News from The Mortimer Medical Practice

The practice welcomes feedback from patients.  Suggestions can be made by leaving something in one of the suggestion boxes or by speaking to one of the staff.  We can also be contacted via email at gene.clark@nhs.net .

Our annual survey will take place during February.  Questionnaires can be found in each surgery or via a link on the practice website www.mortimer.gpsurgery.net .

Building work continues on the new Leintwardine surgery.  Unfortunately the opening date has now been put back to March.

Driving Refresher Courses for young and old in Leominster

Herefordshire Advanced Drivers are running an older driver Refresher Course on 14th February in Leominster. For full details see the Village Diary. They will also be running courses for older and younger drivers throughout the year so check out our Transport page for more information. They also have a useful website here

New Website Updates Page

We have a new page which lets you know which pages have been updated and when, We hope you will find it useful!

Herefordshire’s Inaugural Dementia Symposium

Herefordshire’s Inaugural Dementia Symposium is on 29th January at 10am at The Courtyard in Hereford. This event is organised by The Courtyard Theatre and Architectonicus who are two local Dementia Action Alliance members. The purpose of this event is to create a network of motivated individuals and businesses, who working together will transform the way we live well together with dementia in Herefordshire.

They welcome you to come along, have your say and discover what’s going on within your community with regard to dementia.

More information and full details about the event can be found under the Alzheimer’s Society entry on the Health and Social Care Page here

Lots of New Events in the Village Diary!

A lot of new events are in the Village Diary – please go and have a look for details!

Also, if you’re putting on an event please don’t forget to send us information so we can publicise it for you.

Alzhiemer’s Society Memory Cafe 8th Jan
Neighbourhood Plan Meeting 14th Jan
SMAAAK Christmas Party 16th Jan
Royal British Legion Conference 18th Jan
Flower Show AGM 27th Jan
Coffee morning and soup lunch 29th Jan
SMAAAK event for kids 23rd Feb
Gardening Evening April 30th

Nearly £3,000 raised by the Company Of Heaven exhibition. See it again here!

A second chance to view the highly acclaimed ‘The Company of Heaven’ art exhibition where over 60 artists explore the theme of ‘angels’ through painting, sculpture, drawing and ceramics.

The Company of Heaven first showed in Kingsland’s beautiful parish church of St Michael & All Angels during December 2013 and can now be viewed on http://smaaak.tumblr.com/

Sales from the exhibition raised more than £11,000 of which 20 per cent was donated to SMAAAK which, with additional donations realised close to £3,000. Our thanks go to our inspirational curator Charles MacCarthy, the hugely talented artists for exhibiting and the stalwart volunteers for stewarding the exhibition.

Some exhibited items are still available for purchase. All enquiries, please call 01568 709579.

First Meeting of Neighbourhood Plan Group Tues 14th January

The first meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan group is at 7.30pm at the Corners Inn and EVERYONE is welcome.

The Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity to set local priorities for land use and planning decisions. Covers eg housing; employment; transport; flood prevention; allotments; design.

Everyone is welcome so please come along and see what it is all about.

Kingsland Parish Council