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On Saturday 20 January 2018 two parachutists jumped from the roof of the 18 floor Mellish Court flats, West Bletchley. The same thing happened in 2017 when two people also parachuted from the roof.

Local Councillor Mick Legg has been contacted by residents of Mellish Court who are concerned that there is poor security allowing people to access the roof. Residents are concerned that the lack of security may allow a vulnerable resident to access the roof and jump to their death.

Cllr Legg said, “Two parachutists have been able to access the roof. It is clearly not secure and I am concerned that there is a lack of security because the roof is accessed on a regular basis to adjust communications equipment. The Council clearly needs to enhance security with proper locks, CCTV and an alarm system.”   

Local councillors Mick Legg and Nigel Long have been working with the residents of Mellish Court to improve services including fire safety, repairs, security and the concierge. The need for enhanced CCTV has been discussed.   

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Cllr Mick Legg concluded, “I am asking the Council to improve the security on to the roof so that access is no longer possible for unauthorised people. I would see such improvements as part of the wider plans to improve fire safety, cleaning, concierge, repairs and security in  the block of flats. Stopping access to the roof is an important part of ensuring security and preventing unauthorised access to the roof. I believe CCTV will be important to maintaining the security of the roof. If security is not improved I can see a dreadful accident happening.”

 

  

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Bletchley Community Hospital Reablement team has, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) scored a ‘good’ grading across all inspection areas.

Bletchley Community Hospital Reablement team has, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) scored a ‘good’ grading across all the 5 following inspection areas:

· Is the service safe?

· Is the service effective?

· Is the service caring?

· Is the service responsive?

· Is the service well led?

The reablement team based at the Bletchley Community Hospital are part of Milton Keynes Council’s ‘Reablement and Rehabilitation service’, known as ‘Intermediate Care.’

The service provides short term, 6 weeks, personal care to older and disabled people who have left hospital so that they can become independent again after illness.

December figure is the equivalent of 3 to 4 wards of patients.

At the time of the inspection in December 2017 there were 89 people receiving support from the reablement team. Without this support they would have remained in hard pressed MK Hospital taking up between 3 to 4 wards.

Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Housing, Cllr Nigel Long, welcomed another CQC inspection report highlighting the quality of Council services. He also told the Councils Budget Scrutiny committee on the 9 January that “We will continue to protect services like reablement. Not only are they good services that help people stay independent in their own homes, our top priority, but the service is crucial to helping Milton Keynes Hospital safely discharge patients, freeing up beds for more serious medical cases. In December the number being supported at home was equal to 3 or 4 hospital wards. Just think what pressure the hospital would have faced without the Councils’ reablement service.

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Cllr Long concluded, “As with other recent inspection reports, the high quality and caring nature of the staff is highlighted. I am proud of the work and commitment of staff. I am proud we have good services like reablement in Milton Keynes and that we are working closely with the hard pressed hospital.

Reablement Inspection: Another Social Care service gets 100% ‘Good’ inspection. - And takes pressure off our Hospital

Bletchley Community Hospital Reablement team has, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) scored a ‘good’ grading across all inspection areas.

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The next public meeting of the Community Forum will be on Monday 22 January, 7pm at the Sycamore Hall, Drayton Road, Bletchley.

The meeting for residents of the Bletchley and Fenny area and local leaders from the Council and police service will build upon an initial meeting between the Police and community leaders held on the 8 January (Picture attached)

Cllr Khan said, “There is a need to tackle some local issues of crime and anti-social behaviour in the Bletchley and Fenny area, including on the Lakes estate. Community Leaders met with the Police on the 8th January and a new Community Forum is being launched on the 22 January.”

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He concluded, “A very positive meeting was held with Police Officers and community leaders. We now want to see community involvement in discussions about these matters. I would encourage residents to come along on the 22 January. The meeting will start at 7.00pm and be held at the Sycamore Hall, Drayton Road. ”

Bletchley & Fenny Community Forum to bring Police and Community Leaders together to tackle local crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

The next public meeting of the Community Forum will be on Monday 22 January, 7pm at the Sycamore Hall, Drayton Road, Bletchley.

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