Eastleigh Borough Council - Borough News 29/01/2020

From Eastleigh Borough Council (not me personally :stuck_out_tongue: ). Anyone else find these news letters are getting a bit repetative? They often repeat some of the same content in them that they did the week before!

Learn more about our great weight loss programme

The team from local company HELM, who are partnering with the Council in the New Year Boost programme, are keen to chat directly to anyone interested in joining their Weight Loss Programme.

Take advantage of a free taster session on Zoom so they can talk you through how it all works and answer any questions you may have, live from 7pm on Thursday 4 February. Just go to www.eastleigh.gov.uk/nyboost from 6.50pm to join.

They will also be providing tips in Instagram and Facebook Live sessions Tuesday evening (2 February) to give you a mini boost before the Zoom taster. #NYboost

The HELM team are ready to provide your with tailored support to suit your individual needs and challenges - helping you to come out of lockdown stronger and set for life.

50% exclusive programme offer for those living or working in the Borough, starting 15 February.
Learn more

Hamble anti-aircraft gun in temporary move

The Word War 2 anti-aircraft gun overlooking the beach at Hamble Point will be removed next month while the concrete emplacement that supports it is surveyed.

From Monday (1 February) part of the adjoining car park will be closed and fenced off to allow the work on a new plinth to take place.

Damage caused by years of buffeting by tides and wind, and undercutting by the sea, means the original gun emplacement structure has been breaking up. Read more

Green grants scheme extended

The national green homes grant scheme - which provides vouchers towards the cost of making energy efficiency improvements - has been extended to 31 March 2022.

Improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.

If you use a voucher for such work, it can be used to help cover the cost of any secondary measures, such as installing draft-proofing or double/
triple glazing. Find out more

Are you an Eastleigh Undefeatable?

If you have a long-term condition, take a look at We Are Undefeatable Eastleigh to find ways to be active that work with each person’s conditions, not against them.

Being Undefeatable is understanding that how you feel mentally and physically can change from day-to-day. We believe that every achievement is worth celebrating - so share your story.

New bin collection dates coming in March

New online bin calendars available from Wednesday

From 1 March, the regular bin days of most Eastleigh Borough residents
will be changing to allow for fortnightly glass and battery recycling
collections and more efficient
collection routes.

Bin dates are changing from 1 March

We’re writing to every household affected with their new collection dates. New calendars are available on our website from 3 February.
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Lunch Club on Wheels back on the road

Eastleigh Youth & Community Trust, who manage The Blackbird Cafe, will continue its Lunch Club on Wheels service for elderly, disabled and self-isolating residents in the Borough during the current lockdown - thanks to support from a local law firm.

Normally reliant on income from services and projects, staff were able to re-launch the Lunch Club on Wheels project with the support of a donation from Dutton Gregory Solicitors. Read more

One Horton Heath

Would you like to learn more about the One Horton Heath Development? The team are creating a series of videos so you can learn more about plans for the site. The latest one focuses on the open space to the north of the development where there will be large open space and enhancements to the watercourse. Watch the video here

Almost £3 million for Borough businesses in latest COVID grants round

During the third national lockdown we have distributed almost £3 million in another round of vital funds to support local businesses.

A total of £2,846,906 has now been released to businesses across the Borough through a range of government schemes aimed to help companies impacted by the latest lockdown. Read more

Talk to us about reopening high streets safely

A new scheme has been launched to revive retail centres around Eastleigh Borough. It is appealing for businesses to get in touch as part of the effort to resume trading when the local economy emerges from the latest COVID restrictions.

The Council’s Reopening High Streets Safely (RHSS) team would like to hear from anyone who lives, shops, visits or works in a high street within the Borough as part of the new project.

Find out more

COVID vaccination scam

The Council has been made aware of a COVID vaccination text and email scam.

Previous reports of a new scam, where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment, has now been updated to include emails as well.

The text or email scam takes people to a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity.
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Barnardo’s helpline

A COVID-19 helpline and webchat facility for Black, Asian and ethnic minority families has been set up by Barnardo’s.

It encourages children, young people and families from these communities who have been impacted by COVID-19 to speak about their worries and stresses.

It provides therapeutic support, as well as signposting to other organisations who can provide further help. Find out more

Vaccine roll-out, Hampshire

The NHS locally has developed a dedicated part of their website so you can find out more about the vaccination programme across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It has information about vaccination sites and answers to some frequently asked questions too.

Medical bus

Worried about how to get to your vaccination or to a medical appointment in the Eastleigh area?

One Community are running their accessible, friendly and COVID-safe buses for older and/or vulnerable people.

Call 023 8090 2450 to book.

Apply for a postal vote now!

Borough residents are being encouraged to vote by post in this year’s elections, scheduled for Thursday 6 May.
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Be part of Census 2021

Census Officers are currently being recruited in our area. The main purpose of your role will be to encourage people to complete their Census 2021 online questionnaire. Closing date for applications is 8 February. Find out more and apply