Newsletter – issue 2

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Luddington Village, Stratford Upon Avon

Parish Update

Hello everyone and welcome to the latest leaflet from your Parish Council.
We know we are facing unprecedented challenges right now and that’s why we want to share with you some of the efforts being made to support you.
We have already seen our community coming together stronger than ever before with the Parish Council, Village Hall Committee, the Village Fund and All Saints’ Church joining forces to coordinate essential local support for you over coming months and through the Coronavirus Pandemic. These voluntary efforts can take pressure off our stretched essential services and help vulnerable and isolated people feel they have somewhere to turn if needed.
Above all, our health is the most important thing we own which is why I encourage everyone to follow Government advice on social distancing and preventative health measures. This will help our essential services cope with those who need special care and treatment when necessary.
Working together and being ‘good neighbours’ I feel confident we can get through this and feel a much stronger community as a result.
Best wishes and take care.
Jon, Parish Council Chairman

LIFT

Luddington Isolation Friends Team is a group of volunteers from within the parish who are able to offer neighbourly help with urgent tasks like shopping or picking up prescriptions during periods of isolation.
Please call Jo Fleeman (Parish Clerk) or Jon Warrender (Parish Council Chairman) for further information, support or to volunteer.
FOR SUPPORT CALL 07809 873716
LIFT volunteers will only ask you for reimbursement for shopping on delivery, with production of reciept. You can also verify us via the Parich Council website if you are concerned about scams.
This is not an emergency number please use 111 or 999 if you have a real emergency.

News from your District Councillors

Manuela Perteghella (Welford)
David Curtis (Shottery)

  • The green waste charge has now been delayed at least until March 1st 2021
  • The increase in parking charges is deferred at least until April 1st 2021
  • VASA are recruiting voluntary drivers: www. vasa.org.uk/services/community-transport/
  • There is an online form to apply for a council tax discount or reduction: www.stratford.gov. uk/council-tax/help-and-advice-for-council-tax-debt.cfm

Out and about locally

Public footpaths are open. If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times. Advice is not to not touch gates, and for now the swings on the green are out of action. Grass will continue to be cut as Alex our wonderful contractor has a strict Covid-19 operating policy.

Foodbank

Luddington Parish Council is now a voucher holder. If you or any parishioner is in genuine need of foodbank parcels or support in affording an essential food shop please do contact the Parish Clerk for confidential support and advice.
www.stratforduponavon.foodbank.org.uk

Exhibition: Luddington Lockdown & Rainbows

Luddington Village Tree

As we are all forced to stay home by the coronavirus lockdown many have been doing their best to lighten the mood. Windows, walls, gardens and even the Oak tree on the village green have been adorned with rainbows, ribbons and messages of support for all the marvellous key workers carrying out their vital work.
We would like to capture your own lockdown experience in an online community exhibition on www.luddington.org and later hold an event
(when permissible) in the village hall, which the All Saints’ Arms team have kindly offered to support.
We would love to see/hear what everyone is up to. Whether it is painting, drawing, video, photography, gardening, flower arranging, sewing, knitting, learning an instrument or renovating a car, its open to all ages – for professionals and non professionals alike.
See the village website www.luddington.org of how to submit entries or email luddingtonvh@gmail.com for details.
Also, while you are out on your walk why not add a ribbon or pom-pom to the tree on the green – let’s raise a smile for Easter.

All Saints’ Luddington

The All Saints’ Team is sorry that the church has had to be closed during this time. We would like to offer phone contact support to anyone who needs it at this challenging time. Would you like to be part of a pastoral contact group whilst in lockdown or self-isolation and receive a weekly call, or support when you cannot get out, or when others cannot give their regular support?
Please call 01789 632811 and leave your name and a telephone number. Someone from the parish church will call you back to give you further information. This is a support service offered to everyone in the parish.

Local Food Retailers

These are a few, if you know of any others contact luddingtonparishclerk@gmail.com

Simply Fresh, Evesham Road
Shop open 7am – 9pm. Call 01789 550488.

The Farm, Snitterfield: Shop open
NHS workers 7am – 8am, Vulnerable 8am – 10am, Regular shopping 10am until 3pm.
Deliveries / click & collect call 01789 731807.

Barry The Butcher Collection or delivery.
Call 01789 267006 leave order on answerphone.

Fruit & Veg Shack, Stratford Garden Centre Fresh produce deliveries call 01789 290711 Gardening goods delivery call 01789 205745

Mudwalls, Ragley Fresh produce deliveries. Call 01789 491078, 9am – 1pm, ask for Henry.

Youth Zoom Room

If you are between 12 and 21 and live in the parish let us know if you would benefit from a coordinated Zoom meeting place. We have medical practitioners, teachers, creatives and many more professionals willing provide a safe place to ask questions and discuss issues surrounding isolation.
Please email your ideas to: luddingtonparishclerk@gmail.com

Newsletter – issue 1

The Village Hall Committee, Luddington Village Fund and Luddington Parish Council have joined forces to provide information and coordinate essential support for all parishioners in urgent need at this unprecedented time.

Notice re: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) From the Parish Council

If any parishioners need help with urgent or general tasks like shopping or picking up prescriptions during self-isolation there are a number of volunteers coordinated through the Parish Council who could help.
Please contact the Clerk,Jo Fleeman or Chairman,
Jon Warrender for further information and support.

If you would like to volunteer to provide support please let Jo Fleeman know. Email: luddingtonparishclerk@gmail.com Mobile: 07809 873716

Useful Contact Numbers

Jo Fleeman Parish Council Clerk 07809 873716
Jon Warrender Parish Council Chair 07974 561364
Mark Brayshay Parish Council Vice Chair 07896 058470
Sue Brayshay Chairman of Village Hall Committee 07969 697063
Stratford District Council 01789 267575
Foodbank 07884 418732
Non emergency police 101
NHS Public Health England
Please visit www.111.nhs.uk
Call 111 (although this is very busy).
Only call 999 if it is a real emergency
U-Bus 01789 264491 9.30am and 2.30pm weekdays
Samaritans 116 123 free from any phone

Useful Sources of Information

A list of useful information and links to useful websites will be posted on the two Village websites:
Luddington Parish Council website:
www.luddingtonpc.org
Luddington Village website:
www.luddington.org
Follow us on the Luddington Village Facebook page, search:
Luddington Village, Stratford Upon Avon

Diamond Buses Free Travel update

It is expected that many major supermarkets will open early for the elderly and disabled to be able to access essential items.
In order to help support the elderly and those with disabilities access essential services during the Coronavirus outbreak, Diamond Buses will accept National Concessionary Passes for travel before 9:30am from Thursday 19th March until further notice, in the West Midlands and Worcestershire concessionary boundaries.
Passengers are requested to scan their pass on the ticket machine as normal in order to travel free of charge.

Family Information Service, Warwickshire

Information, advice and one to one support for families with children and young people aged 0-25 across Warwickshire on issues including:
• Family relationships
• Finance
• Housing
• Parenting
• Support
• Special educational needs & disabilities
• Childcare
Call 01926 742274
Email fis@warwickshire.goc.uk www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fis

Covid-19 help

Notice re Cover-19 from Luddington Parish Council

If any parishioners need help with urgent or general tasks like shopping or the collection of prescriptions during self isolation there are a number of volunteers coordinated through the parish council who could help.

Please call Jo Fleeman (Clerk) or Jon Warrander (Chairman) for further information and support. If you would like to volunteer to provide support please let us know at luddingtonparishclerk@gmail.com or 07809 873716