CORANO VIRUS – A message from your Borough Councillors, Leslie Pearton and Harold Craske

We could not be more proud of our village of Higham and its people.  The amount of help offered and people volunteering during this national crisis is more than commendable.  Social media is an exceptional tool when being used sensibly, for sending messages out to everyone to assist those whether elderly or vulnerable.  Many volunteer help groups were swiftly set up in this way and those in need are hopefully reaping the benefits of their actions.  No more so, have we ever needed to pull together and our grateful thanks go out to those who set up and have volunteered for the Helping Hands Group, Matthew Mark Luke-John, the Village Greengrocers, Hayleys of Higham, the Village Fryers, our local Post Office and shop, Acme Wines and Meadows Mini-Mart to name but a few and we are aware that there are many, many more people/businesses in our village willing to and have offered help and support to those that need it; for those self-isolating, elderly and vulnerable.  Thanks also go out to the Headteacher and her Staff of our local Primary School, who have remained open for children of key workers and working under increased amount of strain and pressure.

Please join us in thanking all those who are giving up their time and/or working excessively under extreme circumstances, sometimes receiving unnecessary abuse but still willing to carry on.  Apologies if we have not mentioned you in person but you know who you are and if you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us or any Parish Councillor (details on the Parish Council Website).  Likewise, contact us if you have not received any help or assistance but need it.

If you wish to volunteer to help any of the abovementioned groups/services (there are many roads not yet covered by the Helping Hands Group) and do not have their contact details, you can contact Cllr Pearton by calling 01474-822080.

…. And it is so lovely to see so many children’s Rainbows on your windows!!  (Good luck with the home schooling!)

Keep well – keep safe!

Your Borough Councillors

Leslie Pearton and Harold Craske