Booking Village Halls and Churches
There is a link on left side of page to numbers for halls and churches
DO NOT phone the Parish Clerk Mrs Ripley
She will not be able to help you
South Holland Parish Voluntary Car Service
SHPVCS is a charity supported by many of the parishes in South Holland. The objective of the scheme is to provide low cost subsidised transport to people in need via the use of private cars driven by volunteers who have been vetted by Lincolnshire County Council.
The volunteer drivers provide a friendly and reliable door to door travel for all ages and disabilities with the community. This is a flexible service with male and female drivers for appointments to hospitals, medical centres, dentists, chiropodists and shopping (if drivers are available). The minimum journey cost is £4, for longer journeys the cost is 35p per mile.
Gedney Parish residents can contact Sharon, the local organiser, on 01046 366820.
PLEASE NOTE :
Village halls and Churches within the parish are NOT the Parish Councils. They have their own committees etc. The Parish Clerk can NOT book them for you.
On the contents list to the left is a link that will give you all the contact details.
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A non-emergency helpline is offering support during the severe weather
Lincolnshire County Council has activated a non-emergency telephone helpline number for people to call for advice and support if they need urgent assistance during the severe weather. The number to call is 01522 782189 and it will be staffed on a 24 hour basis.
This phone number is only for serious concerns about a person’s welfare as a result of them not being able to get out of their homes to buy food, replace medication or if they are without heating fuel supplies. If people call this number their needs will be assessed and they will be directed to the most appropriate authority which includes voluntary organizations coordinated by the British Red Cross.
However, people are also asked initially to be neighbourly during this time and to look out for people in their communities.
David Powell, Head of Emergency Planning for the Lincolnshire County Council, said:
“In the first instance I would ask everyone to be a good neighbor. We would ask everybody to check on elderly and vulnerable people in your community who you may not have seen around recently and may need help. If you are in urgent need ring the dedicated helpline number and if there is a risk to life and a genuine emergency please ring 999.
“During this prolonged period of cold weather it is important that everyone in the community looks out for those people that might need extra help and support. At the moment, the Met Office is predicting that it will remain very cold with further snow showers or longer spells of snow likely almost anywhere across the UK. Overnight frosts and severe frosts are also expected.”
Gedney Parish Council comprises one of the largest areas in any Parish Council within South Holland. The area is 5,072 hectares, the population in the 2001 Census was 2,305 residents and by 2003 it was estimated that the population had risen to 2,407 residents.