Herald - Issue 375

v READ THE HERALD ONLINE: www.herald-publishing.co.uk v Page 66 • The HERALD • 11th July 2019 Sanders Design S E R V I C E S L T D BUILDING PLANS AND DETAILED DRAWING SERVICE Complete professional service for extensions, conversions, new houses and commercial projects • Computer Aided Design Drawings • Free Initial Visit and Quotation 95 Cedar Road, Hythe, Southampton SO45 3PX Tel: 023 8020 7195 Email: info@sandersdesignservices.co.uk Web: www.sandersdesignservices.co.uk ASK A PROFESSIONAL Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH LENDWITH CARE News of disasters in developing countries catches the eye and tugs at our wallets and purses. Hythe &Waterside Rotary Club wanted to go further by nding a way in which they could help people in need to use their own resources to improve their lives - a hand-up rather than a hand-out. A year ago they decided to invest in Lend with Care, the micro-credit arm of Care International, a well- established charity. Using information about the entrepreneurs who are seeking loans they choose who they want to fund and how much they wish to give. So far they have made £1,300 available from the funds they have raised which has enabled 31 individuals to bene t. Each month they repay according to an agreed schedule. at money means that they can already fund an additional 19 people. So far they have decided to spread loans across a dozen countries and several di erent types of business - partly to minimise risk while they see how the scheme operates. It’s very encouraging to report that they haven’t yet had a single bad debt in spite of the very di cult situations in which many of the entrepreneurs live. Of course, they could decide at this stage to take their money back as loans are paid o . It would be the safe thing to do but as a club they want to take the risk of helping people to li themselves out of poverty with dignity. And so far it’s working! If you would like to know more about Lend with Care, or about Hythe & Waterside Rotary Club please contact secretary@ hytherotary.org.uk Be Vigilant With more of us enjoying the pleasant weather and spending time in our gardens, we are reminding local residents to be vigilant and remain safe while at home or in the garden. ere have been a few reports recently of uninvited callers knocking on doors or approaching residential properties, sometimes asking questions, selling items or if they can take property le outside. While some callers are, of course, genuine, be vigilant and bear in mind that they may be assessing the property for a possible burglary at another time, or are bogus workers looking to scam people out of money. Never accept or agree to o ers or quotes for work from door to door callers, if you need something xed or have been advised to do so, contact a local trades person or ask a friend, carer or relative for help in nding one. A reputable trader will be more than happy to provide a quote or just o er advice. If you feel worried or concerned, make the Police aware by calling 101. ere is a Community Information Café at Testvale Surgery, Salisbury Road, Totton. is is held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. ere will be local information, bene ts advice and carers support as well as an opportunity to chat to friends and meet new people. Refreshments are available and everyone is welcome. For more information please telephone; 01794 519495 or call into your Local Information Point at 9, Love Lane, Romsey, SO51 8DE, Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 1pm. Your ‘LINC’ to local information, advice and support. Totton Rendezvous at Testvale Surgery