How what3words can help us #KnowExactlyWhere

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what3words is now used by 80% emergency services in the UK (including West Mercia Police, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service) and has helped to locate nearly 4,000 incidents since it first started being used. It can also be used to help us locate incidents more easily.

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Their system has given every 3m square in the world a unique
identifier made of 3 words – making the location of any emergency
or incident very easy to describe and share. For example
///tortoises.swarm.announce will take you to a precise location
on Ben Nevis where, in February 2020, a group of hikers were
rescued.

To report an incident using what3words:

  1. Download the free what3words app
  2. When you are at the location of the incident open the app and
    tap the arrow icon for current location
  3. Share with the emergency service, the 3 words displayed at the top of the screen
  4. You can also use the photo icon to take a picture of the incident
    and it will automatically add its what3words address

Make sure you have it downloaded on your phone and know how to
use it, to help you have it to hand should you come across an incident or even need to guide the emergency services to your home or that of a neighbour.

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Smartwater distribution

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In February, the Parish Council started to supply free packs of SmartWater to each household in the Parish.  During the Lockdown, the Police have kindly co-operated by posting some packs direct to residents, however a few have been returned as ‘not known at this address’.  If you have not received your pack please e.mail the Parish Clerk with your name and address and one will be sent to you.

Eileen Reynolds, Clerk to the Parish Council

clerk@burwarton-pc.gov.uk

Smartwater Collection 12th March

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The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, John Campion has invited Parish Councils to join a scheme to supply Smartwater to every household.

Smartwater contains a unique forensic code, which, once applied, enables equipment to be traced back to the owner. It is easy to apply and needs only a spot the size of a pinhead to identify property, it is almost impossible to remove and is guaranteed for 5 years.

The Smartwater has been purchased by the Parish Council and will be supplied FREE Of CHARGE to Parishioners of Aston Botterell, Burwarton and Cleobury North, who will be able to collect and register their pack at Cleobury North Village Hall on Thursday 12th March 2020 between 4pm and 7pm.

Help To Heat Grants

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HELP TO HEAT GRANTS

OIL, BOTTLED GAS AND ELECTRIC heated properties receive high funding rates for heating and insulation upgrades

If you are on a low income with limited savings and either high costs or a vulnerability to the cold, you could qualify for Help to Heat funding.

In many cases we are able to access full funding for off-gas boiler replacements or storage heater upgrades – with no need to be in receipt of benefits.

We can also assess your eligibility for grants towards fuel costs and give energy saving advice.

Many of our initial calls are made on behalf of neighbours, family and or friends—so if you think you know someone in need of support we’d be happy to receive your call.

0800 112 3743
advice@mea.org.uk

Keep Shropshire Warm is a partnership between Shropshire Council and Marches Energy Agency, a registered charity specialising in energy advice. Visit www.mea.org.uk

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