The popular “Sunday Reflections” village website feature – a gentle observation of life in Hambledon when under the Spring and Summer Coronavirus “Lock-Down” – has reached a wider audience, thanks to local MP and village resident Jeremy Hunt.
Jeremy provides a twice-weekly email update to subscribers across his South West Surrey constituency and beyond, reaching into the heart of Westminster where he is chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee.
During the current pandemic his experience as a former Health Secretary and party leadership contender has been widely called upon, both by the media and by his Parliamentary colleagues.
He has kept in touch with Hambledon Parish Council and the village website and readily agreed to contribute a foreword when it was decided to produce a printed version of the Sunday Reflections to record for posterity how our community faced up to the challenges of the pandemic.
In his Constituency Update this week he included the following:
WHAT’S GOING ON IN SOUTH WEST SURREY
Hambledon Reflections: Residents in Hambledon will know of the village website’s “Sunday Reflections,” a popular feature that appeared throughout the Coronavirus lock-down period. It is now available in print as a lasting account of life in our small village under these extraordinary circumstances. The Reflections have been collected together and reproduced in a booklet which is available from Hambledon Village Shop and includes a fascinating set of contributions to which I provided the foreword. You can find where to get your copy here.
As customers are not allowed inside the shop, please remember to ask for a copy when being served outside. Or you could request a copy when placing an on-line shopping order.
The booklet is free but readers are asked to make a contribution to the Community Foundation for Surrey’s Coronavirus Response Fund.
If you already have a copy, but have not yet made a donation, details can be found here: https://www.cfsurrey.org.uk/surreycoronavirusresponsefund/
Further details of the booklet and its origins as a website feature to which all village organisations, clubs and societies as well as several individuals contributed, can be found in an earlier news item here: http://www.hambledonsurrey.co.uk/?p=13874