Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch
Temporary Traffic Restriction 13.2.19 to 15.2.19 - From the junction of Mount Ridley Rd to the junction with Brownstone Lane
Remembrance Day Service
Dartmouth Swim4Health Voucher Scheme 2018
This scheme is aimed at helping local adults to re-start swimming by offering 3 free sessions, with an instructor, in Dartmouth’s new indoor swimming pool. The pool is operated by Fusion Lifestyle, a not for profit company that manages the Dartmouth Leisure centre. Swim4Health is funded jointly by the Dartmouth & District Indoor Pool Trust, the League of Friends of Dartmouth & District Healthcare and Dartmouth Medical Practice.
Regular swimming has many benefits. It’s not weight bearing, so better exercise if you have joint or mobility problems, it is good for the heart, prolongs independent living and even helps with depression and anxiety. But many people stop swimming as they get older. Our scheme is designed to help them return to swimming and to make it fun. Swimming may also be useful for people recovering from injury or orthopaedic surgery.
How will the scheme operate?
At the launch in Sept 2018, we will be offering 50 people the chance to get involved by simply collecting a voucher from the Dartmouth Medical Practice. The scheme will normally operate on the recommendation of staff at the GP surgery, Dartmouth Clinic or Dartmouth Caring.
Swim4Health will be offered on Thursdays from 12 noon to 1pm. Voucher holders can call into the Leisure centre or phone the reception (01803 837010) to arrange the first session.
An aquatic instructor, Devi Robins, will be available to help participants use the pool whilst other Fusion staff will show people where to change and leave their clothes. The pool has a set of wide safety steps available to make getting into the pool easier.
The scheme is funded by the League of Friends of Dartmouth & District Healthcare, Dartmouth & District Indoor Pool Trust and by Dartmouth Medical Practice.
Graham Ray, Practice manager DMP “regular exercise brings many benefits physically, mentally and socially. Our GPs and the Nursing team welcome this innovation and our reception staff will help members of the public to access the scheme”.
Nick Hindmarsh, Manager Dartmouth Caring “People that remain physically and mentally active live longer and better lives. I believe that anything we can do to encourage people to live active lives is really important and am excited at the opportunity Swim4Health offers”.
Sue Pudduck, Chair of Dartmouth and District Indoor Pool Trust “we see this as a very positive scheme to improve the health and well- being of the public. We are delighted to be working with our partners to make this possible”.
Matt Green, General manager, Fusion Lifestyle “We are excited to be supporting this great initiative at Dartmouth Leisure Centre. Swimming is great exercise as it builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness”.
Dr Craig Davidson, Dartmouth & District Indoor Pool Trustee “In my professional life I was frequently impressed by the physical and emotional benefit of exercise in people with chronic ill health. Regular swimming can really make people feel better and do more”
Carol Lingard, League of Friends of Dartmouth & District Healthcare “the LOF is pleased to support Swim4Health and hope it will encourage our local population to get back to swimming as a form of healthy exercise”
Brixham Community Bus
The evening Community Bus is a lifeline for Kingswear and Hillhead. For this valuable service, Kingswear Parish Council awarded a payment of £500 to help fund the well known Yellow Buses and recognise the positive impact it has made.
Dave 'the Yellow Bus man' accepted the Cheque on behalf of the Company ( pictured with District Cllr Jonathan Hawkins and Chair of Kingswear Parish Council Lynne Maurer).
The Brixham Community Bus is run by volunteers and they would appreciate new drivers and helpers to maintain this and other services they provide.
Volunteer Minibus Drivers Required
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