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Staplehurst Parish Council

Coronavirus - Help for Vulnerable Residents

By Staplehurst Parish Council Staplehurst Parish Council

Friday, 20 March 2020


Staplehurst Parish Council Contributor


The Parish Council with support from our Borough Councillor’s, County Councillor and local volunteers are organising an emergency help team to assist in these difficult times.

Please see the attachment below which will be delivered to every house (wherever possible) at the weekend.

We will continually be following government & local authority guidelines

Our volunteers will be provided with high viz vests which are clearly labelled in order to try to avoid individuals taking advantage of people in this difficult situation. Please be advised that anyone who does not have these recognisable vests are not part of the emergency help team

To keep the process simple, we request that the following criteria is met as far as possible in relation to shopping, but anything can be considered. We are here to HELP!

1. Cash only
2. Max £40 per shop
3. Max 2 items the same
4. No brand loyalty - i.e. we shop where we shop
5. No loyalty cards accepted.

We are willing to collect prescriptions from Lloyds Chemist and deliver them to the individuals houses on a daily basis.

We can help with basic errands like posting letters or collecting newspapers.

If you would like a regular phone call for a chat and to keep your spirits up, from one of our kind volunteers we are more than happy to do this. Who knows we may end up friends for life!

The dedicated phone line should be manned 24 hours per day, if you do not get through on the 1st occasion please leave a message and it will be picked up promptly.

Wherever possible we will ask volunteers to work in pairs.

We would like to remind everyone that we can all play a part by helping vulnerable people at this time. Please Support this community effort, to help our community!

Please stay happy and healthy!

Contact Information

Staplehurst Parish Council

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Parish Office, Village Centre, High Street, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 0BJ