ADULT EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
A new addition to the Crossways park facility has been installed following a rigorous procurement process which will enable up to nine people to participate in activities covering a wide variety of exercises to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the adult population of Whitestone.
Four of the five units will accommodate two people at the same time and they are arranged in such a manner as to promote social interaction whilst exercising. A new informal group is in the offing to capitalise on this by having regular fun get togethers for those who just want to get moving on a regular basis in a friendly social setting. The equipment may also prove useful for individuals following medical advice as part of a recovery plan or to partake in the opportunity to have free regular exercise in a wonderful setting at times that fit into busy days.
The machines comprise of a double cross trainer, double stepper, double leg press, lateral arm press and pull down combo ( for two ) and a bike with rotating handlebars! All the units are unstressed and as such operate with the users own weight.
In keeping with the previous council’s support of inclusiveness, the council has also arranged for the installation of a climbing frame for the more adventurous juniors and young teens of our community during June 2019.
Please enjoy this new village equipment which is installed on the high bank alongside the football pitch.
RESULT OF ELECTION
WHITESTONE PARISH COUNCIL
2nd MAY 2019
|Name of Candidate||Number of Votes*|| Description (if any) |
|BELT, Mary Elizabeth||129||Elected|
|BRAMHALL, Ronald||160||Whitestone First||Elected|
|FAIRLEY, Linda Margaret||162||Retired Graduate Chartered Physiotherapist||Elected|
|HUNT, Robert Brian||174||Whitestone First||Elected|
|JONES, David Lloyd||172||Keep Whitestone Safe Protect the Landscape||Elected|
|LEE, Pamela||171||Whitestone First||Elected|
|LLEWELYN, Susan Patricia||146||Whitestone First||Elected|
|MILES, Tanya||140||Whitestone First||Elected|
|MUNRO, Deric Chapman||69||Retired|
|NETHERWAY, Belle Edythe Ismay||107|
|PHILLIPS, Robin Stanley||59|
|REED, Anthony Albert||83||Small Holder|
|THOM, Nicholas David||195||Whitestone First||Elected|
DO YOU HAVE A NEW NEIGHBOUR IN WHITESTONE?
If you have a new neighbour, please contact Pam Lee on 01392 811579 or email: email@example.com to let her know where they live so that a "Welcome pack" can be delivered personally to their new home.
Pam has been a resident in the Parish for many years and will probably be able to answer most queries they may have.
AT ANY TIME
Whitestone Parish Council have now commissioned the new outdoor defibrillator box which is situated at the entrance to the Parish Hall. This means that the defibrillator (AED) is now accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In the event of witnessing someone having a sudden cardiac arrest or suspected cardiac arrest, phone 999 immediately and request an ambulance. Seconds count - phone 999 FIRST.
Start chest compressions as directed by the Ambulance Service.
If another person is available, they may be able to collect the defibrillator (AED) from outside the Whitestone Parish Hall. They must tell the person on the other end of the 999 phone that there is a nearby defibrillator in Cabinet No: DC0191 at postcode: EX4 2JS. (These details are repeated on the outside of the cabinet). They will then be given the code to unlock the cabinet. No training is necessary to operate the defibrillator as it is fully automatic and 'speaks' to you with all the actions necessary.
An information course to prepare yourself on what to do after witnessing a sudden cardiac arrest is being organised for early in 2019.
CHECK WHO YOU PAY TO TAKE YOUR RUBBISH AWAY
Did you know that you are legally responsible for the waste you are getting rid of? This means that, if it ends up getting dumped, you could face a fine and a criminal record.
Don’t become a victim of this type of crime. Before you pay someone to take your old fridge, furniture or bulky items away, follow our simple checklist
1. Check if they have a waste carriers licence. You can do this by checking on their website, asking to see their waste carriers licence and by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 for a free instant waste carrier check.
2. Make a record. Take a note or photograph of the registration number of the vehicle that is being used to take your waste away and ask where it will end up
3. Get a receipt. Ensure that you get a transfer notice or receipt before your waste is taken away
Remember that most unwanted bulky household items can be taken to your nearest recycling centre for free. Alternatively Teignbridge Council provide a free rural skip service and offer a charged bulky waste collection service. For more information please visit www.teignbridge.gov.uk/wastecarrier.
REPORT A POTHOLE
It is still possible to report any pothole you come across on a Devon Road. Just click on the arrow to be redirected to the Devon County Council page and fill in the details.
Devon County Council has almost tripled its number of pothole repair teams in response to the storm damage to roads across the county.
Over the winter storm period, since 23 December, the County Council has recorded more than 1,300 reports of fallen trees and branches on Devon’s roads, more than 150 embankment slips, and more than 4,000 flooding incidents across the county.
Around 11,500 potholes have also been reported by the public or found by highway inspectors so far in 2014. In response, the number of teams dealing with pothole safety defect repairs has increased from 13 to 34, with an extra 52 staff tackling the problem. The approximate additional cost of the work is around £65,000 a week.
The clear-up of the storm damage is estimated to cost around £3 million to the end of the financial year, but the County Council is yet to finalise a figure for the damage caused by the storms as the road network and structures are still being assessed.