Grange Moor Matters

​​​​​Grange Moor Community Association

COMMUNITY FISH & CHIPS

 

Great News, we are planning another Fish & Chip Tea!

 

Thursday 12 November, provided that Covid-19 Rules will allow this

 

Delivered between 5.00 and 6.00 pm

 

Meals will be available to residents aged over 60 together with nominations for others who you feel would welcome a Fish & Chip tea delivered to their home

 

We will be giving priority to anyone who has not received a meal in our earlier deliveries, as we do not want anyone to miss out with thisoffer

 

Requests for inclusion in this meal can be e-mailed to us at gramoorca@btinternet.com or ring Brian on 01924 850731

 

Open for requests from Thursday 29 October

 

Closing date for requests is Friday tea time 6 November

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COVID-19 SUPPORT

 

The news on Tuesday evening that Kirklees is to remain in Tier 2 of the Covid-19 Rules, for the time being at least, will have come as a relief to many residents

 

At the same time in the Prime Ministers Press Conference, the England's deputy chief medical officer, Jonathan Van-Tam, expressed his concerns that the over 60s are now showing to be at greater risk of infection as we move further into Autumn and infection rates continuing in to rise

 

The Government has not mandated compulsory shielding or self-isolation this time. This was a feature of the National Lockdown six months ago. This may be some consolation to those in this age group, but with the lower age for this now 60,  this gives, perhaps, the probability that more of this generation may be at risk than in the National Lockdown (lower age was then 70) earlier in the year

 

Whilst shielding is not mandatory, there are still people in this age group who have chosen to stay at home to protect themselves with more now choosing to do this over the winter months

 

When the National Lockdown was imposed, you the residents of Grange Moor really came out and provided the care and support to those who were compelled to stay in their own homes for over 3 months with the more vulnerable staying indoor for a further month. The Community Association with help of a small band of volunteers were able to provide support and assistance to some residents who were not able to access support from family or friends and neighbours. We know how much this support was appreciated

 

Whilst we do anticipate that support may be needed at the same level, we do not want anyone in the village to go without help should this be needed at this time.

 

We have, therefore, re-activated our Covid-19 Support for those in need.

 

We could do with a few more volunteers to be able to meet any requests that we may receive, based on experience last time this likely to be doing shopping or collecting medication from local doctors’ surgeries

 

Please get in touch with me if

 

You would like to offer your services to provide help and support for residents in need

 

Or

 

You, or someone you know, would like some help whilst remaining at home either shielding or in self-isolation, by choice, to protect themselves in these difficult and worrying time

 

Brian

E-mail - gramoorca@btinternet.com

01924 840731