Useful information

Food bank to open at Lea village hall

A food bank is to open at the village hall starting Tuesday 31st March from 10- noon. This service is for families on low income who would have accessed the Ross Food bank,  those who would have received free school meals, and also older/  vulnerable residents too.

We are asking that older people contact Susie Williams (07747 847371 / 01989 750873) or Sylvie Nicholls (07817 473813) to ask for a delivery which will brought to their door by arrangement.

We will operate as long as supplies last, and welcome offers of stock which must be non perishable. If you wish to donate stock, in the first instance please contact us, but do not attempt to deliver when the food bank is open as we want to keep the isolation rule relevant.

Helping to make ends meet

We understand that this is likely to be a financially challenging time for many and so we’re taking steps to help.

A new Lea Food Bank is being set up which will be run from the Village Hall. It will be run along the lines of existing food banks but focussing on helping those in our own village. Please keep an eye on the website and noticeboards for more information or call one of the contact numbers for information. Everything will be dealt with in total confidence.

If you can help by donating non-perishable food to this new food bank then please your donations in the dedicated box in the Church. If you can help with a financial donation then please get in touch.

Every little thing you can offer will help a neighbour or friend.

New shop times

You may have seen the notices at the shop about new opening times. This is to allow Simon to run the shop whilst Steve looks after things in the background and safely isolates.

The shop will be open Monday to Saturday 9am – 1pm and from 5pm – 6pm.

Sundays will be 9am – 12 noon only.

PLEASE NOTE the shop will offer ‘safe’ shopping from 11am – 12 noon each day.

You can ring on 01989 750458 and place an order with the shop for collection and they may be able to arrange delivery. Please ring and check but bear in mind that with reduced staff there may be times when they can’t get to the phone immediately.

What we can help with

We will be aiming to help on two levels – firstly, the purely practical things that you might find your self struggling with either due to self-isolation or because you can no longer get out due to changes in transport arrangements.

  • Shopping for essential provisions
  • Collection of prescriptions
  • GP, medical or other hospital appointments
  • Dog walking

Some shops are offering ‘safe’ opening times for vulnerable shoppers and we would ask that if you are still able to get to the shops yourself that you carry on and do so. Similarly, if you can get yourself to appointments etc., then please do so. Th is will ensure that the volunteer service can be deployed to those that can no longer get out and need our help the most.

The latest bus information can be obtained by visiting Herefordshire Council website and you can sign up for alerts about changes to the bus service that may impact you.

We understand that for many, this is a concerning time and especially difficult if you’re housebound, and so our second way of helping is to off er an ear if you just need someone to chat to. We are committed to ensuring that no one needs to feel alone right now. Get in touch and let us know