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The NMB update
he latest meeting of the Neighbourhood Management Board (NMB) discussed the following items: The Resnet The garage gang raised in excess of £800 at its annual toy sale and have donated £300 to Braunstone Community Primary School following a break in which caused thousands of pounds worth of damage. They also donated £300 to Golden Gloves boxing gym and another £100 to Darren Liquorice who is fund raising for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy UK. The committee are also gathering community responses to planned trips and the Braunstone Awards. Office space has been created at the Neighbourhood Support Base for meetings. Clean Up Campaign A poster competition is currently under way in the Braunstone Alert and the first clean up event will be taking place on Wellinger Way on March 14th. Residents are urged to participate and to also nominate areas or streets that would benefit from concerted effort. Litter pickers and equipment are being purchased with the help of Braunstone Blues and LCC housing dept have offered to loan other equipment too. The Braunstone Blues Following the success of this initiative, a second project has been started in the Highfields area of Leicester. The Blues have already provided some First Aid training, home safety visits, and access to other appropriate services. The scheme has funded a Befriending Service for vulnerable older people and going forward, they will be adding an Occupational Therapist to their Team. There will be some training for a few local people around confidence building. NMB structure Board members were asked to feedback on the frequency and structure of the meetings to see if there is the commitment to continue. Those present expressed no desire to change anything and were happy to meet on a six weekly basis. Housing Update The housing office on Gutheridge Crescent is closing in early March and residents are urged to set up an online profile (more information is available within this issue of the Alert) .There are also proposed changes to tenancy law with lifelong tenancies being no longer available. This proposal will likely take effect later in the year and advice and information will be available nearer the time.
t’s a busy year already! We are now using an office at the b-inspired Neighbourhood Support Base at 45 Wellinger Way. So far we have donated funds of, £300 to the Braunstone Community Primary School, £300 to the Boxing Club at the Oak centre, and £100 to Darren Liquorice who is running the London Marathon again, to fund raise for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy UK. Les Warner We are in the process of Resnet Secretary planning our yearly coach trips. We have some ideas but we would love your input. Any ideas welcome and will be considered (2 hours travel Max please). We are also asking for your opinion about the Braunstone Awards 2017, Should it carry on? Should it be changed? Let us know your views! The Garage Sale is still as busy as ever. We are still in need of donations, especially bric-a-brac, crockery, pots and pans, as well as shoes, clothing and bedding. We are always looking for Resnet new members and ideas. If you would like to become part of our group or would like more information, feel free to contact us on the above number or 07496 176220 or join us on our facebook page. Les Warner Resnet Secretary
YOUR BRIC ‘A’ BRAC
Thank you Fullhurst
very year, the pupils and staff at Fullhurst Community College make up and kindly donate Christmas Hampers to local residents. Fullhurst Community College pupils told the Alert why they are happy to do their bit for the community…“ people are on their own at Christmas and I wanted them to feel better” Sadie Starmer “ I care about the community” Tayner Hollis “ it not only helps you to feel better about yourself but you also help the local community” Demi Hainsworth. Here are some of the responses we would like to share with you from local residents, who received a hamper and wanted to express their thanks to the pupils and staff for such kind donations. “Please tell Fullhurst School that the hamper was really lovely, by the time the bills are paid it doesn’t leave much for anything else so I really appreciated it. I came home to find it on my doorstep, there was so much of it like potatoes, peas, beans and pasta, all the things I would use. It was in a lovely big wrapped box and I still have some bits left so it’s kept me going over Christmas. There was a Xmas Card inside which was so nice, I really want to thank you all and hope you think of me again next year!” Claire M and family “It was lovely to receive mince pies, Xmas pud, vegetable soup, baked beans and lots of things I would normally use. It was a great surprise to find it on my doorstep, I know a couple of other people who got them too. Lesley (my neighbour) loved hers and another lady stopped me in the street to say how happy she was to get it” Thank you to everyone at Fullhurst! Les W
Braunstone History Group
raunstone History Group was delighted to welcome Andrew Poore to Braunstone Hall. Andrew is the son of the late Rosemary Winstanley, and has been donating family heirlooms to the History Group for them to share with local residents. Andrew told us “When my mother died in 2006, her house was filled with items which had come from Braunstone. I had initially approached Chris Burch, whom my mother had met some years earlier, to offer him a set of large leather-bound Bibles which had originally been at Braunstone. Not having space for the books, he put me in touch with the Braunstone History Group (BHG). I began to realise there was a strong interest in the history of the Hall and the family that lived there, enlivened by the fact there were many local people who had been to school there. The knowledge and enthusiasm displayed by Helen and Peter Catterwell of the BHG led me to feel there may be interest for more than a couple of Bibles. When I suggested bringing some items to augment the Group’s existing collection, Peter and Helen were enthusiastic. Some of the artefacts now with the BHG are letters and documents which would normally be kept by the Leicester and Leicestershire Record Office at Wigston already guardians of a large collection of Winstanley papers. I felt that, so long as there is a body like the BHG which uses their collection for exhibitions and education, these items are made better use of under their aegis.” On his visit Andrew was able to have a tour around the Hall, and he told us “the house represents more than bricks and mortar. Being as it is, the focus of the Park, which itself is at the centre of the Braunstone estates, the developing dereliction has, I’m sure, had some kind of rather melancholy knock-on effect on the local community. Breathing new life into the old house is an invigorating process. To see the sad, dilapidated rooms of 2005 transformed into modern, comfortable living spaces is fantastic. It will undoubtedly be much more comfortable than it has ever been in its previous 250 years. Naresh Parmar is paying great attention to the detail of plaster work and period authenticity, keen to study any evidence of internal and external features from when the house was a family home. It was also very encouraging to meet some of the people working on the house, most of whom are local craftsmen. It is also not often you see the owner and project manager – Naresh and his son, Kieran - on such a job wearing hard hats and getting stuck in with the workmen”.
Vandalism at Braunstone
Loud and Proud!
s many of our readers will be aware, Braunstone Community Primary was recently forced to delay to the start of spring term due to an unprovoked act of vandalism. The attack, which forced the school to remain closed for just over a week, saw glass panels smashed and children’s toys destroyed. The attack has shaken the community and inconvenienced local parents, some of whom were forced to find emergency child care at their own expense. However, Braunstone’s community has stepped up, with one local mum, Melissa Parker, raising a total of £670 to replace the toys thus far. Although the damage is now in the process of being repaired and the school has reopened, there is still some in the community who remain worried. Speaking to the Leicester Mercury the school’s head teacher, Jatinder Mahil, has expressed concern that the closure of other local children’s services may lead to further cases of vandalism, as Braunstone’s younger residents increasingly find themselves with little to do. Despite the stress of the situation, Jatinder says she was pleased to see the communities response adding: “I can’t believe how proud it makes me feel to know that people really care about our school and our children.” In times such as these, in can be easy to look down upon our community. However, the generosity of some of its members should be seen as a symbol of hope that, even in tough economic times, Braunstone retains its strong positive identity. Written by Erik Humphreys
e recently caught up with Paddy aka Greg from Braunstone Golden Gloves Boxing Club who told us what a fantastic night they had at their Boxing Home Show at New Parks Social Club, held on the 28th January. Paddy said “The show was a massive success, the response from local people was huge and the crowd on the night were big and loud”. He also wanted to say a huge thanks from the Boxing Club to the Resnet for their donation of £300 and the £413 from the Braunstone Blues. Paddy told us “the funds have helped to pay the rent of the hall, and new equipment; mostly shorts, vests, gloves and head guards”. Paddy
Leicester City Council Braunstone Housing Office Closure
raunstone Housing Office on Guthridge Crescent will be closing on 3rd March 2017. Advice and assistance on Housing issues is available online at www.leicester.gov.uk or by calling the Customer Service Centre on 01164541007. Staff from the Neighbourhood Housing Team, STAR Team and Income Management Team will be available at The BRITE Centre on Braunstone Avenue on the following days for pre-booked appointments: Day
NHO = Neighbourhood Housing Team IMT = Income Management Team.
Neighbourhood Housing Officers will still be working on the estate, visiting tenants as needed. To make appointments with the Neighbourhood Housing Team or the Income Management Team please call 0116 4541007. To make appointments with the STAR Team please call 0116 4546420.
A Royal Visit
he Queen will be visiting Leicester this April to attend the Maundy Thursday service. Her Majesty, accompanied by Prince Philip, will be handing out Maundy money to 91 men and 91 women during a service at Leicester Cathedral on April 13th. All 182 selected recipients will receive a purse of special coins that have been pressed for the occasion in a tradition that dates back to the year 600AD. Leicester is the only one of the 42 Anglican Cathedrals in England that Her Majesty has not been to as of yet on a Maundy Thursday. Leicester looks forward to welcoming back Her Majesty to the city after she was last in Leicester to begin her Diamond jubilee tour in 2012.
ollowing a busy New Year, Foodshare has seen a slight increase in the numbers of people using the service both at United Reformed Church and the Brite Centre to. There are some opportunities for volunteering and we are specifically looking for someone who can do the admin (signing in and taking on members) at the Brite Centre and we are looking for someone to take deliveries and check stock at our stores within the Neighbourhood Support Base at Wellinger Way. In February we introduced a charge for carrier bags due to difficulties in having strong enough bags and things are now improving. We are looking at increasing the area that Foodshare covers and this will be discussed at the next meeting. Emergency bags are available at Wellinger Way Wednesday to Friday each week.
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Thank you for your kind donation A huge thank you to the Braunstone Town Swagat Group, who kindly donated £51.00 to support the Braunstone Foodshare.
Bring your own bags to Braunstone Foodshare. Increased costs have meant that there will be a 10p charge for every carrier given out.
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ommunity businesses are controlled by people living in the community, place-based and ocally rooted, operate for the community’s benefit and not solely for private benefit. b-inspired has been asked by a national funder, Power to Change, to research what local people in Braunstone think the needs are in their area, that could be helped by Community Businesses. “We strongly believe that places become better places when community businesses thrive there”, said Sophie Macken, Programme Manager at Power to Change. “We are delighted that b-inspired have applied for and won a learning grant to help us understand better how that will work in reality in Braunstone. Two events have taken place already one a successful resident event. The other a Power to Change Learning Event, whereby local catalyst’ organisations came together to share their experiences with each other and with us.” b inspired will be hosting another event in March” (7th March NMB meeting including a workshop section on Community Business). If you would like any further information, please contact b-inspired Neighbourhood Support Team on 0116 2232245 or email email@example.com
Growing Communities Together
rowing Communities Together (GCT) is a local growing project funded by a Leicestershire County Council Shires grant that has been awarded to b-inspired. The GCT project offers a wide range of opportunities for people who are interested in growing. Located on a farm, the project provides an ideal environment for local people to come together to share skills and learn from each other the basics of vegetable growing. Last year, a team of dedicated volunteers, gave over 1400 hours of their time to help manage and run the site and be part of the steering group. b-inspired GCT project worker Tracey told us: “It is a fantastic project that everyone can benefit from. Whether you’re an experienced grower or have never grown a thing in your life, anyone can come and volunteer! Your time could be spent sowing, growing, caring, showing, building, problem-solving and celebrating your successes. There are many ways to get involved with the on-going work and development of the project and we are always on the lookout for help with fundraising, events and admin to name a few”. With winter behind us (hopefully) and spring just around the corner, we are coming into our sowing frenzy, and we need more volunteers, so please join us if you would like to build experience of managing a growing site. Growing Communities Together also offers a confidential money advice service until March, so if you are worried about benefits, pensions, or have any general money concerns, we may be able to help. In addition we are currently running a new Work Club to support all your job searching needs! Come along to our weekly sessions held at Braunstone Town Library every Tuesday from 2.00 pm until 5.00 pm to widen your skills, meet new people and gain confidence. We can teach you the tricks of the trade from computer use, job searching, using the internet and sending and receiving emails to application form filling, interview techniques, and cover letter writing. Contact us on 0116 2232256, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into b-inspired Neighbourhood Support Base, at 45 Wellinger Way Braunstone LE3 1RG.
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Monday 4.30 - 6pm Tuesday 11 - 12pm Monday 4.30 - 6pm
Tuesday 11 - 12pm
Please be aware that there are three bank holidays which will effect URC and BRITE Centre foodshare members on the 17th/18th April; 1st/2nd May and 29th/30th May 2017. You will be able to collect your foodshare bag from the b-inspired Neighbourhood Support Base 45 Wellinger Way. Please see dates and times below. For more information call 0116 2232256 URC:
Mon 17th April 2017
can be collected on Wed 19th April 12 - 3 pm
BRITE: Tue 18th April 2017
can be collected on Wed 19th April 12 - 3 pm
can be collected on Wed 3rd May 12 - 3 pm
Mon 1st May 2017
BRITE: Tue 2nd May 2017
can be collected on Wed 3rd May 12 -3 pm
Mon 29th May 2017
can be collected on Wed 31st May 12 - 3 pm
BRITE: Tue 30th May 2017
can be collected on Wed 31st May 12 - 3 pm
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Braunstone Blues Working together ‘I called an ambulance because I ran out of calpol’ ‘I called an ambulance because I had a sore throat’ Think - ambulances are for emergences only, most incidents can be dealt with by the pharmacy, Walk-in Centre (Fosse South), GP appointment or by calling 111 For your free home visit from the Braunstone Blues please contact us on: 07800 709802 or Email: Braunstone.email@example.com Website: www.braunstoneblues.org
***Line Dancing is coming soon in March! Contact Braunstone Blues for more details***
b-working closes it’s doors Since opening its doors in November 2001 b-working has provided information advice and guidance to residents of Braunstone seeking employment or training opportunities. Operating a ‘One stop shop’ approach, from the site on Gallard’s Hill, the centre has worked with thousands of local people, having a positive impact on their lives by improving their skills, supporting them to into better jobs and helping them to start businesses. The Matrix accredited service was set up as a local service for local people, funded through New Deal for communities (NDC) until 2010 and then through a range of external contracts. As the funding structure changed, the service has been funded from the charitable funds of the Braunstone Foundation which was established in 2011 as a local charity, the successor body to the NDC Programme. The services main ethos is about ‘helping you to help yourself’ and takes pride in helping its clients taking responsibility for their own development and achieving better skills and employment. We have supported local people into better skills and employment through bursary schemes, work placements and training courses. Here are some of the photo’s we have taken along the way.
It has been an honour and a pleasure to work with the people of Braunstone over the years, some of whom have achieved fantastic life changes as they have grown in confidence and built successful lives. The Braunstone Foundation has worked hard to maintain free services to the residents of Braunstone despite ongoing reductions in funding resulting from the austerity measures on public spending. However, owing to a lack of available funding, both the individual support service and the drop in facilities within the reception area at Gallard’s Hill will end on Friday 3rd March 2017 at 4.30pm. As a local charity, we will continue to seek funding to bring services to Braunstone and we very much hope to be able to develop new services in the future. Going forward, the centre will continue to host the ‘Talent Match’ team, working with 18-24 year olds who have been unemployed for 12 months. The project will remain in place, with appointments accessible at the centre on Mondays, Thursday’s and Fridays. We provide a range of other services from our Neighbourhood Support Base, located at 45 Wellinger Way. Here you can speak to staff about volunteering opportunities, how to access training and be signposted to services that can help you with job searching and other support, call the Team on 0116 2232256.
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Pride In Braunstone Community Clean Up 2017
ome and join us as we kick start our Pride in Pride in Braunstone Braunstone community clean-up campaign with a Community Clean Up spring clean of Wellinger Way. You told us that Campaign 2017 one of your pet hates is litter, so we are here with a 12 month action plan to create a greener, safer, more attractive Braunstone as we encourage residents to take pride in their properties, streets and public spaces. Want to get involved? Come and join us on March the 14th at the Neighbourhood Support Base on Wellinger Way from 10am -12pm and see what it’s all about. You just might get bitten by the cleaning bug. Keep a look out for further Clean-Up sessions as we launch our Pop-Up Clean-Ups where facebook polls will allow you to vote on which streets you think deserve our Tuesday 14th March 10 am - 12 noon 60 minute makeover treatment. Or why not even Meet @b-inspired Neighbourhood base 45 Wellinger Way LE3 1RG nominate your own street and get involved. Find us on Residents’ Network facebook page. Not on facebook? no problem give us a call on 0116 2232256 with your suggestions. Are you a school or community group who would like to get involved with keeping your estate clean? For more information on getting involved call the Neighbourhood Support Team on 0116 2232256 or email Lucie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellinger Way Community Garden Clean Up “You can come and do mine if you like”
“It looks good Nice to s ”… ee people making a effort”
“Keep up the good work”
Pride in Braunstone 2017 Competition Poster Entries
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Chole Jayne Walton
Create us a poster (using any medium) to launch our 2017 Pride in Braunstone Clean -Up Campaign and see your master piece on the front cover of the May/June 2017 Braunstone Alert! Closing date is Friday 31st March 2017. To submit your entry contact the b-inspired Neighbourhood Support Team on 0116 2232256 or email email@example.com. Or just pop into our office on 45 Wellinger Way. Best of luck!
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A make over for Wellinger Way
pring has come early to 45 Wellinger Way, When Arum Group Holdings volunteered their time to come and gave the b-inspired Neighbourhood base a lick of paint! b-inspired Neighbourhood Support Base Service Manager Anne Short told the Alert that “the whole team are so grateful to Bev and her team who came in and gave Wellinger Way a make over” Anne said…”Wellinger Way has volunteers in and out all of the time and it was starting to look a bit worse for wear. So Bev Morris and her team volunteered their day to come equipped with paint, brushes and loads of enthusiasm to make our building a brighter place to be”. Thank you all.
Indoor car boot and 2nd hand sale @ Sandyhurst Anchor Retirement Home 37 Hockley Farm Road LE3 1HN
CALLING ALL LADIES
e have a new project running for 12 weeks every Friday started on the 20th Jan at St Peters Church from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. It is an intergenerational programme to work with ages 16+ to 50+ ladies. The project is new and exciting with different activities happening each week and we would love for you to part of it. The project is funded by the big lottery and it is No Cost to you at all!! If you require any further information, please call Neetu on 0116 2616840/07970055539.
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A Gift for St.Peters
ocal man Mick Tansley was walking through a church yard in Bath Street in the 1980’s when he came across an old plaster carving which was broken and weatherworn. Mick marvelled at its beauty and decided to bring it home to mend it. Mick spent a year putting it back together and painting it up and then he donated it to St Peters’ Church. Here is Mick and the piece more than 30 years later at St Peters.
My Winter Warmer Cooking Experience
y recent cooking experience with my friends from Growing Communities Together is well worth writing about. A short walk at 11am from Wellinger Way to Sandyhurst Anchor Housing on Hockley Farm Road and I was impressed by the well equipped professional kitchen which had been hired for the workshop. It was really good to be part of the cooking team and we soon started work preparing food for the vegetable stew and chick pea curry which were cooked for Braunstone Foodshare’s 130 members. Some of the carrots, swedes, onions, parsnips, garlic, leeks and potatoes had been grown, maintained, harvested and stored by us at the Farm and I was amazed at the quantities! I worked with the team who where making the chick pea curry and we used 20 tins of chick peas! I have not done much creative cooking so I was pleased to be cooking with my friends and to learn how to make curry and a stew. The chick pea curry included carrots, onion, garlic, plum tomatoes, curry powder and salt and pepper. I stirred the mixture for five minutes and it really made my arm ache! More water added, brought to the boil, simmered for 45 minutes and stirred occasionally. We all had a taste of our efforts and I enjoyed the curry and stew. What more can I say? I was given the recipes and I must try them soon. We finished and cleared up at 3.30 pm. Time goes so quickly when you are having fun and it was a good feeling to know that I had made a useful contribution to the Braunstone Community. If you world like a copy of the recipes please contact b-inspired on 0116 2232256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Francis Hruszka
Important Notice from Hockley Farm Medical Practice
eicester City CCG spends about £50 million on prescriptions which keeps increasing year on year. With this in mind and to reduce unnecessary spend on prescriptions, the CCG has sent recommendations to GP practices for prescribing items that are available to buy from pharmacies. Paracetamol - Patients who use large volumes of paracetamol for the management of chronic pain and long term conditions can continue to receive paracetamol on prescription. Paracetamol for short term illnesses such as coughs and colds will no longer be available on prescription. Other medicines - that will not be available on prescription include: antifungal nail paint, cough and cold remedies, infant colic remedies, certain vitamins and fish oil. Dental preparations - Fluoride tablets, toothpastes and mouthwashes will also need to be purchased over the counter or prescribed by the dentist,. Gluten-free products - Prescriptions for patients with Coeliac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiforms will be reduced to eight units per month of bread and flour mix only not for pasta, pizza bases, cereals, crisp breads or luxury foods such as cakes and biscuits. We would be happy to discuss any of these recommendations further at the next Patient Participation Group Meeting. Hockley Farm Medical Practice
Well Done! To all of the Slimming World members from Blessed Sacrament Church who, since January 2017, have managed to shed a whopping 110 stones over the two groups!
REMINDER!!! Remember to put your clocks forward 1 hour at 1am on the last Sunday (26th) in March 2017
Did you Know that…
f you have access to the Internet you can read all our editions of our Alert at www.b-inspired.org.uk or here is the link http://issuu.com/b-alert. If you have a smart phone you can scan the QR code on the front cover of the alert (you will need to download the QR code scanner free from your app store and use it to scan the code).
In the Spotlight
n this edition we would like to shine the spotlight on one of our long term volunteers Ron Ogden. Ron has been volunteering for the Foodshare for over four years, many of you probably seen his red Land Rover driving around the estate dropping off Foodshare provisions. Ron is an all rounder, always keen to lend a helping hand to get the job done whilst having time for a friendly chat. A good night out? At the civic centre having a pint of my usual A good night in? Watching a film or two What is your pet hate? Anyone who recklessly destroys things What was the last book you read? Can’t remember, but I like science fiction and fantasy books What is your favourite film? Don’t have one but I do like science fiction films and Disney films Describe Braunstone in 3 words? Nice, friendly, pleasant What words would people use to describe you? Friendly and willing to help What would you do if you won the lottery? Look after myself and my family, then donate some to charity. What is your ideal holiday? Do rarely have a holiday but do like the seaside What is the one thing you would change? The Justice System What could you not live without? My Land Rover In a movie of your life who would play you? Someone like Robbie Coltrane Who would you like to invite for tea? Any member of my family.
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Mondays Talktime @ Sandyhurst Call b-inspired on 0116 223 2256 50+ Aqua fit @ the Leisure Centre Lets Walk Braunstone @ the Stable Block, Braunstone Park Golden Years Group (Bingo!) @ Blessed Sacrament Church Taragh Twirlers @ the Oak Centre 13+ Street Dance(Beginners) @ the Brite Centre call 07850 747 999 Tuesdays Walk/Run Westcotes Park Every 4th Tuesday of each month Memory Cafe @ the BRITE Centre call 0116 299 5476 Braunstone History Group @ the BRITE Manor House Lunch Club call 0116 222 1021 Knit Wits @ the BRITE Cardio Combat @ West End WMC 16+ only call 07850 747 999 Wednesdays Coffee and Chat @ St Peters Church VONS Art Classes @ St Peters Church Garage Sale @ 45 Wellinger Way Family Multi-Sport @ Braunstone Leisure Centre call 07850 747 999 Taragh Twirlers @ the Oak Thursdays Talktime @ St Peter’s Church call b-inspired on 0116 223 2256 Film Matinee 1st Thursday of each month @ Sandyhurst £1.00 per ticket Lunch Club @ the Trinity Church 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, £4.50 Women of Wisdom co-operative Call Eileen on 07881 284498 Knit and Natter @ the BRITE Friendship Group @ Trinity Church The Hub @ the Oak Centre Fridays Friday Pop-in @ Blessed Sacrament Church Sew ‘n’ So’s Needlecraft @ the Oak Side by Side St Peters Church Golden Gloves Boxing Club @ the Oak Saturday Mixed Group: Golden Gloves Boxing Club @ the Oak Street Dance (Advanced) @ West End WMC call 07850 747 999
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Hello Readers, I was so pleased with my bargain buys at the Garage Sale recently and I thought that you would like to read about it. I asked if there were any cameras for sale and as if by magic, a box full appeared! I quickly removed the contents and was really pleased to find a Praktica MTL3 with standard lens and a matching Vivitar Macro lens all in excellent condition and at a bargain price! Its good fun to browse at the Garage Sale because you never know what you will find, anything from dvds, low energy light bulbs to quality clothes. Don’t forget to ask if you are looking for a specific item! Francis Hruszka Ps I also found for only 50p a dvd, The Vampire Lovers and Lust for a Vampire. What a bargain!
Dear Alert Sorry You're Leaving. After more than five years volunteering at b-inspired Talk Time sessions at Bowder House and Bridges House, Geraldine Syrett has decided it is time to give up so she can spend more time with her family. She always came along with a smile on her face and a cheery word for everyone. With her stories from the past and her love of local history she has kept us entertained. We really will miss her. We wish her well and thank her for all her support and enthusiasm over the years.
Could you please publish our grateful thanks to Helen Catterwell who is retiring as Treasurer of the Friends of Highway Spinney. Helen has been the Treasurer since its formation in November 2005. During the past 11 years 3 months besides carrying out her Treasurer duties in an exemplary manner, Helen has helped with the litter picking, assisted on the Interest Walks, given talks and made cards to sell. She has also decorated the Notice Boards in the Spinney and the Display Boards that are taken out to venues, attended at Fetes and been the main contact for the Britain in Bloom It’s your Neighbourhood scheme. I’m sure I may have missed something out but we would just like to say a big thank you for all that she has done.
Janet Scott Talk Time Volunteer
Janice Lock, Events Secretary Friends of Highway Spinney
ou can be given an on-the-spot fine if you don’t clean up after your dog. The amount varies from council to council. It’s often £50 and can be as much as £80. If you refuse to pay the fine, you can be taken to court and fined up to £1,000. You can pick up Poo Bags from the b-inspired Neighbourhood Support Base at 45 Wellinger Way.
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