Published: Monday, 16 March 2020 12:27
With the current social distancing measures being proposed by the UK Government and people choosing to self isolate it's important that the community continues to support each other. Boldre Parish has always had an excellent community spirit and people look out for each other but at this time it's particularly critical we take care of the vulnerable people in society.
Local Support Groups:
The following groups are being coordinated in Boldre Parish. If you would like to volunteer to help or are in need of assistance, please contact a representative below.
||Email / Phone
||Pilley Community Shop
(Age Concern Agent)
|Boldre and Pilley Village
|Norley Wood and South Baddesley
| Boldre Parish Council
||Peter Lock (Clerk)
The official Government guidance for COVID-19 information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The official NHS guidance can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you believe you have COVID-19 Symptoms or have close contact with those showing symptoms, refer to the guidance at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/ or if you do not have internet access, phone 111.
To protect others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.
Hampshire Council Contacts
In addition to the above, the below form has been circulated on social media and can be downloaded here (PDF). If you have people local to you who might need help and you want to offer, this is an easy way to let people know.
If you're working to support people impacted by the COVID-19 virus please let us know so we can share information and help ensure everyone who needs assistance gets it.
Published: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 23:35
STRIDE OUT AND WALK FOR HOPE
Wessex Cancer Trust’s biggest annual fundraising event, Walk for Hope, returns to the New Forest for its fourth year on Sunday 7th June, and the charity would love more walkers than ever to put their best foot forward and raise vital funds for local people living with cancer.
Three hundred people and 30 dogs took part in the 2019 walk. Together they raised £50,000.
Participants can choose from a five, 10 or 20-mile route, making the event accessible for supporters of all ages and abilities.
Dan Bateman walked the ten-mile route in 2019 with his wife Ashleen who had recently been diagnosed with cancer.
“The months leading up to the walk had obviously been really tough for us, so taking part in Walk for Hope was something really positive to focus on. Everyone who took part was really friendly and because we’ve all been touched by cancer in some way, there was a real sense of community and support. It wasn’t a race because we really felt like we were on the same team.”
Dan says he recognises that taking part in a charity event can be daunting, but advises anyone thinking about it to, “go for it”:
“Walk for Hope was great because it was challenging, but there was a choice of distances so as many people as possible could get involved. You can view it as a gentle stroll or be more competitive with yourself. Ten miles tested us more than we had thought and the legs were a bit sore the next day, but we felt a real sense of achievement when we crossed the finish line. We were spurred on by everyone around us and knowing we were doing it for a brilliant cause. And of course the promise of a burger at the end!”
Catherine Lawry from Wessex Cancer Trust who’s organising the event, said:
“The peace and beauty of the New Forest make it a fitting setting to come together to give hope to friends and family undergoing cancer treatment, to remember loved ones and to support everyone affected by cancer, and we would love 2020 to be the biggest and best yet.”
Entrants will receive an official Walk for Hope t-shirt, training and fundraising tips, and membership to our Team Wessex Facebook group where they can meet other supporters and share fundraising ideas and photos. After being cheered over the finish line, walkers will receive a medal and celebrate with well-earned refreshments.
All of the money raised will be used to provide practical and emotional support to people living with cancer in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. The event is being sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors.
Published: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 23:32
MOVE IT MORE IN MAY
Moving more is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing, so Wessex Cancer Trust wants you to put a spring in your step this May and be more active, whilst raising money for local families living with cancer.
Cait Allen, Wessex Cancer Trust’s CEO, says Move It May is for everyone, whatever your age or level of fitness and wherever you want to do it:
“Being physically active can help to protect against cancer, improve your long-term health and make you feel great. But it can be daunting if you haven’t exercised for a while or you’re not sure what to do. Simply walking more and sitting less can be hugely beneficial, so we’ve designed Move It May for everyone. It’s up to you how you decide to move more and raise money for local families living with cancer. It could be anything from setting yourself a goal to complete a certain number of steps, to tackling an ultramarathon. We’d love to see younger members of the family getting involved too, perhaps by doing a sponsored scoot or hula-hoop. Just £100 could pay for a month’s supply of the products needed for the complementary therapies we provide in our cancer Support Centres. Raising £400 could fund a ten session one-to-one support package to help manage the emotional impact of cancer.”
For inspiration on how to move it more in May, visit https://www.wessexcancer.org.uk/move-it-may-ideas. Sign up at https://www.wessexcancer.org.uk/Event/move-it-may-2020
Wessex Cancer Trust supports around 11,000 people every year through its four cancer Support Centres which provide a drop-in service, professional counselling, complementary therapies, activities, support groups and courses. It also runs outreach services, popular Sing for Life choirs and transport on its Daisy Buses to help patients get to their hospital appointments.
Published: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 23:24
Join the New Forest Spring Clean
Be part of the pick
20 MARCH - 13 APRIL 2020
For information on how to organise a litter pick and borrow equipment visit newforest.gov.uk/springclean
Published: Saturday, 18 January 2020 11:27
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for your views on our electoral review of New Forest District Council. The review will agree new council ward boundaries across the council. The consultation runs from 17 December 2019 – 2 March 2020.
- Do you have suggestions about where your ward boundaries should be?
- Where do people in your area go to access local facilities, such as shops and
- Which areas do you identify as your local community?
Your Opinion Matters
For more information and interactive maps, visit:For more information and interactive maps, visit:
consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk.
Write to: Review Officer (New Forest), LGBCE, 1st Floor,Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL