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Polesworth Community Association newsLetter
August 2020

We hope you are all keeping well in these very strange times.  This is a short newsletter to let you know what has been going on during the past few months and to give our sincere thanks for your continued support.  Without you’re loyalty we could not survive.

The 200 club draw has been taking place weekly and winners have been receiving their payments by cheque.  This is to ensure no physical contact has taken place in line with government guidance. The Committee and Trustees have been continually working throughout lockdown, in maintaining  the hall, and preparing for its reopening by ensuring all Covid19 regulations have been adhered to. 

Also some of the Polesworth Community Association have been involved in the Polesworth Village Support Group (PVSG) for a few months.  This group was formed at the beginning of lockdown and consists of approximately 65 volunteers.  We were each allocated a specific road to ensure every road in Polesworth and Birchmoor was covered.  We were able to help those who were shielding, vulnerable and elderly.  This included shopping, fetching prescriptions and covering individuals specific needs. 

Food Hub

The PVSG also run a weekly food hub at Tithe Barn every Sunday between 10-12.  The ethos is “NTAKE WHAT YOU NEED, GIVE WHAT YOU CA”.  It has proven to be both a valuable resource to the whole community and very much needed in these unprecedented times.

Meals on Wheels

Other sectors that the group has covered included a weekly Meals on Wheels service  whereby a freshly cooked meal and dessert was delivered each Saturday to up to 60 residents.  All the food was prepared and cooked in the Memorial Hall.

School Uniform Donations

Again a group was formed to sort donated school uniforms for local schools.  This was a massive success as families were able to kit their children out with the appropriate uniforms for very little cost.  This too was done in the Memorial Hall.

So as you can see that although this is not specifically about the Memorial Hall, we are very pleased to have been a huge part of the amazing community spirit that has prevailed in the lockdown months.  We have also very kindly been donated a fridge/freezer by the PVSG which will be invaluable when we hold our annual parties, private parties etc.

Pleased rest assured that we are still applying for funding/grants to maintain the progress we have made with the hall, and as soon as things are up and running in some normality, we will let you know.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US AS A VOLUNTEER.

Please get in touch using the email below.  Head your email “VOLUNTEER”.

Email addresses

Don’t forget if you would like to receive this letter via email please contact us on the following email address:  mail@polesworthmemorialhall.co.uk.  Head your email “Newsletter”.                              

For bookings, please contact Richard direct on 07760 431680.

Trustees –  Des Blewitt (Chairman),  Rob Norris, June Linarts, Judy Nestor,Tracy Martin,

Amanda Tonks (Treasurer) 

Management Committee  – Elaine Blewitt, Lyn Welding, Dave Welding

Santa’s Visit

Thanks to everyone who came down to enjoy the children’s Christmas party. Santa and Alakzam kept the children entertained all afternoon making it an amazing event for all.

Many thanks to all helpers and event organisers who make these occasions so special.

Senior Citizen’s Xmas Dinner

A fabulous time was had by all who attended the annual Christmas dinner for our senior citizens of the village and surrounding areas. The band Glass supplied great entertainment, creating a festive atmosphere. Even Santa pop in to give a helping hand.

Many thanks to the sixth formers from Polesworth High School and local helpers who gave up their free time to help serve the meals and drinks.

Carnival fever hits Polesworth

Thanks to all that came down to enjoy the party atmosphere at the Parade and on the field after, Evan with a little rain it didn’t dampen your enthusiasm for the event, we raised £172 on the Polesworth Community association stall with donations for the cakes and drinks so thanks once again for all that helped make the day such a success. Even Des got in on the action entering his 1980’s Ford Capri and winning best in class…

Let’s get quizzing

Thanks to all those happy quizzers that came to enjoy our second quiz night, Judy and Mike Nestor our question masters kept every one scratching their heads the evening finished the evening with a fish and chip supper to finish.