SENIOR CITIZENS’ CHRISTMAS PARTY
Once again this year the Village Hall Committee will be inviting all Senior Citizens living in the Village, together with some friends of Acol, to an evening of companionship, fun and food, to be held on Saturday 10th December. We are pleased to advise that Vera and Charlie George have once again very kindly offered to provide a hot Christmas meal, for which we are most grateful.
In order to provide this service to our most deserving citizens, we need to raise additional funds. While some local organisations will make their usual generous donations, we still need to augment this by putting together a CHRISTMAS HAMPER to raffle. Therefore any DONATIONS OF CHRISTMAS PRODUCE (which are in date) which you would wish to win for yourself in a hamper would be gratefully received. Please contact Jon on 847705, or any other member of the Management Committee.
ALSO: Please Don’t Forget our Reindeer Drive on 17th December. Put a reminder in your diary for this fun-filled and frenetic evening!
ACOL VILLAGE HALL SUPPORT FUND – 200 CLUB
Winners for the Month of September 2016 were:
Member No. 54, who won 1st prize of £21.00.
Member No. 42, who won 2nd prize of £12.60, and
Member No. 2, who won 3rd prize of £8.40.
£42.00 was donated to Village Hall funds.
Winners for the Month of October 2016 were:
Member No. 101, who won 1st prize of £20.50.
Member No. 26, who won 2nd prize of £12.30, and
Member No. 102, who won 3rd prize of £8.20.
£41.00 was donated to Village Hall funds.
The next draw will be on Wednesday 2nd November 2016. Should you have any questions, or wish to join the scheme, please contact Iris Osborne 01843 840901.
FORTHCOMING VILLAGE HALL EVENTS
15th Oct. 7.30pm. AHS Gardeners Supper
5th Nov. 10.30am – 2.00pm. AHS AUTUMN FAYRE
SEASONAL WINTER ‘FLU VACCINATIONS 2016
Additional vaccination Clinics will be held at the surgery on:
Tuesday 4th October – Between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.
Wednesday 26th October – Children only – between 2.00pm and 5pm.
Wednesday 2nd November – Between 2.00 and 5pm.
Appointments are now available and can be made in the usual way via the surgery.
SO DON’T DELAY – BOOK YOURS TODAY
Eligible and “at risk” patients will receive a reminder on their “Repeat Prescription List” and/or text message, and will be invited to make an appointment.
If you have any concerns about your eligibility please contact Reception.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to the families and friends of both the late Mrs Barbara Prestcott and Mr Malcolm Smith, whose generosity has nabled the Practice to purchase an additional “CardioPad Portable ECG Machine” which was recently presented to Dr C Crosfield. This will be of great benefit to the Practice especially when a patient needs to be visited at home by a GP or other Healthcare Professionals.
NEW GP REGISTRARS AT THE SURGERY
We are delighted to welcome two new Registrars who have recently joined the Practice:
Dr Lesley Greenway – who will be with us until August 2017 and Dr Thakshayini Thivyattasan who will be with us until December 2016.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY
Last month patients responses to “would you recommend our Practice” were as follows:
Extremely likely/Likely – 89%; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely – 6%; Unsure/Don’t Know – 5%.
Last Month, 32 PATIENTS DID NOT attend their DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT and 71 PATIENDS DID NOT attend their NURSES APPOINTMENT.
SO That’s Still over 100 patients missing appointments!
DON’T NEED IT – CANCEL IT! KEEP FORGETTING – GET TEXT REMINDER SERVICE.
** BUT A SINCERE “THANK YOU” TO ALL THOSE WHO DO ATTEND, CANCEL OR APOLOGISE IN ADVANCE SO OTHERS MAY BENEFIT ! **
SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS
Please note that the surgery will close from 12.00 Mid-day onwards for staff training on the following days:
Thursday 29th September; Wednesday 19th October; Thursday 24th November.
Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these times, and of course, please don’t forget to include all the family who may require
repeat prescriptions and check when their medication review appointment is due.
Should you need to see a Doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the “NHS 111 Service” via the normal surgery number 821333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on “111” to receive “non urgent” confidential health advice and information for you and your family.
For Urgent/Life threatening cases please dial “999” as normal.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!
Our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held on SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER.
As this is our most popular event, Tables are highly sought after, and there are only a few left. So please book now to avoid disappointment.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE – Win Top prize worth over £100 and much more!
We will be launching our “GRAND RAFFLE” with nearly £500 worth of prizes including Rose Arch and Planters, Hand Made Rocking Horse, Luxury Christmas Hamper and many more. Tickets will be on sale at the “Flu Days” and thereafter at the surgery. The draw will be made at our Annual Christmas Bazaar.
PATIENT GROUP MEETING
If you have any issues you would like to raise at our meeting in October, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact Mary Hodgson on 842764.
MINUTES OF THE ACOL PARISH COUNCIL HELD 5TH SEPTEMBER 2016 CAN BE FOUND IN THE MINUTES AND AGENDAS SECTION
ACOL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY EVENTS
5th November 2016
in the Village Hall
Doors open 10.30am – 2.00pm.
Raffle, Tombola, Craft
Soup & Rolls at Midday
For more information/booking of Stalls ring 845546
GARDENER’S SUPPER & FUN RACE NIGHT
15th October 2016 in the Village Hall
Doors open 7.00pm
Tickets: £6.00 includes Sausage & Chips Supper
(Bring your own drinks)
Phone 845546 to book by 10th October, please
The installation of cameras is due to be carried out this month. If anyone experiences any traffic incidents in The Street, between the Margate Hill junction and the Dilnot Lane bend, please advise a member of the Parish Council, as registration numbers of any offenders can be identified and passed to the authorities.
REFUSE COLLECTION – MONDAYS
Refuse (black) & waste food Recycling (blue), red bag & waste food
17th October 24th October
31st October 7th November
Ring TDC, 577115, to arrange collection if you are unable to put your bins out.
Or ring the “Recycle for Thanet” line on 577727 with any queries you may have.
REGULAR VILLAGE HALL DIARY DATES
Monday afternoons (term time) – Pam’s People
First Tuesday evening – AHS meeting
All other Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm – Dance Fitness Class
Alternative Wednesday evenings – Life Drawing Art Group
Every Thursday evening – Art Group. Art Group Website: www.acolartgroup.org.
Monday, Saturdays – Phoenix Quilters. Check hall calendar or email me for dates.
ADVANCE NOTICE – DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
Monday 28th November, 2pm – PARISH COUNCIL MEETING.
Friday 16th December – St Mildred’s Carol Service, Village Hall, 6pm.
Saturday 17th December – Reindeer Drive.
PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE
Ring Parish Council on Mondays (9am-5plm) on 844706, or the day after a Bank Holiday, or the Clerk any day (9am-5pm) on 832243.
Please ring these numbers if you have problems and do not know who to contact.
THE NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 2PM ON MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
YOUR M.P. At Your Service………
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