Latest News of Bootle Parish Council

Hi all, As you’ve almost certainly seen on the national news, there’s significant concern about coronavirus infection rates in London and the SE, and that this spread may be being driven by the new variant that’s been identified being more infections than other variants of Covid-19. This has led to the introduction of tighter restrictions – a new “Ter 4: Stay at Home” – in London and the SE, and a change to the Christmas Bubble arrangements across the country. People are now only able to form a “Christmas Bubble” of up to 3 households on Christmas Day itself (rather than for the period 23-27 December). A Christmas bubble cannot include households form Tier 4 area. The guidance has been updated, and if people need to check the details (for example, around Support Bubbles), you can find it here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family You can check the restrictions for each Tier here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know Cumbria remains in Tier 2 and the expectation is that this will next be reviewed at the end of December. The guidance for all Tiers has now been updated to advise that people remain local (as usual, with a number of exemptions, including around work, volunteering and caring responsibilities). For Tier 2, the Travel section of the guidance now starts “Where possible, you should stay local and avoid travelling outside of your local area, meaning your village or town, or part of a city. You should stay local and avoid travelling outside of your local area, meaning your village or town, or part of a city, where possible.” https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-2-high-alert There are obviously going to be times when it’s necessary to travel a little a further afield (particularly if, like me, your village doesn’t have any shops in it……), but the intention is clearly to encourage people to cut down unnecessary journeys, and to stay close to home where that’s reasonably possible. I’m sure many of you will have had Christmas plans disrupted by these announcements; it’s certainly proving to be a really difficult winter, and so please do be kind to yourselves as well as all those you’re helping. Remember there’s information on mental health support services on the County Council website if you come across people who need more than a friendly listening ear: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/welfare/wellbeing.asp And finally, another huge thank you for all the work you’re putting in to support people across Cumbria.
There are reports in the North West that older residents are being targeted by Covid vaccine scams. Bolton NHS Foundation Trust reported that some patients in their area have received phone calls to say they will receive their Covid vaccinations at home and they will be coming to their address on a certain time/date to do this. In some cases, there is also a request for a fee. This is a scam and we are asking people to be vigilant during the coming weeks and share with friends, neighbours, or family who may be at risk and targeted. No one will be contacted to have a vaccine at home.

COUNCIL

During the current coronavirus outbreak and following Government advice the Parish Council are currently meeting remotely. The Parish Council is still functioning and it you have any issues contact the Clerk either via email: bootleparishcouncil@gmail.com or by phoning 01229 775492

If you wish to join a meeting via telephone conference call please contact the Clerk for details of how to join

Covid vaccine scams:
There are reports in the North West that older residents are being targeted by Covid vaccine scams.
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust reported that some patients in their area have received phone calls to say they will receive their Covid vaccinations at home and they will be coming to their address on a certain time/date to do this.  In some cases there is also a request for a fee.  This is a scam and we are asking people to be vigilant during the coming weeks and share with friends, neighbours or family who may be at risk and targeted.  No one will be contacted to have a vaccine at home.

Please do not expect other people to clear up your mess, take it home

Bootle Parish Council Mess

Hi to  all at the parish council,
This was found on Sunday morning,
At the Bootle Layby, next to the bin, but chucked on and over the dyke, broken glass was also evident, from the sheer volume thrown, it was inevitable that some glass would be broken, as it fell, around and into Thorntons field, also next to this was human waste, with 2 masks laid on top, which I assume the perpetrator used to wipe up with, (too graphic to show ) we have cleared it now, 3 sacks full including broken glass, plus 3 more sacks full of other rubbish, this was all collected from the two lay-bys the litter bin was full, but it has been emptied either today or yesterday.
Despite the dust bin being in place, we are still getting lots of rubbish being deliberately placed around the layby’s,  it tends to be drivers leaving their lunch wrappers, and bottles,  amongst other rubbish.

COMMUNITY PLAN

The Parish Council have consulted with residents and are now in the process of preparing an action plan and Community Plan which will be shared with residents for comments and approval. Usually this would be done via a public meeting, but whilst covid restrictions are in place this will be done via social media and the website. Please keep checking for further updates.

Cumbria County Council’s new highways website

The new and improved website Highways Information Management System (HIMS) should make reporting faults such as potholes easier.

Reporting of lights for Copeland contact no 01946 598300 or email info@copeland.gov.uk