16 March 2020
Romanby Parish Council COVID-19 Street Warden Initiative
In the midst of the potentially huge unfolding and unprecedented drama we find ourselves in, here is a simple, community-centred proposal for our Romanby residents to help look out for each other, which we as a Parish Council are getting off the ground.
If you fit and well, and are willing and able to help, we are looking for any residents who could become "Street Wardens" to keep an eye on/look out for any of their friends/elderly/at-risk/self-isolating neighbours in the current crisis.
The link HERE will take you a form to give us your details of which street/houses/area in Romanby you could cover, and the other link is a downloadable leaflet you could drop through letter boxes of people in your street – they could then contact you if they needed help/a chat etc.
Just being available to chat on the phone to someone who is on their own, and now EVEN MORE on their own, would be low risk, but of great benefit to their well-being.
CAVEAT: Of course, you would undertake this wholly at your own risk - taking all sensible precautions and following all the medical advice and direction to protect yourself and others would be essential at all times.
Of course, we are doing this in the spirit of looking out for each other in Romanby – we are NOT medical experts – we do NOT have the answers, and we definitely do NOT want anyone to put themselves at any unnecessary risk – but if a simple act of low-risk kindness can help someone you know, or who lives near you to get through their days and weeks, then it has GOT to be a good thing, and we will hopefully look back on this whole thing knowing we helped each other and pulled together as a Community.
You can message me direct as well at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as via the website and Facebook page, and also Mandy our clerk via the website or phone.
We are photocopying loads of the leaflets which we are going to ask McColl’s and the Co-Op on Boroughbridge Road to hold a stock of, and we will have a load at the Parish Office at the Ainderby Road Leisure Ground.
Feel free to contact me/ask any questions
Best wishes – and stay safe
Stuart Bradnam, Chairman, RPC
Proud to be Romanby
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