Have your say

Pershore Volunteer Centre invite you to “Have your Say” at the Good Neighbourhood Network

Fladbury Village Hall 3rd February and 31st March

Peopleton Village Hall 10th February and 24th March

Eckington Village Hall 18th February and 18th March

 Stoulton Village Hall 25th February and 29th April

Elmley Castle Village Hall 8th March and 22nd April

St Andrews Hall, Pershore 26th February and 27th April

11am to 3pm Tea & Coffee on arrival, followed by a Light Lunch and afternoon activity

Learn more about the services of The Pershore Volunteer Centre and Pershore Wellbeing Hub and how to access them.

Tell us how you are involved in your community and what else you would like to see.

Meet some of our wonderful team of volunteers and hear how rewarding volunteering  can be.

Do you want to make a difference, why not join the team?

To register, please contact Jo at the Pershore Volunteer Centre;

Tel: 01386 554 299 or email ; jo.stylianou@pershorevolunteers.org.uk

Transport to and from the event can be organised for a nominal fee.

Administrative Assistant

We are looking to recruit a part time (15 hours per week) Administrative Assistant. This is a busy role with plenty of variety and the successful applicant will need to be flexible, providing administrative support to Staff and Volunteers with the day to day running of the office, and providing cover where appropriate.

Applicants should have a good standard of maths, English and IT literacy, have a willingness to learn and possess good communication skills.

Please click here to download further details of this job opportunity with the Pershore Volunteer Centre.

New Wheelchair Accessible vehicle

Pershore & District Volunteer Centre are pleased to announce they now have a Wheelchair Accessible vehicle

Thanks to recent grants we have been able to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle meaning that disabled people within our community can benefit from the chance to use this vehicle, offering new freedom and independence to individuals and their families

Excitingly and more importantly this enables us to reach a wider audience and be more inclusive, achieving the aim of helping individuals out of isolation

The vehicle has 4 seats and space for one wheelchair and is available with a driver

What we offer:

Collection can be from home and take you and friends/family out to lunch, or to attend the popular lunch club; take you to medical appointments, opticians etc

Can you spare an hour or two a week?

To allow us to make the most out of this vehicle we do need Volunteer drivers to help them meet demand, expenses are covered.

For more information or to register, please call 01386 554299

VILLAGE CONNECTOR: COMMUNITY BUS SERVICE

Peopleton Parish Council are trying to raise sufficient funds to keep a rural bus service operating taking passengers from Peopleton, Drakes Broughton and surrounding villages to Worcester and Pershore. For many older members of their communities, a bus service is a real life-line. Many of them do not have access to a car or can no longer drive. With the bus services, not only can they now get to the shops, they also get to see old friends and meet new ones. This is particularly important at the present time as many have not been able to get out much in the last 15 months or so.

Both public bus services were withdrawn recently, the Peopleton to Worcester bus in April last year. Peopleton and Drakes Broughton Parish Councils have been working with Pershore Volunteer Centre, Worcester Wheels, Worcestershire County Council Community Transport Development Officer and the Vale Public Transport Group to re-establish the routes in the hope that Worcestershire County Council will recognise the demand for the services and be prepared to re-instate the routes.

Peopleton Parish Council have a project on Space Hive and are asking backers to pledge money to the project and they have secured matched funding from Worcestershire CC and Wychavon District Council. Full details, including costings, can be seen at https://www.spacehive.com/village-connector-bus.

Peopleton Parish Council would very much appreciate it if you were able to pledge your support to help this valuable local community project.

Tim Mason
Chairman
Peopleton Parish Council

Christmas and New Year Closing/opening times

We will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December to Monday 4th January 2021

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year

Our latest COVID News

Opening Times

Our office is now open to the public, we are currently having to limit numbers in the office so please call 01386 554299 for an appointment.

Prescriptions

As the Government withdraws its funding for prescription delivery services, many medical practices and pharmacies around the country are withdrawing this free service.  Pershore Volunteer Centre, which had never received any Government funding and relies solely on volunteers helpers and public donations, will continue to provide its delivery service in Pershore for the time being.  So long as we have willing volunteers and there is a demand we will deliver prescriptions to those who continue to self isolate. 

Please continue to contact the Volunteer Centre on 01386 554299

Transport to Appointments

 As the area slowly comes out of lockdown, we have seen a steady increase in the number of routine hospital, dental and medical centre appointments.  This has resulted in an increase in the number of requests we have received from people who have no access to transport and need help getting to their appointment.  This is a service which Pershore Volunteer Centre has continued to provide throughout the whole of the lockdown.  We are now ratcheting up our provision, so if you need transport to your medical appointment or could help us provide transport for others, anywhere in Pershore or the surrounding villages, please contact Donna King 01386 554299

Pershore Town Council and the Community caring for you

These are difficult times but if we all help each other we can get through it. The current Covid 19 virus mainly affects older members of our community and it is these residents that may need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions or transport to essential medical appointments – if you are known to anyone in need please consider offering them your help. If you feel you may be able to assist in some other way please phone the Town Council on 01386 561561 or Pershore Volunteer Centre on 01386 554299.


Anyone needing help who has not received contact from a neighbour or friend can also contact either the Town Council or Volunteer Centre on the above numbers. They will, with your permission, pass your details to someone whose integrity has been fully checked and who may be able to help you. YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT

NB Please be aware that whilst there is no danger to you receiving help from people you know, there are fraudsters out there who will take advantage of the situation. If you are in any doubt or if feel you are being exploited or threatened in any way please contact the police.

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One day to go, Stoulton, are you ready? We’re back for another event at the Village Hall tomorrow (29th April) from 11. As always it’s FREE and there will be tea/coffee available alongside a light lunch AND Ronnie the Therapy Dog is going to join us!! #WorcestershireHour 🐶🦮 https://t.co/KL18Vugv2I PershoreVC photo
Don’t miss it! Tomorrow there’s an event on at St Andrew’s Hall from 11. It’s FREE and there will be tea/coffee available alongside a light lunch. As well as this there will be music from Moira and Peter of the Dampier’s Round. #WorcestershireHour #Worcestershire https://t.co/TgibEWE90K PershoreVC photo
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Sight Concern Worcestershire is looking for a DEPUTY NEWS EDITOR for Malvern Talking Newspaper, working with the current editor and occasionally providing cover.
Contact PVC on 01386 554299 for more information.
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Sight Concern Worcestershire is looking for a Technology Support Volunteer to offer short term tech support to clients with sight loss or visual impairment.
Contact PVC on 01386 554299 for more information.
Hello everyone! We are coming to St Andrew’s Hall on the 27th April (Weds) from 11. As always, it’s FREE with coffee, teas and a light lunch. At St Andrew’s you’ll be treated to some music courtesy of the Dampier’s Round. We look forwards to seeing you! #WorcestershireHour https://t.co/sO28DhCn4k PershoreVC photo