Hadlow Down and Coronavirus

As yet, it’s unclear to what extent Coronavirus will affect our community.  Some of us may catch it, others not.  For some, the effects are said to be similar to seasonal flu, however the effects of this virus might be greater to those of us who are elderly or have underlying health issues.
We must all be mindful of NHS advice and the recommendation to self-isolate if we show these symptoms or have been in contact with someone who shows symptoms (see the NHS link below).

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We are fortunate in that Hadlow Down is a supportive community and as a village many of us tend to know our neighbours even if they are several fields away.  During this time, especially as people start to self-isolate, it is important that as neighbours we maintain phone contact.  If you know of a neighbour who lives alone or neighbours who have little support in the local area, please take the time to make contact and to offer your support making sure that you are mindful of NHS guidance regarding visiting those that are vulnerable.If you need help or you can help then the following are happy to receive a call and to co-ordinate activities:-

Eddie Westfield           01825 830661
Rachel Lewis                 07714 006834
Vicky Richards             01825 830256
Janet Tourell                01825 830478

Eddie Westfield can also be contacted on webadmin@hadlowdown.com.

This is joint communication on behalf of the Community, Neighbourhood Watch, St Mark’s Church and the Parish Council.  Please keep an eye on this web page as the list co-ordinators maybe updated.

Additional information about Coronavirus can be found on the www.gov.uk website link below:-

https://www.gov.uk/search/all?keywords=coronavirus+adviceHYPERLINK “https://www.gov.uk/search/all?keywords=coronavirus+advice&order=relevance”&HYPERLINK “https://www.gov.uk/search/all?keywords=coronavirus+advice&order=relevance”order=relevance

Hadlow Down Play Area re-opens

Hadlow Down  Parish Council are very pleased to announce, that following consideration and risk assessments, the play area has re-opened.  However, please be clear that the play area will not be sanitised and the following guidelines apply:

  1. Parents must read this guidance and ensure their families follow it carefully for the safety of their children and others.
  2. This equipment is checked regularly for damage and wear and tear but is not sanitised.
  3. This is shared equipment, used at your own risk.
  4. Do not use this equipment if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating.
  5. You are advised that children should not use this equipment if they are clinically or extremely clinically vulnerable.
  6. Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before entering the playground.
  7. Encourage everyone in your family to wash their hands with hand sanitiser regularly and as a minimum before and after using the playground.
  8. Encourage children to avoid touching their faces.
  9. You MUST maintain social distancing from others unless they are from the same household – current advice is to maintain at least 1m and consider wearing a face mask.
  10. All items of play equipment can only be used by one child at a time while social distancing. Please ensure your family waits at a safe distance if the equipment is in use or return later to use the equipment.
  11. Try to avoid busy times.
  12. If your family is wearing disposable PPE, please take it home with you or where provided use the bins – DO NOT LITTER.
  13. Wash your hands when you get home.
  14. No food to be consumed in the play areas and all litter to be disposed of in the bins provided.

We hope you enjoy using the playground and thank you for helping to keep everyone safe by always following these simple instructions.

THANK YOU, STAY SAFE & HAVE FUN!

Message to all dog owners

The Parish Council has received complaints about owners not picking up their dog’s faeces.  Despite the majority of people kindly clearing up after their dogs, there is a very small minority who are either leaving the offending item where it has been deposited or placing it in a bag and leaving it hanging in the hedgerow.  This is especially a problem in Wilderness Lane which makes it very unpleasant for residents and is a health hazard.

For those who leave the item on verges it can be a very unpleasant experience when the owner comes to cut back the vegetation.

Can owners please either place the dog’s faeces in the dog bins provided at the Village Hall and at the playing field or take it home with them.

Thank you for your support in solving this issue.

Hadlow Down Parish Council

A look back at the Village Fayre 2019

As the Covid 19 pandemic has scuppered our plans for village Summer Celebrations,
it seemed now would be the perfect time to look back on our historic 2019 Village Fayre.

You will find the story of the day and a look back at the 1919 event that inspired us over on the Village Fayre page here

Reporting anti-social behaviour

It has been brought to the Parish Council’s attention that large groups of people have been playing football on the playing field, despite being politely requested not to do so,  and causing disturbances late into the night.  These individuals are from out of the area.

If you find yourself impacted by behaviour such as this please go to the Sussex Police website and select from the “Tell us about” tab at the top of the page or paste the following link into your web browser: https://bit.ly/2Xv98l2

VE Day 75

I am afraid that the terrible Coronavirus emergency and consequent Government guidance means that we are unable to come together today. Our plans, here in the village, for  VE Day 75 community celebrations due to take place on the bank holiday weekend of 8th – 10th May are on ice. It is right and proper that people should be kept safe and healthy.

However, you could take part in celebrations safely from home. I am sure that many of you are planning to do just that. Please share your celebrations with us,

Show us how you’re celebrating! Share your stay at home party photos using the hashtags
#veday75 #hadlowdown

If you are happy to send them to us we will publish them here on the Village Fayre Page on Sunday 10th May.

With my very best wishes,

Sarah Prall, Chair Hadlow Down Village Fayre Committee

Please send your photos, drawings, poems to sarahprall@btinternet.com by Midnight Saturday 9th May.

Wings to Fly

Help for local young people with mental health and well-being problems
Wings to Fly are very pleased to announce that our application for a grant has been successful and we have received £4,115 from the Sussex Community Foundation. This will enable us to support St Mark’s CEP School and the local community with mental health and wellbeing issues during this Covid-19 outbreak. Families who feel they could benefit from this opportunity are invited to contact the School’s office in the first instance on 01825 830375.
The Trustees
Wings to Fly
Reg Charity No:118309
The support of regular donations allows us to demonstrate a strong commitment from the school community. If you are a ble to make a regular (or one off) donation you can do so directly through our donations page kindlink.com/fundraising/wings-to-fly/2563 or via our page on the school website.

Hadlow Down Parish Council Housing Needs Survey 2020 Results

The Parish Council is continually trying to monitor the needs of parishioners in Hadlow Down, so in March 2020 they asked residents and anyone else who would like to be  resident to complete a Housing Needs Survey. You can view the results by pasting the following link into your web browser:  https://forms.gle/Qu5U2phZf5kvdhVT7 and then selecting “See previous responses”.

 

 

Hadlow Down Village Small Businesses


The effect of the economic fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic on small businesses in our community has created hardship in many cases.
As all users of the Hadlow Down Facebook Group pages are aware in order to protect the pages from being swamped by business advertising to the detriment of general social interaction admin does not allow any advertising but, as the Facebook page was set up as a service to the whole community including those having small businesses based in the village, it is felt that in these extremely unusual and hard times it would be appropriate to do something to help without compromising the group policy on advertising.
As from immediately the group Admin will offer any small business, sole trader etc. actually based in Hadlow Down village (those who have a Hadlow Down landline number or other proof) a ‘Showcase’ post on the village Facebook page once every month.
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