Volunteers Needed to Support the Local Vaccine Programme
The vaccine programme at the West Bergholt Surgery has so far been highly successful. This is as a result of the NHS staff and the many volunteers and Marshalls who have assisted with traffic flow duties and parking during vaccination sessions. The Marshalls fulfil an important task in minimising inconvenience to the local residences and ensuring those visiting the local surgery are assisted according to their need, particularly those with underlying health issues.
For Lockdown 2021, the West Bergholt Care Network has relaunched its scheme which aims to help those self-isolating or in need of a range of help from shopping to a chat. It will, once again, take calls from any village resident in need of help during the COVID-19 emergency.
This time around, the organiser, Mervyn Donnelly, is keen to highlight two services:
If you are, or know, somebody who lives alone and feels lonely, Mervyn would like to set them up with a telephone-buddy who will keep them in contact.
With the vaccine now imminent for many of the more vulnerable, the Care Network is there to get you there and back for your appointment if you need a lift. This is available for any other essential medical appointments as well.
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.
It certainly wasn’t a Teddy Bears’ picnic but West Bergholt definitely pulled together during the COVID-19 lockdown. In so many ways they displayed kindness, generosity, sharing & innovation that shows what a great village we are.
Keep Britain Tidy will once more be organising the UK’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign: The Great British September Clean 2020, after the Spring Clean was postponed due to COVID-19. On Saturday 12th West Bergholt’s own Litter Warriors will be Continue reading “Autumn Clean & an Important Day”
Sadly, throughout the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the services of the Care Network were suspended after over 30 years of service. Clearly many medical appointments were cancelled and so for about six months no jobs were undertaken by the pool of volunteer drivers. Under normal circumstances they would normally have supported needy village residents with about 100 jobs in that time.