The Trelawnyd Community Association ( TCA) held its first heating hub afternoon in the village yesterday.
Designed to be a comfortable place to keep warm , the afternoon proved to be more a social activity than a panacea against fuel bills but everyone that turned up had a free soup, bread roll, hot drink and cake .
Over a dozen people turned up which was an encouraging number for a first go.
I was happy at ladle duty
The TCA is run well. It’s full of good nature which promotes lateral thinking and inclusivity and activities taken on always seem to take place with humour and warmth.
The youth club is going from strength to strength, as is the toddler group. The casino night was a success as is the pond renovation , coffee mornings and now the warm hub afternoons.
The community orchard, trees are growing well just outside the village and will be sharing their fruit with anyone who needs it next year.
The TCA is an example of self help and when Old Trevor had another fall in the middle of the night and had effectively locked himself into his bungalow, it would seem that his family were on their own when he eventually managed to use his mobile phone and call for help at 8 am
The police promised to break in and informed the ambulance service but a local locksmith sorted the door out before they could arrive.
I managed to assess Trev’s condition with a call handler on the other end of the phone who was obviously reading from an algorithm he wasn’t that familiar with
Ambulance waiting time over 6 hours.
The system is almost broken.
Coffee at the kitchen table now, feeling thoughtful
Off to college shortly