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The Parish of Bacton

The parish is a rural area of Mid Suffolk centred on the village of Bacton, and also includes the settlements of Earl's Green, Bacton Green,Canham's Green, Cow Green and Ford's Green. There are also village greens within Bacton village at Tailor's Green and Shop Green, making a total of seven registered village greens within the parish.

21 June 2017

The NHS needs your help during the hot weather

Dear Councillor,

The NHS in Suffolk is asking for assistance in their efforts to relieve some of the pressure being placed on the county’s two hospitals and the ambulance service due to the current spell of hot weather.

  • Please seek treatment for sunburn, insect bites and stings, heat rash, hay fever and other summer conditions from your local pharmacy – they don’t require an appointment and are often the best place to go for advice, prevention remedies and treatments
  • If you suffer from asthma or hay fever please stay aware of the pollen count and ensure you have supplies of the right medication for your condition
  • Stay ‘sun safe’ by using sunscreen with an SPF of 15+ as sunburn is not only painful it can increase your risk of skin cancer
  • Please ensure that any older people you care for or are friendly with are drinking enough fluids during the current hot weather as they are susceptible to dehydration. This particularly applies to those with Alzheimer’s or who have previously suffered a stroke. Medicines such as diuretics and laxatives may increase the likelihood of dehydration and those who are incontinent might limit their fluid intake


You can read useful hot weather health advice from local GPs HERE

You can read advice on spotting the signs of dehydration HERE

 

Bacton Parish Council

The council operates a number of facilities and services on behalf of the residents of the parish, as described on the 'Our Services' page. Other services such as refuse collection, highway repairs, etc. are operated by either Mid Suffolk District Council or Suffolk County Council. The Parish Clerk will be happy to advise.

You can contact us through the Parish Clerk (see details on the Contact Us Page) or at this email address: bactonparishclerk@gmail.com