Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activities, including:
A live VE Day 75 livestream at 11.15am
National moments of Remembrance and thanksgiving, including a Two Minute Silence
A UK-wide singalong to Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again at 9pm
A VE Day learning pack for children... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 11:32 by Jenny Walkley
Age UK have adapted their support and want to let local communities know that they are here to help. There are a variety of resources available.An information and advice line where anyone (older people and their families) with an issue can call and get free advice – 01452 422660Freephone line if any older person is feeling lonely and wants a chat with one of our staff or volunteers – 0800... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 10:51 by Jenny Walkley
Two new ambulances that will be staffed by Gloucestershire firefighters to help relieve pressure on paramedics during the Covid-19 pandemic have arrived in the county.
Firefighters from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) were being trained by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) to drive and crew the ambulances as part of a regional initiative that will see 15 new ambulances introduced to the SWASFT region, two of which will be operating in Gloucestershire.
The ambulances will be crewed by one firefighter and one paramedic and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 10:14 by Jenny Walkley
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's annual wildlife photography competition is now open for entries, with new categories and bigger and better prizes.
GWT would love to see your images showcasing the stunning scenery and spectacular wildlife here in Gloucestershire. We appreciate that movement is currently restricted due to lockdown but we think the 'on your doorstep' category provides the perfect opportunity... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:09 by Jenny Walkley
If you find an overflowing bin - please do not continue to add waste to it.You can report missed bins to Stroud District Council on the link below.Please also be mindful that there will be a lot more people walking their dogs and generating more waste as we all try to cope with the current way of living. The bins will fill up quickly.The service providers will also be under more stress than normal... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 17:59 by Jenny Walkley
GP service in the time of coronavirus
Here at May Lane Surgery (Acorn and Walnut Tree practices) we are doing our best to look after our patients and meet their needs in these exceptional times. As with so many other businesses and organisations across the country, we have had to change the way we work, limiting face to face contact and practising physical distancing to limit the possibilities of passing... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 17:20 by Jenny Walkley
Can you help?
Posted: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 17:18 by Jenny Walkley
Bonfire smoke may cause particular problems for people with underlying health conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and heart conditions. We all now know that Covid-19 is a respiratory disease. During the pandemic, more people than normal are at home, working, caring for their family and/or self-isolating. People in your area may already be suffering breathing difficulties due to the virus.People with... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:39 by Jenny Walkley
Severn Vale Community Kitchen are offering healthy and tasty affordable meal delivery in the Severn Vale area on a not for profit basis. They are working alongside GL11 Community Hub to ensure that the most vulnerable stay fed during this time. They are hoping to raise funds and offer subsidies to those who are not covered by GL11 Community Hub (GL12 and GL13) as there are a lot of people out there... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:24 by Jenny Walkley
What can help your mental health and wellbeing
Consider how to connect with others: Maintaining relationships with people you trust is important for your mental wellbeing. Think about how you can stay in touch with friends and family via telephone, video calls or social media instead of meeting in person – whether it's people you normally see often or connecting with old friends.
Help and support... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:36 by Jenny Walkley