National Diabetes Prevention Week 16th to 22nd April 2018

Type 2 Diabetes. Are you at risk?
National Diabetes Prevention Week (16 to the 22 April 2018)

Somerset GP Practices, hospitals and community health services have teamed up with Diabetes UK to help encourage the public to find out if they could at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Take the Type 2 diabetes risk survey?

By completing Diabetes UK’s new five-minute online Diabetes Risk Survey (https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start) local people could be taking the first steps to preventing what is rapidly becoming a major cause of preventable sight loss, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke.

Those most at risk may already have a family history of the disease; they may be overweight, or have a poor diet (high in sugar, fat and salt) and take little or no physical exercise.

What next?

If you complete the survey and believe you are at risk, then talk to your GP Practice Nurse about what advice and support is available. Somerset is pilot area for testing new smartphone technology which can help people reduce their risk by helping them to make changes to their diet and lifestyle. You may be eligible to be part of the pilot scheme.

What is the impact of Type 2 diabetes on Somerset?

In Somerset there are already over 30,000 people are living with the disease of which 90% will be living with Type 2 diabetes. Those at risk may have no obvious signs that they have the condition but public health experts already estimated there could be as many as 10,000 people in Somerset who are undiagnosed.

Last year Somerset Clinical Commission Group spent over £8 million on prescription medicines for people with diabetes and a further £6 million on hospital treatments.
The cost accounts for some 10% of Somerset CCG’s £724 million annual budget.

Each year, between 2,000 and 2,500 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes.

If people take no action to reduce their risk of developing Type II Diabetes is estimated that 53,000 people in Somerset could have the disease by 2030.

If you want to know more about Type 2 diabetes and how to reduce your risk of the condition you can also visit the Diabetes UK website at: www.diabetes.org.uk.

Works at Sandord Corner

There are a small number of remedial repairs that need to be carried out at Sandford Corner roundabout which will be carried out the weekend 10th and 11th March 2018.

4-way traffic lights will be temporarily installed during these works throughout the weekend. The decision has been taken to carry out the works during the weekend to cause minimal disruption to road users.

These works are to be carried out to make good before Somerset County Council adopt the roundabout and road layout.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that is caused by these works. If you have questions you would like answering, please get in touch with us on details below.

Lucy Holt

Project Manager EDF Energy

Free phone 0800 0969650

Email Hinkley-enquiries@edf-energy.com

 

Traffic Calming for Cannington

An information event was held on Monday 20th November 2017 to view the proposals for a traffic calming scheme, which 105 attended.

If you were unable to attend and would like to view and/or comment on the scheme the plans and key points are listed below

Main Road Plans

Main Road key points

Brook Street & Fore Street plans

Brook Street & Fore Street key points

Rodway Plans

Rodway key points

High Street plans

High Street key points

Weight limit & speed restriction key points

The plans may be difficult to view on line and so they will also be able to view in the Community Room between 10.00am and 12.00pm on Monday 27th and Wednesday 29th November. If this isn’t convenient they will be made available to view by appointment. Please contact any Councillor.

We would like to receive your comments and whether you agree or disagree with the proposals. If you would like to complete the Support letter it would help with our application for funding to the EDF CIM fund.

All responses need to be received by 12.00pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017. A Parish Council meeting will be held at 8.00pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017 to agree the proposals.

Cannington to Sandford Cycle Path

Information on the road works associated with the cycle path can be found on the Somerset County Website using the following link www.travelsomerset.co.uk/A39-Cannington

Cannington Youth Club

The youth club will be starting back on Monday 18th September. Please see poster for more details.

EDF Community Bus

The community bus that runs between Bridgwater and Minehead 3 times a day will now pick up passengers at Cannington Cemetery for journeys westwards towards Minehead. Please see Community bus timetable for more details.

Easter Event at The Walled Gardens of Cannington

Easter Weekend

When: Friday 14 April – Monday 17 April 2017. 10am – 5pm.

Where: The Walled Gardens of Cannington, Church Street, Cannington, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2HA

The Gardens will be full of spring colours and action packed with fun-filled Easter activities for the children.

Activities include:

·         Easter trial

·         Name the bunnies

·         Easter Quiz

 

Tickets cost £5 per child, with accompanying adults free of charge.

http://www.canningtonwalledgardens.co.uk/events/Easter%20Weekend

Vacancy for Youth Worker in Charge

A vacancy has occurred for a Youth Worker in Charge for Cannington Youth Club (CYC). Please see Advert for more information.

Cannington Youth Club

Cannington Parish Council are pleased to have taken over the management of the youth club from Somerset Rural Youth Project.

Please see latest programme

Cannington Pantomime Society

Pinnochio

Tickets are now on sale for Pinocchio

The box office is open from 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Wednesday and Friday evenings in Cannington Village Hall.

Please see Poster for more details

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