A summary of information from Wye Valley Practice sent to Help on The Narth
The surgery continues to operate a telephone triage system, ensuring patients get the most appropriate care at the right time. All consultations are initially over the phone or via video (where it is appropriate, the patient feels confident and technology is on our side). Continue reading
Our home made face mask
Do you sew? Would you be willing to make masks for friends and neighbours in the village?
Do you want one of our custom-made masks?
The Welsh Government are advising everyone to wear a mask on public transport and in situations where distancing is difficult. There’s research evidence that a cotton mask can reduce the spread of infection through droplets by up to 90%.
We have set up a village mask-making consortium! If you have the skills & time and would like to help, please let us know. We’d also be grateful for donations of oddments of cotton material, herringbone tape, binding and elastic.
Contact Jane Gilliard via email@example.com
Here’s how to make a mask
How to Get your Mask
Masks are available in adult and child sizes with various patterns, and with elastic or ties.
To get yours email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Jane on 861974
There’s no charge but a donation to the Village Hall is appreciated.
Masks should be washed after each wearing, so we will each need at least 2 masks.
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NEW: Standing Order option. Let us know if you have a standard order you would like each week and we will submit it for you, so you don’t forget.
If you want anything different, place an order as normal but note this will over-ride your standing order so remember to add your basics as well.
Send your standing order to email@example.com
Buy bread and cakes from Wigmores Bakery (Wiggies) through the Village Hall committee combined ordering/delivery system. Items will be delivered to the Hall on Saturdays. There is no minimum order amount, but there will be a small charge to cover Village Hall costs of setting up and running this service (£8 a week). This will be divided pro rata over the orders received in a week, so should be a small amount.
You will pay the Village Hall for your order, and we will make one payment to Wiggies to cover all the orders each week.
Orders must be placed with us, not Wiggies, before midday on Thursday for delivery on Saturday. Continue reading
22nd April: NOTE THE CHANGE IN ORDERING PROCEDURES: An online order form has replaced the spreadsheet form – please use the link below to order your next Evans box.
Local food delivery businesses are working very hard to provide a service to everyone, but they do not have the resources to meet the demand for deliveries to individual households. To help, we have arranged a combined delivery system for fresh food boxes with Evans of Monmouth. This will ease the pressure on Evans while supporting this local business, provide people who are self-isolating with a regular delivery and, hopefully, assist social distancing by reducing the number of visits to the shops in town. Evans have told us that they cannot do individual deliveries to our village, so please order through us if you want one of their fresh food boxes.
Who are these deliveries for?
Orders will be dropped off at the Village Hall on Mondays and we will ask our volunteers to deliver the boxes to your door.
Orders must be placed with us (not with Evans)
Order before midday on Wednesday for delivery the following Monday
There is a minimum order value of £10 and a £3 delivery charge
HELP ON THE NARTH PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION INFORMATION
This is new information about our prescription collection service. We have agreed a twice weekly collection service with Trellech Surgery on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Please try to order your repeat prescriptions at least one week before you need them
If you need someone to collect a prescription, please contact Help on The Narth before you contact the surgery to order the prescription. We will give you the name of the volunteer who will collect your prescription and the day on which they will collect it. You can then order in your usual way.
If you order your prescriptions online, there is a free text box where you can add the name of the volunteer who will collect the prescriptions.
If you order by telephone, please add the name of the volunteer to the end of the message after you’ve given your name, date of birth and item required.
If you are a patient at one of the Monmouth surgeries, we have a dedicated volunteer who will pick up prescriptions from these surgeries. Please contact us and we will pass the message to the volunteer and let you know what arrangements we have been able to put in place.
URGENT PRESCRIPTIONS AT ANY SURGERY
If you need an urgent prescription or any other errand involving any of the surgeries, please get in touch. We can arrange individual collections for anything that can’t wait until our next scheduled collection
The situation is changing rapidly, but we shall try to keep up with information that will help the village at this time and post it on this page.
Help on The Narth Prescription Collection Service
Village collective food delivery from Evans of Monmouth
Village bread delivery from Wiggies
Contact us if you have any information or updates to share.
The Narth Community group on Facebook is a source of shared information too.
In these difficult times, a group of us from the Village Hall committee are working on a network to provide support for people who are experiencing difficulties due to Covid 19.
Who we are
How to volunteer
Our Prescription Collections Service
If you Need Help
If you are self-isolating, on your own, or need help in anyway, with shopping or other tasks – posting mail, collecting prescriptions, dog walking or just someone to chat to if you are feeling anxious, contact us in one of these ways: Continue reading
Event cancelled: a message from Wye Valley Women:
In light of the current health situation and after careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the meeting next Tuesday 17th. It wasn’t an easy decision and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. We know that Robin Smith is a popular speaker and that many people will be disappointed. We’re hoping we can say it’s postponed rather than cancelled, and that we’ll be able to arrange another date for his talk.
The March meeting of Wye Valley Women will be held on Tuesday 17th March at 7:30pm in the Village Hall (doors open at 7:15).
The speaker is award winning wildlife cameraman Robin Smith, who will be showing pictures from a film he made about birds of paradise. For a taster see Robin’s website – robinsmith.tv
Everyone welcome. Non-members £3
The Narth and District Gardening Club is a friendly and enthusiastic club that meets throughout the year, in the autumn, winter and spring for indoor meetings with speakers in the Narth Village Hall. The meetings, held on the last Tuesday of the month, provide an excellent opportunity to socialise with fellow gardeners over refreshments and listen to talks covering a wide range of garden topics. We have an Annual General Meeting with a social event including dinner in January. Throughout the summer we have outings including short afternoon or evening visits to local gardens and usually once a year a coach outing further afield. Over the last few years we have also held a successful plant sale and coffee morning in May, a wonderful opportunity to purchase common and unusual garden plants at low prices. Continue reading
POSTPONED: This will not be on Wednesday 19th February as originally planned, due to issues with the floods. A new date will be announced in due course.
The Wednesday Afternoon Social Club are hosting a group of visiting Minstrels who will play traditional Welsh tunes and give a demonstration of Appalachian folk dancing, which is a cross between Irish/English and Clog dancing developed in the mountains of North America. It’s amazing and very entertaining!
It is open to everyone (as is the Club) and will cost £3 to include refreshments. Could people please let Linda Snowden know if they are coming – phone 01600 869128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note the underscore between Linda and Snowden).
Children are welcome – it’s half term week!