The Leintwardine Centre put in a bid to the Local Connections Fund in order to purchase equipment to enable us to stream live events and this has been successful! The idea is to find new ways for members of the community to link together, particularly during lockdown when people are feeling isolated and disenfranchised.
The equipment will allow the community to demonstrate and celebrate their talent, of which there is plenty in our area, and perform and share their skills live. We have missed the events normally held at the centre and this is one way we can bridge the gap as society slowly begins to open up again.
We will still be limited by social distancing and measures have already been drawn up to ensure any performers or contributors are always safe.
We know there are many who experience technology poverty and, as part of this project (called Leintwardine Livewire), we will be able to refurbish donated unused pieces of technology, which will be freely loaned for use. If you are interested in this particular part of the scheme and have equipment you no longer use, please contact Paul Cooper-James. Please note, computers should be no more than 10 years old and running Windows 7 or later.
Leintwardine Livewire is looking for individual talent as part of their streaming project. If you feel you have a talent or skill to share and could make a presentation of around 30 minutes, do contact us. This is limited to members of the same household for each session.
Our thanks to all who have been in touch already and, of course to the funders of the project, the DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund.
Keep Herefordshire Warm
Some information leaflets on how to keep warm this winter.
Keep Herefordshire Warm is Herefordshire Council’s home energy advice service. By providing a freephone advice line, dedicated home energy advisors and grant funding for eligible homes, Keep Herefordshire Warm supports households to use less energy, lower their bills and make energy-saving improvements to their properties.
Homes relying on electric heating may be eligible for free first-time central heating, grants are available for insulation and support for when your boiler needs repairing or replacing. Warm, affordable homes are vital to health and quality of life – and Keep Herefordshire Warm is here to help make the winter months more comfortable.
Call free on 0800 677 1432, or visit keepherefordshirewarm.co.uk
Quiz Ticket refunds
The unclaimed ticket money from the quiz that was due to be held on March 28th, cancelled due to the first lockdown, has now been donated to the Leominster Food Bank.
December First Saturday and Frost Fair
The Leintwardine Centre committee has made the decision to cancel these two events in the interests of public health, especially in the run-up to Christmas, with Herefordshire now designated as a Tier 2 area with regard to Covid-19. We hope to resume as soon as it is safe to do so.
Covid-19 information for all hirers
We draw the attention of all regular hirers to a letter emphasising the current situation and regulations regarding Covid-19 and also a Special Conditions of Hiring Covid-19 2020 information sheet. They both spell out once more the procedures everyone should be following in the Leintwardine Centre.
Important Notice re Electoral Roll checking (Annual Canvass)
The process of checking everyone’s electoral roll details – the annual canvass –has now started. It is all much as before with one major exception. It is now possible by law to use electronic communication (emails and texts) where these are held. Prior to this it all had to be done on paper. Read the document that contains the rationale for this (primarily to save time and money).