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Coronavirus support

How we can support each other

How can parishioners in Reed keep in touch, look out for each other and get assistance, if needed, over the coming months? Reed is renowned for its strong community spirit and it is very important that we know that the village, as well as friends and family, are there to help. Below are details of how you can obtain support by phone, email or social networks. There is also a local milk delivery service, and other services offering home delivery or takeaway meals. And volunteers are holding some online village events. Details of some of these support mechanisms have already been set out in a leaflet delivered to all Reed households. You can download the leaflet here. More information will be added when it becomes available. Call a Parish Councillor on 01763 877590 Contact the Parish Council by email at contact@reedparishcouncil.co.uk And a village support group has set up WhatsApp and Facebook groups which will enable you to keep in touch, ask for assistance or offer help. If you would like to offer help and support to others, please let us know.

What help and support might look like:

Making sure you have the food and medicine you require Getting you to hospital and doctors’ appointments Collecting your books from the library Collecting a parcel for you Having a friendly person to chat with

Reed Coronavirus Support Group

A private Facebook group to facilitate support and communication within the Reed community and those with a connection with Reed over the coming weeks. To join 1. Visit Reed Coronavirus Support Group when you’re logged into Facebook. (Or search in Facebook for “Reed Support Group” - omitting “coronavirus”). 2. Click the "Join Group" button in the group's main menu to send a request to join the group. The page will ask you to answer a simple question about your connections to Reed - we want to keep it a local, community page. 3. Check your notifications. Once a moderator of approves your membership, Facebook sends you a notification of the approval and group posts immediately begin to appear in your news feed. The above groups complement the public Reed Village Facebook page and, of course, this website.

Delivery services

It is now much easier than it was to obtain delivery or click-and-collect slots from local supermarkets, especially if you can book a week or more ahead. Tesco usually have slots a week or ten days ahead. Ocado and Morrisons have recently released more slots. Other supermarket delivery slots are available too. The following services remained available during the lockdown and were used successfully by local residents. Fisher and Woods, wholesalers of Saffron Walden, will deliver boxed fresh vegetables, fruit, salads and other items like bread, milk and eggs on a weekly basis on Wednesdays. Orders need to be in by 4pm Monday: tel. 07885 267200 or 01799 581620; email olly@fisherandwoods.co.uk. Pay by card. Burtons Butchers, also Saffron Walden, will deliver various hampers of meat from £25 upwards. Call Lin between 8am and 2pm to order with free delivery: 07720 862568 Frog End Pet Supplies will deliver pet supplies free to the village. Perhaps link, through the WhatsApp or Facebook groups, with others in Reed who are ordering. Tel. Frog End on 01763 263342. They can also deliver gas. Nick Charter, Royston Market fruit and veg supplies. Delivery, or pick up from the market on Wed. or Sat. Tel. 07851827498; email: stiveswholesale@outlook.com Clarks of Ware are offering delivery on their prize-winning sausages. Call Julian Clark on 07914 487420. Grape Tree are offering delivery on spends over £35. They sell nuts, dried fruits, pulses, oats, seeds, herbs and spices and many other ingredients that you may not be able to get from the supermarket. Maybe look at sharing an order with your neighbours. Website: grapetree.co.uk Bury Lane Farm Shop has now reopened and their delivery service has been wound down. Jayne/Backstreet Catering - 07956 450 292 One of Royston’s market stalls is offering free deliveries of pies, cottage pie, Cornish pasties, scotch eggs, sausage rolls, a selection of cakes and their regular breakfast and lunch menu within a 5 mile radius of Royston. Deliveries Wednesdays & Saturdays. Paul Joyce – independent milkman – milk, eggs, cheese, juice, bread, butter, yoghurt delivered to your door. Tel: 07115 606189. Email: paul.ems@yahoo.com Meals on Wheels – 0330 2000 103 Herts Independent Living provide a range of services and are continuing to operate throughout the Covid-19 crisis

Pub Takeaways/deliveries

Local pubs have now reopened, although some have limited hours. Covid-secure arrangements mean that most pubs are asking customers to book in advance, even if they only wish to have a drink. Check each pub’s website or social media for details. The Woodman, Nuthampstead The pub is now open and the takeaway service is continuing. Email enquiries@thewoodman-inn.co.uk to order or call 01763 848328. www.thewoodman-inn.co.uk. Follow them on Facebook for the latest information. The Chequers, Barley - The pub is now open. The takeaway service is continuing. A limited pizza/pasta menu is available for delivery within 5 miles of the pub (not Royston town). Follow The Chequers on Facebook for the latest information. Call 01763 849144 to order. The Fox and Hounds, Barley - is open Wednesdays to Sunday for dine-in and takeaway. Tel 01763 802505 for enquiries, and visit their website. The Tally Ho, Barkway - is open for drinks and periodic takeaways from visiting mobile restaurants. Call 848071 or email saleesha.hall@gmail.com for enquiries, and check their social media. British Raj Express – 01763 244544 or 244522 are offering free of charge delivery.

Transport

If you need transport and do not have the use of a car, please contact us though one of the methods set out above and we will endeavour to find a volunteer who can help.

Online village events

Village volunteers are hosting some online events using Zoom, the videoconferencing platform. Please follow Facebook or WhatsApp for information about the latest events, including the links you will need to join the event. The events will be secure and carefully moderated by the hosts. You can take part from a computer or laptop (provided it has a webcam and microphone), smartphone or tablet. Here’s how to join. From a PC, just follow the meeting link. If you have not used Zoom before it will ask you to install a small programme called the Zoom client. Once it’s installed you can just follow the prompts to enter the meeting. From a phone or tablet, you should use the dedicated Zoom apps. Click on the relevant link below from your phone or tablet. If you need further help feel free to contact the webmaster.

For mind and morale

Healthy Hub – 01462 474111 / healthyhub@north-herts.gov.uk For information and advice on how to stay mentally and physically well during this challenging time, contact the Healthy Hub. Click for the website. Phillimore Garden Centre is taking orders; they will deliver seeds & plants within a 10 mile radius. They have asked for people to join together when placing orders for a central pick up point. Tel. 01763 260537, www.phillimoregc.co.uk Poultons Buildings Supplies – free deliveries.. They deliver bulk bags of garden compost, top soil plus other landscaping and building materials. www.jackpoulton.co.uk

Television and streaming specials

Please note that some of the listings below have been “paused” during the summer. The National Theatre has started broadcasting plays on Thursday evenings via YouTube. Click here for more information. If you’re a fan of opera, you might be interested in offerings from The Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne on Youtube. More information here, or Search online #Ourhousetoyourhouse Musicals: Andrew Lloyd Webber is also making some of his musicals available on Youtube. Musicals are being streamed every Friday at 7pm. Search “The Show Must Go On” on Youtube. For parents and children Home-Schooling: The BBC is offering an enhanced daily educational programme of streamed lessons and follow-up work, which will be age-targeted for children from 5 to 14, fronted by teachers and celebrities. See the BBC Teach website for more details. This supplements and develops the BBC Bitesize educational pages.

Reed Covid19 Support WhatsApp Group

This group is for Reed villagers and people with a connection to the village to seek and offer support during the COVID-19 crisis. You can join by sending a text to 07909 524986
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© Reed Parish Council 2020
Reed Village
The website of Reed Parish Council

What help and support might look like:

Making sure you have the food and medicine you require Getting you to hospital and doctors’ appointments Collecting your books from the library Collecting a parcel for you Having a friendly person to chat with
Reed Covid19 Support WhatsApp Group This group is for Reed villagers and people with a connection to the village to seek and offer support during the COVID-19 crisis.  You can join by sending a text to  07909 524986

Reed Coronavirus Support

Group

A private Facebook group to facilitate support and communication within the Reed community and those with a connection with Reed over the coming weeks. To join 1. Visit Reed Coronavirus Support Group when you’re logged into Facebook. (Or search in Facebook for “Reed Support Group” - omitting “coronavirus”). 2. Click the "Join Group" button in the group's main menu to send a request to join the group. The page will ask you to answer a simple question about your connections to Reed - we want to keep it a local, community page. 3. Check your notifications. Once a moderator of approves your membership, Facebook sends you a notification of the approval and group posts immediately begin to appear in your news feed. The above groups complement the public Reed Village Facebook page and, of course, this website.

Delivery services

It is now much easier than it was to obtain delivery or click-and-collect slots from local supermarkets, especially if you can book a week or more ahead. Tesco usually have slots a week or ten days ahead. Ocado and Morrisons have recently released more slots. Other supermarket delivery slots are available too. The following services remained available during the lockdown and were used successfully by local residents. Fisher and Woods, wholesalers of Saffron Walden, will deliver boxed fresh vegetables, fruit, salads and other items like bread, milk and eggs on a weekly basis on Wednesdays. Orders need to be in by 4pm Monday: tel. 07885 267200 or 01799 581620; email olly@fisherandwoods.co.uk. Pay by card. Burtons Butchers, also Saffron Walden, will deliver various hampers of meat from £25 upwards. Call Lin between 8am and 2pm to order with free delivery: 07720 862568 Frog End Pet Supplies will deliver pet supplies free to the village. Perhaps link, through the WhatsApp or Facebook groups, with others in Reed who are ordering. Tel. Frog End on 01763 263342. They can also deliver gas. Nick Charter, Royston Market fruit and veg supplies. Delivery, or pick up from the market on Wed. or Sat. Tel. 07851827498; email: stiveswholesale@outlook.com Clarks of Ware are offering delivery on their prize- winning sausages. Call Julian Clark on 07914 487420. Grape Tree are offering delivery on spends over £35. They sell nuts, dried fruits, pulses, oats, seeds, herbs and spices and many other ingredients that you may not be able to get from the supermarket. Maybe look at sharing an order with your neighbours. Website: grapetree.co.uk Bury Lane Farm Shop has now reopened and their delivery service has been wound down. Jayne/Backstreet Catering - 07956 450 292 One of Royston’s market stalls is offering free deliveries of pies, cottage pie, Cornish pasties, scotch eggs, sausage rolls, a selection of cakes and their regular breakfast and lunch menu within a 5 mile radius of Royston. Deliveries Wednesdays & Saturdays. Paul Joyce – independent milkman – milk, eggs, cheese, juice, bread, butter, yoghurt delivered to your door. Tel: 07115 606189. Email: paul.ems@yahoo.com Meals on Wheels – 0330 2000 103 Herts Independent Living provide a range of services and are continuing to operate throughout the Covid-19 crisis

Pub Takeaways/deliveries

Local pubs have now reopened, although some have limited hours. Covid-secure arrangements mean that most pubs are asking customers to book in advance, even if they only wish to have a drink. Check each pub’s website or social media for details. The Woodman, Nuthampstead The pub is now open and the takeaway service is continuing. Email enquiries@thewoodman-inn.co.uk to order or call 01763 848328. www.thewoodman-inn.co.uk. Follow them on Facebook for the latest information. The Chequers, Barley - The pub is now open. The takeaway service is continuing. A limited pizza/pasta menu is available for delivery within 5 miles of the pub (not Royston town). Follow The Chequers on Facebook for the latest information. Call 01763 849144 to order. The Fox and Hounds, Barley - is open Wednesdays to Sunday for dine-in and takeaway. Tel 01763 802505 for enquiries, and visit their website. The Tally Ho, Barkway - is open for drinks and periodic takeaways from visiting mobile restaurants. Call 848071 or email saleesha.hall@gmail.com for enquiries, and check their social media. British Raj Express – 01763 244544 or 244522 are offering free of charge delivery.

Transport

If you need transport and do not have the use of a car, please contact us though one of the methods set out above and we will endeavour to find a volunteer who can help.

Coronavirus

support

How we can support each other

How can parishioners in Reed keep in touch, look out for each other and get assistance, if needed, over the coming months? Reed is renowned for its strong community spirit and it is very important that we know that the village, as well as friends and family, are there to help. Below are details of how you can obtain support by phone, email or social networks. There is also a local milk delivery service, and other services offering home delivery or takeaway meals. And volunteers are holding some online village events. Details of some of these support mechanisms have already been set out in a leaflet delivered to all Reed households. You can download the leaflet here. More information will be added when it becomes available. Call a Parish Councillor on 01763 877590 Contact the Parish Council by email at contact@reedparishcouncil.co.uk And a village support group has set up WhatsApp and Facebook groups which will enable you to keep in touch, ask for assistance or offer help. If you would like to offer help and support to others, please let us know.

Online village events

Village volunteers are hosting some online events using Zoom, the videoconferencing platform. Please follow Facebook or WhatsApp for information about the latest events, including the links you will need to join the event. The events will be secure and carefully moderated by the hosts. You can take part from a computer or laptop (provided it has a webcam and microphone), smartphone or tablet. Here’s how to join. From a PC, just follow the meeting link. If you have not used Zoom before it will ask you to install a small programme called the Zoom client. Once it’s installed you can just follow the prompts to enter the meeting. From a phone or tablet, you should use the dedicated Zoom apps. Click on the relevant link below from your phone or tablet. If you need further help feel free to contact the webmaster.

For mind and morale

Healthy Hub – 01462 474111 / healthyhub@north- herts.gov.uk For information and advice on how to stay mentally and physically well during this challenging time, contact the Healthy Hub. Click for the website. Phillimore Garden Centre is taking orders; they will deliver seeds & plants within a 10 mile radius. They have asked for people to join together when placing orders for a central pick up point. Tel. 01763 260537, www.phillimoregc.co.uk Poultons Buildings Supplies – free deliveries.. They deliver bulk bags of garden compost, top soil plus other landscaping and building materials. www.jackpoulton.co.uk

Television and streaming specials

Please note that some of the listings below have been “paused” during the summer. The National Theatre has started broadcasting plays on Thursday evenings via YouTube. Click here for more information. If you’re a fan of opera, you might be interested in offerings from The Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne on Youtube. More information here, or Search online #Ourhousetoyourhouse Musicals: Andrew Lloyd Webber is also making some of his musicals available on Youtube. Musicals are being streamed every Friday at 7pm. Search “The Show Must Go On” on Youtube. For parents and children Home-Schooling: The BBC is offering an enhanced daily educational programme of streamed lessons and follow-up work, which will be age-targeted for children from 5 to 14, fronted by teachers and celebrities. See the BBC Teach website for more details. This supplements and develops the BBC Bitesize educational pages.