December 2nd attended John King Court open morning.

Thursday 4th December was asked if I could attend a meeting at Springfields with the residents and their management company Anchor Trust.

Friday 5th December, Late Night Shopping attended the Hospice Light up a Life service at St James Church.

Sunday 14th December attended the Salvation Army Carol Service at 4 ‘o’ Clock and then the St James Carol Concert at 6.30pm.

Monday 15th December attended the Colne School Concert at All saints Church.

Wednesday 18th December was invited to attend with the Co-op Guild the xmas party night at the Community Centre.

I have been working with Major Sue Myhill on setting up the Christmas food bank for Brightlingsea Residents.  The food parcels are being boxed up at the moment for deliveries over the weekend and early next week.  We are totally amazed at the generosity of the local people with donations of food reaching into the hundreds.

Early next year we will meeting the Colchester food bank organisers to work with them as they have found several Brightlingsea residents who qualified for help are not accessing the food bank as they have to pay for travel and are having to carry the food parcels some distance.  They will deliver to us locally and we will distribute to the residents who qualify.

I have had 2 meetings with Social Services over concerns for a local resident and two more care packages and one attendance allowance has been put into place.  We have been busy promoting careline to elderly people and the interest has been encouraging.

We have re launched the “Do you know if your neighbour or the elderly person across the road is OK” campaign again.

Jayne Chapman