Monthly Archives: November 2017

SP Manweb’s Proposed Reinforcement to the North Shropshire Electricity Distribution Network: 132,000 Volt electrical circuit from Oswestry to Wem

Start Date:
1st December 2017

End Date:
31st January 2018

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

SP Manweb is proposing to build a new 132,000 Volt electrical circuit from Oswestry substation, located at the A5/A495 roundabout, to Wem substation, located on Ellesmere Road on the western side of Wem. The proposed development will provide much needed additional capacity to the local electricity network in North Shropshire.

Click on this newsletter Project Update Four  to find out more, including dates a series of events throughout the proposed development area during the consultation where people can find out more information, see what the proposed development could look like and ask our team questions.

SP Manweb is consulting on the proposed development from 23 November 2017 to 2 February 2018 and all feedback must be received during this time. This is a statutory consultation as required by the Planning Act 2008. This is likely to be the last consultation on the whole proposed development prior to submission of the application for a Development Consent Order to the Secretary of State (via the Planning Inspectorate) and so we would encourage you to take part.

SP Manweb plc is part of SP Energy Networks which owns the regulated electricity network businesses SP Manweb, SP Distribution and SP Transmission. SP Manweb is the licensed electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) which owns and manages the electricity distribution network within Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire and North Wales. It is the named applicant for this proposed development.

Friendly Hour at Sainsbury’s (Telford Forge Store) 9.30 am-10.30 am on 6th December 2017

Earlier this month, Sandra and Margaret PR Ambassadors at Sainsbury’s Telford Forge store, with support from the Store Manager launched a special time in store called “Friendly Hour”.

The next “Friendly Hour” will next take place on Monday 6th December and on the first Monday of each month (except for January 2018) from 9.30 am to 10.30 am. Anyone who would appreciate a quieter time to shop may like to take up this opportunity.  While lights can not be dimmed, there will be no tannoy announcements and no music. It will be quieter with No roll cages on shop floor to cause noise. 

Ruby, SDN Chair said “We know people with Dementia, or with Autism Spectrum as well as those who need help from Carers, often appreciate quieter times to shop. We are pleased to be able to promote Friendly Hour at Sainsbury’s Telford Forge Store”

Note: This is an initiative by the PR Ambassadors at this particular store and is not available at other stores. Watch this space for more information.

SDN Members Meeting-Thursday 14th December-postponed.

Due to the recent weather conditions, it is with regret, we have had to postpone this meeting. We hope to hold this meeting in January 2018.

Thursday 14th December is an important date, that should be in all our diaries. It is our last meeting for 2017. We hope many of you will join us at Oswestry Cricket Club, Morda Road, Oswestry. SY11 2AY 10.30 am – 11 am networking and refreshments. Meeting 11 am-1 pm.

We look forward to welcoming our Guest Speakers. They will be:

  • Richard Dunnill – Samaritans and their work
  • Sharon Smith – NHS Patient Engagement Lead who will be talking about the importance of people being involved and having their say on services

We will also welcome Kathryn Smith – who will have a Future Fit stall, where you can pick up information.

Raffle: We will hold our regular quarterly raffle and have SDN wrist bands for sale, by buying these you help us to fund our work. We will also have a table where you can buy items made by our members. They are all very reasonably priced and will help towards paying for our meeting.

Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net (Secretary) or call or text  07398 350 255 (SDN Secretary Mobile Number) for more information.

We have Sign Language Interpreters (BSL) at all our meetings.

SP Manweb’s Proposed Reinforcement to the North Shropshire Electricity Distribution Network: 132,000 Volt electrical circuit from Oswestry to Wem

Start Date:
23rd November 2017

End Date:
2nd February 2018

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
23.59

SP Manweb is proposing to build a new 132,000 Volt electrical circuit from Oswestry substation, located at the A5/A495 roundabout, to Wem substation, located on Ellesmere Road on the western side of Wem. The proposed development will provide much needed additional capacity to the local electricity network in North Shropshire.

Click on this newsletter Project Update Four  to find out more, including dates a series of events throughout the proposed development area during the consultation where people can find out more information, see what the proposed development could look like and ask our team questions.

SP Manweb is consulting on the proposed development from 23 November 2017 to 2 February 2018 and all feedback must be received during this time. This is a statutory consultation as required by the Planning Act 2008. This is likely to be the last consultation on the whole proposed development prior to submission of the application for a Development Consent Order to the Secretary of State (via the Planning Inspectorate) and so we would encourage you to take part.

SP Manweb plc is part of SP Energy Networks which owns the regulated electricity network businesses SP Manweb, SP Distribution and SP Transmission. SP Manweb is the licensed electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) which owns and manages the electricity distribution network within Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire and North Wales. It is the named applicant for this proposed development.

SDN invites its members to design our Christmas Cards for 2018

This is the third year that we have sold Christmas cards to raise awareness of our charity and to increase funds. For next year, we would like to invite our members to design our cards.  Many of you will have artistic skills or enjoy photography and winter is fast approaching.  You may be hoping to snap a winter scene, or getting the water colours, oil, acrylics or pencil out to create a design. This is your opportunity to get creative

There are a few rules to enter our competition.  They are:

  • To take part, you must be a registered member of Shropshire Disability Network.
  • Entries accepted must be your own work:   photographs/water colour/oil/acrylics/pencil.
  • No 3D designs.
  • Submissions from Organisations and Professionals will not be accepted.
  • You agree that if your entry is a winning design, it becomes our property to be used solely by SDN for creating our charity Christmas cards, which will be sold to support the charity.

Prize: Two designs will be chosen by independent judges shortly to be appointed by SDN. Each design will be incorporated into next year’s Christmas Cards, which will be sold in aid of Shropshire Disability Network which includes Safe Place Shropshire.  The winning designers’ names will be displayed with our logos on the back of the cards.

So, get those cameras or your art materials ready.  We are bound to see some wintry weather soon.

SDN Management Committee will consider holding an exhibition of all entries submitted.

For an application form please call or text:

SDN Mobile 07780 852 229 or email admin@shropshire-disability.net or

SDN Secretary mobile 07398 350 255  or email secretary@shropshire-disability.net

The form will give you details of where to send your entry. Closing date will be 30th April 2018.

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Thank you to all who have supported us by buying cards this year. There is still time to buy our cards -10 cards and envelopes for £3.99. You can also purchase directly from SDN and at any events or contact 07780 852 229 or email admin@shropshire-disability.net

Sales not only help with funding but, by supporting us, you will also be helping to spread awareness of our work.

Are you Deaf or do you have hearing loss? Help make a difference

Signal charity wants to develop future services across Shropshire for people who are Deaf or with hearing loss to improve quality of life. In November and December 2017, they are holding a number of sessions in Shrewsbury and Telford to listen to your point of view.

Here are your opportunities to give your view. Note there are different dates and sessions for those people who are deaf and those who are hard of hearing.

Sessions for those who are hard of hearing:

Sessions in Telford for people who are hard of hearing will take place in the  Committee Room, Wellington Leisure Centre, Telford on

  • Wednesday 29th November 6 pm-9 pm, or:
  • Tuesday 5th December 12 noon – 3 pm

Sessions in Shrewsbury for people who are hard of hearing will take place in the Meeting Room, The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury

  • Wednesday 6th December 6 pm-9 pm, or:
  • Friday 8th December 10 am – 1 pm

 

Sessions for people who are Deaf will be:

Sessions in Telford for people  who are Deaf will take place in the Committee Room, Wellington Leisure Centre, Telford on:

  • Thursday 7th December 2 pm – 5 pm, or:
  • Thursday 7th December 6 pm-9 pm

Sessions in Shrewsbury for people  who are Deaf will take place in the Meeting Room, The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury

  • Thursday 30th November 12 noon – 3 pm, or:
  • Thursday 30th November 6 pm-9 pm

There is free parking at both venues and there will be a free lunch / afternoon tea / supper for all those who attend.

Booking is essential. Please inform Catriona Nicholls of your attendance by Telephone: 01743 358356, Text: 07950 782 819 or Email: catriona@signal.org.uk

Unrest Virtual Reality Experience.

Kinokulture Oswestry are very pleased to be welcoming the Unrest Virtual Reality Experience team to the cinema in time to accompany the showing of “Unrest”, their November documentary.

An immersive journey into the creator and director Jennifer Brea’s experience of an invisible illness, myalgic encephalomyelitus, Unrest VR contracts the painful solitary confinement of a bedroom world with the kinetic freedom of an inner dreamscape. When you are too sick to leave your bed, where do you go?

The Unrest Virtual Reality Experience will be in the downstairs front room Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN and is open to the public between 11:30 am – 3:00 pm Tuesday 21st – Thursday  23rd November and for an hour before the screening of Unrest on Thursday evening. Find out more about Unrest & book online here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/397866

An Eye Opening Experience-Wheelchair Access Day

Courtesy of Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors we are able to share this blog with you. Emma Bloomfield, Associate Solicitor-Clinical Negligence and her colleague Dawn Humphries had an eye opening experience at a Wheelchair Awareness Day in Birmingham hosted by No 5 Barristers Chambers,

SDN says: “This blog is a must read, Are we really living in the 21st Century?  There is so much that needs to be done to enable people with a disability to have the same opportunities, choices and responsibilities as non-disabled people, to be respected and treated as equal members of society. We hope through Shropshire Disability Network, we can continue to try and make a difference. Read on by clicking on the link below.

Emma’s bloghttps://blog.lblaw.co.uk/wheelchair-awareness-day/

Thank you to Sophie Davies, Business Development-Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury Team at Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors for sharing this with us.