GROSMONT COMMUNITY HUB

GROSMONT COMMUNITY HUB

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD FOR THE

TOWN HALL

We learned at the Shaping Grosmont event and subsequent workshops and meetings that there is strong support for Grosmont Town Hall to be regenerated and its activities expanded to maximize its benefit to the community. This is about more than just renovating the fabric- which needs some urgent attention- but also creating a space which is a real hub for the community with layout and facilities to support its use as first choice for many and varied community activities, reflecting the needs of a diverse 21st century community – easy physical access for all; simplified booking; flexibility; catering; wi-fi and other digital enablers.

At November’s meeting, Grosmont Fawr Community Council confirmed they wished to apply for Rural Futures funding from National Lottery Community Fund for this purpose.  The Community Council will be the lead applicant and welcomed the support of Grosmont Futures to help develop the plans.  

For more information and how you can become involved please click on the link below.

https://grosmont.wales/grosmont-futures/

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SERVICES IN CHURCH SUSPENDED

COMPLETE INFORMATION ON THE ONLINE SERVICES AND COPIES OF THE SERVICE SHEETS CAN BE FOUND AT
https://grosmont.wales/st-nicholas-church-2/st-nicholas-church/

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GWENT POLICE MESSAGING/ALERT SYSTEM

This is an important notification from Gwent Now – Gwent Police Messaging/Alert System

Are you currently supporting a vulnerable person in your family, neighbours, workplace with Dementia, Alzheimer’s or with limited mental capacity?  Have you heard of the Herbert Protocol?

The Herbert Protocol is a risk reduction tool to be used in the event of an adult with one of these conditions goes missing.  It is named after George Herbert a War Veteran of the Normandy Landings who suffered with dementia. George sadly died when he went ‘missing’ on his way to his childhood home.

How do I register?  It is a simple form 📄 which contains vital information about a person that can be added to our police systems with a recent photograph 📸. This will allow officers to have at hand important information, hopefully saving precious time in finding the missing person.

The person does not have to have wandered previously to complete a form, if you believe them to be at risk please contact us via email 📧:  crimeprevention@gwent.pnn.police.uk  to request a form. 

If you are part of a Neighbourhood Watch, Community Group or Support Service and would like to find out more about the Herbert Protocol please get in touch.

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VACCINATION SCAM

There is a scam circulating at the moment which is targeting people eligible for the Covid 19 vaccination.

Residents at risk of being scammed over COVID-19 vaccine.

Dyfed Powys Police Economic Crime Team has become aware that criminals have been sending texts and emails attempting to lure people to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.

 DC Gareth Jordan, from the Cyber Crime Unit, said: “The text is made to look like it comes from the NHS and states ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and advises you to follow a link to get more information and ‘apply’.”

 “If you follow the link, you are taken to a convincing looking, but fake NHS website that asks for your personal details.

“After entering your details, it then requests bank/card details to ‘check your identity’.”

 “But as with all scams, if you look a little closer, you will see it is not real. In this instance, note the URL is not http://www.nhs.uk/

PLEASE TAKE CARE

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ST NICHOLAS GROSMONT – CHARITABLE DONATIONS 2020

In previous years the friends and congregation  of St Nicholas Grosmont have donated Christmas collections to charities that are dear to our hearts. This year, with few opportunities to get together, the PCC agreed to make some Christmas donations out of church funds. We are delighted to support the following:

St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford £480

Abergavenny Food Bank £250

Save the Children Fund £150

Don McMath Foundation £120

The first three probably need no introduction, but the Don McMath Foundation may not be so familiar. For several years, Children’s Church have sponsored Modu, a boy in the Gambia,  making a regular financial commitment out of their own fundraising to support his education. Modu left school this year but we were keen to recognise all that Children’s Church have done for him over the years with a donation to the foundation.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported St Nicholas this year and has enabled us to give a little back to these important organisations.

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THE LINK – JANUARY 2021

Due to the increase in transmission of the Covid 19 virus and the recommendations for those in ‘Tier 4’ areas there will not be a Church Link magazine printed for January. It is too much of a risk to have people collecting/delivering copies until circumstances are more favourable.

It will be published online on Monday 4 January 2021. Please click here.

https://grosmont.wales/st-nicholas-church-2/st-nicholas-church/

Please check the relevant websites and notice boards for up to date information.

Stay in and Stay Safe!

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MORE GROSMONT DECORATIONS

Unfortunately some photographs were missed out. Below is a third slide show of Grosmont’s Christmas Decorations. If there are still photographs out there that have not been displayed please get in touch!

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GROSMONT CHRISTMAS TREES

Below you will find two slide shows of a selection of Christmas Trees that have been brightening up the village.

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS

For further information please visit https://grosmont.wales/st-nicholas-church-2/st-nicholas-church/

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NATIVITY NOT QUITE ALIVE

MEET THE STARS!

Puppet Nativity Live showing on Zoom at 5.45 on Christmas Eve.  

Of course, like all actors, they will appear in costume as they tell the story of Jesus’ birth. Hands all over the parishes have made costumes.

We all love the Nativity Live that usually takes place in Grosmont on Christmas Eve but the children in particular enjoy it so much and are in thrall as the story unfolds. Rev Gaynor thought that a puppet Nativity would be just the thing to keep that spirit of Christmas wonder for the children.

Below is the link to Zoom.

Topic: Nativity Not Quite Alive

Time: Dec 24, 2020 05:45 PM London

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81918713122?pwd=bXl3R2RmMzRHSUFFQkJmSm45U2VJUT09

 Meeting ID: 819 1871 3122

Passcode: 675896

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