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Wixams Good Neighbour Group

If you need help at home, in the garden, with shopping or occasional lifts, the Wixams Good Neighbour Group is here to help!

We have a dedicated team of volunteers who are ready to offer you assistance in a great range of ways:

  • Lifts to the Doctors/Hospital/Opticians/Pharmacy etc.
  • Prescription collection
  • Help with shopping
  • Pet care/dog walking
  • Form filling/letter writing
  • Small household or garden tasks
  • Help with using technology or computers
  • Even just someone to talk to

Please get in touch with us today to see if we can help:

Volunteers needed!

With the recent opening of the Wixams Retirement Village we’re already seeing an increase in calls and emails from people needing help. So we can continue to say “Yes!” when people call we’re going to need some more volunteers.

Being a Good Neighbour simply means that when someone has a request, you’re one of many that will be contacted to see if you can help them. If you can then great, if not then hopefully someone else can. You’re never asked to do anything you don’t want to and you decide when you’re available.

If you’d like to become a volunteer or just want to find out more, please get in touch with us using the detail above.

 

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Wixams Walkers

As part of our ongoing efforts to bring the community together, we run the Wixams Walkers group, part of the national Walking for Health scheme. The group is aimed at all ages and abilities and simply gives an opportunity for residents to get some exercise, meet people and to explore parts of Wixams they might not yet have seen.

Wixams Walkers meets each Saturday at 10, in front of Seasons Garden Centre on Bedford Road. After each walk, all are invited into Seasons for a cuppa.

Routes

There are currently 4 main routes in and around Wixams which are all around 2 miles /3 km and take 45 minutes to an hour:

  • Three Lakes – Around the three lakes north of Wixams and the retirement village
  • Three Lakes and a Pond – A route around the lakes within Wixams itself, and a pond
  • Southern Trail – Follows the walkway around the south side of Wixams
  • Duck End Lane – To the end of Duck End Lane in Wilstead where there are lovely landscapes

Excursions

During the summer, we will be exploring more of Bedfordshire by walking in the local country parks. In July we visited Woburn Abbey Deer park, a beautiful open space which is home to 9 species of deer. We also visited Millennium Country Park in August and Priory Country Park in September.

Stay in Touch

You can stay up to date with our plans on our Facebook page or you can get in touch using the Contact page (select Wixams Community Group).

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Wixams Gardening Group

The Wixams Gardening Group is a small group of keen gardeners who are willing to give up a little of their time to help improve and maintain some of the communal green spaces in Wixams. We meet fortnightly on Fridays to crack on with the next area.

We’re already running a couple of extra projects like those below and we have a few bigger projects planned for next year.

Here you can see some of the work we’ve done so far:

We think it makes a big difference to the area and almost restores it back to its former glory.

How You Can Help

There are quite a few patches in the area which need to be weeded and we’re trying to do it in stages as it can be hard work. If you’d like to help us then you just need to turn up on the next arranged date and time with:

  1. Clothes you don’t mind getting a bit grubby
  2. Bottled water
  3. Hand tools if you have them such as a trowel.

Next Steps

The Wixams Gardening Group will be meeting again in 2020 to start the next lot of work. Check back here or join our Facebook group for announcements.