Hospitals get very busy in colder weather, especially A&E.
- Winter is generally a very busy time for the NHS and health services in general – A&E in particular gets very busy, so please don’t attend unless it is a genuine medical emergency
- 111 is the NHS’s non-emergency telephone number. It is open 24 hours a day and is fast, easy and free. Your symptoms will be assessed over the phone by a healthcare professional who will then immediately direct you to the best medical care for your symptoms
- Local community pharmacies can help you with lots of everyday ailments
- Get your flu jab – flu can be very serious for people over 65, people with long-term conditions such as diabetes, or kidney or heart conditions. Pregnant women are also at risk
- If you start to feel unwell, don’t wait until it gets more serious – seek advice from your pharmacist in the first instance
- Make sure your own medicine cabinet is stocked up with cough and cold remedies, and that you’re up to date with your prescription medicine
- Keep an eye out for your elderly neighbours
- Keep your home warm
- Visit the NHS Stay Well website for more information
Consensus at last – everyone agrees that Brexit is a mess!
It is now clear that the promised Brexit cannot be delivered.
We have run Brexit surveys and stalls to listen to local residents’ views on Brexit. Local Brexitometers have consistently shown support for an Exit from Brexit through a People’s Vote. There is far less support for a General Election, at least until Brexit has been resolved.
Anneliese Dodds in parliament yesterday mentioned that over 2000 constituents have contacted her and only a handful supported the deal. She indicated that she is listening; so write to her, and if you have already, write again. #PeoplesVote
Email Stef if you have any European Union questions or would like to help with the campaign.
For anybody interested in the planning application for Clive Booth Hall at John Garne Way there is a drop in session on Thursday 22nd November 3-7pm at Post Grad Centre, John Garne Way.
Headington Baptist Church Hall, 78 Old High Street, OX3 9HW,
We’ll be talking about the Local Plan. All welcome to drop in or out at any time.
The Oxford Bus Company is running a Brand a Bus competition for charities and other good causes to have their name and logo displayed on a bus. Headington Action has entered the competition. To vote, please go to:
Roz has been given the following information by the Highways Department.
Direct Services will be carrying out some minor carriageway/footway remedial works over the next two weeks but the date hasn’t been set as yet for the carriageway resurfacing works – we are still awaiting a date from the surfacing company … Once they get back…with a firm date, we will be sending out residents’ letters before the work starts. I’m hopeful it will be completed by the first week of September at the latest.”
Headington councillors are asking the Oxford Mail reporter concerned to give evidence for wording in his article that may not be factually correct according to the full police report given to us by our neighbourhood police team. We have been advised by neighbourhood police that the incident is being treated as a serious assault, but not a racist one, but will update this website when we have spoken to the journalist.
The Oxford Mail has provided councillors with information received from Thames Valley Police. We are asking the police for a definitive statement and will post it when we have it.
The Headington Lib Dem team is delighted that our colleague Stef Garden won yesterday’s by election yesterday and would like to thank all who voted.
The result is:
Stef Garden Lib Dem 949
Labour candidate 419
Conservative candidate 124
Green candidate 67
36.6% turnout was higher than expected
Stef says: “I’m so honoured to represent Headington. Thank you to everybody for their overwhelming support. Now the hard work really starts but I’m up for the challenge!”