There is now a WhatsApp group for the village to assist with villagers that may be in need.
Andrew of Amberley has organised this & residents are putting in a window a Red (I need assistance) or Green (I'm okay) card. Various people of the village have volunteered to monitor patches/areas of the village, but please, all, if see a Red card in a window, please assist. It may be they just need some shopping.
There is also an Alvescot neighbours on Nextdoor group too run by Jenny Insch of Gassons Mead
Due to the recent virus - if you have booked the village hall or hold regular classes in the hall under the circumstances this is now cancelled/postponed until further notice from the government.
Please contact Terry Morris if you have any issues relating.
In light of yesterdays (16.3.2020) advice from the government in a press conference, where the advice was to avoid non essential social contact including clubs ect .. it seems sensible to stop activitys in community buildings. Some activities are essential like lunch clubs but they contain people in the highly vulnerable category and so unfortunately I think they should definitley stop (volunteers running these activites may have already stopped them). . This is not mandatory advice but a decision has to be made.
There is also this new paper on social distancing, which makes it clear that activities in smaller public places should be avoided.
Further guidance on the Gov.uk website says https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
Background and Scope of Guidance. This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the ...
It says in this social distancing guidance that we need to -
Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs
Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
It seems to me that if we are to avoid gatherings with friends and family, then we should avoid other social gatherings too.
Some exeptions might be dance classes ect for children, schools are still open after all! But I don't think they will be for much longer.
Anything with people over 70 who are vulnerable must stop now, also pregnant women need to be protected.
I am going to email again with advice from an insurance company and anything else that seems helpful.
Please do email or phone me if you have any questions, I'm working from home and you can talk to me on 07909775661,
Following on from the latest Committee meeting (3.2.2020)the following dates of things happening in the village hall & Muga were mentioned, so we hope that you can pop them in your diary to join in:-
June 20th, Saturday 13:30 (ish)Village Fete - all details to follow regarding this super fun event on the Muga will be posted on the Fete page as soon as it happens
September 19th, Saturday 10:00 - 12:00 Pink & Blue Coffee Morning. In the Village Hall. Please come along to this event, bring a cake or two & sample others baking with a cup of tea or coffee. This is a charity event - further details to follow
October 10th, Saturday 19:30 Village Hall Fun Quiz night/including supper (mostly home made dishes) entry fee & further details to follow closer to the date
November 5th, Thursday 18:00 Bon Fire Night - On the Muga with stalls of Hot Mulled wine, Tea/Coffee, Hot dogs etc - Free, but donations welcome towards the cost of the display - Further details to follow
Other events taking place in the village will be displayed here & on the Whats on page as soon as information is forth coming.
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