This Newsletter has been produced by the Petersfield COVID-19 Network. It is intended to help and inform Petersfield residents, especially those who are unable to leave their homes because of Government restrictions.
If you know someone who would like to receive the paper version of this newsletter, please ask them to contact Romsey Mill via phone or via post: Romsey Mill Centre, Hemingford Road, Cambridge CB1 3BZ (you do not need a stamp if you add “FREEPOST CB1067”) or call 07933 671101.
Romsey Mill can also offer assistance by putting you in contact with volunteers, who can help collecting shopping and medication.
If you have information which would be of benefit to other residents in Petersfield please contact Romsey Mill with details and we will consider using it in future newsletters.
Latest infection statistics in Cambridge
Public Health England data indicates there were 43 new cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge, for the week Mar 10th to Mar 17th. This is a 48% increase from the previous week. It is disappointing as until last week there had been a steady fall in infection rates since Jan 1st. However, there were 0 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test in Cambridge in the same period. There were 3 new cases in Petersfield in the week up to March 12th.
As of 17th March, 95% of people aged 65 and over have been vaccinated with first dose as well as 9 in 10 of those clinically extremely vulnerable. UK health services vaccinated a total of 25,273,226 people with first doses of the two available vaccines, while 1,759,445 people have had their second dose.
This means almost half of the adult population (26.5 million) have already been vaccinated and will soon develop strong protection from serious illness, saving countless lives and significantly reducing pressure on the NHS.
The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The census takes place on Sunday 21 March 2021. Your answers to the census questions will help organisations make decisions on planning and funding public services in your area, including transport, education and healthcare.Every household should complete the census on Sunday 21 March 2021 or as soon as possible after. If you’ve responded before 21 March and things have changed, please call free on 0800 141 2021 to correct.
Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme
The Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme allows members of the public to receive a government-funded voucher worth up to £50 towards the cost of repairing a bicycle.
All vouchers in the first, second and third releases have now been allocated, but further vouchers will be released when it is clear that applicants will be able to get their bikes fixed at a wide range of retailers without significant waiting times. This is anticipated shortly. To apply for a voucher, when they become available, go to https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk/
Retailers participating in the scheme include:
- Rutland Cycling at Cambridge Railway Station 01223 352728
- Cycle King at 197-199 Mill Road, tel 01223 214999
- Kingsway Cycles at 8, City Road, tel 01223 355852
Decathlon at 8, Grafton Centre, tel 01223 603400
The Connecting Cambridgeshire programme is improving Cambridgeshire’s digital infrastructure – including broadband, mobile and public access Wifi coverage – to drive economic growth, help businesses and communities to thrive and make it easier to access public services. Ask your current Internet Service Provider (ISP) if you can upgrade to a fibre broadband package within your existing contract, or shop around for the best deal using independent broadband comparison sites.