F & E Harris Memorial Trust Update – Nov 2012

Bristol Christmas Market
Bristol Christmas Market (Photo credit: Pip)

Christmas Outing

This year’s outing for senior citizens resident in South Marston is on Thursday 29th November to Bristol Christmas Market. The coach leaves the school at 10.30 am, arrives back at South Marston
approx 5.00pm. To reserve your place contact Mary Cooper on 823530 as soon as possible.

Christmas Hampers.

The F & E Harris Memorial Trust invites South Marston Village residents who have reached 60 years of age for females and 65 years of age for males by 25th December 2012 to register with the Trust for a Christmas Hamper if they do not currently receive one.

Closing date for registration is 9 November 2012

Hampers to be collected on Thursday 6th December 2012 from Westwinds between 2.00 pm and 4.00pm.

Christmas Hampers – new qualification criteria

Liberty HamperThe government has increased the State Pension age for women to 65 phased from April 2016 to December 2018. A further increase will be phased in to raise the State Pension age for all to 66 from December 2018.

In consideration of these changes and the proposed expansion of the village community the Trust will be making the following changes to the criteria for allocation of Christmas Hampers to senior citizens of South Marston. These changes will be implemented on 1st April 2016.

The changes are not subject to the exact scheduling of government criteria.

To qualify for a Christmas Hamper:

  • the recipient is required to have been in permanent residency in South Marston for a period of 3 years prior to submission of registration.
  • All new applicants must be 65 years of age on 24th December 2016 to be eligible to register.
  • All new and existing applicants must be 66 years of age or over on the 1st January 2019 to be eligible to register.

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