p>Tameside Cultural Services&rsquo; deputation of armed services veterans, Scouts and Guides, carried a huge spaceman they designed and built under the banner &ldquo;Reach for the Stars&rdquo;. And what better day to show it off to the crowds lining the streets than the one on which Britain&rsquo;s real-life spaceman, Major Tim Peake, returned to earth from the International Space Station?</p> <p>Official mascot Elbot led the procession, which snaked its way from Liverpool Street to Exchange Square.</p> <p>Tameside&rsquo;s element - including the newly established Tameside Armed Services Community (TASC) group - received a &pound;17,000 grant from the Ministry of Defence&rsquo;s covenant fund which demonstrates the Government&rsquo;s commitment to backing schemes under the Armed Forces Covenant.</p> <p>The fund supports integration projects which involve civilian and military communities working together to increase the understanding between them. Bringing groups together to design, build and take part in the parade fulfilled its brief to integrate and foster community cohesion.</p> <p>If you missed the Manchester Day parade, you have another chance to see the Tameside spaceman at the Armed Forces Day celebrations in Victoria Park, Denton, this Saturday (June 25) 1 to 4pm.</p>
  • Royal Honour For Ryecroft Hall Volunteers
    <p>FROM yoga to afternoon tea - volunteers at Ryecroft Hall in Audenshaw have been serving up an array of activities to the local community for over 35 years.</p> <p>More than 600 members attend classes and drop in to the community caf&eacute; &ndash; which is open every day Monday to Thursday.</p> <p>The community association, described as a &ldquo;lifeline&rdquo; to many residents, is one of four Tameside organisations to have recently received a Queen&rsquo;s Award for Voluntary Services &ndash; the highest honour of its type in the UK.</p> <p>A team of over 20 volunteers, including 12 committee members, regularly give up their time and work for free to deliver sessions, run the caf&eacute; and organise fundraising events. Local councillors Maria Bailey and Teresa Smith also sit on the committee. The many classes include Zumba, line dancing, bowling, art and mums and tots to name just a few.</p> <p>Chair Pam Watkin, who has devoted 30 years to volunteering for the community association, said: &ldquo;This is a very warm, welcoming and friendly place where people can come and enjoy themselves and perhaps learn something new.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a lifeline to many of our members, some who are widowed or maybe socially isolated.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are absolutely delighted to receive The Queen&rsquo;s Award and I&rsquo;m over the moon that our all our volunteers, who work so hard and give so much, have been recognised. It&rsquo;s a great achievement for everyone involved.&rdquo;</p> <p>To find out more about Ryecroft Hall Community Association see <a href="http://www.ryecrofthall.co.uk/">www.ryecrofthall.co.uk</a></p> <p>The other Tameside organisations to receive the award are: Willow Wood Hospice, Mossley Juniors FC and Droylsden Youth Centre. They are all being highlighted as part of the Council&rsquo;s Proud Tameside campaign, which recognises people, places and services that make a positive difference to the borough and local lives.</p> <p>#ProudTameside</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Denton Licensee Fined
    <p>TAMESIDE licensing officers have successfully prosecuted a Denton licensee for two offences under the Licensing Act 2003.</p> <p>On June 16, Tameside magistrates fined Andrew Hughes &pound;360 for selling alcohol to under-18s, and for allowing Hughes&rsquo;s Bar, Manchester Road, to stay open beyond its permitted hours. In addition, his personal alcohol licence was suspended for six months.</p> <p>Hughes pleaded guilty to the offences in March. On June 7 of last year his bar was still serving drinks at 2.25am, despite a stipulated closing time of 2 o&rsquo;clock, and throughout the evening he had offered a free shot of vodka with every drink even though his licence did not allow him to do so.</p> <p>He was fined &pound;120 on each count, &pound;100 costs and a &pound;20 victim surcharge.</p> <p>The court action followed an investigation by Tameside Council and the police after Dominic Doyle was stabbed to death outside Hughes&rsquo;s Bar on 7 June last year. Five males and a female were convicted of various offences.</p> <p>Greater Manchester Police immediately applied for an expedited review of the premises licence which was promptly suspended.</p> <p>On 2 July, 2015, a hearing took place in front of the Tameside Speaker&rsquo;s Panel (Liquor Licensing) and Hughes was removed from the licence. Among a long list of conditions it was stipulated that the bar should shut at midnight rather than 2am.</p> <p>Cllr Allison Gwynne, Tameside Council&rsquo;s executive member with responsibility for licensing, said: &ldquo;Tameside Council takes these matters very seriously. When people go out for a drink they want to be sure they can do so safely.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is rare for publicans to breach the terms of their licence, but when they do we will always take the necessary action. I am pleased to say the bar is now operating under new management and without any trouble.&rdquo;</p>
  • “the Collector’s World” At Portland Basin Museum
    <p>THE world&rsquo;s favourite hobby goes under the microscope in &ldquo;The Collector&rsquo;s World&rdquo;, a new exhibition at Portland Basin Museum, Ashton.</p> <p>No one really knows why people do it but everyone has collected something at some point. Many of us give up quickly while others find an interest that lasts a lifetime.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Collectors&rsquo; World&rdquo; celebrates collectors of the past and present. It includes something for everyone and looks at how attitudes towards collecting have changed over the years.</p> <p>Displays range from the Egyptian, Roman and Greek antiquities collected by Bramley Norman Radcliffe, a Victorian woollen manufacturer from Stalybridge, to Euro 2016 football stickers that are currently being swapped in playgrounds across the land.</p> <p>Visitors can see the flint, fossil, rock and seed collections of Robert Jackson of Mossley, sea shells gathered by Alfred Bradbury of Dukinfield and Charles Moore of Stalybridge, as well as mosses collected by Jethro Tinker of Stalybridge.</p> <p>They can also look at the Distinguished Conduct Medal won by Private William Cross of the 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment, in the First World War (1914-1918).</p> <p>Cllr Jackie Lane, Tameside Council&rsquo;s assistant executive member with responsibility for heritage, said: &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve all collected something at some point whether it&rsquo;s stamps, train numbers, bookmarks or even the little bags of sugar from cafes.</p> <p>&ldquo; &#39;The Collector&rsquo;s World&rsquo; gives a new perspective on this universal hobby and it&rsquo;s well worth a visit.&rdquo;</p> <p>Portland Basin Museum is open 10am to 4pm (Tuesday to Sunday) and admission is free. The exhibition opens on Saturday, June 18, and runs into 2017.</p>
  • How I'm Tackling Diabetes With A Healthier Lifestyle
    <p>A Stalybridge man is changing his life after a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes.</p> <p>Keith Clarke was diagnosed with diabetes 5 years ago and since then has gone from 22 and a half stone to 18 with the aim of reaching 16 stone.</p> <p>He is sharing his story to help highlight <a href="https://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News/Almost-a-quarter-of-a-million-people-diagnosed-with-diabetes-in-the-last-year/">Diabetes Week</a>, supported by Tameside Council, which this year is focusing on debunking the myths of diabetes and how people can help themselves to live more healthily with the condition and reduce the likelihood of additional complications.</p> <p>Keith said: &ldquo;With me it was hereditary, my brother has it and my mum died through complications so I when I first heard it it felt like a death sentence.</p> <p>&ldquo;My doctor referred me onto Weight Matters and at the time I thought &lsquo;great another diet thing&rsquo; because I have tried every diet under the sun in the past, but Weight Matters was different. There was no pressure and they educate you.&rdquo;</p> <p>Keith was also referred on to the Live Active Service with Active Tameside.</p> <p>He said: &ldquo;I met with Dave and he asked me what I liked, which made such a difference. I wasn&rsquo;t given a programme of things I had to do that I didn&rsquo;t like and that was a big part of sticking with the exercise.&rdquo;</p> <p>Keith attends circuit classes, Zumba and the beginners Couch to 5k group as well as being an avid walker.</p> <p>Keith said: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a complete lifestyle change for me. I went from running for one minute to 20 minutes which was great and though I have an injury at the moment I&rsquo;m aiming to get to the 5k.</p> <p>&ldquo;When I exercise it clears my head and everything start to feel like it is working better. I&rsquo;ve got more energy, I&rsquo;m more awake and I think more clearly. It has helped me mentally and physically, it&rsquo;s an unbelievable feeling.&rdquo;</p> <p>Keith added: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s taken me 35 years to educate myself and the fact that I have a choice in living a healthier lifestyle.</p> <p>&ldquo;When I was diagnosed I felt like there was a clock ticking and I knew I needed to get off my bum and do something. When you are in a low mood it is difficult to motivate yourself, but I just put one foot in front of the other and that feeling is definitely less when I am eating well and exercising and between my GP, Weight Matters and Live Active I feel well supported.&rdquo;</p> <p>For more information on the Live Active service see <a href="http://www.livewelltameside.com/home/live-active/">http://www.livewelltameside.com/home/live-active/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Cash Boost To Build Safer Communities
    <p>NINE projects aimed at improving community safety in Tameside are to receive a share of &pound;66k funding from Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner&nbsp;(GMPCC) Tony Lloyd.</p> <p>The GMPCC has worked with Tameside Council and other partners to support schemes, as part of its Community Chest grant scheme that build resilient communities, encourage volunteering and empower our young people.</p> <p>This money is in addition to the &pound;244,000 investment the GMPCC&nbsp;is already making to tackle crime and make the borough safer.</p> <p>Among the local projects to benefit are:</p> <ul> <li>Creative Arts and Minds which plans to provide a much-needed creative outlet for young people in families affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues and anti-social behaviour. They want to develop a young photographers group helping young people to achieve recognised accreditations while at the same time getting them to explore the positive aspects of their local area and discussing the impact of negative lifestyle choices. They are to receive a grant of &pound;4,860 for the project.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Off The Record is to receive &pound;28,000 to provide counselling services for children and young people aged 10 to 25 who have been victims of sexual abuse or exploitation. The project will help survivors of abuse to cope and recover from what has happened in a safe, supporting, non-judgmental environment.</li> </ul> <p>The other organisations and projects in Tameside to benefit are: Building Better Futures, Community Library and Club, Holy Trinity CCC, the Samaritans, Street Pastors and Groundwork.</p> <p>Tony said: &quot;All these projects contribute to making our neighbourhoods stronger and safer. We&#39;ve used this grants process to back local communities and have given people the means to come to us with their ideas and aspirations, their plans for making things better.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The creativity and passion people have for their local areas shines brighter than ever. Even in the face of funding uncertainties and high demand on their services, people are still determined to make a difference and I am determined to help them.&quot;</p> <p>Tameside Council Deputy Executive Leader Cllr John Taylor, responsible for neighbourhoods, said: &ldquo;We&rsquo;re pleased to be working with the GMPCC and partners to help back projects which empower people to support eachother and make a positive difference in their own communities.&rdquo;</p> <p>The community chest funding comes from three different funds designed to reduce demand on policing:</p> <p>&nbsp;&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Commissioner&#39;s Neighbourhood Fund - small grants of up to &pound;1000 issued to help build strong neighbourhoods and harness community spirit.</p> <p>&nbsp;&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Active Citizen&#39;s Fund - grants of up to &pound;5000 to support and boost volunteer-led schemes.</p> <p>&nbsp;&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Youth Aspiration Fund - grants of up to &pound;30,000 to empower young people, raise their aspirations and develop their life skills.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Tameside Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday
    <p>THERE&rsquo;S no planning for the Great British weather but Tameside showed plenty of Great British spirit during the Queen&rsquo;s 90<sup>th</sup> birthday celebrations.</p> <p>Visitors put on their waterproofs and braved the rain to join in the Queen&rsquo;s 90<sup>th</sup> Birthday Picnic event at Cheetham Park yesterday (Sunday 12 June).</p> <p>There was lots to get involved in, from pop-up theatre and balloon modelling to arts and crafts and traditional dancing.</p> <p>The event was supported by Willow Wood Hospice, which had a stall selling cakes all in aid of their fantastic charity. Stalybridge Carnival Queens were in attendance, as were the scouts, and visitors will also got the opportunity to view locally created community art.</p> <p>The Queen turned 90 years old on 21 April 2016, with national commemorations centering on her official birthday at the weekend. Nationally, despite the poor weather, there were street parties, services of thanksgiving and the traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony in London.</p> <p>Tameside Council Executive Member Cllr Ged Cooney, who is responsible for culture and leisure, said: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a real shame about the weather but you can&rsquo;t do anything about Great British rain! Everyone who came along showed tremendous community spirit &ndash; there were lots of smiles and people were having a good time. Huge thanks to everyone who supported the event.&rdquo;</p> <p>For further details of further upcoming events and activities see <a href="http://www.tameside.gov.uk/artsevents/programme">www.tameside.gov.uk/artsevents/programme</a></p>
  • Tameside Salutes The Armed Services
    <p>TAMESIDE will salute service personnel past and present on Saturday, 25 June, when the borough celebrates Armed Forces Day&nbsp;in and around Victoria Park,&nbsp;Denton, with support from the Ministry of Defence.</p> <p>At 11am there will be a short service of remembrance at the war memorial led by Father Alec Mitchell from St Anne&rsquo;s Church, Denton. Then, from 1pm, the focus is the park bandstand with live music from the Dave Egerton Band and singer Jo Lancaster.&nbsp; Tameside Harmonies and Do your Thing choirs will also be performing.<br /> <br /> There will be a huge range of free family-friendly activities, including a climbing wall, archery, face-painting and balloon modelling, as well as a wide range of arts and crafts. The emergency services will be present as will members of the Royal British Legion, air cadets, the Scout and Guide associations and Tameside Cultural Services.</p> <p>With both rocket displays and the giant spaceman made for the Manchester Day Parade the event should be out of this world. Refreshments will also be available from Victoria Park Community Centre.</p> <p>Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council&rsquo;s executive member with responsibility for armed forces matters, said: &ldquo;Our armed forces personnel are on duty across the globe, risking their lives day in day out. The sacrifices they make to ensure our safety are remarkable. Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for us to show both our appreciation and support.&rdquo;</p> <p>Frank Smith, secretary of the Royal British Legion&rsquo;s Stalybridge and Dukinfield branch, added: &ldquo;The Armed Forces have always received lots of support from the borough. Tameside people have a long and proud association with all three services and residents are always eager to show their appreciation of the Forces and the excellent work they do.&rdquo;</p> <p>For further information telephone 0161 342 4144.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Summer Volunteering Opportunity For Teens
    <p>VOLUNTEERS aged 12 to 18 are needed to help run activity sessions for children taking part in the Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge during the summer holidays.</p> <p>No experience is required - volunteers just need to attend three activity sessions at Tameside libraries during the school holidays and be able to explain things in a clear, friendly and enthusiastic way. All the support they need will be provided.</p> <p>As well as helping out with crafts and games, this year they will have the opportunity to work with other volunteers to plan and run some sessions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>They will be able to develop their planning, communication and teamwork skills and their confidence! It&rsquo;s also a great way to get involved in the local community, do something useful with their time in the holidays and make new friends.</p> <p>Anyone interested in becoming a Big Friendly Read volunteer can find out more at <a href="http://www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/src/volunteer">www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/src/volunteer</a> . The closing date is Saturday 25 June.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Tameside Setting The Agenda For Future Uk Healthcare
    <p>PIONEERING plans are underway to bring hospital, community healthcare, social services, the Council and the voluntary sector together.</p><p>More than 250,000 people in Tameside and Glossop will benefit from the country&rsquo;s most radical and ambitious redesign of healthcare services ever planned.</p><p>Care Together - the culmination of over two year&rsquo;s collaboration - will see hospital, communities, voluntary organisations and social care working as one service.</p><p>Local leaders say it will mean fewer trips to hospital for patients, with more care being provided closer to their homes. It will prevent patients having to stay in hospital for longer than they need to be and focus on preventing illness and promote improved health and well-being.</p><p>The public, patients, GPs, care workers, the voluntary sector and others are being invited to help shape how services come together over the coming months.</p><p>Under Care Together, a single body will commission health and social care. It will be drawn from Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group and Tameside Council. Some changes have already taken place, with hundreds of community healthcare staff having already moved to join Tameside Hospital as the first tangible step towards integrated services.</p><p>It is well documented that the residents of Tameside and Glossop are unhealthier for longer, and live shorter lives than people in many other areas of the country. The Care Together vision is to significantly raise healthy life expectancy by focusing on the health and care needs of local communities, with a view to achieving better prosperity, health and wellbeing, and to deliver a clinically and financial sustainable health and social care service within five years.</p><p>It is underpinned by three key ambitions, namely:</p><ul> <li>Supporting local people to remain well by tackling the causes of ill health, encouraging behaviour and lifestyle change, and maximising the role played by local communities.</li></ul><ul> <li>Ensuring that those receiving support are equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to enable them to take greater control over their own care needs and the services they receive</li></ul><ul> <li>When illness or crisis occurs, providing high quality integrated services that are designed around the needs of the individual and are provided as close to home as possible<em>. </em></li></ul><p>Karen James, chief executive at Tameside Hospital, said she believed that by improving how different services work together it will be possible to increase the quality of clinical care, empower patients and improve their experiences.</p><p>She added: &ldquo;We also believe that it will reduce the amount of duplication that goes on in the health and care service. We see this as a radically new way of health and care professionals working together for the patient and a single care professional coordinating their care. The current system often doesn&rsquo;t make life easy for many patients, some stay in hospital when they could be at home.&rdquo;</p><p>Steven Pleasant, chief executive of Tameside Council, said: &ldquo;This is all about engaging with the good residents of Tameside and Glossop and working with them to reealise the ambitions of the programme and improve their health and wellbeing.&rdquo;</p><p>Dr Alan Dow is Chair of Tameside and Glossop CCG and a local GP of 25 years. He said: &ldquo;Integration will put an end to the frustration for patients and families of having to tell their story repeatedly to different professionals and being passed from one part of the health and care system to another, often with delays along the way. Only those who really need to go to hospital will do so and the care they receive will be of the highest quality.&rdquo;</p><p>Liz Windsor-Welsh, chief executive of Action Together, an organisation representing more than 1,000 local charities and community groups, said: &ldquo;These are exciting times for the people of Tameside and Glossop who get to shape the future of healthcare services for themselves and future generations of their families. I do believe that we in the voluntary sector will play a key role in making that happen.&rdquo;</p><p>Lord Peter Smith, Chair of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Strategic Partnership Board, said Care Together is the local interpretation of devolution: &ldquo;We are on the brink of a new era in Greater Manchester and are leading the way by becoming the first region in the country to have devolved control over integrated health and social care budgets.</p><p>&ldquo;It means that &ndash; for the first time &ndash; local leaders and clinicians will be able to design services to directly meet the needs of local communities. I am delighted with the progress being made in Tameside and Glossop and look forward to witnessing the next exciting steps for this bold initiative.&rdquo;</p><p>For more information and details of how to get involved and have your say see <a href="http://www.caretogether.org.uk/">www.caretogether.org.uk</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Royal Prize For Football Club
    <p>A FOOTBALL club that for over 30 years has been teaching local children about much more than sport has won royal recognition for its &ldquo;outstanding work&rdquo; in the community.</p> <p>Mossley Juniors was one of four Tameside organisations to have recently been honoured with the Queen&rsquo;s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.</p> <p>More than 30 volunteers at the club devote their time each week to helping youngsters aged from seven to 17 get involved in grassroots football.</p> <p>The committed crew, mainly parents whose sons or daughters play for the club but also some former players who have been with the club since they themselves were juniors, also hope to give the children valuable life skills for the future.</p> <p>Club Secretary Kevin Hartley, who coaches the U16 team, explained: &ldquo;I love the club and while football is the glue that keeps the children together, we are trying to really teach life skills: working as a team, learning, having fun, and building memories.</p> <p>&ldquo;When these kids are older, they won&rsquo;t remember the individual games they won, lost of drew, but the friendships made and the activities they did.&rdquo;</p> <p>Kevin credits the long enduring success of the club to its volunteers.</p> <p>He said: &ldquo;The club has gone from strength to strength thanks to the input from the volunteers. Voluntary groups are really struggling these days as getting people to volunteer is so hard&nbsp; with all the rules and regulations, safeguarding and of course the seen and unseen time that a volunteer donates.</p> <p>&ldquo;However working for the benefit of children is so rewarding and to see what journey the children take in life, on and off the football pitch is amazing.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s an honour and privilege to be part of their journey.</p> <p>&ldquo;The award is amazing and testament to the hard work and loyalty of all the volunteers, parents and children who have been part of our Mossley Juniors community over the past&nbsp; 30 years.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mossley Juniors is currently fundraising to invest in 10 life saving defibrillators to protect the hundreds of children playing football as well as their parents and coaches. If anyone would like to donate or support the fundraising please contact Kevin at <a href="mailto:kevin@mossleyjuniors.co.uk">kevin@mossleyjuniors.co.uk</a> 07702 596 226.</p> <p>The other Tameside organisation to receive the award are: Willow Wood Hospice, Droylsden Youth Centre and Ryecroft Hall Community Association. They are all being highlighted as part of the Council&rsquo;s Proud Tameside campaign, which recognises people, places and services that make a positive difference to the borough and local lives.</p> <p>#ProudTameside</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Teenage Pregnancy Rate Falling Faster In Tameside
    <p>TEENAGE pregnancy rates are falling faster in Tameside than most other places in Greater Manchester.</p> <p>Latest figures, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), confirmed that from June 2011 to December 2014 teenage conceptions in the borough have more than halved, from 55.1 to 19.3 per 1000. This represents a reduction of 53.2% compared to the Greater Manchester average reduction of 49.8%.</p> <p>It means that there have been 115 fewer teenage conceptions since 1998, with 14 fewer in the last year alone.</p> <p>The downward trend is as a result of continued focused efforts of a range of professionals, who work to deliver services that ensure that local young people are able to make informed decisions about delaying pregnancy until after they have completed their education.</p> <p>This includes services such as YOUthink, a team of youth workers who promote Integrated Sexual Health (ISH) services through events and support young people into accessing this help. The team also work closely with schools and colleges to enhance the delivery of sexual and relationships education (SRE) and provide SRE workshops to vulnerable groups of young people in the community.</p> <p>Tameside Council aims to reduce teenage pregnancy even further and raise young people&rsquo;s aspirations through the Tameside &amp; Glossop Care Together Programme, which focuses on reducing health inequalities and promoting better health to be enjoyed by all.</p> <p>Tameside Council Executive Member responsible for health Cllr Ged Cooney said: &ldquo;The continued reduction in teenage pregnancy is very welcome and vital for the delivery of our ambition to work with partners and the local population to improve their health and wellbeing. By preventing teenage pregnancy, young people will have a greater opportunity for improved educational attainment and avoiding the poverty trap.</p> <p>&ldquo;Tameside is a relatively young local authority, with a greater proportion of our population being aged under 18. By focusing our efforts on improving outcomes for this group of people, we are investing in the future of the whole borough.&rdquo;</p> <p>Young people who need sexual health advice can access this through the Orange Box, where free, confidential and comprehensive advice can be given with regards to contraception and screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. More detail of this service can be found here: <a href="http://theorangerooms.co.uk/">http://theorangerooms.co.uk/</a>.</p> <p>To find out more about YOUthink please visit <a href="http://www.tgsafe.co.uk/youthink">www.tgsafe.co.uk/youthink</a> or call on 0161 342 7600.</p> <p>Additional support is available through GP surgeries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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  • Overgrown hedges on Kingsley Road Frodsham, 24th June
    Overgrown hedges on Kingsley Road Frodsham between Bracken Way and Watery Lane
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Cheshire West and Chester
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  • Poor roadside gulley condition has undermined the existing dropped kerb, the dropped kerbs have now become unstable across both 33 weston grove and 1 dukesway, 23rd June
    33 Weston Grove, Upton, CH21QH Roadside gulley deteriation has caused the dropped kerbs to become unstable, this is fast becoming a trip hazard and a danger to persons crossing the road. This has been previously reported and not dealt with, this site no longer registers the previous report!

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 65 Weston Grove, Chester
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  • Election posters causing potential road safety issues, 22nd June
    EU campaign materials that are on the bridge over the A49 between Weaverham roundabout and the Riverside pub and also on lampposts along the same stretch of road. The ones on the bridge are clearly purple, the others are red and there is a yellow one just short of the A49 junction with Acton Lane and the corner approaching the bridge. One of the red ones is just past the entrance to Riverside pub...a place many crashes have happened. Happened at last election too

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A49, Weaverham
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  • Low hanging trees & overgrown hedges, 22nd June
    The Bustop over the road from the Dunham Arms has overgrown hedges and trees which is making access difficult and obstructing the view of the bus stop, also this is making the bend blind making it difficult to see what vehicles are coming when pulling out. Thanks :)

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Warrington Road, Dunham Hill
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  • Danger to road users due to overgrown laurels and silver birch., 19th June
    The laurels trees adjacent to 1Cartmel Close, Winsford have been allowed to grow so much that they restrict the vision when exiting Cartmel Close and it is further exacerbated by the low hanging branches of the silver birch tree in the front garden of no. 1. Photo attached shows the lack of vision when exiting the Close from a car. This will only get worse as they and the conifers that have now been planted, grow even more.

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 10 Cartmel Close, Winsford
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  • Overhanging hedge., 18th June
    Hedge taking over pavement on a blind corner, Queens Park View/ Meadows Lane causing people to have to step into the road to pass each other.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Meadows Lane, Handbridge
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  • A49 north bound approaching fox pub, 16th June
    Adjacent branches are covering the direction names for the M6 Northbound and local destinations. I know the area, but visitors would be at a loss depending on this sign as it is now. Cutting back required.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A49, Tiverton
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  • Pothole after leaving the roundabout heading towards the expressway, 15th June
    Pothole after leaving the roundabout heading towards the expressway
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Arterial, Brookvale
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  • Cracked man hole cover, 13th June
    The man hole cover has blown off and cracked in two from a drain in a children's play park. Very dangerous as raging river below. Next to the Ship Inn in Handbridge.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 20 Handbridge, Handbridge
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  • Access obstructed with the poor parking on pavements in Clare Avenue., 12th June
    Along with expanding foliage it inhibits the safe and easy passage of pedestrians and those needing to use mobility aids to get around.

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 97 Clare Avenue, Hoole
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  • Disgusting amount of litter on marina car park., 11th June
    I drove past the marina car to view masses of rubbish left there presumably by the yobs that race around town in an evening. Can we not do something about this issue. I'm paying for this to be cleaned up my money. I think I'll take this issue further . Can we not close this car park in an evening. This litter can get into the water where fish and wild birds are. I will also contact the RSPCA / RSPB and Green Peace to see if they can assist with a resolution to this issue.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A54, Winsford
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  • Rubbish and overgrown shrubbery, 10th June
    Small garden area on right-hand side as entering Blenheim Gardens needs tending and litter clearing. Litter been a problem since litter bin was removed months ago.Reported 24/3/16. Pavement swept but litter not removed. Also overhanging foliage obstructing pavement on adjacent area on Beeston Drive.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Blenheim Gardens, Winsford
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  • Looks like builder rubbish, 10th June
    Had a phone call from one of my neighbours, regarding fly tipping, in the past have seen a white transit van with a trailer on this site. I do not the fly tipping is in Chester West , more likely it is in Halton
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Chester Road, Brookvale
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  • Overgrown weeds on Radcliffe Road, 7th June
    The weeds are now twice the size on the photos. It would appear that no weed control has been actioned on the housing development. My understanding is the roads in question are adopted roads & as such should be maintained. A property management company maintains the hedges, landscapes, e.t.c. but is adamant that weed control by the road kerbs fall under the council street maintenance team

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Clare Place, Winsford
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  • Abandoned car, Yerburgh Street, 2nd June
    Abandoned car. Registration VT04 MWM. This car has not moved for many months and is now an eye sore with plants growing from around its wheels. It is not now taxed. It is located outside of No.2 Yerburgh Street. It is a dark coloured MG.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Yerburgh Street, Chester
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  • Defaced postbox, 1st June
    At some point on Sunday, someone tried to repaint the postbox!
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Collingtree Avenue, Winsford
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  • Overgrown Trees/ poor grass cutting, 1st June
    The verges here have been mown, this is to a very poor standard, no strimming round obstacles has been done giving high clumps of grass. The trees at the base are so overgrown the grass in the area hasn't been cut and is encroaching the pathways, they need base trimming .

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Sandy Lane, Weaverham
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  • Overgrown grass, 1st June
    Grass borders have grown over pavement, you can see here where it's been cleared back to the original width how far it's encroaching the path. Its the same for a few hundred feet on this stretch.

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 14 Wallerscote Road, Weaverham
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  • Household bedding, 29th May
    A bag of pillows etc dumped in lane
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Poole Lane, Thornton-le-Moors
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  • Botch job, 25th May
    You came out and put a bit of tarmac in the hole and its only lasted couplr of weeks it's sinking again. Its a busy cul-de-sac.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Masseyfield Road, Brookvale
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