There are 46 Village Agents in rural communities all over Hampshire. If you are interested in learning new skills or refreshing old ones, taking part in your local community, and helping older people to remain independent then Age Concern Hampshire needs you to be the next Village Agent.
Village Agents are local people who offer a few hours a week of their time to signpost and help older people to access information, advice, and local services. They provide a face-to-face contact point for people who are less likely to use the telephone or internet service to access information. They are also trained to provide a basic home fire safety survey on behalf of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The Village Agent programme has been running since 2011 following research done by Hampshire County Council’s Older Peoples Wellbeing Team and has been highly successful in helping to reduce social isolation and loneliness in older people by enabling them to access resources that they need, and assisting them to engage with their local communities.
Age Concern Hampshire is pleased to be working in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. The project is fully funded and supported by Hampshire County Council.
The Parish council appriciate that our communication lines to the residents on Kimpton has been poor. We are looking to improve this, to start with we would like residents to register for Kimpton updates. To start with be done via email when you register by clicking, to do this goto the Parish council page and click on "Register for Kimpton News". In this you will be asked if you use solcial media and if so what type, we will then look into this if there is the volume of people wanting information in that way.
The minutes of the KPC will be put on the noticeboard as we normally do, but we are looking to get a summary page publicshed in the Andover Advertiser. To do this we need a volneteer to take the minutes and to then submit a summary to the paper.
If you have any news you wish to put on the website please contact any member of the Parish council.
Kimpton Live Music Festival 2014
Saturday 23rd August 2014 from 6.30 to 11 PM
On the fields opposite the Welcome Stranger two stages will be erected to host three Professional bands. For 4 hours the bands will play a blend of old and new music.
Beer tent and food stands available to help while a way a summer evening.
Tickets available from the Welcome Stranger. Adults £16.00 and Children £5.00
Painting of the Village Hall – Volunteers Needed
Saturday 2nd August and Sunday 3rd August 2014 all day both days!
Volunteers needed to help with this vital project, we need to look after and maintain the village hall.
We need painters, tea and cake makers and folk to man or woman the BBQ to feed all our volunteers over the two days. If you can’t help then come and watch the action and buy a cuppa and a cake.
If you can help please contact any of the Village Hall Committee Members to volunteer.