The Children & Adults Social Care Directorate has been running a ‘CARE’: Caring And Respecting Everyone Campaign this week. Children & Adults Social Care Director, Tracey Poole-Nandy, would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the Roadshows which took place at Longwood and Jamestown.

The CARE Campaign will conclude with an open-door recruitment event at the Princess Royal Community Care Centre (CCC) today, Friday 7 June, from 12noon – 5pm. This is an opportunity to learn more about the role of a carer for permanent and casual posts. On-the-spot interviews will also be available. If you are unable to attend this event but would like to make an appointment at a later date, please contact Miss Lisa Thomas at Brick House on tel: 22713.

Quality Assurance & Policy Lead, Gavin (Jack) Thomas, said:

If you have the values and personality our residents and tenants depend on, then why not go along to the CCC any time between 12noon and 5pm today. Light refreshments will be served.”

For more information about opportunities to work in social care, please contact:

Gavin (Jack) Thomas at Brick House on tel: 22713 or via email: gavin.thomas@sainthelena.gov.sh

Victoria Kellett at Brick House on tel: 22713 or via email: victoria.kellett@sainthelena.gov.sh

Wendy Henry at the CCC on tel: 23090 or via email: Wendy.Henry@sainthelena.gov.sh

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7 June 2019

The Airport Access (Haul) Road will open to the public from 12 noon on Friday, 7 June 2019.

The opening of the road brings a number of benefits to the Island including better alternative access between Jamestown, Rupert’s and Longwood and will in turn reduce the volume of traffic that currently passes through Longwood to access the Airport and make these areas safer for the public.

Speed limits on the Airport Access Road will be between 30 and 10 miles per hour. This is to ensure that speeds match the road structure. St Helena Police advises the public that these are maximum speeds, so drivers should match their speed to the prevailing weather and road conditions.

Appropriate signage including speed limit signs will be in place at each of the seven sections of the road.

Chief Inspector Mike Miskell said:

Please drive carefully especially when first using the road and whilst unfamiliar with it. It’s anticipated that the new Road will attract more traffic, which it turn will raise the traffic on the road from the Briars to Rupert’s Bay.  This is a still a narrow road, so care should be taken.” 

St Helena Police will be increasing their patrols on this road to promote road safety.

Tune in to your local radio stations for further advice on using the Airport Access Road responsibly.

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4 June 2019

 

The Children & Adults Social Care Directorate renamed their residential dwellings at the Princess Royal Community Care Centre (CCC) with a short unveiling ceremony at the CCC on Monday, 3 June 2019.

In attendance were Councillor Anthony Green, Director of Children & Adults Social Care, Tracy Poole-Nandy, Quality Assurance & Policy Lead, Gavin (Jack) Thomas, various staff and volunteers of the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate, residents of the CCC and representatives from the media.

During the ceremony, the group of attendees were guided around the CCC and were shown the five new wooden plaques which had been wall mounted outside of each residential dwelling. Five persons from the group were chosen to unveil a plaque and give background information as to why the particular names were chosen. The plaques were made using local wood by a prisoner of HM Prison Jamestown.

Up until the unveiling of the new name plaques, the residential dwellings were referred to as ‘blocks’. Recently, staff and residents of the CCC ran a competition and came up with names which they would like the dwellings to be called. The residential dwellings are now called: Sunny Ville (previously known as A-Block), Honey Ville (Blue-Block), Arum Ville (F-Block), Golden Ville (Green-Block) and Rose Ville (Red-Block).

In his opening speech, Gavin (Jack) Thomas gave context to the importance of creating a homely environment and how the name changes added to the homeliness of the CCC. Gavin also gave a special mention and thanks to Mr Larry Stevens of the Agriculture & Natural Recourses Division for kindly donating the wood, Prison Manager, Heidi Murray, for her support and to one of the prisoners of HM Prison Jamestown for crafting the wood into the five name plaques. Gavin said that this was a milestone occasion in the directorate’s history, which coincided with the renaming of the directorate and lots of other important developments currently underway.

Manager of the CCC, Wendy Henry, explained the reasons behind the name changes for the residential dwellings, the significance of moving away from reference to ‘blocks’, and the importance of residents feeling proud of where they live – existing and new residents. All of the names submitted related to flowers.

Notes to Editor

From Saturday, 1 June 2019, the Safeguarding Directorate has been renamed as the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate.

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4 June 2019

The 14km Access (Haul) Road from Rupert’s Bay to St Helena Airport will open to the public from 12 noon on Friday, 7 June 2019.

HE Governor Rushbrook will officially open the Road at a special ‘ribbon cutting’ ceremony at Bottom Woods (next to Reggie’s Takeaway) in the presence of the Bishop of St Helena, Elected Members and SHG officials including the SHG Roads Team. The public are also invited to attend this event.

Executive Council agreed at their meeting on Tuesday, 28 May, to adopt the Airport Access Road as part of St Helena’s road network. The opening of the road brings a number of benefits to the Island including better alternative access between Jamestown, Rupert’s and Longwood and will in turn reduce the volume of traffic that currently passes through Longwood to access the Airport and make these areas safer for the public.

The Airport Access Road is divided into seven sections – African Slave Road, Airbay Road, Boer Road, Flagstaff View, Pipe Ridge Pass, Wirebird Way and Wainwright Way. Appropriate signage at each section including speed limits will be in place before the Road is opened to the public.

St Helena Police are also launching a Road Safety Campaign to encourage responsible driving on the Airport Access Road. Further details will be issued shortly.

Notes to Editors

The Airport Access Road, previously known as the Haul Road, was the original track created to transport equipment and machinery to the Airport Site at Prosperous Bay.

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3 June 2019

Children & Adults Social Care Director, Tracy Poole-Nandy, would like to inform the public that the Directorate has relaunched its ‘CARE’: Caring And Respecting Everyone Campaign.

The Children & Adults Social Care Directorate has various vacancies across residential services supporting older people, services for adults with additional needs, and sheltered housing services. This campaign aims to recruit local carers for the residential services, and for individuals requiring support in maintaining a degree of independence and quality of life.

As part of the ‘CARE’ Campaign, Children & Adults Social Care staff will also carry out two Roadshows in June 2019. Staff will be out and about in the community to meet with anyone wanting to know more about the Directorate and/or considering a career in social care.

Dates and times are as follows:

Date Time Venue
Tuesday, 4 June 11am – 2pm Longwood Supermarket
Thursday, 6 June 11am – 2pm The Market, Jamestown

 

The campaign will conclude with an open-door recruitment event at the Princess Royal Community Care Centre (CCC) on Friday, 7 June 2019, from 12 noon-5pm.

For more information, please contact:

Gavin (Jack) Thomas at Brick House on tel: 22713 or email: gavin.thomas@sainthelena.gov.sh

Victoria Kellett at Brick House on tel: 22713 or email: victoria.kellett@sainthelena.gov.sh

Wendy Henry at the CCC on tel: 23090 or email: wendy.henry@sainthelena.gov.sh

 

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3 June 2019

The monthly meeting of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) took place on Thursday, 23 May 2019, and the following is a summary of the main items discussed:

SHG’s new Senior Economist, Amanda Curry Brown, was introduced to the Committee. Amanda is here for two years and will be working on developing a Labour Market Strategy and assisting in the delivery of the Economic Development Investment Programme.

The draft Sustainable Economic Development Plan End of Year Progress Report was provided. It was suggested that an infographic be developed to publicise progress made in 2018-19 and it was agreed that a final report be made available to the public. More information on this report will follow shortly.

Enterprise St Helena (ESH) gave a brief update relating to activity during April, as follows: Works at the Canister appear to be progressing well and are due to be completed in early July. An exhibition on Sir Hudson Lowe, Governor of St Helena during the exile of Napoleon, was launched at Plantation House on 14 April – the aim of the exhibition was also to shed light on his role in bringing an end to slavery on St Helena. There had been a cruise ship visit by the MV Pacific Princess on Thursday, 4 April, carrying 609 passengers and 379 crew. St Helena Tourism had attended the ‘We Are Africa’ travel show, in Cape Town. Following endorsement of the new Investment Strategy, the Approved Investor Committee had considered its first local investment application, which had been awarded Investor ‘B’ status. ESH has awarded five Small to Medium Enterprise Grants thus far this financial year, to a total value of £16,000. The Business Development Team was also heavily involved in the Agricultural Day held at Francis Plain on 4 May. This was well received, and consideration is therefore being given towards holding an agricultural related event on a biennial basis.

A proposal was presented by the Deputy Financial Secretary for a change to the Currency Ordinance 1975.  It was noted that the current Ordinance provides for the treatment of a surplus made on the Currency Fund in a financial year but did not detail how a deficit should be treated should one occur.  This is an anomaly and although the Currency Fund usually makes a surplus it was recognised that suitable provision should be made in the Ordinance in the event of a deficit. It is proposed to include an additional clause to provide that a deficit should be transferred to the General Reserve at the end of the financial year. The Committee recognised that this is an administrative amendment and that there would be no financial or other implications as a result and therefore endorsed the change. The necessary amendment to the legislation will now be drafted.

During the closed session SAMS presented their six-month report. SAMS is working hard to improve its services, and is asking the public what it would like from St Helena’s media. These two 10-question surveys will inform upcoming changes in The Sentinel and SAMS Radio 1 – find the respective surveys online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K86RCNV and https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/57KR228.

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31 May 2019

St Helena Government (SHG) notes with sadness the passing of Matthew (Matt) Young. We wish to extend our sincere condolences to his wife Sheila and family at this time.

Matt served as Financial Secretary on St Helena from 1996 to 2000 and returned as Acting/Locum Financial Secretary several times during 2003 and 2004. Matt will be more recently known as serving as Director of St Helena Line from 2000, later taking on the Chairman role and was in the midst of winding up St Helena Line through the liquidation process before he passed away.

Matt’s last visit to St Helena was on the final voyage of the RMS St Helena in 2018.

Matt’s association with St Helena has spanned many years. His services to the Island have been very much appreciated and it is with deep regret that we acknowledge the loss of someone who has been a true friend and ambassador for the Island.

SHG
30 May 2019

Governor Rushbrook presided over his first meeting of Executive Council yesterday, Tuesday 28 May 2019. There were three memoranda to consider; the first sought approval of the Medical, Dentistry and Pharmacy (Amendment) Regulations (2019), the second sought approval to implement the draft Building Regulations (2019) under the Building Control Ordinance 2013 and the third asked Council to consider and advise whether the Haul Road should be adopted as a part of St Helena Government’s roads network.

For the first item Members approved the amended Regulations noting that they were necessary to support the recently amended Medical Practitioners Ordinance and that they would provide assurance to the public that the health practitioners on St Helena are suitably qualified for their roles and that optimal healthcare is being provided on the Island.

In discussing the draft Building Regulations, Members noted that the revisions filled gaps that are present in the current regulations. They will allow regulation of construction methods other than the traditional block work, and are designed to improve the overall quality of buildings on the Island. The Regulations include for example, sections on the regulation of Septic Tanks and Glass Safety, and are clearer and written in a more user friendly style. The new Regulations also propose increases to the fees charged for the provision of services. Members were content to approve the new fees, noting that they will help to partially offset the cost of operating the Building Control Service, it was also noted that these were the first increases since April 2013. Members asked for the fees to be revisited on an annual basis to ensure that they were not creating undue hardship, particularly for first time home builders.  Members were content to approve the revised Regulations, subject to some minor amendments. They also requested that the Infrastructure & Transport Directorate should ensure that there is ample publicity given to explain the benefits of the changes including advising the public on what they can expect from the new Regulations.

The final item on the agenda related to the adoption of the new Haul Road. Members felt that this was long overdue and that the opening of the Haul Road would bring a number of benefits to the Island including better, alternative access between Jamestown, Rupert’s and Longwood and would go a considerable way to reduce the volume of traffic that currently pass through Longwood to access the Airport and make these areas safer for the public. Members gave approval for the road to be adopted subject to appropriate regulations and signage being in place regarding speed limits, and asked that a road safety campaign is launched, to encourage responsible driving on the Haul Road. It was agreed that the road would be opened from noon on Friday, 7 June 2019, and details of the opening, including the naming of the various sections of the road will be publicised in advance.

It was noted that there was only limited publicity given to the advertising of this meeting, and Members asked for this to be addressed in line with their commitment to openness and transparency.

ExCo

29 May 2019

Safeguarding Director, Tracy Poole-Nandy, would like to inform the public that the Directorate has relaunched its ‘CARE’: Caring And Respecting Everyone Campaign.

The Safeguarding Directorate has various vacancies across the service, including in all residential services supporting older people and adults with additional needs, and sheltered housing services. This campaign aims to recruit local carers for the residential services, and for individuals requiring support in maintaining a degree of independence and quality of life.

As part of the ‘CARE’ Campaign, Safeguarding staff will also carry out two Roadshows in June 2019. Staff will be out and about in the community to meet with anyone wanting to know more about the Directorate and/or considering a career in social care.

Dates and times are as follows:

Date Time Venue
Tuesday, 4 June 11am – 2pm Longwood Supermarket
Thursday, 6 June 11am – 2pm The Market, Jamestown

 

The campaign will conclude with an open-door recruitment event at the Princess Royal Community Care Centre (CCC) on Friday, 7 June 2019, from 12 noon-5pm.

For more information, please contact:

Gavin (Jack) Thomas at Brick House on tel: 22713 or email: gavin.thomas@sainthelena.gov.sh

Victoria Kellett at Brick House on tel: 22713 or email: victoria.kellett@sainthelena.gov.sh

Wendy Henry at the CCC on tel: 23090 or email: wendy.henry@sainthelena.gov.sh

 

Notes to Editor

From Saturday, 1 June 2019, the Safeguarding Directorate will become the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate.

 

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28 May 2019

The following is a Public Announcement from the Police Directorate:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the presentations by St Helena Police on Conducted Energy Devices (Tasers), due to be held at Kingshurst, Harford, Levelwood and Jamestown Community Centres have been postponed.

St Helena Police would like to apologise to the public for the short notice. Rearranged dates/times for the presentations in these districts will be announced shortly.

SHG
28 May 2019

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