Thank you from the Parish Council

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The Parish Council would like to thank all the people who have volunteered to support the Parish Council’s effort to ensure that vulnerable people in the village have the support they need whilst they are required to self-isolate.

The approach taken has been to try to match people needing assistance to the volunteer who lives closest to them in order to make it easier for everyone and also to encourage relationships that may endure should that be desired and offered.

Thank you to all the volunteers for keeping in touch with the people you are supporting but don’t hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk if, for whatever reason, you need another volunteer to stand in.

As the registers were put togther it was heart-warming to discover just how many arrangements to support neighbours were already in place, either longstanding or newly established as the epidemic started to hit. We are all very lucky to live in a place like Walsham le Willows which, if we did not know it already, clearly has a strong community spirit.

Many of those who volunteered have not yet been called upon but it has been very comforting to know that those people are still ready to be called upon should the need arise. Let’s hope that the slow relaxation of lockdown as many are still required to isolate and social distancing is still required, does not result in a second spike of infections. But should that happen we know we are prepared .

Another thank you is due to Mr Richard Martineau who has always done so much for the village which is not always immediately obvious to everyone in the village. The Parish Council recently asked if a skip for the collection of green waste could be located on one of the local farms and Richard kindly offered.

The provision of a skip for green waste was suggested by Councillor Paul Arbon as a response to a number of sightings of the fly tipping of garden waste into hedgerows. Within a very short space of time, the skip was almost filled on Sunday last and there is still a bit more room to be made for this coming Sunday. So thank you again Richard for facilitating this effort which was very much appreciated by those who made use of it last week.