The East Glasgow Community Health & Care Partnership has launched an oral health programme for children in primary schools across east Glasgow. Following successful pilot schemes, supervised tooth brushing will be introduced in 47 schools as part of their breakfast clubs and will involve around 2,000 pupils.
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A partnership between three Telford secondary schools has been launched to help boost standards in teaching and open up new opportunities for the borough's children. The Learning Federation set up by Telford & Wrekin Council with the Sutherland School, Ercall Wood Technology College, and the Hadley Learning Community goes live from September. It aims to change the way education is delivered at the Sutherland School by allowing it to share the skills and facilities of the other two schools.
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Castle Morpeth BC has reduced street crime by issuing its wardens with mobile IT kit. Wardens capture data and transmit the information to the wardens' central database. Wardens can report incidents the moment they happen and action teams can respond immediately. The backlog of reports has been dramatically reduced, freeing up valuable resources.
For more information contact Peter Almond 01670 535000 or go to: www.castlemorpeth.gov.uk
Sheffield City Council is to hold its biggest-ever consultation and communications exercise - Your Council, Your Say. This city-wide initiative will give every resident the opportunity to directly influence a number of key council services over the next two years. Hot topics include street cleaning, appropriate penalties for people who drop litter and the introduction of neighbourhood wardens.
Residents will be able to express their views in a range of ways including completing a questionnaire, attending events in the city centre with the opportunity to speak to councillors and officers and going along to their local area panel meeting.
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Almost 300 young people have signed up to a text-messaging service giving out information on local events, courses and advice services provided by Kensington & Chelsea LBC. Young people can now find out about services including weekly drop-ins, the youth arts showcase, dance classes, sports activities.
For more information go to www.rbkc.gov.uk
On the beat
Harrow LBC's BoroughBeat scheme sees council staff undergoing training as police special constables. The initiative is part of the Metropolitan Police's London-wide drive
to recruit 1,400 specials
by April 2007. Under the scheme council staff are
paid to get out of their offices one day a fortnight and
patrol the borough's streets.
For more information go to: www.harrow.gov.uk
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