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Everyone at Ewhurst Parish Council
wishes you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a Joyful and Healthy New Year.  We hope that you are able to spend time with those you love and that we can all look forward to new beginnings and a return to normal life in 2022.
 
We would also like to take this chance to thank all those who have helped and supported the work of the Council in 2021:  our contractors, volunteers and well wishers alike.  Our job would be much harder without you.


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DON’T FORGET EWCARE!
 
EwCare is the good neighbour
Scheme which provides support to people
in the Ewhurst and Ellens Green community.
 
While Hazelbank Country Stores is closed for refurbishment, remember that EwCare can take you shopping in Cranleigh,
or further afield,
or do your shopping for you if you provide us with a list.
 
You can contact EwCare on 01483 277606
between 10.00 am and 12 noon
Mondays to Fridays.
 
Please give us as much notice as possible of your request so that we can find a volunteer to help you.
 
A small donation would be appreciated to cover the volunteer’s expenses.


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HAZELBANK OPENING TIMES

Friday 24th shop 7am to 6pm.
Saturday 25th shop closed.
Sunday 26th 8am to 1pm.
Monday 27th
as normal to Friday 31st.
1st of January 2022 shop closed to 7th of March.
Shop reopens 7th of March.


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Welcome to our regular COVID-19 vaccination update. If you wish to subscribe please email us at:  syheartlandsccg.comms@nhs.net
 
Surrey Heartlands expands its Covid-19 vaccine capacity as NHS booster bookings open to every eligible adult in UK
Following the government’s ambitions plans to offer a booster vaccine to every adult before the end of December, Surrey Heartlands CCG is accelerating the booster programme as we continue to deliver the largest vaccination drive in our history.  We are increasing capacity where we can across all our sites to support this push to make sure as many people as possible are fully vaccinated.
 
Firstly, we are maximising capacity at existing vaccination sites by lengthening opening hours and opening for as many days per week as possible.
 
We are also looking to increase physical capacity where we can expand into additional rooms in a building or extend externally through the use of tents, portacabins and annexes.  There is also no longer a 15-minute wait required after Pfizer vaccinations, meaning post-vaccine waiting rooms can potentially be repurposed to vaccination bays.  People may want to take some time to be monitored following their vaccine and this will still be possible.
 
Workforce is also a key element to the expansion, and we are asking our non-clinical staff to redeploy where possible to assist with administration and for clinicians to deploy vaccinations.  We are also asking for volunteers and using external support from the military to amplify capacity.
 
Pop-up sites will also be utilised to expand capacity, with details of locations and all of other local vaccination centres to be found on our website clinics page.
 
 
NHS Southeast celebrates vaccination record seeing best day ever in a week of other milestones
The NHS in the Southeast is celebrating a bumper vaccination week as the booster programme opened to all adults over 18,  smashing a few notable milestones including the best day, week and Sunday in the history of its regional rollout. Across the region 154,738 jabs were administered on Saturday 18 December – the highest number in one day since the programme began in December last year. 
 
The total number of boosters given so far has reached 4 million and Sunday 19 December was the best one yet with 138,209 jabs in arms. 
 
As part of this record-breaking week, Surrey Heartlands had an incredibly busy seven days where 90k vaccinations were deployed in total - a 50% increase on the previous highest figure.  Yesterday (Sunday 19th December), Surrey Heartlands gave an incredible 17k vaccinations - the highest ever daily vaccination figure for the region and nearly double the previous daily record, putting Surrey Heartlands 5th out of the country’s 42 regions in terms of numbers of vaccinations deployed for that day – an accolade to the hard work of all those involved in the deployment of the Covid-19 jabs.  
 
The offer of a lifesaving Covid-19 vaccination is evergreen. Please come forward for your 1st, 2nd or booster jab as soon as possible and as we fight the new Omicron variant the message is clear – Get Boosted Now. 
 
More information on the booster vaccination program, including useful FAQs is available here.    
 
 
National Booking System now available to 18-29 year olds to book an appointment
People aged 18 to 29 can now use the national booking service to make an appointment to get their jab at one of Surrey Heartlands vaccination sites, and every adult is eligible for a jab three months after their second following updated guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on 29 November.
 
NHS staff are prioritising booked jabs so the best way to ensure you get your booster is to make an appointment at one of a number of clinics in the area, by calling 119 or visiting the national booking service. 
 
12–15-year-olds can now get a second vaccination
The NHS has today (Monday 20 December) opened the National Booking Service for 12-15 year-olds to get their second COVID-19 jab, as part of the national mission to get people protected against the new Omicron variant.
 
A letter has been sent to systems setting out next steps on second dose vaccination for healthy 12- to 15-year-olds following the JCVI announcement  last week that 12-15 year olds should receive a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.  This should take place no sooner than 12 weeks after the first dose.
 
Since October, children aged 12 and over have been able to get their first jabs through the National Booking Service and from a growing number of vaccine walk-in sites. This complements the existing service in schools and ensures those who prefer to access a COVID-19 vaccination outside of a school setting can do so.
 
Our latest statistics show that 55.4 % of young people aged 12-15 in Surrey Heartlands area have now received a first dose of a vaccine, with the cohort having received a total of 30,761 first doses.
 
Young people are able to get their vaccines through the existing school immunisation services or by booking through the National Booking Service to attend a vaccination site outside of school hours.  
 
More information on the 12-15 and booster vaccination program, including useful FAQs, is available here.    
 
 
Overseas Vaccination Validation Service
A new service has been launched to capture evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in countries other than England, Scotland and Wales and have these recorded in the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS). This will then enable an accurate NHS COVID Pass to be generated. 
 
You can use this service if you’re:
 
•           aged 18 or over
•           have an NHS number
•           have received a COVID vaccine dose outside of England that is one of the four MHRA-approved vaccine types; Astra Zeneca (Vaxzevria), Pfizer (Comirnaty), Janssen or Moderna (Spikevax).
 
Those wanting to use the service need to make an appointment at one of the vaccination centres offering this service.  Appointments need to be booked at and managed through the National Booking Service on the NHS website – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-NHS-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad
or by calling 119.
 
The NHS are working to offer this service at more vaccination sites to satisfy demand.
 
 
Booster doses for immunosuppressed individuals
On November 29 JCVI announced that severely immunosuppressed individuals who have completed their primary course (3 doses) should be offered a booster dose with a minimum of 3 months between the third primary and booster dose.
 
Those who have not yet received their third dose may be given the third dose now to avoid further delay. A further booster dose can be given in 3 months, in line with the clinical advice on optimal timing.
 
People who are severely immunosuppressed can now book their third COVID jab online as the NHS national booking system opens up to more people. In line with Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) guidance, those who are classed as severely immunosuppressed as a result of treatment, for conditions such as cancer or for those with long-term chronic conditions where their immunity is affected by medication, are eligible for a third dose eight weeks after their second dose.
 
Adults who are eligible for a third dose of the COVID vaccine and have received a clinical referral letter from their doctor can go online and book an appointment, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to protect those most at risk from the virus.
 
The NHS COVID-19 vaccination booking service will offer an option to ‘book my 3rd dose appointment’ for adults who had a weakened immune system at the time they had a second dose.
 
 
Booster doses for HSCWs
Booking has been simplified for frontline health and social care workers through self-referral. Staff employed by an NHS Trust should follow their Trust’s guidance on booking a booster vaccination in the first instance. Health and social care workers will be able to book their appointment online or by ringing 119. As part of the booking process, they will need to self-declare they are a frontline HSCW.
 
Frontline HSCWs under the age of 40 can also attend walk-in sites to receive their booster dose. They should be asked to provide as proof of employment one of the following: a workplace photo ID, a recent letter from their employer (last 3 months) or a recent payslip which shows their employer (last 3 months).
 
 
Covid-19 vaccine compulsory for NHS frontline staff
The Government has announced that all frontline NHS staff will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.  A deadline is expected to be set for 1 April next year to give unvaccinated staff time to get both doses.  A letter has been sent to systems stating that unvaccinated individuals will need to have had their first dose by 3 February 2022, in order to have received their second dose by the expected deadline.
 
Volunteers required
The NHS is asking for the public’s help again to accelerate the booster programme further. NHS England recently reopened recruitment for approximately 10,000 paid and 40,000 volunteer roles across the country, to join existing vaccine teams in protecting those who need it. The roles available are all flexible and range from vaccinators (paid and volunteer) and registered healthcare professionals to healthcare support workers, administrators and steward volunteers.
 
All roles provide full training with appropriate supervision. Further details on the roles and routes available to take part are available at www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/join-the-nhs-covid-19-vaccine-team.
 
Impact of the programme
In their December update, the UKHSA estimate that, as of 24 September, 127,500 deaths and 24,144,000 infections have been prevented as a result of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
 
 
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
You can find a comprehensive set of FAQs on the local programme on our website here
 
 
 
 
Useful links
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A CRANLEIGH-BASED charity which has helped nearly 2,000 people back into work during the past 16 years is experiencing more demand than ever for its services.

Over the past year, Cranfold Job Seekers Club has recorded nearly 1,100 visits from people looking for work, a figure believed to be the highest in its history.

Those attending the organisation’s annual meeting were told there had been a “significant increase” in the number of client registrations and visits in the past 12 months.

“These increases may reflect, perhaps, a deterioration in national economic conditions,” said Tom Wildey, chairman of trustees.

Another sign of the economic times has been the drop in vacancy details supplied direct by local employers, down from 74 in 2007/08 to just 26 in the past year.

However, with 108 people still helped into work during the year, Mr Wildey said this may suggest there had been no deterioration in the club’s on-paper value for money.

“The club continues to receive comments that its presence in Cranleigh is greatly appreciated,” he said.

“This is continuing evidence that the community would be all the poorer if the club was not there.”


Overall, the job club has received details of 3,286 vacancies in the past year, including posts from Surrey Connexions (formerly Surrey Careers Service) and Waverley Borough Council.

Since May, vacancy details that were previously sent from Guildford Job Centre have been obtained via the internet, so the bulk of the vacancies it advertises now come from the direct.gov website.

Funds were provided by Cranleigh Parish Council to help the club buy another computer to facilitate this process.

The club is run entirely by volunteers and for almost six years has been based at the Citizens Advice Bureau office in Village Way.

cranleighjobclub@gmail.com

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Season's greetings from the Surrey Hills
 
If you're grabbing some fresh air this festive season, make sure to get involved with the Surrey Hills Boundary Review! Submit your evidence to help Natural England decide whether to extend the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boundaries.

You can learn more about how to get involved and submit your evidence here, or by joining an upcoming webinar. Click here to view the dates and book.
 
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***BUS SERVICE UPDATE***

As you will be aware Stagecoach have now taken over the the Guildford to Cranleigh/Ewhurst bus service from Arriva, unfortunately like many other companies they are experiencing a serious driver shortage. They have tried to cover this as best as they could with managers and other office staff with PCV licences being used to cover services, however this is unsustainable.
Stagecoach have reluctantly had to announce the withdrawal of the hourly service that terminates at Park Mead from 2nd January. The timings of the 53 and 63 services will also be revised to provide a service between Guildford and Cranleigh every 30 mins rather than every 20 mins as it is at present. Other service reductions are being implemented on other routes too.
It is not intended that these service reductions should be permanent and it is hope that service levels will be restored at the earliest possible opportunity.
Bus timetables are available here: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables


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Christmas and New Year Schedule 2021/22 
Plan when to travel with us over the Christmas and New Year period.
Friday 24 December Normal services
Saturday 25 December Closed
Sunday 26 December Closed
Monday 27 December (Bank holiday) Closed 
Tuesday 28 December (Bank holiday) Closed
Wednesday 29 December Normal services
Thursday 30 December Normal services
Friday 31 December Normal services
Saturday 1 January  Closed
Sunday 2 January Closed
Monday 3 January (Bank holiday) Closed
Tuesday 4 January  Normal services
 
 
 
 
Mayor rides along 
The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker recently joined us for a ride along and received first-hand experience as to why so many people describe the service as a ‘lifeline’.
The Mayor accompanied driver Steve Dudley as he picked up passengers from Brightwells Gostrey Centre and dropped them off at their homes. 
 
Read the full story
 
 
 
 
Greening up our act 
We have pledged to reduce our carbon footprint by switching to electric vehicles. As they are more expensive than diesel alternatives, we are fundraising hard to raise enough money to buy our first electric bus. 
 
 
Help us be kinder to the environment
 
 
 
 
Meet Gail 
Gail has been with us since 2015. She says: “I absolutely love driving for hoppa. I’m usually on the door to door Hospital hoppa service taking passengers to health facilities in Fernhurst all the way to the Royal Surrey County Hospital and Mount Alvernia in Guildford. I carry some truly remarkable passengers.
“When I’m not at work, I might be jumping onto one of my motorbikes for a ride out, studying Greek to keep up my fluency, running a pituitary patient support group (I have a pituitary condition) or simply walking our black Labrador Zoom, who came along well before video meetings of the same name!" 
 
Read the full story
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winter 2021 newsletter 
We hope you have found this summary of our newsletter informative.
The full version of the newsletter can be downloaded from our website or you can send the link to anybody who you think would find the information about hoppa useful.
 
See our newsletter in full
 
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Fraud Alert - Covid Booster Scam

 
 

With the Covid vaccine booster rollout in full swing, fraudsters are looking to cash in on the ongoing pandemic with a top up for their Christmas funds this December.

The Covid-19 vaccine and the boosters are all offered free of charge in the UK, and you will not have to pay at any stage of the process, either for booking an appointment, a handling fee or for the vaccine itself.

Please read our recent press release below with details of two recent reports and advice on how to avoid Covid booster scams this winter:

When booking an appointment for your coronavirus vaccination or booster, please remember to be vigilant following reports of two vulnerable people in Sussex targeted by scammers.

The first incident happened on Tuesday (14 December) where the victim received a text message to her mobile phone from what appeared to be the NHS. The message stated that she was now eligible for her Covid booster with a link.

She filled out the form which included all her personal details such as her address and her banking details, where the form stated there was a £1.99 fee for the booster hence the need for banking details.

Once the victim submitted the form she received a call from an 0800 number claiming to be her bank and told her there had been some fraudulent use on her bank account and she needed to move money to a new account which they had created for her. 

The man became aggressive and used abusive language and made threats towards the victim. After hanging up the victim called the police who attended to offer safeguarding and support under Operation Signature. (https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/wsi/watch-schemes-initiatives/os/operation-signature/)

A second case involved a 91-year-old man from Pulborough, who received an email from what he thought to be a valid NHS email which said he needed to pay £2.40 delivery fee for a PCR test. He followed that link and entered his credit card details. Later he questioned the legitimacy of the email and managed to block outgoing payments from his credit card.

Bernadette Lawrie, Operation Signature lead for Surrey Police and Sussex Police, said: “We continue to see heartless fraudsters exploiting the pandemic to target individuals when they are at their most vulnerable.  We would urge the public to be aware of the tactics being used including spoofing telephone numbers so they appear legitimate and remind people that the Covid-19 vaccines and NHS testing services are free and will not request your bank card details.”

Detective Chief Inspector Robert Walker said: “If you receive any communication that you were not expecting please be very careful about what you do. Never give your banking details out, ever. If you need to verify anything with your bank, the NHS or whomever has sent a communication to you, separately phone or log onto the official website and never follow a link sent to you that you are not sure of.”

All incidents of fraud should be reported to Action Fraud which is the UK’s national fraud reporting centre, here (https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/) or by calling 0300 123 2040 Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm.

Where the victim of fraud is elderly or vulnerable, reports can be made directly to Surrey Police on 101 or by email.

If you do receive a suspicious text message, forward it to 7726. This free-of-charge short code enables your provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action if found to be malicious.Email tracking gif


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Festive Greetings

 
 

Festive greetings!

As 2021 draws to a close, we reflect on the year gone by. Communities across England and Wales have once again faced significant challenges and losses, and we want to thank every single person who has stepped up and supported their neighbours, loved ones, and colleagues throughout the year. Every small act makes a difference, especially in difficult times.

Acknowledging the amazing neighbourly spirit that has helped us weather the last 2 years, in September we launched the NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR 2021 AWARDS with Co-op Insurance, including three categories of NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR,  YOUNG NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR and COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR. We were blown away by the number of people who have gone out of their way to do all they can to care for others over the past year. In case you missed it on BBC One’s Morning Live on Monday morning, we are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR AWARDS in partnership with Co-op Insurance. Please open the attached PDF to see the winners and hear their stories.

We are thrilled to be celebrating Neighbourhood Watch’s 40th Anniversary next year – and we want you to join us! In celebration of our rich past, present and future, we have a range of events planned throughout the year that we would love you to get involved with. We will update on these in January, but for now make sure you mark in your diary - Neighbourhood Watch Week 2022, with the theme of 40 YEARS - 40 ACTIONS between Monday 30th May – Sunday 5th June 2022.

It is thanks to our amazing volunteers throughout England and Wales that since the first scheme was set up in Mollington, Cheshire in 1982, we have continued to support communities and adapt to the ever-changing nature of crime. And we look forward to supporting communities for the next 40 years!

With many people facing isolation and loneliness again this season, we ask you to consider not who is my neighbour, but how is my neighbour, and support them how you can (always prioritising your own safety of course).

All the Central Support Team and I would like to wish you a safe and festive season and a Happy New Year!

Best wishes,

Thank you and see you in 2022!

John Hayward-Cripps,
CEO, NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK
Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349
 
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Are You Leaving The Door Open For Hackers?

 
 

Why are software updates important?

Software updates are an important part of staying secure online. But why? You’ll often hear about the new features or performance improvements in a software update, but what isn’t talked about as often are the bug fixes and security improvements. Out-of-date software and apps contain weaknesses. This makes them easier to hack. Companies fix the weaknesses by releasing updates. When you update your devices and software, this helps to keep hackers out.

Why would cyber criminals target me?

Your device contains a lot of personal data that is highly valuable if it fell into the hands of a fraudster. The likelihood is your device will contain your full name, date of birth, address, bank details, passwords, as well as many other forms of personal data such as private photos or videos.

Improve your online security by using automatic software updates

We understand it can sometimes be annoying to remember to update your devices every time a new update is released, that’s why we encourage you to enable automatic updates wherever it’s available. That means you don’t have to manually install updates every time they’re released. 

We’ve provided some useful links below where you can find step by step instructions on how to enable automatic updates for your devices and apps.
 
For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: www.cyberaware.gov.uk
 
Thanks for reading! If you found this information useful, please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends.

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FOOTNOTE
After about seven years I am hanging up my Bulletin pen and passing the buck on to Joanna Cadman - your excellent Parish Clerk.
So, wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Heathy and Prosperous New Year,
Don't be too hard on Joanna - it takes years of practice,
Mike Turner.



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