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Annual Litter Pick – best ever volunteer turn out – thank you!

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A big thank you to everyone who came to the Litter Pick. It was a huge success with so many folk turning up! The sun was shining and the air was fresh.

A special thanks to Laura Lloyd who actually does all the organising and Crispin (via Mish Topping) who, day to day is out there in our village picking up litter. It makes a real difference!

Sara

EHPC advice for Villagers re the Coronavirus

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Dear Neighbour,

We know these are worrying times and many of us will need to isolate ourselves at some point because of Coronavirus. It may be difficult for you to go out and get the things you need – or you may know people in this position and want to help them. Being in isolation may also be very lonely. East Hagbourne is a community full of caring neighbours who would like to offer assistance if you need it.

We can:
* Help collect items, for example prescriptions or shopping
* Give you a call if you are feeling alone
* Take out your bins
* Post mail

If you need any help, or if you would like to volunteer to help others, please email us at easthagbournecovid19@gmail.com We will do our best to help.

If it is urgent, or you don’t have email, please text or call us on 07568 395228 or the clerk on 07891 551851.

For food deliveries, we note that the village community shop is offering home deliveries to vulnerable parishioners – please call 01235 811815 (between 9.00 and 12.00) or email easthagbourneshop@btopenworld.com

This initiative is in addition to helping your immediate neighbours directly as many of you are probably doing already.

Additional support and guidance is being offered by AGE Concern Oxfordshire https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/about-us/news/coronavirus/ or call 01865 411288 which will connect straight to an answerphone where you can leave your name and contact number for a callback.

If you are feeling unwell, please follow NHS guidance https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Call NHS 111 or go online to NHS Direct.

This community initiative and leaflet is supported by East Hagbourne Parish Council – if you wish to confirm it is genuine please call the clerk, Laura Lloyd on 07891 551851.

By contacting us, you consent to the use and storage of your personal data in order to facilitate community help. All personal information regarding requests will remain strictly confidential.

Staying in touch with St Andrew’s church

Hi Folks,
We have set up a new email address to help keep the St Andrew’s community in touch during this unprecedented time. Please feel free to use this address if you have any questions or concerns. I will share and or pass on information as appropriate.
Don’t forget to support the village shop. I think there are arrangements in the village to deliver things to people where necessary. We need to stay safe, but we also need to communicate with one another and maintain our social contacts.
We may not be holding services at St. Andrew’s, but we are the church and perhaps this is a time when we Christian soldier are being called to rise to today’s challenges.
Keep safe!
Andrew Kaye
St Andrew’s PCC Chairman

 

Young volunteers needed urgently to help in the Village Shop

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Many of our volunteers are over 70 so we are desperate for some younger volunteers to help whilst so many people are self-isolating.

If you can help please contact Alice on 01235  813393, text her on 07474 937870, or emailsmith@hagbourne.plus.com

Village Shop News – special delivery service for self-isolators

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In this difficult time we want to keep our Shop open so that we can continue to provide a vital local amenity. In addition, if you are self-isolating and live in East or West Hagbourne the Shop is offering a delivery service for essential supplies that are normally stocked. Phone Steve/Margaret between 9:00 and 12:00, Monday–Friday, on the Post Office number 811815 and give him/her your order. Your order will then be delivered in the afternoon and your cash payment collected.

Many of our volunteers are over 70 so we are desperate for some younger volunteers. If you can help please contact Alice on 01235  813393, text her on 07474 937870, or emailsmith@hagbourne.plus.com     THANK

HAMS Performance of ‘Our Day Out’

They did it! So proud of everyone in the cast and the crew of Our Day Out who pulled out all the stops to give 4 superb performances. ‘No one can take this time away’!
Mary

Brownies & Guides update

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Thank you for all your continued support – we recognise this is a difficult and unsettling time for you, your families and our communities.

You will have seen the UK Government has today announced new measures around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has advised against all non-essential travel and social contact.

We have taken the decision therefore, to suspend Girlguiding unit meetings with immediate effect. Please contact your girls’ parents to let them know your unit will not be meeting until further notice. We will also email parents tomorrow and provide updates on social media to support you in your own communications.

We realise that this news is upsetting, please do support friends and girls within the Girlguiding community at this time, and those beyond our network. Although we are not meeting face to face, we will remain connected with our amazing community of volunteers and girls across the UK. We will be sharing our ideas as to how girls can continue to enjoy our brilliant programme of activities and badges from home and ways to stay in touch with their unit over the coming days.

Our website will be updated tomorrow and in the coming days to answer questions.

Best wishes

Girlguiding

Fun Run update

Sadly in view of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to cancel this year’s Fun Run.

I would like to thank you for offering to help. Hopefully everything will be back to normal next year when hopefully we can ask for your assistance again.

Regards

Rob Pennington

Brownies & Guides need some volunteers!

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East Hagbourne Brownies and Guides are in need of adults to help run the units. For more information on what is needed and to register your interest please visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-invoved/become-a-volunteer.

Oxfordshire County Council Waste Wizard

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Get your waste to the right place

 A new and magical hero is in town to kill the confusion around recycling. The Waste Wizard is a new online tool that’s here to provide a magical solution to help Oxfordshire residents in their quest to solve the riddle of household waste and defeat General Waste.

 Type in your postcode and the name of any item to find out whether it can be reused, repaired, donated, recycled, if it needs to go into a specific bin or can be disposed of at a Household Waste Recycling Centre – oxfordshire.gov.uk/wastewizard

St Andrew’s Church Discussion Day – January 2020

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Sunday & weekday services in church

It was good to take time out, to meet together in the Village Hall on a Saturday morning in January. Fr Jason introduced a general discussion on ‘Worshipping together’ and we reflected on Romans 12:1-21.

In the first session we were encouraged to think about some of the roles which people undertake in our weekly services, and Jason challenged us to wonder whether God might be calling us to get involved in a new way: whether simply to sit in the pew, welcome people to services, make coffee or to take part in the service (eg lead intercessions, read a lesson, join the choir, help prepare/serve Holy Communion etc). He offered to arrange training if required, eg for people leading intercessions, preparing/serving Holy Communion.

After a break for coffee and chatting, we considered the worship at St Andrews and there was an opportunity for everyone to share views about different aspects of church services, how we worship, or anything that had particularly inspired us or helped our worship over the last year. Jason asked who would be interested to meet as a group, 3-4 times over the coming year, to talk about regular & special services (eg the monthly Family/All Age service). If you are interested to find out more email jenny.balshaw@gmail.com.

St Andrew’s PCC

Historic Footpath Sign Reinstated

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The Grange Path footpath sign at Lower Cross has been missing for a few months after its wooden post rotted away. This sign dates back to the early 1970s, when East Hagbourne was still part of Berkshire, so while not as venerable as some of the surrounding houses is a part of our history worth looking after.

The sign has been carefully restored, repainted and mounted on a new post in its original position where it will hopefully continue to point towards Berkshire for many years to come

There are at least two other similar signs around the village – can you spot them?