Welcome to another COVID-19 edition of BUZZ Roundup – keeping you up to speed with village matters during these extraordinary times.
Will you be banging on your doorstep tonight?
It can’t have escaped anyone’s notice, even here in quiet Keevil, how much momentum the Clap For Our Carers campaign has gained over the last three weeks. Every Thursday at 8pm, people across the UK come together on their doorsteps and balconies to clap, cheer, bang saucepans or bongo drums to recognise and give thanks to our NHS workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic every day, as well as carers and keyworkers everywhere. It’s quite a morale boost to hear the noise we can make to show our appreciation! See you out there again tonight – from a safe distance, of course 🙂
Easter Cross blossoms…
There might not have been an Easter Church service this year, but villagers still maintained the tradition of decorating a bare cross with blossom and flowers as they went on their daily exercise walks – the cross in Jane’s front garden looked amazing!
While on the subject of the Church, just another thank you for all the donations for the Storehouse Foodbank and a quick reminder that the Foodbank box is located in the PORCH OF THE CHURCH.
- David Bouault has updated his list of local services: it doesn’t look like The Well is doing anything so he’s removed them; Walter Rose have deliveries, also Heritage Fine Foods (operating from the same farm and telephone number as 5 a Day). He’s added the Pharmacy at Paxcroft and its opening hours under ‘Other’. Download FOOD v3 16th April
- We’ve added a new Government Information leaflet on what to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus, including information on symptoms and government support.
The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust
A reminder that the Wiltshire Bobby Van services are still available to those over 60 or 18+ with a registered disability during the lockdown.
- Their team of Home Security Operators are still securing the homes of victims of house crime and domestic abuse, and the office team are on hand to give telephone support and advice on a range of home security issues. Call 01380 861155 and leave a message, your call will be returned within a few hours during working hours. Operators are also delivering Personal Protective Equipment for Wiltshire Police across the County.
- Their team of Stay Safe Online volunteers are available to offer telephone advice on a range of issues from improving cyber security awareness, to cyber and scam prevention advice and signposting to future advice and resources. Please call and leave a message on 01380 861191 and someone will get back you shortly.
Gerry Taggart of the Sappers to Arnhem has been in touch to add to Myra’s thoughtful note last week: we will still see some of them at our RAF Keevil Annual Service of Remembrance. Gerry says “We’re still mad, still going strong individually and still big fans of Keevil (ahem , especially Myra’s tea parties!). As to our fundraising, actually our account showed over £45,000 but the Chatham gang (under Steve Craddock) have raised over £200,000! But we’re just going to chill for a while… Martin Snead will do a big swim, Tim and Ian (and maybe Annie) will do a bike ride for Samaritans, Rollo and I will do a couple of 10ks and ….”
I’m exhausted just thinking about it Gerry!
Over and out for now folks – if you have any news, pictures or stories to share, don’t hesitate to get in touch
Bob & Sarah #StayHomeSaveLives