Berkeley and Surrounding Area Covid 19 Community Support Group are a Mutual Aid group, with the aim of building a self supporting community, providing and receiving practical and emotional support. At almost 900 people and growing (as at 29 March), they exist for exchanging information, with requests/offers directed to the whole community. A network of smaller neighbourhood groups also exists for people to communicate with their nearest neighbours.
Facebook groups for the Hamfallow Parish are as follows, telephone numbers are on the poster to the left:
During this period of isolation, it's more important than ever to ensure those in need are getting the help they require. Have you heard of the Berkeley Parochial Trust?
The Berkeley Parochial Trust exists to offer help to people in need that live within the five Berkeley Area Parishes: Berkeley; Alkington; Hamfallow, Hinton and Ham.
Examples of help awarded previously, have included: contributions towards heating/utility costs for the seriously ill; carpets or other essential household items bought for families where income is too low to be able to afford them; help with school uniform/shoes; the purchase of a disability aid that could not be acquired by other means.
If you or someone you know is in financial difficulties or is ill and in need of some financial help please contact us. We will need to know the name, address and phone number, brief details of the circumstances, and exactly what financial award is needed and for what purpose. Proof of the use of any award is always required.
All applications are handled with discretion, without judgement, and are entirely confidential.
Contact the Clerk to the Berkeley Parochial Trust Mrs S Watson. Phone 01453 542208 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stroud District Council
This is a list of Community Support Services that has been collated by Stroud District Council. It is a list of services, areas covered, phone numbers and web links.
Stroud District Council yellow letter can be found here:
Stroud District Council Community Information Pack can be found here:
Gloucester County Council
If you need help or someone you know does please visit the Community Help Hub online orby calling 01452 583519Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm.
A dedicated phone line and email address has been set up to help parents with all school related enquiries, including questions relating to Free School Meals. Tel: 01452 426015. EmailCOVIDSchoolenquiries@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Bonfires Stroud District Council have posted the following message about garden bonfires:
At this time, when many people are dealing with unfamiliar, stressful and sometimes frightening circumstances, could we please request that everyone considers the impact of their actions on their neighbours. While this might seem like an opportunity to prune the garden, please don’t burn the waste as that could create additional problems for people already potentially dealing with breathing difficulties. Similarly, opening your windows and playing music at high volumes might make you feel better, but it will just make everyone else’s life less tolerable. Please, think about other people, be kind and keep your activities reasonable.