News in January 2010

Emergency funds for Haiti raised in Twerton

The Twerton community has been raising funds to help survivors of the Haiti earthquake disaster.
First, a cake sale in aid of Haiti was organised by St Michael’s Surgery at Walwyn Close. Staff at the surgery came up with the idea and asked local people if they would bake some cakes for the appeal.
On Wednesday the table was covered with a variety of homemade cakes – including chocolate, fruit, banana and fairy cakes. Local resident Mrs Doris Frost managed the sale which was held inside the waiting room of the surgery itself.
Mrs Frost said that it had gone very well and that local people had been very generous.
Then on Saturday, St Michael’s Church held a successful breakfast event in the Rec House (next door to The Full Moon Pub) in aid of the crisis. Dozens of people came along to purchase bacon baps, tea and cakes, make conversation and read an assortment of newspapers. A collection was also held at the door.
Well done Twerton.

Joe, 24/01/10

New activities for youth club

The FRIJ youth club for 11 to 18 year-olds, is held at Sladebrook Evangelical Church, next to Tesco at Englishcombe Lane.

It runs on the first and third Friday of the month during term time and costs 50p per session. The club is accessed by the door on the side of the building.
The programme for the next few months is:
January 22nd: Tournament Night
February 5th: Pancake Games
March 5th: Ten Pin Bowling
March 19th: Passion and Chips
For more information phone 07958 351775.

Joe, 16/01/10

Age Concern help and heaters

Age Concern is laying on some extra services for older people in difficulties during this period of severe weather.
These basic services performed by volunteers, include shopping, dog walking and clearing snow. If you, or someone you know, is over 65 and needs help at home, please ring 01225 466135 on Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.30, and ask for Winter Services.
In addition, Age Concern is grateful to the House of Bath who are donating 100 halogen heaters to give away. If you, or someone you know, is over 65 and in real neeed of an extra heater in their home, ring the same number and ask for House of Bath halogen heaters.

Joe, 12/01/10

Snowmen contest

Have you voted in the 2010 snowmen contest? Watch a slideshow of this year’s snowmen in Twerton, Whiteway and Southdown, and follow the link to vote which set of snowmen you thought were best. See here.
Last year we had Twerton snowmen versus Whiteway snowmen. The Twerton snowmen won by a narrow flake victory – 85 votes to 84. This year a group of Southdown snowmen have been added to make a three way contest.

Joe, 08/01/10

Regular big freeze updates

The Council is posting regular big freeze updates on its website here.

You can find out about expected weather conditions and how the weather is affecting local services like roads, buses, schools, children’s centres and meals services.
Useful vulnerable adult telephone numbers are:
Lewis House Community and Health Access Team: 01225 396000
Emergency Duty Team: 01454 615165
Other enquiries can be made to Council Connect: 01225 394041.
The Council Out of Office Emergency number is: 01225 477477.

Joe, 06/01/10


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