Good Neighbouring Scheme
Have you got a bit of time to be a MAYFACS "good neighbour"?
There are many 'good neighbours' in our community, all helping someone, who maybe lives next door or across the road, popping in to check their neighbour is OK, but there are still many people, who for one reason or another, have few visitors or can't get out, so they can go days without seeing someone.
What is the aim of the scheme?
The main aim of the scheme is to keep the social interaction going between all generations in the village, or those who might find it difficult to get to social events, and not forgetting those who find it hard to face those events.
Our "Good Neighbouring" initiative involves providing a little visit to someone, in a way that can fit in with your lifestyle too. Some suggestions are:
popping in for a cuppa & chat for an hour a week or fortnight
accompanying a person to an activity
offering to get someone some shopping and help unpack it whilst having a chat.
taking someone shopping
accompanying someone for a walk
How can I get involved?
If you think that you would like to be part of this rewarding scheme then please contact Shirley on 07908 516875 or email
There will be a small amount of paperwork to complete, but it's not too onerous.
What do I do if I know someone who might benefit from this scheme?
First of all see if the person has heard of MAYFACS. Talk to them about us and give them a leaflet about the good neighbouring scheme downloadable from below or pick one up from any of these locations:
Shirley Holland or Alex Firrell from MAYFACS in the Old Library (open most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
The Shopping Basket
St Dunstan's Pharmacy
Five Ashes Village Hall