Trains come through Cooksbridge Station very regularly, but the Parish and surrounding villages still do not have a proper regular service.
In response to past surveys the Station Partnership has been campaigning for an hourly service, including weekends. Having been denied this in the Dec 2015 timetable, we intend to step up the campaign and involve our MP.
It would be very helpful to have your feedback to ensure we are properly representing the needs of the community.
Please take a few moments to click on the above link and complete the online survey before the end of February. Please feel free to share the survey with other people who may be interested.
Cooksbridge Station Partnership and Cooksbridge Area Rail Action Group CARAG
The British Red Cross offers an Independent Living service that helps people to be independent at home. We offer help and support in a number of situations including, short term support for unpaid carers and their cared for, hand, arm and shoulder massage that reduces stress and pain and promotes a sense of well-being, a transport service for people who cannot get about easily or use public transport, and a mobility aids service that enables people to return home early from hospital, stay at home during illness or even go on holiday.
Our Volunteers help with a range of activities including providing a befriending and sitting service, assistance with shopping, transport, walking the dog, meal preparation, light housework and companionship. We have a small dedicated team of volunteers who are out in your community now helping those most in need. At the British Red Cross we refuse to ignore people in crisis.
Could you consider becoming a British Red Cross Volunteer?
Anyone can volunteer. It doesn’t matter what your skills, experience or background are, or how much time you can give, just a few hours a week can make a great deal of difference to someone at a time of crisis. There are lots of ways for you to get involved so why not join our friendly team of volunteers and do something positive for your community? We offer comprehensive training, excellent support and cover out of pocket expenses. It really is worthwhile.
Interested and would like to know more about our volunteering opportunities or our services?
Please call 0800 0280 831 or email: Kentandsussexvolunteering@redcross.org.uk or visit our website www.redcross.org.uk/Get-involved/Volunteer
Sussex Downs College Lewes in now running the Prince’s Trust Team Programme. This is a full-time 12-week personal development programme which aims to increase confidence, motivation and skills and as a result enables young people to move into employment , education, training, volunteering or an apprenticeship. It is a challenging 12 week programme made up of about 15 young people aged between 16- 25 and are not in education, employment or training (NEET). During the course of the programme young people:
- Uncover new talents
- Become responsible for tasks
- Develop team working and communication skills
- Gain awareness of their local community and how they can contribute to it, and
- Gain nationally –recognised qualifications
This is open to any young people able to get to South Downs College in Lewes.
After an article appearing in the Hamsey News we are delighted to report 4 volunteers from Cooksbridge and Offham have so far offered some time to help local residents with a variety of tasks, from gardening and lifts to doctors to spending time together and walking pets.
Next we need to find out how best to help people. If you know of a neighbour or someone in the community who could use some help or some company, please pass them a leaflet (you can download it below to print) or get in touch with Tamsyn on 07921 227623.
Hamsey Community Helpers
ASDAN Level 1 training course starts 24th February 2016 at Lewes Children's centre. 9.30am - 12.00 noon.
Learn first aid, Health & safety, Safeguarding children, Equality and Diversity, Communications, Assertiveness and other life skills.
Free creche provided.
Contact Kate Robson : 01273 336790 or firstname.lastname@example.org