Inspired by other places around the country that turn their village into a giant advent calendar, St Mary’s are very grateful to those who volunteered to decorate a window representing a part of the nativity story.
The Holiday Hunger Programme has been launched to provide extra support to children and their families this half term. The County Council is working with the Active Essex Foundation to extend the programme. It will see 33 programmes available across the county and more than 1,000 children provided with free activities and food.
St Mary’s Church is Helping
St Mary’s church is offering support, on Tuesday to Friday of this week, to families adversely affected by the Pandemic;
On Day 94 lockdown we will have done well to have kept our cool with temperatures in the 30’s! ECC are also getting a little heated about the amount of litter & waste that those visiting parks, countryside & beaches are leaving behind; expect to see a few more signs like the one on the right. News today includes:
Day 84 is also day 3 of the Siege of Colchester some 372 years ago, that siege only lasted 77 days and here we are at day 84 of our COVID-19 siege. With the shops reopening, are we at the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning? If we want it to be the former then I guess we need to stay alert? Today is also the start of Loneliness Awareness Week, other news:
Woods is a small but very friendly lawn bowls club that is normally open to all ages and abilities throughout the spring & summer months of April to September. The club consists of a mixture of male and female members with ages ranging from ‘Thirty-somethings’ to, sprightly Octogenarians! You are never too young or too old to play Lawn Bowls. Continue reading “Day 72 of Lockdown – the Bowling Along edition”
Day 67, several weeks into unprecedented weather and virus, HMG has issued a raft of information to prepare for a heatwave. Some of the key elements of this are summarised below with a link to the full advice. Other topics are: