The Whittlebury Good Neighbour Scheme has been established by local residents in conjunction with Northants ACRE. It is co-ordinated by the Scheme's Organising Committee with secretary, Glynis Drinkwater and chair of the Committee, Roger Harrington, and a number of local volunteers have signed up to help.

The Scheme is to provide day-to-day support for other residents who may need help on an occasional or regular basis.

The aim is to support neighbours to maintain a good quality of life, remain independent in their own homes if they wish to, and reduce their reliance on health and care support systems.

The scheme is to help anyone who is in need of support, such as the elderly, infirm, new mothers and the isolated. Whether that be needing a lift to a doctor's appointment, help with the food shop, help with connecting with other parishioners, right down to needing help to change a light bulb!

The Scheme launched on Monday 24th June and if you are in need of assistance, please ring 07494 429570 where, Monday to Friday between 0900 and 1200 midday, a coordinator will take details of your request. If you are interested in joining the Scheme as a volunteer, or even helping on the Committee, please email WGNS99@gmail.com