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Richard Benyon Chats to Kennet about concerns for Senior Citizens

Older Persons - Meeting Invitation - Promoted by Thatcham Vision. Thatcham Vision are pleased to invite a select audience to a speech by our local MP, Richard Benyon on 3rd March 2017 at the Kennet school, Stoney lane, Thatcham RG19 4LL. Starting at 2 pm the public meeting should be complete by approximately 3 pm. Mr Benyon has had a special interest in the concerns of our senior citizens particularly the isolation that can blight the lives of the elderly & their families. Following his speech the MP will answer 10 minutes of questions from the floor. Relevant for organisations working...
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Our NEW PROJECT MANAGER in her own words!

DIANE DONOHUE

 

Hello, Just to tell you a little about myself.

I was educated through the Open University initially after having failed at school because I was partially deaf. I then completed a BA degree at Southampton University and Social work qualifications at Portsmouth and Chichester universities. My working experience started with supervising a children’s nursery in 1987 then working with Deaf and Hard of hearing people for 11years. Subsequently I have worked mainly with adults primarily with disabilities throughout the south of England.

Guidelines for New Website Content

In order for the website to flourish we need to encourage all Thatcham Vision activists and Community Groups to whom we offer 'free pages' to place more content on the website. It is not difficult, but like most things the more you use the system the easier it becomes. This is accomplished via a Content Management System (CMS) designed for us by our super developer Dr Nick Young. He uses the Drupal platform for us but the way the system works and the breadth of flexibility we have is down to Nick's skills. We have a system of control on content, since all ' publishers (that is all authoried...
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Royal Berkshire Show Supports Edible Thatcham

Edible Thatcham is delighted to have the support of Newbury and District Agricultural Society, better known for running the Royal Berkshire Show each year. Their statement is below. Thatcham Vision is a group of volunteers that develop community plans using the views from the local residents. Edible Thatcham is one of their ‘Action Groups’ that focuses on bringing together community, education and business with food; a passion shared by everyone! By finding unused bits of land or changing the planting that has already been put in public spaces, the group want to highlight the harvest of free...
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Community Safety Team working with Thames Valley Police

On Friday 2nd December the Neighbourhood Police Team were joined by volunteers from the Community Safety Action Team of Thatcham Vision to man a mobile police van in the centre of Thatcham for the switching on of Thatcham’s Christmas lights. The volunteers handed out information cards about the non-emergency telephone number 101 and about the police-run Neighbourhood Alert Scheme. This was the second opportunity this year for the Vision volunteers to work with the Neighbourhood police team as they had worked together in the summer at Thatcham’s Family Fun Day on Henwick Field, again bringing...
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THAMES VALLEY POLICE NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT SCHEME

Thames Valley Police is encouraging you, your neighbours, friends and colleagues to register for Thames Valley Alert, the community messaging system. It is a quick and easy process to register and is free. Registering to receive messages from Thames Valley Alert offers you the opportunity to receive localised crime and safety alerts for your local neighbourhood via e-mail, voice or text. To sign up, you just need to visit the Thames Valley Alert internet site, click on 'Join' and follow the on-screen instructions. This link will take you to the Joining page: https://member-registration...
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Competitions Winners Announced

Thatcham Vision ran not just one but two competitions at the Leisure Fair during the Festival this year. The challenge for the younger ones was to draw some features of famous Thatcham buildings and for teenagers up there was a historical quiz, taking them all around the Broadway to answer our fiendish questions. The weather was mixed but there was a good turnout on the day leading a stack of entries, making it a hard job to choose the best. Our judges did their job though and we are now delighted to announce the winners. Well done to everyone who entered. Drawing and colouring competition...
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