DUXCOVID LEAFLET: TEXT NUMBER CORRECTION

THE NUMBER TO TEXT IN THE FIRST LEAFLET IS WRONG – CORRECT TEXT NUMBER IS 07867 560 394

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IN THE LEAFLET IS CORRECT – 07783 388 724

Here is a printable copy of the NEW leaflet, with all the correct numbers. You will receive a printed copy this week from your local zone volunteer.

Green bin collection suspended

Green bin collections suspended

Green bin collections across Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire will not take place between Monday 23 March and Monday 4 May.

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service, a partnership between Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils, has made the decision in order to support staff and the recycling and waste service as a whole during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The suspension of green bin collections will allow crews to concentrate on emptying blue and black bins during the coming weeks. It will also assist with any future staff sickness or self-isolation issues.

As always, residents are being encouraged to waste as little food as possible, so they minimise the amount they need to throw away. For this period only, the advice to residents who do have food waste will be to put it into the black bin.

Residents who enjoy spending time in the garden and growing their own food are also being asked to consider home composting as much of their garden waste as possible.

Residents who are subscribed to the additional green bin collection scheme, and therefore pay for more than one green bin to be collected, will see a reduced fee for their permit upon renewal in the October.

The bulky waste collection service, which collects large items from residents’ homes, will also be suspended during this period.

Black Bin

Double bag black bin waste if suffering symptoms

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service has also published advice on handling waste if your household is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus.

If you’re experiencing the main symptoms – a new, continuous cough and/or a high temperature – please be very careful when disposing of your personal waste (including used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths/wipes) at home. The advice for disposal of this waste is as follows:

  1. It should be put in a plastic rubbish bag and tied when full
  2. The plastic bag should then be placed in a second bin bag and tied
  3. It should be kept separate from other waste in suitable secure place on your property for 72 hours before being placed in the black bin as normal

The principle behind this method is that after 72 hours outside the body, the virus is no longer viable. This approach will help keep bin collection crews as safe as possible.

Other household rubbish and recycling should be treated as normal.

If you or anyone in your home is self-isolating or is confirmed as having Coronvirus, Cambridgeshire County Council are politely asking that you do not go to any of their Household Recycling Centres.

Find out more about your local bin collection services at www.cambridge.gov.uk/recycling or www.scambs.gov.uk/recycling

Residents who experience any waste-related difficulties during this period are asked to email waste@scambs.gov.uk or call 03450 450 063. Please note that it may take longer than usual to receive a response as the service adapts to different working practices.

COVID-19: UPDATE on Local Initiatives

You will soon receive a second leaflet with details of how you can help the local community, or, if you find yourselves in need of assistance, how to get it.

The DUXCOVID working party is supported by the Parish Council, to ensure that people can access help safely and securely.

If you are self-isolating and vulnerable and need assistance with collecting medication, shopping etc., CORRECT NUMBER TO CALL IS 07783 388 724 and leave a message with your name, street and telephone number. One of the team will call you back within 12 hours.

THE TEXT NUMBER IN THE LEAFLET DISTRIBUTED 20 MARCH IS WRONG – CORRECT NUMBER TO TEXT IS 07867 560 394

If you are able to offer help, please email your details, including any particular skills you have, to: Duxford.covid@gmail.com

We are putting together a database to match helpers with those in need.

If you use social media, we have a number of links to share with you:

Donate money – all funds raised will be used to support vulnerable local people in need https://www.gofundme.com/f/duxcovit-support-group

Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/duxcovid

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/545304952792424

Follow us on Nextdoor – and join the Duxcovid group https://nextdoor.co.uk/g/88gr3iufz/

Guidance on social distancing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

Don’t let the virus get you down!

Duxford in Spring is wonderful – get out into the garden or the countryside as much as possible over the next few weeks. Get growing. Plant some veg. Start a new project. Go for a walk.

You can do all this without taking unnecessary risks (but don’t forget your neighbours, who might not be able to get out and about).

Brewery Field Open Day cancelled

Sadly, we have decided to cancel the Brewery Field Open Day. We will publish a new date when this awful virus has run its course. In the meantime, stay safe and look out for your neighbours!

Annual Parish Meeting Cancelled

Duxford Parish Council have regretfully decided to cancel the upcoming APM, due to the virus outbreak. If you have any questions or concerns you would like to raise with DPC, please contact the Clerk on: clerk@duxfordvillage.com or: 07481 127032. Thank you.