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We are giving away some freebies to those in the Aghalee community.
Please note that the giveaway is for people in the Aghalee area. When you are emailing, please give your name, address and phone number. We will be contacting people at the END of next week with details about collection.
Please look at the list below and decide which of our great giveaways you would like. Numbers are limited so you will only be able to request ONE adult pack and ONE child pack (if you have more than one child you can, of course, have a pack per child). Packs must be applied for by EMAIL.
Pack 1: (for adults) Funded by Aghalee Village Hall in conjunction with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Lisburn PCSP and Rural Community Network - 100 ‘Senior’ bags – a bag of goodies for those 70+ To apply, please email Aghalee.firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name, address and contact number. (If you know of someone who might like a pack but isn't on Face Book, please email with their details).
Pack 2: (for children) Funded by Aghalee Village Hall. 100 Children’s Art & Craft bags for Primary school age children. Small parts, feathers in packs and may need adult guidance and help. To apply, please email Aghalee.email@example.com and leave your name, address and contact number.
Pack 3: (for adults) Funded by Aghalee Village Hall. 30 Sweet Pea growing kits, instructions and all materials included. To apply, please email Aghalee.firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name, address and contact number.
Pack 4: (for adults) Funded by Aghalee Village Hall in conjunction with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council. 25 Door wreath kits, instructions and all materials included. To apply, please email Aghalee.email@example.com and leave your name, address and contact number.
Pack 5: (for children) Funded by Aghalee Village Hall in conjunction with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Kindergarden Cooks. 30 Children’s seed growing packs, all instructions and materials supplied. To apply, please email Aghalee.firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name, address and contact number.
Later in the month we will be hosting the following on-line activities, keep an eye out on our page for information. Wellbeing Course over 8 weeks, Yoga Course over 8 weeks, Art Watercolour painting course over 8 weeks and 3 Children’s cookery workshops.
Thanks to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council for funding to help us provide many of the activities above, under the COVID-19, Connecting Communities and Volunteering Support Programme.
Marie Curie Appeal
Each year, at the Village Hall, we support a cancer charity by holding a Coffee Morning. This year, of course, is different.
Moira Marie Curie Fundraising Group has launched an online appeal instead of their usual street collection and we are delighted to be able to help out by sharing the link.
Please help, if you can, by clicking on the link and donating. It would be great if you could share the link, too. Thank you.
Virtual Book Club - March!
Book Club have chosen the following books for the month of March:
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne and
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
Happy reading everyone.
Car Park Drainage
Well finally the car park drainage problem has been sorted out - and it’s only taken since 2010 to do this! It has taken this long to save up the funds and to obtain supporting funding from The Foyle Foundation and from The Co-Op Community Fund. This week South West Antrim Construction laid new pipe-work to drain into the approved DfI/Rivers Agency systems.
We had hoped to carry out this work during the Village Renewal works which have temporarily been put on hold due to the pandemic, but decided to go ahead with it while the hall was closed.
In another month, once everything has settled, the tracks will be tarred over and then we will see about making other essential repairs to the surface, so if you are in the car park area before this additional work is carried out, please take care as the surface is uneven in places.
What's On in Aghalee Village Hall
Almost all the regular groups have restarted at the hall. The Youth Group may reopen before Christmas, keep checking our page. Book Club will continue on-line and Needlecraft Club will review the situation in January 2021.
AGM for Year End 31/12/2019
In January 2020 the date of 18th March was set as the draft date for the AGM. In February plans had been made and everything put in place to hold the AGM as planned. The accounts had been prepared and independently inspected and everything was in order for the AGM. In the February meeting the accounts were proposed, seconded, adopted and along with the Annual Report for 2019, subsequently entered onto the Charity Commission website as required by law.
In March the AGM was postponed as the country went into lockdown.
We contacted CCNI and were advised to try and continue to hold meetings when it was safe to do so. After consideration and discussion among the Committee, it was agreed and minuted that the Committee would continue to hold meetings, mainly by email over 2020. In the event, it held 3 physical meetings (Constitutional requires that at least 2 meetings are held). Because we continued to keep in touch by email and record everything we are compliant with CCNI requirements.
AGM for Year End 31/12/2020
The plan is to hold an AGM in 2021, although this will not happen in March as it does normally; it is expected it will be held by 31st August 2021.
The Charity Commission NI has confirmed it would not expect a charity to hold the 2020 AGM, before it holds its 2021 AGM. Given the Covid-19 emergency it has suggested that the two AGM’s are combined and consolidated into one, with a clear note explaining that due to the pandemic the 2020 AGM could not be held. The 2021 AGM will cover any issues that would have been dealt at the 2020 AGM. The 2021 AGM can also record what was achieved and what was not achieved over the two years, again with a note about the impact of Covid-19.
As for the 2019 accounts, as these have already been adopted by email due to Covid-19, so there is no need to do so again at AGM. There is a clear note that adopting them by email was in response to the pandemic and this will suffice.
The Annual report and accounts for year ending 31/12/20 are currently with the Accountant being independently inspected and will be sent to the Committee for proposal and seconding. All things being equal they will be brought to the 2020 AGM for adoption and then submitted to CCNI in the usual manner.
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Almost 350 community pharmacies across Northern Ireland are now offering the COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination supplies are currently limited so please be patient. Contact your community pharmacy to see if you can book your vaccination.
Community pharmacies can vaccinate the following groups:
What to bring to your vaccination appointment:
- aged 50 years or older or
- clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) individuals or individuals with underlying health conditions (aged 18 years to 64 years)
- health or social care workers
- Photographic proof of ID (Driving license, passport) and
- GP letter or shielding letter if CEV or have an underlying health condition
- Letter from employer or HSC number if your work in health or social care
Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Aghalee Landscape Changes
The Aghalee landscape is changing once again. Today saw the demolition of Ronnie Moore's old shop. Prior to that was the demolition of Stokes garage and the building of the new houses. We're all excited to see what will go on the new space at Aghalee Building Supplies. See the facebook page for some memories.
Aghalee Mace has recently converted to Centra. Wishing new owners David Sinnamon and Katrina Hiles all the very best and also a big thank you to outgoing retailers, Alan and Elaine Collingwood for their fantastic service to the community of Aghalee.
Pictured are Alan Collingwood with David Sinnamon and Katrina Hiles and Jonathan Mills, Centra Regional Manager.
Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
March 16 at 7:45 PM
Today the Executive agreed a number of early relaxations to Covid-19 regulations. While the majority of the current restrictions will remain in place until after Easter, the Executive agreed to gradual changes which will come into effect before the next formal review date, on or before April 15.
• All Primary 4 to Primary 7 pupils will return to school from Monday, March 22.
• Year 8-11 pupils will return to the classroom after the Easter holiday on April 12, subject to a review of the public health situation at the end of March.
From April 1, the regulations will change to:
• Permit 10 people from two households to undertake outdoor sporting activities as defined in the regulations. This allows sports such as golf and tennis to resume from this date in small groups of individuals from two households, however club houses and sport facilities including changing rooms, showers, kitchens, meeting rooms must remain closed apart from essential toilet facilities.
• Up to six people (including children) from two households may meet outdoors in a garden.
• Garden centres and plant nurseries can operate a contactless click and collect service.
The Executive also agreed an indicative date of April 12 for:
• Increasing the numbers who can meet outdoors in a garden from six to 10 (including children) from two households
• Allowing contactless click and collect service for all non-essential retail
• Allowing for sports training to resume by sports clubs affiliated with recognised Governing Bodies, in small groups of up to 15 people but with all indoor spaces closed except for essential toilet facilities
• Removal of the ‘stay at home’ provision in the legislation; stronger promotion of the stay local and work from home messages.
These relaxations planned for April 12 will be subject to Executive ratification in the week after the Easter weekend.
The Executive has also agreed to increase the provision for elite sports from March 25 to allow a number of new competitions to begin.
This minor adjustment to the current restrictions will allow two World Cup qualifications matches scheduled for March 25 and 31 to take place as well as a friendly match between NI and the USA on March 28. Irish league teams will also be able to begin training.
No spectators will be permitted at any sporting event.
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