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Moulton Parish Council

Serving the people of Moulton

Hi, I'm Mary-Jane, your Community Connector!

I'm here to connect local people, build and strengthen support networks and, as a result, combat isolation and improve health and wellbeing.

I work alongside Moulton Parish Council and Moulton Surgery to promote our Health & Wellbeing Strategy. We organise informative and fun events and talks aimed at raising awareness and improving health and wellbeing for us all. If you have any thoughts, ideas, knowledge or experience regarding health issues that you feel would be of benefit to the community, then please email me at moultoncommunityconnector@gmail.com or phone me on 07484 907438.

Upcoming Health & Wellbeing events' posters and information leaflets are on display at our brand new Community Centre on my stand in the library, noticeboards around the area and at the Surgery. Also please like my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/moultoncommunityconnector/ or follow me on Twitter: @moultonconnect for the latest news and information.

There are regular meetings and events at the community centre including:

Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm and Thursday 7pm-9pm our Health & Wellbeing Choir, Claret Room: (£5 including refreshements)

Every Friday Morning 10am-12pm, Board Games and Cards: (£1 suggested donation which includes tea and biscuits). Take a look at the link to the YouTube video about this morning to the right of this page (just above the Facebook banner) to see more!

Every Third Friday of the Month, 2pm-3.30pm, Musical Memories, Main Hall: our wonderful entertainer, Steve Brown, sings all the favourites for us to listen to, singalong, dance, or even join him on the mic! (FOC - refreshments can be ordered from the café which will be brought into the hall). This will be on every 1st and 3rd Friday as from April 2018 (apart from July and August when it will be on the 13th of July and 3rd of August).

Every Third Friday of the Month Minibus Trial in the village: to coincide with the above events, our minibus will take residents to the Community Centre. (£2 suggested donation for a return trip) Please contact me for more details.

Every Third Monday of the Month, Moving Forward after Cancer Treatment, from 2pm-4pm in the Manfield Room: This is a rolling six month programme running alongside Macmillan and Northampton and Kettering General Hospitals. This is for anyone who has been through or is still going through cancer treatment, to provide practical support, information on how to improve wellbeing, cope with side-effects, and a chance to chat with others over a cup of tea/coffee and some cake.

Saturday 28th of April, 2pm - 5pm, Health & Wellbeing for All, Main Hall: This will be a large event with many stallholders giving you information on your Health & Wellbeing. Our Health & Wellbeing Choir will also be singing, while you enjoy our refreshments served by our Good Neighbour Volunteers.

Saturday 23rd of June, 3pm - 5pm, Veterans' Afternoon Tea, Main Hall: where all veterans and their partners are welcome to attend. There will be various stallholders along with some musical entertainment. After the success of our Veterans' Breakfast last November, we are organising a Veterans' event every six months.

The Family Safety and Wellbeing Event at Moulton Primary school was a great success and we're planning on organising more Family Events in the coming year.

We are very excited to have our brand new Community Centre, just off Sandy Hill Lane, which will houses the library, café, halls and meeting rooms and is a place for everyone in our community to enjoy. Please see Fit Plans, Over 60s Activities and Mums and Tots listings to see groups or activities in the area as well as the centre (Please look under Health & Wellbeing section which is above me in the Community Section).

We have a vibrant and lively community spirit and I work to develop connections and relationships. We have set up the Good Neighbour Volunteer Scheme to help the more isolated people in our community who are in need of a neighbourly helping-hand, transport or just a little company. There are so many ways in which you can help:

Befriending someone in your community (visiting in person or even just making a regular phone call can make a huge difference in someone's life). As part of the visit, there may also be a practical purpose, such as reading a newspaper for a visually impaired person, mowing the lawn, or changing a light bulb. If you know anyone who may be interested in receiving this kind of support then please encourage them to get in touch.
• Volunteering as a Driver, accompanying residents to medical appointments on our car scheme. Or if you would like to drive the minibus for local residents, we can train you to update your licence to do this. This could make such a difference for people who would otherwise be unable to get out.
• Being an Outings Helper, for example going to the cinema and assisting with mobility, carrying shopping or pushing a wheelchair.
• Being a Functions Helper and assisting us with light tasks at the Health & Wellbeing Events
• Organising a new interest group or talk to share your knowledge, experience, skills or expertise with others.

No matter what skills or experience you have and whether you only have 10 minutes or 10 hours a month, please do get in touch (see contact details above)