November Newsletter

Hi folks

Here we are again in another lockdown, try to keep yourselves busy and stay positive, hopefully by next summer, we will be back to our social events and we will be saying virus!! What virus? !!!!!   Start making a list of places you would like to go or things to do, as the money is sitting there in the bank untouched. 

Our walking group has stopped again for this lockdown and will re start on Wed 9th December. If you would like to join us in our walks, please let me know.

At present Dunham Massey Christmas event is still going ahead, as its restricted numbers and also takes place outdoors, this is now all booked and paid for.  Our tour is 7pm, so we will probably arrange to meet outside at 6.50pm.  No one has paid, but please ensure you are definitely coming, as the tickets were £18 each.   If you feel you are unable to attend please let me know and I will see if I can get anyone else for your tickets.

I think I can say that the weekend at the Marlborough will not be taking place in Dec as planned.  Once its safe to do so, we will have a well earned break there.

I also have money here for members for trips cancelled this year, if you would like to come and collect from mine, please let me know and I can arrange pick up.

Carers News:

It was announced a few days ago, that adults 18 plus, who have Downs Syndrome  have been added to the list of people who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid-19.  For more information, please visit the Downs Syndrome Association website.   

If you need to attend Halton Hospital for a blood test you now have to make an appointment, please telephone 01925 662011

Halton Hospital hearing clinic as re-opened but again you have to make an appointment by telephoning Audiology at Warrington on 01925 662420

I have been informed that Lloyds Pharmacy in Runcorn Old Town will be closing early in the new year, therefore if you have your prescriptions automatically sent there via your doctor, now is the time to change your pharmacy, before the rush in the new year. 

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October Newsletter

Hi all

We are all facing difficult times at present, we were hoping to be able to get to our monthly meetings and a meal out, but sadly more restrictions were put in place which stopped us meeting up.  Once I know we are safe to meet, I will arrange a monthly meeting and a meal out to enable us all to get together.  On a good note, the money is untouched in the bank, so once we are able to start moving about, the social events will start up immediately and then hopefully, present times will seem like a dream or nightmare in the past.

Our walking group at present is still taking place, (but this may change on Mondays announcements)  so if you fancy meeting up (covid distances) and talking a casual walk, please let me know, we meet every Wednesday at 11am at different venues.

Dunham Massey Christmas event is still going ahead, as its restricted numbers and also takes place outdoors, this is now all booked and paid for.  Our tour is 7pm, so we will probably arrange to meet outside at 6.50pm.  If you could please let me have your £5s asap, (you can put them in an envelope and post through my door, please do not knock in case I am not in and saves disturbing my mum, thank you )

Obviously we do not know whether The Marlborough Hotel in Llandudno will go ahead in December, but I will keep you posted nearer the time.

I also have money here for members for trips cancelled this year, if you would like to come and collect from mine, please let me know and I can arrange pick up.

Its that time of year again for winter ailments, so don’t forget about Care in the Chemist which gives you advice and treatment for a range of minor conditions.  This is for people who receive free prescriptions only.

A member has asked me to ask if anyone knows an experienced PA who would like

a job with an elderly lady, If you know anyone interested I will forward their name on. 

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September Newsletter

After a 6 month lockdown,  I am looking at starting up the HALDS meetings again, starting from Monday 28th September at the new time of 1pm.  Please do not arrive before 12.50pm.  Sadly there will be no lunch and no drinks. You will also need to let me know before hand if you are attending the meeting and also if you are in a social bubble with anyone else coming along to the meeting, this will enable me to put out chairs for each group, i.e. 2 chairs for 2 people, 3 chairs for 3 people, there will then be a 2 metre gap between bubbles. The hall has been thoroughly cleaned and all the tables and a lot of the chairs have been moved out of the main room.  The ladies toilet is blocked off, so ladies have to use the disabled toilet and mens is as normal, we only have access to the main room and the toilets.  There is anti bac gel at the entrance and outside the toilets and social distancing reminders on the floor. 


On arrival, you will need to gel your hands and I will then tell you were you are sitting.  The only time you are get up to walk round is to go the toilet.

For our September meeting, we will have a general catch up, money will be refunded to any trips which you had paid for, which has been cancelled.

For our October meeting we will hold our AGM.

Hopefully these precautions will only be for a short time and things will then get back to some normality.

I have spoken to Anthonys travel today and for safety to the passengers they have had filters put into their air conditioning on the coaches, this filters the air, making it safer for us.  They also only have half the numbers on the coaches.

I have also spoken to the Marlborough Hotel, Llandudno and the hotel is only open for guests, hand gel in all general areas, waitress service at the bar, tables in dining room more spaced out and sadly no entertainment.  Please let me know if you would like to come along to the Marlborough on Friday 18th December, nearer the time, Alan will advise whether there will be entertainment for our weekend, if not, the price will be reduced.         

Walking Group –  Our walking groups are now held every Wednesday at 11am   The meeting place and walk will be advertised each week on our Whats App page and also I will send out an e-mail advising were the walk will take place for that particular week.   All are welcome on our walks, we keep our distance from each other and the pace is leisurely.

Social Events

Mon 12th Oct – I am looking at putting together a meal at the Upton Tavern in Widnes, I have spoke to the manager and I am going to visit the room after my holidays,  in the meantime if you would be interested in attending a lunch or afternoon tea on 12th October please let me know, as this will give me an idea on numbers, its maximum 30 people

Wed 14th December, 7pm – Dunham Massey Christmas event – This is now all booked and paid for, details will be given nearer the date.

Community Gardening Group

I am helping to start up Green Fingers Gardening Club on 24th September, at Brookvale Community Centre 11am – 1pm,  this will entail setting up an allotment in the garden behind the centre, workshops, seed sowing and many more gardening jobs. If you would like to join our group, please contact me for more information

Brens coffee days – Brenda is having a 3 day coffee event, on 14th, 15th & 16th September, in aid of Halton Haven,  she has lots of goodies for sale, you can call in any day, any time from 10am.  If you would like to attend, if you could please phone or text Brenda and let her know which day you would like to attend on 07551 700386 

The things we have to do now to stay safe

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