LCA Newsletter

EDITI0N:

3rd June 2020

INTRODUCTION

At the time of writing, the Lawn Community Centre is still closed owing to the current Covid-19 pandemic-related lockdown.  We are therefore sorry to be unable to produce the usual 1500 printed copies of this edition of the LCA Newsletter which would normally be due for distribution to members at this time of the year. 

Instead, to provide members with interim information, a shortened version is being made available on notice boards fronting the Lawn Community Centre building and to read or download on our website.    

The latest Government review of lockdown rules is due on Thursday, 18th June.  The LCA Committee will then consider the effect on the Community Centre and post any relevant information by the same method.

 

Annual General Meeting

of Lawn Community Association

and approval of accounts

We have not been able to hold our usual Annual General Meeting where we would present the Accounts for 2019 together with other reports on the Association's activities due to the current restrictions on gatherings.

The Accounts have been Independently Examined and will be presented at the AGM in due course.

Owing to the current Government restrictions we are unable to set a date for the AGM.  However, all of our existing Trustees are willing to remain in office until we are able to hold our AGM.

 

Chairman’s Message

Hello it is nice to be able to greet you once again. Unfortunately due to the current lockdown situation we are unable to welcome you into our Community Centre.  I hope that during these restrictions you are managing to enjoy your new mode of living, as I am.  Although we are unable to use our Community Centre at present, due to keeping a safe distance apart, we have attempted to remain in contact with as many of our more vulnerable Members as possible.

We understand that some of the groups that hire our facilities are also in touch with each other.  I believe that we as a nation react incredibly when all seems to be against us.

Whilst our Centre is closed to the public and to our hirers, we have been intensely cleaning everything inside the building in order to ensure that it remains predominantly one of the best Community centres in Swindon. We as a committee are looking forward to the day we can welcome you back.  Meanwhile STAY SAFE.

Bob Jackson, Chairman, LCA 

 

On behalf of LCA, Thank you to . . .

All the dedicated essential workers keeping our members regularly provided with necessary goods and services:

  1. Staff in local shops, pharmacy, doctor’s surgery and vets for being so helpful,
  2. those delivering essentials: groceries, newspapers, mail, parcels, doorstep milk, and
  3. those emptying bins and cutting grass.

According to feedback from members, Lawn residents are being even more resilient and supportive to each other during this time.  This has been helped by our Thursday night appreciation and VE Day celebrations giving us a welcome outlet for communication with neighbours. 

It is good to know that some of our groups and hirers are finding ways to keep activities going for members in new ways. 

There is an orange box of books outside the front door (hopefully keeping dry under the canopy) for all to take and/or add to.  These are regularly replenished.  PLEASE WEAR GLOVES WHEN LOOKING THROUGH THEM IF YOU CAN. 

 

Lawn Community Church

(Affiliated to LCA)

During Lockdown Sunday Services –

11.00 am Live on our Facebook page

Please see our website for information.  If you would like a prayer at any time or, if you would like to talk in confidence, please contact me on the numbers below:

Mob: Susan Saunders 07968 389093

 Email: susan@lawncommunitychurch.org.uk

Website: www.lawncommunitychurch.org.uk

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

LAWN GARDENING CLUB

Lawn Gardening Club Annual Plant Sale

Tomato (50p) and other plants will be available for sale to all comers on Saturdays between 10 & 12 in the Polo Field adjacent to the Marlborough Road gate.  Cash only.  Social distancing is expected from all customers please.

Ring Jenny on 01793 523099 for more information,

if required.

 

THE LAWN CHORUS

Community Choir

Wednesday 6.30 - 7.30 pm

For Lawn Chorus: in lockdown, Wednesday 7.00 pm

online on Zoom (contact Susan for link).

Newcomers are always welcome.

Susan Saunders Mob: 07968 389093

Janet Roe: Tel 01793 430522

Web: www.lawnchorus.com

Email: susan@lawnchorus.com

 

DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

MORRISONS DOORSTEP DELIVERY

service is available to vulnerable and elderly members of the community unable to go shopping in-store.

https://my.morrisons.com/doorstep-deliveries/

Download the list of essential items and phone

0345 611 6111 & choose option five

to place your order.

 

THE CO-OP

High Street Old Town - 01793 693114

is delivering food to vulnerable customers over 70 years of age, or those shielding, within a 3­­­-mile radius from stores.  Orders can be placed over the phone and payments made by card.

 

AGE UK WILTSHIRE AND SWINDON

0808 196 2424

 

SWINDON LIVE WELL HUB

01793 465513/445500

livewell@swindon.gov.uk or nhs.uk/live-well

For a wellbeing telephone call from the

Swindon Borough Council

wellbeing team:  01793 445500

and ask for a wellbeing telephone call.

Or visit:  www.swindon.gov.uk/livewell

 

REGULAR ADVERTISERS WHO SUPPORT US

 

HILARYJANE DANCE

Ballroom & Latin Dancing

Tel No:  01793 772683

Mob:  07923 605903

www.hilaryjanedancecraft.co.uk

hilaryjane9.dancecraft@gmail.com

 

FOUR-STAR CLEANING SERVICES

Commercial, Industrial and Domestic

Cleaning Specialist

Contact Tony on 07850 841664

Office landline 01793 538111

www.four-star-cleaning-services-swindon.co.uk

 

SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

Cllrs Brian Mattock & Jenny Jefferies

Lawn Community Centre

Brian  Mob:   07792 218856

Jenny  Mob:   07920 798824

 

SWINDON JET WASHING

Andrew McCaffrey

Tel: 07881 346094 Tel: 01793 618745

Web:    www.swindonjetwashing.com

Email: hello@swindonjetwashing.com

 

GARDENING

To discuss your needs contact Simon

Tel:  01793 521912

Mob:  07967 975095

 

COM MASTERS

Computer Repairs

01793 422534

www.com-masters.co.uk

 

1st LAWN BROWNIES &

20th SWINDON GUIDES

Lawn Community Centre

Email: 20thswindon@wncounty.org.uk

 

LIFE CLASS

All abilities welcome.

Tracey Baker-Stewart

0781 307 8420

 

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