Eitha Ward Newsletter
Sian Andrews May 26, 2021
Newsletter (18) Spring 2021
PEN-Y-CAE EITHA NEWS
Hello and welcome to my spring 2021 newsletter. As we know the pandemic has impacted on so many, some of which have lost love ones and for some, life will never be the same again. The introduction of the vaccine has given us hope that things will change for the better and hopefully some normality will come to our lives once more. It has been an extremely humbling experience to be part of a team, where we were fortunate to be able to help others when needed.
From time to time we may all need a little help in our lives and there have been many initiatives which included food parcels, grocery shopping and collecting prescriptions for residents who are shielding. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Pen-y-cae Community Council; Morrisons super market, our brilliant group of community volunteers and the individual monetary donations that helped so many. If anyone in is in need of help, please contact our Community Council Clerk Sian Andrews on 01978 840557 or alternatively our Community agent Rachael Hughes who can be contacted on 07751 778868 or myself on the contact details above. Many thanks.
PEN-Y-CAE COMMUNITY AGENT
Rachael Hughes is our temporary Community Agent currently covering maternity leave. If you are over 50 years of age and are looking for a free and confidential service, Rachael can support with Information on groups and activities – Loneliness, Healthcare queries, Housing issues and isolation. If support is needed please contact Rachael on 07751 778868 or alternatively email email@example.com
The recent sustained bad weather has impacted on many of our road surfaces, works have been scheduled to take place to resurface sections of roads which includes Bridge Street (Pant Hill) and Stryt Isa. There are other locations throughout the ward which have been identified as needing improvement works, the locations have been forwarded to the relevant department for their consideration to be included in a future resurfacing programme.
DOG FOULING CONCERNS
Dog fouling is not only deeply unpleasant, it is dangerous too. Whilst rare, contact with dog excrement can cause a nasty infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures. The vast majority of dog owners are caring, responsible individuals, but unfortunately there are still some who do not clean up after their pets. Our dog fouling bag dispensers have been placed close to our hot spot recreational areas and the ward has also benefitted from additional bins. I would urge everyone to use these dispensers and bins because together we can all help to achieve a cleaner and safer Pen-Y-Cae for us all. Together we can make a difference and at the same time enhance the community that we all call home.
CITIZENS ADVICE OUTREACH SERVICE
Pen-Y-Cae Community Council has provided funding for an outreach service for the residents in our community.
Unfortunately due to the current circumstances contact can only be made via telephone. The team can be contacted on 01978 364639. Now more than ever help and advice may be needed.
The Outreach Service helps with many individual issues such as
Universal Credit and entitlement, setting up a universal credit claim, benefits, administrative and housing issues. The service can also give advice on many other issues and it’s totally confidential. If you need help or advice please contact the team on the number above or email firstname.lastname@example.org
_____________________________________________________________________________ Would you like a Call Companion
If you are over 75, living on your own and feeling lonely we may be able to help. How it works:
One of our call companions will phone you at a time that suits both of you, most likely once a week or twice a month.
The calls last for half an hour or so and you can chat about anything that interests you. The service is completely free and you don’t have to continue with it if you decide it’s not for you.
To be eligible for a call companion you need to be:
aged over 75 or older, living alone or in sheltered housing with little contact with family or friends, or at a stage in your life when you struggle to leave your house. To find out more, call us on 0800 716543 or alternatively email us on email@example.com
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support, as it is always greatly appreciated and I will always aim to do my best for you. Please keep safe and take care.