News from the Care Committee and AGM invitation Sat 13 November at 11.30

Chilworth Care Committee News

Our big news is that we now have a date for our AGM – Saturday 13th November @ 11.30 in the VILLAGE HALL.

We are hoping by then that the majority of restrictions continue to be lifted and that many people will feel that it is ‘safe’ to come along.

It would be good if as many of our new volunteers and drivers were able to come along to find out more about what we do – we will have two years’ worth of reports to go through – as well as our regular supporters.

We will finally be able to say a public thank you to our former chair Tim O’Hanlon as well as to other committee members intending to stand down. You won’t be surprised to know that we are looking for new committee members to take their place so please do get in touch if you feel his might be something for you or to simply obtain further information about what is involved.

Our activities continue with more requests for regular lifts to medical appointments being received and all our new drivers being given the opportunity to offer lifts.

We have revised our policies to reduce the stringency of requirements to protect against Covid although we do continue to review our risk assessments to ensure the highest level of protection to all – for example we can now carry passengers in the front seat of cars again which makes providing a lift much easier for passengers whereas at the height of Covid we were only carrying passengers in the rear passenger seat to maximise the distance between driver and passenger. 

Our Good Neighbour scheme for picking up prescriptions and shopping for basic essentials continues as does our buddy scheme, put in place in March 2020, whereby we can pair up couples, especially the housebound, who appreciate having someone with whom they can make or receive a regular phone call just for a chat.

We hope to be able to reintroduce our coffee mornings safely for all concerned as restrictions lift in the next few weeks

We return calls between 9.00am – 5.00pm on weekdays but you can leave a message at any time by calling 01483 538886.  You can also email us at chilworthcarecommittee@hotmail.com or see information about us on our page on the Chilworth2gether website for further information.

We look forward to seeing you at our AGM on Saturday 13th November @ 11.30! Please ring our number to book a lift to the AGM.

Chilworth2gether honoured by Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey

Sir Graham Wrigley awards the Founder Chilworth2gether team with commemorative plaque

Chilworth2gether founder members were presented with a commemorative plaque recognising Chilworth2gether’s services to the community.

Sir Graham Wrigley (centre), as Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Surrey, chose Chilworth2gether to be recognised for its outstanding support towards the community of Chilworth.

The award was presented at Chilworth Manor before this year’s successful Picnics and Pimms event, at which Chilworth2gether are to be the beneficiaries. The team members are shown wearing their Chilworth2gether caps and rosettes, ready to serve at the event held on Friday August 13 2021.

Pictured left to right are: Maggie Scott, Kathy Wells, Sir Graham Wrigley, deputy Lord Lieutenant for Surrey, Anne Denmark, Diane Kenny and Anita Smithers. They are standing in front of the oak tree, previously planted for Chilworth2gether in the grounds of Chilworth Manor.

Here are the team and their partners. This team will be retiring in 2022. If there are any locals interested in reinventing Chilworth2gether for the village, please contact Maggie.scott@me.com for a chat.

Chilworth Community Cinema shows Daniel Craig film Friday October 15 from 7.30pm

Chilworth Community Cinema is back, and on Friday 15 October is showing Knives Out starring Daniel Craig.

This will be a “soft” reopening in the first instance. Here is the message from the organisers –

Chilworth Village Hall doors open at 7:30pm. Film starts at 8pm. 

– keep 2m distance when queueing for entry

– use hand sanitiser before entry

– give name, phone number and email address for Track and Trace purposes

– exact change preferred please (£5  entry fee, £2.50 ice creams)

– use one way system to seating area

– wear masks when not seated

– bring your own cushion

– each household/group to be seated 2m apart.

There will be an interval when ice creams can be bought and consumed at your seat. Rubbish will be collected at the end of the interval and again at the end of the session. We are keeping the volunteer team to a minimum (Anita on the door, Anita and Martin selling ice creams, Sue helping with rubbish collection and myself compering) to avoid unnecessary contact and though we normally really value your help to put things away, everything needs to be sanitised once everyone has left, so a prompt departure at the end of the evening would be much appreciated.

One last thing: due to the restriction in numbers recommended by the Village Hall, please reserve your seat ahead of time. Let us know if you are coming and how many there will be in your group. 

It all seems very draconian, but living safely with Covid does mean compromising on so many of our everyday liberties, taken, until now, for granted. We’re hoping that by being this cautious  everyone will stay as safe as possible while still participating in a favourite pastime!

So looking forward to seeing you!

Take care and stay safe.

Kindest regards 

Diane Kenny 

on behalf of Chilworth Community Cinema