Our community programme

Langworth Resourses, who currently use part of Bridge House to improve and stimulate growth in the UK dairy industry, are looking a little closer to home for their next project with the launch of the ‘Bridge House Community Programme’.

They want to “open their doors” to the residents of Langworth, near Lincoln, in a way that would help them achieve their goals or support them in some way. This could range from employees helping out in the community to organising workshops for local people or even opening up the space for local people to run their own support groups.

Check back regularly for news and updates on how we’re helping Langworth and it’s residents. 

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Launch of Langworth Lunch Club

In January those that attended out Afternoon Tea where asked what other facilities would be useful and enjoyable for parishioners, in particular those who live on their own. to attend in the village, this in when the idea of a lunch club arose.  We gathered a team of local people who wanted to serve the community, enrolled them onto a food hygiene course, registered with the local council and we were ready to roll.

On Wednesday 15th April,  20 local residents were served with home made cottage pie,carrots and broccoli, followed by tropical trifle, tea/coffee and cake a bargain at just £5 per person.  This is a non profit group that will put all proceeds into the club for the next months meal.  

Lunches are served on the first Wednesday of each month.  Doors open at 12 noon lunch served at 12.30.  

Afternoon Tea

Wednesday 14th January saw the culmination of the Christmas Hamper project.  Villagers who received hampers and an invitation for afternoon tea joined staff at Bridge House for an afternoon of delicious cakes and tea and company.  A very enjoyable time was had by all who attended.

Hampers for Christmas

This year Bridge House staff packed and delivered 21 Christmas hampers to the elderly residents in the village who live on their own. Included in amongst the goodies was an invitation to Afternoon Tea at Bridge House in January when we hope to be able to discuss how we can offer more help in the local community.

Festive Walkers

Thursday 11th December saw our Langworth Activ8 Walkers donning their Christmas outfits for an hours walk from Langworth Memorial Hall to Langdale Lakes and back again for a hot cuppa and some festive fayre.  We average 15 walkers per week who enjoy the fresh air and countryside in a bid to improve their health.

Walking for Health

In our continued efforts to support the community that we live and work in, we have introduced the "Walking for Health" programe to Langworth. Four local residents have been trained to lead 'accompanied walks'. Walking for Health is supported by Macmillan Cancer support and the Ramblers Assocation. Its aim to gently help people to increase their health and levels of activity our walks are about 1 hour long and cover between 1 - 3 miles depending on the pace.

Planting for Spring

Volunteers from Bridge House will be meeting with local volunteers from the villages to get together and plant some spring bulbs along the verge outside St. Hughs Church in Langworth. 

14th October - 250 bulbs planted. Well done and Thank you.

Church Tidy Up

Many thanks to residents who came to support the tidying up of St. Hughs Church grounds. Good job one and all.

Community Computer Course

Bridge House Community Computer Course is helping to support up to 11 participants at any one time to learn and encourage use of computer/tablet and smartphones. Knowledge and friendships are being shared with positive feedback from 'self inflicted problems resolved' to 'a better understanding and more confidence gained'. Everyone attending has increased in their ability from emailing, skyping to on line shopping and adding attachments and photos to messages. With two more sessions to go we are hoping to fine-tune skills and abilities which will enable our attendees to move forward with confidence now that they have grasped the basics.