Sadly, the Willingham Horticultural & Craft Show committee has decided to postpone this year’s Show due to the impracticality of maintaining the government guidance on social distancing within the confines of the Primary School halls, our usual venue. It is envisaged that the social distancing rules will be in place for some considerable time and we cannot risk the health of all those who help us run the Show and the exhibitors, many of whom fall into the high risk group of contacting the Covid-19 virus. The Show has been running in its present form since the mid-1980’s with the Willingham Gardening Club responsible for the organisation since 1992. Our committee is ably supported in the running of the Show by other village organisations and volunteer judges and stewards.
The Show committee would like to thank everyone who has supported the Show in one way or another over the years to keep this annual village event going.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to join us for the Show next year.
Stay Safe – Willingham Gardening Club
A big ‘Thank You’ to all who gave to the food bank. We now have enough to keep our work going for a while so no more donations are needed for at least two weeks.
We are all aware of the heroes in the NHS, Care Homes, Supermarkets, Local Councils, etc. who continue to do their jobs for our benefit despite the risk to themselves and how we applaud them each Thursday.
Please also remember the local heroes, the dozens of volunteers in Willingham, organised by Katya, Stephi and Bill, who are getting food and medicines to all those residents who need to stay at home during this difficult time. Thank you all.
For those at greater risk and who should stay within their home here is information on what is happening in Willingham.
A group of volunteers have been working on the scheme for the village and have recruited people from various parts of Willingham to take telephone calls from those who can’t leave the house and are in need of food or medication – for medication see later. You should have received a leaflet through the letterbox with details of the phone number you should call for help with getting provisions and details of how the scheme will work.
Other volunteers will then get what you need to your front door. If you need a doctor’s appointment you can book online for a telephone consultation or phone for an appointment but please don’t go to the surgery if you think you may be suffering from Covid-19. If you need medication or repeat prescriptions then Willingham Pharmacy will deliver medicines to you only if the item is a controlled substance. For most people you can collect your prescription but if you can’t leave the house a volunteer will deliver it. The volunteer service will be available in a few days from now.