Coronavirus -Chailey Community Response Support Group
In response to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Chailey Parish Council is working alongside other village organisations and individuals to coordinate provision of support to Chailey residents who may require help at this time.
DO YOU NEED HELP?
EMAIL US ON : firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE US: 07379 639 109. OPEN BETWEEN 8AM AND 8PM FOR CALLS. TEXT MESSAGES ARE CURRENTLY NOT WORKING.
We will be providing regular updates to residents on our response, including on how you can access the support and services available across the village.
Updates can be found on:
Facebook: Chailey Chat or Chailey Support Group
Printed: Parish Magazine/Leaflet/Noticeboards
CAN YOU HELP?
To help coordinate the response across the village, we are building a directory of all those individuals and businesses that would be willing to volunteer or provide support to residents. This might include:
Helping to coordinate volunteers carrying our various support roles across the village.
Help monitor an emergency telephone line/email that we have set up for residents to contact should they need assistance.
Helping identify government grants or other financial support that residents may be eligible for.
Being a telephone buddy. Speaking to residents who are in need of social support.
Running errands (eg shopping, collecting prescriptions) for those who are self-isolating / shielding.
Goods services that you would be willing to offer or trade.
PLEASE EMAIL US ON: email@example.com
PLEASE REMEMBER ALL SUPPORT IS GIVEN BY VOLUNTEERS. WE CONTINUE TO BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT
CORONA VIRUS: Sadly we have now got to keep the church locked daily.
St Mary's Barcombe are streaming daily prayer and thought for today.
Click here for the link.
St Mary's Newick will also be live streaming and their webpage can be found here.
The English Soap Company have kindly donated some bars of soap and hand moisturizing lotion to Chailey Parish Council, which they and the Parish Council would like to give to Senior Citizens living in Chailey free of charge. If you would like to receive this gift or if you know someone who would enjoying receiving some soap and lotion, then please contact the Clerk on 01825 72 2388 (please leave a message if no one answers with your contact details) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Due to limited supplies, this will be on first come, first serve basis.
Message from the Chair of Chailey Parish Council
Covid 19 poses a major threat to our nation, both in terms of public health and of future economic development and prosperity. It poses a huge challenge to businesses, especially to small firms. It also poses a major threat to individual lives and to families’ happiness, welfare and prosperity. All levels of government have a role to play in helping to meet these challenges, even the Parish Council, although inevitably, our role will necessarily be limited.
Your Parish Council have collaborated with organisations and public - spirited individuals in the village to establish and support Chailey Support Group – Covid 19. We have sought to maintain our functions and, on 21st April, became one of the first councils in East Sussex to hold a totally virtual Council meeting, thanks to the wonders of Zoom technology. It is a tribute to the spirit of Chailey that so many villagers, unprompted, are helping to support neighbours in lock down and/ or under shielding, to obtain supplies of food, prescriptions and other necessities. Chailey has risen to the challenge. Chailey had shown that, even though it is a large and geographically dispersed village, it is very close indeed in terms of positive and practical help and support. Thank you all so much.
Covid 19 has – and will continue to -disrupt many planned events and activities. Not the least of these is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on 8th May. There will not now be on that day a special church service at St. Peter’s nor a fete organised by the Bonfire Society. We hope that it might be possible to rearrange something similar on Saturday 15th August, the 75th Anniversary of VJ DAY, but that will depend on progress in defeating or taming the virus and the consequential easing of the lock down and the easing of social distancing.
Your Parish Council has decided to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE DAY by donating a bench with a suitably engraved plaque to be erected somewhere appropriate in the village – the precise location will be determined at the virtual parish council meeting on 19th May. (Please e-mail or telephone the Parish Clerk, Mrs Newell, with your suggestions about a possible location.) The bench itself is a generous gift from Councillor John Millam in memory of both his grandfather, who served in the Great War and returned to Chailey where he established a forge on Chailey Green, and his father who served in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War.
The bench and the plaque will be the Parish Council’s tribute to all the men and women of the village who served in both World Wars and whose indomitable spirit, shared today by all NHS staff and social care workers, postmen and dustmen and all other key workers will help us, together , to overcome Covid- 19.
Ken Jordan, Chair of Chailey Parish Council.