The Research and Citizen Insight team at Essex County Council are reaching out to residents of Essex to hear their experiences and share stories of what it has been like for you during this extremely challenging time. How has COVID-19 and the lockdown has impacted your life, how you’ve been getting on, how you have managed to stay connected with friends, family and your community and how you’ve been feeling throughout the lockdown period? Continue reading “Day 58 of (is it?) Lockdown – the Life in Lockdown edition”
Webmaster is easily amused by wordplay and on day 48 I was reminded of an old jokey jibe “Are you a Lert? Didn’t you know there is a national shortage!” I can’t imagine why; my other favourite was the “I’ve got a round tuit.”
So, the connection here is to the round tuit and two sources of things you can get around to doing during the lockdown. Some from CBC and others from the WWF. Finally for today, The Sound of Sirens (a parody song)
No, this isn’t the Swift edition because time is passing quickly, at day 47 we all know it isn’t. This is about the avian kind after the coincidence of the RSPB and Colchester Group of the Essex Wildlife Trust both drawing attention to them today.
The update finishes, as they often do with a musical parody, but given the main messages in this update are light, today’s carries a little weight. It is offered in light of some unsocial-distancing experienced in many places yesterday evening and folks partied.
Day 8, one whole week under our belt, and a lot has happened. Last week we heard about how recycling was going to be cut back, something the PC were not happy about. Well, the PC has been in discussions with a local company and they are pleased to announce that you can recycle again starting from tomorrow, 1st April. After this announcement, a little light relief in the form of a karaoke-style Tom Jones parody on COVID-19 to sing along to.
In these winter months, the dog fouling in West Bergholt becomes a large issue so obviously some villagers do believe in the dog poo fairy! Children and other villagers are having to dodge large amounts of dog waste on our pavements; it is both unsightly and incredibly unhygienic. Not only does it pose a significant health risk it causes a lot of distress for children if they step in it on the way to school.