We are very pleased to tell everyone that the Post Office will be located in the Town Council Offices from 1pm on 1st June, please see link below:
Fans of TV programmes such as “Who Do You Think You Are” will know the value of historic census data to family historians and genealogists, but data from the census impacts our lives every day, often without us even realising it.
Did you know that water companies use census data to anticipate peak water demand? Or that the NHS uses census data to plan a wide range of services such as hospitals and GP surgeries, mobile chiropodists and home support? Everything from schools to care home places are planned using census data to make sure that the needs of all age groups are met.
Every aspect of our lives is impacted by the census, so it is vital that everyone participates to ensure the best possible understanding of the structure and needs of our society.
By taking part, you can make sure that your community is represented and gets its share of public and other funding to ensure the provision of services now and in the future.
The next census official census date is Sunday 21st March 2021, but Census 2021 will be the first time that everyone will be able to complete the census online at any time from the beginning of March 2021.
You will receive a letter with your unique access code and will be able to complete the census online using any device.
The census is run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which operates completely independently of government and of any private sector interests.
All information submitted for the census is stored securely and anonymised . No personal data is ever sold nor is it shared with any other government department.
Information from the census is only released after 100 years when your descendants may be tracing their own family history.
Please make sure that you support your community by participating in Census 2021.
For more information go to https://census.gov.uk/
or on social media @Census 2021
Congratulations to Vivienne Quenaud who was presented with her Essex Activity Hero Award by The Town Mayor Mrs F Robertson at the Columbine Centre.
NALC launched their Make a Change campaign, which aims at encouraging more people into public office. There are thousands of Council seats up for renewal across the county in May of 2021, and NALC believe there are many hidden gems who should put themselves forward to fill these vacancies. The idea is that together, we can help improve the variety of experiences, skills, knowledge, and representation of Local Government. Please therefore click on the link below for further information.
Become a Councillor
Your local NHS is getting ready to deliver a COVID-19 vaccination programme and they need your help.
They are looking for volunteer stewards across Essex and Suffolk to be at the forefront of the local fight against the virus – you could be part of it!
As a volunteer steward, you will help the vaccination process run smoothly and safely.
Local vaccination stations will be open from 8am-8pm seven days a week. Volunteers are asked to commit to individual sessions of four hours plus 15 minutes handover time.
This is an exciting opportunity to play your part in protecting the community and saving lives.
Please see below, some important information on the availability of a telephone helpline during the Coronavirus crisis.
In case you are confined to home, please arrange for a neighbour, friend or relative to provide you with anything you may require to survive.
Perhaps a supermarket can deliver goods to you?
Please telephone either 111 for any medical help, or 999 (for emergencies only)
If you become stranded and DO NOT have anyone to call upon for help, the local churches have arranged a free ‘Delivery Scheme’ you can use.
This is only for ‘keeping you alive’ necessities like basic foods or collecting your prescription.
Call 0300 800 0181 9am-6pm and someone will talk you through the Delivery Scheme.
Frinton and Walton Churches Working Together
A list of Service Availability for the local area has been put together and can be downloaded using the link below. The list covers a range of services, including but not limited to welfare services, pharmacies, home delivery and takeaway, and shops for food supplies.
If you or someone you know is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud, please call Essex Police on 101.
Report fraud or attempted fraud by contacting Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040.
OFFICIAL UPDATE RE. GOV.UK TEXT MESSAGES
Following the alert sent out this morning, please see the official government response to messages such as the one shown below:
“The Government has only sent one text message to the public regarding new rules about staying at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Any others claiming to be from UK Government are false.
Criminals are able to use spoofing technology to send texts and emails impersonating organisations that you know and trust. We would remind anyone who receives an unexpected text or email asking for personal or financial details not click on the links or attachments, and don’t respond to any messages that ask for your personal or financial details.”
If you receive any such messages, report them to Action Fraud – www.actionfraud.police.uk/report-phishing
The Town Council Offices will be temporarily relocating to the first floor of the Columbine, Princes Esplanade, Walton on the Naze, CO14 8PZ whilst refurbishment to the Council House is undertaken.
The Office at the Triangle Shopping Centre, Frinton on Sea will close on Friday 26 July to allow for final packing. Contact by telephone 01255 676666 or email email@example.com will still be available on the 29, 30 and 31 July, although this may be limited on the 1 & 2 of August due to the move.
The refurbishment is due to take approximately 10 weeks from 5 August 2019.
The Town Council apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time and we look forward to welcoming you to our refurbished Town Council Offices in October 2019.
The Town Mayor Councillor Mrs F. Robertson and Deputy Town Mayor Councillor Mrs A. Oxley were invited to judge an annual sandcastle building competition held by the Daniel Connal Partnership at Frinton on Sea beach on 14 June 2019. The Town, and Deputy Mayor did a brilliant job judging the sandcastles and really entered into the spirit of the event. Luckily the weather was kind on the day and a good time was had by those who attended.