A message to all volunteers
Thank you very much for your support so far, and we hope you will continue to help support our residents throughout this difficult time.
We do want to know a few things from you to help us target the support we can give going forward:
1. Are you still happy to volunteer to assist vulnerable and elderly residents?
2. Are you currently assisting any residents, either by shopping, etc or checking they are okay?
If so, we would like to know about this to help us better understand the scale of need.
3. If you are already assisting anyone, however you’re doing it, what problems have you discovered?
We would like to know this so we can work on solutions to common problems wherever possible.
If you are able to answer any of these questions, please send your replies to the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Dan Kinsey at – email@example.com
We have now established a private Facebook group for all of our registered volunteers. It is called ‘Wombourne Community Assistance Group’. Please find us and join the group (you do have to have a Facebook account to join). Here is a link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1628099680686569/
We realise just how important building and maintaining a strong community is at this time, and we hope this group will enable us all to better share this experience with each other, support and celebrate all of our efforts.
This is a private group and only individuals who have signed up to be a volunteer will be able to access it. We would ask you to respect the privacy of others and do not share personal details of anyone you may be supporting with this group. If you do need to seek support, please anonymise the resident you are talking about.
Thank you once again for your time and your assistance, it’s very much appreciated.
If you have any queries, please feel free to call the Parish Council Office on 01902 896300.
Mrs Rachael Wright
Clerk to Wombourne Parish Council
Tel: 01902 896300
Thank you to each and every one of you who signed up to volunteer to assist your local community – your kindness and support really is appreciated.
By now every household in Wombourne will have received a flyer with our contact details, some useful information, and the red/green I’m self-isolating cards for their windows.
We now wish to move onto the second phase of supporting the elderly and/or vulnerable in our community by asking each of you to act as a Street Warden for your own street.
If on your daily walk you can check the houses in your own street to see if your neighbours are displaying the red ‘I’m self-isolating and need assistance’ card in their window, this would be a great help to us. If you see this card, please try to ascertain what assistance your neighbour requires (of course taking into account the Government’s advice around social distancing and keeping 2m apart), whether it be shopping or collecting a prescription etc. If you are able to safely assist your neighbor yourself, we would ask you to do that, otherwise, if you need to seek assistance from us, you can do so by calling in your neighbours’ details to us on 01902 896300 or by sending us an email with their name, address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please may we remind you all to wash your hands regularly, use gloves where/if possible and please do not enter anyone else’s home – any shopping/medication should be left on your neighbours doorstep. This is a free service we are offering through yourselves as volunteers, therefore we would ask you to politely decline any cash/reward you may be offered for assisting your neighbour (they should only be paying for the goods they receive).
Stay safe and well, and once again, a huge thank you to you all – together we will come through this pandemic with an ever stronger sense of community spirit.
In response to feedback on social media, we have taken the decision to keep the equipment at Poolhouse Play Area and the gates at Bratch Park locked until further notice.
We would urge all parents to ensure that they and their children are following the Government’s advice on social distancing i.e. ensuring you are at least 2m apart and staying at home where possible.
Whilst it is difficult decision to keep our recreational facilities closed, we hope it will assist in the Government’s aim to slow the spread of the Coronavirus across our community.
If you have queries, please call the Parish Council Office on 01902 896300.
If anyone is made aware of someone vulnerable and/or alone who needs help, please ask them to call the Parish Council (or call us yourself) on 01902 896300, and we can arrange to get them some to them.
In the event of the Parish Council office being closed, a recorded message will give details of who they should contact.
Please, we would encourage you all to look out for your neighbours at this difficult time, especially those who are self isolating, whether it is collecting shopping for them, or just giving them a call so that they can hear a friendly voice.
In view of the current situation Wombourne Civic Centre will be closed with immediate effect for private functions, classes, meetings and to members of the public accessing the Parish Council Office, until further notice.
For those who have functions booked in at the Civic Centre in the forthcoming weeks, if you haven’t already spoken to a member of staff this week, they will be in touch with you from Monday onwards.
We shall be following the Government’s recommendations closely and if there are any changes to the advice given, we will of course review this decision. The Parish Council will keep you informed via this website and our social media pages.
The health and welfare of our hirers, staff and members of our community is our utmost priority at this difficult time.
The Parish Council staff will continue to work from the Civic Centre where possible during office hours so if you have any queries, please contact them on 01902 896300 or via email – email@example.com
Tenants leasing office space are not affected by this decision to close the Civic Centre and can continue to access their offices for as long as the Government will allow.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.