DOMINIC & LIZ DOBLE – FAREWELL LUNCH
Saturday 24th July at 12.30pm
Venue: Charlie’s Field (next to Church/ Community Hall) – if wet in the Community Hall.
When Dominic completes his sabbatical at the end of July he and Liz will be moving to Suffolk, where he will be continuing his Ministry.
In order to give people an opportunity to say goodbye we are organising a ‘bring & share’ lunch on 24th July. It would be great if you could join us.
We are asking folk to bring refreshments and either a salad or pudding; meat shall be provided and you can make a donation towards the cost, on the day.
Please r.s.v.p. (with a note of what food you will be bringing) to Stuart and Vicki Sharkey who are co-ordinating the catering, either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01305 835576.
At the time of putting this notice together we do not know what the Covid rules shall be on 24th July, so we are planning to limited the number of attendees to around 40 people. So please let us know if you will be attending as soon as possible.
Parking outside the shop.
To help Michaela with deliveries, and customers with shopping, Dorset Highways have responded to the request of the Parish Council and, following a period of consultation, have implemented a short stretch of parking restrictions. The road has been marked, and the regulations are on a board on the wall of the shop.
Parking is restricted to 30mins between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday.
Please help the shop to run smoothly by respecting this restriction.
Public Health update on COVID-19 in Dorset
We are continuing to see a rise in COVID-19 infections across Dorset. Case rates in both the Dorset Council area and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area are now around double last week’s figures. The situation has changed quickly in recent weeks – at the start of June case rates were around 5 per 100,000 in Dorset and 10 in BCP.
Cases are highest amongst the younger age groups, particularly 15-24 year olds. We know that these younger age groups are less likely to have protection against COVID-19 as many will still be unvaccinated. We aren’t seeing a significant impact on our hospitals due to the rise in cases yet. There are currently five patients in hospitals across Dorset with COVID-19.
Everyone aged 25 or over can now be vaccinated
If you are aged 25 or over, or will turn 25 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.
It’s important that you have 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at 2 appointments and that you get the 2nd dose 8 to 12 weeks after getting your 1st dose.
Vaccinating as many people as possible is going to break the link between infection and hospital/death, please urge anyone you know who is over 25 to book a vaccination.
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A message from Public Health Dorset
Follow the rules after you’ve been vaccinated
The vaccine offers the best protection against COVID-19, but after you have been vaccinated, it’s important to continue to follow the rules, to help stop the spread of the virus.
It’s important to follow social distancing guidance, wear a face covering and wash your hands before you leave your house and when you return.