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On a scale of 1 to 10, how risky is..? Know your risk - Covid19

on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 9:37am

This is produced by the Texas Medical Association in the US; it's a useful insight.

Concerned about a neighbour or need to ask for help?

on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 8:05am


Sparsholt & Westcot Coronavirus Community Support Information - June 2020

on Wed, 24/06/2020 - 4:42pm


Save a life - your closest defibrillator (AED) is in Sparsholt

on Fri, 05/06/2020 - 11:14am

Did you know that there is an 'automated external defibrillator' (AED) available outside the Griffin Hall in Sparsholt?

An AED is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

There are instructions on how to access and use the AED on the device itself, but you must call 999 before accessing and using it.

TIP: Did you know that when dialing 999 from your mobile phone, even if it

How the NHS Coronavirus test and trace service works

on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 5:38pm

Part 1: for someone with symptoms of coronavirus

  1. Isolate: as soon as you experience coronavirus symptoms, medical advice is clear: you must self-isolate for at least 7 days. Anyone else in your household must self-isolate for 14 days from when you started having symptoms
  2. Test: order a test immediately at or call 119 if you have no internet access
  3. Results: if your test is positive, you must complete the remainder of your 7-day self-isolation. Anyone in your household must also complete self-isolation for 14 days from when you started having symptoms.

Child's (~6-10 years) Mountain Bike - free or a charity donation

on Fri, 08/05/2020 - 2:06pm

Much loved (2 occasionally careful owners) child's bicycle available.

Metalic silver and blue, mountain bike style, with 12 (2x6) gears, grippy tyres and front & rear caliper brakes.

Suitable for ~6-10 year olds.

In working order, but could do with a little spit and polish...

Free/charity donation to a good home.

Emma or Nick on 751952 or use the 'feedback' tab on the left of your screen.



Coronavirus - COVID19 - Advice

on Thu, 26/03/2020 - 12:49pm

Coronavirus or Covid19 is a virus. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

What you HAVE to do:-

  • Wash your hands very regularly - soap or hand gel can kill the virus
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing - ideally with a tissue - and wash your hands afterwards, to prevent the

The next few weeks might be hard for some - keep an eye out for each other

on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:22pm

With the guidance from the Government indicating that the Coronavirus situation is likely to get worse before it gets better, please try & keep a watchful eye over people who may be vulnerable or become ill.

Can your neighbour get in-touch with you, or you with them?

If you don't already know them, consider swapping phone numbers, mobile numbers & email addresses.

Whatever happens, if we all try and make a special effort to look out for each other, it can only help.

  • Be Calm: the opposite will lead us to do things which might impact seriously on others – like panic buying.
  • Be Caring: let

It's a crime not to clear up after your dog if it fouls a footpath, verge or public space

on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 2:33pm

Dog poo is an emotive issue for dog owners and others.

It's disgusting. It smells. It spreads disease. It’s horrible to pick out of the soles of your shoes or your child’s hair.

From the Vale's website:-

Under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 a person who is in charge of a dog must clean up after it when it fouls any footpath, highway, verge or other open space to which the public have access.  It is therefore a crime to allow a dog to foul in any public area without clearing it up.  Those that fail to do so could face a fixed penalty notice of £50 or prosecution.

Cheap, biodegradable (ie


Bonfires - please be safe & considerate

on Thu, 29/08/2019 - 3:24pm

If you have a bonfire, please be considerate & follow these guidelines from VoWHDC and the Fire Brigade:

  • Out of courtesy, inform your neighbours that you are proposing to have a bonfire
  • Avoid burning on hot, sunny days, weekends and bank holidays when people want to enjoy their gardens
  • Avoid lighting a fire in unsuitable weather conditions - smoke hangs in the air on damp or warm, still days and in the evening
  • Ensure that your bonfire is at least 100 metres from any thatched properties
  • Only burn dry 'clean' wood/garden waste
  • Do not burn household rubbish, such as plastic, foam, paint or rubber
  • Do