Letters: Heyford Entry-preneurs – July 2019

Message from the Entry-preneurs

Just thought it would be nice to say a massive thank you to Knights Engineering Services on Furnace Lane for mowing around the entry sign flower plot. They have done this off their own backs because they like looking at the flowers every morning when they arrive to work. How nice are they? Thank you guys. It’s really nice to know that people are keeping an eye on them and looking after them when they can.

Jill Cullen and Chris Cullen have been our ‘waterers’ during the warmer days which gave the flowers a really good start. Not to mention dead heading. So thank you too guys.

Thank you to anyone else who looks after them because without you all, and our lovely volunteers it would be super hard. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

Jill & Sue

If you are interested in joining us, please either speak to Jill Garratt or check in at our Facebook page:  Heyford Entry-preneurs  

In memoriam: Carol Baker – July 2019

On behalf of myself, Matthew and Jade, Kate and Mark and my beautiful granddaughters, I wanted to pass on our gratitude for the support and friendship we have received during Carol’s illness, and on her death.

Carol loved her family and friends selflessly. Her focus was always on the happiness of those she cared about. The last weeks have demonstrated how many of you had also been touched by her friendship. She loved Heyford, and especially Heyford Singers where she had so much fun.

Thank you to everyone who managed to join us to say goodbye. I think it was the send off Carol would have wanted.

Many thanks too for those who have made donations to Cynthia Spencer Hospice in memory of Carol. I am particularly indebted to the contribution from Heyford Cricket Club members who have raised more than a staggering £1000.

Graham Baker

Defibrillators – July 2019

I have now changed the defibrillator cabinet codes. THEY ARE NOW BOTH THE SAME. The reason for doing this is so that even if you go to the wrong one with the code the ambulance service have issued you with, you will still be able to unlock it and gain access to the defibrillator.

If you have been sent to fetch a defibrillator, the call handler will issue you with a code to access the cabinet that is showing as nearest to you and they will always advise the address of that defibrillator.

In Nether Heyford there are two locations.

1 – on the side wall of the One Stop shop
2 – at the playing fields, in the bowls club car park.

I would strongly advise everyone to familiarise yourself with these locations.

I understand that it is sometimes easier to go to the shop instead of the playing fields, especially if the gates are locked but it is important that you let either myself or someone on the Parish Council know ASAP that you have done this, especially if you were advised to go to the other location.

When you are given a code to access the cabinet, that defibrillator is taken off the system. If you were asked to go to the playing fields but decided the shop would be quicker and easier, whilst that is OK now, you will potentially have the wrong one removed from the system and the next person to call 999 might be sent to an empty cabinet.

If you are unfortunate enough to need to use the defibrillators, please inform either me or the Parish Council ASAP so we can get the defibrillator back in service straight away. The pads will need changing and the battery checked before it can go live again.

Mark Taylor

Nether Heyford Pre-School – July 2019

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Nether Heyford Pre-School
Address: Church Rooms, Church Lane, Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, NN7 3LQ
Telephone: 07984 055828
Website: www.netherheyfordpreschool.co.uk
Email: info@netherheyfordpreschool.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/netherheyfordpreschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/netherheyfordafterschoolclub
Twitter: @NHeyfordPreSch

Ofsted Registration EY450747 – Charity No. 1029571

Welcome Packs

Welcome packs are available for newcomers to the village.

The information in them helps people feel at home quickly.

If you notice that someone has moved in recently, get a pack for them delivered by contacting:

Sue Morris, 21 The Green, Nether Heyford. Telephone: 01327 349387

Letters: Climate Change – July 2019

I would like to comment on Climate Change and how people think they are being
environmentally friendly.

Groups around the Country with lots of ‘County Ladies’ and ‘Gerry and Margo Ledbetter’s’ types who love to boost their Societies have bought trees and planted them to be environmentally friendly, in reality all they have done is make the plant nursery owner a bit more better off and polluted the environment in the process by moving a tree that is already growing and moving it to another location; don’t plants trees… grow them!

Everyone who is concerned about the environment should each go outside in the Autumn, pick up seeds and grow them in pots before planting them out when they are big enough. The advantage is more trees are grown and at the cost of a pot and compost (or digging up a bit of soil). My count so far is 4 Oak trees (one already planted out), 2 Sweet Chestnuts and a Walnut tree. This would be a good exercise for the children at the School to do.

In reality, if the human race wants to make a difference to the environment an area the size of North America needs to be planted.

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