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Bleasby Community Website

C-19 Updates from Bleasby Support Group

For those of you who do not use social media, this page contains daily updates that are published on the Bleasby Village Facebook by the Bleasby C-19 Support Group.

There is also a page containing information published by Bleasby Parish Council - click here

We will endeavour to update each morning before noon. 

Should you wish to see the Bleasby Village Facebook page directly, click here

Updates 29th March 

  • Morrisons update: On Sundays we will open at 9am for our very hard working NHS workers to shop. We will open at 9.30am for all other customers to shop normally.Therefore, during the period of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Sunday browsing hour is suspended, as you can shop normally from 9.30am each Sunday.
  • Click here to see video messages of thanks from some of the NHS heroes keeping your county healthy after the Clap for Our Carers tribute on Thursday night
  • There is a lot of interest in growing your own fruit and vegetables at the moment and what better time to think about doing this. We have set up a Facebook Group to compliment our other village pages and would love keen gardeners to join and give us all your wonderful tips and advice on how to get the most from your garden space. Click here for Facebook link or keep an eye on updates as more information to follow for those who are not using Facebook. 
  • Message from N&SDC regarding bin collections: It is with deep regret that, with effect from Monday 30th March, collections of recycling (silver bin) and garden (brown bin) waste will temporarily cease across Newark and Sherwood. This is to ensure that collections of the critical waste (green/black bin) and medical waste can be prioritised at this challenging time. We apologise sincerely for the inconvenience this will inevitably cause. The reduction of any service for residents is unfortunate but unavoidable in this instance due to the necessary social distancing measures for waste crews. Our cabins are just over two metres wide and normally seat three operatives when driving between rounds. In order for our staff to keep a safe distance from each other and help to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), it has been necessary to reorganise our operating model. There has also been a notable increase in recent weeks of soiled tissues being placed in recycling bins which contaminates the whole bin. In the current climate, this is putting our staff and other residents at increased potential health risk. By temporarily suspending collections of recycling and garden waste, NSDC can adhere to social distancing measures for its staff, help to keep them and residents safe, and still maintain the critical waste (green/black bin) collections. Waste crews are already going above and beyond in their duties and we all want to keep them as safe as possible. Temporarily, people should place their recycling waste in with their critical waste (green/black bin). Any residents who have subscribed to the garden waste collection service by 1st April 2020, will receive a reduced rate if they choose to continue with this service in 2021-22.We remain firmly committed to recycling efforts and to our Cleaner, Safer and Greener policy but, in theses unprecedented times, this action has been unavoidable. We will of course keep our operating model under review in line with social distancing measures and continue to explore alternative solutions where feasible. We will provide updates regularly and will take every measure we can to clear any backlogs of waste when the current advice is relaxed. Residents should continue to put their critical waste (green/black bin) out for collection on their normal days by 6.00am.We thank you for your cooperation.
  • Boots Chemist are offering a free delivery service for NHS prescriptions - click here for more information 
  • Southwell Garden Centre and Reg Taylors are now offering home delivery service - visit their website for more information 
  • National NHS Volunteering: GoodSAM is the platform powering the on boarding and deployment of the Volunteers for the NHS and RVS during the Coronavirus crisis. The Government aim to recruit 1.4 million Volunteers and you can now sign up to help. https://www.goodsamapp.org

Updates 27th March 2020

  • There are lots of helpful links on the Southwell Scoop Facebook page for those of you who use Facebook: click here 
  • If you are interested in volunteering for the NHS click here for more info 
  • The Parish Council have spoken to to Paul Wood, head if the Carp Syndicate at Jubilee Ponds. He has confirmed that all fusng had stopped for the foreseeable future owing to the Covid19 crisis. 

Updates 26th March 2020

  • Nottinghamshire police are seeing an increase in Coronavirus scam activity. Please be vigilant and see advice from our Fraud and Cyber Crime Units: click here. If you need any support or are worried, please call one of the numbers circulated by the village team.  
  • Many folk are getting involved with a daily body work with the help of Joe Wicks - he now has a You Tube session for "seniors" (who ever they might be!?!) click here 
  • Incase you weren't aware, Co-Op Lowdham is now 1 item of ANY item per person
  • Don't forget that The Waggon is offering take away meals and a home delivery service for some basic provisions - let's support our local pub as much as possible. Click here to see menu and shopping options 
  • An update from Minster Vets. Please also call the village help numbers circulated if your pet needs medication collecting: "We continue to remain open and will strive to keep all of our branches open if this remains legal and possible. We need client support in minimising the risk of spread while continuing to provide care for your pets. We are going to be limiting some of our non essential services from Monday. We will no longer be offering face to face weight clinics or parasite discussions. We will still provide these services but it will be advising clients over the phone to begin with. We will still provide access to our weighing scales for dosing or checks. Our out of hours and weekend services are planning to continue as normal" Please call your local surgery for the latest information. 
  • Recycling Centre closures:In-line with the Prime Minister’s statement last night, Nottingham CC have taken the decision to close all of our 12 Household Waste and Recycling Centres with immediate effect. All sites are now closed to the public, and will remain closed until the lockdown period is lifted. Please do NOT place any waste you would normally take to a recycling centre in your kerbside bin. Instead, store this safely until we’re able to re-open the centres and continue to recycle domestic waste into your bins as advised.

Updates from Sat 21st & Sunday 22nd March 

  • SAINSBURY'S: We have therefore decided to allow NHS and social care workers to shop in our supermarkets for half an hour before they open each day. So anyone with NHS ID will be able to shop from 07.30-08.00 every day from Monday to Saturday. We're delighted to be able to offer priority shopping to all the hard-working NHS staff across the country who are working so hard to keep us all safe and well. In addition to this, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all our supermarkets will dedicate 08.00-09.00 to serving elderly customers, disabled customers and carers.
  • Coop: are supporting vulnerable customers & their carers by offering priority shopping Mon-Sat 8am-9am and Sunday 10am-11am 

Updates from Thursday 20th March 

  • Hard copies of the information you have seen on this page will be distributed this weekend by our amazing bunch of volunteers wanting to get the steps in on their fitbits (thank you!). Please check with your neighbours that they have received and taken note of the support available to them. We don't want anyone saying that they didn't feel they could contact us. We are here to help and support 24 x 7.
  • In true community spirit, from tomorrow, the Waggon & Horses at Bleasby will be offering take away meals and drinks for those that need/want it. From Monday, they will also be offering a shopping service with free delivery for the elderly. Menu's and details below. If you know of any elderly residents who may need the take away meal service but do not drive, please ask them to contact one of the numbers below.
  • A leaflet with guidelines from the NHS about self isolating will be delivered to your door this weekend along with a flyer about the Bleasby Support Group and the Waggon menu. A copy of the NHS guidelines are attached below.

Updates on 19th March

  • In light of the news overnight about avoiding public transport, please be aware of neighbours who do not have a vehicle and will use the bus service to pick up food or medication. If you can offer help, that would be fantastic, if you aren't able to, please contact one of the numbers on the Bleasby website CV19 help page - click here 
  • We seem to have a mass shortage of paracetamol locally. Alot of people actually need it now, rather than saving it for 'just incase' they fall ill. If anyone has a good supply or sees any in the shops, PLEASE can you let us know and buy some. Sadly, some of our residents are going to need it. thank you.
  • With today's news regarding School closures, you may find the below Facebook page of use. I understand from the BBC that they will be showing lots of educational programmes during the day and some that are 'year group'. Click here to link to Facebook page