New support group planned for isolated elderly people

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A new support group is being set up for older people in Eckington who may be lonely and isolated during cold winter weather.

Wintergreen is being organised by 69-year-old Sybil Ryalls, who herself has suffered from similar problems due to a disability.

The group will meet in top floor rooms at Eckington Library and the plan is to hold the first meeting early in the new year.

Mrs Ryalls said: “At this stage we are asking people to express an interest by contacting the library.”

Taxis will be on hand for those without transport.