Tea parties with Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly is the only National charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face-to-face contact.

Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over and who live alone. This heart-warming scheme offers vulnerable elderly residents a regular and vital friendship link every month.

If you would like to get involved and volunteer, or would like to attend a tea party yourself, please click on the links below to find out more:


Volunteers:

http://www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk/volunteer

Guests:
http://www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk/guest

Parking fines

Ticketing on private land in the UK has reached epidemic proportions. New figures from the RAC Foundation show tickets are now being issued at the rate of 17,137 per day; the equivalent of 714 per hour or 12 per minute on private land.

The figures also show that, in total, nearly 10,000 people approached the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for advice on private parking tickets last year and parking firms are issuing almost 13 times more tickets than decade ago.

Motorists should have the certainty that when they enter a car park on private land, they are entering into a contract that is reasonable, transparent and involves a consistent process. Poor signage, unreasonable terms, exorbitant fines, aggressive demands for payment and an opaque appeals process, together with some motorists being hit with a fine for just driving in and out of a car park or private land without stopping, is not acceptable, according the RAC Foundation.

If you believe you have been unfairly fined and have a parking injustice story of your own, we want to know. Please get in touch by emailing dotherighthing@channel5.com.

Helping the homeless with Linkey

Founded in December 2017 by siblings Josh Adley and Natasha Langleben, Linkey is a social enterprise set up to bring together those who care, with those who need.

Josh and Rebecca, along with an army of friends and family, loaded up their cars and visited the homeless on the streets and in shelters in central London to deliver the goods.

Seeing how many people this simple act of kindness fired up their community, they decided to develop this one-off idea into a sustainable social enterprise. They setup an Amazon Wish List of all the essential items that shelters and rough sleepers were desperately in need of and used social media and word of mouth to encourage people to make a purchase.

In its first two months, Linkey received £20,000 worth of items, in addition to over 1,500 physically donated items.

Find out more about the charity and see how you can get involved here: https://linkey.org.uk/pages/channel-5-do-the-right-thing

Brighton and Hove City Council fly-tipping fines

Brighton and Hove City council and their enforcers, 3GS are fining small business in the area who say they are making genuine mistakes when it comes to disposal of waste.

The councils own figures show that up to 60 per cent of Brighton ‘fly-tipping’ fines are issued to businesses using the wrong bin.

Last year, it was revealed that the city council, in partnership with private contractor 3GS, had issued 276 fines for fly-tipping from May 2016 to May 2017. But recently, it said the number of fines in the last year had soared to 787 – with about 480 being issued to commercial organisations.

If you believe you have been fined unfairly please follow the links below for assistance.


Brighton and Hove City Council

Tel: 01273 292929

Email: cityclean@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Address your correspondence to Gill Mitchell.

 

For more information on the litter fines please see the government guidelines: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/fixed-penalty-notices-issuing-and-enforcement-by-councils

Series 27 Episode 1

SERIES 27 – EPISODE 1

WITH THANKS

 

Erdington Skills Centre – Birmingham Metropolitan College

 

Gareth Hall – City Decorating

 

Adam Houghton – Severn Painting

 

National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham

 

Marmalade Birmingham

 

STUDIO

 

Samsung Galaxy S9+

 

Apple HomePod

 

Amazon Echo Plus

 

Sonos One

 

DRx SpectraLite EyeCare Pro

 

GAMING

 

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition

 

Scribblenauts Showdown

 

JON TEST – DECORATING

Wipic Vibrating Electric Paintbrush

 

WAGNER Universal w590 Flexio

 

WAGNER Wallperfect Turbo Roller 550

 

Accubrush XT Professional

 

Paint Spinner Pro

 

Tapofix PROfix CS Wallpaper Paste Machine

 

Black + Decker EasyEdge Powered Paint Edger

 

G-TEAM – BEAUTY BLOGGING WITH LING. KT

 

ZEROTECH DOBBY

 

MeFOTO Backpacker Air

 

simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro 20cm Round

 

FEATURE – CES 2018

 

LG HU80KA 4K UHD Projector

The dangers of button batteries

Button batteries, also known as coin batteries, power a wide variety of things in the home but they can cause severe problems if swallowed by a child, as we find out in the show.

If you would like to find out more information on the dangers of button batteries, and how to use them safely, follow this link: http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-we-treat/button-batteries-using-them-safely