As the NHS is gearing up to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination programme it is reaching out for volunteers to help deliver this programme.
Vounteers are sought to act as stewards at the local vaccination centres across Suffolk which will be open seven days a week 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. People of all ages 18+ are encouraged to apply and all the necessary training and PPE will be provided to keep you safe. The hours available are flexible and you don’t need to have had any previous experience of working in health care.
This is a genuine opportunity to play a part in protecting the health of the local community.
Additionally, there are a number of paid-for positions which could suit those who have some health care experience – you can read more HERE
Anyone in interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more on NHS Call for Volunteer Stewards for Vaccination centres
Lockdown Farm Shop - Meat, Eggs, Milk, Bread and basic supplies will be available from Thursday 12th November and every week Thursday and Friday 10am-Midday. The farm shops expansion to offer further fresh items and provisions will depend on demand.
Read more on Easton Farm Park Farm Shop
Easton Speed Calming Scheme details. Easton Parish Council and SCC Highways have been working together to design a traffic calming scheme for the village. This joint initiative was initiated by the Parish Council following the results of the Household survey conducted in 2018, it showed that residents wished to have speeding through the village addressed. SCC Highways conducted surveys which confirmed the requirement and scale of the problem in Easton.
A letter is being sent to all residents please find a copy here, 'Easton Residents' and to view the SCC Highways Village Map diagram which illustrates the scheme.
Read more on Speed Calming Scheme for Easton
From the 2nd December 2020 when the country returns to tiered restrictions - Suffolk will be under Tier 2
Public Health Suffolk guidlines for tests is:
Who should get tested?
Government advises that only people with symptoms of Covid-19 should book a test. These symptoms are a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
When do I need to get tested?
You must get tested within 5 days of first experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. If you have difficulty getting a test on Day 1, or the location or time offered are not convenient, be patient and try again a few hours later or the next day. More tests are made available throughout the day at www.nhs.uk or by calling NHS 119.
When do I need to self-isolate?
As soon as you experience Covid-19 symptoms you must book a test within 5 days and self-isolate. This means that you and anyone you live with must stay at home until you get your result. Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.
How can I get tested in Suffolk?
For those with symptoms of Covid-19, there are three ways to get tested:
Via www.nhs.uk or calling NHS 119, book an appointment at the Regional Testing Site at Copdock, near Ipswich
Via www.nhs.uk or calling NHS 119, book an appointment at a Mobile Testing Unit, there are a number of sites across Suffolk which can be found at www.suffolk.gov.uk/testing
Request a Home Testing Kit, delivered to your home
What happens if I can’t get a test?
If you have difficulty getting a test on Day 1 of having Covid-19 symptoms, or the location or time are not convenient, be patient and try again a few hours later or the next day. You must get tested in within 5 days of first experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. More tests are made available throughout the day at www.nhs.uk or by calling NHS 119.
Public Health Suffolk is currently working with partners and the Suffolk Health Protection Board to explore how we can increase testing capacity, particularly for key workers.
Do I need make an appointment to get a test?
Yes. Only people with pre-booked appointments will be accepted at the Regional Testing Centre or a Mobile Testing Unit. However, if you have requested a Home Testing Kit, this will be delivered to your nominated address for you to complete at home.
Covid 19 Test Unit and Mobile Test Unit (MTU) details with rota dates for Framlingham and local area can be found on this link: - https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-testing-in-suffolk
Easton Parish Council has an Emergency Plan in place for Easton, the Emergency Officer that co-odinates this is Cllr Bob Gibbon. Helpline cards have been sent to every address in Easton, it gives the Emergency Plan telephone number which reaches Cllr Bob Gibbon directly, a member from the volunteer team is notified to make contact, this member is likely to be someone in your street or part of the village.
The Parish Council and Church elders are working together to reach out to the Community to give support at this very difficult time. May everyone keep well and stay safe.
Cllr Sue Piggott, Chair Easton Parish Council
Helpline Cards - Cards have been mailed to every household in Easton, the card gives a telephone number to ring which is 07803293221 or send a text with word ASSISTANCE this will reach Cllr Bob Gibbon who will then arrange for a volunteer from a list of volunteers to offer help.
Details of support including short documents to help pray from home and responding to coronavirus, can be found on www.hachestonchurch.onesuffolk.net - for the Benefice, whose Priest In Charge is The Rev'd Canon Graham Hedger, (Brandeston, Campsea Ashe, Easton, Hacheston, Kettleburgh, Marlesford and Parham)
Local establishments offering shop and/or take away service for Easton (within 5 mile radius):
The Queen, Brandeston -shop and take away meal service:
Take Away Food - Ready Meals - Shop items list
Garnetts Gardens Hatcheston- shop and delivery
Urgent Public Health Notice-Poster-
Read more on Latest Public Health Suffolk and NHS information- Easton PC Coronavirus Help line and support
To give your views on the following East Suffolk consultations entitled:
The impact of new housing development on protected habitat species
How we can improve cycling and walking solutions
How we can better engage you in the planning process
please follow this link https://sway.office.com/Srx8JnLoIFRbef0b?ref=Link
Read more on 3 East Suffolk Consultations - Deadline 30.11.20
District Cllr M.Cook- Latest Newsletter to be found following this Link- Newsletter October 2020
and Environment Update Report
Greenprint Newsletter can be found folloing this Link- Greenprint Newsletter-Spring 2020
Read more on District Cllr Report October 2020
Safer Neighbourhood Team-Constables County
Newsletters have undergone a review and a new format and presentation style has been adopted. This new style incorporates the whole of Suffolk and is called ‘Constables County’.
Read more on 'Constables County' - The Safer Neighbourhood Website