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Experts with cameras, scanners and GPS trackers have begun the mammoth task of visiting 19,000 Church of England cemeteries to create a ‘Google’ map for graves.
LOOKING FOR A NEW YEAR HOBBY? WHY NOT TRY ONE OF THESE..?
LINGEN CARPET BOWLS TEAM Thursday evenings
every 1st& 3rd Monday
NEEDLING ALONG GROUP
every 2nd & 4th Monday
All of the above take place at the village hall.
See their respective web pages.
THIS YEARS CHRISTMAS CRACKERS are courtesy of Birtleys Dave Ellis
**Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible? Samson, because he bought the house down!
**That the first commandment was…when Eve told Adam to eat that apple!!
MONDAY AND THURDAYS 10-12.30
LINGEN VILLAGE HALL
CLOSING DOWN SALE
Everything must go!
Great prices - 50% off or more.
80gsm pastel & bright coloured paper sold by the ream or by colour mix.
A3 80gsm white paper still available.
Many more items available including white and coloured card.
A4 80gsm paper now sold out!
DL envelopes now sold out!
GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!
MORTIMER MEDICAL PRACTICE
For the November newsletter
please click on the link below....
Herefordshire Council is advising bird keepers to follow the latest government advice, in light of the recent outbreak of avian flu.
Council urges poultry keepers to take action now.
There's a number of local road closures imminent due to rural fibre installation works being carried out on or near the said roads.
Please click on link below for full list and duration of closures.
Here is the COVID/ Flu update:
Flu - Flu vaccination has been in demand this year with higher than normal uptake and now the over 50’s have been included in the role out. We order the vaccines about 10 months in advance based on previous figures. With the higher uptake and other clinics that people can choose to attend (Pharmacies, Boots etc.) running out this put an increased demand on the surgery. We then had the national driver shortage hit us with delayed deliveries. We expected a delivery 24th September which was delayed until middle of October. Further deliveries have been delayed to end of November and Decemeber Ultimately we ran out of the vaccine for the under 65s at the fists clinic in Kingsland. We then ran out of the over 65 vaccine at Orleton.
We received a limited delivery of the under 65’s flu vaccine and have arranged pre-booked appointments prioritising the clinically vulnerable by sending text, telephone and those without either we will write to. I have an imminent delivery of the over 65’s vaccine due and will arrange appointments for those who still need to have theirs.
We will discuss this at the meeting, I have had a meeting with the Partners and we are going to go to pre-booked appointments for next year’s programme. This will help us calculate what we need and also give us an opportunity to inform people if there is any problems. It should also reduce the queuing for patients especially in inclement weather.
COVID - If patients receive a letter/text from the NHS asking them to contact your GP for a third vaccination (second course) because they have been identified as clinically at risk in accordance with the JVCI guidelines. They should contact the surgery, once we have taken their details we will arrange for them to be added to a clinic locally, they will receive a letter from the Surgery with instructions of where to go and a time for their 3rd dose.
If the letter/text is asking them to book a Booster for one further dose it can be booked by visiting the National booking system or contacting or calling 119, at the moment the appointments are booking up really quickly including the more local Kington Medical Practice. There is another option to go online to the Herefordshire.gov and the 'Grab a Jab' page where walk-in clinics and pre-booked appointments can be found. Leominster will be an option as and when a clinic is planned. The ‘Grab a Jab’ options are not available on the national booking system, I have popped the link below for ease.
The letters come from the NHS not the Surgeries. We are only sending out the letters to patients who have been identified as clinically at risk as mentioned above. We no longer has access to these appointments and unfortunately cannot book on your behalf.
We will endeavour to keep our Website, Facebook and the PPG updated on local ‘Grab a Jab’ clinics in Leominster, this is normally available 1 week in advance.
I was asked about Elgar House after patient attended and were not able to have their vaccination. I looked into it and it would appear that some clinics are pre-booked appointments clinics only and others are walk-in no appointment necessary. It would be worthwhile to check the Hereforshire.gov website before going to make sure you have the correct clinic.
Housebound - Patient who are housebound will be receiving their COVID and Flu soon. We have a mobile team delivering this service to the Network Practices. Myself and Louise (Lead Nurse) are keeping a close eye on delivery timeframes and if this is going to be delayed we will look at delivering the flu. We won’t be able to do the COVID boosters that will be the mobile team. FH 09.11.21
The Centre will close on 30.11.21.
A big thank you to the numerous volunteers past and present who have passed through its doors.
Grateful thanks also to Ann Hughes, Dave Stevens and its committee.
The centre is currently open as usual on Monday & Thursday mornings 10-12.
Committee of the Resource Centre
News and update Summer 2021 As things gradually improve across the country, with regard to COVID, we have started to meet face to face again, though only formally twice a month rather than weekly. We have had a few social and fundraising events in between these meetings, however. These have included three frugal lunches, a car treasure hunt, and a stall at the Family Fun Day in Leintwardine. We have also stewarded at the recent Knighton Community Market, so we have been supporting our local communities.The “frugal lunches” have been held in Rotary members’ homes where we pay our usual lunch price and the profit goes towards our charitable efforts in the community. Even with the restriction in the past year we have been able to support the Wales and Midlands Air Ambulances, the local food bank, local woodland community groups, the Hereford Haven, local wildlife groups, Dementia friendly projects, the East Radnor Day centre…. the list goes on and on. You can see more of our charitable work on our website. 10/21
PRESCRIPTION CHARGES The Government plans to end free prescriptions in England for people aged 60-65. A consultation paper published in July gives two alternatives. It's 'preferred method' is to phase in the change to include people who will reach 60 after the start date, which could be in 2022.Anyone who was already 60-65 before that date would still get free prescriptions.Everyone in their fifties or younger would pay until they reached 66.There is a chance it might make those already in the 60-65 bracket start paying once the change happens.The cost of prescriptions in England is £9.35 per item. In the rest of the UK prescriptions are free for everyone. The Government estimates the change would eventually bring in £330 million a year for the NHS. SM 09.21
PLEA FOR THE RETURN OF NHS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Herefordshire Council is urging residents to check their own homes and their family member’s homes for medical equipment and return items that are no longer needed to support other patients in need. Item(s) can be DROPPED OFF at the NRS Healthcare depot at Unit 3a, Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6JT. The depot is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.Or choose one of the following options to arrange a FREE COLLECTION of height adjustable shower chairs, commodes, perching stools, toilet frames, door frame ramps and bed rails:
item(s) can be DROPPED OFF at the NRS Healthcare depot at Unit 3a, Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6JT. The depot is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.Or choose one of the following options to arrange a FREE COLLECTION of height adjustable shower chairs, commodes, perching stools, toilet frames, door frame ramps and bed rails:
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.” Everyone from individuals to villages and churchyards will be encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees from October when the tree planting season begins to the end of Jubilee year in 2022. Therefore if you wish to join in there’s plenty of time to get things on the go. With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations. As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service. For further information https//queensgreencanopy.org
WALKERS Whilst it's appreciated that during the current situation folk wish to get out, have a walk and enjoy the local area PLEASE remember that fields which contain public footpaths are owned and therefore maintained by our local farmers primarily for the purposes of raising their valuable livestock.Sightings of dog walkers letting their animals run off the lead around, through and near flocks of sheep have recently been noted. PLEASE remember that most ewes are 'in lamb' and any upset at this time can lead them to have problems such as aborting their lambs or giving birth to stillborns.
PLEASE TAKE CARE WHEN WALKING WITH DOGS NEAR SHEEP.