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14 June – News from Derbyshire County Council – Extra funding for community groups, Nutrition and Hydration Week, Talk Fostering
Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:04 by Laura Storey
Latest news in this edition:
Extra funding for community groups
Are you part of a group that's supporting your local community through the coronavirus pandemic?
We're allocating an extra £50,000 to groups in Derbyshire which are doing their bit to support people in their local area. More »
We are making the money available to local community groups via the Public Health Covid-19 fund which was set up in June 2020.
From helping a Chesterfield cancer support group to hold online sessions and enabling a Ripley running group to lead Covid-secure runs, a total of 34 community groups are set to benefit from the latest round of grants.
Focus on nutrition and hydration
Would you know how to spot the symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration in older friends and relatives?
As part of Nutrition and Hydration week next week we're encouraging anyone with older relatives or neighbours to look out for key signs they may be dehydrated or starting to become malnourished.
Signs of dehydration may include:
- dryness of the mouth, lips and tongue
- sunken eyes
- dry inelastic skin
- confusion or disorientation
- dizziness and low blood pressure.
Signs of malnourishment may include:
- reduced appetite
- lack of interest in food and drink
- feeling weaker
- getting ill often and taking a long time to recover
- wounds taking a long time to heal
- poor concentration
- feeling cold most of the time
- low mood or depression
- clothes starting to become baggy or too big.
More information, advice and support can be found by clicking the below links;
If you become concerned about the health of an elderly relative, consult an appropriate health care professional.
Plea for Glossopdale to 'keep going'
We're urging people who live or work in Glossopdale to remain vigilant as coronavirus cases continue to rise, including the Delta variant which spreads more easily.
Derbyshire's Director of Public Health Dean Wallace has renewed his calls for residents and people who work in the Glossopdale area to remain cautious, continue to get tested and have the vaccine when it's their turn.
Anyone with any of the three main symptoms of Covid should self-isolate immediately. The main symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- loss or change to their sense of smell or taste.
They should not leave the house and should book a Covid-19 test or ring NHS 119.
Residents without symptoms can visit a community testing site, pick up free testing kits from a local pharmacy or order rapid testing kits to be delivered to their home. Find out more about our community testing.
Join our online event about fostering
If you're thinking about offering a home to a child who needs one, we want to hear from you.
Prospective foster carers can join a 'Talk Fostering' event on Wednesday 16 June from 10am until 11am to find out how you could change a child's life.
The event is informal and relaxed. You can just listen in or you can ask as many questions as you like.» Less
Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:32 by Laura Storey
For your information we are currently issuing this important District Council communication, which we anticipate will be followed later today by a statement from Serco:
We're acutely conscious that bin collections in some parts of the Dales have not been happening to schedule in recent weeks - and we have demanded that our waste and recycling contractor, Serco, produces a workable catch-up plan no later than first thing tomorrow (Wednesday). More »
There are some mitigating circumstances - a national shortage of HGV drivers is impacting not only on Serco locally but also on collection services provided by many other local authorities.
However, we will not allow the current situation to continue and will take legal action if necessary to ensure your collections happen as contractually agreed by ourselves and Serco.
It is likely that Serco's catch-up plan will involve weekend working and we will post more information on all our communications channels as soon as we have clarity. You can also sign up for free waste collection email updates at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/enewsreg
We are obviously taking a lot of calls about missed waste collections right now, which we completely understand, but if you could please hold off until we have a catch-up plan to communicate, that would be much appreciated.
Thank you - and our sincere apologies.
This statement is available to link to on our website and will be circulated also via our social media and enewsletter channels.
We will of course keep you updated on any developments.
Communications & Marketing Manager
Town Hall | Matlock | Derbyshire, DE4 3NN
tel (01629) 761195 | mobile 07775 931051
Posted: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 07:37 by Laura Storey
Click on the link below for missed bin collections
Report a missed collection
If you have followed all of the guidance below and your waste/recycling was still not collected on the expected day of collection, please complete our online reporting form.
Why was my container/bin not collected?
There are a number of reasons why your container/bin has not been emptied including:
- Is today your collection day? Please check your collection day by visiting our "When is my collection" page.
- Have you put out the correct container?
- Was your container put out for collection by 7am at the edge of your property?
- Have you put the correct materials in your container?
- Is the bin overloaded or the lid up?
- Have you put additional household waste at the side of your bin?
- Has the waste in your bin been compacted?
Sticker/tag placed on container/bin
If we think there's a particular problem with your bin or container, our crews will place a sticker or a tag on them explaining why. If your bin or container is contaminated with the wrong materials you will need to remove the items that shouldn't be in your container and put them in the correct container. If this is not possible, if you contact us, we'll tell you what to do.
If your bin is overloaded you must remove some of the content before the bin can be emptied. Why? Because there's a risk the bin could split when lifted or slip off the lift. There is also a risk our crews could be injured when trying to move it.
If you have put extra bags of waste at the side of your bin our crews will empty the bin and place the extra bag back into your bin. We, do not collect side waste - only waste inside your bin will be taken.
If your bin has not been emptied properly because waste has been squashed down in the bin and become stuck in the bottom, our crews will not attempt to loosen it by hand. Please loosen the waste using a broom handle and take care not to compact your waste in future. Once loosened, this waste should be left in your bin until your next collection or disposed of at your nearest recycling bank or household waste recycling centre.
Why has only half my waste been collected?
Have you ever noticed that your blue bin, blue bag or blue box is collected but not your green bin and food caddy or visa versa? This is quiet normal as on your "green recycling" day two refuse lorries are used to collect your waste.
Your green-lid bin and food caddy will be collected by one lorry and your blue-lid bin/box/bag collected by a second lorry. For some it may work the other way round... your blue-lid bin/box/bag may be collected first with your green-lid bin and food caddy second.
If you notice that only half your waste has been collected, don't worry. The second lorry will arrive later the same day to collect the remaining waste.
With regards to "general waste" collection days, you can expect one truck which will collect your grey bin/black sacks and food caddy together.
The refuse lorries have split compartments, one type of waste goes in to one compartment (e.g. food waste) and another type (e.g. general household waste) into the other compartment. This avoids cross contamination and ensures that the various types of waste can be disposed/recycled correctly. » Less