Our Community Response team are doing a fantastic job of helping people who are self-isolating with essential tasks such as shopping, dog walking and collecting prescriptions. If you’re one of the many people in our village using their services, here are a few updates.
Pay for shopping in advance with “credit”
You can now call the Parish Council office to make a card payment in advance for shopping that Community Response Team volunteers will pick up for you. This works by giving you a “credit account” that you can use to offset the costs of shopping from local retailers.
To use the service, please call the office on 0115 914 6660 between 9:30am and 12:30pm, Monday to Friday.
For an up to date list of retailers and other outlets that are open in Ruddington, plus details of special offers and shopping arrangements, please visit www.RUDDINGTON.info.
Home schooling packs
The Community Response Team has been working with our village schools to safely deliver home schooling packs to families around the village. Around 380 of the packs, prepared by local teachers, were delivered to St Peter’s Junior School pupils after the Easter holidays, followed by another 100 to younger children who normally attend James Peacock.
£5,000 of funding for hot meals
A portion of Nottinghamshire County Council’s £1 million Community Fund has been earmarked to support initiatives in Ruddington. Our village will receive £5,000 to fund the delivery of hot meals to vulnerable residents identified as “in need”.
Thank you to Ruddington resident and Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) committee member, Mark Pinks, for securing the grant and to RVCP for enabling the funds to be delivered where needed.
This welcome service will supplement the existing food delivery services carried out by the Community Response Team.
A huge “Thank you!” to everyone involved in coordinating and delivering the fantastic services that our Community Response Team continue to provide. Thanks to you, our vulnerable village residents can access the extra support and services they need.
Contact the Community Response Team
If you’re concerned about your health, please visit www.nhs.uk.
With thanks to RUDDINGTON.info