Sunday service from the Barn at Rockland Rectory

Today’s service can be found by clicking the link here Passion Sunday at Rockland and the order of service is available here PassionSun20.  The Rector, Nick Garrard tells me that the You Tube time limit is only 15 minutes, which is why the hymn ends early but you’re welcome to keep singing!

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Norwich Help Hub Bulletin – Edition 16

Norwich Help Hub Bulletin – Edition 16

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Local health leaders urge people to keep up the fight against coronavirus by staying at home

The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney is encouraging local people to keep up the fight against coronavirus (Covid-19) by following the latest Government advice and staying at home.

A new Government campaign launched this week called Stay Home, Save Lives which reinforces the single most important action we can now all take, in fighting coronavirus – is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Dr Anoop Dhesi, a GP at Stalham and Chair of NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’re asking everyone to help save lives, by staying at home because anyone can spread coronavirus.

“Only leave your home to shop for basic necessities, to pick up medicine or to provide care to those who need it or to exercise once a day, alone or with members of your household.

“Only travel to work when you absolutely cannot work from home.

“If you have to go out for any of these reasons always stay two metres apart.
“Do not meet others outside your household; even friends and family. The message is simple stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.”

It comes as letters are sent to vulnerable patients urging them to shield themselves from the virus by staying at home and avoiding face-to-face contact for the next 12 weeks.

The letters provide information about accessing health and social care during this time and extra support available for them, their families and carers.

All those who receive a letter are encouraged to register now by going to www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 028 8327, the Government’s dedicated helpline. This will tell whether or not they are in touch with friends, family or a support network in their community who can support them to get food and medicine, and follow the advice in the letter they have received.

Communications Manager
The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, Norfolk and Waveney

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What help is available in Bramerton?

Here’s a summary of the practical help that’s currently available in Bramerton.

A local support group, Bramerton Good Neighbours is offering help for those who are vulnerable or self isolating with shopping, collecting prescriptions walking the dog or just a chat on the phone if anyone needs it. Details are on the yellow leaflet that went to all households last week. On it you should  find a named person and phone number to contact if help is needed.

Three local outlets are, very kindly, offering a free delivery service for those in the vulnerable category and for those who have been told to self isolate:

  • Rockland shop & post office is making special arrangements if you are in the vulnerable group and need to collect your pension from the post office. Ring Alan or Karen at the shop and they will arrange an appointment for you to go to the post office before or after closing time. They are also offering a free shopping delivery service to Bramerton for those who are vulnerable or self isolating. Telephone 01508 538123.
  • Yare Valley Farm shop in Surlingham has an extended range of products on offer and they too are offering a free delivery service to Bramerton for those who are vulnerable or self isolating. Email info@yarevalleyoils.co.uk or telephone 01508 538206. for details.
  • Teles Patisserie again at Surlingham are also offering a free delivery service to Bramerton for those who are vulnerable or self isolating. Email info@telespatisserie.co.ukor phone 01508 538892.
  • Green Pastures farm shop at Bergh Apton is providing a delivery service to Bramerton for £3, minimum order value £10. for details go to Green Pastures farm shop or telephone 01508 480848 / 480734.

Unfortunately our local pubs and restaurants are no longer able to provide a take out service.

Please pass on this information to nearby friends or neighbours who don’t have access to the internet.

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Rockland surgery closed

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I’m sorry to tell you that Rockland medical centre is closed until further notice. Please share this information with local friends and neighbours who may not have internet access.

You can still order repeat prescriptions in the usual way, by phone or on-line but they will need to be collected from Heathgate medical centre in Poringland.  If you need help to get your medication please get in touch with your Bramerton Good Neighbour contact. You can go to the Heathgate website by clicking here Heathgate medical practice where you will find the latest information on Corona virus and on arrangements at the local GP practice.

Heathgate telephone 01508 494343

Prescription line 01508 494344

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Play area closed

In line with government instructions the Recreation Ground play area is now closed and the play equipment is out of bounds. We are unable to inspect or maintain the equipment during this emergency.

However, the recreation ground remains open for your daily exercise, as is the community orchard and Bramerton Common, providing spaces where you can walk quietly and enjoy wonderful scenery.

25 March 2020

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Eleven Says – April/May Edition

In light of the current circumstances the decision has been made not to print Eleven Says this issue so that we do not ask folk to deliver it.  Please see attached copy for your reference – ELEVEN SAYS

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