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If you have a medical condition which makes you extremely vulnerable to COVID 19, you can register with the government whether you need help or not.  The phone number is 0800 0288327 

You can also contact the local Humanitarian Assistance Response Team (HART) on 0300 5008080 or through the Newark and Sherwood District Council website https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/hart/  (You can also register as a volunteer using this website).

If you’d like to keep in touch with what’s going on in the area you can sign up for Nottinghamshire Alert https://www.nottinghamshirealert.co.uk/ which allows Nottinghamshire Police, local authorities, Neighbourhood Watch and other public organisations to keep local people informed about issues affecting their area in a timely way. When you sign-up, you can choose which organisations can contact you, what information you'd like to receive and whether you'd like to receive messages by email, text message or voice message.

Please share this information with your neighbours if you think it would be useful, as not everybody receives this email.

Keep Well, Keep Safe, Keep in Touch.

In the extreme circumstances that we are experiencing, and ones which look likely to continue for the foreseeable future, a few local residents of Averham want to try and offer our assistance where we can.

More people are now finding themselves having to isolate. Therefore, we are putting together a group of volunteers to try and help with whatever you need- be that shopping, mail posting, dog walking or a fresh hot dinner delivering to you.  If you need help, please just ask and we will do what we can to assist.

This service will be contact free to try and protect everyone as much as possible. We may be a small community, but we are strong and hope that by pulling together we can get through the coming weeks as easily and as comfortably as possible.

These are concerning times we are facing, but by working together we hope that no one has to face them alone and or worry unduly about shopping or feeding themselves.

To begin the first point of contact will be either myself: Melissa on 07772437078 at 7 Ayrshire Way or Tracey 07970179755 at 5 Ayrshire Way, Averham.

We can also be contacted via e-mail at [email protected].

Should you wish to volunteer please also contact me as above.

Thank you

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Averham, Kelham and Staythorpe are three closely linked villages near Newark, Nottinghamshire, just off the A617.  The Plough is the Community Magazine for all three villages and Parish Magazine for St Michael and All Angel's, Averham and St Wilfrid's, Kelham .

We aim to keep villagers and others informed about what's going on in our villages and support all our community activities.

The Magazine in published 10 times a year and distributed free of charge to all village residents and circulated via email to people from further afield.

The editor is always happy to hear from new contributors.  [email protected]