Are you interested in helping other people and if so come and find out more about the North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme this Friday 7th December at 7.30 pm in the den at The Fox. Following our AGM there will be light refreshments and a chance to talk over what is involved with the volunteers.
There are a variety of ways in which one can help and our volunteers find it rewarding and not particularly time consuming.
With the help of Good Companions, members of the Parish Council have visited a number of villagers to see whether they needed any help as a result of the adverse weather. Those visited had made provision and often had the support of family and friends. However if anybody else requires help, or knows of somebody who does, then North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme can be contacted (8 am to 8 pm) on 07825 697841, and the scheme will endeavour to help.
The second AGM of the North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme will take place as above. The Committee would like to invite all the volunteers and anybody interested in just knowing more about the scheme or perhaps thinking of helping the scheme in some capacity.
The Committee would like to thank Jason, landlord of The Fox, for the use of the upstairs room.
NORTH LUFFENHAM GOOD NEIGHBOURS SCHEME ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 23 SEPTEMBER 2015
It really doesn’t seem possible, but it is exactly a year since Tim Smith and I popped our heads over the parapet and offered to try to set up a Good Neighbour Scheme for North Luffenham. In the past year the scheme has been established, reviewed and developed. In operation it has proved itself to be a much-needed asset to a small isolated village. However, there is still much more that can be done to further develop and hone the scheme to ensure that it can achieve its full potential.
I know that some volunteers will have been frustrated by the lack of ‘tasks’ that have come your way and it has taken longer than we expected for the scheme to become a trusted and established part of the village fabric. It is therefore time for us to have a good look at what is right/wrong and how the scheme might be improved.
When we started the scheme we agreed to take stock after a year and to allow our ‘Members’ (Volunteers and Users) to have a say in who they would like to manage the scheme and to propose new thoughts and ideas for its evolution. To this end we will hold an Annual General Meeting in the Community Centre at 7.30pm on Wed 23 Sep 15. I hope that you will be able to join us. I attach a draft Agenda for the meeting – if you have further points that you would wish to include do please let me know.
I have decided that having helped to get the scheme off the ground, it is time for someone else to take over as Chairman, this will also avoid any potential conflict of interest in my appointment as Chair of the Parish Council. I will of course remain a volunteer. May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and encouragement.
I look forward to seeing you on 23rd September at 7.30pm in the Community Centre
NORTH LUFFENHAM GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 7.30pm ON WEDNESDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2015
ITEM ONE – Chairman’s opening remarks
ITEM TWO – Report on progress
ITEM THREE – Finance report
ITEM FOUR – Election of Committee
ITEM FIVE – Review of NLGNS Scheme – What next
ITEM SIX – Presentation by Janice Wildermoth – First Call Rutland (British Red Cross) ITEM SEVEN – Presentation by Paula McKillop – Round Rutland
Come and find about the North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme: The Fox Friday 1st May 4.30 – 5.30 Light refreshments will be available and from 5.30, should you want to, you can join in the first ‘Fox Beer Festival’.
The North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme is ‘active’ from Monday 19th January and if you need a helping hand, which is not an emergency, then ring 07825 697841 (8am to 8pm). We will do our best to reply straight away but if we are unable to than a message can be left, and we will return the call as soon as possible.
A leaflet explaining the scheme, the kind of help offered and a fridge magnet with the contact number, was recently delivered to each household but just to mention the broad areas where we could offer help are: