Broadmayne and West Knighton’s Community Emergency Response Team’s activities have moved into a new phase.
With over 100 volunteers generously offering their support to villagers who may end up in isolation the villages have been divided into geographical zones. Each zone has a Team Leader who will call on volunteers in that area to help with Shopping, Dog Walking, Delivery of Medication, and those all important Telephone Chats.
We also have Team Leaders looking after requests for the Collection of Medication, Care of Horses and Pastoral Care.
We particularly appreciate the support and co-operation that Michaela Farn and the team at the Corner House Stores are providing to the CERT and to the village. Click here to read about their “Pick and Collect” and “Delivery” services.
If you, or someone you know, needs support during self-isolation your initial contact should be our Emergency Plan Coordinator – Aly Carroll
If you want to offer your help and aren’t yet on our list of Volunteers please contact Cllr Peter Lamb 01305 851988
24th March – Closure of some Broadmayne and West Knighton facilities
In line with Government instructions the following actions have been taken
The Broadmayne Children’s Play Area and the West Knighton Play Park have been closed, along with the Fitness Equipment on the Broadmayne Playing Field and Safety Checks will not take place for the time being
The Broadmayne Village Hall has been closed for all activities
All Churches are closed
The Government has issued the following information on closure of public spaces:
Closing non-essential shops and public spaces
Last week, the Government ordered certain businesses – including pubs, cinemas and theatres – to close. The Government is now extending this requirement to a further set of businesses and other venues, including:
- all non-essential retail stores – this will include clothing and electronics stores; hair, beauty and nail salons; and outdoor and indoor markets, excluding food markets.
- libraries, community centres, and youth centres.
- indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, arcades and soft play facilities.
- communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms.
- places of worship, except for funerals attended by immediate families.
- hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses for commercial/leisure use (excluding permanent residents and key workers).
As always there is a lot of information in the media and on social media so it’s important to only use trusted sources – here are some official links which are frequently updated.
The following links, which open in another page, open specific documents or other websites giving local advice and information. The latest links are at the top of the list.