VILLAGE VOICES

the website for Hollesley,
Boyton, Capel St Andrew,
Alderton & Shingle Street


HOLLESLEY, BOYTON AND SHINGLE STREET
GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME

     
     The Hollesley, Boyton and Shingle Street Good Neighbour Scheme has been set up to provide 
     occasional help for local people in these areas. A number of unpaid volunteers have joined the 
     scheme to give assistance on a range of services including :

         -    lifts to the railway station or to local doctors, dentists or hospital appointments, or 
               collecting pensions or prescriptions;
- form filling and computer advice;
- dog walking or looking after a cat if the owner is away or unwell
- small tasks around the house or garden, such as changing light bulbs, fitting batteries to smoke alarms or retuning the TV;
- 'befriending' or providing company;
- shopping or errands;
- other activities as requested or agreed.
      We cannot  provide an emergency service, and we do not replace your regular paid helper or 
     gardener. We are working alongside local providers such as the Welcome Club, WI and church 
     who also offer help and support within the local community.
     We have a mobile phone that is held by a volunteer who then contacts the person most suited to 
     the task in hand. 
                                   Our telephone number is : 07707 850126.
     Our aim is to respond within 24 hours, and the voicemail service is available 24 hours a day.
      If you wish to join the scheme as a volunteer, contact Helen Lewis on helenm1960@btinternet.com 
      or ring 411232 or Sue Bethell on susan.bethell@btinternet.com or ring 410477.
     We are here to help !
Good Neighbours Volunteers 
at Shingle Street 
(Photos : Trevor Connick) 
   The Hollesley, Boyton and Shingle Street Good Neighbour Scheme is part of the 
   Suffolk Good Neighbour Network run by Community Action Suffolk with funding 
   from the National Lottery.