There is some light around the corner!. The good news is that cases in Hadlow/East Peckham/Golden Green are falling. Having risen from 5 to over 50 in the second half of last year, new cases in the last seven days are down to 13. I suspect Boris is this time going to be more over cautious about letting us out but things will get better from here. So maybe we will be able to hold a fete this summer ….
Meanwhile the days are getting longer. Sunset today is a whole hour later than it was in December. What we need now of course is for the footpaths to dry out! Keep safe everybody.
Golden Green Association’s 250 Club
I have money in for 210 of the 250 numbers including demand from several new residents. If you want to retain your numbers from last year and have not already paid up, this is your last chance before I reallocate! Please get in touch.
GG Zoom Quiz Night
Monday 1 & 15 February – 8pm.
Currently fortnightly on Zoom. Each participating household provides five questions. No entry fee, no prizes – just for fun!
Contact Alec Pelmore (email@example.com) for the Zoom link.
Pierce Mill Farm Logs
Seasoned logs and kindling available throughout the winter – order from piercemillfarm.co.uk. Payment can be made remotely, and the delivery made safely.
Takeaway burgers every Friday with a guest burger every week. Updates on our Bell Facebook page or contact us to find out what’s available.
Bonus Ball draw for charity
Each week a different charity will receive 25% of the monies taken with the rest going as the Bonus Ball prize. £1.00 per number. Contact Clare Tanner for available numbers. The winning number is drawn every Saturday.
St Mary’s Church, Hadlow
For all services, places need to be booked on Eventbrite (link on St Mary’s website) or email Revd Paul for a Zoom invite.
A new project by the Church of England, Daily Hope is a FREE phone line, 0800 804 8044, available 24 hours a day. It has been set up for those unable to join online church services during the period of Covid restrictions. Various options are available: hymns, prayers and a Sunday service. It is available for anyone but is designed particularly for people who do not have access to the internet.
St Mary’s Food Bank
If you would like to make use of the food bank, please come to the church on Wednesdays between 10.30am and 12.30pm (no appointment needed) or call Revd Paul on 01732 850238. Donations of food or money would be greatly appreciated (please contact Revd Paul). Thank you and please don’t hesitate to use us if you need us.
Hospital Transport Service
Residents of Hadlow & Golden Green who need help to get to clinic appointments can contact Mike Harvey (tel 01732 851881, mob 07464 548448).
Action Fraud: Vaccines
Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage of the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine to commit fraud.
– The vaccine is free of charge.
– The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
– The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.
– The NHS will never arrive unannounced to your home to administer the vaccine.
– The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.
– If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
– If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is free of charge.
– If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk
TMBC Energy Deal
If you’ve been with your gas or electricity supplier for a while, you may be able to save money by switching to another supplier. Three times a year TMBC participates with other councils in a nationwide energy auction to get the best deal from suppliers. If you’re registered with the scheme, you’ll get a personalised offer which you can accept or reject. Registration is free and you’re not obliged to accept the winning offer. Switching is easy and painless. The deadline for registering for the next auction is 8 February. You can even register on behalf of someone else. More information and how to register at the TMBC Energy Deal website.
Compiled by Alec Pelmore and Anne Waddingham © 2021