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Arlesey Medical Centre Arlesey Medical Centre are trying to ensure all qualifying patients get their flu jab as soon as possible and this year have organised a walk in clinic for our patients on Saturday 6 October between 09.00am to 13.00pm. Flu is much more than “a bad cold” and can lead to serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia leading to hospitalisation or even death. All people aged 65 or over are entitled to annual vaccination and also anyone with certain conditions such as heart, kidney or liver disease, diabetes or have suffered a stroke. Addtionally all pregnant women should be vaccinated to protect themselves and the unborn baby. The Department of Health strongly recommends annual vaccination and the Medical Centre would encourage qualifying patients to come and see us. War memorial Gothic Mede Lower School: October The start of the new school year was as busy as ever. Those of you who have children with us currently or had children with us previously will know the hum of excitement that occurs at the beginning of a new school term. Some of you may be aware that our school roll is increasing. We have had an additional classroom built on the playground which has given us a new feel to the area. Our school council is working hard to ‘zone’ off the playground with different activities so that children can enjoy playtimes even more. We also intend to use the school’s area of the field more over the coming year and would respectfully ask dog walkers to consider this as they exercise our canine friends! I know that there are many responsible dog owners who clear up after their pets but this is even more important when children play or access sports activities on the field. Thank you for your consideration. We welcome members of the community in our school: our Year 4 children are hoping to organise a coffee morning for our senior citizens this term. Look out for further information! Derek Archer Head Teacher Images: Steve Maddox Arlesey War Memorial stands at the junction between House Lane, Church Lane and the High Street. Next month we would like to feature the memorial and some history surrounding it. If you have any stories from Arlesey regarding the memorial or the town in wartime please let us know and we will add them in. The men of the parish who gave their all have some details listed on a private website: www.roll-of-honour.com/Bedfordshire/ArleseyRollofHonour.html www.onthebuttonarlesey.co.uk | October 2012 | 5