Notice of completion of audit.
The Audit has been concluded and the Statement of Accounts has been published (Annual Return or the audit summary report) for the year ended 31 March 2016.
There is a right of inspection conferred on Local Government Electors by Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Documents can be inspected at the address of the Clerk during working hours by appointment or can be found online.
The Parish Council felt that the report of the internal auditor was unfounded and provided a response to the external auditor which was accepted.
The opinion of the external auditor is that “On the basis of our review of the annual return, in our opinion the information in the annual return is in accordance with proper practices and no matters have come to our attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met.”
NEW 105 PHONE NUMBER
On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. This a nationwide service that may well be of benefit to everyone.
Key points to note about this service are:
· Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.
· 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. Customers can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
· 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
· Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.
· Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.
A consumer awareness campaign will run from September through to next spring and will include PR, media advertising, social media and coordinated messaging through partner channels.
Details can be downloaded from the link below:
An introduction to 105_final
Posted on behalf of Lynne Deavin
Chair of Shropshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee
Government Plans for Community Pharmacy in 2016/17 and beyond
You may be aware that on 17th December the Department of Health announced plans for community pharmacy. The proposals included a £170m reduction in funding for community pharmacy in 2016/17. Since then it has become clear that as many as 3000 pharmacies may close.
Rural communities such as Shropshire are especially in danger of losing services as the funding cuts target small pharmacies in particular. The loss of the community pharmacy in such areas will increase the isolation of the most vulnerable in our society.
I am sure that you would agree that pharmacies are a valuable resource and that the plans will threaten patient access to pharmacies and pharmacy services at a time when we should be focusing on pharmacist and pharmacy provision in to alleviate pressure on GPs, A& E and other hospital services as well as to fill gaps created by cuts in local authority funding.
Pharmacies are placed firmly at the centre of the community; I have summarised below a number of key points and included a copy of a recent Press Release:
· People in England make 1.6 million visits to community pharmacies every day.
· Pharmacies are easily accessible and form part of their local community.
· As well as dispensing medicines community pharmacy teams provide advice to help people get the most benefit from their medicines and to live healthily.
· Community Pharmacies help people to stay well and prevent unnecessary and costly visits to GP surgeries and A & E by supporting the frail and elderly, many with long term conditions, treating minor ailments and illnesses, prevent admissions and supporting discharge from hospital.
· Prevention of ill health by such services as Smoking Cessation, Needle Exchange, Emergency Hormonal Contraception, Substance Misuse and Lifestyle advice to name but a few.
· Provision of free collection and delivery services for prescriptions to ensure patients get the medicines they need when they need them.
The Shropshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee would value your support in keeping local pharmacies open. We therefore ask that you raise awareness and make representation to the Department of Health, Minister Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP.
Sign the online petition open until June 29th to show your support for the services and sign here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/116943….
If you require any further information please contact either Lindsey Fairbrother on 07740582482 or Lynne Deavin on 01889 271707
Here is a link to the consultation document on the proposed Appointment of Hackney Carriage Stands in the Borough.
The Borough Council would be pleased to receive any comments you might wish to make in writing to the address below or email email@example.com by 14th April 2016 at the latest.
If you have any queries, please contact me directly or email Public Protection Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suzanne Fisher Cert HE (Licensing Law) Birmingham (Merit)
Principal Licensing Officer
Public Protection (Environmental Health, Licensing & Trading Standards)
Customer and Neighbourhood Services
Telford & Wrekin Council
The Parish Council has been notified of the following planning application:
Wrockwardine Cottage, Wrockwardine, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 5DG
Listed building application for the erection of 1no. porch, repositioning of roof lights, installation of flue and repair existing boundary wall
Wrockwardine Parish Council is NOT the Planning Authority; this is the function of The Borough Council. The view of the Parish Council does not carry any extra weight (over and above any other resident) nor is it guaranteed to be taken into account when any decision is made by the Borough Council. The Parish Council is simply invited, by the Borough Council, to give its views on planning applications. If a planning application affects you, or you have a view which you wish to be taken into consideration by the Planning Officers of the Borough Council then it is important that you convey that opinion directly to the relevant authority (which is Telford and Wrekin Council). The Parish Council is unable to “pass on” the views of others to the Planning Authority but it may take into account the views of residents of the Parish when deciding upon its own position on any particular application.
You may or not be aware that the Wrockwardine Wood School is closing for good tomorrow, returning to new premises in September 2015.
There is a large quantity of discarded furniture available ( desks, chairs, filing cabinets etc.) but must be collected before the end of tomorrow.
The contact is Jan Brown (01952 388308).
Gambling Act 2005 Review of Statement of Principles Consultation
Telford and Wrekin Council is consulting on the review of the Statement of Principles issued under the Gambling Act 2005.
The consultation commences on Monday 22nd June 2015
You are invited to submit any comments you have in relation to the policy by 5:00pm on 14th September 2015.
To assist you all proposed changes are highlighted in red.
The Statement of Principles will also be available on the Council’s website at www.telford.gov.uk, and in Darby House and Addenbrooke Receptions. Comments can be made in respect of the review by writing, fax or by e-mailing to the details below:
Licensing, Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, TF3 4JA Fax: 01952 381993