Herald - Issue 393

v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v 6th August 2020 • The HERALD • Page 57 VAUXTECH LOCAL GARAGE Tel: 023 8086 9496 Unit 5, New Forest Enterprise Centre, Totton, Southampton SO40 9LA LOCAL GARAGE EST 23 YEARS • Servicing & Repairs • MOT’s (arranged) • Brakes • Clutches • Tyres • Air Conditioning • Collection & Delivery Locally Friendly & Reliable Onsite Café Facilities All Makes & Models e Submariner Memorial Appeal has announced a partnership with the Sea Cadets in a competition to design a new memorial which will mark the role Royal Navy submariners have played over the last 119 years. e competition’s closing date has also been extended until the end of August 2020. e memorial will be installed at the National Memorial Arboretum in Sta ordshire next year. e rst of its kind in commemorating the submariners, and their families, for the UK. Sea Cadets takes pride in its links to the Royal Navy, and since the rst incarnation of Sea Cadets was formed in 1856 it has given young people aged 10 to 18 the chance to experience a di erent kind of adventure. As well as members of the public of all ages, nearly 15,000 Sea Cadets from over 400 units around the country are being encouraged to draw up plans for the tribute and could win prizes, including £1,000 for the winning design. e winner will also be invited, along with other cadets, to attend the opening of the memorial by HRH Prince William, Commodore-in-Chief Submarines. “We’d like to encourage Sea Cadets from across the country and overseas units to come up with ideas for a memorial to those who lost their lives while serving in submarines and to recognise the sacrifice of their families.” Commander Tom Herman OBE RN, Submarine Flotilla Secretary, said. e competition is open to all and will close at the end of August. To nd out more and enter the competition, visit www.submarinermemorial.uk/ ‘Silent Service’ Partners with the Sea Cadets on National Competition to Inspire New Memorial A scheme which enables young people to borrow mopeds so they can get to work or vocational training is set to be extended. At his recent Decision Day, Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, agreed to to extend the Wheels to Work contract for a further two years with an option to extend for another four years, subject to funding. Councillor Humby said: “ Young people living in rural areas generally need to travel beyond where they live to get to work or to centres where they can undertake vocational training on the path to permanent employment. Public transport options may be limited where they live, and they generally have no transport of their own because they don’t have the money to fund this yet. They need a job in order to be able to earn a living which will allow them the means to organise their own transport. Wheels to Work aims to break this cycle and give 16 to 25 year olds a step up on to the ladder of independence.” e existing contract for the Wheels to Work Loan Scheme will expire on 31st March 2021 . e new contract is expected to commence on 1st April 2021 for an initial period of 2 years. e scheme currently operates in East Hampshire, New Forest, Test Valley and Winchester and has the capacity to loan out 28 mopeds across these four districts. Two district councils in the county, East Hampshire District Council and New Forest District Council, currently contribute towards the costs of the scheme being provided in their areas. e new contract will see a number of changes including the potential for purchasing electric mopeds instead of conventional mopeds where feasible and extending the scheme to those over 25 years old in speci c circumstances. e potential to extend the scheme to other district areas of Hampshire and increase the range of services o ered could also form part of the extended scheme if the additional funding required for this can be identi ed. Part of the preparation for the procurement of a new contract will involve seeking the views of those who have used the scheme in the past to nd out how it might be improved in the future to help more young people get to their rst jobs, or obtain the skills they need to secure employment. Council Looking To Help More Young People Access Education And Employment As Wheels To Work Scheme Is Extended