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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Wednesday 18th March 2020:
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Wednesday 1st April 2020:
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Name Area Covered Email Telephone Rhiannon Davies Powis Lane/Old Hill rhiannondavies1982@googlemail.com 07817765970 Leigh & Victoria Abbosh Point Road/Pound Hill labbosh@hotmail.com 07500113279 Krista Leffers  Sandford Leaze 7824428527 Mel & Richard Young Sandford Leaze leffersk@gmail.com 01453833374 Jo and Steve Harris Sandford Leaze harrisje17@gmail.com Jane Maud West End maud.jane@gmail.com 07885041786 Jane Stimpson Tetbury Hill jane@stimpsons.net 07989152562 Jan Butler Rectory Lane 18-38 + 11 jan.butler333@googlemail.com 07808340557 Alison Winkfield Pike Hs, 1-7 Pike Hs Mews, Old Rectory, Quary Hill Hs, 1&2 Lee Cott, Sandford Lodge  & Hs, Barn & Cottage, Mullions Alisonwinkfield@gmail.com Katy Upton Old Hill 1,5,7,9,9a,11,13 & Brook House on Hampton Hill katywingrove@hotmail.co.uk 07806614735 Tim Jackson Woodstock Lane tnjackson@btinternet.com 07070700929 Jane Archer Happy to co-ordinate New Inn Lane/Orchards Fields (In isolation until 28th March) jwhaley1@aol.com 07812137161 John Hetterley Orchard Field & New Inn Lane john@avening-pc.gov.uk 07729637411 Chandy & James Rogers 4 Properties at Avening House - Also happy to help anyone with Mowing and tydying  gardens etc chandra.rodgers65@gmail.com 07734971211 Caz Bodam-Whetan Nags Head casbw@btinternet.com Martyn Hanley Mays Lane and Star Lane Martyn@aveningcourt.co.uk Amy Carrington High Street between The Bell and The Matilda amy.carrington@hotmail.com Kristiane Maseyk 32 to 52 High Street TBA 01453 836515 Christine Howell Lawrence Road parishclerk@avening-pc.gov.uk 07748208784 Tracy Allen Mill Lane Tracy._.Brown@icloud.com Emma Brookes High Street between The Bell and The Matilda emmabrookes88@gmail.com Jules Bowsher Whatapp for Woodstock Lane 07940716941 Nick Leitch Mays Lane and Star Lane Bespokestone@yahoo.co.uk Name General offers of help Email Telephone Michael Metcalfe Willing to help where needed Lives at 3 Woodstock Close m_metcalfe75@hotmail.com 07749757949 Katrina Lort Willing to help where need katrinalort@gmail.com 07810072063 Faye Harvey Willing to help where need fayeharvey2122@gmail.com 07814776596 Amy Carrington Dog walking amy.carrington@hotmail.com
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 The Avening Community Coronavirus Team Neighbourhood Network Newsletter #1 Hello! We’ve put together this newsletter to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the village and to make sure you all feel supported during these days of social distancing. We’re delighted that by the end of the weekend, the whole village will be covered by neighbour networks, and/or supported by the Parish Council and other village volunteers. We’ve heard many, many stories of how these networks are helping people get the medicines they need, how people are sharing trips to the shops, helping those struggling with IT and coming up with all sorts of ways to brighten up the lockdown. Below are some useful links to official and reputable sites which you might like to use – and in particular please see the government’s important advice on how to help people safely. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely--2?utm_source=bccba0fc-abf4-40ef-a963- 11435fbc765a&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate If you have any concerns about your own safety or have a safeguarding concern about others please tell Avening Parish Council immediately. Many of you are keeping an eye on older residents and may be interested in the information pack put together by Age UK Gloucestershire for community groups supporting older people. It can be accessed here: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/gloucestershire/our-services/advice-for- community-groups-about-safeguarding.pdf There are a number of Dementia Friends in the village and Jennie South (jennie.south@btopenworld.com) and Clare Bebbington (ccbebbs@gmail.com) have trained as Dementia Friends Champions. This is may be an especially challenging time for people living with dementia and their carers so if you (or someone you know) want to talk to a ‘friend’ in the village please don’t hesitate to get in touch. The Alzheimers Society has lots of useful information and a special helpline (https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-connect-support-line) if you need it. Around the Village Those who are finding it difficult to fund essential items of food may apply to the Mark Townsend Trust for a food voucher. You can do this by phone: 01453 832799 or 07887242287 or by email: themarktownsendcharitabletrust@hotmail.com or on the website: https://themarktownsendcharitabletrust.com/ or on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fthemarktownsendcharitabletrust.com%2Fapply%2F&t=Apply The Bell (836422) is open for takeaway Indian meals – and keeps one barrel on tap if anyone wants to add a beer (or two). Phone ahead with an order, enter through one door, leave through another and treat yourself to a night out at home. A new Facebook page, Wild About Avening, has been started by Avening ecologist, Phoebe Carter. She’s sharing wildlife sightings around the village and we hope to be launching an Avening community birdwatch in the next week or so. The Avening Community Café will be holding its first Zoom Café next Tuesday between 9.30 and 11.30. You can dial in at any time for a catch-up or just a bit of virtual company over your morning cuppa. Email Clare Bebbington on ccbebbs@gmail.com if you’d like dial-in details. The Café is also setting up an Avening Little Cups of Kindness donation scheme. The Cafe has set up two donation points (6 Old Hill and 14 High Street) to collect donations for the two Café charities (the Mark Townsend Trust and Stroud Women’s Refuge). So if you would have spent money at the Café on a cuppa and a cake please do consider donating to these charities (or any other charity) instead. There is a plant and seed swap outside Number 14 High Street, run by Elizabeth Buchanan on behalf of the Community Café. There is a pot for donations which will be shared between the Mark Townsend Trust and the Stroud Women’s Refuge. You can also make foodbank donations of food at No. 14. All non-perishable food items welcome. There is a book swap/giveaway for adults and children outside 6 Old Hill run by Clare Bebbington and outside 44 High Street run by Sheelagh O’Kelly on behalf of the Community Cafe. The kids’ book swap is proving popular, so if anyone has a few good quality childrens’ books please add them to the box! The boxes are disinfected regularly and new books added from time to time. At the suggestion of Pete Barton we’ll be championing a ‘five a day’ litter pick. Take a pair of thick gloves and pick up five pieces of litter on your daily walk. Pete has a ‘picker’ available if anyone wants to be more ambitious! Avening Church itself is closed but worship of God and care for others continue. To keep in touch with the Church you may like to go to: www.achurchnearyou.com/church/14317/. This includes links to acts of worship, local and national, and other resources. Some of our church community are making regular phone calls to other villagers. If you would like a call or know someone who would please let Gerald South know on 01453 883456 or gp.south@btopenworld.com. This Sunday is Palm Sunday and you can collect a Palm Cross from the front garden of 14 Hight Street. The supermarkets seem to be better organised as time goes on, with reduced waiting times and near-complete stock. There are a number of other local companies delivering to Avening – for example The Priory (502251) is delivering fresh fruit and veg boxes locally, as well as meals. Brutons (832826) hardware in Nailsworth will supply ironmongery if you call ahead and collect outside the store. If you have any advice on what is working and what isn’t please contact Clare Bebbington on ccbebbs@gmail.com and we’ll include in subsequent newsletters. Opening times and services offered by local shops, pharmacies and other companies are changing all the time. Good sources of local information are Minchinhampton Life (https://minchinhampton.life) and the Avening, Minchinhampton and Tetbury Chat and information page on Facebook. Teddy bears and rainbows are appearing in windows around the village to brighten up daily exercise for younger children. And of course Avening makes a LOT of noise when we clap for the NHS frontline workers, for carers, supermarket staff and the thousands of other people who are working flat out to help us all through the crisis. We’d like to pay a special tribute to Jane Rushton and her team at Avening Primary School for looking after the children of key workers and continuing to do this through what would have been the school holidays. Any comments and suggestions for the newsletter, please contact Clare Bebbington (ccbebbs@gmail.com) Stay safe and stay connected. With best wishes and thanks for everything you’re doing, Avening Parish Council Useful links to help you at home: Home FITNESS: (Short workouts to keep you fit at home) • NHS fitness studio: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/ • NHS home workouts: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos/ PE with JOE on YouTube daily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk Mind puzzles and games to help distraction: https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/how-can-i-distract-myself/games-and-puzzles/ Sleep ideas to assist disturbed sleep: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/sleep/ Wellbeing with Covid anxiety: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ Breathing exercises to reduce stress: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ways-relieve-stress/ • Relaxation tips: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/relaxation/relaxation-tips/ Audio-Guides for Wellbeing: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/moodzone-mental-wellbeing- audio-guides (To open the links above either press the control key down and hold while you left click on the link or right click once on the link and then click ‘open hyperlink’ on the options that come up.)
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