• Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 3 days ago
    Well the news are reporting what they think will happen, I am looking forward to Boris statement for a number of reasons. The main one is that I am trying to support my staff in planning the re opening of their face to face services. Timelines were made presuming that 21st June would be the easing of restrictions, but of course we have to figure in contingency plans. I feel for all the other organisations and sectors who have been planning on resuming services but now face uncertain times. It must be difficult to keep their staff happy. Good luck to all !
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 3 days ago
    Not seen much in the news about this today. Thoughts are with the families who lost xx
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 3 days ago
    Hi Scoop, I have a question. We all know that you have changed policy regarding sharing screenshots in the groups of abusive messages. Could you clarify if it is ok to share a screenshot in a PM?
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 5 days ago
    My council has just announced that from Wednesday they will be doing surge testing in my postcode as the delta variant is rife. How is everyone feeling about the latest cases? And the news that’s saying Boris will postpone the unlocking? Right, wrong or just fed up with the whole thing?
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 1 day ago
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-57425534
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 9 days ago
    Well, I was going to write a letter today to a prisoner and rang the prison to confirm their prison number. The lady said “Oh, you don’t need to write a letter, we now have the email a prisoner app” !! For 40p per message I can email a message that is printed off and gets to the prisoner the next day!! Amazing! I can remember back in the day when you had to wait like two weeks for a reply to a letter and now bam! 🙄
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 11 days ago
    https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-d-day I love looking at things like this
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 13 days ago
    I love this idea... the “books” in this library are humans- they can be checked out for a few hours and you can ask whatever questions you want to. Each “book” is labelled with a subject. It could be cancer, diabetes, an architect, each book has experience of the subject to share! https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/pghub/social/humanlibrary/
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 13 days ago
    Hey Scoop. I can only see a few of my chats when I click the message icon. When I then click go to messages it doesn’t show me my chats at all
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 11 days ago
    I’ve been reading this morning about people who are having to fly home early after Portugal was taken off the green list. I do feel sorry for them but I wonder if it is a good idea for anyone to book anywhere abroad at the moment as this could happen to any destination? Should all holidays abroad be banned? Or is it enough that people are aware this could happen and that insurances cover cancellations due to covid restrictions? I’m torn on this one guys
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 18 days ago
    https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/ I love this site, it fascinates me looking through the collections
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 21 days ago
    What drink can you not live without? I wonder what weird and wonderful concoctions we can learn about 😀
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  • Black Park,Langley Park,Denham Park HIGH WINDS PARKS CLOSURE 21/05/2021 Please be aware the Country Parks will be closed on Friday 21st May 2021 due to the forecasted high winds. The forecasted speeds are above our threshold and for the safety of the public and our staff the parks will remain closed. We will reopen as soon as possible but please be aware that we will not open until checks have taken place and any required clear up is carried out. Please check for the latest updates on reopening.
  • On Saturday I had 12 inches of hair cut off and instantly felt better! Felt so light and free with all that heavy thick hair gone. What makes YOU feel instantly better and a million dollars?
  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 2 months ago
    For all of you clever people out there- I have some prints I want to print out for wall art- what is the best paper to use? Helpppp
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 2 months ago
    I wanted to do a serious message so please forgive me and scroll past if you aren’t interested. TRIGGER WARNING - Suicide Yesterday afternoon a young lady in her 30’s who was local to me was posting tweets on a local Slough group. She described her low mood, wrote her thoughts, spoke of her conversation on the phone with her nan and thanked everyone for reaching out to her to help. She then typed “this next train is for me,” told everyone that her password to her phone was her date of birth, and jumped to her death in front of the train. Please please reach out to someone if you need help. Scream it at the top of your lungs if you need to be heard. There are so many people who care. Samaritans no is 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org . Reach out to someone. Please
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 3 months ago
    Sad to hear this gentleman has passed away. He said some real gems whilst being the voice of F1 ,including “there’s nothing wrong with that car...except it’s on fire” and “This would have been Senna’s third win in a row,if he had won the two before” lol
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 3 months ago
    Just a reminder of how clever we are..
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 4 months ago
    (Yes I am in my daughters Bubble!) had cuddles with this chap yesterday
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 4 months ago
    Over the last few days I have heard lots of colleagues who have taken the steps to book a holiday abroad for this summer. I asked one why and her reply was that she needed something positive to look forward to and wanted to be optimistic. I fully understand this, the yearning to do something nice and have some normality. I myself wouldn’t risk booking a holiday. Not just because of lockdowns etc but because I think I would still be wary of being on a plane etc with the virus. So , my question to you all is... Have you booked? Where have you booked? If so, what tipped your decision to booking this soon?
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 4 months ago
    Just thought I would share this, I know a few who have used them and they are great!
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 4 months ago
    I thought I would share something nice in the middle of this worrying time . I am part of a group elsewhere that is about cooking on a budget. Everyone shares tasty recipes that are cheap. Last night a young lady listed a small amount of food and said she has that and £10 to last a week as her food shop had fallen through.She simply asked everyone for some meal ideas for her kids. Within an hour she had multiple offers of help, resulting in a lady who lived 10 minutes away from her dropping a “care package “ of food on her doorstep. The lady was overwhelmed at this act of kindness, the lady who donated the food simply said “ I have enough” Sometimes something touches your heart and brings a little hope x
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 5 months ago
    Woke up this morning, sat having a cuppa and suddenly could not leave the decorations up any longer, so I took them all down and had a cleaning spree. Usually I get sad taking down the tree but this year I just had enough. Plus I love how tidy everything looks! Is it just me feeling this way or do more of you guys just want Christmas season done?
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 8 months ago
    Received this today from a friend
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  • COVID communication survey In July we launched the COVID communication survey. This survey gives residents the opportunity to feedback on the key messaging and will help us ensure that we are reaching the right people with the right message. We are encouraging champions to provide their own feedback by completing the survey, and also to share the survey amongst their friends, families and resident groups. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GR5W5SS
  • Get fit to fight Covid - Slough
  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 9 months ago
    The approved plans include: Plot A will be facing Station Road with an access road where up to 60 homes are proposed – which the applicant said would be 100 per cent affordable houses – with retail, pubs, takeaways, and an energy centre which the centre could accommodate with 800 sqm of floor space on the northern part of plot A. Plot B would dominate the site as the enormous data centre will be placed there which could take up to 93,000 sqm gross of floor space with offices, a sub-station, and up to 150 car parking spaces – one space per employee at the centre. My concern is every increasing pressures on our GP surgeries resources- hard enough to get to see a DR at the moment !
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 9 months ago
    THE Slough Conservatives are demanding the government intervene in the council’s controversial A4 bus lanes trial. The opposing Tories revealed they have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, to intervene and review the council’s ‘rushed’ and ‘botched’ implementation of bus lanes from Huntercombe Spur to Uxbridge Road. They have also called for the government to look into Slough Borough Council’s ‘abuse’ of its grant from the active travel fund – the local authority received over £200,000 with around £50,000 spent on the bus and cycle lanes. In the letter, the Slough Conservatives believe the experimental trial has done the exact opposite of what the scheme set out to do without any public consultation. They believe the bus lanes have increased traffic congestion, made air quality worse due to long queues, worsened public safety, not improved social distancing and believe the council has ‘misused’ public funds...
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  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 9 months ago
    I have been listening and watching the news about testing and have noticed that Sloughs covid drive thru testing site is appointment only now. I wonder how long it will stay that? With people being encouraged to go back to work isn’t testing more important than ever?
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  • The first hybrid walk-in and drive-in testing centre in the country is being set up in Slough and will be operational from Wednesday (24 June) afternoon. The testing centre will be based in the Montem Car Park, Montem Lane and anyone with symptoms – and for the first time people who are not symptomatic but concerned they may be infected – will be able visit for a test either by foot or in a car. The site is being provided by the Department for Health and Social Care and is being facilitated by the council. The centre will be open for those who wish to make an appointment and those who just want to drop-in, though the council is warning drop-ins may have a slightly longer wait. If coming by car: Up to four people can come together in the same vehicle All ages can attend Tests will be administered by visitors under the guidance of trained testing staff on site There is no geographical limit on where people can visit from Actual testing should take between 15 and 30 minutes If walking: All attendees over the age of three are required to wear face coverings or they will not be able to take part Children three and under are not required to wear masks Special area for testing for those who do not wish to remove face coverings in public Curtained area available Parents are welcome to bring children Actual testing should take between 15 and 30 minutes Josie Wragg, chief executive, said: “We are proud to be facilitating, not only a site with huge capacity for testing but also one which is the first hybrid site in the country – where people can drive and walk in with no appointment. “We have been reassured there will be plenty of assistance on site and we would encourage anyone with symptoms or who is concerned they may have covid symptoms, not just now but in the coming weeks to pop along and get a test. “In an area like Slough, which has seen relatively high levels of infection and has a large black and ethnic minority population which is more at risk of both catching the virus and getting more severe complications from it, having such a site in our borough is excellent and improves testing accessibility for both our residents and those in surrounding areas.” The site is expected to be operational on Wednesday (24 June) afternoon. Other access to the Montem Car Park is now restricted and residents are requested not to attempt to park on the site and use other cut throughs between Chalvey and the A4.
  • Dawn @Dawns Farnham Royal updated 12 months ago
    Hi all I am sorry it has been so long since I posted! I hope everyone has kept as well as they can in these trying times. I myself have noticed that more people at the local shops say hello and share a smile (socially distanced of course) It is good to see and hear of neighbours helping each other . Please feel free to share a story or say a thank you about these hard times and I hope many of you are enjoying a bit more freedom . Alternatively, if anyone needs any help while isolating maybe one of the group could help!! Stay safe
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