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Police Notice

A White, 11 Plate, Mitsubishi L200 Pick-up was stolen from Horner, Minehead around 1:30pm on the 5th. Any information please contact the Police on 101 quoting reference number: 5222160246 stating NHW release. Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Thank you for your support.

Somerset Health and Wellbeing Updates

Benefice newsletter 8th July 2022

Timberscombe Friday News 08.07.2022

Platinum Jubilee in Somerset
An official film has been produced to give a flavour of how Somerset celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The film was commissioned by the county’s Lord Lieutenant, Annie Maw CVO – and a copy will be sent to Her Majesty.

Members of the public who want to see it now can log on to the Somerset Lieutenancy website here: https://somersetlieutenancy.com/platinum-jubilee/on-film-the-platinum-jubilee-in-somerset/.

Support for Somerset households with food and energy bills
Somerset residents who are struggling to pay the bills could be eligible for support with the cost of food, energy, water, and other essentials over the coming months.

SCC has been allocated £3.8m to distribute before September 30 as part of the second round of funding provided through the Government’s Household Support Fund.

Just over £1.2m will be used during the school holidays to provide food vouchers worth £10 a week to children eligible for Free School Meals and a further £1.3m will be used for one-off payments of £100 to residents on Pension Credit.

Another £1m will be made available for a range of urgent essentials including fuel, food, and white goods. A total of £200,000 is put aside to help support people who can’t access the internet or online vouchers. Applications are means-tested and can be made by anyone in urgent need of financial support.

Please click here to read the full press release.

Minehead Lifeboat Day – 23 July
Minehead’s Lifeboat Day is coming and will feature lifesaving demonstrations, stalls and events for the whole family around the harbour. 

Health and Welfare – Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Face masks must be worn in NHS buildings
Last month, the Trust made the decision that mask wearing across most of the NHS hospitals and units would be optional in line with national guidance.
However, once again there is a rise in the number of patients being cared for with COVID-19 across NHS services, along with an increase in colleague sickness.
The safety of patients and colleagues is of the utmost importance, and to minimise the spread of the virus, the Trust took the difficult decision that with effect from Tuesday 5 July everyone (patients, visitors and colleagues) is required to wear a face mask inside all NHS trust buildings, including clinical areas and non-clinical areas such as corridors.
The Trust know this will be disappointing, following the relaxation of the rules last month – but it’s very important that this immediate proactive step is taken to respond to the increase in positive COVID-19 cases within the NHS and to help protect patients and colleagues during this time.
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is sorry that they have had to introduce this change once again and thank you for your continued understanding and support.

Need to seek help?
If you, or someone you know are feeling like things are too much, please know that you / they don’t have to be alone. Here are some numbers of organisations that can help:

⦁ Samaritans – 116 123
⦁ CALM – 0800 58 58 58
⦁ ChildLine – 0800 1111
⦁ Anxiety UK – 03444 775 774
⦁ Mind – 0300 123 3393
⦁ Somerset Domestic Abuse helpline – 0800 69 49 999

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