Collingham & District Village Care
The origins of Collingham & District Village Care can be traced back to 1982 when a Volunteer Group was formed to assist with transport to the Medical Centre. The transport system was set up with a few willing volunteers and this soon expanded to include visits to hospitals, dentist, opticians, hairdressers, social interaction groups, etc. This service is available to patients registered with Collingham Medical Centre.
The group has gone from strength to strength and is a Registered Charity (no.1140642) and as such has a constitution. The group relies on fundraising activities, donations and bequests to supplement the funds required to run the transport scheme and support other groups within the village. There is a dedicated team of volunteer drivers and co-ordinators who give their time willingly to help those who have difficulty accessing transport. We continue to work jointly with the Medical Centre to serve the interests of patients.
Village Care Trustees:
Barbara Stocks, Brenda Williams, Julie Reid, Dr Karen Fearn, Professor Mike Pringle
Village Care Committee:
Chair: Michael Davies
Secretary: Jean Davies
Treasurer: Caron Ballantyne
Committee members: Alan Stephinson, Brenda Williams, Emma Shand, Jill
Beardsell, Rosie Scott, Hilary Carmichael, Pat Wood,
Projects and Donations:
- Medical Centre – since 1981, more than £40,000 donated for special equipment (incl. donations towards audiometer, waiting room high seats, digital signage in Medical Centre waiting room, 12 lead ECG machine, CoaguChek Pro II monitoring machine)
- Spring bulb planting – donations made to plant thousands of daffodils and snowdrops since 1994
- Benches – 6 public benches in Collingham and 1 in South Scarle
- Unwanted spectacles donated at the pharmacy and sent to Vision Aid Overseas
- Donation to Collingham Men in sheds
- Donation to the Village Defibrillator fund
Collingham & District Village Care Community Transport Scheme
supported by Nottinghamshire County Council
Transport co-ordinator telephone no. 07954 409 049
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org facebook: www.facebook.com/Collinghamvillagecare/
- The service is available to patients registered with Collingham Medical Centre
- Registration is free – requires completion of a form supplied by a transport co-ordinator
- Details of charges are supplied with the registration pack
- A co-ordinator is available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.00am and 3.00pm telephone: 07954 409 049. Outside these hours a message can be left for the duty co-ordinator
- The co-ordinators are Brenda Williams, Jean Davies and Linda Telford
Collingham & District Men in Sheds
What is ‘Men in Sheds’?
It’s a friendly, welcoming place where men of any age can meet and work together on a range of activities of their choosing.
What’s in it for you?
It’s a chance to be with friends or make new ones – to use & share existing skills, or learn new ones – experience the positive atmosphere of working alongside other men, or just sit & chat over a cup of tea/coffee, and put the world to rights!! And where possible, we shall respond to requests to cover new activities or ideas.
Where is it?
At the traffic lights in Collingham, approaching from Newark, turn right at the traffic lights, down Station Rd. After about 300yds, there’s a right hand bend, followed by a left hand bend, from where the Railway crossing can be seen. On that bend, on the left, just after the white house, No 65, there’s a track marked “Access to Horseshoe Cottages only”. And we’re just down that lane, on the left.
We open from 10.00am until 1.00pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays – but we may change those times (with due notice), in line with “Shedders’” demand. For up to date information of open days/time, please contact
Richard Challand 01636 894274 or 07936 414750
John Nelson 01636 703889
Collingham Parish Council
Please click on the link to view the Collingham Parish Council website:
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