The MVP helpline for the village has been operating for over three weeks now. After a rapidly changing, chaotic environment initially, we have adapted and now see a bit more structure and stability emerging. We are connected to lots of other groups from Council services to the NHS.
Local resident Lucy Jones has been baking cakes and delivering them to those in isolation to help cheer them up and give them that lift that only a lemon drizzle or chocolate brownie can give! You can hear her story about 7 minutes in to Nick Carter's Kennet Community Radio Show of 4th April.
Having more time to think about things has some interesting results. On Friday 3rd April someone started a thread on the MVP Facebook page with
What are your most significant childhood memories of Mortimer?
For me they were:
Like so many local stores and services the Loon Tin has had to shut due to the coronavirus restrictions. But not before giving free of charge 31 portions of fish & chip to members of MVP Lunch Club and other vulnerable people in Mortimer.
The aim of this page is to collect information about all local recycling opportunities, whether just good ways of disposing of things locally or where a group is collecting something to raise funds. Please use the Contact Us form to send us details of any recycling opportunities you know about which aren't listed.
Recycling for Fund Raising
We use our Twitter feed to tweet and retweet useful local information. All of the day's events from our calendar are tweeted each morning at 8am, and then each event has a reminder tweet one hour before the event start time.
Please follow @VillageMortimer if you want to get quick updates on village events from the MVP.
MVP was formed in 2008/2009 by a group of villagers wanting to fulfil some of the requests expressed by the village in the second Parish Plan – more things going on locally for young families, more things going on locally for the older generation, and better communications, for example. You can see the Parish Plan on the SMPC website with the actions we set off to try and do.