THE RED BOX PROJECT

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

The red box project provides free period products to young people in need in schools. This is a community enabled project so we need everyone to get involved

WHAT’S THE ISSUE

It can be hard to believe that in this day and age people cannot afford period products. But this is true, and it is happening every day. Research by Plan International UK found that:

  • 137,700 girls in the UK have missed school because of period poverty
  • 1 in 10 girls have been UNABLE TO AFFORD sanitary wear
  • 1 in 7 girls have struggled to afford sanitary wear
  • If you had to choose between buying sanitary wear or eating

Which would you choose? And how about this….

  • 48% of girls in the UK are embarrassed by their periods Only 1 in 5 girls feel comfortable discussing it with their teacher
  • 71% of girls admitted they have felt embarassed buying sanitary products
  • 49% of girls have missed an entire day of school because of their period
  • of which 59% have made up an excuse instead.

Whether it’s period poverty, not being able to ask at home, or just being caught short, we want to have their backs and let them keep their dignity

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Donate period products
  • Set up a donation point (at home/business/centre)
  • Donate funds to our cause
  • Volunteer as a local Red Box ambassador (set up donation points/spread awareness/deliver/help collect boxes)
  • Set up an event to raise money & awareness
  • Run a stall for us
  • Help with packing up boxes

GET IN TOUCH

Visit our Facebook Page: facebook.com/redboxprojectnorthdevon
Email us at: redboxprojectnorthdevon@gmail.com
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Tour of Britain Stage 2 – Georgeham and Croyde

Tour of Britain Stage 2: Including Georgeham & Croyde

After a year’s absence the OVO Energy Tour of Britain returns to the South West of England on Stage Two, which also represented the race’s 10th visit to Devon in the past 12 years. Day two of this year’s race departs from the UK’s newest town – Cranbrook and finishes in Barnstaple, which last welcomed the race back in 2012

Please see below the details regarding the times the race will be passing through Georgeham & Croyde on Monday 3 Sept including advance notice of road closures and disruptions to traffic.

Approximate Timings

  • 14:42: The advance escort managing the race and rolling road closures should arrive in Georgeham & Croyde
  • 14:57-15:22: (depending on their average speed) the race should arrive in Georgeham & Croyde. This should then take a maximum of 5-10 minutes to pass through.

We recommend people watching the race should try and be at the road side between 30mins and 1hr before the race is due to pass.

The Full Stage Route

Advance warning signs

Advance warning signs on A-frames will be placed on the key approach roads to Georgeham & Croyde from 20th August (2 weeks in advance of the race). These will display – ‘Delays likely’ 13:45 to 16:00 (see attached) and should help raise awareness of the event locally.

Clearways through Georgeham & Croyde

To ensure the safe passage of the race it has been necessary to implement a clearway (no waiting or parking) as the race passes through Georgeham & Croyde. The length of clearway is indicated in the plans that can view viewed below:

The clearway will run from 09:30 until 16:00 with signage about the clearway going up at the same time as the advance warning signs, 2 weeks in advance of the event. Signs will be mounted to lamp columns or posts on highly visible yellow signs. A recovery vehicle will travel approximately 2hrs ahead of the race to remove any vehicles that are parked illegally within the clearway.

Volunteers Needed

We would very much value the support of any volunteers in advance with any door knocking to residents/businesses or sharing via social media through local groups that may exist. This should be to remind people to park elsewhere and to reschedule things like deliveries, particularly avoiding the afternoon of the race when we will be more actively policing the clearway.

On the day itself it would also be helpful if volunteers could be asked to keep an eye on the clearway and remind motorists/residents to keep the route clear. This would be of particular assistance after midday so we can be made aware of any issues.

For all people interested in volunteering please contact the Devon Tour of Britain Project Manager below:

Zsolt Schuller
tourofbritain-mailbox@devon.gov.uk
07980 015173

 

 

 

Resources

Timetables, maps, programs, race manuals and more can all be found here: https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-two/

Devon & Cornwall Police July 2018 Newsletter

Proposal to merge Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police

Please take the time to read the message below and involve yourselves in the survey, this is an opportunity for members of the public to have an input into the future shape of policing in our region.

The chief constables of Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have been progressing with the proposal to merge the 2 forces since the announcement was made last September.

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez (Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) and Martyn Underhill (Dorset) have launched a public survey to know what the public think of the plans for a merger of the 2 forces.

Full details and survey here: http://wwwfuturepolicing.co.uk/

In a joint statement Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer (Devon and Cornwall) and James Vaughan (Dorset) said “The merger is set in the context of an ever increasing local, national and international demand on policing which requires investment and new approaches. This in addition to the increasing financial challenges which the PCCs are actively seeking to address is amongst some of the arguments in favour of a merger.

We believe the proposed merger is also the right thing to do, not only for our communities but also in respect of the wider South West landscape and our workforce who are actively managing those increasing demands on a daily basis.

The survey is open until 27th August 2018

Click to view full Newsletter Here

Devon & Cornwall Police June 2018 Newsletter

HOT DOGS!!

One of the worst calls we have to attend during the good weather is to dogs in hot cars, already this year the fine weather has resulted in several calls of this nature. Please be aware that the temperatures in cars rises very quickly even when not in direct sunlight.

If you HAVE to leave your dog in the car make sure that there is water easily accessible for them to drink and plenty of ventilation ( windows down at least two inches ). If we attend a hot dog call, OUR actions are based on our perception of the level of distress the animal is in.

This can result in us deciding to break a window in order to remove the dog to safety, that’s not an easy decision to make and often leads to conflict with an irate dog/ car owner who’s opinion regarding the condition of their dog differs from ours.

Please don’t put us in that awful position, make sure your pet is safe.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL NEWSLETTER

North Devon Homes purchasing 5 new homes in Croyde

North Devon Homes are purchasing 5 new homes in Croyde which are available to rent and buy under shared ownership for residents of the Georgeham Parish, as follows:

1 x 3 bedroom shared ownership house

Shared ownership allows for you to buy a percentage share of a property, and rent for the percentage not owned is paid to the housing provider. The initial share being sold is 40%. The owner can buy further shares in the future a maximum 80%.

Property Value: £300,000  –  Min 40% share: £125,000

In order to acknowledge your interest in this property please register with Help to Buy South West – https://www.helptobuysw.org.uk

4 x 2 bedroom rented houses

These properties will be rented at social rent levels, which will be confirmed nearer to completion In order to be able to bid for these properties, please register with Devon Home Choice- https://www.devonhomechoice.com

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All properties are subject to a local occupancy restriction to the Georgeham Parish, where by the applicant must be able to evidence one or more of the following criteria:

  • Minimum continuous residence of 5 years in the Parish
  • Continuous employment for 5 years in the Parish
  • Current employment in the Parish in an agricultural related activity, the emergency services, as a professional healthcare or social worker or as a qualified primary or secondary school teacher.

The properties are anticipated for completion in May 2018.

For more information or to register your interest in these properties please contact Lisa Chapple 01271 312 528

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First aid training for local businesses

First aid training for local businesses

Get ready for the Summer season! Every business needs a qualified first aider, regardless of size or risk. It promotes a healthy atmosphere in the workplace as well as reducing risk.

Georgeham Village Hall

An opportunity is coming up in Georgeham to send someone on an accredited course. On successful completion of our Emergency First Aid at Work course, the qualification will be valid for 3 years; that’s less than £20 per year to have a qualified first aider on your team! Call us now to book your place:

Saturday 24th March 10.00am – 4.30pm
Georgeham Village Hall, Hill Park EX33 1JL

Cost £50 per person which includes manual and qualification.
Email firstaidathand@aol.com or call 01271 326885 to book a place.

Emergency First Aid at Work course

We come to you! With a minimum of 4 participants we will come to you to deliver this training. Not only is this more cost effective for you per head but the training will be tailored specifically to your business needs and risk. Your company policies and procedures can also be incorporated into the training.

Tip! Join with a neighbouring business to increase numbers.

Two hour First Aid training workshops

Everyone needs to know a little First Aid. At First Aid at Hand we recognise that it is not possible for everyone to attend an accredited course so we also offer 2 hour sessions to workplaces, groups and clubs. For £100 up to 12 people can learn lifesaving skills. Public workshops also available.

Go to our Website or follow our Facebook page to find out more.

Contact us now to book and discuss your business needs.

Kind regards,
Lorraine Kamp and Chaz Luther-Frisby

First Aid at Hand
www.firstaidathand.com
07550 099426
01271 326885

Love My Beach: Community Litter Picking Putsborough

Community litter picking on Putsborough Beach this winter.

Beach Clean!

Join us on the beach for a bit of fresh air and litter picking!
Escape from the family for a few hours or bring them along to search for plastic (and beachcombe for treasure!).
Free Parking and Beach Cleaners discount available from the cafe.

Saturday 20th January – Putsborough Beach
2pm – 3:30pm

Contact ranger.rose@hotmail.com for more information

OR join the ‘Croyde Comunity Beach Cleaning Group‘ on Facebook

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