Please refer to the ‘Accessibility Statements’ on external websites for details of specific access arrangements.
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GRANT FOR KENNET VALLEY PARISH COUNCIL
The Fyfield and West Overton Parish Council has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks Resilient Communities Fund to support the local community response to Covid 19. The Parish Council and the Upper Kennet Benefice will use the grant for the crisis appeal fund and to assist with volunteer fuel costs.
Are you concerned about getting your prescription?
If you are in self-isolation because of the virus and have no one able to pick up your prescription from the GP surgery dispensary please telephone Jill Turner on 07900 223345 who will make arrangements for it to be collected for you.
The prescription must be ordered by you 4 days in advance as per the normal process. We require your full name and address in order for us to be able to collect on your behalf. The Dispensary requires a bulk collection if at all possible, therefore we would expect to make collections on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after 5pm.
Lonely and Need to Talk?
If you are self-isolating, feeling lonely and want someone to talk to please phone Sibella Laing, Licence Lay Minister on 01672 861600 or Reverend Maria Shepherdson on 01672 539643.
Broadband – See www.wiltshireonline.org for information on Wiltshire Council’s plans for improving broadband services and details about broadband vouchers.
NHS WILTSHIRE DIABETES PREVENTIVE SERVICE
The Wiltshire Diabetes Prevention programme is a free service for people who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The Diabetes Prevention Programme is a behaviour change programme where people learn about, diet, physical activity and strategies to improve their overall health, all aimed at reducing their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Normally, people access the programme through their GP however, due to the pandemic and the subsequent pressure that our GP practices are facing, for a limited time a self-referral option has been set up via the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk Score’ – a check list of questions that can determine a person’s risk factors – This has also enabled the programme to become more accessible to people within the area.
The risk tool can be accessed via the following link: https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/star u3a IN KENNET
Residents of retirement age are invited to join u3a in Kennet,: part of the national U3A movement which encourages lifelong learning and staying active for those who have finished full-time work and raising a family. Its members come together to develop their learning, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment. U3A in Kennet offers over 60 interest groups to over 600 members on subjects ranging from American History to Website Management and activities ranging from Backgammon to four different Walking Groups. For more details please see www.u3ainkennet.org.uk .