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Coronavirus Humshaugh

 

Humshaugh COVID-19 Response – 21/3/2020

Dear Residents

Key organisations in Humshaugh are organising a collective response to help our community cope with the impact of the COVID-19 virus.

Humshaugh Village Shop will be the “hub” for providing goods and access to information on wider services.  There will be a volunteer-run delivery service of food, including ready-meals, newspapers and other essentials.  The Shop website (http://www.humshaughshop.co.uk/) will provide information on other services.

If you are in a vulnerable group and/or self-isolating, particularly if you live alone, you can arrange for deliveries or ask for help with any other practical issues by calling:

07469 796103

If we cannot help we will do our utmost to find someone who can.

In line with Government and other advice group activities in the Village Hall are cancelled until further notice.  St Peter’s Church Services have also had to stop; however, local clergy are offering personal support and St Peter’s will remain open for private prayer.

For up to date health information and advice please visit the NHS website:

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

OneCall – 01670 536 400

This is the County Council number to ring for all adult social care, children’s services and community health enquiries.  You can use this for anyone who needs assistance or help of any sort, or simply if you have questions you would like answered.

NHS Volunteer Responders

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak.  To find out more about what is involved and sign up click this link: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS

Support for volunteers

Northumberland Communities Together

Northumberland County Council is launching a new initiative to support the phenomenal volunteering networks that have been rallying support across the county in response to COVID-19.  ‘Northumberland Communities Together’ is a dedicated team which will help harness the power of local community volunteers while making sure the county’s most vulnerable residents are protected.

If you want to volunteer to help your community there are lots of ways that you can help – if you’d like to assist:

For further information please visit the Northumberland Communities Together webpage.

 

Pedlars in Humshaugh

 

Some villagers may have been approached by young men selling cleaning utensils in a haversack (Usually claiming they have been in prison for assault). It has happened to me. I have had two separate visits over the last few weeks. Both young men put me under pressure to buy something. The first one, a few weeks ago, harassed me and became aggressive when I would not buy something because he did not have any ID. The second one produced an ID document which I found was forged, after I called the police.

I realised, now, how ignorant I was not knowing the law on pedlars. I have therefore done a little homework. I find they must have a pedlar’s certificate from the police. (See copy below).

If you wish to know more here are a couple of links to read;

https://www.police.uk/forms/pedlars-certificate/

https://www.northumbria.police.uk/news_and_events/latest_news/2018/02/13/do_you_know_who_youre_opening_your_door_to/

Richard Hewitt