Mar 212020

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus – Support is only a phone call away.

The Parish Council has circulated a flyer to all households in the village to ensure you have all the support you may require during this difficult time.

The situation concerning the Coronavirus is changing by the minute and many of us will be staying at home for the time being, even if we are not unwell at this stage, in an effort to simply stay away from areas which might be contaminated.  

As a result there will undoubtedly come a time when some of us may need help with getting food supplies or picking up medication. Self-isolation will become wearing for us all and knowing that you can send an Email or make a simple phone call to friendly voice in the village may make all the difference.

If you are self-isolating, we can help.

1. Picking up prescriptions

2. Picking up shopping you have orderd.

3. A friendly phone call.

4. Posting mail.

5. Urgent supplies.

Ways to contact support in the village.

If you have an email address please let Bianca Rush our Parish clerk have details at  newingtonparishclerk@gmail.com

If you are in need of help and don’t have access to emails please call one of the councillors on the numbers below and they will help wherever possible.

We will also place any important information on this website.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/277999312812730/

There is also a facebook page just for Newington residents if you wish to communicate to neighbours or just want to keep up with local news.

If you would like to volunteer to help please contact Bianca Rush our Parish clerk with your details at  newingtonparishclerk@gmail.com

Contact details of the Parish councillors 

James Nettleton (Chair) 07703 341857

Graham Howlett 01865 891289

Mike Black 01865 890974

Peter Ablett 07427 592189

Duncan Howlett 01865 400305

Guidelines issued by the Government can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus and provides up to date reliable information.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/

OTHER  VOLUNTEERS

Mel Grierson  01865 400113

Mel can also help if you need to set up a Facebook page to join the “Friends & Residents of Newington”

Please be wary of Coronavirus related scams online – there has been a reported increase in scam activity. Be wary of adverts for hard-to-get goods, and don’t click unknown links in emails, texts, or posts.

Find comprehensive information to help keep you safe online, please visit www.getsafeonline.org/coronavirus