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Greystones notes week January 18th

Greystones. Photo Paul Byrne

Please forward notices to Kathleen Kelleher,  2875327/087 2845465,

kk@KathleenKelleher.com.

Please feel free to forward Calendar to family and friends or add to your Facebook page.

Keep up to date with what is going on !!

Lots more Greystones information available from:

Paul Byrne at:  www.GreystonesGuide.ie.

Also from www.Greystones.ie

Siel Bleu Ireland|Free Online Exercises for Over 55s

Siel Bleu is a not for profit organisation.

They provide life enhancing exercise programmes for older adults and patient groups.

Pre COVID-19,  they provided very successful in-person classes at Shoreline Leisure.

Siel Bleu will soon be providing an Online 12 Week Exercise Course.

The class is open to anyone over 55 who can access Zoom.

Trainers will contact each person before the course to explain the programme.

The class has a maximum number of 12 participants.

Registration is first come,  first served.

Details and booking from Paul Kirwan,  085 7371151,  paul.kirwan@sielbleu.ie.

The in-person classes were excellent and very well received.

Don’t miss out on the online version !!

Frances Browner|Costa Short Story Awards

Congratulations to Frances Browner,  local author and poet.

Frances received a Special Commendation for her short story,  Little Palm Tree.

Frances came within the top eight out of a field of 2,000 entries !!

Frances is well known locally for her work with local writing classes.

She includes poetry in her sessions,  as well as fiction.

Frances recently curated a well received  poetry competition,  My Greystones.

Competition was sponsored by Greystones’ Whale Theatre.

Poetry entries were displayed on Theatre Lane,  Greystones.

And on sites around the town.

Well done,  Frances !!

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT:   WEEKLY CRIME REPORT

Week ending 10 January 2021

Greystones North                               No reports.

Garda JP Connolly                                  john.p.connolly@garda.ie

           Greystones South                                Burglary:  rear door forced, alarm ripped from wall.

                                                                        Theft from shop.

            Garda Alan Thompson                            alan.m.thompson@garda.ie

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     No reports.

Garda Maria Curtis                                 maria.m.curtis@garda.ie            

            Kilcoole                                               No reports.

            Garda Molly Corbett                               molly.a.corbett@garda.ie

Garda slot on the Morning Show with Declan Meehan at East Coast FM.

A Garda talks about security and other pending issues of the week.

Be sure and tune in for all the latest policing updates !!

If you see anything suspicious,  please report to Greystones Garda Station 6665800.

Garda Confidential Number             1800 666 111

Greystones Garda Station               666 5800

EPA Noise Pollution                       1890 20 20 21

Crimestoppers                             1800 25 00 25

Drugs.ie                                     8360911

Traffic Watch                              1890 205 805

Dog Warden                                0404 44873

Crime Victims Helpline                   1850 211 407

Greystones Gardaí Elderly Register

Greystones Gardaí have register of older people who might need help or be at risk.

This register is useful for emergencies so that the Guards who might be vulnerable.

Are you elderly or do you know some who is elderly ??

Please make sure they are on the Register.

Details from Greystones Gardaí,  666 5800 or communitypolicing@garda.ie.

Do You Have Trouble Collecting Your Pension ??

Special arrangements are in place for collections of pensions.

You can nominate a Temporary Agent to collect your pension for you.

Special forms are available at Greystones Post Office,  Meridian Point Centre.

This is a very helpful and useful service.

Wicklow County Council Free Phone Helpline:  1800 868 399

WCC has a very useful contact number for those who need assistance during pandemic.

Over a dozen agencies and organisations are involved in helping.

Help can be given for deliveries of groceries,  medicines and fuels.

In some instances,  there can be transport to test centres.

The aim is ensure that vulnerable members of the Community are protected.

Helpline is open seven days a week,  8 am to 8 pm.

1800 868 399 and covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie.

Volunteers to help with this service are welcome at the Free Phone number.

Social Story for Younger Children

Special link has a story board to help explain COVID-19 to younger children.

The story is clear and simple,  ideal for the younger age group.

Social story for younger children.pdf

Greystones Meals on Wheels

Greystones Meals on Wheels operates its service two days a week.

This is an excellent long running Greystones service

Delicious meals delivered right to your door.

You might know of someone who could benefit.

Or you might like to avail of the service yourself.

Details from Greystones Health Centre,  01.2877311.

Volunteers to help the service are most welcome

Age Action Getting Started Kit

How to Avoid False Information About COVID-19

Age Action has a very informative booklet about COVID-19 information.

Now available online:  15327_ageaction_covid_v2_final_0.pdf

Lots of good information for all !!

How to Check if Information is Reliable

When you come across new information, 

check if it is reliable by following these steps.

You can get more advice about how to check online information from:

Be Media Smart,  www.bemediasmart.ie

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