Tuesday 13th June 2017
Openreach re-locating Communications Cabinet
Some excellent news for those who had complained to me over the sighting of the Openreach
Communications Cabinet at the junction of Manstone Mead and Sidford Road A375 and which was obstructing vision of vehicles travelling towards Sidmouth from Sidford. Having taken this issue up last November 2016 with our Highways and Development Management teams at County Hall and following several internal meetings with our enforcement section Openreach have now agreed to relocate the box and will be setting it back into the grass bank.
Thursday 2nd March
Sidmouth Community Hospital retains it's 24 Inpatient Beds
Following the recent 'Your Future Care' consultation on the future of inpatient beds and care the CCG Board met today at Exeter Racecourse where they approved that inpatient beds would be located at Tiverton 32, Sidmouth 24 and Exmouth 16 ..... This was option B in the consultation document.
During the consultation process I had spoken out at various meetings of misinformation contained in the consultation document of access and parking difficulties at Sidmouth Community Hospital and had researched and provided written information for the CCG that was fed into the sieve process...I am therefore delighted with the news that 24 beds will be here at Sidmouth. This is excellent news for everyone involved with Sidmouth Community Hospital and I’m delighted for the Comforts Fund led by Graham Vincent who have put their hearts and souls into the campaign for beds to remain here at Sidmouth, My concerns raised over inaccuracies on access have been addressed by the CCG and I’m pleased that they listened. The CCG also looked at the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment which is collected by Devon County Council that showed that in terms of inequalities, Sidmouth has an larger and older population than Seaton and this also tipped the balance in our direction.
19 towns and villages are covered by multiple bus routes to and from Sidmouth
and all stop in All Saints Road - approx 60 meters from the hospital. As for Car
Parking there are 51 spaces at the hospital and during the evening the Health
Centre and Library Car Park is available and of course there is various limited
waiting in the near vicinity of the hospital.
Monday 6th February 2017
Beware of Parking Scam
Anyone receiving an email purporting to be from a company called CPS Enforcement Northern Ltd should ignore it as it is an hoax and opening the email links could cause untold damage to your computer...... The company have posted the following info on their website:-
CPS Enforcement (Northern) Ltd
Parking Systems and Solutions
At CPS Enforcement (Northern) Ltd, we are committed to helping land owners,
businesses and residents free their parking spaces for their allocated use.
We combine practical expertise with robust systems to significantly reduce the nuisance of unauthorised parking. Speak to one of our expert staff today, to find out how we can help you.
Important: Email Spam - appologies if in the past few days you have received parking notices by email. Please disregard these and DO NOT respond or click on any links as these can infect your device. Please note any notices from us are always sent via post.
Friday 3rd February 2017
As for the provision of social care and supply of care in the area I can confirm that there are places for people either for care at home or in a residential home. As a demand led service availability is changing all the time but because there is capacity there have been and still are no one from the Sidmouth area who is waiting in an acute hospital for a home care service.