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in the heart of Cheshire

Thank you to all those who signed up to volunteer to help the vulnerable, elderly and self-isolating at this difficult and weird time. We now have a network of volunteers in place so please feel free to let your neighbours (or anybody you think may be vulnerable or in need of help) know that they can request it via the details here.

If you would like to volunteer then please register your interest at https://www.kingsleyvillage.co.uk/index.php/11-community/421-kingsley-volunteers

Subject: Support Link for People Living in Cheshire West
Date: 2020-03-31 13:23
From: Chris Davenport <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
To:  

31 March 2020

An emergency response for people living in west Cheshire has been launched to support those vulnerable groups at higher risk from serious complications as a result of COVID-19 infection.   

The government is now advising people with the most serious underlying conditions to remain in strict isolation, to protect themselves and the NHS.  Councils across the country have now established local hubs, to support people to access food, medical supplies and social support. This has been achieved by co-ordinating work between front-line council and NHS staff, partner agencies, local and national businesses and volunteers. Over 1500 people have responded to Cheshire West and Chester’s call for a community response, to help ensure that physical distancing doesn’t need to mean social isolation. 

UPDATE 18/03/2020: Due to Gov advise we do not think it prudent to hold a meeting.

Councillor Sue Billows writes:

To manage a sustainable and reliable support service The Parish Council needs to work with other community groups. So firstly we need to engage with a village group who are prepared to lead a support network.. To clarify the group needs to be an organization with a recognized presence, management team and terms of reference.

The good news is the Parish Council would be able to offer financial & project support to a group that met the above criteria. The Parish Council will be able to make representations on behalf of the village for grants or hardship funds that may become available.

I won't bore you with all the small print that makes this so, we have more important things to think about than discuss The Localism Act 2011 or KPC Financial Regulations.

What we need is a Community group to say; yes we will lead and the Parish Council will give it support.

I am grateful to the individuals who have offered help, and also my thanks to Beth for offering to help with the Scouts and Cubs to distribute leaflets, etc.

I very much want to develop a localized Kingsley Support mechanism. These larger groups are doing a great job but if we experience lockdowns and more regulations regarding self-isolation Kingsley will need to be self-sufficient. I will give all the support I can and am to help and happy to do some running around and whatever needed ( lol not Dog walking I am a Cat lady )

Simon is working on some clever software to form a mailing list for volunteers which he will publish soon. If there is someone out there that is an officer in one of our many groups who feel they can help and lead for us please call me..07710681031

We have the Community lets now find the Spirit.

Thank You

Cheshire West and Chester Council and its partners HM Martins have taken the decision to close all household waste recycling centres in the borough until further notice.

Residents are asked to keep bulky items, DIY waste and other waste they usually take to the recycling centre stored safely at home until the sites re open. Residents are asked not to put items out with the kerbside collections as they will not be collected.

Dropping items outside a closed HWRC or on any public space will be classed as fly tipping.

Liz Ellis MCIM

Recycling Awareness Officer

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Environmental Commissioning

Place Operations

 

Tel: 01244 973574

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Location: Ground Floor, Phoenix House, Clough Road,Winsford,Cheshire, CW7 4BD

Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

 

This month we announce the return of 'Weaver Words' Frodsham's own Literature Festival from Wednesday, 29th April to Sunday, 3rd May.

BBC radio legend Mark Radcliffe and Radio 4 comedian Mitch Benn head an impressive line-up of talks, events, workshops and competitions. Mitch, from BBC Radio Four’s hit satirical 'Now Show', promises a musical feast of ‘Ten Songs to Save the World’ on Saturday 2nd May. Award-winning poet Michael Symmons Roberts opens the festival with an evening of poetry and readings on Wednesday 29th April and the following night TV forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes offers a spine-tingling journey into ‘The Dark Side of the Mind’.

Guardian journalist and author Henry McDonald will be giving his unique perspective on Northern Ireland, Prof Michael Parkins will talk about saving Liverpool from the 1980s militant era onwards and festival manager Lynn Pegler will be premiering a new play about Lewis Carroll exploring the fact behind the fiction of the real Alice. Crime novelist Stephen Booth will be guest speaker at a Literary Lunch at Forest Hills Hotel, and Daphne du Maurier and environmental writer Robert Macfarlane (The Lost Words) will come under the microscope in talks by Sue Zlosnik and Andy Jurgis. The festival finishes with Word Weavers, an explosive evening of poetry and music from award-winning poet Andrew Rudd and violinist Daniel Axworthy.

Full details of the Festival and online tickets sales are available on our Weaver Words Website (weaverwords.org.uk).

This month we also bring the first of our 'Spotlight' articles on some of the groups who use the Centre. If you would like to be one of the next groups under the spotlight please contact Louise on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The FCA Tabletop Sale takes place on Saturday, 7th March. This year there is no entry charge for visitors so you can treat yourself with a slice of cake to go with your coffee.

As always download your copy of this month's CentrePoints here  or  pick up printed copies at the Centre.

Graham
FCA Chair

 

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