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Newsletter June 2020

Welcome to the latest refreshed look edition of the Due East Neighbourhood Council Newsletter.

We trust As well as this we hope you are well in these unprecedented times, we have been working hard supporting the wonderful activities and community response to the Covid challenge.
The newsletter this time is therefore focused on our aims of assisting communication and helping local people meet local need, we have done this by providing resources, funding and networking people together to find the support they need.

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Heat-health watch

Amber — Heatwave action

Triggered when the Met Office confirms threshold temperatures for one of more regions have been reached for one day and the following night, and the forecast for the next day has a greater than 90% confidence level that the day threshold temperature will be met. This stage requires social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups.

Read more: Heat-health watch

CAB Covid Benefits Advice Update 29052020

Council Tax reminders
People may be receiving reminders to make outstanding payments, and we are keen to
raise awareness that there is plenty of help available to support people to meet costs.
Our benefit calculator shows that Council Tax Support is one of the most underclaimed
benefits, but there’s also other help available,
and there’s further information on reduction schemes here; please encourage people
you may be working with to contact us if they need advice.

Read more: CAB Covid Benefits Advice Update 29052020

The national contact tracing service has started today (28 May)


The national contact tracing service has started today (28 May), guidance and info is available here:


The app is free and simple to use. Once you’ve downloaded the app, Bluetooth technology on your phone will record the distance between other phones that also have the app installed. If you become unwell with symptoms of coronavirus, you can allow the app to inform the NHS. This will trigger a notification that the NHS will then send anonymously to all other app users who you’ve been in significant contact with over the previous few days. Affected app users will be sent official NHS advice on what to do next.

Read more: The national contact tracing service has started today (28 May)

Bus services increase from 18th May

From Monday 18 May service levels on routes 1, 1A, 12, 12A, 24, 26 & 49 will be increasing to continue to enable physical distancing.

Routes 2, 25 & 46 have also been revised. Plus, there will be some timing changes on route 27 in response to passenger feedback. Special timetables for Mondays to Saturdays from Monday 18 May are available here. The Sunday and bank holiday special timetables from Sunday 17 May are available here.

Read more: Bus services increase from 18th May

c19 update 27042020

Volunteer Shoppers

  • We've created a short video to highlight the good practice, do's, and dont's for anyone who wants to offer their time as a shopping volunteer or if your organisation is looking to provide this service.

From the NHS: Paying our respects to those we’ve lost:

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday 28 April, at 11.00am,we will observe a minute’s silence for all those health and care workers who have died after contracting COVID-19.
  • The minute’s silence will allow the nation to pay respect to those whose work involved caring, saving lives, and keeping key services running and the rest of the country safe, while showing support for families who have lost a loved one.

    Read more: c19 update 27042020

Funding Feedback - Health Grants 2019

The following posters are a colourful way of showing how the 8 awarded groups used their £500 grant money to actively promote health within their communities. 

The health grants were funded by DueEast with the assistance of SES. Organisations applied and the local community voted. 

I am sure you will agree all grants were well spent and have achieved some great work!

Watch this space to find out who won the voting for the next round of grants 2020!! 

Read more: Funding Feedback - Health Grants 2019