Groups and Support
Each Wednesday (10am to 1pm) in the Village Hall. Painting for all levels, from beginners to experienced artists. Our subject matter includes still life, animals, portraits, flowers and landscapes, and we study artists from the mid-19th century to the present day (no watercolours).
On Fridays (10am to 3pm) there is also an art class for those with more experience. All media welcome, including watercolours.
Neighbourhood Watch is about people getting together with their neighbours to take action to reduce crime.
Neighbourhood Watch schemes can cut crime and the opportunities for crime, help and reassure those who live in the area, encourage neighbourliness and closer communities.
Our local Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator is Gerald Gresham Cooke. A Co-ordinator is the link between the local Police, Neighbourhood Watch and a group of neighbours.
• Gerald Gresham Cooke: 01798 342151 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Messages about local crimes and crime prevention are received by e-mail. The Co-ordinator distributes relevant material/information to their scheme members, encourages interest in good home security and feed back any information to assist the police in the detection of crimes.
The Bellringers at All Hallows’ Church, Tillington, have five bells, with the largest weighing around 300kg, and three dating from 1572, 1622 and 1651. The group rings for all services, as well as for weddings and other events on request.
Currently we are rather short of ringers and therefore would welcome anyone who would like to ring! Why not come and try this fascinating hobby with a very sociable and friendly group? We also welcome all visitors, ringers and non-ringers to the bell tower.
• Barbara (Bell Ringers’ Secretary): 01798 344700
Practice is always on a Wednesday evening for about an hour from 7.45pm.
Tillington Charitable Trust
A parish charity was founded in 1711 by the Stiles brothers and others of the parish, for the benefit of the poor and sick. Having been administered through the church until the 20th century, and by the parish council until 1985, the charity is now in the hands of a group of trustees.
Although it was set up over 300 years ago, the Trust’s objectives remain as relevant today as they were when originally drafted. It seeks the furtherance of education and the relief of poverty and sickness, as well as the provision of recreation and social facilities within the parish where financial circumstances allow.
Throughout its history, Tillington Charitable Trust has provided help to many parishioners, including the provision of books for education, as well as food, medicines and coal supplies. Most recently, a cheque for £500 was presented to Tillington Cricket Club to help provide training and kit for young players, and a parish resident was assisted with the purchase of text books and specialised equipment for their university course.
Anyone can apply for a grant, and the Trustees are keen to make additional awards in the furtherance of Trust objectives, so if parishioners have any suggestions or requests, please do get in contact.
• Hugh Rolfe: 01798 861369
• Mike Wheller: 01798 342680
• Lee Lavington: 01798 344489
• Andrina Lunt: 01730 344877
Tillington Local Care
TLC is a relatively new initiative in Tillington, having been formed for everybody’s use in September 2009.
The letters ‘TLC’, standing for Tillington Local Care, are also a happy (deliberate) coincidence as our mission is to distribute TLC!
We are a group dedicated to helping anyone in need in a whole range of ways. These include transporting villagers by car, hospital appointments, financial and grant advice, wheelchairs and help for the disabled, as well as general support and advice.
The majority of calls for help are requests for transport for medical or hospital appointments. Despite sometimes receiving two or three calls a week, we have, so far, not had to let anyone down.
In addition, we are able to offer help and advice in accessing local care services, mobility aids, and necessary home modifications such as hand rails, stair lifts, and bathroom fittings.
We can give advice on social benefits and food banks, and we can arrange to collect prescriptions if you are unable to do it yourself.
TLC owns a wheelchair which can be loaned out, together with shallow ramps if needed.
All you need is our telephone number: 07910 234862. If we can’t take your call immediately, please leave a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Just to remind you this service is run by volunteers and is totally free to you. All costs (petrol, telephone, printing etc.) are met by grant sponsorship and voluntary donations.