A major incident has been declared by the Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum (LRF) to help with the multi-agency response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
This declaration has been made to make sure all agencies are able to work together more effectively in the event of reduced staffing levels and an increase in demand. It has not been made because agencies are unable to cope.
During this challenging period, it is heartening to hear lots of stories of kindness from friends and neighbours caring for one another. But we must remain vigilant and rely upon those we know and trust. Sadly there have been a couple of incidents where callers have arrived on doorways offering to do shopping, claiming to be good Samaritans. They have taken money and a shopping list but never returned. Unfortunately there are some people who will always take advantage of any crisis to steal from those in need. Please do not fall foul to this and only rely upon people you know or trust to help you.
Congresbury Methodist Church have collected food for the Weston Food Bank for quite some time. With the current COVID19 situation many people are self isolating, including the organisers, John & Kath Chaplin. So it is suggested the way forward to help the Foodbank, for the time being at least, is by going online and making monetary donations. The need for donations &/or food is getting greater daily. John & Kath thank everyone, on behalf of the Food Bank, for the donations over recent years, but are sorry they personally cannot deliver any produce at the moment.
Is there is anyone who feels that they can take over the deliveries,? If so that would be great – please email John or Kath on email@example.com or phone 01934 830128
Avon & Somerset Police have asked people to note that there is a new scam email advising that you are entitled to a tax refund of £128.34.
The email states that this is a precautionary measure in cooperation with National Insurance and National Health Services, It is NOT. It goes on to suggest the funds can help protect yourself against COVID-19 and to access the funds now by clicking on the blue hyperlink, Please DO NOT do this.
North Wales Police have advised this has already cost the public more than £800,000 in a month and to contact Action Fraud for advice on: 0300 123 2040
The White Hart is now offering a full takeaway with local free delievery service of their freshly cooked food. They have extended their range with a golden years menu. See their Facebook page. To order or have any special request please call them on 01934 833303.
We have taken the decision to close the Community Café for the foreseeable future due to the latest Government advice issued to stop non-essential contact with others. We will re-open as soon as practically possible.
With regret, due to the current coronavirus situation, the Senior Citizens Lunch Club which is usually held in the Old School Rooms, has been suspended forthwith. Members will be advised when we are able to continue.
NB. DUE TO THE CURRENT CLIMATE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS BUG WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED AND REGRET WE NEED TO POSTPONE THE WEEKLY O-90s COFFEE MORNINGS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE BUT WILL INFORM YOU ALL WHEN WE RETURN TO NORMAL. PLEASE LET ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT YOU THINK MAY NOT KNOW THIS All our love and best wishes John and Kathleen
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