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Welcome to the Website of Hackington Parish Council

 

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be the Annual meeting on Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7.30pm.


Problems with bins not being emptied?

Please contact Serco

https://serco.canterbury.gov.uk/bins-recycling/serco/report-a-missed-collection

or phone: 0800 031 9091


Police For non-urgent matters please ring Kent Police on 101 or email one of the PCSO Ward Officers below:

Nathan.Mullins@kent.pnn.police.uk

Amy.Burningham@kent.pnn.police.uk


 
 South East Water want to hear your views on their plans which include:
 Building a reservoir at Broad Oak
 Further leak reduction and water efficiency measures
 Upgrading the treatment works near Hoath
See the plans and speak to the team behind them on:
Monday 23 April between 14:30 and 20:00 at Tyler’s Kiln, Hackington Road, Tyler Hill, CT2 9NE.
 
 
 NEL Commissioning Support Unit 
 
 
 
 

Canterbury – East Kent residents urged to help shape future health and care services

Canterbury - East Kent residents urged to help shape future health and care services
 

A public consultation on the future of urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway is underway and people in east Kent are being urged to take part by attending meetings or giving their views through a questionnaire.

At the stroke meetings, there will also be the chance to hear about plans to develop more joined-up health and care services in east Kent. These will help people get care that looks after them as a whole person, rather than treating their different conditions separately. It will also mean people can get more care and support in their local community, with more services provided at some GP surgeries, community hospitals or other bases.

People have until 13 April to give their views to the public consultation on NHS proposals to establish new hyper acute stroke units providing 24/7 care from specialist stroke teams for people in the vital first 72 hours after their stroke. Where they have been introduced elsewhere, hyper acute stroke units have been shown to save lives and reduce disability. Each would have an acute unit (for care after the first 72 hours) and TIA clinic (for people who have had a “mini-stroke” or transient ischaemic attack) on site.

The consultation is also asking for views on potential locations for the units. The proposals recommend creating three hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway, and give five different options for where these three new units could be located. If the proposals go ahead, urgent stroke services would not be provided in other hospitals in Kent and Medway.

Dr David Hargroves, Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine at East Kent Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, said: “There are currently no hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway. At the moment, some people do not get the right treatment fast enough, particularly overnight and at weekends. Centralising urgent stroke care in three excellent hyper acute stroke units would change all that.

“I would like to encourage as many people as possible to take part in the consultation so their views are heard.”

There are a number of events in east Kent where people can find out more and respond to the proposals for stroke, and help shape thinking about the wider changes to create more joined-up care in east Kent. An event has already been held in Margate.

Upcoming public meetings are:

Monday 5 March, 6.30pm to 9pm, Ashford College, Ashford

Wednesday 7 March, 2pm to 4.30pm, Minster Village Hall, Minster

Thursday 8 March, 2.30pm to 5pm, St Peters Church, Herne Bay (rearranged from last week’s postponed meeting)

Saturday 24 March, 10am to 12.30pm, St-Peter-in-Thanet Church, Broadstairs.

Wednesday 28 March, 6.30pm to 9pm, Westgate Hall, Canterbury

Wednesday 4 April, 10am to 12.30pm, Singleton Environment Centre, Ashford

Friday 6 April, 1.30pm to 4pm, St Mary’s Bay Village Hall, Romney Marsh

To take part in the stroke consultation people can also read the consultation document and complete the questionnaire which can be returned online or by post.  A list of all events for the consultation across Kent, Medway, Bexley and the High Weald area of East Sussex is also available.

Design by Dialogue

In addition to these meetings, there will be a separate Design by Dialogue meeting in Canterbury on Thursday 22 March to discuss changes to the east Kent health and care system in more detail. The Design by Dialogue event is at the Spitfire Ground St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, from 6pm.  To register for this event please email nelcsu.engagement@nhs.net

Caroline Selkirk, Transitional Managing Director for east Kent for the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), said: “I know that people who live and work in east Kent have a lot to say about some of the emerging proposals and ideas.

“It is entirely right and proper that the NHS and local authorities are held to account by the people we serve. I am keen to listen to your perspectives, share ideas and information. We want to create a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities we all face around health and care.  

“As we move forward, our success will rely on our relationship with patients, people who use our services, staff and clinicians. By working together we will ensure that collective action can make a positive difference to the health and care of people across east Kent.”


NETWORKS On 6th September a new national phone number “105” was launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. Key points to note about this service are: · Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area. · 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too. · 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales. · Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from. · Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too. A consumer awareness campaign will run from September through to next spring and will include PR, media advertising, social media and coordinated messaging through partner channels.


To report a problem regarding street lights, potholes, overgrown vegetation etc please click on the link below to KCC http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/report-a-problem or phone 03000 418 181 Once reported, faults can be tracked by reference number, given at time of reporting, to see the status of the fault.


DEFIBRILLATOR An automatic public defibrillator is now on the wall of the village hall by the main entrance. The defibrillator has been registered with the Ambulance Services and they will also be able to assist you if you need to use it. It is fully automatic and has spoken instructions which are simple to follow. Remember to always telephone 999 first.


Message from Canterbury City Council Cut up your cardboard Our refuse trucks are struggling to effectively crush large pieces of cardboard and boxes. This takes up a lot of space and reduces the amount of waste the truck can hold – resulting in the crew either making two trips to the recycling site, or putting it in landfill. We’re asking you to make sure that individual pieces of cardboard are no larger than 60cm2 – about the length of your arm. These can then be bundled flat for collection. We’ll be putting stickers on large pieces of cardboard we can’t take, asking you to break it down for the next collection. For more details about this, visit www.canterbury.gov.uk/cardboard If your cardboard is business waste, visit commercial waste for details on how to dispose of it properly.