The Community Support Group consists of teams of volunteers, each team being led by a coordinator who is responsible for a specific area. The team coordinators are being led by a team of planning coordinators who have experience of emergency planning.
The situation is changing on a daily basis and many people across the country are finding that those who have offered to help their family, friends and neighbours are now unavailable due to illness or self-isolation. A leaflet drop was carried out in our villages requesting people who may need assistance to provide their details and many leaflets have been returned, however some people who did not return the leaflet are now trying to get help but no longer have the leaflet to contact the Community Support Group.
If you require help (or know somebody that does) please contact (or ask them to contact) one of the Chairs of the Parish Councils:
Either Chair will be able to arrange for assistance to be provided.
We are going through unprecedented times and many people will be worried about what is happening. The Community Support Group is not only offering assistance to collect food and medicine, many of the volunteers are in isolation but are still able to help people by being at the end of a phone call for somebody to talk to.
Please remember, if you are in the ‘highly vulnerable’ category (either because you are over 70 years of age or though underlying medical conditions) that should you become ill you stand an increased risk of requiring hospital treatment. Please don’t let this happen to you, our volunteers are there to help and happy to assist.
Shrewton and Orcheston Community Support Group
Sam Shepherd, Orcheston Parish Council
Richard Harris, Chair Shrewton Parish Council