The Government has announced that England is to enter a third lock-down from today (Tuesday January 5th) and the message is to stay at home wherever possible.
As with the previous lock-downs, this presents many challenges.
Please use the Coronavirus Village Information and Coronavirus Support Funds links on the right to find out where help is at hand.
Here in Hambledon, our village shop will remain open and orders can be placed online for home delivery within the area. Please use the Product List and Ordering link on the right for details.
The nursery school can remain open as early-years learning is excluded from the order for schools to shut. St Dominic’s is likely to remain open, catering for children with special needs.
Hambledon church services remain on-line, but weddings and funerals can be held within limitations.
The village pub, the Merry Harriers, must remain closed. Local take-away outlets can stay open, but for food and soft drinks orders only.
Local food shops, garden centres, and building supply businesses can remain open, all others must close. Doctors, dentists and vets are open.
This website has links on its right-hand menu to organisations offering help and advice. These include Hambledon Parish Council, and if anyone has any specific problems that they cannot resolve, please contact Stewart Payne on 07831 393561 or any other parish councillor. Please note that Mike Parry has resigned and his place has been taken by Ali Scott-Bishop, so if you have kept the advice leaflet delivered to all homes at the start of the first lock-down, please amend accordingly.
All parish councillor numbers can be found on this website together with many others which may be helpful in the weeks ahead.
Please remember that the Foodbank is always grateful for donations and the various support funds welcome financial contributions to enable them to continue to their work.
Finally, the Government’s latest National Lockdown Guidance can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/949536/NationalLockdownGuidance.pdf