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CORONAVIRUS AND SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY

The Coronavirus situation is unfolding with new information being made available on a frequent basis. We thought it would be helpful to have one place where you can gain access to the latest information and guidance.

There is a lot of help and support available from a variety of sources within the parish.  Below you will find a list of the help that is on hand.

Volunteer Assistance: If you are self isolating or you know of someone who is, and you need some support, whether that be dog walking, shopping, newspaper delivery or someone to phone for a chat. Please contact us on 01453 887204 or email info@chalford-glos.gov.uk

If you would like to display a notice in your window requesting deliveries to be left at the door, then copies are available in the office, if you would like us to post one through to you then give us a call, or a copy can be printed here Self Isolating Poster

A group of lovely parishioners have set up a website and Facebook page called Chalford Community Coronavirus Support, you are able to join this group for information, and to access volunteer details.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/845095279297402/?notif_id=1584617074859517&notif_t=group_r2j_approved&ref=notif

www.chalfordsupport.co.uk

Food Banks – all food banks are closed but people can still be referred via Citizens Advice Bureau or P3 https://www.p3charity.org/  or telephone  0808 168 2443

 As you know church buildings have been closed and notices to that effect have been placed on the gates of St John the Baptist, France Lynch. However, the porch remains open on its timer (9am to 5pm) for anyone wishing to donate food to the foodbank.

Local businesses are also offering groceries,take away meals and meal deliveries. Please see below:

Chalford Stores, High Street 01453 884397. The shop is taking orders between 1 and 4 pm for delivery between 4 and 6 pm. Payment by card over the phone. Please note this shop delivers to households in Chalford Valley, Hill or France Lynch.

Eastcombe Stores 01452 770357 payment by card over the phone.

Old Neighbourhood Inn 01453 492180 payment by bank transfer.

Stancombe Farm Shop orders by email  bisleyfarmshop@gmail.com

If an order is placed, one of our volunteers can collect. When ordering, the shop should be advised that Chalford Parish Council will collect on their behalf.

Old Neighbourhood Inn, Chalford

The Inn is offering a range of food which is available to purchase and they are also offering a takeaway service.  If you would like to take advantage of this please contact Sarah on 01453 492180.

The Long Table, Brimscombe 

This organisation can deliver or people can collect ready made meals.  7 meals in a one off drop costs £25, just £3.80 per meal.  Free meals are available for those who cannot afford these costs.  Telephone 01453 367499 or email meals@thelongtableonline.com  Please click the link for full information. Long Table Information

Food Banks – all food banks are closed but people can still be referred via Citizens Advice Bureau or P3 https://www.p3charity.org/  or telephone  0808 168 2443

Although church buildings have been closed and notices to that effect have been placed on the gates of St John the Baptist, France Lynch. The porch remains open on its timer (9am to 5pm) for anyone wishing to donate food to the foodbank.

USEFUL LINKS

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Stroud District Council

At this time, when many people are dealing with unfamiliar, stressful and sometimes frightening circumstances, could we please request that everyone considers the impact of their actions on their neighbours. While this might seem like an opportunity to prune the garden, please don’t burn the waste as that could create additional problems for people already potentially dealing with breathing difficulties. Similarly, opening your windows and playing music at high volumes might make you feel better, but it will just make everyone else’s life less tolerable. Please, think about other people, be kind and keep your activities reasonable.

https://www.stroud.gov.uk/news-archive/statement-covid-19-community-resilience-in-stroud-district

https://www.stroud.gov.uk/news-archive/coronavirus-covid-19-advice

https://www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/bins-rubbish-and-recycling

https://www.stroud.gov.uk/health-wellbeing/coronavirus/latest-updates

Gloucestershire County Council

http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/covid-19

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/covid-19-information-and-advice/office-for-national-statistics-deaths-involving-covid-19/

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/advice-on-covid-19/

Its important that we all continue to follow the national advice and guidance which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/

BBC up to-date news

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-51921683

Stay safe during this challenging time.