LOcal INitiatives

West Bridgford Community Helpers - A 'buddy system' initiative to pair volunteers with lonely and vulnerable people needing support during self-isolation.  Called Community Helpers, they have a Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/842219359579252/ and an email address [email protected].

West Bridgford Wire's Corona Virus page, with lots of useful local information, has unfortunately been taken down by West Bridgford Wire - no idea why.

Council Community Hub - Now under Nottinghamshire Council - https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/coronavirus/nottinghamshire-coronavirus-community-support-hub.

Some organisations are offering to supply food for people having to self-isolate.  The Feeding Nottingham initiative, has now finished but I THINK a similar system is now co-ordinated through Open Kitchens.  Guru Nanak's Mission continue their good work- https://www.facebook.com/GuruNanaksMissionNottm/.  Food banks are still operating and need donations more than ever.

Various Foodbanks and other charities are supported by local residents - https://www.ladybay.co.uk/charities.html.

LOcal Resources available for free

Defibrillator - is at the Lady Bay pub.  The defibrillator on the outside of the pub and is accessible via a code, obtainable from the ambulance service or from the pub itself.  https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/nottinghamshire/lady-bay/.

Garden Manure - following a grant from the Lady Bay Community Fund, there is now a trailer available at Moohaven to assist in transport of (free) horse manure to people's gardens.  Their contact details are here - http://moo-haven.co.uk/contact-and-opening-times.

Wheelchair - A wheelchair is available to borrow, free of charge,  from Michelene Harries. It's a pretty blue, large-wheeled, easily foldable and manoeuvrable, and comes with its own cushion.  Just email Michelene at [email protected].

Walks - Trevor Riddiough has produced an amazing resource with his '100 walks from the Poppy and Pint' series.  It actually runs to more than 100 walks by the time you get through the third volume.  Here they are, all for free.  Thanks Trevor.

  1. 100 Walks from the Poppy and Pint volume 1
  2. 100 Walks from the Poppy and Pint volume 2
  3. 100 Walks from the Poppy and Pint volume 3 - winter walks

It would make Trevor very happy if you were to join Nottinghamshire WIldlife Trust.