Fire Safety In the Home – Self Assessment

A new online fire safety quiz has been launched by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to support people to stay safe at home – and potentially save lives.

The ‘Fire Safety in the Home – Self Assessment’ survey asks a series of simple questions and then automatically generates a home fire safety report for them.

People are also encouraged to sign up for a free Home Fire Safety Visit from firefighters who can provide further safety advice, check smoke detectors and fire evacuation plans. These visits would be conducted in line with present social distancing and safety restrictions.

To use the interactive tool, visit: https://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety/online-hfsv-checker.aspx

For more information on free Home Fire Safety Visits, go to:
https://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety/for-householders/home-fire-safety-visit.aspx 

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Neighbourhood Watch Alert – Unsolicited Packets of Seed In the Post

URGENT UPDATE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED UNSOLICITED PACKETS OF SEED IN THE POST

The following message has recently been circulated by NFU Scotland

Significant numbers of Scottish households have been receiving unsolicited packets of seeds in the post from China/Singapore as part of a likely scam.
Following contact with Scottish Government, it urges those receiving seeds to take the following actions.

If the packet of seeds has not been opened, please leave it sealed.

DO NOT PLANT OR COMPOST THESE SEEDS.
It is possible that these seeds could be a harmful invasive species or harbour a disease both of which if released could pose a threat to agriculture and the environment.

Do not handle the seeds
These seeds may have been treated with a chemical pesticide. Please wash your hands if you have handled them without gloves.

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Neighbourhood Watch Appeal for Information

At 11pm on Monday 10th August, a concerned member of the public contacted police to report seeing a female walking at the the side of the road, dressed in inappropriate clothing for the weather conditions and time of evening in East Lothian. She was last seen walking southbound between the roadway and treeline on the A1 near to the Cement Works, Dunbar. She is described as being aged between 25-35 years old, slim build with dark bobbed hair. Anyone with any information with regards this female or who may have witnessed her walking in this area should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 4199 of 10/08/20. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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East Lammermuir Covid-19 Response Volunteers Remain Active

With lockdown restrictions continuing to ease, a number of the Covid-19 Resilience Response Teams across East Lothian are stepping down on 1st August.

However, the East Lammermuir Covid-19 Response Volunteers will continue to offer support for the foreseeable future. Volunteers in Innerwick, Oldhamstocks, Spott and Stenton remain available to assist residents with:

  • picking up shopping/urgent supplies
  • posting mail
  • friendly phone call
  • information and advice
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Shielding in Scotland Paused 1st August 2020

Shielding has been paused in Scotland for people considered more vulnerable to Covid-19.

Since 24 July, those in the shielding category have been able to shop and meet others indoors. They can now follow the same general advice as the rest of the population. To stay safe, you should strictly follow physical distancing and hygiene measures. This means you should:

– wear a face covering if you use public transport, visit a shop, or visit a care home or hospital

– avoid crowded places

– clean hands and surfaces regularly

– stay 2m (6 feet) away from other people

– self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms

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Temporary Traffic Regulation Order Innerwick

TTRO 153/20/EL will come into operation on 25th July through to 18th October due to NnG Wind Farm Works. Please click on the blue link above for more details.

Key points:

  • Road closure between Innerwick and the Brunt at the weekend for the next 10-12 weekends for junction widening
  • Diversion signs in place
  • Local and emergency access to be maintained

 

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Urgent Missing Person Appeal – Edinburgh

Officers are looking to trace Graeme Smith, 49, from Edinburgh – missing from his home, has links to Leith, may have travelled to Dunbar.

Described as 5ft 10in tall, stocky build, short black hair and facial stubble. May have access to tent and could be sleeping rough.

Any info? Call 101 quoting incident number 3220 of 22 July.

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Scotland Moves into Phase 3 of Lockdown Easing

The first minister confirmed the move to the third phase of lockdown easing in a statement to the Scottish Parliament today.

From Friday 10th July

  • Wearing of face coverings in shops will be mandatory
  • Indoor gatherings with a maximum of 8 people, from three different households, will be allowed with 2m physical distancing
  • Couples who don’t live together need no longer physically distance from each other
  • Outdoor gatherings with a maximum of 15 people from five different households will be allowed with 2m distancing rules
  • Adults are advised not to meet people from any more than four different households in any single day
  • Children under 12 no longer need to physically distance indoors from other people
  • People who are shielding will no longer have to distance themselves from others living in the same house.

 

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