What’s on

Thu 9 Mar: Launch of Good Neighbour Scheme for the town - All Together In Charlbury (ATIC)

Responses to the town survey organised by the Charlbury Neighbourhood Forum show that there is clear local interest in setting up a Good Neighbour Scheme for Charlbury.

A Good Neighbour Scheme (GNS) is a voluntary group which aims to provide informal help and support to people in the community who need it by linking them up with someone who has offered some of their time to enable the Scheme to meet requests. A Scheme aims to be available to residents of all ages and circumstances

The kinds of help that can be available through a GNS will depend on local needs and the interests of the range of volunteers who have come forward. A key service is usually providing transport to hospital or other medical/health/care appointments but people may also want to ask for transport for another purpose - to get to the shops or hairdresser, for example, to take part in a local activity or club or to visit someone in hospital or a care home.

Some GNS also offer help with:
• getting shopping or collecting prescriptions
• household tasks (such as changing a light bulb or smoke detector battery) or gardening
• visiting or befriending
• help with pets
• letter writing or simple form-filling
• reading for people who have difficulty reading for themselves.

The scope of All Together in Charlbury (ATIC) (the proposed name for our Good Neighbour Scheme) will be decided by those interested locally. The way forward and how the scheme should operate will be discussed at a public meeting to be held on Thursday, 9 March 2017 at 7.15 p.m. in the Methodist Church Hall, Fishers Lane.

Representatives of Volunteer LinkUp, a charity based in Witney which promotes and supports GNS, will be present at the meeting on 9 March to provide information about how ATIC can be run and to answer any queries.

If you are interested in finding out more about ATIC or would be willing to be involved as a volunteer, do come along to the meeting. If you cannot come along then (or even if you can), we would be pleased to hear from you either by email (charlburydf@gmail.com) or by phone to Meryl Smith (810192).

Meryl Smith · Link


Weekly calendar

Monday
9am: Morning Prayer, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am (termtime): Toddler group, Memorial Hall
1.30pm-3pm: Tennis club
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
5pm-9pm: Rico's Pizzas, Spendlove
6.30pm-7.30pm: Silent reflection, Quaker Meeting House

Tuesday
9am: Morning Prayer, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
Lunch: Golden Years special, The Bell
2.30pm-4pm: Fish van, Market Street
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
6pm: Bowls club
8pm: Wychwayz Morris, Scout Hut
9pm: Pub quiz, Three Horseshoes

Wednesday
9am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
9.15am: Pebbles (under-5s), St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
5pm: Karate, Memorial Hall
5pm-8pm: Thai to Go, Spendlove
6pm-10pm: Quiz, The Bell
Evening: Pie night, The Bell
7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's

Thursday
10am-12pm: Font Cafe, St Mary's
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am: Intermediate Yoga, Corner Ho
11.15am: Gentle Yoga, Corner House
4.30pm: Evening Prayer, St Mary's
7pm-9pm: Tennis club
Evening: Fish & chip night, The Bell

Friday
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am: Exercise for 50+, Memorial Hall
11.30am: Exercise Class, Memorial Hall
5pm-8pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove
7pm: Choir practice, St Mary's
Evening: Tapas, The Bell
August 10am-12pm: Museum open

Saturday
9.30am: Mass, St Teresa's
9.30am: Wychwood Road Club ride, from Spendlove
10am-12pm: Tennis club
Morning: Coffee Morning, Corner Ho
Summer 10am-12pm: Museum open

Sunday
8am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
9.45am: Parish Communion, St Mary's
10.30am: Quaker Meeting
10.30am: Baptist Church Service
10.30am: Methodist Church Service
11am: Mass, St Teresa's
2pm-5pm: Tennis club
2.30pm: Canoe club
Summer 2.30pm-4.30pm: Museum open

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