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Reminder. Don't forget elections for Parish Council and Borough Council. 2nd May 2019. I would like to see that there are more than seven names in the hat as that would ensure that there is an election. That way there can be no complaining about what the Parish Council does or does not do as you the electorate would have chosen them. 

Oh my, how has communication changed for mankind during his time on earth.

From cave drawings and sign language, to the development of language and writing, hand crafted books, the tremendous advent of the printing press in the 15th century, to the art of letter writing and the postman, then the telegraph followed by the telephone, along with photography then radio, up to the more recent developments of television, cell phone, internet, and finally social media and blogging.

Yet the original way - word of mouth - probably still remains the most powerful and effective way of passing on news and information, as many people in our village will testify to. But in today’s busy world, as you dash to work, or this meeting, or the school run, or visit your relatives, it is easy not to find the time for talking or even listening. 

So here are some of the ways that you can learn more about what is happening in our village, and how you can pass on news/info too.

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Isn't it strange how the mind works?  Well, it certainly is in my case.   Upon reading John the Ticket's prognostications in an issue of the Lych Gate I found myself provoked by his comments on Brexit and his sister and her lifestyle in France.   Now, when I say 'provoked', that is not in any way in a confrontational sense.  No, rather, that it provoked me to THINK!   But think about what?   Well, about Brexit, what perhaps it means, but more immediately upon current relationships between us and our European, well specifically French, friends and what experiences and changes we may have shared over the years.

To Autumn
John Keats, 1795 - 1821

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

Wargrave Surgery GP appointments and medicine deliveries to the Neville Hall

Wargrave Surgery have made some changes to the deliveries to Waltham St Lawrence to avoid is a GP coming out to Neville Hall if there are no patients wanting to be seen. 
This allows them more time to do the home visits and attend to their commitments at Wargrave.

Medicines :
Medicine will be delivered to the Hall every Tuesday only.

If there are no patients needing to see a GP, the medicines will be brought out by one of our staff so that Waltham residents can collect them.  This will be at 12.00 as usual.

GP appointments :
Patients needing to see a doctor should telephone Wargrave surgery on the morning they wish to attend so that the GP can bring their medical history.  This has not changed.

‘Flu Clinics 2018
The surgery staff will be coming to Neville Hall to do ‘flu clinics for our local patients on:-

Friday 12th October at 2pm
Wednesday 7th November at 2pm

It has been pointed out that the visiting post office that is run at The Neville Hall between 1.30 pm and 3.00 pm each Wednesday is at risk due to too little use.

The service is very valuable to residents who have difficulty travelling out of the village and would be a blow to them if lost.

You are encouraged to make use of the service if you possibly can so that others are helped.

The seasons are shifting into autumn once again. This month’s atmospheric photograph by Stuart Scott reminds us, in the words of John Keats’ Ode to Autumn, that the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us. After an extraordinary summer, we now drift through the four or five months of sleeping foliage, until the glinting yellow daffodils bring us into the promise of spring.


Royal Wedding On Friday 12 October

Thames Valley Police is as ever proud to be policing the forthcoming Royal Wedding of Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank on Friday 12 October. The day provides an opportunity for our communities to join in celebration while showcasing Windsor to the world once again.

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