Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Successful Golden Generation event for over-55s in Bubwith

The Local Action Team (LAT) for Goole and Howdenshire recently held an event at Bubwith Leisure Centre for the over-55s and those who care for older people.

More than 50 people from Bubwith and nearby villages came to the event and transport was provided for less mobile residents.

Information was available on topics ranging from staying in your own home to transport, and from consumer advice to healthy eating. Advice on crime prevention and home fire safety awareness was also available.

Organisations at the event were able to work together in providing information which raises awareness of the services available to people living in rural areas of the East Riding.

Some 25 stalls were open to the public at the event, representing organisations including NHS East Riding of Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council, Age Concern, Humberside Fire and Rescue, Humberside Police, City of Hull and Humber Environment Forum, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and Holme and Bubwith Medical Group.

Bubwith Parish Council and local businesses supported and promoted the event.

The LAT was also asking people their views on different priorities that service providers such as Police, Fire, Health and the voluntary sector are looking to address through the East Riding Local Strategic Partnership. "It was heartening to see the number of people who where genuinely interested in putting their priorities forward".

Tania Pells, Carolyn Burgess (the LAT Community Champion), two Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and I, also took this consultation exercise to the Goole Farmer's Market on Sunday where again the response was excellent. "Thank you to all those residents of both the Bubwith and Goole areas who took the time to contribute their views".

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