Coronavirus - community support update 2nd April ...

We hope this third update finds you comfortable and secure. While the Covid-19 situation continues to impact us all - it has been uplifting to hear so many stories across our village of neighbours and friends looking out for each other.

Overall, our ask remains the same:

  • Buddy up with your neighbours (young and old)
  • Conversations are as important as physical needs - so keep talking
  • Ask for help or let us know if you have any worries

If you need support email catworthcommunity@gmail.com or call one of:

  • Phil Carr 07515 759528
  • John Hurley 01832 710243
  • Michael O'Callaghan 01832 710230
  • Richard Reynolds 07522 115394
  • Barbara Cawdell 01832 710404
  • Sue Ward 01832 710088

To be added to the generic village email list please contact Andrew Moore 01832 710535 ajmoore900@aol.com

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Countryside access ...

We are very fortunate to live where we can walk from our homes to enjoy the countryside that surrounds us. Thanks to all landowners and tenants who keep rights of way open and marked, and anyone who clears footpaths, kept them litter free or picks up after their dog.

If you are uncertain of our local Rights of Way; try a free trial of the Ordnance Survey App for clear and easy to follow guidance.

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Catworth Relief in Need Charity ...

The Catworth Relief in Need Charity is a village-based charity which can provide assistance to any resident of Catworth in financial need.
If a resident finds themselves in financial hardship as a consequence of the Covid 19 pandemic they can make a request for support by contacting any of the Trustees listed below.
All requests are considered in strict confidence by the Trustees.

John Hurley (710243), John Day (710232),
Malcolm Allured (710672), Nicholas Grantham (710538)

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Playing Field - Playground Upgrade ...

After many happy years - our playground needs a refresh and the playing field committee want to know what its users (young and old) would like.
Write a list, draw a picture - however you want to tell us. Deadline for your suggestions is 31st May. Once the best ideas are shortlisted, we will ask the village to decide how we make this plan a reality.

Please send any ideas to richardrey100@yahoo.co.uk
and title the email - Victory Field Playground.

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30 Days Wild ...

Join thousands of people taking part in the Wildlife Trusts annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild!
They want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet.
30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.
Further information at 30 Days Wild

You'll get a free, downloadable pack of goodies to help plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June (and beyond!). For extra 'bonus' items, keep an eye on emails for additional, fun filled activities, from instructions for baking hedgehog cupcakes to a beginner's guide to wildlife photography.

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Bear Hunt and Rainbows ...

Our thanks to everyone who embraced the local Teddy Bear, Rainbow and Easter initiatives. They added colour to the village and have helped connect young and old with parts of the village they might not yet have explored.

For updates on village initiatives to keep kids entertained - keep an eye on the Catworth and Surrounding Villages page on Facebook or email catworthcommunity@gmail.com to be added to the village mailing list.

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Prescription collection service ...

To minimize the number of trips to Kimbolton Surgery a collection and delivery service has been setup for all Catworth residents running every Thursday.

Prescription delivery to the surgery:

Just call Andrew Moore before 10am on 01832 710535 give your name, house number and road and clearly state delivery. Mark your prescription CB at the top and place in an envelope addressed Kimbolton Surgery, Prescription. The courier will knock/ring, step back and wait for you to drop the envelope where he can pick it up. If you order online, proceed as usual but mark CB. Note the surgery need one weeks' notice to prepare repeat prescriptions.

Medicines for collection:

Call Andrew Moore before 10am Thursday on 01832 710535 giving the name on the prescription, house number and road and state clearly collection. Medicines will be collected for you in the morning and delivered to your door. The courier will knock/ring, step back and wait until you've picked them up.

If you are in isolation/lock-down and need an urgent medicines collection from the surgery call Andrew as above and explain your situation. There are volunteers who can be assigned the task. Where-ever possible we will try to minimise the number of trips to the surgery.

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Village Matters and Church News ...

Sadly "Village Matters" is locked-down, so no May issue. But we look forward to it returning soon. Meanwhile the church and community are alive and well, as this circular and the Rev'd Carol's notes below attest. Incidentally the Zoom service on Easter Day attracted over 50 participants and the regular weekly services have been attracting virtual congregations of 30 plus. Who would have believed it!
Your village correspondent, Nick Grantham, granthamnick@btinternet.com is always happy to hear of any items of interest for future issues.

A message from Revd Carol Brennand:

In spite of the lockdown church life continues across our villages. I am on duty and finding new ways of being rector.

We hold an online service every Sunday at 11.00 by Zoom.
If you would like to take part and you are not already on our mailing list, please contact me by email at carolbrennand@btinternet.com
or Michael O'Callaghan at mfocall05@gmail

I say evening prayer at 5pm. We can pray together in spirit if not in body. I can send you the prayers and the bible readings if you would like to join me.

If you would like me to pray for someone, please let me know in confidence and I'll include them in my prayers.

You can also keep in touch through my Facebook posts: Revdcarolb

These are very worrying times for all of us and no one knows how long the pandemic situation will last. Talking to someone can help so please don't hesitate to email or ring if you want a chat: 01832 710881 or 0748577943

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Gilbert's of Great Staughton Deliveries ...

Gilbert's of Gt. Staughton have kindly agreed to take weekly orders for Catworth. A village volunteer will collect the orders each Wednesday and distribute to your door.

Available:
Meat, cooked meats, homemade burgers and sausages, meat pies, pork pies, sausage rolls, bread, eggs, cheese (Cheddar, Red Leicester, Stilton, Brie) and a small selection of vegetables.

Order:
Text or WhatsApp to 07521 509596 with - Catworth Delivery, Your Name, House number and Road name and your order details.

Payment:
When your order is ready, Steve at Gilbert's will call to take payment over the phone.

Delivery:
A Catworth volunteer will collect all the orders on Wednesdays and deliver to your door.

  • Order deadline: Anytime up to Tuesday 12 noon
  • Delivery: Wednesday (First delivery 8th April, 2020)

Your order will be packed in plastic. As an extra safeguard and to reduce possible transmission as much as possible, please follow these instructions:
  • Once you have received your delivery, immediately remove all packaging
  • Repackage in your own packaging
  • Wash hands with soap and water immediately
  • Clean all surfaces that have had contact with packaging immediately

Any questions, please email Lesley Brazel or call Lesley on 01832 710824

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Other local stores which are still operating ...

Tillbrook Grange - Beef (Tilbrook)
Call James 07771 764115 or visit www.tilbrookgrange.co.uk/FEES

Top End Farm - Village Store (Little Staughton)
Call 01234 376 426 or visit www.topendfarm.co.uk/village-store/

AE DAY and Son - Animal Feed (Little Catworth)
Call 01832 710232 or visit www.aedayandson.co.uk/

Old Weston Garden Farm - Eggs Meat oldwestongardenfarm.weebly.com/

Egg Stall - Stow Longa (unmanned stall opposite church)

Boxworth Botanicals - Skincare boxworthbotanicals.com

A.B Foods - food deliveries www.abfruitsathome.co.uk/

Stonely Scalloper - Fish Boxes
Orders by message to 07977577153 or mail aylottpeter@aol.com