Coronavirus Help and Information

Updates 6/4 reorganised a bit – new index and new section on shops delivering to Kingsland including Hinton’s, Paul’s wet fish from Leominster market, Mousetrap Cheese and Leominster Pet Centre.  Updated info for the Corners Inn including Community Food box deliveries.

Updates 3/4  SMAAAK Grand Potato Competition cancelled but hopefully a new vegetable competition later on. St Michael and All Angels – weekly service and also Messy Church online posted for 5/4; Markham’s garage will be closed except for emergencies from 6/4


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We’ve started this page to hopefully be a central place for up to date information on help available in the parish for those self isolating or in need, plus information on changes and/or additions to services available in the parish and nearby. Please feel free to send us information via info@kingslandlife.com or message us via our Facebook page so that we can help keep everyone informed and up to date.  We will continually update as we get information so please check back regularly. Many thanks!

Click the NHS and Gov.UK images to go to the latest up to date government and NHS information. Links to info from  the World Health Organisation are at the bottom of the page.

CLICK THE INDEX LINK BELOW  to go to the section of the page you want:

Help for those in self isolation or need in the parish

Update 6/4 Business delivery services/opening times within the parish

New section 6/4 Other delivery services to Kingsland/opening times from outside the parish

Other information from local and other organisations and businesses  eg Herefordshire Council, Wye Valley Trust, local event cancellations, new business opening hours etc.

Free online resources for Home Schooling and Kids Activities

Full government guidance on staying at home CLICK HERE

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Help for those in self isolation or need

Kingsland Parish Support

The Government is saying that people aged over 70 and others who are vulnerable must self-isolate for their own welfare.

This is a daunting prospect for those who live alone and have limited local support.  We think it is important that our community in Kingsland comes together to support one-another to get through this challenging period by, for example

  • providing someone to call or skype for company;
  • providing someone to contact in emergency;
  • providing someone who can get essential shopping (either personally or by organising an online delivery);
  • providing someone who can deliver medication.

If you need any support of this kind, please call and leave details of your specific needs with:

Kingsland Rectory on 01568 708255

Jean Barbour on 07866 418488

Rhian and Chris Fear on 07779 062217

Lisa Juson (Markham’s Garage) on 01568 708208

Kingsland Post Office on 01568 708201

VOLUNTEERS –  If you are not in the “at risk” group (i.e. under 70 and in good health) and would be willing to help neighbours who need support, please contact Jean Barbour (07866 418488) and leave your details.

If there are any teens or other youngsters (or not-so-youngsters) who would be willing to walk dogs for people who are self-isolating, please let Jean Barbour have your details.

Finally, please contact your neighbours and keep in touch with them so that we can all support one-another to get through the next few weeks.

TO PRINT OUT THE ABOVE INFORMATION to give to anyone you think may find it useful, is elderly or vulnerable PLEASE CLICK HERE

DELIVERIES – The poster on the right can be used by anyone to put on their door or in their window if they are self isolating.  They will be delivered to houses in the village but if you want to print out a copy to use yourself or give to people PLEASE CLICK HERE

Herefordshire Council Talk Community Support

This is a letter to Herefordshire residents from the Talk Community Support team (CLICK HERE) . If there are gaps in your support plan and need extra support, you need eg food shopping or prescription collection or any type of support, you can contact the Herefordshire Council Talk Community team using the details below.
Contact them on 01432 260027
Or Email talkcommunitycovidresponse@herefordshire.gov.uk

There is also information in the letter for those who wish to volunteer.


Business delivery services/opening times within the parish

Kingsland Post Office, Shop and Tearoom

Chelsea and her team will keep them open as long as possible.   If you need anything delivered from the shop or tearoom around the village please call them on 01568 708201. Please note their new opening hours and post collection times in the poster.

The shop has stock of a lot of things Morrisons and Aldi don’t have. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for stock lists and more information here Kingsland Village Shop, Post Office & Tea Rooms

The Angel  

The Angel is now closed for takeaways and deliveries.

Please see their Facebook page for updates here The Angel, Kingsland

Update 6/4 The Corners Inn

The Corners Inn is now closed but have a takeaway service. Menu and details below and their Facebook page here updates with information.  Click the menu for a bigger version. They are also selling and delivering Community Boxes. Call Emma to order on  01568 708385 to place your order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaughan Farms Potato Deliveries

Vaughan Farms will deliver potatoes to the door (25 kilo bags)  if people message on 07977 586150

Indigo Green Business Support Group

Indigo Green Chartered Accountants in Shirlheath have set  a set up a Facebook group to support local business owners. They’re sharing financial updates and general support. See and join the Facebook group by clicking here


New section 6/4 Other delivery services to Kingsland/opening times from outside the parish

If you hear of any more useful delivery services please let us know via Facebook or info@kingslandlife.com. Thanks. 

Paul’s Fresh Fish (Leominster Market) – 

Paul is offering a delivery of fresh fresh in the Leominster area, delivering to Kingsland on Wednesdays.  For more information or to place an order contact him on 07527898767. Minimum order is only £10.00 and delivery is free. Payments can be made via BACS bank transfer, cash or card payment upon delivery.

Hinton’s

You can visit the store from 9-3pm (though no entry inside, requests and payment at the door). They will also take phone orders for collection. Deliveries being made and please chack for availability and costs.

If you have any questions or would like to place an order please call them on 01568 614377. Latest updates/information on their Facebook page here

Mousetrap Cheese

The owners live in Kingsland and will deliver. Please call  Leominster shop 01568 615512 or online shop here 01432 353423 for information.  01568 615512. Website click here.

Leominster Pet Centre – 

They have a new home delivery service that delivers to Kingsland for all your pet needs including eg dog/cat food and products, bird food etc. Just give them a call to arrange.

Parry’s Fruit and Veg

Parry’s are re-opening their shop on Wednesday 8th April. Serving through the window. Strictly NO deliveries. Hours 9am-1pm. PLEASE NOTE ONLY 2 MEMBERS OFF STAFF ARE IN THE SHOP.  ALSO MAY HAVE LIMITED STOCK


Other information from local services and nearby organisations and businesses  eg event cancellations, new business opening hours etc.

Kingsland Surgery and Dispensary – The practice manager has asked that if other people/volunteers will be collecting medication for others please call in advance to say who will be collecting for which patients.  As some orders may include controlled drugs they will need to see some form of ID. For latest news and information see their website here

Wye Valley NHS Trust – Visiting now stopped at all hospitals  – please click here

Herefordshire Council – New emergency bus timetables. All recycling centres closed; all council parking charges removed. Their latest information continually updated just click here

Update 3/4 Markham’s Garage – will be closed except for emergencies from 6/4. Phones will be answered. Please see their Facebook post here

KMGT – The Millennium Green – Grand National Draw – 4 winning tickets to be drawn as Grand National itself is cancelled.  Easter Rabbit on the green  – cancelled.  UPDATE 1/4 The AGM, originally scheduled for 30th May has been postponed. The situation will be reviewed at the end of May, depending on the situation at that time

23/3/20  Further to the announcement by Herefordshire Council that all public play areas will be closed until further notice due to the threat of Covid-19, the trustees of Kingsland Millennium Green have no option but to close the children’s play area. Other areas of the Green are still open, however, please follow government advice by avoiding gatherings and maintaining social distancing. Thank you for your cooperation.

The relevant link is https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus and the announcement was made at 1245 today.

Update 3/4 St Michael and All Angels – services are cancelled. The church building is closed but the church is operating. NEW!!  An online service is posted every week and Messy Church online for 5/4 added Just click here to join in.

Shobdon Village Covid 19 SOS Group  For anyone on the Shobdon side of the parish borders, for those living in or that have relatives in the Shobdon Parish area, a support network has been set up so please join their Facebook group by clicking here

Progressive Supper May 16th – cancelled (see the Millennium Green page)

Luctonians – all the latest info on what is cancelled etc. is on their website here

Cart Shed Plant Fair at Broxwood Court in April – cancelled

UPDATE 4/4  SMAAAK AGM 6th April – postponed. Annual Potato Competition cancelled but hopefully a new vegetable competition later on. See Latest News post for details

Croft Castle and Berrington Hall (National Trust) have closed their houses, tea rooms, shops and gated parks.

Other places and annual events nearby sadly cancelled or closed: Hay Festival; RHS Malvern Spring Show (and other shows including Chelsea); Royal Three Counties Show;  Courtyard Theatre closed; Odeon cinema closed


Free online resources for Home Schooling and Kids Activities

This is a useful document from Lydia Stevens with suggestions on how to talk to children about Coronavirus and manage any anxieties – please click here

Now the schools are closed here is a document with loads of online resources for primary and secondary age children and teenagers to use, kindly shared by Lydia Stevens. Please click here.

There are also these websites with lot of free resources if you get stuck for ideas.

Carol Vorderman’s maths teaching resource; free during Coronavirus  https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Collins – learning at home resources now free  https://collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home

BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Shropshire Wildlife Trust – learning resource for kids  http://shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/activities-children

30 days of April gardening activities with the kids from Tamsin Wethorpe at Stocktonbury Gardens – https://www.orphanspublishing.co.uk/30-days-of-fun-in-the-garden-this-april/


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