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Get on Board - vote for CTLA

(published by: Hamsey Parish Council)


The passion and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers for being part of a vital front-line community service never fails to impress. They are aware how important each journey is. It can be the difference between social inclusion - or being lonely and isolated for a week. Please 'Get On Board'

CTLA Community Transport are hoping to receive up to £25,000 in the Aviva Community Fund grant programme to support their vital front-line charity work in the District - but they need your votes!

All you have to do is:

1. Click on the link below - or copy and paste the link into your browser

2. Register yourself on the site - The registration process is very simple - just click on "Register and login" follow the simple steps, including verifying your email address, just make sure the Aviva email doesn't go into your spam.

(If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, just go to the bottom of the registration page where you can 'Login with Facebook' - the whole process will then take just seconds.)

3. After being returned to the projects page - search by project CTLA

4. Once you have found and clicked on our project you can cast up to 10 votes for us – use the slider to choose the number of votes you wish to cast and click vote – you should get an immediate notification that your votes have been registered.

5. Please tell everyone you know – forward the voting link to everyone in your address book asking them to vote for us – Also if you have a Facebook or Twitter feed it would be lovely if you could get the information out on those platforms as well. Please ask them to use as many votes as they can for us!

The cost of a new vehicle against the good it could do in the community, potentially saving community groups and providing vulnerable and isolated individuals with quality of life is simply immeasurable.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope you can 'Get On Board'.

Paula Woolven

Community and Communications Manager

CTLA Community Transport

01273 517332



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Station car park - use the marked bays.

(published by: Cooksbridge Station partnership)


The parish council is endeavouring to establish GTR's plans for the introduction of charging in the Cooksbridge station car park. Without warning penalty tickets are now being issued for vehicles nor parked in a marked bay. We have protested to GTR about such unfair practice and again asked what is happening. The notice in the car park states clearly that parking is free and as long as the fine has not been paid, appeals can be made via the Independent Appeals Service website. In the meantime it would be prudent to only park in one of the clearly marked bays. We shall communicate further if and when we get clarification from GTR


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New emergency number

(published by: Hamsey Parish Council)


On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.

Key points to note about this service are:

· Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.

· 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.

· 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.

· Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.

· Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.


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