Details on AVOW’s Covid Celebration
During the last several weeks of the Coronavirus situation, at the Wrexham Volunteer Centre at AVOW, we have been working with many organisations who have been helping people in their communities. We have been supporting and following dozens of new initiatives which have arisen to cope with what the pandemic has thrown at them. We know that some groups and individuals have surpassed all expectations to help and support family, friends, neighbours and strangers, to get through this strange and stressful time.
We would now like to say a small “thank you” to some of those kind and selfless individuals by presenting them with a certificate and by, hopefully, telling their story.
We are asking for nominations from the community – anyone can nominate – for people who you believe should have their own pat on the back. With their permission, you can share their name and their Covid 19 story, letting us know what they have been doing during lockdown and beyond.
It’s really simple – follow the link to complete the nomination form, and then (with their permission) you can share a photo or a video or what they have been doing – how and who they have helped.
Depending upon the numbers of nominations, we may have to choose a selection of stories to share – there have been hundreds of people who have helped in some way – we are looking for those who have gone above and beyond in being generous with their time and efforts for others. Tell us who has been your superhero!
We will then attach their story to our map, for others to see, share your thanks and ours on Social Media and present them with a special certificate of thanks (hopefully personally) at one of AVOW’s upcoming celebration events.
It will be just a small thank you to the people who have made a big difference.
We can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
The closing date for nominations is: Friday August 14th 2020
Our Covid Celebration Week will be: Monday 31st August – Saturday 5th September 2020
(Dates to be confirmed for AVOW presentation events.)
Looking forwards to hearing from you
The AVOW Covid 19 Team
Messages regarding Covid-19
COVID-19 Essential Guide to Local Services & Businesses
Essentials magazine has produced a really informative and helpful resource guide. You can view it here: https://www.essentialsmag.co.uk/covid19
Overton Covid Relief Fund
Thanks to a generous donation, a local fund has been established to help residents during the current crisis. This allows modest grants to be payable to provide immediate financial support to alleviate hardship or provide protective equipment. The fund is being administered by a trust and decisions will be made on a case by case basis as received until the fund is depleted. In any event the fund will end by 31st December 2020. Requests for grants may be made by or on behalf of any resident or family within the Overton Community Council Area. Anyone requiring further information should contact email@example.com. All contact will be treated confidentially.
Police advice on Coronavirus scams and how to avoid them
The police sent round some useful information on some scams currently “doing the rounds”. You can download their information here
Update on deliveries
Volunteers are now going to Stan’s on 6 days a week (not Sundays) to pick up and deliver orders placed by Overton residents. Stan’s are very busy as you can imagine and so they ask that, where possible, orders are placed by email to Pauline@stans.biz but those not on email should phone them on 01691 772348.
Due to volume, orders could take up to 4-5 days to be processed so please factor that in when you place your order. So we can estimate the quantity of orders our volunteers will pick up on their nominated delivery day, once your order has been confirmed if you could text or phone Charlotte Copeman on 07960 538089 that would be great. For your information Stan’s will be open on Good Friday (until 4pm) and Easter Monday, but closed on Easter Day.
In addition to meat orders, M E Evans is now able to deliver milk and bread. For those wanting to order milk and bread please contact Mike on 01978 710342 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org to open a monthly account.
Edwards Dairies are also taking new customers and anyone who would like to register must do so on line www.edwardsdairies.co.uk and follow the link YOUR MOO. They are working their way through these registrations so please note it is taking about 5 days at the moment though due to influx of customers.
If you need your prescription picked up from Rowlands please contact Charlotte on 07960 538089 who will arrange for someone to collect this for you. We will need your name and address as well as the day your prescription will be ready for collection.
Meals on Wheels available from Penley Rainbow Centre
‘Meals on Wheels’ now available from the Rainbow Centre on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Delivering across South Wrexham (free of charge) to Penley, Overton, Erbistock and Eyton, Sesswick, Hanmer, Marchwiel, Bangor on Dee, Bronington, Horsemans Green, and Whitewell.
5* food hygiene. Freshly cooked. Nutritional. Catering to all requirements. Comes with complimentary activity pack. Free delivery.
The Corner Shop is now open again (8.00 am – 2.00 pm Monday – Saturday, 8-12 on Sunday) but for the time being papers are there for collection only. If you are having difficulties collecting your paper please phone 07960 538089.
Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Updated at 12:00 daily can be found here: https://covid19-phwstatement.nhs.wales/
Information leaflets have been delivered to every house in Overton
You can download an electronic copy here: Overton Community Response Covid 19 leaflet (2)
We appreciate some members of the community have already reached out to their friends and neighbours to offer support. It is not surprising that this has happened because of the community spirit in Overton being as amazing as it is. Anything which OCC is putting in place is not meant to override anything that has been offered already – we want to make sure that everyone knows that there is support now, and in the weeks ahead.
Overton Community Council with the Rainbow Centre has established a support group to ensure that everyone in our community receives the support and assistance they require during the current crisis.
One of the simplest things we can do is keep eye on each other.
We have already contacted people to ask them to consider becoming a Community Buddy to keep an eye on a small number of people in their immediate area. Really the role of the Community Buddy is to act like a coordinator – they don’t actually need to provide the assistance their neighbours may need; they just need to contact OCC and we will coordinate local volunteers to provide this. The sort of things we are thinking of are assistance with shopping, dog walking or signposting to other available services as necessary.
Keep smiling, keep washing your hands and remember that there is a support network in Overton to help you.