SLAIDBURN HEALTH CENTRE

It has been announced that the Health Centre has a new service provider. NHS East Lancashire CCG has approved a bid from Bowland Health Ltd whose medical director, Dr Amy Bonner, has been acting as a locum at the surgery.

For further information please follow the link below

http://newtoninbowland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/CCG-Press-Release-PDF.pdf

NIGEL EVANS SURGERIES

Nigel Evans MP is due to visit the Hodder Valley on Saturday 31st August to meet residents. If anyone wishes to meet him the times and places are listed below. Please go and let him know if you have any issues, whether it be on the possible closure of the health centre or anything else

The surgery times are as follows

  • Dunsop Bridge Village Green 10.00 – 10.25am
  • Parkers Arms Newton 10.40 – 11.10am
  • Hark to Bounty Slaidburn 11.20 – 11.50am

SLAIDBURN HEALTH CENTRE

145 people attended a meeting on Wednesday 21st August to discuss the prospects for Slaidburn Health Centre with a clear message for NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England. If you can’t or won’t #saveslaidburn surgery, will.

The Patients Participation Group are doing whatever they can to stop this happening and are asking as many people as possible to write to various people/organisations to show their feelings.

Tens of thousands of pounds was pledged on the night. With a charitable trust to be set up ASAP.

We need to stand united and fight for this vital local service. Please send an email to saveslaidburn@gmail.com if you would like to join the mailing list” PLEASE VISIT AND LIKE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE – Save Slaidburn.

Objection letters are available from the shop and Health centre in Slaidburn. It is vital we do what we can to stop this!!!!!!!!!!!

SLAIDBURN HEALTH CENTRE

As the fight continues to try to keep Slaidburn Health Centre open on a long-term basis, a further meeting for Patients is to be held at Slaidburn Village Hall on Wednesday, 21st August, commencing at 7.30pm.  The meeting will provide an update on the attempts to find a replacement for the current service provider, ELMS, as well as discussing possible future actions.

In addition, a letter is available for patients to sign urging the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – the body responsible for obtaining a new supplier of services – to ensure the Practice remains open for as long as necessary until a new provider is found.  A copy of the letter is attached and further copies can be obtained from Slaidburn Health Centre, the shops in Slaidburn and Bolton-by Bowland, the Hark to Bounty and Puddleducks in Dunsop Bridge

http://newtoninbowland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/PPG-letter-August-2019-PDF.pdf


TEA DANCE

Newton Village Hall will be hosting a tea dance on Wednesday 28th August 2019 commencing 1.30pm. Music will be provided by Blackpool Tower organist John Bowdler. Afternoon tea will be served, There will be a raffle and the licensed bar will be open. Tickets cost £8 per person.

To reserve a place please call Marjorie Tel 01200 446643

CONSUMER ALERTS

Please see the link below showing alerts highlighted from Lancashire County Councils Trading Standards Team. Don’t get caught out!!!!!!!!

http://newtoninbowland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/TRADING-STANDARDS-JULY-2019.pdf

VILLAGE CLEAN UP

There is to be a village clean up on the evening of Wednesday 12th June commencing 7pm, weather permitting. Everyone taking part is asked to meet at the village notice board and bring along any tools they may have. If you are unable to come to the village but wish to take part please feel free to tidy anywhere within the parish.

DUCK RACE


Thanks go to everyone that helped on bank holiday Monday with the Duck Race at Newton.   The weather was kind for us and the showers thankfully didn’t appear.

There was a good turnout at the hall for refreshments after the race, where the winners were announced.

Thanks especially go to Bill and Susan Pinder for yet again allowing us to use the field.

The first 3 prizes were one by

1st prize   £100  Cath Broadley

2nd Prize   £50    Hodson – Rock House

3rd Prize   £25  – The Boswell Family

For a full list of winners please click here

ELECTIONS

On 2nd May the country will hold elections for Borough and Parish Councillors.

In both categories for Newton-in-Bowland the seats have been uncontested and as such there will be no elections held.

Rosie Elms has been re-elected as Borough Councillor and the following have been re-elected as Parish Councillors Brian Dixon, Martin Beattie, John Bennett, Richard Whitaker and Richard Thornber.

DUCK RACE

Newton Village Hall will be holding its annual duck race on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019 commencing 2pm at Newton Bridge.

Results of the race will be announced in the village hall following the race where refreshments will be served by the ladies committee

Tickets cost £1 and can be obtained by contacting Sandra Tel 01200 448289 or email sandra@boarsdenfarm.plus.com

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