Stretton Coronavirus Action Plan (SCAP)
Are you worried about how the Coronavirus may make life difficult for you? What happens if your family and friends who usually help are not able to?
We don’t want anyone in the community to feel isolated so we are setting up a Stretton-on-Fosse telephone and email helpline which you can use whenever you feel you need it. If you are ill or self-isolating then here are some of the things we will try to help with:
•Just a chat on the phone to someone
•Signposting help for problems arising from this situation
The idea is to offer help and/or give you a specific person to contact for help – a ’buddy’. If you already have a ‘buddy’ in Stretton let us know who it is.
Can you help and become a buddy? If you already watch out for someone, let us know who, so we know that person already has help if needed.
We are calling ourselves SCAP (Stretton Coronavirus Action Plan)!
Please contact: Izzi Hazelwood on 01608 661816 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jill Harrison on 07930 839176 or email@example.com
This is being organised through the Parish Council of Stretton-on-Fosse
The village is keen to help any individuals and families who are having difficulty buying food and other essentials due to delays in or lack of access to government payments. If you would like some help please get in touch with either Izzi Hazelwood (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01608 661816) or Jill Harrison (email@example.com, 07930 839176) in confidence.
For anyone looking for temporary paid work there are some options for manual work within walking distance of the village. Once again, please get in touch with Izzi or Jill.
There is a food bank in St Edmunds Church in Shipston, open from 10 till 12 on Tuesdays and Saturdays. If you would like to visit it but have no transport please contact Izzi or Jill in confidence. If you have items to donate to the Food Bank (no fresh product just now, thank you) please bring them to the village hall entrance on either Monday or Friday between 5 and 6pm, It will then all be taken to Shipston on Saturday.
We apologise for the gaps in sending out information - many of you did not get the info about veg boxes last Saturday (28/3/20) because BT decided (for the 7th time in a week) that we are sending out spam and blocking us. We are trying to sort this problem out. If we are blocked again I will also post the info on the bus stop notice board and on Facebook. Can we ask those of you with neighbours not on the internet to let them know anything that might help them too.
We have now (from 31/3/20) started up a new (temporary) email for the Parish Council: firstname.lastname@example.org until we get the BT problem sorted
What sources of food shopping are now available in the village:
1. The Veg Boxes to be delivered via Peter Robinson (thank you Peter) on a Tuesday. Please do try to pay by bank transfer.
2. Fresh Fish: every Tuesday at 11am in the village hall car-park Gary the fishman will turn up. Cash only.
3. Meat: Walkers the Butchers in Moreton has offered to deliver to houses in the village on a Wednesday, starting this Wednesday. Orders have to be in by Tuesday afternoon. Phone him on: 01608 651002
Vegetable Boxes delivered to Stretton!
We are organising a regular delivery of vegetable boxes to the village hall car park every week on a Tuesday.
If you wish to order one please place your order by 5pm on Sunday by emailing email@example.com, or phoning Jill on 07930 839176. (Please note that this email address has an underscore between Jill's first and last name)
You will be able to pick up your box between 5 and 6 on a Tuesday at the village hall car park. If possible please pay on a Sunday by bank transfer: sort code: 07-01-16, account no: 48216415, giving your surname as the reference. If my name for the account is requested then try ‘Isobel Hazelwood’. If you can't transfer the money, bring either cash or a cheque payable to ‘I. Hazelwood’ to the village hall. Please note that this is a dedicated village food account and not a personal bank account.
If you are in isolation and cannot or should not come to the village hall please let us know on the order you send to Jill and we will have the box delivered to your door on Tuesday between 5 or 6. Please have your payment ready to hand to your delivery buddy.
The boxes which can be ordered are as follows:
Small (1-2 people) - £10 (veg, some salad and occasional fruit)
Medium (3-4 people) - £15 (veg, salad and occasional fruit)
Large (5-6 people) - £20 (veg, salad and some fruit)
Premium box - large, £24 (e,g, mushrooms, heritage tomatoes, mango plus usual veg, salad and fruit)