Weald Memorial Hall locked up and cannot be used for events until further notice

MEMORIAL HALL: The hall committee has announced that following advice from the government, the Memorial Hall is closed and locked for the foreseeable future. It will not be used by any individual or group or for any event.

WEALD PARISH COUNCIL: Community response to the Coronavirus. The members of Weald Parish Council sincerely thank all the people and organisations within our village who have come forward to support the continuity of services and to help the most vulnerable members of our community in the face of the extraordinary challenges of the coronavirus.

This response demonstrates the wonderful community spirit which exists within the village and which will see Weald emerging even stronger from this unprecedented crisis. The Parish Council will continue to provide support to villagers in every possible way.

Members of the village with concerns/issues can first contact John Caird, Secretary to Weald Parish Council  by emailing him through the council’s website: www.sevenoakswealdpc.kentparishes.gov.uk/contact-clerk/ or telephone 01732 463429 and he will pass these on to the members of the Parish Council. All members of the Parish Council are happy to provide help and assistance they can.

VILLAGE HELP: The WEald CAREs community initiative is providing practical help and companionship in Weald village to those who are housebound and in need. This is being run through an inbound phone line that villagers can call if they are in need of things like:

Groceries; Newspapers; Prescriptions; A lift to doctor/hospital; Loan of Books, Games and Puzzles; Light gardening; Loan of a garden implement; counselling; A call from the church. Leaflets are being distributed in the village giving information about how help can be obtained through phoning a dedicated local number. 01732 66 77 03

This is a three way process involving: ‘The caller’ (someone in need in the village making the call); ‘The volunteer’ (the person who answers the call and take details of the caller’s need) who will pass on the request to; ‘The helper’ (the person who will satisfy the caller’s requirement). The number will be monitored from 9am – 6pm.

DOCTOR: The doctor’s surgery in the village is closed until further notice. For up-to-date information, please visit the Hildenborough Medical Practise website www.hildenboroughmedicalgroup.co.uk or telephone the surgery on 01732 838777. There are links on the website to information about how to respond/react if you think you might have coronavirus.

TAKE AWAY MENU AT WINDMILL: Tracey and Andrew, the new publicans at The Windmill Pub, are offering food and drinks from a limited ‘take away’ menu which will be delivered to any household within a three mile area. On offer is:

Available from Tuesday to Saturday 6pm till 9pm.

Starters. All £4.
Soup of the day and crusty roll
Whitebait with tartar sauce
Chicken wings with garlic mayo
Garlic bread (add £1 with cheese)

Mains all £8.
Battered Cod & Chips
Scampi & fries
Windmill Burger with fries (add £1 with cheese)
Mushroom & Halloumi Burger with fries
Chicken Kebab with pitta, salad and garlic sauce

Dessert of the day £4

Please ask for any dietary requirements.

Also:
Bottles of wine £11
4 pint take out (ask for details)
Cans of soft drink £1
Mars, Galaxy bars £1
Tubes of Smarties £1
Crisps & nuts £1

Delivery is FREE, please note delivery can only be made within a three-mile radius of the pub.

Payment will be taken over the phone prior to delivery. Minimum order £15.

Please order on 01732 463330

ST GEORGE’S CHURCH: Rev. Mandy Carr has shared the following information from St George’s Church: ‘All public services will be suspended for the time being but we are looking into ways of live streaming acts of worship and prayers, and publishing content to encourage and give hope at this challenging time.  Please use all avenues of support in the community and if there is something that St. George’s can do to care for you or for a neighbour, please let us know.  Our Pastoral Assistants are working with the team in the shop to provide coverage for our area, but without your help, it would be easy for people to fall through the net. Please let us know where we can assist and let us all keep our eyes open for those who need additional care at this time.  I am aware that not everyone is on the internet, especially some who may be the most vulnerable, please can we use the old fashioned way of phoning people or even writing notes, just to let people know we are here and Weald does care.

The Weald Village news is compiled by Susan Gidman. If you have any news or events you would like her to consider for the village column you can call her on 01732 454222 or email: newwealdnews@outlook.com

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