The Emergency Planning Team of the Parish Council are organising a volunteer scheme in the village to assist the elderly and vulnerable through these extraordinary circumstances.
Can You Help?
Can you spare time to shop for a neighbour or telephone them regularly to check on them? No matter how you can help – please call and we can put you in touch with a neighbour you can help
Do You Need Help?
Are you an elderly or vulnerable person in the village? We hope to have volunteers to help you, but we need to know who you are.
Please call and let us know what assistance you may need – whether that is shopping, collecting medicines or even an occasional telephone call for example, and hopefully we might be able to help.
Who to call
Leave a message on the Council Offices answer-machine with your name, address and contact number and whether you want to volunteer (and details of the time you can spare) or whether you need assistance.
Parish Council Office - 01227 721500
or call Cllr Mick Giles, Co-ordinator of LPC Emergency Plan on 01227 728228
Cllr Ken Shaw on 01227 721560, Cllr Cate Reid on 01227 721831
Due to be held on 18th March was postponed due to Coronavirus. We will endeavour to hold this meeting later in the year.
Nominees for this years award;
ROZ ARMAN – A lady that does a lot for Littlebourne; she runs the Afternoon Club putting in a lot of time organising speakers and outings for the older people in the village.
CATE REID – If anyone deserves of this award its Cate for her work outside of her council role. She ran the hall booking service for many years and instigated the changes for it to work more efficiently through the modern media. She was for many years chair of LWMH and has been secretary to the 4VPO for a number of years now. All of these positions are demanding on their own and she has carried them all out diligently for the benefit of the community.
SYLVIA WILSON- Sylvia is a lady wearing several ‘hats’, contributing to many areas of village life. Currently she is leading the much needed refurbishment of the LWMH, for which she is treasurer and is an active member of the Turner’s Orchard committee. Both the young and ‘young at heart’ benefit from Sylvia’s skills – she is a school governor at Littlebourne CEP and has initiated the popular Bingo sessions held in the hall.
The winner will be announced at the APM 2020 when it is held later in the year
Please note: Green bin collections have been suspended due to Coronavirus to allow depleted crews to concentrate on waste and recycling collections.
Don't forget to wash your hands after handling your wheelie bins, these bins have been handled by dustmen who have handled every bin in your road.
The school received a two day visit from Ofsted in May 2019 and maintained the grading of Good from three years previously. We were particularly praised for the care and well-being of all pupils, levels of parental engagement and support for the school and the effective way in which pupils are prepared for life in modern Britain. The inspector also commented positively on the progress pupils are making, the interesting and challenging curriculum and the commitment and hard work of all members of staff within the school. These judgements were confirmed in June 2019 when pupils achieved highly in the statutory assessments set for year 6; a third of the year group achieving the higher ‘greater depth’ standard in reading, writing and maths.
We were very happy to welcome a full cohort of 15 children into our Reception Class in September, having had more applications for places than ever this year. The school is now structured into 5
classes with the majority of year groups full.
The Forest School (which enables children to learn outdoors) we have established in the school grounds is thriving and the facilities are also used by pre-school children and in the holidays to provide additional activities for children living in the village. Pupils and parents worked together to plant an additional 150 trees as well as bulbs and wildflower seed to improve the environment and provide additional habitats for wildlife. We have also started to offer a holiday club within the school building which was attended by pupils from Littlebourne and other local villages. Further plans for the school grounds are to grow vegetables in raised beds funded by the Four Villages Fund.
Preparations are currently underway for our Christmas Celebrations. Members of the community are welcome to attend the Christmas Fair (6th December 2.30pm) and our Christingle and Carol service (17th November 9.15am St Vincent’s Church). We are also very proud that members of our school choir have been asked to join a choir singing at the induction service for the new bishop of Dover in the cathedral at the end of November – this is a real honour and an amazing opportunity for the pupils involved.
Stella Byrne - headteacher
LPC carried out a survey of residents in the village, asking a series of questions on The Parish Council and Village life. The results of this can been viewed in the below report.
Following consultation with the children at Littlebourne School, the winning climbing frame, which received 63% of the children’s votes, has now been installed by HAGS in time for everyone to enjoy this summer. LPC applied for some funding for this project from Canterbury City Council and were awarded £7440 towards this new item of equipment and the resurfacing under the existing slide.
The igloo climbing frame was beyond repair and the safety surface under both items was no longer up to scratch. We now have this new climbing frame with wet pour safety surfacing under and shiny new wet pour surfacing under the slide.
Canterbury Medical Practice Urgent Appointment Requests
NEW from 1st April - URGENT SAME DAY APPOINTMENT REQUESTS
“Patients should get the right care with the right person at the right time”.
• We are introducing a new way for you to make same day appointments across all 4 surgeries to improve patient care and reduce waiting times
• You will still be able to book routine appointments as you do now via the reception team or online
• For same day requests, however, the aim is to make sure that those who most need to be seen by a Doctor or Advanced Nurse Practitioner are given priority
• When you request a same day appointment, the reception team will ask you to briefly explain the reason and you will be booked in for a telephone call-back
• When the clinician telephones back, they will discuss your health needs and decide jointly with you, the best course of action
• This might be coming to the surgery for a face to face appointment or it might be that your need can be dealt with over the telephone
Patients with email and mobile contacts should have received details of this change.
Taken from http://www.canterburymedicalpractice.nhs.uk/making-appointments.aspx
And the winner is:
JOE MOUNT- He always will go out of his way to help people. He did some gardening for a neighbour and every Friday when he finished he would sit and have cups of tea with her for a long time at least 1.5 hours. Since I broke my foot he has been a star walking my husky for a good length of time for a small price. He is the most charming, courteous person I know very modest and shy. He does so much for the residents of this village helping elderly and disabled people. The dogs love him and they all enjoy their walk and his gentle calmness rubs off on them. HE WORKS LONG HOURS AND STRIVES TO FIT PEOPLE'S NEEDS IN, EVEN IF THEY PHONE HIM LATE. Yes please nominate Joe, he may be young but he has a maturity and sincerity that is rare.
Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.
One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop up window. The window which wouldn’t close said the victim had been affected by WannaCry Ransomware.
The victim granted the fraudsters remote access to their PC after being convinced there wasn’t sufficient anti-virus protection. The fraudsters then installed Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, which is actually free and took £320 as payment.
It is important to remember that Microsoft’s error and warning messages on your PC will never include a phone number.
Additionally Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. Any communication they have with you must be initiated by you.
To enquire about booking Littlebourne WMH please contact Gill Estcourt at email@example.com or 01227 728444/07484 156524
Please try and call within office hours
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