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Community & support

Food Bank

Donations to the Food Bank can be made at the Barley Mow or in the church.
All items donated are taken to MK Food Bank, 14 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, MK11 3HB.

For more information visit MK Food Bank - Sowing the seeds of Love

If you need help, please call the Food Bank Helpline on 0300 303 4933 or text HELP 07874 964505 to discuss your situation in confidence with experienced staff. The Helpline is open between 9:00am – 3:00pm, Monday – Friday. Outside of these times, please leave a message and you will be called back. 

 

Book swap

A collection of books are available at the Barley Mow and back of the church, for people to exchange with books that have been read. Please help yourself to books of interest and try and leave any that you feel will be of interest to others in the community.

The facilities are not collection points, so please don't use them to get rid of unwanted literature.

Essential Numbers & Contacts:


POLICE:

Northamptonshire HQ - 03000 111 222  www.northants.police.uk

Thames Valley - 0845 850505 www.thamesvalley.police.uk   

Emergency - 999 or 112 from a mobile           Non Emergency - 101

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold  https://www.stephenmold.com/

HOSPITALS:

MK General Hospital - 01908 660033 www.mkgeneral.nhs.uk

Northampton General Hospital - 01604 634700

AMBULANCE & NHS:

Emergency - 999 or 112 from a mobile              Non Emergency - 111

HEALTH CENTRES:

Stony Stratford Medical Centre - 01908 260382 www.stonymedicalcentre.co.uk/

Stonedean Practice - 01908 261155

Towcester Medical Centre - 01327 359953


COUNCILS:

West Northamptonshire Council - 0300 126 7000 www.westnorthants.gov.uk/

West Northamptonshire Council - Environment issues 

Milton Keynes Council - 01908 691691 www.milton-keynes.gov.uk
 

INFORMATION SERVICES:

Age UK Information - 01908 550700 or 01604 611200  www.ageuk.org.uk/

Arthritis Care Information (Towcester) - 0854 650 4400 www.arthritiscare.org.uk

Citizens Advice www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

NHS 111 - Help us, Help you

 NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first, rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E. 

As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, access to Out of Hours GP Services, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.

Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.

If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised. 

Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online at https://111.nhs.uk/

Further information about NHS 111 First is available at www.northamptonshireccg.nhs.uk