Kings Langley Good Neighbours
Volunteers Evening ....
We wanted to say a special "thank you" to our volunteers, many of whom have provided invaluable service during the pandemic. All our volunteers were invited to a reception at the Community Centre on Friday 23rd July. Because of lockdown this was the first time many of us had met face to face.
Great news - we are hoping to reopen Lunch Club on Tuesday 3rd August 2021. We are expecting restrictions to be lifted by then and are planning to return and run lunch club in the same way as before.
One of the aims of lunch club has always been to allow people to meet together to socialise and meet new friends, so we intend to have the three tables as previously and to serve the two-course meal plus tea and coffee. The good news is that the kitchen has reopened and has a new cook.
People who attend lunch club can be the most vulnerable in society and we will not have any other mitigating circumstances to help prevent the spread of Covid (ie social distancing and mask wearing). Therefore the one change we have to make is that we are asking all diners and volunteers (both servers and drivers) to confirm that they have had the two Covid vaccinations. This should make Lunch Club as Covid free as possible. (This change has been approved by the Kings Langley Good Neighbours Association Committee).
We are fully aware that people’s circumstances may have changed during the Covid pandemic and some may not be able to continue or some may be able to return to helping us at lunch club. To help us in our preparation to reopen we would like you to fill in the attached sheet. This will confirm whether you intend to return to helping at Lunch Club and the role/roles you are happy to fulfil.
Shopping and prescriptions
Kings Langley Good Neighbours is able to help anyone in the village who is self isolating or confined to their homes during the current corona virus crisis. We can collect prescriptions or get some essential shopping for you. We are also looking for more volunteers to help us through the next few weeks. Contact us at KLGNA.ORG or contact 07790668672
Need gardening help now?
Followers of Monty Don & co. will be aware that now Spring has arrived we need to be tidying up our gardens to make a backdrop to the displays of Summer flowers, vegetables and fruit! “I know what needs to be done out there,” said one elderly Kings Langley resident, “but I can’t bend down to do it any more!” We now have a few volunteers prepared to help.
Provided our volunteer can access your garden without coming into your house, we may be able to offer a certain amount of gardening help. Does this service appeal to you, either to join our gardening team, or to alert us to the need of an elderly neighbour or relative? If so, Ring our Helpline on 07790 668 672.
Watch our documentary film "Village with a Soul" and see the Good Neighbours Scheme in action. Produced in 2015 with a 2019 update.