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Fuel issue: Risk of health and social care disruption.

Fuel issue: Risk of health and social care disruption.

There is a significant risk of disruption to health and social care services across Dorset due to the continued panic buying, which has left critical workers struggling to get fuel.

Partners have reported that increasing numbers of staff who need fuel to get to work at hospitals and in acute care settings.

Also, workers who deliver care to vulnerable people in their homes are now reporting difficulties in trying to go about their work.

The risks are coming on top of partner agencies already under pressure because of staff absences due to the pandemic.

More funding for Bikeability courses for children

More funding for Bikeability courses for children

BCP has secured extra funding from the Bikeability Trust to run further cycling training courses at schools and training centers across the region.

The extra funding of £80,500 means our Bikeability team can provide a further 2,183 course places for children this financial year.

The courses cover the whole range of cycle training from teaching children to ride for the first time, all the way up to the finer points of road cycling and dealing with junctions, roundabouts, and traffic queues.

Update on waste and recycling services – ongoing driver shortages.

Update on waste and recycling services – ongoing driver shortages.

Along with other councils, the ongoing shortage of staff and HGV drivers across the country
is having an impact on some of our waste and recycling services.

We are doing all we can to alleviate pressures on the service, working with staff from other
council services and agency staff, and recruiting where we can to fill driver vacancies.

We are responding day by day, assessing the staffing levels available, and prioritising
collecting the black and clear sack waste.

This has meant some of our services are experiencing disruption – garden waste was
temporarily paused, some glass collections have not taken place, bulky waste is currently suspended,
and the delivery of sacks is behind schedule.

Our apologies for the current disruption, which is likely to continue for some time.
Our staff are working extremely hard in difficult circumstances.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Please follow our updates on the website

Climate and Nature Emergency declared.

Climate and Nature Emergency declared.

At our meeting of Council (11 October 2021) we declared a Climate Change and Nature Emergency
for the district.

Cllr Edward Heron, Leader, “In itself, declaring a climate emergency does nothing,
it’s what you then do. But this is a clear signal that we consider it of such importance
that we will be building on the climate change actions already underway, and taking a more
a fundamental look at our activities, with the target of reducing carbon emissions along with an
ambitious action plan being put in place to measure annual district-wide progress.”

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 Take part in Future Skills Employment Week

    Take part in Future Skills Employment Week

Between 18th and 22nd October, Boscombe’s Royal Arcade will play host to the ‘Future Skills
and Employment Week’. Whether you are an individual wanting to know more about careers in
creative and digital technology or a business looking for new and innovative ways to upskill staff,
this week is your opportunity to ask for expert advice, find out about the new ‘virtual careers
platform’ and even test the latest technologies.

Children aged 12 to 15 can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Local Talent and Business Event.

Creative and digital tech businesses are invited to meet future talent and consider ways to
attract the finest graduates via workshop activity with potential recruits at ‘Dorset SPARK’,
taking place on Wednesday 20th October.

Dorset SPARK will focus on retaining and attracting talent to the creative and tech sector in the BCP area. This event is part of BCP Council’s ‘Future Skills and Employment Week’ at Boscombe Royal Arcade and is hosted by Dorset Growth Hub.

It’s the perfect time for collaboration between multi-generational and multi-sector teams
to find a practical, innovative solution to their challenge.

Nursing, Health & Social Sciences Jobs Fair.

Bournemouth University is pleased to announce they are taking bookings for their next,
“free and flexible” Jobs Fair.

This event will be held online on Wednesday 24 November 2021 where employers can
promote full-time roles, placements, and course-related part-time jobs.