Nettlebed Community
South Oxfordshire Chilterns

Nettlebed Good Neighbour Scheme (NGNS)

At present our GNS provides lifts by volunteer drivers for visits to the GP surgery, hospital and shopping, a monthly coffee morning with nail cutting service and a monthly lunch club – see details below.

We want to discover how we can offer more to our community.

How can we help you? Our aim is that no one should be able to say “if only I had known that!”

Perhaps we could offer help with

➢ Household tasks, minor repairs, shopping or gardening

➢ Visiting or befriending

➢ Letter writing or simple form filling

➢ Reading to those with poor sight

Most importantly

➢ If we can’t do it, we know someone who can!

So, please ask if you need any help – you will be amazed at how much there is out there just waiting to be found.

CALL Jim McWhirter on 01491 641609 or Sheila Wood on 01189 470 726 in confidence

Would you consider being a volunteer?

If you would consider helping with driving, coffee morning, lunch club or any of the tasks above, please call Jim or Sheila at the numbers above and have a chat about it.   Many thanks!

How to get our existing services

There is a lunch club at 12.30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month in the Village Club. A two course hot meal plus tea or coffee costs £4. Call Sue Abbott on 0118 972 3661 to book a place. Everyone is welcome!

There is a coffee morning at 10.00 am on the third Tuesday of each month in the Village Club. Cakes and drinks are free and there is a raffle. You can have your toenails cut for a small voluntary donation. For details call Sheila Wood on 01189 470 726. Everyone is welcome!

We offer lifts to the GP surgery, clinics and hospitals. Shopping trips can also be provided. The service is run by volunteers who receive no payment. There is a small charge to users of the service to cover fuel costs as follows:

Surgery Visits


Henley, Wallingford, etc








Lifts can be booked by telephoning the coordinator 07944 696 329 Please note this is a mobile number issued to whoever is coordinating at the time (usually Sheila Wood)

New volunteer drivers are always welcome – please give the coordinator a call to find out more if you are interested.