World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September

Warning Signs

Not everyone who thinks about suicide will tell someone and there are some people who give no indication at all of their intention. However, there are warning signs that we can all look out for. These include, if a person is:
  • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide.
  • Actively looking for ways to kill themselves.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Suddenly very much ‘recovered’ after a period of depression.
  • Visiting or calling people unexpectedly to say goodbye either directly or indirectly.
  • Making arrangements; setting their affairs in order.
  • Giving things away, such as prized possession.

Village Hall Opening Times

The Village Hall Bar is open
Friday 5.30pm – Close – This is also our Quiz Night
Saturday 6pm – Close
If the Hall has customers we will stay open until 12am, We close the bar early sometimes if it inst busy enough to be cost effective.

You can always check via Facebook messenger if we are open.

Rigbys Insure the Village Blooms Again

Thank you to Rigby Insurers for looking after Bloom planters.

 

Tomorrow we’ll be out and about in the middle of Rainford planting 🌱 the planters that would have normally been done by the amazing volunteers at Rainford in Bloom but because their members are shielding due to Covid-19 have not been able to do this, this year. We have decided to try and do our bit by purchasing the flowers 🌺 and offering to plant and maintain until they are in a position to look after them again! #doingourbit #community #rainfordvillage

 

We are still here to give a Helping Hand

Help is a hand from your neighbours. Local volunteers have come forward to help you with shopping, posting letters, being someone to talk to on the phone, or any reasonable request.

If you have Facebook or WhatsApp, we can all communicate that way, but if not, don’t worry, we’ll get in touch with you any way we can to help.

SHOPPING: Write a list of what you need. Put pack sizes, brands and how much you usually pay, remember that the person doing the shopping doesn’t know what you usually get. We’ll come and collect your list, buy your items and drop them off. Please bear in mind that whoever gets your shopping may not be able to get in right away, they might be picking it up after work, so please be patient. Please be aware, the brand you have asked for may not be in stock, so you may receive the closest substitute available.

SOMEONE TO TALK TO: Self-isolation needn’t be isolating. If you live alone and want to have a chat, we have a phone number you can ring. It be either a volunteer or another self – isolator. Please let me know if you can help.

WELFARE CHECKS: if you just want someone to knock on the door to make sure you are OK.

DOG WALKING: self -isolation does not mean you can’t go outside! You can continue to walk your dog as long as you are avoiding contact with other people. If you have difficulties with walking your dog please get in touch.

DATA PROTECTION: we will need your name and address, and maybe your phone number or email address. We will restrict the use of these as much as possible, and will not use them for any other purposes than those stated.

If you need, or if you can provide assistance to other people there are a number of ways that you can contact Council and Village Hall staff, main office number is 01744 884709 social media pages, email us at Clerk@rainfordparishcouncil.com and our mobile which is 07410 132073.

Waste Collections Including Green Bin

Waste Collections will be returning to normal, this Wednesday 10th June is for recycling only.

Wednesday 17th June is Brown Bin and recycling.

Wednesday 24th June is Green Bin and recycling.

Permits for Green Bins have been extended to the 28th August 2020

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A message from Councillor David Monk, Chairman of Rainford Parish Council

We have now passed the landmark figure of 100 households receiving support from our Rainford Volunteers. Each volunteer is providing essential help to dedicated recipients so they have become familiar faces. Shopping and collecting prescriptions are among the important tasks but, if you are someone living alone, just a phone call can make a huge difference in lifting spirits.

A lot is spoken about the community spirit in Rainford and how residents come together when needed. Our volunteers have demonstrated the Rainford character at its recognisable best; a quiet decency, generosity and an overwhelming desire to help others.

On behalf of all in the village, I offer a heartfelt thank you to the volunteers for their selfless dedication and enormous support in these challenging times.

Bin/Waste Collections

As normal around the Bank Holidays, we won’t be collecting bins on Good Friday or Easter Monday.

We’ll simply collect your bins one day later than usual.

If your collection is due on Friday 10th April, it will be collected on Saturday 11th.

The same for Easter Week, beginning Monday 13th April – one day later than your usual collection day, including Friday 17th, when collections take place Saturday 18th.

Remember, due to increased pressure on our staffing levels from Covid-19 we’re only collecting brown bins and medical waste (where applicable) currently. Please place your recycling in your brown bin.

Support our crews by cleaning your bin handles before and after use, ensuring your bin lid can be closed, and not leaving additional bags of waste out. These can’t be taken to reduce the amount of potentially contaminated surfaces our crews touch.