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The plant sale under the canopy at Strawberry Rose coffee shop was a success with all plants sold..

A variety of plants grown by show chairman Leslie Scott were snapped up, with buyers coming from across the City.

In total, £183 was raised for the Herrington village show funds and to boost prize money for the main event in the horticultural section.

Thanks goes to Eloise, a great supporter of the show.

With the disbanding of the Leek club, the big display now open to the public will be a table-top display of five different vegetables.

Space is limited and there will be a maximum of 12 stands. Exhibitors must register there interest with the show secretary.

There will be £100 of prize money for the first three places.

MP Bridget Phillipson will hold her next public coffee morning at St Chads Church Hall on Friday, June 17, at 10.30 am. Bridget’s coffee mornings provide the public with opportunities to raise issues that concern them, and listen to public officials about services in the community.

The last coffee morning at Philadelphia Cricket Club drew an audience of more than 70 people.

West Area Community Helpers are now up and running.

There are six community helpers in the west of the city, one for each ward, who offer help and assistance every day of the week, Monday to Friday, 9am until 4pm.

Margy Heskett is now the community helper for the St Chads ward, funded by the West Area Committee,

The vision for community helper is to help local people who are in crisis and unsure of where to turn.

To encourage and raise the aspirations of local people providing them with support techniques and resources, to make good choices and take responsibility for their own behaviour, to bring about behaviour change and reduce demand for services.

Your Community helper can help with :

Addiction-related issues (drugs/alcohol/smoking).

Mental health and suicide prevention.

Referrals to food banks.

Benefit Information and sanctions.

Setting up emails and Universal Job Match.

Creating a CV, job searches, job applications and interview skills.

Information on courses available.

Volunteering opportunities.

Signposting clients to other services.

Arranging appointment’s with specialist services and attending with clients if needed.

Alternative therapies/counselling.

Contact Margy on margy@jubileecentre.net, Tel: 07506 332499 or 0191 522 8447.