Bedroom furniture consisting of double bed with leather headboard and Silentnight mattress with topper (£150). The bed has a sprung slatted base which makes moving much easier. I will dismantle for the buyer. 2x bedside tables (£25 each) and 1×5 drawer chest of drawers (£55). All matching in oak effect wood. Excellent condition as only ever used in a guest bedroom. Will sell items separately or as a suite. Buyer collects. Selling due to change in working conditions and having to convert spare room into an office. Photos of items can be provided.
Call 07769 322551 for further information
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Adult Social Care winter plan The Adult Social Care winter plan that was recently published by government had two additional requirements attached to it regarding care homes. Firstly, a self-assessment questionnaire to provide assurance with care market sustainability, which we are currently working on. The second relates to Care Quality Commission (CQC) designated COVID Care Homes. The latter requirement is for each authority to have an identified care home that will care for COVID-positive patients in a secluded area within its establishment, with its own care and support staff who only working with COVID patients. This commissioning request has come to Adult Social Care (ASC) to facilitate and inform CQC of the identified home. We have a very good relationship with all of our care homes and all have indicated previously they would not take COVID-positive patients. ASC is therefore working closely with County and City colleagues to identify homes where we may all be able to facilitate COVID-positive hospital discharges.
Local Area Coordinators Scheme Rutland County Council is required to have a Local Area Coordinators Scheme for Test, Track and Trace. These are people who will knock on doors if people in Rutland have received a positive COVID test but failed to respond to phone calls informing them they are positive. All coordinators will be wearing the necessary PPE. COVID Marshalls The question of COVID Marshalls has been discussed in detail at RTCG. There is agreement that COVID Marshals would be beneficial in our towns to remind people about the need to follow social distancing, wear masks and wash their hands regularly. This is in order to be as proactive and preventative as possible. Contingency planning RTCG is looking at ways to fund extra resources to enable contingencies, should we are to enter the second tier in the new government tier system or even the highest third tier. RTCG has also discussed the possible need to close less business critical areas of the council if needed, to support business critical services if the second wave continues and escalates further. Plans are being put in place so we can act quickly if required. Self-isolation payments People are now required by law to self-isolate, supported by payment of £500 for those on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result. We have now set up a scheme which went live from 12th October to administer self- isolation payments. We have had six claims to date. Further details can be found on our website: www.rutland.gov.uk/testandtracepayments.
Finance updates There have been various announcements this week including the suggestion that we will receive another non-ring fenced COVID-19 grant to support all aspects of work from a further £1bn fund. We await the details on this. A full round up of the COVID-19 funding position will be presented in the November Finance report to Cabinet. Local lockdown grants The Council previously received guidance in respect of a Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG). This would involve making payments of up to £3,000 (revised from £1,500) to businesses (not only those who pay rates) which have closed or have been impacted by a local lockdown. Some initial work has been undertaken and the Council will be stepping up plans to put arrangements in place so we can respond if the need arise.
COVID-19 a. Latest situation As of 4.00pm on Thursday 15 October, 673,622 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK. As of 4.00pm on Thursday 15 October, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 43,293 people have died across all settings within 28 days of a positive test. These figures will also be published on the daily dashboard: coronavirus.data.gov.uk. Rutland recorded 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the latest week (7-13 October). This equates to 110 cases per 100,000 people. The average area in England had 95. A total of 24 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered in Rutland as of 2 October. b. New COVID alert system The government has implemented a new three-tier ranking system for local authority areas across England, indicating the COVID threat level for each area. The three Local COVID Alert Levels are Medium, High and Very High. Rutland is currently ranked as Medium-risk, meaning: People must not socialise in groups larger than 6, indoors or outdoors (other than where a legal exemption applies) Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law Certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through Schools remain open Places of worship remain open, subject to the rule of 6 Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors, or indoors if the rule of 6 is followed This is all in addition to following public health guidance about hand washing, face coverings and social distancing. People living in England can find the Local COVID Alert Level for their area by using a postcode checker on the government’s website.
After the change from Rutland Radio to Greatest Hits radio, RCC have started a project to potentially create a Community Radio station to provide local content for Rutland. Rob Persani has been appointed as the project leader.
A survey has been created to provide input for the project. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete, and can be found here:
Your opinions about the proposals for St. George’s Barracks (SGB) matter, as well as development within the village and parish, and North Luffenham Parish Council would like to inform you of the proposals and hear your opinions.
A good third of SGB is within our parish and it is important that we have a say on any development.
In the last two weeks of October there will be presentations by Zoom (firm dates and times will be posted on the website northluffenham.com ) with detailed information on the proposals for SGB and the best way to respond to Rutland County Council’s Local Plan. There will also be an update on North Luffenham’s Neighbourhood Plan, and how this sits alongside the Local Plan, with the aim of ameliorating any development that takes place at SGB, as well as proposals for the rest of the parish.
Your comments on these issues will be most welcome.
The focus of the presentations will be online in view of the current restriction on groups meeting indoors but it is planned to have a poster and hopefully a short video demonstration and where and when will be posted nearer the time.
St. George’s Barracks is most definitely not yet a done deal and your opinion counts
If you have not done so already could you please click the link below and indicate your preferred option for a meeting -there is only one question I promise.
It is a little while since I wrote a covid update. We have had a lovely summer and the spread of covid seemed under control. Sadly that has not continued and even here in Rutland numbers are rising, although not to the level we have seen elsewhere in the UK. The news that pubs, clubs and restaurants now have to close at 10pm takes me back to the days when pub opening hours were limited to 8 per day (5 on Sundays) and regularly closed at 10.30pm (at least where I lived) but I guess I’m showing my age! Whatever you do, though, keep yourself safe and follow the Government’s guidelines and advice:
Wear a face covering if you can’t keep two meters away from others (except in your own home, of course)
Wear a face covering in taxis and private hire vehicles
Wear a face covering in pubs, cafes, sports and social clubs etc. at all times you are not seated at your table (staff must wear a face covering at all times)
Wash your hands frequently
Don’t mix, either in your home or outside, in groups of more than 6.
Now to other topics. Many residents have contacted me about the current consultation on the Local Plan. This consultation has been extended to 4.15pm on 6 November. Details can be found here: https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/planning-and-building-control/planning/planning-policy/local-plan-review/ and your parish council has a hard copy of the document should you wish to read it in hard copy. Your parish council will also be able to advise you on completing the response form, although you are allowed to submit a letter if you don’t want to use the form.
And finally you will be getting communication from our health authorities on proposals to reconfigure Leicester’s hospitals. This includes the proposal to close the maternity unit in Melton and other reductions at the General. These proposals are likely to have a significant impact on Rutland residents and so you may wish to respond to them. You can find out more about the proposals, and how to respond, here https://www.betterhospitalsleicester.nhs.uk/
We need your input on alternative options to inform the village on what is we are doing regarding the development of St Georges Barracks, and how you can help.
The Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan Group would like to hold a meeting for the whole village to discuss how we can respond to the RCC Local Plan Consultation and manage future development via a Village Neighbourhood Plan. Covid 19 restrictions prevent us from having a large gathering in any of the village public places.
Could you please click the link below and indicate your preferred option for a meeting -there is only one question I promise 🙂
It won’t come as a big surprise but North Luffenham Parish Council decided at the Parish Council on the 28th September that the traditional 5th November bonfire night could not be held. Let’s hope for next year.