31/10/2011 - Permalink

Well and Wise in the Strettons this winter

Related topics: Community / Health

The South Shropshire Community Safety Tasking Group is organising a ‘Well and Wise’ event for residents of Church Stretton and the surrounding areas on Saturday 12 November 2011.

The event will take place from 10am until 1pm at the Mayfair Community Centre on Easthope Road, Church Stretton.

Residents are invited to come along and see what information and support is available to them as their life develops. 

There will be a range of information stands from organisations such as West Mercia Police, Shropshire Fire and Rescue, Senior Citizens Forum, South Shropshire Housing Association and Mayfair Centre to name but a few. 

There will also be three workshops covering keeping warm, keeping safe and keeping in the know on benefits. 

Teme Leisure will be on hand to carry out blood pressure checks, and there will be free initial eye assessments available.

Councillor Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for active and healthy lifestyles, said:

“This is a fantastic event.  I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to drop in for a cup of tea and a piece of cake, and see what’s available for you to keep safe and well were you live.”

Michael Dulson, the local policing sergeant, said:

“Church Stretton is a low crime area; however, the fear of crime is very real to residents, not unlike several other towns in rural locations.  One of the aims of the event will be highlighting crime prevention advice in order to prevent people becoming victims of crime.  It will also provide an opportunity to find out more information from other agencies so residents can feel safe in their community.”

People can turn up to the event or, to book on to one of the workshops, they can pop into the Mayfair or call 01694 722077.  Free transport is available to those without own means of travel; people should call Ring and Ride on 01694 720025 if they would like to book transport 

For more information people can contact Lisa Bedford, Shropshire Council’s community action officer for the area on 01584 838241 or 07582 002010, or by emailing lisa.bedford@shropshire.gov.uk