Councillor Eric Bishop, Chairman of TRDC, Visits Job Club!

We contacted Cllr Eric Bishop after we saw an article in MyRickyNews in June and asked if he would attend one of our Job Club sessions. He came along and chatted to the volunteers and the clients about what the job club does and what they get out of it. The clients Cllr Bishop spoke to all agreed it was the personal one to one service they received that set this aside from the Job Centre and they felt more comfortable looking for jobs in this environment.  He also met Mary Sinclair, from MenCap, who are actively recruiting in our area to hear how the way forward for recruiting both employees and volunteers has changed.

We then gave Cllr Bishop a tour of the Community Centre showing what we offer now and the plans we have to offer more services to the community of Mill End and surrounding areas.

You can catch up with all Cllr Bishop’s news on his blog, which can be found at:

https://threeriverschair2015ericbishop.wordpress.com

A quote from his blog regarding his visit to Mill End Job Club:

“I am glad they contacted me as this is the sort of organisation I want to visit during my year in office. One thing that would help the job club is for local business to let them know of any vacancies they have”.

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On of our Volunteers working with a Job Club Client

 

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Cllr Eric Bishop chatting to a Job Club Client

 

Many thanks to Alan Baskeyfield, who kindly took the photos.  Alan runs the Photography Club at The Mill, based at the Methodist Church, Berry Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth.  It takes place between 10am and 12 noon every other Friday of the month. Next meeting is Friday 31 July – portrait workshop.   To find out more, just go along or telephone Alan on 07757199723.

Toy Library

The Rickmansworth Toy Library was set up in November 1996 by the WRVS and became an independant charity in March 2003. Originally situtated at the WRVS in Berry Lane, Mill End the library moved in September 2008 to Mill End Community Centre.

The Library provides a toy lending service for children from birth to eight years old. As a charity it is entirely run by volunteers. Grants and donations provide the finance to buy new toys and retail quality items.

Range of Toys: The toy library has an excellent selection of top quality toys with something to please everyone. New toys are bought regularly to ensure the latest trends are represented. Alongside the general assortment of toys, we have a number of large toys in order that people can hire them out for special occasions, such as parties. There is also a section of toys especially for children with special needs.

Relax: Relax and chat with other parents whilst your child tries out the toys.

Value: The toy library offers exceptional value for money. We offer an annual family membership – so you don’t have to worry about the number of children you might have – for only £5.00. you will need to show two forms of identification to join. This entitles you to borrow toys for a fortnight. Prices vary from 30p for smaller toys to £4.00 for larger toys. This means you can now give your child a constantly changing selection of toys.

The toy library is open every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

For further information please visit www.rickmansworthtoylibrary.org.uk

Breakfast Club

Open every weekday from 7:45 am.

Breakfast consists of a choice of cereals, toast, fresh fruit and fruit juices.

Drop off to school – infants delivered to classroom.

Activities

  • Art and Craft.
  • Nintendo Wii.
  • Hand held consoles.
  • Pool
  • Ball games.
  • Hoops, Skipping Ropes etc.
  • Fun with friends before school.
  • Time to catch up on homework.

For more information please visit www.theholidayclub.net

Session

Per child

More than one child from same family

From 7:30am to start of school day

£5.70

£5.41 per child

The charge includes a nourishing breakfast of cereals, toast, fresh fruit and fruit juice.

Debby Tindall
01923 773 938
07958 666 621
debby@theholidayclub.net
www.theholidayclub.net
 

Run by The AfterSchool Club Ltd Ofsted Registered – Reliability and Quality Assured

All staff police checked and suitably qualified

Afterschool Club

For children aged 4-12 years!

Open 3.00pm – 6.30pm every school day.

The AfterSchool Club is situated at the Community Centre on Church Lane.  It is a multi-purpose building.  We have our own entrance and the facilities include a large hall, kitchen, toilets, large paved outside area and an enclosed “field”.

Activities

  • A large hall – one end is used for arts and crafts and the rest is set out with all our large equipment.
  • Nintendo, Playstation, a youth club sized pool table, a youth club size snooker table, table football, dressing up clothes, little peoples corner,  play tent, bricks, construction toys… the list is endless.
  • We have a prepared daily art project available for any children that feel creative.  We always have paints, colouring, drawing and beads available to use.
  • We have a great outside paved area for bikes and scooters and playing out when the field is too wet.
  • Our own “field” which is completely enclosed and safe for the children to play football and any outside games.
  • We also collect and deliver children to after-school activities.

For more information, pricing and other details please visit www.theholidayclub.net

Or Contact:

Debby Tindall

01923 773 938

07958 666 621
debby@theholidayclub.net
www.theholidayclub.net
 

Run by The AfterSchool Club Ltd Ofsted Registered – Reliability and Quality Assured

All staff police checked and suitably qualified

 

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