THE PARISH OFFICE
The Parish Council office is closed until further notice. Where practical, Council Meetings are being conducted on line; there are no meetings at the Parish Office and Staff are working from home.
The Government has closed all play areas, this includes those in the Parish at Headley Village Green, Headey Playing Fields and Standford Green. Wider grounds remain open for exercise but social distancing of 2m is required. Headley Parish Council thanks you for your co-operation in respecting these important measures to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus.
LIPHOOK ROAD ALLOTMENTS
You are currently permitted to visit your plot either on your own or with members of your household. DO NOT VISIT IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS SELF-ISOLATING.
Please follow these rules whilst attending your plot:
- Observe 2 metre “Social Distancing” with other tenants
- Do not gather for a chat, even if 2 metres apart
- Keep hand sanitiser with you / in your shed and wash your hands regularly
- Use hand sanitiser before opening / closing gate locks
- Do not share tools
- Only one tenant should work the plot unless living in the same household
- See also advice on visiting your plot from the National Allotment Society.
SOURCES OF ADVICE
NATIONAL SCHEMES TO ASSIST THOSE IN NEED
Hampshire County Council has launched its Hantshelp4vulnerable helpline: 0330 370 4000. It is aimed at vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with practical issues. Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm.
NHS VOLUNTEER RESPONDER SCHEME
The NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme is supporting the most vulnerable. The 1.5m most at risk should have received a letter setting out help available. Register here to get Coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person.
RESPONSES FROM OTHER LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Hampshire County Council, its response and priorities.
East Hampshire District Council: Click here for details on changes in services and here for the statement on leading the community response with support, services and supplies.
Your local MP, Damian Hinds, information and advice for individuals and businesses, covering health, travel, financial, help with utilities and banking, education and learning support
INFORMATION ON SUPPORT SCHEMES
COVID-19 COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP
Grayshott Parish Council are working with the Covid-19 Community Support Group providing volunteers to help residents of Grayshott and surrounding villages with shopping and errands.
Do you know someone who's isolated by the coronavirus? We're a group of local volunteers who would like to assist any of our neighbours who need help at this time.
If you need help call:
- 01428 748655 (between 10am and 5pm)
Working with Grayshott and Churt Parish Councils and St. Luke's Church. Further information here.
HAMPSHIRE VOLUNTARY SERVICE
Residents across Hampshire are mobilising to offer in-kind support to the response effort, with many pop-up local community and mutual aid groups forming. Residents wanted to give time / skills should contact their local Council for Voluntary Service organisation, which will direct them to where support is most needed. Contact details for all Hampshire CVSs are available via https://www.hampshirecvs.org.uk/volunteering/. These webpages are being updated daily.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Children eligible for free school meals are to be offered vouchers, food or meals to make sure they continue to receive support, even if they are no longer attending school, with immediate effect. Guidance for schools and local authorities on FSM arrangements has also been issued.
Business Hampshire has published a new webpage setting out advice, guidance and support to businesses affected by COVID-19. Through Business Hampshire, the County Council is working with local unitary authorities to deploy the Government’s package of support.
HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS
The Government has agreed new emergency measures with the energy sector to protect domestic energy supply for those most in need or facing financial distress.
CITIZEN ADVICE BUREAU (CAB)
The CAB will continue to provide advice to East Hampshire residents, but this will be via telephone as all offices are closed to visitors. Please call the Adviceline 0300 3309 028 (East Hampshire residents only).
In addition, please visit their website www.citizensadvice.org.uk as a first point of call, which has up to date guidance including relating to Coronavirus. You can also email via this website as well as chat via their web chat facility via the Contact Us Page on the website.
LOCAL HOME DELIVERY OR COLLECTION SERVICES
Headley Fine Foods, High Street, Headley
Takeaway service of ready meals and essentials including eggs, pasta, rice & potatoes.
Tel 01428 714348. Please note there is no delivery service.
If you are self-isolating or shielding you can arrange delivery via the COVID-19 COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP.
Mill Lane Farm Shop
Open daily between 10am – 3pm. Orders for home delivery are available. Tel 01428 717005.
The Crown, Arford
Our The Crown At Home take away menu is here to stay and will be available on Fridays and Sundays by pre-order in advance.
Tel 01428 288090
The Hollybush, High Street
Tel 01428 712211
The Royal Exchange – Lindford
Tel 01252 913 513.
St Francis Food Bank, Headley Down
Contact Pauline Firman 01428 714095 or Eileen Matthews 07731 535967 for further information.
Thursdays between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.
Bordon Food Bank, St. Marks Church
https://www.facebook.com/BordonFoodBank/ or Contact 07966 522911.
Wednesdays between 10am – 12.30pm.