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Due to Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions, meetings have been cancelled and decisions will be made online and by telephone by members, the Planning Committee Chair and Planning Clerk, in accordance with guidance from the SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks).
How to comment:
Representations should be made primarily to New Forest District Council Planning Department before noon on Friday 3rd April by post or online (newforest.gov.uk/planning).
Provided NFDC can verify and put these comments online, Parish Councillors will be able to view these comments before 10am on Monday 6th April.
You can also email your comments direct to email@example.com before noon on Friday 3rd April.
Click here for a list of Planning Applications for April: http://www.milfordonsea.org.uk/parish-list
Click here for the April agenda: http://www.milfordonsea.org.uk/planning-agendas
OUR SURGERY PLANS & HOW THIS WILL AFFECT YOU
We have planned to move to a total triage system, we will have this in place by Monday 23rd March. This is to minimise face to face contact between patients and staff, limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus and keep as many of our practice team well.
Access to the surgery premises will only be if you have been asked to do so and there will be clear arrangements discussed with you as to how we can safely do this.
This means that all requests for appointments will be passed to a doctor for assessment. You may find that we deal with your condition by phone, by video link, or we may ask you to come to the surgery. We will not be offering anything other than the same day appointments due to the large volume of calls we are dealing with.
We may have already contacted you to collect paperwork and prescriptions and we aim to complete this by Friday 20th March.
How can you help us?
- Please be a patient patient – our phone lines are very busy
- Do you have a condition that you can self-treat?
If you do then please try to do this with advice from either your pharmacist or from NHS online
- Do you simply need general advice?
If you do, can you call 111 for this?
- If you feel you need to see a doctor then please call us and we will discuss your needs
- Please help the receptionist by giving them as much information as possible and answer any questions they may have. This will help us prioritise calls and have the right clinician call you back.
- Do you have access to online services via our website to order to order your prescriptions? www.milfordmedicalcentre.com
- If not then you can download the NHS App. You do not need to come to the surgery to register to use this.
- Have you nominated a pharmacy for the transmission of electronic prescriptions? This will prevent the need for either you or pharmacy staff from coming to the surgery. The nomination of a pharmacy can be done via your online app or speaking to your pharmacist or GP surgery directly.
- You can e mail the practice at WHCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you cannot order your repeat prescription any other way then you may deliver this through the outside surgery letter box – this can be done without accessing the reception
- We will be updating our website, www.milfordmedicalcentre.com
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WistariaMilford/ and twitter regularly https://twitter.com/wistariamilford – please see our FAQs which may answer many of your questions.
We do anticipate staff shortages due to isolation and sickness and aim to continue to give you the best possible care at this difficult time and appreciate your continued support with this.
These are the steps have been taken locally to respond to coronavirus Covid 19.
- Some local groups are being formed to identify both volunteers and those who may need help.
- One large group Milford Covid19 Mutual-Aid is on Facebook or can be contacted by email: email@example.com
- The Parish Office will remain open to provide help and support. We ask that wherever possible please contact us by phone 644410 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates will be placed on our website: org.uk.
- Please follow the government advice on gov.uk. The current advice includes:
- Avoiding social activities (including visiting friends) such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas.
- Stay at home if you have either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough.
- Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Phone 111 or use the 111 online service to find out what to do.
The Parish Council Office will be open 10am – 12 noon Monday – Friday. Please telephone or email queries wherever possible:
Or contact them if you require assistance.
For up-to-date health advice see: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
The Milford Minibus is becoming a reality and it is hoped it will be up and running very soon.
A place is needed to park the minbus to ensure that it is safe. In addition, volunteers are needed to help manage the bus, tutor the drivers and to take bookings.
If you have a spare garage or a barn that could be used, or if you have some free time to spare, please do get in touch.
The aim is to help people in our local community access events, services and organisations and get them home safely afterwards.
If you have a secure parking area or can volunteer some time to help with this wonderful community asset, please email Lisa at: email@example.com
Hampshire County Council is consulting on proposals to withdraw all funding from Milford-on-Sea’s library. Although the library is run and managed by volunteers, the County Council provides the books and the IT systems to link the library into the county network.
In order to achieve budgetary savings, the County Council is proposing to withdraw all its funding support. Please take part in the consultation process and let the County council know your views.
Click here for more details.
To build on last year’s Christmas decorations, we would like to find out what you thought of the new decorations and what we can do differently this year.
Please take a minute of your time to answer the quick 3 question survey – just click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZR99WGK
The next Beat Surgery is on 22nd January at 11am in the café at the Community Centre, Sea Road.
Come and meet your local PCSO policing team and raise any queries and concerns with them.
The Parish Office will be open as follows over the festive period:
Monday 23rd December – 10am – 12 noon
Tuesday 31st December – 10am – 12 noon
Thursday 2nd January – 10am – 12 noon
Friday 3rd January – 10am – 12 noon
Open as usual from Monday 6th January.
The Parish Council would like to wish everyone in the parish a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
For information of refuse and recycle collections over the festive period, click here: http://newforest.gov.uk/christmasrefuse
Tracy Haupt and Diana Brushwood would like to thank everybody who enabled their vision to come to fruition. After months of planning and fundraising, they have not only decorated the village green, but also the centre of the village itself.
A special mention must go to The South Lawn Hotel, who sponsored all the children’s trees on the green. These are all root ball trees and will be planted in the hotel’s grounds in January. Also to The Milford Floral Art Club who sourced a number of old bicycle wheels and then turned then into the most beautiful Christmas wreaths for both sides of the bridge. The W.I and U3A Craft Groups helped enormously with huge quantities of cones, Vera Burch made all the laminated signs for the trees and The Guides dismantled pallets to create wooden Christmas trees. Milford Pre-School made the hessian bunting, IWYK provided a P.A system and of course recognition has to go to ATECH Electrical who provided all the cabling and installation.
There are too many residents to individually name, who stepped forward to help Tracy and Di with an array of tasks, but a mention must go to Sue Crabb; Chairman of Milford Gardening Club who designed the decorations for the bollards alongside the green, a number of W.I ladies who produced Christmas wreaths for the lampposts and Tracy’s husband; Colin, who created all garlands for the canopy poles and benches. Also Cllr Donald Darbishire and his team for erecting the traders’ trees. Finally, thanks to Simeon and his team from Keyhaven Farm, who erected the main Christmas tree.
And finally a huge thank you to all the businesses, Parish Council and community who gave so generously to the JustGiving Fundraising page and other collection points. The project could never have been delivered, without their support.