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Advance warning of road closure.  On the 25th May 2024 Braxted Park Lane from the junction with the B1022 Maldon Road to the junction with Lea Lane will be temporarily closed from 12.01 to 23.59 to allow riders in the Ride London Classique race to pass through the village. Road closure notice can be found here.

A Beacon lighting ceremony will take place at the Promenade Park, Maldon, on Thursday the 6th June at 8.45pm.

Maldon District Council's Beat the Street - Giant Community Wide Game. Earn points, get active and win prizes and awards for you and your community in this free, fun, walking, cycling or wheeling game. Join your community team and you could win loads of great prizes! 
The game runs from 15 May - 26 June 2024.  Read more here

News Release from Cllr Richard Siddall from Maldon District Council urging residents to take part in the NHS' consultation to move health services out of Maldon.  Read it here.

Have your say on the NHS' proposed plans to close St Peters Hospital Maldon and move the current services provides to other locations.  Read the consultation document here.  Complete the survey here.

The annual Village Litter Pick will take place on Saturday the 16th March 2024.  Starting at the Pavilion at 10am until 12pm.  Refreshments will be served in the Pavilion.

Maldon District Council have published their schedule of talks on some of the district's historic buildings.  The talks are free of charge and the full list can be found here.

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Free door stickers to deter unwanted cold callers are available from Able Community Care

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Support to make changes to improve your social, physical and mental wellbeing through Livewell

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In Witham, there are Dancing with Dementia sessions available.

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Maldon's Community Crisis Support and Frequently Asked Questions.

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Colemans Farm Quarry - Community Engagement Request can be viewed by clicking on the link. 

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For further information on free training available to Essex residents, please see this free training flyer.  It has information on Mental Health First Aid, J9 Domestic Abuse and Dementia Awareness training.

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For information on recent activities from Maldon District Council, please click on the links:

Wellbeing Workshops

Food Provision

Community Container

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There is a new course Maldon District parents and carers can book on to. This course is run by Abberton Rural Training, it is 12 weeks long and will provide learners with a Horticultural qualification. Virgin Care Feel The Difference funding means the cost of the course and a home growing kit is all free of charge. This course is proven to help individuals physical and emotional wellbeing as well as supporting a healthy lifestyle for the whole family. ESCWS be linking with the tutors throughout the course so families are offered additional community services such as slow cookers, home cooking packs and vouchers etc. Further details included on the gardening course leaflet.

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Click the link to read more about the Environment Agency's nuclear power station design consultation.

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For advice on Covid self-care measures, click on the link.

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'Which?' has identified a fake NHS text that has been circulating, telling people they are eligible to apply for the coronavirus vaccine. They urge people to make sure their loved ones are aware.

'Which?' scam alert: https://conversation.which.co.uk/scams/scam-nhs-covid-vaccine-text-message/

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Essex Police has issued a leaflet regarding the Winter darker nights and crime.

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Click on the link for information from Essex Police about 'Romance Fraud'.

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Click on the links for safety guidance for dog walking and tips on keeping dogs safe during fireworks.

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 Further information on coping with the 'new normal' can be found by clicking on the link.

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Essex Police has issued a fraud alert in relation to a TV licensing scam.

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Some useful information on the Sim-Swap fraud from EFAS.

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Don’t let ‘Clothing Go to Waste’ - Due to Covid-19 several charities have suspended the servicing of their clothing banks at the moment.  Many of these clothing banks are now full which has resulted in bags of clothing being left beside the bin.  Unfortunately if these bags get wet then the clothing is un-useable and any accumulation of sacks may have to be removed and disposed of.  If you have good quality clothing and the clothing bank is full then please hold onto these until it has been emptied or take them to one of the local charity shops when they re-open. Alternatively you can place them out in the blue sacks delivered by our kerbside textile collection company earlier this year.   Further details on this service including  how to obtain more sacks can be found on their website https://www.essextextiles.co.uk/ .  If  you have a large number of sacks they can even arrange a special collection.

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Victim Support are looking for volunteers to join their local team.  Please click on the link to read more.

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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 information can be viewed by clicking on the link.

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The Essex Association of Local Councils are offering Emergency Foodbank funding for local organisations.   

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For advice on caring for those with dementia during the pandemic.

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Maldon District Council has launched its 'Stay At Home, Grow Your Own' campaign.  

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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.  

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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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For volunteering opportunities in Maldon, please see the latest poster.

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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.