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 Myddle, Broughton & Harmer Hill 
E-Newsletter for 17th April 2020

including  Alderton, Balderton, Bilmarsh, Brandwood, Houlston, Marton, Myddlewood, Newton, Sleap, Yorton, and Yorton Heath

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17th April 2020

In these uncertain and trying times the aim of the E-Newsletter is to keep people in the parish informed and in contact with other people in the parish. We make no apology for repeating information from previous E-Newsletters. Additional information is included this week.

Post office Help Scheme: A new initiative introduced by the Post Office is being rolled out to banks.  Anyone who cannot leave home may be able to ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher. The Post Office scheme is being extended and offered to all banks, building societies and credit unions. If the bank allows it, someone can ask for a one-time barcode sent via text, email or post for a stipulated amount. A trusted friend or volunteer can exchange the voucher for the cash requested. Previously, only a named individual, such as a carer, could collect cash in this way on someone's behalf. Now any trusted neighbour or volunteer can do so.
The idea of the Payout Now scheme is to allow people who are shielded or self-isolating, mainly elderly, to maintain access to cash without having to hand over a debit card and Pin to somebody else.
For more details please see BBC News and the Post Office website:

Local post box collections. The post boxes are being emptied in the mornings with no afternoon collections. Post before 10.00 am to be sure of collection that day. No post on a Sunday

Local shops with delivery service currently as of 17th April 2020

The Spar Shop Baschurch - deliver to over 70s, customers with disability/special needs, customers with long term health problems and single parents isolating with children - 01939 261187. Phone between 7.00 am and lunch time to place your order for the next day. Payment by card over the phone. This is the current procedure but may be subject to change. 
Rowlands Vegetables fruit and veg - 01743 462244. Will deliver veg boxes most days to Myddle and Harmer Hill
Shrewsbury Handy Veg - 01743 461307 - deliver to Myddle
Moor Farm Shop - Email or phone 01939 262632
J. Hartshorn Dairy and Fresh Produce - 01691 657629 - deliver to Myddle on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 
Oaklgate Nursery & Garden Centre free local delivery available Call 01939 250428

Supermarket Delivery and Click and Collect.
 Click on the link for shopping at TESCO handy tip if you are trying to get a Tesco delivery, log on at 23.55. They release the slots at midnight. Also try for a delivery slot that week at 07.00 am. Put something in the basket, pay for it with your credit card. You can change and add to the order up to 24 hours before you get the delivery or do Click and Collect.
 Click on the link for shopping at ASDA 
 Click on the link for shopping at SAINSBURYS  Delivery to most vulnerable and a click and collect service
 Click on the link for shopping at ICELAND Delivery slots but you enter a queuing system. Just stay on line in the queue

Clive Surgery. 
The Procedure for ordering your prescriptions is unchanged, phone in the repeat prescription request or use the on line reordering at the Patient Access web site.
To pick up your prescription, go to the outer door of the surgery, ring the bell, you do not need go in, give your name.The staff will then bring the prescription to you outside. It would help the staff if you could arrange to pick up other peoples prescriptions for them, especially those who are self isolating due to age or serious health issues Patients may ask someone to collect their prescriptions but they will need the name of the person, address and date of birth.
Prescott Surgery 
People can collect their prescriptions from the surgery as long as they do not have symptoms of Coronvirus. Patients may ask someone to collect their prescriptions but they will need the name of the person, address and date of birth.

Click on this link for the latest updates from Shropshire Council Newsroom on Coronavirus and Shropshire

Click on this link for the latest Guidance on Public Rights of Way for users and Land owners

Click on this link for a short video on the  Coronavirus Countryside Code 

Computers and Technology. 
We are now so dependant on technology to communicate with families, friends and shops during this crisis. For this reason Colin Ruck has offered to assist and advise anyone within the parish who is having IT problems or just wants to install Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, Facebook, etc. Many problems can be sorted out without an on site visit. Please call him 07906622133 or 291436 for this FREE SERVICE! Also if you have a computer or laptop you are prepared to donate to help somebody out in the parish please let Colin know.

If you are isolating due to the Coronavirus there is a network of support in place.

Myddle Support Group please contact Kayleigh Griffiths 07890 612342
Myddle, Shropshire Facebook page

Harmer Hill Support Group please contact Helen Morgan   07803 123188
Harmer Hill Community Group Facebook page

Crane Quality Counselling  are offering urgent one stop appointments to families across Shropshire.
We are all living through very difficult times often feeling very isolated from our families and friends, trying to keep ourselves safe from COVID-19.
Families are also being forced to live together on a 24 hours basis with no one going to work or school – relationships can be stretched, we may be struggling with a family bereavement,  we may feel that it would helpful to talk to one of our experienced counsellors – just having the opportunity to off load can be an amazing lifeline.
Normally we would see our clients on a face to face basis – at the moment we are having to talk to you by telephone or online. If you feel that you would like to talk to someone we are just a telephone call away. 01743 240 546
Our service is completely confidential. Contact us for help and support. Appointments are readily available.
Visit our website:

If you feel unwell please call 111 or your GP surgery for advice.
For concerns about a vulnerable adult’s safety or welfare, or for support and advice about adult social care 0345 678 9044 .
For concerns about a child’s safety or welfare, or for family support 0345 678 9021.
The Coronavirus is extremely contagious and it is essential to safeguard everybody. Please send a call or a text if you require help or a chat. We will leave shopping and prescriptions on your doorstep and let you know that they are there. Please ensure you wash your hands with soap and water for more than 20 seconds once you have unloaded your items.

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