Reepham Good Neighbours

REEPHAM GOOD NEIGHBOURS

Reepham Good Neighbours are looking for volunteers.

Would you like to be a helping hand with;

• Lifts, for example, to the GP or a hospital appointment
• Picking up a prescription
• Getting shopping
• Being someone to talk to, a friendly ear
• Helping with tidying up a garden
•  Dog walking
• Other simple tasks

Would you be willing to help local people with any of these things? Volunteering is flexible – you decide what you do and when. Training is provided and expenses are covered. The scheme offers the chance to be part of making your community a place where people look out for each other.

To contact us for help, to find out more or to volunteer to help others, please contact is: 07936 576684 or email rgns@hotmail.co.uk

Stimpsons Piece Charity

Community at Heart Lottery – Stimpson’s Piece

The Town Council, as Trustees of Stimpsons Piece have launched their lottery page for the Community at Heart lottery. Please show your support;

https://www.broadland.gov.uk/info/200152/your_community/661/community_at_heart_lottery

 

Tickets cost £1 and when supporters buy a ticket they will be able to choose where they want their money to go – 50% of ticket sales will go to the person’s nominated good cause and 10% will go into a community fund run by Broadland District Council to benefit local good causes. The remaining 40% will go towards the prize money.

There will be a weekly draw with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers. The other prizes available are £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.

 

Corona Virus Covid-19

Corona Virus Covid-19

Reepham Town Council would like to urge residents to follow the national advice with regards to corona virus. Daily updates can be found on;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

It is recommended that advice is taken from this site as opposed to newspapers, social media or knowledge from others. This is an evolving real-time situation, so it is important to understand the most up to date advice.

As a community we will all be aware of neighbours, friends and family members who may be vulnerable and at risk, as well as lonely, so do what you can to help.

Most importantly, stay safe out there, look out for each other. Residents are encouraged to stand together at this difficult time and together we can ensure that community spirit prevails.

ALLOTMENTS
This is the full guidance from The National Allotment Society https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/

‘The National Allotment Society is working to support plot-holders and associations so that they can continue to work their plots and manage sites in a safe and secure manner during the pandemic. We are all living through a crisis, the likes of which the country has not experienced since war time. The community spirit that exists on allotment sites is now vitally important. Please remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times. This is a constantly changing situation and we will review this page on a regular basis.

Please remember to carry on using social distancing and taking hygiene precautions when visiting the site and touching communal surfaces. Plot-holders over 70 years of age, regardless of general health are particularly vulnerable. It may feel safe on an allotment site but there are still risks.

During the current lockdown you can continue to exercise alone, with one other person or with your household or support bubble. This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.’

Stimpson’s Piece and Overton Way Play area

The play areas remain open,  children are allowed to play on the play equipment, but the council is keen to remind people that social distancing continues to apply.

Both children and adults should continue to stay 2M apart from people outside their bubble where ever possible, avoid touching their face and not share equipment. They are also being asked not to eat or drink in the play areas and to stay away if they or anyone in their household feels unwell.

As it isn’t possible for us to keep all play areas sanitised, visitors are being advised to bring their own wipes to clean the equipment alongside their hand sanitiser. Any used wipes should be placed in the bins provided or taken home if they are full.

A risk assessment of the play area has been carried out and the equipment is regularly inspected. Please follow the guidance and stay safe.