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Lymm Heart Start and Defibrillator Project

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 at 12:09:19

Filed under: Announcements, Charity

You might be aware of a project Lymm and District Round Table, with support from the Parish Council is running, that has put twelve Automatic External Defibrillators throughout the village (which with the existing four units makes sixteen public accessible AED's).

The defibrillators are to support emergency first aid, with the intention of reducing the number of people who die each year, from incidents that could have been treated with the right skills. As well as fitting the defibs, we are running free first aid courses every month on the first Thursday of every month at Lymm Baptist Church, from 7.30pm.

The next course is October the 3rd, then November the 7th. More details can be found on the Round Table website.

Article courtesy of Graham Gowland, Round Table.

Tags: defibrillator, round table

Lymm Events Highlights for 24 September to 01 October 2013

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at 10:01:00

Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm, Music and nightlife

A Weekly Roundup of Local Events in the Coming Week

Plan your week ahead by checking out the events listed below. To add your own event, please contact me

3 event(s) are happening in Lymm this week

Click individual events to view more details or view all events.

Wednesday, 25th September 201321st to 28th SeptemberSat 28th September 2013

Tags: events, planner

Lymm Gallery Highlights for 13 September to 20 September 2013

Posted by Neil on Friday, 20 September 2013 at 10:01:00

Filed under: Media gallery, Photography

A Weekly Roundup of the Latest Images and Videos Added to the Gallery

Find out how to add your own images.

5 images have been added in the last week

Thanks to the following contributors:

Click individual images to view or visit the Gallery.

Which Image is Your Favourite?

Use the comments section below to nominate your 'Image of the Week'!

Slideshow

Walking along the bridgewater canal towards the village. - 6 viewsUnder the bridge - 2 viewsOne of the lovely young swans the villagers have taken to their hearts. - 2 views
The lovely little waterfall at the dam. - 3 viewsProbably the most photographed house in lymm. - 2 views

Tags: gallery, images, photography

Lymm Piranhas Fraudster Spared Jail

Posted by Neil on Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 09:08:58

Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Crime

An Astley mother of two has been spared a jail term after stealing more than £20,000 from a junior football club.

Cheryl Lee, of Green Avenue, Astley, was given a 16-month sentence which was suspended for two years after she pleaded guilty to fraud at Warrington Crown Court on Monday. The court heard how the 37-year-old took advantage of her volunteer role as the treasurer of the Lymm Piranhas Junior Football Club, which coaches 15 teams and more than 200 players in Warrington.

Lee, who has no previous convictions, was appointed as treasurer of the club in September 2007 and was put in charge of the club’s cheque book and subs money.

Over a three year period, Lee paid in £21,969.55 into her own personal account and her now ex-husband’s account by forging the signatures of other club officials. A total of 29 cheques were found to have been forged by Lee with a further £1,200 in cash paid into the accounts.
 
It was only in October 2010 that the club became suspicious when an audit was carried out by the newly appointed club assistant. Prosecuting, Philip Clemo said: “When the audit took place it was evident that the books did not balance.
 
“A meeting was called on May 17, 2011, between club official and she said that ‘if any money was missing then she would give it back’”.
 
Lee later admitted the offence and has since voluntarily paid back £6,045 to the club.
 
Defending, John Banasko claims Lee intends to pay back every penny. The court heard how Lee took the money after her debt problem spiralled out of control and has since been declared bankrupt.
 
Judge Nicholas Woodward said it was clear that Lee was ‘genuinely remorseful’ and has acted ‘out of character: "You have done everything you can to try and put things right and rectify these mistakes. There will be people who are disgusted by what you did. However, you did not take the position to get access to the money.”
 
Barclays Bank, which currently holds the account for the club, has since paid back £15,000 to the Lymm Piranhas and Lee intends to pay the bank back in full. A spokesman for the football club said: “Like most community organisations the running of the club is put in the hands of trusted volunteers but our ability to do this has been put under considerable strain by this episode.
 
“We are pleased that the amounts owing to us have, in the main, been repaid and that justice has now been served. We would urge all community clubs to be vigilant in their recruitment policies.”
 
Article courtesy of Bolton News.
 
 

Tags: piranhas, fraud, jail

Lymm Fiver Fest

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 12:30:20

Filed under: Events, Announcements, Lymm, General, Village centre, Shopping

Lymm Fiver Fest - 21st to 28th September – see what you can buy for £5 this week.

Since the launch of Totally Locally this Summer, many locals have been impressed by the £5 message:

IF EVERY ADULT IN THE LYMM AREA SPENDS JUST £5 A WEEK IN THEIR LOCAL INDEPENDENT SHOPS IT WOULD BE WORTH AN EXTRA 2.5 MILLION A YEAR GOING INTO THE LOCAL ECONOMY!

It doesn’t end there either - local businesses use each other and support local events and organisations. Having a thriving village centre offering better goods and services makes Lymm a nicer place to live. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

So to prove Lymm can do “value for money” and that the little independent shops and restaurants are not at all overpriced, they invite you to see what you can get for just £5. From September 21st to 28th they will run a Fiver Fest, with a special offer on an item in each store for just £5. And while you are there, why not see what they do and how much it costs or what services they provide?

You may be pleasantly surprised!

“Make your town a better place to live, work and visit by spending a fiver in it. Not even an extra fiver. Just one you already spend, spent in a slightly different way.” 

See the event in our Events section for more information.

Tags: fiver, offers

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