The Essex Police Hate Crime Leaflet contains information on what is hate crime and how to report it.  The Essex Equality Partnership has produced a hate crime information powerpoint presentation for further information.

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If anyone finds themselves having to perform CPR/Defibrillation in an out of hospital setting during the current climate, please take a look at this video on the following link: https://www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-uk-statements-on-covid-19-coronavirus-cpr-and-resuscitation/covid-community/

Further advice includes:

  • Wear Gloves 
  • As shown a towel or similar to place over nose mouth  
  • When we carry out chest compressions air is released through the nose and mouth in droplet form, thus possible spread of infection, in this case Covid -19 
  • Remember we are trained as first aiders 
  • Check Danger, make sure area is safe to proceed
  • Do not check air way or breathing 
  • Shake shoulders in normal manner
  • Ask are you alright ! 
  • No response call 999 inform the service of what is taking place and the patient may have Covid 19 follow instruction

This information has been provided by AJS First Aid Training Services.

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Message from Maldon District Council: If you know anyone in your community who may benefit from a free book bundle drop, please see the post below and use the link (http://ow.ly/o19i50zs1e9) to refer them in. It would be great to get as many people registered as possible.

 

After a fantastic response to our original post regarding the Maldon District FREE Book Drop, we are pleased to begin accepting requests and referrals for the book drop.  If you or someone you know is unable to access an e-book or would typically source physical books from a library and would like a book drop then please fill this form out to request the free book drop: http://ow.ly/o19i50zs1e9. We would particularly like to encourage individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty, those with reduced access to physical copies of books and key workers to apply.  The common genres requested were action, adventure, biography, crime, drama, mystery and thriller. These are the genres which will be included in the free book bundle drops.  

Please note that there is a limited supply of the book bundles that will be distributed and this is only intended for Maldon District residents. However, where possible we will look to meet the demand.

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Fraud update can be viewed HERE.

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The Essex Association of Local Councils are offering Emergency Foodbank funding for local organisations.  Please see this FLYER for further information. 

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For advice on caring for those with dementia during the pandemic, please see HERE.

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Maldon District Council has launched its 'Stay At Home, Grow Your Own' campaign.  Please follow this LINK for further information.

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The 'My Covid-19 Time Capsule' pack is available to print HERE.  Something for children to complete now so that they can look back on this time in the future!

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Stay Well This Easter poster can be viewed HERE.

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Coronavirus Impact – Change to Telephone Contact Times

 

Maldon District Council would like to thank customers who have adapted to changes in the way that our services are delivered. Since the Council offices closed on 24 March all contact was directed online, or if extremely urgent via the telephone. So much contact is now online that the opening times for telephone contact is changing.  From Monday 6 April, Maldon District Council’s telephone service will be available from 10.00am to 4.00pm to reflect the increased contact that is now made online. The changes will allow more time to be devoted to responding to online enquiries, ensuring that our high standards of customer service can be delivered. Anyone without access to the Internet with an urgent enquiry can still contact the Council by telephone between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Further to Government advice regarding Coronavirus COVID-19, the Council offices are closed. Instead please contact us using our online form or if the matter is extremely urgent by telephone on 01621 854477 between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

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The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for many people.

The Team is fully committed to ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship.  

The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service (0300 555 2222) remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage not only victims but friends, family members and the wider community to come forward if they suspect someone is suffering at the hands of loan sharks. A victim of a loan shark should contact the team for help. Visit the website here for more info and support: http://bit.ly/2vyzQyg

Anyone who is feeling harassed or threatened by an illegal money lender can find out more about the different ways the team can help here: http://bit.ly/2Q0Yej9

Loan sharks are not your friends – these criminals are highly manipulative and want you under their control. Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of illegal money lending here http://bit.ly/2Q0Yej9

You can check if a company is authorised to lend money at www.loansmart.org.uk

 

These links may also be useful:

Citizens Advice: Coronavirus and what it means for you

Money Advice: Coronavirus and what it means for you

Stepchange – Coronavirus and your finances

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Have your say on the Essex Rural Strategy.  Further information HERE.

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Information from Essex FIre and Rescue Service:

"Towards the end of 2019, we asked you to help us reach people who live, work and travel in Essex to share their views on how our future priorities should be delivered.  I'm pleased to say that feedback made a real difference and helped us to create a draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for 2020-2024.  The IRMP sets out how we intend to address some of the challenges we will face. We plan for a future with continued reductions in incidents, driven by a further focus on prevention and a commitment to maintaining financial sustainability.  Being open and honest with our public is a priority to us, which is why we don't want to stop there.  Before we publish our final IRMP, we want to check in with you and our residents again to see if the draft plan feels right and ask for any further comments or suggestions.  That consultation will run until Tuesday 17 March. To see the draft and have your say, visit: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/irmp."

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Clean Air Zone – Have Your Say

Maldon District Council is seeking the views of residents and businesses on the Council’s proposed Air Quality Action Plan. This plan would introduce a Clean Air Zone around Market Hill and the High Street to address issues of poor air quality in the area.  The survey will be available from 2 March 2020 to 13 April 2020 and can be viewed and completed online at www.maldon.gov.uk/cleanair Businesses in the High Street will be contacted directly for their views.  To find out more, a drop-in session will also take place at Maldon Town Hall on 10 March (7.30am – 5.00pm).

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For more information about how you can #GetMaldonMoving for #SportRelief2020, please visit: www.maldon.gov.uk/getmaldonmoving where Maldon District Council has produced an activity pack for workplaces, schools, nurseries, community groups, and the public.  This activity pack contains ideas and support for everyone in the District.  Share your Physical Activity and how you choose to Get Maldon Moving throughout March, particularly on Friday 13th for Sport Relief Day.  Please upload your photos and videos of how you are exercising and moving for this important cause on Facebook with #GetMaldonMoving, #SportRelief2020, and #livewell to enter the MDC social media competition for some fantastic fitness freebies. Prizes will available for those most active and vocal residents, including free gym day passes, livewell merchandise and more, so get posting!

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Traffic signal renewal work complete

The renewal of the traffic signals at the junction of B1389 Newland Street / B1018 Collingwood Road / Maldon Road, Witham has recently been completed.  The scheme ensures the junction will be more reliable and efficient. We have been able to complete additional works, which were not in the initial programme. These include, repairs to sunken paving blocks within the crossing carpets, and repairs to a damaged manhole cover.  The road closure on Collingwood Road and Maldon Road have been lifted and are open to traffic.

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Maldon District Council news release - Maldon District named 5th best place in UK to live!

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For volunteering opportunities in Maldon, please see the March 2020 poster.

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Please see this invite to a free Gangs Awareness session aimed at parents/carers/professionals within the Maldon District.This talk is aimed at parents only, and is not be suitable for children as it is delivered by an ex-gang member, and he would have to dilute the message as to the severity of this issue.

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Little Braxted Bridge, Witham - Post and Rail Replacement work has now been completed.  All traffic management has been removed and the road closure lifted.

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Victim Support is a charity supporting victims of crime - last year it supported over 3,000 people in Essex.  It is currently looking to recruit new volunteers to help deliver our service in Essex, and are interviewing this month. See here for further information.

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As part of the A12 Chelmsford to A120 widening, Highways England are starting to do some important surveys and ground investigations in the area between junctions 19 and 25, and this may require lane restrictions from junction 18 for safety reasons.  The survey leaflet can be read for further information.