Welcome to Vopag
The Village Older Person's Action group has been set up as part of the Chalfont St Peter Village Appraisal to give the older people of Chalfont St Peter the opportunity to meet together as citizens and exchange views, news and information of interest and concern.
It provides an authoritative voice to take up issues with people who can do something about them. We have speakers at our monthly meetings who talk on various topics of interest to our members. We also have an information point in Budgens, the dates are displayed on their notice board. If you would like to highlight an issue that concerns you - or just want to have a coffee and a chat....
Come Along to Meet Us!
Membership is free, but visitors to our meetings are invited to donate £1 to our funds.
The next meeting will be onTuesday September 19th. The speaker will be Roger Mason and his subject will be 'Sir Winston Churchill: the Man behind the legend.'
(There will be no meeting in August.)
Meetings start with coffee at 10am and finish about 12 noon. We normally meet in the Community Centre, Gravel Hill. (Off the A413, near the ambulance station and the football club).
VOPAG is a member of Bucks 50 Plus Forum
That organisation publishes a monthly newsletter with many articles of interest. Click on the link above to view these things.
All bookings and payments for these outings must be made at our regular meetings.
Future outings are as follows: An outing to Buckingham Palace has been arranged for Wed August 16th. Expected cost is £30 and bookings are being taken at our monthly meetings.
There will be a boat trip from Windsor on Thursday Sep 14th. It will last 2 hours and be followed by a cream tea. The cost will be £31.
There will be a visit to the Elgiva theatre in Chesham on 19th Nov to see the Nutcracker ballet.
The visit to Westminster Palace (29/10/2016) was a great success and was enjoyed by all who attended. This visit was especially relevant to Vopag for it was our own chairman, Mike McDonald, who was the organiser (at the instigation of 'Black Rod') for the original setting up of public tours a good many years ago. A 'photo of our Vopag group can be seen by clicking here.
In April the NHS and South Central Ambulance Service launched a service
which you can book to get you to a hospital appointment.
You can book this by calling 0300 100 0015.
You will need details of your appointment and NHS number and GP practice.
This service is called NEPTS. There is a website but it gives no details of costs.
We hope to have brochures at the next VOPAG meeting in June.
The Chairman's report for 2016 can be seen by clicking here.
Members of Vopag are encouraged to consider becoming involved with their surgery's Patient Participation Group. Details of this should be availble at their surgery.
A Guide to Services for Older People living in The Chalfonts has been published. Details may be seen on this website www.chiltern.gov.uk/fiftyplus
VOPAG supports sister village:
Vopag is supporting CSG OPAG in their attempt to extend the 580 bus service to include HW Hospital
The newly re-launched Transport HUB for Buckinghamshire can be contacted on 0800 085 8480. (They can help you with transport to either of the main Hospitals in Buckinghamshire and have contacts with both dial-a-ride and voluntary car schemes.)
New non-urgent police contact no., 101. Click here for details.
Registration Help, when a loved one dies. Click here for details.
The future of Social Care. Click here for details.
Read about the pub-lunch initiative. Click here for details.
The pictorial impressions of village scenes which enliven this website are the work of local artist Maureen Marsh NDD. Vopag is grateful to her for permission to use them.
This site was last updated 9/08/2017