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We are delighted that National Express has accepted the Parish Council’s suggested diversion route while emergency gas works close Elliot’s Lane. Buses to and from Wolverhampton will now take a circular route via Bilbrook. The timetable will remain the same give or take a few minutes.
Buses to Wolverhampton: After Birches Bridge, left onto Duck Lane continue onto Pendeford Mill Lane, left onto Withers Road, left onto Bilbrook Road, right onto Duck Lane, left onto Birches Road
Buses to Codsall : From Birches Road, right onto Duck Lane, left onto Bilbrook Road, right onto Withers Road, right onto Pendeford Mill Lane and back along Duck Lane, right to Birches Bridge
A big thank you to National Express and to the person who alerted the Parish Council of the issue.
The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board, which oversees NHS services in the local area, has issued the following guidance:
If you need urgent medical help this winter, whether that be for symptoms you’re worried about, if you or a loved one has fallen or injured themselves, if you child has injured themselves or is unwell, or if you’ve got a dental problem, you can get immediate help by heading over to www.111.nhs.uk. You will answer a few questions about the health need, and get instant support and advice about how you could self-care, or where you need to go to get further support. If you don’t have access to the internet, or if your little one is aged five or under, call ‘111’ for the same help and advice.
If you are told you need to go to an Emergency Department (A&E) and it is not life-threatening, you may not need an ambulance. Think whether a family member or friend can take you, or help you get there.
If you’re trying to get an appointment at your local GP surgery, remember, it might be better to see another member of the qualified team members within your practice – seeing your GP isn’t necessarily always the best option, and might mean you waiting longer. If your practice does not have any appointments available, ask about Enhanced Access appointments. You may be able to visit another practice within a few miles of your own surgery, much sooner.
In life-threatening emergencies, you should always dial 999 immediately.