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When the Government announced nationwide lock-down measures on 23rd March 2020, we had the idea to create a radio streaming service to keep our fellow neighbours entertained, supported and informed through the uncertain times and lockdown that lay ahead.

We originally planned to run the service for three months – but the response from our listeners was overwhelming, leading us to develop a full-scale community radio station for Lymm and South Warrington.

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CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 took place from 1-7 February 2021. This year’s theme was Express Yourself.

Throughout the week, our panel of experts were joined by children and young people from across the area, offering a wealth of tips and advice. You can listen again to some of the features on this page.

Boris Johnson has announced a roadmap for easing Covid restrictions in England.  After the first stage in March, further lifting of restrictions will happen if certain conditions are met.  Each stage will be a minimum of five weeks apart - and four conditions must be met at each stage before proceeding to the next one.

The four conditions are:

  • The coronavirus vaccine programme continues to go to plan
  • Vaccines are sufficiently reducing the number of people dying with the virus or needing hospital treatment
  • Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospital admissions
  • New coronavirus variants do not fundamentally change the risk of lifting restrictions

Here is the timetable, in summary:

8th March:  Stay at home remains in place, but Schools will reopen.  One person can meet another and socialise outdoors.  Care home residents will be allowed one regular visitor.

29th March:  You should stay local and still work from home if possible.  Rule of 6 is re-introduced.  Outdoor sports are permitted. No overseas travel, but travel outside local area is allowed.

12th April:  Non-essential retail, personal care and gyms can open.  Self contained holiday accommodation can open.  Pubs and restaurants can open, but for outside areas only.  Scotch egg and curfew restrictions will not apply.

17th May:  Rule of 6 will be dropped outside.  Two households (6 people) can meet indoors.  Indoor hospitality and hotels can reopen.

21st June:  All legal limits on social contacts will be relaxed.  Restrictions on outdoor events will be relaxed.

This roadmap applies to England only and is subject to constant review.  We'll keep you updated right here on Lymm Radio!

 

MLP LAW COFFEE MORNINGS  If you are preparing for a will for the first time, want to amend an existing will or have any questions about wills or probate, book a free no-obligation half hour consultation at one of their coffee mornings, held every other Tuesday.  The next coffee morning is on 23rd February.  To book your free session, send an email to wtp@mlplaw.co.uk or visit the facebook page.

COVID-19 TESTING IN WARRINGTON: Asymptomatic testing centres are now open at the Haliwell Jones Stadium and Grappenhall Cricket Club. Please note that these centres are predominantly for key workers and those who cannot work from home - no booking is required.  However, if you have symptoms you should book a test online in advance HERE.  Both sites are open Monday - Friday from 12 noon - 6pm and on Saturday between 8.30am and 3.30pm.

Are you self-isolating, shielding - or just needing a little help?  If you are struggling in any way, LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND is here to help.  Whether you need a weekly food package or a hot meal delivery - or help with an errand, you can either nominate yourself - or someone else by registering on the LNOB website.  We all need a little help from time to time, so please don't be afraid to ask.

LYMM ADIVAS is a social dance group which meets weekly on Zoom.  Make new friends, practice your dance skills and take part in local competitions and village events!  New members are always welcome!  To find out more, go to the Lymm Adivas Facebook Page.

KIDS PLANET LYMM OPEN DAY  Are you looking for a nursery for your little one? We are delighted to welcome you to our Covid safe open day event.  Sign up on the day and receive free registration (save £100).  Please remember it is an appointment only event so contact the nursery in advance by email or phone to book your place.  Find out more at the Kids Planet Website.

THE HOLLIES FARM SHOP Litte Budworth have vacancies for a Kitchen chef / cook and also a Barista / Customer Service Assistant.  For more details and to apply please visit the Hollies Farm Shop Website.

BENTS GARDEN CENTRE have a vacancy for an Assistant Department Leader (outdoors and retail). This is a full-time, permanent position (42.5 hours per week). For more details visit the Bents Website.

STATHAM LITTLE FOXES PRESCHOOL & LINK CLUB are looking for a Room Leader, you must hold a minimum Level 3 Early Years qualification and have 2 years experience. Hours between 7.15 and 6 pm, term time only, fixed hours to be arranged with the successful applicant. For an application form and job specification please email, Nicky @ stahamlittlefoxes@hotmail.co.uk

NATIONAL TRUST DUNHAM MASSEY have vacancies for four food and beveage team members.  This is a fixed-term contract until January 2022 with flexible working hours, £8.72 per hour plus benefits.  To apply click here.

OUGHTRINGTON PRE-SCHOOL are looking for a self-motivated individual to join the team (21 hours per week) to provide a hands-on, fun, creative and an innovative learning environment.  You'll need to be Level 2, ideally Level 3 qualified with an extensive knowledge of Safeguarding.  Enhanced Disclosure is required.  For full details, please contact Claire Royle, Supervisor: oughtringtonpreschool@gmail.com

HANDY EM  have a vacancy for a home help team member.  In this role, you will be helping customers by carrying out duties including running errands, dog walking, companionship and house cleaning.  Please only apply if you are willing to carry out cleaning duties.  You must have your own transport and hold a full UK driving licence.  You can apply via the facebook page.

KEATE HOUSE LYMM is looking for a qualified care assistant.  This can be full time or part time with a rate of pay of £8.80 per hour.  Expected start date is 1st March.  Apply online at the Indeed Website.

BUDGENS LYMM have a vacancy for a Post Office Manager.  This is a full-time position, working 39 hours per week at up to £20,000 PA.  To apply please visit the James Retail website.

LYMM HIGH SCHOOL have vacancies for an Assistant Head Teacher, Head of English and Deputy Head of English.  Closing date is 26th February.  For full details and application form, please visit the Lymm High website.

During the new lockdown, many of our business partners are still operating - offering online ordering, take away and delivery and other services.  Here's what you need to know:

Tonight, why not enjoy fabulous, award-winning Indian cuisine at home from LYMM SPICE LOUNGE.  There's easy online ordering at www.lymmspice.co.uk with collection and delivery available, 7 days a week until 11pm.  Why not try something new - such as Chicken Badami, a mouthwatering dish prepared with mild spices and crushed almonds?  You won't be disappointed!

LYMM & TONIC have an impressive range of gins, spirits, wines and more - all available to order online with local delivery available.  No need to miss your favourite cocktail or draught beer during lockdown - you can order a freshly prepared cocktail or beer pouch, delivered directly to your door.  Don't forget, Lymm & Tonic is also home to Lymm Gin - and there's two varieties for you to choose from.  Take a look and order online at www.lymmandtonic.com.

Even though we're in lockdown, it doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the ELMAS experience at home!  From delicious pizzas and pastas - to signature favourites such as Sea Bass or Filet Steak, perfectly cooked and delivered to your door!  Elmas is currently open Thursday - Sunday for collection and delivery.  There's easy online ordering too at www.elmaslymm.co.uk.

How about a cool, refreshing glass of DUNHAM PRESS CIDER.  Artisan quality cider (and apple juice) produced locally from the ancient orchards at Dunham Massey.  The true taste of the Cheshire countryside.  You can order your supplies online at www.dunhamcider.co.uk and there's free delivery on all orders over £25.  Last call for your winter warmer boxes and bottles of Mulled Cider, still available for a limited time!
With the current lockdown and us all ordered to stay at home, it's good to know that help is just a phone call away when you need it.  Whether you need help with everyday shopping, cleaning, personal care - or just need an errand running, call HANDY EM.  A fiendly helping hand when you need it.   Handy Em operates all over the Lymm area and you can book anything from a one-off visit to a full care plan.  Find out more at&nbs;www.handyem.co.uk or call 07950 593440.


For more of our business partners, check out our advertisers directory page.  Want your business listed here and featured on air?  Don't forget, you can configure and book your airtime online in a few quick steps on our advertising page.

SIGNS OF A STROKE - ACT FAST

Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK. It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time. It's vital to know how to spot the warning signs of a stroke in yourself or someone else. Using the FAST test is the best way to do this.

  • Face: Can the person smile? Has their face fallen on one side?
  • Arms: Can the person raise both arms and keep them there?
  • Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say? Is their speech slurred?
  • Time: If you see any of these three signs, it's time to call 999.

Make sure you and your loved ones all know the FAST test. You can get a free FAST digital information pack today and order free FAST wallet cards and leaflets from The Stroke Association.

The Lymm Radio Health Update is sponsored by Click Chemist Warrington.  Please click on the banner to find out more about getting your repeat presecriptions delivered for free.

COVID 19 VACCINATIONS IN WARRINGTON

If you are:

  • Aged 65 or over
  • At high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • A care home worker
  • A health and social care worker

You are now able to book a vaccination online.  You can find the full details here.

As of 23rd February 2021, 1 in 3 adults have now been vaccinated in the UK.  Many areas are now inviting over-60s, as well as anyone over 16 with a health condition which increases their riskAdult carers of disabled people and younger adults in .  care homes are also being offered jabs.
 

The NHS will contact you to book a vaccination appointment when it's your turn to have the vaccine. People will be contacted in line with the agreed national priority list.

Please do not contact the NHS, including your registered GP practice, for a vaccination unless you are told to do so.

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING LOCKDOWN 3

If you are struggling with your mental health, need advice or would just like a chat - there are several services available in the Warrington area. Here's a few helpful links:

Mental Health Foundation

Warrington Mental Health Helpline:  0800 051 1508

Talking Matters Warrington

My Life Warrington

Happy or Sad Warrington

The Samaritans Warrington Branch

You can also call the Samaritans 24/7 on 0330 094 5717  (call charges apply) or for FREE on 116 123 from any phone

(just click the number to dial)