High Legh Village Hall is opening its doors this September for activities which allow for social distancing and compliance with guidelines for safe operation within current covid 19 constraints. Lots of work has gone into reopening the hall to make it as safe as practicable.. Do look out for the signage and the advice given to you by activity organisers.
Be a more flexible, confident you
New Classes on Tuesday 10-11am and Wednesday 10.30-11.30am
Dance Exercise – Fridays 9.30 – 10.30 am
From week beginning 14th September:
Baby Ballet – Tuesdays 4 – 6.15 pm and Saturdays 9 – 10.30 am
Tai Chi – Thursdays 3.45 – 4.45 pm
Contact Trish Adams 01925 755983
Following the relaxation of lockdown and new guidelines from their governing Athletics bodies, Lymm Runners have just returned to the roads and trails around Lymm.
The club has a strong reputation among other running clubs in the North West for being well organised and devising a safe comeback has been no exception. The main concern is to keep everybody safe, and that of course includes strict social distancing from members of the public they may encounter as well as each other.
Numbers on a Group Run are limited and members can only join the run if they have booked beforehand via the Club website – which also means the Club has the ability to trace. Runners must also arrive with a mask or face covering to hand, in case of having need to ‘mask up’ where necessary: most definitely a rule of ‘no mask, no run.’
Each group run has a Run Leader who, in addition to a first aid kit, now carries hand sanitisers and gloves.
The return in this format has been greatly welcomed and members are enjoying being reunited with friends to enjoy the special spirit that is a Lymm Runners Run.
So if you see Club Runners out and about, do smile and give them a cheery wave.
More about the Club
Please check the website for Group Run and Track Session timings as the regular full timetable is not yet operational.
It has now been over four months since over 70 amazing volunteers came together to provide support to those in our Parish who may need assistance during the Covid crisis, and it is perhaps time to pay tribute to those volunteer ‘street champions’ who have helped our community in this difficult time.
A survey of our Street Champions found that they feel that High Legh is the best place to live at the moment. The whole community has been brought much closer together as a result of Covid 19 with these amazing volunteers helping to provide much needed support to those who are vulnerable, on their own, or isolating.
Numerous requests for help have been received from picking up shopping and prescriptions, posting mail, dog walking and even just having a friendly voice to chat to. Street Champions are happy to do all they can to help others and we really appreciate them doing so.
It is also worth saying we are not out of the woods yet, as I fear that as restrictions are eased we may yet see a second wave of infections, and would encourage all to maintain precautions and heed the government advice.
A special mention to Parish Councillor Gail Coenen for taking the lead in setting up the High Legh Volunteers and Councillor John Tuck for the making of seventy badges for all the volunteers as well as a thank you to the rest of the ‘admin’ team working behind the scenes to support our champs!
To have had such a great response from members of the community is wonderfully encouraging and to the seventy Street Champions and admin team a massive thank you from High Legh Parish Council on behalf of all the parish.
The WhatsApp group, Facebook, web page and admin group have also been used for other help such as plumbers phone numbers, finding a handy man, household appliance faults, lost animals, organising virtual events, Easter egg hunt, virtual VE day celebrations, flute concert etc. All these uses have brought people together and I hope that in the future we can, as a community, develop this support and information network and encourage residents to join and share knowledge and help. It only takes a few mins to reply to a text and can be really helpful to people.
I would hope that when this crisis is over it bodes very well for the future, to work together to face further challenges and crisis, such as climate change, HS2, and more.
When eventually we return to some sort of normality, I look forward to the volunteer group coming together and perhaps finding ways of working for a better future.
Thank you all, stay safe and keep well.
This is the Summer edition of 2020. To download a copy please click here.
Thank you to all the contributors - life has been quite active here during lockdown. It is great to find out about what people have been and are doing. We also have information in this issue about plans and expectations of various groups as we work out how we can deal with the new realities and discover how to do what we can do.
Best wishes to all our advertisers - recent events have made us ever more aware of the importance of local services. And finally thank you to Newsletter distributors who make it possible for residents to have a free copy delivered to their homes. As someone said to me this morning, electronic copies are fine, but it is nice to have a printed copy that you can sit and read .
We hope that the Autumn edition will go out in October - when, perhaps we can restore the diary in the centre pages - because maybe by then we will have activities to go out to and enjoy. Advertisers if you would like to be in the autumn edition, charges are listed here as are details of how you can get in touch.
Jenny Pearce Editor 01925 756171