Village News


PARISH COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

The Parish Council meeting planned for 2 Jul 20 is cancelled.

INFORMATION RE CORONA VIRUS, 1 Apr 20

The latest information from national government in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak is at  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you are a member of the community that requires support you can request help online at: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/requesthelpor dial 01522 782189 for assistance.

You can also volunteer to help on Lincolnshire County Council's website at: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/volunteeror by calling 01522 782189.


UPDATE FROM THE THOROLD, 21 Mar 20

Unfortunately, in line with the government's recent guidance, we must announce the closure of the pub, restaurant and cafe at The Thorold.

The Shop @ The Thorold will remain open as per the hours recently publicised, subject of course to staffing / volunteering levels.  
The Post Office will also remain open (9.30 am - 12.30 pm every Wednesday).

We must ask customers not to visit if you are displaying the signs of Covid-19, particularly if you have a fever or continuous cough.  The government's guidance is here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public#what-to-do-if-you-have-symptoms 

We're heartened to hear that the Parish Councils of Hougham and Marston are already actively promoting the community spirit that will keep all our residents safe and in contact with one another.  Please look after each other and your neighbours.  We are looking into providing a takeaway service but we are unable to implement this immediately.  We hope to have more news on this in the next fortnight.  We appreciate your support and patience at this difficult time.

Sandra Allen on behalf of The Thorold Arms Community Benefit Society Limited

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED DURING CORONA VIRUS CRISIS, 20 Mar 20

During the ongoing Corona virus crisis it is vital that we provide additional support to residents of our two villages when appropriate. In particular this applies not just to those who are elderly or disabled, but also to those who are self-isolating and those confined to barracks, being over 70. Many residents will have made their own arrangements through family or friends, but there may well be others who haven't.

The main purpose of this message is to ask you to check with all your neighbours and to let any member of the relevant Parish Council know if assistance is required. We must ensure that no one is missed or forgotten, especially if not on HAMES or Facebook. This email will be followed by a leaflet drop to all residents in both villages.

The shop is already planning to expand its range and to arrange home delivery, and the pub is planning to supply take-away meals.  In order to provide this support we need volunteers to fetch and carry from the shop or from a supermarket. We need people to fetch prescriptions from the surgery. (This is allowed subject to prior authorisation by telephone.) The shop also needs more people to man the till, which is currently staffed largely by the over 70s. Please let any member of the two Parish Councils know if you are prepared to volunteer (minimum age - 18).

With the help of the whole community we can make sure that everyone is looked after through this very difficult time.
Hougham and Marston Parish Councils