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  • 28.07.14
    Jean Hedger & Sheriff Sue Copeland
    Sarah and Mick Graves
    Gen Fretwell & Gang
    Ya Who

    11 visitors joined us on Tuesday 24th July, for our Country and Western social night, on one of the hottest nights of the year.  40+ ladies and one brave young man in assorted cowboy gear strutted their stuff to live music performed by Mick Graves and Sarah who very patiently endeavoured to show us the necessary line-dancing steps and gave us a couple of amusing renditions of songs.

    The supper menu consisted of an unusual selection of “Wagon Wheels, Dead Man’s Fingers, Buffalo Wings, Mexican Blood, Golden Nuggets, Sweet Delight and Cactus Cocktail” and unbelievably seemed to be enjoyed by all.

    There were 3 quizzes to enjoy and the best dressed went to Jean Hedger as seen above in the photo top left.  Another lovely evening any ideas for next year?

    As we don’t meet in August our next get together is on 23rd September when we welcome back Jane Malyon, once again, and her talk this time is “All about You.”    Currently membership is full but visitors are very welcome at the cost of £3.50 which includes refreshments.

    Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website.  If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.

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  • 07.07.14
    ne-essex-ccgMany may have heard about super-resistant bugs able to thrive despite antibiotics, the NE Essex CCG has issued advice that will help reduce the problem.

    Antibiotics crisis – we can all do our bit locally

    Patients and doctors together can help keep antibiotics effective.  NHS NE Essex CCG is asking both doctors and patients to support each other locally to do our bit in the battle to keep antibiotics effective for us. The prime minister said:
    If we fail to act, we are looking at an almost unthinkable scenario where antibiotics no longer work and we are cast back into the dark ages of medicine where treatable infections and injuries will kill once again.
    Dr Hasan Chowhan, clinical lead in this area for the CCG said:
    bacteriaWe have known about the growth of resistance for some years, but it is getting rapidly worse.  Research continues to look for more antibiotics to counteract bacteria that cause serious diseases in humans, but many bacteria are becoming more resistant to medicines currently available.  What this means is that now around 5,000 people a year in Britain die because of antibiotic-resistant infection.  If current trends continue, major life-saving surgery will become extremely risky, as post-operative infections may not be treatable.  Even smaller, less serious operations of all types will become hazardous, as the risk of serious, even fatal illness from resulting infections will be too high.  This is a major problem facing all of us and our families.  The prime minister and the Chief Medical Officer are absolutely right to sound the alarm.
    Dr Chowhan is calling on local doctors and patients to support each other:
    We know that in too many cases locally, doctors prescribe antibiotics for patients when it is very unlikely they will do any good.  Coughs, colds and various other usually minor illnesses caused by viruses cannot be cured or even helped by antibiotics.  Indeed often antibiotics will cause other problems for the patient, such as very unpleasant digestive disorders, because the antibiotics kill the stomach and intestinal bacteria that manage our normal digestion.
    Doctors can sometimes play it “safe” by prescribing just in case the patient might be aggrieved and complain if they didn’t.  Sometimes the patient will insist on getting “some pills” or “some antibiotics” as they are sure that will hasten their recovery.  Dr Chowhan and his colleagues in the NHS are appealing to patients to listen carefully to the doctor, and not to insist on antibiotics when it has been explained that these may not help, and may indeed produce harm.  The CCG is working with local doctors to support them to understand where unnecessary prescribing is happening and to reduce it.  We know from the recent “Big Care Debate” that local people in general strongly support any reduction of waste in the NHS. When people take antibiotics that are not necessary, bacteria present can develop resistance.  The more antibiotics that are taken by more people, the more resistance develops and can then spread to others, so that the patient concerned and perhaps other contacts develop resistant bacteria.  The end result being that the next time they are treated, the antibiotics don’t work.  Over-use in farm animals and lax regulation in some other parts of the world are also known contributors to the problem. Dr Chowhan concluded:
    This is one problem where each and every patient, as well as our doctors and nurses and pharmacists, can make a real contribution to the safety and effectiveness of our medicines now and for our families in the future.  The government’s review is good news, but we don’t have to wait for that, we can do our bit now.
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  • 06.07.14
    ne-essex-ccgThe NE Essex CCG, which is responsible for planning and buying local healthcare services for the Colchester and Tendring areas of Essex is always keen to obtain feedback from users of NHS Healthcare services in their area.  They are now asking recent parents in North East Essex to help with a local survey about maternity services.  They have issued the following:
    If you or your partner has given birth recently - how was your experience of pregnancy and birthing services? North East Essex MSLC (Maternity Services Liaison Committee) wants to hear from recent parents about their experience of having a baby in Colchester, Clacton or Harwich hospitals or at home. Please help us by responding to the online survey at: ... or go to the news section of the CCG website at www.neessexccg.nhs.uk This news release is issued on behalf of the MSLC, which is made up of local parents and health professionals and advises the local NHS about the care they provide to women, their partners and their babies during pregnancy, birth and in the weeks after the baby’s arrival. Their role is to help the NHS listen to and take account of the views and experiences of people who use their maternity services. The MSLC is hoping for a significant number of responses by the end of July.
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  • 03.07.14

    82nd-5-parishesThe main programme and horse show schedule are now available for download from the Show page on this website - click the link : http://goo.gl/gQJkQ6.

    Arena and stall highlights this year inlcude:

    • K9 Quackers, Sheepdog show
    • Colchester Birds of Prey
    • East Anglian Kite Flyers
    • Tendring Dog Agility Display Team
    • Suffolk Punch Trust
    • Annies Fantasies Clog Dancing
    • Colchester Model Aircraft Club
    • Horse Show
    • Exemption Dog Show
    • Colne Endeavour Music Club
    • Horticultural Marquee (Entries on Saturday, 3rd August)
    • Craft Marquee
    • Licensed Bar
    • Food Stalls
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  • 30.06.14

    david clarke and gen fretwellPAWS June Report - A Garden Holiday Experience

    Six visitors joined our meeting on Tuesday 24th June when David Clarke came along to entertain us with “A Garden Holiday Experience”.

    He started his talk with a joke relaying a story about a Grand Mother who was looking after her 2 year old Grandson who wanted to go out into the garden.  She was horrified some time later to find him with a slug in his mouth.  Asking him what it tasted like he replied “like worms granny!”  We all laughed and then David went on with his slide show involving gardens in Shropshire and Cheshire.  These included Ashwood Nurseries, Stockton Bury Gardens, Herefordshire, Cruckford House, and Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire and finished with the Tatton Park Flower Show in Cheshire.  His slides were amazing and made most us of most envious of the wonderful gardens and displays of flowers etc.  David finished how he started, with another joke about a man who went into a flower shop to buy flowers for his wife.  As he didn’t seem to know what he wanted to buy the florist simply said “Tell me what you have done!”

    Another very informative and entertaining evening.

    Our next get together is on 22nd July when we are having our annual social night. This year’s theme is County and Western, so grab your cowboy boots for a spot of line-dancing. Currently membership is full but visitors are very welcome at the cost of £5.00 which includes a light supper and refreshments.  Pre-booking is requested by calling one of the undermentioned.

    Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website.  If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.

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  • 30.06.14
    The local NHS CCG has issued the following news update reporting on the success rate of Colchester General Hospital, which has one of the largest stroke units in the East of England, with stroke patients, admitting over 70% of patients within 4 hours compared to the national average of below 60%:

    Local stroke patients get best care in country, latest figures show

    The quality of stroke care coordinated locally by Colchester Hospital is again in the top two hospital trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). This makes us the best over the last six months, nowhere else having been in the top two consistently. The RCP clinical audit of stroke patients who were admitted to hospital in the three months from October last year shows Colchester was the second best-performing out of the 175 hospital trusts that admit stroke patients directly for acute stroke care. Dr Shane Gordon, Clinical Chief Officer at NHS NE Essex CCG said:
    This result is a credit to several organisations, including voluntary organisations who work together to provide not only emergency and acute care at the hospital, but also vital recovery care in the community when patients are safe to leave the hospital. Specially-trained nurses from ACE, the NHS community organisation, help patients to recover as much function as they can in the days, weeks and months after a stroke.
    The figures show that whereas on average nationally 58% of people who have had a stroke were admitted to a stroke unit within four hours, in NE Essex it is over 70%.  Perhaps most remarkable is that locally over three-quarters of people are helped by the dedicated Early Discharge Team to get quick, dedicated support to go home or to rehabilitation out of the acute hospital, whereas nationally on average just one quarter of patients are helped in this way. Dr Gordon added:
    These figures are the results of a shared determination to get higher standards of care for our patients resulting in less death, disability and better quality of life. But we are very far from having a perfect service, there is much more we can do together to give stroke patients here even better treatment and recovery. Rapid and thorough treatment and recovery for patients can make all the difference to otherwise more serious outcomes for patients and families.
    Recently published by the RCP, the audit was welcomed by Dr Ramachandran Sivakumar, consultant stroke physician at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and its clinical lead for stroke. He said the aim of the comparative information is to improve the quality of stroke care by auditing stroke services against evidence-based standards. Dr Sivakumar said:
    Stroke care is very much teamwork and our success is down to a multidisciplinary approach that involves therapy staff, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dietitians, besides doctors and nurses. While these figures show we are performing extremely strongly, we are certain we can do even better and that is what we are focusing on.
    Moira Keating, nurse consultant for stroke services, said:
    In my opinion, the entire Colchester stroke team takes ownership of each and every patient and pulls out all the stops to ensure that patients receive the best possible care and achieve their goals.
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Parish Documents
  • WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

    Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

    A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th September 2014

    Apologies for absence:

    Minutes of the last meeting

    Police Report

    Zone Wardens Report

    Borough and County Councillors

    Public-Have Your Say

    Declarations of Interest

    Items for Discussion

    1.   Reviewing Colchester Borough Council Local Plan

    • Presentation from CBC Planning Policy Officer, Chris Downes
    • Decision required: Any action we should take?

    2.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields

    • Reports on both play areas and fields
    • Progress on work completed and anything that needs addressing including signage for the new equipment on Moss Hay
    • Decisions required: Any matters that require attention?
    • Decision required: Where can the Cory plaque be erected and by whom?

    3.   Salcott Telephone Box

    • To discuss further plans for the box due to the fact that a suitable contact has not been found that is acceptable to both parties concerned.
    • Decision required: What course of action should we take now? 

    4.   Email Protocol

    • Clarification due to further arising problems 

    5.   Salcott Trees

    • To consider quotes for trimming trees next to Salcott play area. 
    • To consider advice on Chestnut trees on road edge at Salcott meadow. 
    • Decisions required: What action do we think appropriate and with whom?  

    6.   Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, Rights of Way Meeting

    • Any meeting reports, applications etc.
    • Decision required: Applications to consider if any?

    7.   CALC Meeting Report

    8.   Broadband Update

    9.   Actions and Reminders List update

    Correspondence:

    1. Priti Patel – Vodafone info
    2. Local Government on meeting openness
    3. Letter from Salcott resident on Salcott phone box
    4. EALC – AGM and Conference Event – 18th Sept 2014

    Planning Applications:

    145564 Proposal: Single storey rear extension at Nest Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough

    Planning Decisions:

    132631

    Proposal: Demolition of existing village hall and erection of 2 no. 3 bedroom dwellings at Great Wigborough Village Hall

    Approve conditional
    145283 Proposal: Extension to rear of bungalow incorporating internal alterations at 14 Newpots Close, Peldon Approve Conditional
    144754 Proposal: Change of roof design to match with existing side ridge levels at The Hollies, School Lane, Great Wigborough Approve Conditional

    Finances:

    101781 EWD – rubber for Peldon playground £2,040.00
    101782 Business Services at CAS – insurance for new equipment £85.71
    101783 R S Pullen – salary for Aug and Sept £735.14
    101784 R J Playle Servicescut hedge at Moss Hay £180.00
    101785 Peldon Village Hall – hire £80.00
    101786 EALC – course £67.00

    The next meeting will be on Tues 14th Oct 2014 at 7.30pm at Peldon Village Hall

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Welcome to the Winstred Hundred Parish Council website.

The Parish Council owns, manages and funds the website but wants it to be a community resource acting as a shop window for everything that goes on in our area. This is our initial skeleton website which will be developed as time goes on.

If you have any comments or queries please contact the Parish Clerk or the Chairman via the links at the bottom of this page.

 
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