As we enter the third National lockdown the Wing Covid 19 Group wanted to get in touch again and let you know that we are still here, ready and willing to assist you if required.
We still have well-being volunteers providing welfare support, both in terms of supporting in practical and physical ways, and in providing support – someone on the end of the phone to talk to if you need it.
We are encouraging and supporting the excellent ‘good neighbour’ schemes and existing networks that you already have in place, but please be assured that if you need help and do not have any other support in place we are here to help.
As more information comes to us through Rutland County Council and other channels, we will let you know and signpost where this information can be found.
This lockdown has reintroduced shielding for those people who Clinically Extremely vulnerable. Those of you that are shielding probably have your own support in place already. If you don’t, or are shielding for the first time and need some help with shopping etc, please let us know and we will try to help. Those considered to be Extremely Clinically Vulnerable are being written to again by the Government.
Now that we are getting used to the implications of lockdown, we do not intend to reintroduce the prescription collection service within the village, as many pharmacies now offer a free delivery service. However, should you need help with this aspect please get in touch with your well-being volunteer who can help to get this set up for you.
We thank you all for the support you gave to the Christmas Cheer event, which despite the atrocious weather, was still attended by around 100 people of all ages and raised a fantastic £178 towards the Church funds. The village looked amazing with all the lights and Christmas windows – it was obvious that considerable effort had been put in to make beautiful displays.
The Foodbank has also been extremely well supported in the build up to Christmas but is needed now more than ever – please keep on putting your donations in the box in the Church porch. Your support is very much appreciated thank you.
In accordance with the National Guidance, RCC playgrounds (including the Wing Recreational Area) remain open – as does Rutland Water. You may also have noticed that Wing Parish Council has provided a new goal on the recreation ground.
Support for closed businesses – There will be one off grants for those businesses in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sectors (up to £9k for each business depending on property size) and there will be an ongoing fortnightly payment for those businesses required to close. RCC are awaiting all the details.
Guidance on the priority for vaccination programme can be found here:-
Just to remind you, your well-being volunteer contacts should you need help or support, are set out below.
|Street you live on||Name of volunteer||Phone number|
|Reeves Lane, Westhorpe Close and 12 & 14 Top Street||Linda and David Clark Paul Comben||07718381345 01572 737373|
|Top Street||Susannah Fish Chrissie Roberts||07908815112 07970900029|
|The Jetty and Middle Street||Jane Alexander-Orr Alice Hill||01572 737368 01572 737516|
|Church Street and Bottom Street||Joanne Beaver Kevin Osborne||01572 737286 07557453806|
|Morcott Road, Glaston Road and Mill Close||Helen Bateman Helen Eldridge Angela Harding||01572 737499 07851922391 01572 737784|
|Station Road, Wing Hollow and Preston Road||Jeffy Wood||01572 737465|