A message from Willoughby Parish Council

Willoughby-on-the-Wolds Community Action: Who is your neighbour?

During the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, some people living in our parish may feel the need to self-isolate for reasons of age, illness or vulnerability to infection, in accordance with advice from HM Government. We hope, and expect, that most such people will be supported by their family, friends or neighbours.

It seems possible, though, that some parishioners who need to self-isolate have no-one they can turn to for help, should they need it. Therefore we are asking every household in the parish these two questions:

1: If you need to self-isolate during the coronavirus outbreak, would you like to be put in contact with a fellow villager who would be willing to help you do so?

2: Would you be prepared to help one or more of your fellow villagers who need to self-isolate during the coronavirus outbreak?

Such help might include: picking up shopping, visiting the post office, or just being a friendly voice on the telephone

If your answer to either question is ‘Yes’, please contact Don Aldiss or Dill Wakenarrow by email or telephone. We will seek to ‘match’ those in need with those who can help.

If you already have a helper, that’s fine – we don’t need to hear from you. If you know someone who may need help – please check with them and, if appropriate, tell them about this Community Action.

Any arrangements must be on the understanding that they are entirely matters of goodwill between the ‘helpers’ and the ‘helped’, and that circumstances may change over the coming weeks and months.

You may find it helpful to ‘like’ the Willoughby Village Community and the Willoughby on the Wolds Church Facebook pages.

don.aldiss@btinternet.com;   01509 880932;   165 Main Street, LE12 6SY