Suspicious E-mail Reporting Service

A recently launched service for the reporting of suspicious e-mails has received a total of 160,000 responses in the first two weeks of operation. As a result of the reporting 1,600 e-mail addresses have been closed down. To report a suspicious e-mail forward it onto report@phishing.gov.uk (20-05-20)

 

T & T News - Summer 2020 edition

The summer 2020 edition of T & T News is now available from the "Our Files" tab as a ready to print magazine and also from our "Home Page" in page order form. Our printed edition will be delayed until we can be sure on government advice it is safe for our volunteers to distribute. Many of our advertisers are in challenging times and our next printed edition will be dependant on them being able to support the community magazine. We thank them for their support so far. The deadline for the autumn 2020 edition is 20th August but for our web site news, information, events and other updates can be submitted at any time.  (29-05-20) 

 

Five household Recycling Centres to re-open  from Wednesday 6th May

The five Household Re-cycling centres at High Wycombe, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Aston Clinton, and Buckingham are to re-open daily from 9am until 6pm from Wednesday 6th May onwards. New measures have been introduced to ensure social distancing and safe operation. This will likely result in queuing for vehicles to access the site. (05-05-20)

 

Postal Deliveries through the Royal Mail

Most addresses are experiencing some delays to postal services so you may find letters and parcels arrive a little slower than usual. Also there may not be a delivery every day due to staff shortages and sickness. From Saturday 2nd May there will be no 1st or 2nd Class letter post until the 13th June but other services will generally be operating as near normal as possible. Monday to Friday deliveries will continue but timed services may run later eg: before 9am, before Noon etc. (03-05-20) 

 

Green Waste collections to restart & Waste sites ready to open

Buckinghamshire Council will restart green waste collections across the county from Monday 11th May. They are also ready to open five of the household waste sites at High Wycombe, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Aston Clinton and Buckingham as the government gives the green light nationally.

Collection days for green waste should be as before but residents are asked to check the councils web site to make sure there have been no changes in their road. Green bins should be put out by 6:30am on the day of collection. Bulky waste collections are also due to recommence across the county. (01-05-20)

 

T & T News now on What's App

T & T News is now available on What's App. If you have that bit of news, a photograph from an event, a what's on (or cancelled) or some other information you can now send it to us straight from your mobile device. You will also find us on-line at www.tandtnews.org.uk, on facebook and in print four times a year. Visitors to the web site are growing fast so if you have something to let the community know about the let us know. We'll do the rest! (22-04-20)

 

Neighbourhood Watch - The Calling Tree

Supporting neighbours and the wider community who are not connected to the internet or on social media is still a challenge for many. However, most people are reachable by phone either fixed line or mobile. Why not set up a calling tree in your area as a positive step to reaching those who are not online?

Neighbourhood Watch have produced a Calling Tree Campaign Pack to support those locally and across England and Wales. Here's how it works....

You call 3 people, those 3 people call 3 people making 9. Those 9 then call 3 more people and so on and the tree builds to reach more people reducing isolation and keeping everyone connected. Visit https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/ for more information. (12-04-20)

 

Rennie Grove needs you more than ever

If you are working from home and usually travel into work, could you donate the weekly cost of your petrol, train or bus ticket so Rennie Grove nurses can travel to patients homes in Bucks and West Herts? The coronavirus outbreak is having a serious impact on the charities income with many events cancelled and all 28 shops closed. You can help support the fundraiser at facebook.com/RennieGroveHospiceCare or donate via the website at renniegrove.org/donate. (02-04-20)

 

Car Parking

Parking charges are suspended in all council car parks. There are currently no changes advised for on-street or privately operated car parks. (29-03-20)

 

Waste & Recycling

There have been some changes to local bin collections and the household re-cycling service. As of today this is the current sutuation:

  • Garden Waste - Suspended
  • Recycling - Due to re-start 30th March (Paper & Mixed recyclables)
  • General - Service as usual
  • Food Waste - Suspended (If you cannot compost put in general bin)
  • Medical Waste - Service as usual
  • Bulk Waste - Collections suspended
  • Household Recycling Centres - Closed so do not visit
  • Bin Deliveries - Suspended (If you have ordered a new bin this is currently on hold (29-03-20)

 

Rennie Grove - Urgent Spring Appeal

Rennie Grove face an unpresedented funding crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have now had to shut all their shops, all community activity has stopped and events have been cancelled. Rennie Grove needs £20,000 per day to fund the care provided by nurses in the local community day and night. They are now appealing for funding so if you can please do so throught the web site. (28-03-20) 

 

Hospital Parking

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust have announced that all parking charges have been suspended across all hospitals and community sites for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. (28-03-20)

 

T & T News - Spring 2020 Distribution

The distribution of our spring 2020 edition has now been completed. Due to the COVID-19 situation a decision was taken following the Prime Ministers annoucement to cease the final part of distribution from Tuesday 24th March 2020. We have distributed around 3000 magazines this time around but for the safety of residents and our distributors a few roads will not now receive the spring magazine unless the situation changes in the next few weeks. (28-03-20)

 

T & T News - Spring 2020 edition

Our first edition of the new year is now available from the "our Files" tab (T & T News - March 2020). The spring edition will be delivered from early March to around 3,700 homes in Totteridge & Terriers. You can keep sending us your news, articles and what's on for our website between printed editions of the magazine. E-mail: editor@tandtnews.org.uk (24-02-20)

 

New Events

Our events pages are regularly updated. If you have an event taking place then let us know so we can add it to the diary. This is your 'space' to let everyone know about whats happening and attract additional visitors. The Events Diary, Our Files, Latest News, and Community Noticeboard were last updated on 30th May 2020.

 

Volunteers Needed

We need your help with distribution of Totteridge & Terrriers News. We currently have several roads where we could do with an extra pair of hands. The magazine is distributed in the early part of the month in March, June, September and December each year. You do not need a lot of time and as a guide between 60 & 100 copies depending on dwelling type can be delivered in an hour. A couple of hours of time four times a year is all we need and there is up to two weeks delivery time giving flexability. (Updated 28-03-20)

To get invloved call us on 01494 - 463107, Text / Call 07905 - 888098 or e-mail us at editor@tandtnews.org.uk