Waters Upton Parish Council

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Welcome from the Parish Council Chairman

My name is Bryan Rothwell and I was honoured to be elected as the Chairman of Waters Upton Parish Council in May 2019.

I have lived in the Parish for some years now and have enjoyed being part of the Parish Council team that works to protect and enhance where we live for everyone to enjoy.

I look forward to meeting you all in the coming months.

Cllr. Bryan Rothwell

Temporary Suspension of One-Way Traffic Order

Severn Trent Water are planning to undertake New Sewer Connection works. The work is set to commence on Monday 24th February 2020 between the hours of 09:00 – 16:00 and will last for a duration of 5 days with an end date of Friday 28th February 2020.

Below is a map that outlines the traffic management arrangements for a temporary suspension of one way traffic order along River Lane, Waters Upton.

After the works have been completed, the one-way traffic order will be re-applied and traffic will be only allowed downhill, away from St Michael's church and out of the village.

 

In-community Blood Pressure Testing

Community Blood Pressure Advisor, Jaz Sandhu will be in the library in Waters Upton on Monday 10th February from 9.30am until 2.30pm, taking people’s blood pressure as part of an innovative community-based project thanks to funding from the British Heart Foundation, which was awarded to Telford & Wrekin Council.

More than 1 in 4 adults in the UK have high blood pressure but many will not know they have it. Many people with high blood pressure feel fine. But even if you feel fine, you should still have your blood pressure checked regularly.  Having high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, so knowing your blood pressure could save your life.  Half of all strokes and heart attacks are associated with high blood pressure, but there are usually no symptoms. The only way to know your blood pressure is to have it tested.

There isn’t always an explanation for the cause of high blood pressure, but it can run in families and can also worsen with age. People living in deprived areas are at higher risk of having high blood pressure, and it is also more common if you are of black African or black Caribbean descent. 

Please don't wait – get your free blood pressure checked in the library on Monday 10th February 2020 with Jaz.  If you have any questions please call Jaz on 07779 429378.

 

 

 

Home Security Tips

Home security is the best way to reduce your chances of being burgled. A lot of burglaries are spur of the moment, as a burglar may see an open opportunity and take their chance.

Some things you may wish to consider if you are installing new doors and windows are to get ones that are certified to British Standard BS 7950 (windows) or PAS 24-1 (doors).

Window locks, especially on older windows will help stop people getting in.

Remember to securely lock all doors and windows before leaving the house. It is easy to forget when you are in hurry, but it’s the simplest way for a burglar to enter your home.

Never leave your keys anywhere near the front door, including your letterbox; burglars know where to look. A home that looks empty is far more likely to be targeted by a burglar, so it’s worth making sure your home looks occupied. Use automatic timer-switches to turn on a light 
and perhaps a radio when it goes dark, even if you are just out for a couple of hours.

If you’ are going to be away for longer periods of time, cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries. 
Remember that visibly and permanently marking your belongings helps you and the police to identify them if they are stolen. It can also make it difficult for the thief to dispose of the property.

Fit padlocks and additional hardware to shed and garage doors and ask a trusted neighbour or relative for help. Ask them if they could clear the post away from the door mat and open and close the curtains whilst you are away.

Prevent easy access to the back and sides of your home by installing locked gates, 2 metre minimum fencing or walls are recommended. Trellis topping also makes climbing very difficult. 

Security lighting can be used to make offenders feel vulnerable and observed. It is suggested that you use dusk to dawn lighting. Visible burglar alarms are also a deterrent, there are many to choose from.


Published by PCSO 6715 HYDER

Chairman

Councillor Bryan Rothwell

4, Meeson

Telford, TF6 6PF

01952 541549

Clerk

Katrina Baker MBE MILCM

Oaklands, Waters Upton,

Telford, TF6 6NP

07813 788094

How to contact the Parish Council.                

We welcome your views, comments and concerns and look forward to hearing from you.

 

Waters Upton Neighbourhood Watch

Waters Upton Parish has recently re-launched the scheme.

If you see or hear anything out-of-the-ordinary, please contact the Co-Ordinators.

The NW Co-Ordinator is Huw Roberts.

 

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