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COVID 19 Testing at Haslemere Leisure Centre car park – 3 & 4 June

Dear councillors and town and parish clerks,

Please be aware that a mobile coronavirus testing facility is being established in the Haslemere Leisure Centre car park on Wednesday 3 June and Thursday 4 June.

Permission to use the car park has been given by the council, in support of the government’s COVID19 testing programme.

Testing via the programme is available to all those with COVID 19 symptoms, but must be pre-booked online via one of the following websites:

·        Residents should book on the national testing portal: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested.

·        Key workers should book on the Surrey Testing Hub: https://surrey.trustwide.live/swabbing/

Those who attend without an appointment will not be able to be tested and will be asked to book online and return on another occasion. Children can be tested however those under the age of five must have two parents or guardians with them.

Those without transport can walk into the testing centre, but the same rules apply on having a pre-booked appointment.

The above information will be available on the council’s website and also shared via our social media channels.

Kind regards,

Communications and Engagement Officer

Waverley Borough Council

Tel: 01483 523130

Ian.mackie@waverley.gov.uk

Haslemere dementia charity raises concerns of increase in symptoms during lockdown

PRESS RELEASE on behalf The Hunter Centre

A dementia charity – The Hunter Centre – based out of Haslemere has raised concerns that more elderly people might be experiencing dementia symptoms during lockdown.

The Hunter Centre has said that without the stimulation of seeing people face-to-face, more elderly people could be susceptible to suffering from the illness.

One of many activities at The Hunter Centre

Laura Palmer from the charity explained:

“Loneliness and a lack of social interaction, paired with a change of routine is always a worry for elderly people.

“The TV is of course no replacement for meeting friends and family where normal friendly banter uses memory and language.

“If you normally go to the garden centre every Wednesday for lunch and now you can’t, it breaks the normal.

“Our concern is also for the carer, whether it’s the husband, wife, son or daughter, where they experience in their loved one a sudden decline and can’t understand why there is a personality change.”

Laure also has shared information about the main symptoms to look for:

“You should be concerned if you see the following: difficulty in performing familiar tasks; problems with words as opposed to forgetting; disorientation with time or place – for example if you ate your lunch a couple of hours ago and ask when it’s lunch time.

“Constantly misplacing things and noticeable changes in mood and behaviour, so someone who is naturally easy to be with getting angry frequently.

“All of these can be helped, but not always cured.”

Laura had this final message for those with concerns:

“We’re here to support you during lockdown, so please call our helpline on 07482464322 or visit us online.”

You can find a link to The Hunter Centre website by clicking here.

Follow The Hunter Centre on Instagram.

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Read The Hunter Centre’s FAQs here.

Kings Road Closure in Haslemere – Diversions will be in place

KINGS ROAD, HASLEMERE CLOSURE – 16TH JUNE 2020 – 30TH JUNE – DIVERSIONS IN PLACE

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above-mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) and (7) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The effect of which is to temporarily prohibit all vehicles from entering or proceeding along that length of Kings Road (D5520) Haslemere, as extends from its junction with Sturt Road to the eastern property boundary of No. 123 Kings Road.

The Order is required to facilitate gas main replacement works on behalf of Southern Gas Networks. These works are anticipated to be carried out within 2 weeks, during the 12-month period of operation of this Order, which commences on 16 June 2020.

The closure will stay in force at all times whilst the work is in progress and will not be lifted. Advanced warning signs will be displayed, and the temporary closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed (during which time, The Surrey County Council Kings Road (D5520) Haslemere Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order 2020 will be suspended to the extent that it relates to any length of Kings Road specified herein).

Access for pedestrians will be maintained at all times as will vehicular access for residents.

All other vehicles will use the alternative route, namely via Sturt Road, Midhurst Road and Shepherds Hill (eastbound), or Lower Street, High Street, Shepherds Hill, Midhurst Road and Sturt Road (westbound).

Date: 21 May 2020

R Bolton – Local Highway Services Group Manager

Enquiries to: Traffic Regulation Orders Team, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ, Tel: 0300 200 1003

PRESS RELEASE: Launch of Haslemere Community Store

PRESS RELEASE – LAUNCH OF HASLEMERE COMMUNITY STORE

A new initiative, the Haslemere Community Store, launches this Thursday May 21st. in Haslemere Hall.

The Community Store is a temporary volunteer-run community project, operating out of Haslemere Hall two mornings each week. It has been set up to help residents that find themselves in need of food and household supplies during the Covid 19 emergency – and is open to anyone also using the Food Bank who has additional need.  The Store will secure some supplies through the FareShare scheme, thereby reducing food waste and provide support in Haslemere and surrounding villages.

Haslemere’s Surrey County Councillor, Nikki Barton has been working in collaboration with Haslemere Hall, Haslemere Community Kitchen, Haslemere Help and the Food Bank, with the support of Haslemere Town Council to launch the store.   

Cllr Barton told the Haslemere Herald:

“The Haslemere Community Store is intended to complement the invaluable work of the Haslemere Food Bank. The Food Bank continues to provide vital support for the vulnerable and those experiencing hardship. I understand there has been a significant increase in referrals to the Food Bank during the Covid-19 crisis. There has also been a surge in donations from Haslemere’s extremely generous residents and local supermarkets.”

The Haslemere Community Store is planning to make an additional collection for donations around the town once a week on behalf of both the Food Bank and the Community Store. Haslemere Help volunteers have been recruited to help run the Store.

About Haslemere Community Store

If you have become unemployed, been furloughed or waiting for Universal Credit, don’t go without. The Haslemere Community Store can help you with a variety of food, toiletries and household products available free of charge to support people living in Haslemere. The Community Store is located at The Haslemere Hall and will be open Mondays & Thursdays (10.30am – 12.30 pm). Strict social distancing will be observed, with no walk-ins. If you need help at this time, book your slot to visit by either calling or texting the helpline 07873 383954 or by emailing haslemerehelp@gmail.com.  

About Haslemere Food Bank

The Haslemere Food Bank provides emergency food support to local individuals and families. It was set up through the collaboration of local Churches, though is now run by a management team and a pool of volunteers representing the whole community. People in need of food support are referred by local agencies as the need arises. If people need help with food, and are in touch with the Health Centre, the Citizens Advice Bureau, 3 Counties Money Advice, their child’s school, local churches, or any of those agencies which work to support people at times of difficulty, just ask to be referred and the Food Bank will help.

Press Enquiries:

Haslemere Town Council, Town Clerk; town.clerk@haslemeretc.org

Surrey County Councillor, Nikki Barton, Nikki.Barton@surreycc.gov.uk

Mr David Rice, Chairman, Haslemere Food Bank dnarice@btinternet.com

Article in The Haslemere Herald: Community store opens its doors in Haslemere

Haslemere’s Community Store

Haslemere Community Store – Opening Thursday 21st May

If you’ve become unemployed, been furloughed or waiting for Universal Credit, don’t go without. The Haslemere Community Store can help you with a variety of food, toiletries and household products available free of charge to support people living in Haslemere and surrounding villages.

The Community Store will operate from Haslemere Hall and will be open Mondays & Thursdays (10.30-12.30 pm).

Strict social distancing observed, please no walk-ins – book your slot to visit by simply calling or texting the helpline 07873 383954 or by emailing haslemerehelp@gmail.com. For more information visit https://www.haslemeretc.org/haslemere-community-store.html.

Lower Street Roadworks To Be Brought Forward In Haslemere

I thought it would be helpful to share this letter following my request that the planned major utilities (SSE Major cabling upgrade) works on Lower Street are brought forward. I have consulted with my fellow town councillors and the Haslemere Chamber of Trade and Commerce, and agreed that the works should start as soon as possible in the hope that the works are completed before businesses in town are able to fully reopen.

This is the text of the letter:

I believe you are aware of the SSE Major cabling upgrade works on Lower Street which will require a Road Closure. These works were originally planned to take place this Summer Holidays, however I’ve been informed that you’ve asked if these works could be brought forward whilst the shops are still closed.

I’ve spoken to SSE and they can bring these works forward and have provided me with a planned start date of the 01/06/2020 (provided that you’re happy with this). The duration of the works will be 6 weeks (with the end date being 18/07/2020), however this is the worst case scenario and SSE are confident that they can complete the works quicker than this.

If they do get the go ahead, the Advanced Warning Signs will be placed on Monday 18th May and Letter drops carried out also on this date which gives members of the public and local residents/businesses plenty of notice.

Lower Street will be closed from 1 June

The diversion route will be Tanners Lane, West Street, High Street which has been used before and works well. The parking bays outside the shops on West Street will have to be suspended.

Please could you advise if you would be happy with this?

Kind Regards,

Network Coordinator – Waverley

Streetworks Team

Network and Asset Management Group

Surrey Highways

Keeping Haslemere healthy: Prescription delivery service helps 100 homes a week

Article in this week’s Haslemere Herald:

A VOLUNTEER-run prescription delivery service is helping to keep Haslemere healthy, by delivering vital medication to more than 100 homes a week.

The service was instigated by online support group Haslemere Help, after queues at the town’s health centre meant wait times of more than an hour.

Town and county councillor Nikki Barton collaborated with Haslemere Town Council and Haslemere Help volunteers to create the system.

Read full article here.

Scotland Lane, Haslemere – Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order

SCOTLAND LANE (D5524), HASLEMERE – TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER NO.2 2020

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) and (7) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to: a) prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of Scotland Lane (D5524), Haslemere that extends from its junction with Blackdown Lane (D5527), to its junction with Old Haslemere Road (D5526); b) suspend “THE SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL SCOTLAND LANE (D5524), HASLEMERE TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2020” in its entirety; and c) suspend “THE SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL CHASE LANE (D5527), TENNYSONS LANE (D5527) AND SCOTLAND LANE (D5524), HASLEMERE TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2019” in its entirety.

This Traffic Order is required to enable SGN to carry out gas mains replacement works. These works are anticipated to be carried out within 13 weeks of the 12 month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 18 May 2020. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure which is anticipated will be required for 24 hours each day, will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for pedestrians will be maintained at all times.

Access for residents and businesses on the affected length of Scotland Lane, including access for emergency services to such properties, and access for cyclists and equestrians, will be maintained at all times via the vehicular diversion route which will be: Old Haslemere, Museum Hill, Petworth Road and Haste Hill.

Request For Donations On Behalf Of Haslemere Food Bank

I have received a list of items that is urgently needed by The Haslemere Food Bank.

Donations can be left at either Tesco or Waitrose in Haslemere or at CeeGees in Fernhurst. Or donations can be dropped at the Methodist Church on a Wednesday and Friday morning from 10AM – 12PM.

Please note, the food bank will be open this Bank Holiday Friday for referrals.

Haslemere Food Bank, request for donations.
NON-PERISHABLE FOOD NEEDED DURING THE LOCKDOWN
THE FOOD BANK URGENTLY NEEDS at the moment:
TINNED SOUP – NOT TOMATO SOUP please
TINNED MEAT
TINNED FISH
TINNED VEGETABLES – NOT BAKED BEANS
TINNED TOMATOES
TINNED PASTA
TINNED FRUIT
TEA
COFFEE
JAM & MARMALADE
COUSCOUS
HONEY
BATH SOAP
SHAMPOO
TOOTHPASTE
THANKS TO DONATIONS, THE FOOD BANK HAS BAKED BEANS
THANKS TO DONATIONS, THE FOOD BANK HAS TOMATO SOUP

Haslemere Neighbourhood Plan webinars

Haslemere town plan consultation goes online during lockdown. (via Haslemere Herald)

ALL UPCOMING drop-in consultation events for the Haslemere Neighbourhood Plan have been cancelled in light of the Covid-19 lockdown.

However, the Haslemere Vision volunteers in the neighbourhood planning team have now regrouped and are planning webinars so residents who prefer to talk things through have an opportunity to talk directly to those involved.

The first webinar will take place on Monday (April 20) at 7pm, with a second on Tuesday, April 21 at 10am.

To register for these events, email nplan@haslemeretc.org or for more information visit the links to the survey here in a thread on the town council’s website: www.haslemeretc.org/neighbourhood-plan

Further dates will be announced in due course and publicised on the Haslemere Town Council and Haslemere Vision Facebook pages and Twitter.

Each household in the area received a summary of the plan in the post at the beginning of the consultation and many have been having their say by completing the online surveys.

The survey, plus a full copy of the plan and the evidence base, is also available online.

Any residents without online access, who wish to receive information or ask questions, can call 07873 383943 or send a letter to Haslemere Town Hall, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2HG.

If adopted, the town plan will direct development in the Haslemere area.