A report from County Councillor Rob Kendrick on Lincolnshire County Council activities in May 2022
The Lincolnshire Show is on 22nd and 23rd June. I invite residents who are at the show on Thursday 23rd to drop in to have a cup of tea/coffee and a chat in the County Council marquee. At the time of writing my availability has yet to be fixed in the programme so if you are attending, please contact me and I will advise what time I will be there. Alternatively please check my social media for the latest information.
NHS Better Health apps now available to download:
A range of NHS Better Health apps, designed to encourage you to make beneficial lifestyle changes, can now be downloaded onto your mobile phone via Apple App Store, Google Play.
Active 10 – which records every minute of walking you do, tracking your steps, setting goals, showing you your achievements and giving you tips to boost your activity
Weight Loss – a 12-week free NHS Weight Loss Plan to help you start healthier eating habits, be more active, and start losing weight
Drink free days – track your drink-free days, get simple and practical tips to help you control your drinking, receive reminders when you need it most and celebrate milestones when you reach your targets
Quit smoking – if you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you're five times more likely to quit for good! This app enables you to track your progress, see how much you're saving and get daily support
Food Scanner app helps you and your family make healthier food and drink choices.
A busy time.
It has been great to see events happening again. The Country Market in Metheringham organised by Jeanette Franklin was a popular fundraiser for the Blood Bikes charity. I also attended the official opening of the impressive new facilities at Scopwick Playing Fields. I look forward to attending more events in the coming months. I like the opportunity to meet residents.
Helping young people navigate the online world safely:
Two upcoming events will help parents, carers and professionals keep children safe online.
On 18 May, the Stay Safe Partnership’s online safety officer Dan Hawbrook will be hosting A Date with Dan, a free online safety Q&A session. The session is designed for parents and carers and will cover whatever you want to know – whether it's game ratings, parental controls, bullying or contact from strangers. The event will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and runs from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
Artisan Market at The Collection Museum:
The museum will be hosting dozens of local makers and artisans for their summer market on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 2022, including a unique evening event on the Saturday night. With 48 artisans in attendance, visitors can expect a wide range of local produce from fine art, photography and contemporary design, to glassware, ceramics, unique up-cycled homeware, candles, handmade jewellery and textiles.
Admission is the market is free, and it will be open 10am to 4pm each day.
Lincolnshire County Council has been allocated £4million from the government’s Shared Prosperity Fund to improve adult numeracy skills. There is already help available for adults to improve maths and numeracy skills including fully funded maths courses up to GCSE to enable people to get the maths skills they need. In Lincolnshire you can visit www.2aspire.org.uk for courses.
I recently visited the Lincolnshire Fire Service Training and County Emergency Planning Centres.
The Training Centre is one of the best in the country. It is highly rated and emergency service staff from across the country also come here to train. I was struck with the realistic scenarios, some very challenging. The Emergency Centre in Lincoln is set up to deal with any emergency that may hit the county from the pandemic through to flooding and other events. They, like the Fire Service are constantly training to be ready for emergencies with hi-tech communications and professional emergency planning staff.
‘It’s not a job’ campaign launched in Lincolnshire:
Lincolnshire County Council, working in partnership with Lincolnshire Care Association, aimed at attracting more people into the adult social care profession in Lincolnshire. It is taking place in consultation with a network of nine home care providers across the county.
The initiative coincides with the Department of Health and Social Care’s national recruitment campaign, ‘Made With Care’, which aims to raise the profile of the adult social care sector as a rewarding and stimulating place to work. The Lincolnshire campaign complements the national efforts by anchoring the message in a sense of place – our beautiful, rural county – and highlighting the benefits to quality of life for carers in the profession. ‘It’s not a job’ campaign launched in Lincolnshire
Metheringham Railway Station - update
A response from EMR to concerns I raised on behalf of users with Dr Caroline Johnson MP has been received. She raised this issue when she met with EMR and a Government Minister. EMR are not going to change their policy at the moment but have said they will monitor the situation.