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.
For all residents experiencing other Covid related issues (e.g. needing help while they isolate, or experiencing financial hardship support) speak to a member of the customer services team at Cambridge City Council. Telephone 01223 458780 or contact Simon.Aslett@cambridge.gov.uk or complete an online help request form here https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/coronavirus
Latest infection statistics in Cambridge
Between 17 and 23 June 2021, 147 people had a confirmed positive test result. This is more than double the previous week. There were 4 cases in Petersfield from 12 – 18 June. Between 6-13 June, the number of hospital admissions (CUH) for Covid-19 was 5.
Deaths in Cambridge
Number of deaths of people whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 as one of the causes between 17 and 23 June was 0. There is a lag in reporting of at least 11 days because the data are based on death registrations.
These figures reflect the situation elsewhere in the UK where the number of Covid infections is rising, but deaths remain low.
Walking in Cambridge
During the pandemic lockdown more of us have accessed shops, leisure facilities and work places on foot. A survey carried out by the local branch of a national organisation, Living Streets has highlighted how dissatisfied is the local population with the state of our streets and pavements.
The report, written by former Petersfield County Councillor Linda Jones reveals that 30 percent of people walk to work, and 73 percent also go shopping on foot. In addition, 93 per cent walk as a form of recreation, and 74 per cent walk to local amenities or to go to a social occasion.
The report states ‘We live in an era where active travel is being promoted, and walking is a very important part of that, so we looked at factors including pavement quality, the volume of traffic and air quality and only 6 percent of respondents say they’re happy with things as they are.’
The results show:
- 62.9% are not ‘generally happy’ with their experience as a pedestrian in Cambridge; 5.4% are happy
- 90.7% are concerned that pavements are ‘sloping, uneven, cracked or potholed’
- 71.5% complain that pavements are blocked by parked vehicles
- 62.6% complain that pavements are blocked by waste bins
- 41.5% object to traffic signs and street furniture obstructing pavements
- 53% say hedges protrude onto pavements.
The body responsible for pavements and highways maintenance in Cambridgeshire is Cambridgeshire County Council. To report a highways emergency that poses an immediate danger to the public, please call either:
- Cambridgeshire Highways on 0345 045 5212 (during office hours – 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays)
- Police on 101
For all non-emergency repairs go to Cambridge County Council – ReportIt. The map will permit you to report the exact location of the fault and will allow you to see those faults that have already been reported.
If you do not have access to a computer, tablet or smart phone or are unsure how to use them, you can contact Cambridge Online on 01223 300407.