Collingham & District Village Care
This is an independent volunteer run association initially established in 1982 as the Patient Participation Group which became a registered charity in 2011. The now volunteer transport service is available to patients of the Collingham Medical Centre who would otherwise have difficulty accessing transport to attend medical and social appointments. The co-ordinators and drivers are all volunteers. The Scheme receives a small grant from Nottinghamshire County Council and as a Registered Charity, journeys are undertaken at a reduced rate.
Transport can be booked through a Co-ordinator on 01636 893001. The opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday (9.00am-3.00pm). A message can be left outside these times. It is the donations from Collingham residents and users of the transport scheme that allow this local support to continue. Details of Committee members, transport information and other items of interest can be found on the Village Care noticeboard outside the Memorial Hall.
The Collingham Village Care Committee and Transport Scheme would be delighted to welcome any member from the local community who feels able to volunteer as a driver. Journeys undertaken include local and longer distances to suit each driver’s preference and availability. An additional volunteer co-ordinator working from home on a rota basis would also be most welcome. Please contact Michael Davies, Chair, on 01636 892911.
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
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Collingham Parish Council website
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