Coronavirus update

Dear All,

As you maybe aware Herefordshire Council have been developing a Talk Community Covid Response where they are sending every household in Herefordshire (88k) a letter focussed on the vulnerable people and the support they will need outside of their existing network. They have a central coordination centre with a dedicated telephone line for vulnerable people and volunteers to contact us and they will then link them back into the community organisations. There is already some fantastic community responses happening and the council can support the infrastructure through this response and provide community resilience.

Many of the wards and parishes have provided them with information of the community work being undertaken however there are some areas where they have little information, please do forward the team any community information on the email address below with the key coordinator.

The areas of support that will be coordinated are:

Shopping
Urgent supplies
Picking up meds (DBS check needed)
Pet walking
Calling vulnerable people during this difficult time

People wishing to volunteer can register and vulnerable people needing support can register on the following link: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/covid19help, the dedicated telephone number will be fully live from Tuesday 24th March which is 01432 260027 and email address talkcommunitycovidresponse@herefordshire.gov.uk.

Keep Safe Poster

Letter to Herefordshire residents

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information:

Wash your hands poster

Hand washing techniques poster

Additional sources of general information:
For the latest, reputable sources of information about this coronavirus please visit the following websites:
Health advice about coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Latest information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
Frequently asked Questions: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

Gigaclear – Broadband

Good News!  As of the 6th February 2020, properties in the Gigaclear area of Mathon can register to receive faster broadband.  You need to go to the Gigaclear website and enter your postcode.

It seems to be taking about a week from registration to connection!

Fastershire Community Meeting

Fastershire Phase 2 Community Meeting

Fastershire and Gigaclear are hosting a community meeting about the phase 2 rollout of ultrafast fibre broadband to properties in the communities shown below.

The rollout with Gigaclear is targeting those properties that still require access to faster broadband. Residents and businesses should visit www.fastershire.com to see if they can already access faster broadband or where they sit in our plans.

This session aims to answer any questions and give information about the rollout of the new ultrafast, pure fibre broadband network in your community as well as meet with specialists from both Gigaclear & Complete Utilities.

When: Thursday 7 February
Time: 6.30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Whitbourne Village Hall, WR6 5RN

For more information and register to attend, click here.

Acton Beauchamp
Avenbury
Bishops Frome
Bosbury
Bringsty
Buckenhill
Clifton-On-Teme
Coddington
Colwall
Cradley
Edvin Loach
Fromes Hill
Linton
Lower Eggleton
Mathon
Much Cowarne
Munderfield
Norton
Stanford Bishop
Storridge
Tedstone Delamere
The Downs
Whitbourne
Meadow Green

Regards

Fastershire Broadband Project

Bosbury Primary School Bus

Due to significant lobbying by the Parish Council, Herefordshire Council have agreed to provide a school bus, for Bosbury Primary School pupils coming to school from Ledbury, for the duration of the Storesbrook Bridge closure.

The Parish Council will continue to do their best to lobby Herefordshire Council to ensure that signage is put in place to minimise the impact of this closure.