Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Friday, 25 January 2008
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:
The trust was given the top “best performing” rating for its midwifery care in the Healthcare Commission review, which focused on whether trusts provided a high quality, value-for-money maternity service.
The review scored 25 key indicators covering care from when the mother first experiences maternity services to about 10 days after birth.
Frimley Park was one of only 38 trusts nationally that had an overall result of best performing. Its average score for the 25 indicators was the best in the London south east region which includes Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
Among the areas in which Frimley Park scored full marks was its antenatal screening programme. Women are offered a combined scan and a blood test which enables the risk of their baby having Downs syndrome to be calculated.
The review also incorporated the results of a survey of mothers who gave birth in the unit*, eight out of ten of whom rated their care as “good” or “excellent”.
Frimley’s head of midwifery Adrienne Price said: “We are delighted with the results and we realise it is the contribution of all women in our care who have given us our excellent mark.
“The report has been very helpful in highlighting those areas where we would wish to develop services. For example our patients told us the homeliness of our delivery rooms could be better [score 2 out of 5] and we are pleased to report that we are currently refurbishing and expanding our maternity facilities.
“People today want individual and quality care. Our board of directors have recognised our reputation and have invested in our future. For example we are currently recruited six more midwives.”
Chris Ball, general manager for women and children’s services, said: “Adrienne and her staff have worked very hard to provide the best possible service to women in our population.
“Everyone works as a team. From the executive director to the housekeeper, we adopt a team approach to ensure that the women in our care receive a high quality service. We also look to constantly improve and this review will help us plan our future priorities.”
Friday, 18 January 2008
Note from Cllr Clifford: My solicitor advises me that I should state that by publishing this I in no way endorse speeding or cruelty to animals.
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
1. The Town Centre.
2. The Airfield.
3. Farnborough's historical heritage.
4. Accessible & well maintained public footpaths & walkways. (Cove Brook / Blackwater Valley path)
5. Cove Brook.
6. Preservation of Cove Village.
7. Preservation of North Camp Village.
8. Victoria Road Cemetery.
9. Recreational Areas.
10. Traffic Management.
11. Preservation of important Street Scenes.
12. Public Art.
13. Protection of wild and natural habitat.
14. Review of Listed buildings and Hampshire Treasures
15. Ensure a local voice is heard and protected when considering development in our community.
The Civic Society will address these concerns via the following activities:
1. Reviewing all local planning applications for Farnborough, Cove and North Camp.
2. Campaigns to preserve, protect and improve local buildings of worth.
3. Awards and recognition for local examples of excellence or historic value
4. Articles in the local press and other publications
5. Working with like minded organisations and a network of other civic societies.
6. Hosting seminars and presentations to help inform and educate residents.
7. Local BlogSite
We will have another meeting on the19th February at 7pm till 9pm at Rushmoor Council Offices, and work towards an inaugural AGM held near to 23rd April 2008 (St Georges day).
Candidates are being invited to apply for the honorary posts of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer. Membership Secretary, Publicity Officer and Web Master.
We are also looking for a further 6 members to serve on the executive committee that will run the society.
Members are being sought to support this new local Society £2 for under 16 year olds, £7 adult, £10 joint, £100 Corporate. Membership fees will fund a regular newsletter, local campaigns, seminars, and local research.
Those interested should contact David Clifford, Wellington House, 40 Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire. GU14 7BL . email: firstname.lastname@example.org (tel 01252 371111)
All Team GB athletes are anticipated to attend the secure, residential camp for training at Aldershot’s Centre of Sporting Excellence, for acclimatisation in an environment that is similar to the Olympic Village, for focussing or for co-ordination, kitting-out and processing during early July and mid-August 2012 before being transported directly the short distance to the Olympic Village itself or direct to Olympic venues in the close vicinity.
The Army’s world class sporting facilities and accommodation at Aldershot are being managed and further developed by Carillion and KBR’s joint venture company, Aspire Defence, as part of an £12 billion MoD PFI contract to deliver and operate improved living, working and sporting facilities for 18,700 military personnel at Aldershot and across Salisbury Plain.
The facilities incorporate the Army Centre of Sporting Excellence as well as the Army School of Physical Training and have been used for training by more than twenty Olympians including ex-soldier and double Olympic Gold Medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes. The Olympic Swimming Pool complex is currently used as the permanent high performance training centre for Great Britain’s Olympic synchronised swimming squad.
Thursday, 3 January 2008
Graham was elected in 1988 to Rushmoor, and represented St John's Ward in Farnborough, making him one of the longest serving councillors with 19 years service to his credit. Because of Graham's popularity amongst fellow councillors, I and other councillors took time out from our own campaigns last May to go and help in his successful and well deserved re-election campaign. This new 4 year term would have given Graham well over 20 outstanding years of public service.
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 2:20:55 PM
To: David Clifford
Subject: DAB Digital Radio in Surrey and Sussex Auto forwarded by a Rule
Dear Cllr Clifford,
I thought I would write to update you on some new developments here at 96.4 Eagle Radio. Our company and MuxCo Ltd (a specialist digital radio company) are in the process of applying for a new radio licence that will bring local DAB Digital Radio to Surrey, North Sussex and West Hampshire.
This means that listeners will be able to hear local stations like our own 96.4 Eagle Radio and County Sound 1566 MW alongside stations from other operators like Mercury FM and BBC Southern Counties Radio all in digital radio quality, as well as being able to access a whole host of new radio stations.
As part of our application, we will be talking to hundreds of people from across the counties about what they would like to hear on DAB Digital Radio. We also think it is important to talk to elected representatives, like you, who come into contact with, and represent, a wide variety of different groups and individuals. We would therefore appreciate it if you could take part and complete the following short online questionnaire here: http://muxco.surreysussex.sgizmo.com/
Your answers will help us develop our proposals and make them even more representative of the area we would like to broadcast to.
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
96.4 Eagle Radio & County Sound 1566 MW
1. M & L. Grisold, Wantirna; Australia
.... lots more Australians
262. David A Robar Quebec, Canada
263. DanielaViolo-Robar Quebec , Canada
264. Daniel J Robar, NSW Australia
.. then more Australians!!
355. James Freeman, Cheltenham , England
356. Chris Bailey Salford, England
400. stuart padgett, sydney , australia
423. K Farrant, Christchurch , New Zealand
434. L. Smalley , Kent , United Kingdom
... some English
590 Ahmed D. Bayat, Karachi Pakistan>
591 Nadim H. Homsi, Jordan>
592 Hala N. Mukhar, Jordan>
593 L Jowell, South Africa>
594 R Walden, South Africa>
... more Australians!!
620 C. Montgomery, London , United Kingdom>
... more Australians
638 Jayne Fairbairn, Auckland, NZ>
.. more New Zealanders
643. Pam Rintoul, Grande Prairie, Canada>
.. lots of Canadians.
704 Georgia Quattrone, Edmond Oklahoma>
... lots of Americans
743. Mattyy - Australia>
... yet more Australians
820. Sheila Dunham , Brantford Ontario,
... more Canadians
866. Sue Stoneham, New Zealand
867. Sue Lind, New Zealand.
868 Maxine Wade, Australia
869. C.Goodger, Australia
870. Dee Carey, Hampshire, England
... a few more English
882 David Clifford, Farnborough, England
At 2.30am, the police and fire brigade were called to Caswell Close, Farnborough following reports of a fire in an upper room of a multi-occupancy property.
The 19-year-old occupant was away from the premises, but other residents were taken to Frimley Park Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is being investigated but officers believe it was started deliberately. Extensive damage has been caused to the upper floor of the property.
An 18-year-old man from Farnborough and a 20-year-old man from Farnborough have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.
Detective Constable Jo Brocklehurst, from Aldershot CID, said: “Fortunately the occupant of the premises wasn’t at home, but extensive damage has been caused to the property.
“This was an isolated incident which could have been far more serious with potentially fatal consequences.
“We urgently need to hear from anyone with information about who was responsible, or anyone who may have seen people acting suspiciously in the area, to contact us.”
Anyone with any information should contact Det Con Brocklehurst at Aldershot CID on 0845 045 45 45 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Tuesday, 1 January 2008
A 17-year-old girl was approached by a man in the park and pushed towards the pavilion at around 12.50am on Tuesday, December 25.
After being pushed the girl scratched the man on the face and ran off.
Officers have now released an e-fit of the man, who is described as:
30 to 40 years old
5ft 10ins tall
Bald head with slight stubble growth
Distinctive light blue eyes
Wearing a windproof light coloured jacket, zipped up to the chin
The man is believed to have let two Staffordshire bull terrier dogs off their leads, shortly before the incident.
PC Christopher Thoday, of Farnborough police station, said: “It is possible the motive behind this incident was sexual, although no actual sexual assault took place.
“The victim managed to scratch her attacker and he would have several cuts to his face. Did anybody you know come home during the early hours of Christmas Day with cuts to their face?
“Farnborough is a safe community and incidents of this nature are very rare. However we would remind people to be aware of their surroundings particularly when walking through the park alone at night.”
Anyone with information about the incident or who recognises the e-fit should contact PC Thoday at Farnborough police station on 0845 045 45 45 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.