Woodbridge: Covid Vaccine Update

 Coronavirus vaccinations should be starting in  bulk in Woodbridge from this coming Monday, 11 January. They will be delivered 8am-8pm Mon – Sun over the next months, supplies permitting, to  residents in order of priority

It will be the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine

𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 call your surgery to ask when you are due: they 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 contact you.

The priority will be:

1 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑙𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑑𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑟𝑠
2 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 80 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑟𝑠
3 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 75 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟
4 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 70 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑣𝑢𝑙𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑠
5 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 65 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟
6 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑑 16 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑡𝑜 64 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑙𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑝𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦
7 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 60 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟
8 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 55 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟
9 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 50 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟

 It will, apparently, save a lot of time if you have your NHS number with you when you attend. (Don’t ring your surgery to ask: it should be on any NHS letter or prescription you have)

Want to find out what is the up-to-date Covid situation in Woodbridge, (or any other parish)? Go to the  Government dashboard at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/?_ga=2.74176852.759950160.1610067471-1718285161.1597297882

and put your postcode in the relevant box!

My response to SizewellC Consultation 5: road to rail

In response to their last – recent -consultation in the summer, Sizewell produced  some amendments and variations to their plans. As far as Woodbridge was concerned the most important part was the proposal to take  some works traffic off the roads and send it by rail.  Marine delivery was also mentioned.

I responded on your behalf as follows:

In my responses to past consultations tp Sizewell C I have emphasised  – in addition to the damage that will be done to the heritage countryside of East Suffolk by the building of this power station – the damage that is inevitable by the diminishing sustainability of EDF’s freight proposals.

In the last proposal the delivery of this project was intended to be almost wholly road dependent. It seemed that EDF had discounted the only solution that would cause least environmental impact to the county, in the name of causing less environmental impact. However National Planning policy states that waterborne or rail transport should be preferred to road transport at all stages.

Marine delivery: I therefore welcome the proposal for an additional Beach Landing Facility at Sizewell Beach to bring construction materials in by sea. I am interested to see this is now seen as possible when in the past, marine delivery was speedily discounted with the excuse of damage to marine environment.

However this new plan is not well fleshed out.

It also begs the question, why cannot all or most materials be delivered to the site by this means? It would, for example, be helpful it we knew from where EDF is sourcing the construction materials.

If Sizewell has to be built, it could only be done by eliminating the impact of the scheme on Suffolk’s unique and ancient natural environment: minimising, mitigating, or compensating for its destruction is not enough.

The impact on the population has also to be considered along with the countryside.

Rail delivery: The belated mitigation of a road-led strategy by proposals that provide more night trains may help the environment but it will be at the expense of the population who live along the East Suffolk railway line, the residents I represent being among them. Continue reading My response to SizewellC Consultation 5: road to rail

Caroline Page, LibDem County Councillor for Woodbridge