Month: October 2017

Patient Transport Survey 16 October – 10 November 2017

Patient transport survey: 16 October – 10 November 2017 Clinical Commissioning Groups across the South West are seeking views from patients on how they can provide fair access to NHS-funded non-emergency transport. The survey is open from Monday 16 October – Friday 10 November 2017. The aim of the survey is to help inform the development of a consistent approach to eligibility for NHS-funded patient transport. Patient transport is a non-emergency service offered to people who cannot get to their hospital appointments because their health condition impacts on their ability to use routine transport (cars/trains/buses/taxis/wheelchair taxis). National eligibility criteria were...

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Water, water everywhere…

Water, water, everywhere… But not a drop to drink (on the surface). The river Og is a bourne, originally meaning a river that is dry in summer months. That is why when you look at old maps of the area, you will find that many houses shared wells, to get water during the summer from deeper underground. In the last few decades, wells have been replaced by domestic water supplies. But water is still extracted on a massive scale by Thames Water’s bore holes. Local farms that need water for their livestock are now having to redrill their own bore...

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What have the Romans ever done for us?

What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health… In this part of Wiltshire, there was the Roman settlement at Dvrocornovivm (Wanborough), connected by road to Cunetio (Mildenhall). The area we now call Ogbourne St.George lay on the connecting road. Local historians and experts at the Association for Roman Archaelogy (ARA) believe that the Og valley contained several Roman buildings. Evidence of this can still be found in old stones walls in the area, where a trained eye can find lumps of Roman...

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