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All 12 of the main Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in County Durham will reopen on May 18th. The council will also resume its bulky waste goods collections from this day. Please be considerate. There may be more demand than can easily be catered for so initially at lease please only take waste to HWRCs if it […]
Around 1,300 small businesses in Newcastle could be missing out on business support grants. Do you occupy premises in the City, in which case you should be eligible for £10,000 cash - or in some cases as much as £25,000. It's easy to apply and the money could be in your bank account within days. There's details and a simple online form at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/public-health-wellbeing-and-leisure/public-health-services/coronavirus-covid-19/support-business-coronavirus
Apologies for any confusion caused by the automatic announcement about Liberal Democrats street surgery in Gosforth tomorrow. Of course they cannot be held until the lockdown is lifted and such public events are permitted. But you can reach a councillor until noon today via https://www.facebook.com/events/3218794714853645/
You may be doing this already. If so polish your halo and read no further, but less than 5% of the population are doing this so a lot of readers could usefully latch onto it. There’s a health tracker which you can put on your mobile phone just to report in once a day to […]
Only in Westminster could they dream up a system which offers parents of children on free school meals (on the occasions when there head teachers can acces them) vouchers for Waitros and M&S Food. For people who live in remoter parts of North West Durham the local Co-op foodstore would be a lot more use, […]
Liberal Democrats are at the forefront of cross party calls for a long-term, cross-departmental mental health plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Citing the "acute" impact of the pandemic on mental health, a cross party group of Parliamentarians warn that over half of adults admit the coronavirus crisis has impacted their wellbeing. The group, led by Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care spokesperson Munira Wilson, are calling for the Government to set up:
Services are holding up well, including collections over the Easter period, a very busy time for the council. Extra vehicles and crew (including from garden waste and bulky goods rounds) as well as volunteers from highways, leisure, clean and green and neighbourhood protection are being used to help meet social distancing requirements. Staff have really […]
What you need to know about coronavirus and food It is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus (COVID-19) from food. Cooking thoroughly will kill the virus. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. It is not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging. Everyone should wash their hands regularly with soap and water, for […]
"Care homes provide a home for some of the most elderly and vulnerable people right across our country, " says Cllr Dr Wendy Taylor, who speaks for Newcastle Liberal Democrats on health and social care issue . "Statistics showing that 13.5% of care homes have faced an outbreak of coronavirus are therefore incredibly worrying. Residents are in isolation in a number of Newcastle care homes. My Mum (see photo) was in a care home for the last year of her life, so I know how worrying it must be for relatives.
"It's deeply worrying that vulnerable children may not have the support they need whilst they are unable to attend school due to the lockdown," Liberal Democrat sEducation spokesperson in Newcastle Cllr Nick Cott says, responding to reports that the lockdown is putting vulnerable children at risk. "Liberal Democrats have already successfully campaigned for school meals to continue over Easter, but this is just one of the many problems vulnerable children face. The Government must ensure the well-being of these children and their families during the lockdown.
CONTENTS • Thank you • CityLife Line • Coronavirus information • Free school meals • Exam results • Police stations to close • Business support - latest • Charities need support too • Closure of West Road Cemetery • High streets • Contacting your councillors • Things to do online
The Electoral Reform Society has raised concerns about local democracy and safe council seats in its review of the 2019 local elections.The Electoral Reform Society has today (22nd August) published its review into local council elections which took place across the country on 2nd May.
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