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Farndon Doctors Changes Print
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:28


Not sure if you are aware of or have heard that the The Village Surgeries Group (Tattenhall and Farndon Doctors) are looking to form a Patient Participation Group. On a recent trip to the doctors I read the sign with information about the planned meeting so I thought I would go along.

I wasn't sure what to expect from the meeting but being completely honest I came away concerned by my findings. Things that I 'assumed' were standard and available from our local GP are changing and worryingly not for the better. Ultimately having the convenience of a village surgery actually means much more to me than I realised until I attended this recent meeting. I've been a patient at Farndon most of my life and yes there have been times I've been frustrated making appointments or felt rushed like we all have, but at least we have a LOCAL surgery. Rural surgeries are something really quite precious.

British Empire Medal for Mrs Joan Bellis Print
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 16:57

Local resident and director of Bellis Brothers, Mrs Joan Bellis, was awarded the British Empire Medal by the Queen on the 16th June, 2017. The British Empire Medal (formally British Empire Medal for Meritorious Service) is a British medal awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown. The current honour was created in 1922 to replace the original medal, which had been established in 1917 as part of the Order of the British Empire.

The announcement from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St. James’s Palace, London SW1 stated as follows:

"THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday, to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to the undermentioned:

Mrs. Joan BELLIS

For services to charity and to the community."

Source: The Gazette, 17th June, 2017

Flu Jabs 2017 Print
Monday, 14 August 2017 08:44

Please see the poster below from the Village Surgeries group regarding the arrangements for Flu jabs for this year. This is particularly important if you have:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Immunosuppressed
  • Chronic Neurological Disease

or if you:

  • Are aged 65 or over
  • Are or may be pregnant
  • Are a carer
Family Bible Found Print
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:17

Simon, a volunteer at Oxfam bookshop in Maidstone, Kent has contacted the village website.

They recently had a family bible donated to them. It originated from Holt and the first names written on the family register are Samuel Allen, born 11/4/1799 and Rebecca Ball (his wife).

Oxfam are wondering if there were any relatives of the above still living in Holt, and if so, would they be interested in purchasing the above item.

The contact details are: Telephone 01622 753585. Please ask for Matthew (manager), Holly (Assistant Manager) or Simon.

Recipes of the month Print
Friday, 04 August 2017 07:41

This month Anne Reney Smith has given us two recipes and two tips for the microwave. The recipes are for Rose Ice Cream and Rose Sugar and the tips are on drying herbs and flowers.

Anne says that it is best to use old fashioned roses with a strong perfume for the ice cream  and sugar.

Go to the Cooking pages for the details.

Farndon set for £24,000 gas pipe investment Print
Monday, 31 July 2017 07:39

Wales & West Utilities is set to start a £24,000 gas pipe investment scheme in the High Street area of Farndon which will make sure that local homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.

Starting on 7 August, the work will involve upgrading old metal pipes to new plastic ones on High Street at the junction of Churton Road and along Churton Road towards Farndon Primary School. The work will take approximately six weeks to complete.

Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Cheshire West and Chester Council in planning the work and to keep disruption to the local community and local road users to a minimum, it has been agreed that traffic management will be used.

Your achievement with the Active Kids Vouchers Print
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 07:24

Thank you everyone for donating your Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers. We have received an amazing 10,950 almost doubling last year’s total of 5835! Your support has made a real difference.

The vouchers have been used to buy following items.

Autumn Chic Boutique Print
Friday, 21 July 2017 07:42

We at Friends of Holt school are inviting expressions of interest to take part in our Autumn Chic Boutique!

Monday 16 October 2017 at the Cock O' Barton

Share your wears.....

We are looking for:-

  • Skincare
  • Craft stalls
  • Holistic therapies
  • Christmas goodies
  • Home decoration
  • Arts and crafts
  • Clothing
  • Jewellery
  • Make Up (make up sessions)
  • Handbags and GladRags
  • Homemade products
  • And anything chic!


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