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Covid vaccine scams:
There are reports in the North West that older residents are being targeted by Covid vaccine scams.
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust reported that some patients in their area have received phone calls to say they will receive their Covid vaccinations at home and they will be coming to their address on a certain time/date to do this. In some cases there is also a request for a fee. This is a scam and we are asking people to be vigilant during the coming weeks and share with friends, neighbours or family who may be at risk and targeted. No one will be contacted to have a vaccine at home.

Eskdale Housing Needs Survey:
Eskdale Parish Council would like to find out about housing in the area to understand the types of accommodation needed. Once we have collated and analysed all comments we will then write up the results in a report which we expect to make available to view on this website in winter 2021.

Path To Lower Falls Closed:

The traverse across the loose slopeShowing the previous height of the path and surface lost

About Eskdale Parish Council

The Eskdale Parish is a small community within the Copeland constituency in the Western Lake District, located in the National Park.

The aim of the website is to provide useful information and better communication for our residents of the Parish.

This website has been set up and is maintained by the Parish Council members of the Eskdale community. If you feel there is anything useful to add to the page then please contact us.

PARISH NEWS & NOTICES

Covid vaccine scams
There are reports in the North West that older residents are being targeted by Covid vaccine scams.
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust reported that some patients in their area have received phone calls to say they will receive their Covid vaccinations at home and they will be coming to their address on a certain time/date to do this. In some cases there is also a request for a fee. This is a scam and we are asking people to be vigilant during the coming weeks and share with friends, neighbours or family who may be at risk and targeted. No one will be contacted to have a vaccine at home.
Hi all,

As you’ve almost certainly seen on the national news, there’s significant concern about coronavirus infection rates in London and the SE, and that this spread may be being driven by the new variant that’s been identified being more infections than other variants of Covid-19.

This has led to the introduction of tighter restrictions – a new “Ter 4: Stay at Home” – in London and the SE, and a change to the Christmas Bubble arrangements across the country.

People are now only able to form a “Christmas Bubble” of up to 3 households on Christmas Day itself (rather than for the period 23-27 December).

A Christmas bubble cannot include households form Tier 4 area.

The guidance has been updated, and if people need to check the details (for example, around Support Bubbles), you can find it here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family

You can check the restrictions for each Tier here
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know

Cumbria remains in Tier 2 and the expectation is that this will next be reviewed at the end of December.

The guidance for all Tiers has now been updated to advise that people remain local (as usual, with a number of exemptions, including around work, volunteering and caring responsibilities).

For Tier 2, the Travel section of the guidance now starts “Where possible, you should stay local and avoid travelling outside of your local area, meaning your village or town, or part of a city, where possible.”
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-2-high-alert

There are obviously going to be times when it’s necessary to travel a little a further afield (particularly if, like me, your village doesn’t have any shops in it……), but the intention is clearly to encourage people to cut down unnecessary journeys, and to stay close to home where that’s reasonably possible.

I’m sure many of you will have had Christmas plans disrupted by these announcements; it’s certainly proving to be a really difficult winter, and so please do be kind to yourselves as well as all those you’re helping.

Remember there’s information on mental health support services on the County Council website if you come across people who need more than a friendly listening ear:
https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/welfare/wellbeing.asp

And finally, another huge thank you for all the work you’re putting in to support people across Cumbria.
DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AND FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT ADVICE, ALL PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE BEING UNDERTAKEN REMOTELY.

Details on how to access a meeting remotely is displayed on the top of the Agenda for that meeting. If you wish to join the meeting, please contact the Clerk via email: eskdaleparishcouncil@gmail.com or telephone 01229 775492
There are plans by Forestry England to fell some diseased Ash and Larch trees in Giggle Alley. The Parish Council are working closely with their representatives and will keep the village informed as further details are confirmed.

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