Little Wenlock Village Hall
CORONAVIRUS - LITTLE WENLOCK VILLAGE COMMUNITY SUPPORT
- Despite the Coronavirus ‘lock-down’, Little Wenlock Village Hall is playing an active role in the NHS fight against Covid-19. Since March 26 it has become the centre for Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust’s county- wide training of district nurses, health visitors, school nurses and other community-based health professionals.
More than 150 staff have been trained in Covid-19 care in the first week alone with a target of 500-plus by mid-April, enabling them to be deployed from their normal duties to provide increasingly-essential health service support wherever it’s needed across the county.
Our advanced audio-visual system – normally used for Flicks-in-the-Sticks – has been doing sterling service at the heart of the training, with strict ‘social distancing’ spreading participants evenly throughout the main hall and meaning only around 25 can attend at any time.
It just goes to underline how valuable well-equipped, locally-run facilities like ours can be even when they can’t play their normal part in community life.
- Naomi and husband Dan (who live in Coalbrookdale) are part of a series called "Surviving the Stone Age", filmed in Bulgaria last summer. We might all need to know how to do that! Easter Sunday at 8.00 pm on Channel 4.
- DVDs / Box Sets to borrow from the front door:
- HilaryBetts: Wilderness, Church Lane
- Lena Churm: 5 Manor Farm
- Julia Kaminski: April Cottage, Witchwell Lane
- Sarah Bradley: Leighton Meadow, Spout Lane
- Sign up here to receive coronavirus information updates from Telford & Wrekin Council.
- The Walnut, Wellington (01952 260804) are delivering food boxes (fruit, veg, milk & eggs) to vulnerable people for £25.
- The village lost its broadband service yesterday. If you lose internet connection (and have a 4G/5G smartphone) you can check here for general problems in the area. Click the Broadband and Email tab - the line checker only works if BT is your service provider. The announcement was:
Impacting service since 29/03/2020 12:22
We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Telford area including Dawley, Stirchley, Cuckoo Oak and Donnington, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online.
- You can get fresh organic milk from a vending machine at Chathams Organic Dairy, Shifnal.
- Heather Cooke (504201) has an order for delivery from Ken Francis the butchers in Wellington. Contact her to to add to that order.
- Liquid hand soap on offer from George; he has 5 litres. To refill your dispenser call him on 507675.
- St Lawrence's Church is no longer opening daily for private prayer.
- Meadowdale Nurseries are offering free compost delivery to gardeners during the present close down.
To order please email [email protected]
- Boots are offering prescriptions delivered to your door for free. Call your medical practice to change your pharmacy to Boots, then go to the Boots Pharmacy website and follow the instructions.
- We have a volunteer willing to take your orders for fruit and veg and collect it from Green Fields next Wednesday. If you would like to place an order please call Valerie on 503434 by Tuesday 31st March.
- Our ‘closed’ Village Hall is being used by the NHS to train critical care nurses for the next week or more.
- The butcher's on Market St Wellington will deliver... call Ken Francis (249966).
- We are making the Village Hall loo rolls available to anyone in need - four rolls for £1. Please call Hilary.
- The Village Hall and Playing Field are now closed.
- A house key on an orange tag has been found near the playing field; please contact Hilary to claim.
To help anyone who may need a hand getting through Coronavirus we have got together to set up an informal support group of volunteers able to have a chat on the phone, do food shopping, collect medications, post mail, walk dogs, etc.
A number of people have already offered their services and we would welcome anyone else who feels able to lend-a-hand. The more the merrier. Please let one of our main coordinators know as soon as you can.
- or email [email protected]. Then, should you ever need anything while being ‘confined to barracks’, all you have to do is let one of the coordinators know and they will arrange a volunteer to help you out.
Once we get things going, you should also be able to find any useful updates here.
By pulling together we can all look after each other in these challenging times.
PS: Our friendly postman has requested anyone expecting mail that will not go through the letter box to leave a note outside so he knows where to put it. Either that or a suitable box into which to place it.
- Little Wenlock Village Hall Committee
- Little Wenlock Parish Council
- St. Lawrence Parochial Church Council
Following Government advice, the AGM has been postponed and Flicks cancelled until further notice
Church Services are cancelled.
The following clubs are closed as of this week:
TDARs (radio club), WI, Whist, Yoga, Keep Fit, and Lunch Club.
The Village Hall
Our new hall was completed in the summer of 2002 at a cost of £310,000 and is an excellent, modern, versatile facility. It was built with generous grant aid from the National Lottery Community Fund and Onyx Environmental Trust, together with direct fund raising throughout the community.
The main hall is approximately 15m x 10m and is complemented by a carpeted committee room approximately 6m x 7m.
There is a demountable stage and tables and chairs for 120.
The hall is currently used for a variety of community clubs and activities, including fairs, live theatre, concerts and dances.
It is also hired out for children’s parties, weddings, conferences and other events.
The Hall is an independent charity - no. 1080317 - built and run by volunteer members of the community.
We also have a Facebook Page
If you would like to hire the hall for your meeting or party please go to the Bookings page.