BradninchTogether

a community interest company run by local people, co-ordinating informal support, neighbour to neighbour.

BradTog Online Event Nights

BradTog Online Event Nights return with two community events in March

– please see below for details.  

To register your interest and receive the Zoom link for either or both events,

please drop an e-mail to sophie@bradninchtogether.org.uk  . We hope to

see many of you there.

Please do get in touch with Kate at website@bradninchtogether.org.uk if

you are interested in getting involved with running an event.

 

Thursday 18th  March 7 - 8pm

Gardeners' Question Time with Adam Montague. 

With Spring finally springing, here’s a chance to ask our local expert

a question about gardening. No question is too big or too small!! 

 

Saturday  20th March 7.30 - 9pm

Bradninch Community Quiz with Luke Taylor

By popular demand, a return of the Bradninch Quiz led by our very own

Quizmaster, Luke Taylor. 

 

Stories for adults and children  by Sam Buckle 

Bradninch resident, Samantha Buckle has generously recorded a timely story for adults about the importance of hope. Click here to download  a Bundle of Troubles..

Click here to watch Shingebiss, a Native American Indian Tale for children told in the form of a puppet show. Thank you Sam!

 

Pete's Dragons Suicide Awareness Training

With suicide having touched many of us in some way, Bradninch Town Council and Bradninch Together have organised a free suicide awareness training session for members of our community, taking place on 11th March.  Some places have already been allocated to folk from community facilities and organisations, but those remaining are being made available on a first-come-first-served basis to any resident who would like to attend.  For more information and booking, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142392314245. 

Got to the News Ticker below or go to the Mental Health Matters page to find out more. 

BradTog Mental Health Matters
Are you interested in joining the growing informal interest group in Mental Health Matters in our community hosted by Bradninch Together in partnership with the
Town Council and Network Rail ?To find out more email mentalhealthmatters@bradninchtogether.org.uk

Read the News Ticker below or email sophie@bradninchtogether.org.uk to join an online session on Learning to Listen by John Huxtable on Tuesday 23rd Feb 7.15pm until 9pm. John will offer a talk and presentation about the Samaritans' approach to supporting people through listening and then be very willing to take questions and open discussion. Click here to read the latest MHM posting Men: It's Ok to Talk. 

 

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BradAid

                          When times are hard the BradAid fund will quickly help with money.

​                          We are responding to the Coronavirus pandemic with funds donated by the people of                                  Bradninch and Hele.

                          To find out how you can apply or donate, please click here

Bradninch Walks  **STOP PRESS 4 NEW WALKS ADDED!**

Sue Jackson, Jim Porteous and David Kennedy have kindly put together some circular walks around Bradninch for you to download on a new page called Bradninch Walks. Click here to download 10 walks  Go to our local Bradninch Spar shop to collect a free brochure containing walks. 1-6.

                                                       

The Community Food Shed

The Community Food Shed is behind 31 Fore Street - look out for the  sign. It is free to take food home from the shed. It is there to reduce food waste by distributing it to the community from supermarkets,                                                           producers and growers who would otherwise throw it away. 

                                                .Click here  to find out more. It is also open for                                                                                                               donations - there is a fridge for perishables                                                                                                                   and shelves fro dried goods .Only food in it’s original packaging: not home                                                           cooked or homemade please, as we need to be clear about use by and                                                                 best before dates, as well as labelling for allergens.

                                                                                                                                                                     

What is Bradninch Together?

Thank you to all our volunteers and friends for 659 Acts kindness during 2020

With coronavirus (COVID-19) still disrupting everyday life for many of us, the local community is more important than ever.  Our core offer is to ensure that everybody in Bradninch and Hele, regardless of circumstances can get practical help from a neighbour.  We also want to provide the community with a central point of information, in the form of this website, about sources of support and local initiatives. You can also visit the Bradninch Together Facebook page.

 

Bradninch Together believes that a child, young person, vulnerable person or old person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all people within the Bradninch Community  and to keep them safe. 

Click here to read the  Bradninch Together Safeguarding Policy 

How can I access support from Bradninch Together?

There is a network of volunteers across our community and the sorts of things we can help with include shopping, collecting medication and dog walking, as well as a friendly phone call. Click here to contact your Zone

Co-ordinator.  They will put you in touch with someone who can help. The health and safety of everyone is paramount.  Please note that anybody visiting your home as part of Bradninch Together will arrange the visit in advance and will carry ID. 

 

Volunteers will not come into your home when visiting.  Please let us know when calling if you or anybody in your household is suffering from Covid-19 so that arrangements can be made to minimise risk.

 

How can I get involved in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact either your

Zone Coordinator or the Steering Group.  The Steering Group is also happy to receive general ideas or comments, though please see below about how to contribute to the website.

 

Useful Links

Support for extremely vulnerable people (shielding) - Devon County Council

This support includes free food parcels for people within this group.

Visit the Bradninch Together Facebook page 

ConnectMe

Devon County Council's regular updates and information on COVID 19.

Community Support across Mid Devon

Up to date  List of  community support groups

 

Key Contacts and Support Services

 

Bradninch Spar and Post Office: 881 212. If self-isolating or in a vulnerable group, shopping can be ordered and paid for over the phone and delivered to your door by a volunteer.

 

Sainsbury's: we also have an arrangement with Sainsbury’s Pinhoe to shop on behalf of Bradninch residents.

 

NHS 111: If you are able, use the online service in the first instance - 111.nhs. uk/covid-19; only call 111 if symptoms worsen or you are unable to get help online.

Domestic abuse find a safe space with the #you are not alone symbol  or phone 999.

 

College Surgery, Bradninch: 881 952

 

College Surgery, Cullompton: 01884 831 300

 

Bramblehaies Surgery, Cullompton: 01884 33536

 

Wyndham House Surgery, Silverton: 860 034

 

Bradninch Baptist Church (Rev’d Fiona Lee): 881 355

 

St. Disen’s Church (Rev’d Olly Mears): 881 733

 

Bradninch Gospel Hall: 01884 32398 

 

Childline (online support and listening service for children feeling worried

or distressed):  www.childline.org.uk / 0800 1111 

 

The Silver Line (confidential helpline for older people: information,

friendship and advice): 0800 4 70 80 90

 

Samaritans (listening service for anyone feeling concerned or

distressed): 116 123

 

Contact the Bradninch Together  Web Team 

We welcome your  ideas, resources and comments

If you need assistance or wish to become a Bradninch Together Volunteer  please visit the  Practical support  page for your Zone Co-ordinator contact details 

 

Bradninch Together 2020