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24
December
2020

Contact Details for Organisations providing support

Contact Details for Support Organisations

If you or require help and support over the Christmas Period, the following organisations may be able to assist:

Samaritans

The Samaritans are a wonderful registered charity which aim to provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom, often through their telephone helpline. Whatever your residents are going through, a Samaritan will face it with them. They’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are well trained for the rise in reports of suicidal thoughts which happen during the Christmas period. Call 116 123 for free to get help. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will receive a response within 24 hours. The Samaritans also have a self-help app which can help you keep track of how you're feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis. NHS 111 can also give you someone to talk to in the event that you are having suicidal thoughts and would like to seek different approach to accessing support.

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading movement against suicide. Through this challenging time they are currently supporting more people than ever before through by taking far more calls and web-chats than usual. If you need help, are worried about someone, need support after someone you know has committed suicide or need help and support on some other specific issue then CALM can help. Please find the following link to learn more about CALM and access expert counselling: https://www.thecalmzone.net. Alternatively, call 0800 58 58 58 from 5 pm to midnight, 365 days a year. Text ‘SHOUT’ if you need immediate support from a mental health counsellor.

Bills, Food & Household Essentials Support

If you’re struggling to pay household bills because of the pandemic this Christmas, emergency help is available. You can apply to the Essential Living Fund for help with energy and water bills, food and household essentials. For more information, visit Essex County Council’s Emergency Support page or call 0300 7900124. Other support for residents is available on their website over this period.

Essex Wellbeing Service

The Essex Wellbeing Service offers free support with practical tasks, mental health, feelings of loneliness, debt, housing, employment, caring responsibilities and more. Please visit the Essex Wellbeing Service website or call 0300 303 9988 for more information and details of how you and your residents can access support over the coming weeks. Please also find attached a toolkit the Essex Wellbeing Service have produced to help local Councils inform residents about community welfare this Christmas. It provides a number of resources which can be emailed to residents and posted to social media.

Community Led Support

Please remember to look out for your neighbours and local community members. It is perhaps one of the most fundamental, but most forgotten parts of supporting residents at the moment. Please encourage your residents to ring up their neighbours and check in on how they’re doing. Encourage them to do the Christmas shop for those who are elderly, disabled or otherwise unable to do it themselves. Make sure also that the neighbours receive a call on Christmas day to give them some social interaction and stop them from feeling too lonely. In addition, it is very important that older residents who struggle with technology can be kept informed. Please therefore ensure that Council notice boards are fully updated before Christmas and reflect support numbers which residents can access.

Live Well, Link Well

Live Well, Link Well can really help residents to get non-medical support which can improve their lifestyles and help them to lead longer, happier lives. This number will give you access to Community Agents, Learning Disability support, Blue Badges, Mental Health support and lots. There is one number to call, and then the resident will be triaged to the correct agency. Please contact 0300 303 9988 to access this support.

Christmas Mental Health

Not everyone feels in the festive mood over Christmas at the best of times. After the year we’ve all had, more of us may find our mental health affected by loss, loneliness, family, work or financial stress. Feelings of grief, anger, confusion, anxiety or being overwhelmed are natural, so don’t be afraid to reach out for help if you need it. Essex County Councils Adult Mental Health team is working up to the close of business 24th December and is then open again on the 30th & 31st December. Access to emergency services and crisis support are available throughout. Please visit their website to find out more about:

 

 

Government Guidance

Changes in government guidance over what the tiers mean for residents and what is permitted over Christmas can change very quickly. We won’t therefore provide advice on the new rules as the information is fast changing and may quickly become outdated. Please instead find the following link to the governments guidance for the Christmas period: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-the-christmas-period.

Essex County Council

To see the latest news and updates from Essex County Council on Covid-19, the Christmas period and various other areas of public interest, please visit https://www.essex.gov.uk/latest-news. This website is updated on a daily basis.

 United in Kind

Social isolation and loneliness can have a devastating effect on our Health & Wellbeing (particularly over Christmas). Research has shown that over 60% of adults in Essex consider themselves to be lonely or socially isolated from their Communities. United in Kind are therefore interested in helping those individuals who are most at risk over the coming weeks; the elderly and carers as well as those with mental health issues, learning disabilities/ special educational needs and Autism. Details of district based contacts can be found below.

 

Chelmsford District - Stella Scrivener: 07458 300902, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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10
December
2020

COVID Volunteer Stewards - Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Volunteers needed to support local COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Volunteers needed to support local COVID-19 vaccination programme

Your local NHS is getting ready to deliver a COVID-19 vaccination programme and they need your help.

They are looking for volunteer stewards across Essex and Suffolk to be at the forefront of the local fight against the virus – you could be part of it!

As a volunteer steward, you will help the vaccination process run smoothly and safely.

Local vaccination stations will be open from 8am-8pm seven days a week. Volunteers are asked to commit to individual sessions of four hours plus 15 minutes handover time.

This is an exciting opportunity to play your part in protecting the community and saving lives.

If you are interested in volunteering please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information visit https://eput.nhs.uk/vaccine-recruitment

 

Please see the attached documents for further details.

 

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30
November
2020

Coronavirus 2020, Book of Memories

Share your memories of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Danbury Parish Council and the Danbury Corona Volunteers Group are seeking to compile a book of memories from 2020. We feel this would be a useful reference document for the future, but more importantly could be a communal record helping us all to acknowledge both the trials of this year and the amazing acts of kindness shown during this difficult time.

In the village we have schools that stayed open and kept going, enabling our children to learn, shops that fed us and even supplied us with Loo roll! An amazing group of volunteers, befrienders etc and many many more organisations and individuals who went above and beyond.

We clapped for carers, watched the fly past and raised a glass on VE Day, many of us discovered new walks or a love for the garden, we baked and baked. We grieved separately but together, standing outside and showing our respect for valued friends and colleagues.  We came together via a previously unknown “Zoom” facility and this is just the beginning...

Please send in your memories, whether they relate to being at school, being home schooled, sewing PPE or wearing masks, we want to capture memories from all ages and of all kinds.  Please feel free to include any photographs or drawings that you would be happy to be published. 

Please find included a couple templates that you could use, or you could send us a document of your own.

Please send your memories either to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or: Danbury Parish Council, Main Road, Danbury, CM3 4NQ.

Thank you for your support

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27
October
2020

Consultation: Solar Farm Proposal for Danbury

Solar Farm Proposal Consultation from Low Carbon.

Danbury Parish Council have received information from Low Carbon regarding St Clere's Solar Farm - Community Consultation 

The consultation goes live on Thursday 29 October, closing on Thursday 19 November and can be accessed via the link  https://www.lowcarbon.com/

Not all of the Parish weil receive a consultation pack, however all parishioners can provide feedback either online or print a feedback form and post this back to Low Carbon, using theFreepost address.

 

 

 

 

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15
October
2020

Empower Danbury Community Energy Guide

Empower Danbury Community Energy Guide

Essex County Council (ECC) is bringing an exciting project to Danbury that will help the local community to take action to reduce its carbon emissions and become more empowered with how it uses energy. The project, called Empower, is all about helping local communities to become more active in the energy market and develop low carbon, locally produced energy.
ECC would like to let the community know about progress with the project so far and involve anyone interested in its next steps. The project includes:


❖ Solar panels at Danbury Park Community Primary School and Essex Outdoor Centre to show how solar electricity can reduce costs and carbon.
❖ Information on taking first steps in saving money, energy and reducing carbon emissions.
❖ Supporting the local community to establish more community-led energy projects in the village.

For more information, please read the attached document.

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27
August
2020

Nominate a Covid-19 Hero for a National Award

If you know of someone who has shown commitment to their community, or someone who has consistently and diligently helped others, during the Covid-19 Pandemic, please nominate them for a National Award.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, is spearheading an initiative to help recognise people who have gone above and beyond to look out for others in their time of need and help the wider Essex Community during the Covid-19 pandemic, by nominating them for a National Honour.

If you know of someone who has shown commitment to their community, or someone who has consistently and diligently helped others, please nominate them.  They may be eligible for an award and recognition, bearing in mind that people cannot nominate themselves.

Further information about the UK Honours System, how to complete the form and links to the Government website to make a nomination are available here:   https://essex-lieutenancy.org.uk/honours-and-awards/honours-for-individuals/

 

10
May
2019

Highways Closures

Notifications of highways closures.

Notifications of the following road closures under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - section 14(1) have been received:

 

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Hopping Jacks Lane, Chelmsford

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=119004138 to find details of the intended closure of Hopping Jacks Lane, due to commence on 25th November 2020 for 3 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while UK Power Networks undertakes pole replacement works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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07
August
2020

Councillor Vacancies

Join the Council - make a difference

Danbury Parish Council has vacancies for the co-option of residents who would like to join the council and make a difference.  Please click on the document to find out more about becoming a Councillor and the work of the Council.

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06
July
2020

Annual Unaudited Accounts and Notification of Public Rights - 2019/20

Please see the attached document for further details.

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06
July
2020

Footpath Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed - Footpath Scheme

Please see the attached document for further details.

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30
July
2020

Bradwell B Nuclear Power Station Stage One Consultation Response

Bradwell B Nuclear Power Station Stage One Consultation Response

Bradwell B Consultation:  Thank you to all those who sent their comments to the Parish Council.  The parish Council have submitted their response. Please click on the document to read it.

If you require an accessible document, please contact the Clerk on tel: 01245 225111 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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30
March
2020

Essex Fraud Alert

Essex Fraud Alert - Coronavirus phishing scams

An update from Essex Fraud Alert:

OFFICAL UPDATE RE. GOV.UK TEXT MESSAGES

Following the alert sent out this morning, please see the official government response to messages such as the one shown below:

“The Government has only sent one text message to the public regarding new rules about staying at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Any others claiming to be from UK Government are false.

Criminals are able to use spoofing technology to send texts and emails impersonating organisations that you know and trust. We would remind anyone who receives an unexpected text or email asking for personal or financial details not click on the links or attachments, and don’t respond to any messages that ask for your personal or financial details.”

If you receive any such messages, report them to Action Fraud - www.actionfraud.police.uk/report-phishing

If you or someone you know is vulnerable has been a victim of fraud, please call Essex Police on 101.

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25
March
2020

Self Isolation Well Being Pack

Practical ideas to help during self isolation

This Psychology Wellbeing Pack is full of practical ways to support your wellbeing and mental health at this difficult time.  

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27
March
2020

Chelmsford City Council Coronavirus Taskforce

Chelmsford City Council Coronavirus Taskforce

Coronavirus: Chelmsford Council taskforce to coordinate support for vulnerable

Chelmsford City Council is backing volunteers who want to help the city’s vulnerable residents in the current crisis. The Council has set up a taskforce to ensure strong links between council services, the voluntary sector, and the wider community.

The City Council has appointed Councillor Natacha Dudley as Community Engagement Champion, to lead a Volunteering and Community Engagement Taskforce. This new taskforce consists of six Councillors from across the parties. Its main aim is to support the district’s fantastic volunteers to tackle social isolation of the vulnerable and delivering shopping and medicines to residents.

Leader of Chelmsford City Council, Councillor Stephen Robinson, said, “Hundreds of amazing people across Chelmsford are already volunteering. We want to help plug any gaps in the networks - encouraging more people to volunteer and help identify people who need help but have been missed so far. We encourage these volunteers to link up with the NHS or local charities to help them stay safe too.

“The Council is reorganising its normal services to tackle the worst public health crisis in a century. We also want to support and encourage volunteers so they can protect the most vulnerable in our community through this crisis. We are working closely with the Chelmsford Centre Supporting Voluntary Action (CSVA) (https://chelmsfordcvs.org.uk/).”

Donate to Chelmsford Voluntary Service for distribution The City Council is urging volunteers to support by donating food and essential supplies to donating sites, such as the local Food Bank (locations found at https://chelmsford.foodbank.org.uk/), which is acting as a drop off point on behalf of the Chelmsford Centre Supporting Voluntary Action (CSVA). The CSVA will then pass the donations on to charities and groups who are equipped to distribute food to a wide range of people. These include Age UK, Age Concern, Community Transport, Barnardo’s, the Social Care Team at Mid E and those identified by Social Prescribers.   Encourage neighbourly help and assistance for vulnerable people Essex County Council’s Public Health Team has created an ‘Essex Coronavirus Action’ page, with the aim of signing up volunteers and businesses ready to support those in need. It offers a service to assist vulnerable members of the local community who may need help if they are self-isolating by putting them or their carers/families in touch with individuals or agencies who can assist, advising against risk and misinformation.

Any resident or business wishing to volunteer in their local area, can do so by registering through the links below. Details will be passed directly to the group or groups that are operating near to you. The key aim is to rapidly build a large database of volunteers to support those in Essex who need the support of their wider community.

Individuals - http://bit.ly/ecaformvolunteers Businesses - http://bit.ly/ecaformbusinesses

Become a British Red Cross Community Reserve Volunteer Chelmsford City Council is asking people to make themselves known to the British Red Cross to be a Community Reserve Volunteer, to be deployed at times of crisis to help local communities. Details of how to get involved with this can be found at https://reserves.redcross.org.uk/. Volunteers are encouraged to refer individuals they may identify as needing greater support to this service.

Speaking on behalf of the taskforce, Cllr Natacha Dudley, said, “We are grateful to everyone who has already volunteered their time and resources. We are working with partners and the established voluntary and community sector in Chelmsford to encourage everyone to work together – and ensure that residents who want to help have a place to go to offer their support.

She added, “We need to put in place systems to manage volunteering that will be sustainable over many months and will put the safety of vulnerable residents first. We also recognise our role in communicating what is happening here in Chelmsford as we work together to support our community through this challenging time.”

It is important that all volunteers and groups follow national guidance (www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance) so that they can volunteer safely and reduce the risk of inadvertently spreading the virus.

For all the latest updates and news from Chelmsford City Council, follow @ChelmsCouncil on Facebook and Twitter or join the mailing lists at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/mailinglist. You can also check for updates on particular services at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/coronavirus.

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