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Everybody needs good neighbours A GOOD neighbours scheme in Frampton Cotterell has grown beyond expectations in just one year. When it was launched, it was hoped to get between 25 and 30 volunteers involved in the first 12 months. But there are already 38 registered and another two are set to join them. The group has also received and met 39 requests for help – 22 from people asking for regular visits and 17 requiring one-off help or advice. Now it is hoped the service will continue to grow, with more volunteers always welcome. Andrew Edgington, organiser of the Frampton Cotterell Village Action Good Neighbours Scheme, said: “We are getting very positive feedback from the people who use the service. “We want it to continue to thrive and are looking for more volunteers all the time. If anyone can spare a few hours on a regular basis, we would like them to get in touch. “We need kind and friendly folk who will enjoy spending an hour or two every week or fortnight with people of all ages who may be isolated or lonely. “We also need people who would be prepared to do occasional tasks such as changing a light bulb, collecting a prescription or giving a garden a bit of a tidy up.
Good neighbour: Andrew Edgington “We can’t offer help with duties carried out by professional care or health agencies and we wouldn’t normally do things for which there are plentiful local suppliers, such as regular gardening or regular taxi work. “But we know there are many people who could use a little bit of help or who would
enjoy a friendly chat on a regular basis.” Anyone who wants more information about the scheme, is interested in becoming a volunteer or would like some help for themselves, a friend or relative should contact Mr Edgington on 07432 888586 or visit the Village Action website.
Ladies: our new “Koffee Bar” will officially launch in early April. We are a golf club, but we are open to all so come and enjoy.
Spring offers at The Kendleshire
May is National Golf Month.
The first 50 Loyalty Card Members will enjoy a free cake with their coffee through April.
Come and have a go at this fun game. Please visit our website for all of the activities we will be hosting! Kendleshire.com
Every Sunday, bookings advised. One course for £11.95, two courses for £14.95, three courses for £17.95
KENDLESHIRE CLUB CLASSICS PARTY NIGHT.
Saturday 5th April & Saturday 10th May. £12 per person including light finger buffet. Tickets available now.
For more information on any of the above, to reserve tickets or tables, please call 0117 956 7007
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