This page has changed. For the previous home page please click here >>>. Until the COVID 19 crisis is over, this page is devoted to key information provided by the Government, Parish, District and County councils as well as linking with social media and detailing offers of help and assistance to all throughout our community.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person. Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. You’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway. You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else here >>>
If this is you or a member of your household please click here >>>
Patients with minor injuries and illnesses no longer treated at Lister Hospital. Patients with minor injuries or illnesses are asked to use the NHS111 online service here >>> to determine whether they need hospital treatment and, if so, will be directed to the Urgent Care Centre at Welwyn Garden City’s New QEII Hospital which now has a 24/7 walk in facility.
NOTE:- Extra staff are already in place at the New QEII in Howlands (AL7 4HQ) to meet demand. Read more here >>>
Braughing Parish Council continues to monitor the COVID 19 situation particularly in relation to Hertfordshire and Braughing. Response will follow the national guidelines issued by the government. In the meantime, and through the crisis, there are community initiatives springing up all over Braughing.
The latest closures 30 March 2020 - VE75 celebration on 8 May are postponed. Advice for Allotment Holders please read here >>>
Nextdoor Neighbour is a safe and efficient way of communicating throughout our community. There are some excellent ideas springing up from many of us and if you would like to kick-start a community initiative from education to stamp collecting, cooking to virtual choirs then please start a Nexdoor GROUP and tell everyone what your idea is all about. Then email here >>> to be included it in the community initiatives section of the Braughing website. There are currently 332 people signed up which is 45% of our community. With the current situation it is vitally important for us to keep in touch with one-an-other, keeping safe and identifying and supporting the isolated and lonely amongst us. Please click here >>> to sign up.
Radio Neptune Community Radio for Buntingford and surrounding areas on 24/7 with local information, events and variety of great music online, on your mobile and home devices checkout out our website and tune in.
FOOD - in line with Government guidelines and restrictions
The Golden Fleece is offering community collection and delivery of groceries or meals as well as take-away meals including a children's menu. Sorry but due to the hight level of demand for groceries we have experienced we are not taking further orders until we clear the backlog. Please accept our apologies. We will be in touch as soon as we are able to take your order.
The Brown Bear is offering take-away and delivery service. Click here >>> for their take-away menu then just call 01922 822157 - phone orders only please. Free (Isolation Safe) delivery, collection possible at present, subject to Government restrictions. All Items subject to availability, gluten and other allergen options available - please ask.
MEDCINE - Ridge House Pharmacy remains open between 10.00 and 14.00 hrs Monday to Friday 01920 821476. if you need a prescription collected and delivered to you then please contact any of our pubs or a friendly neighbour.
Further initiatives and information will be published as soon as available. Any suspended local events will be published on this page.
In all cases be sensible. This is the advice from NHS England. Please click here >>> for more information and what to do if you suspect that you are unwell. Use the 111 Coronavirus helpline here >>> if you are worried or concerned.
If you are housebound, fed up, need your brain stimulating and just want some fun with your children, then please click here >>> for a list of local VIRTUAL on-line courses and interests.
Guidance is available from Hertfordshire County Council for adult careers, vulnerable groups and individuals, self-isolating support and more. Please click here >>> for all the information.
LEP Chair Mark Bretton and CEO Neil Hayes have made a joint statement updating the business community on progress being made to tackle the significant challenges that the COVID 19 pandemic is presenting in particular the effects on employees, employers and businesses. Please click here >>> to read this important information and sign up to the newsletter.
"I know many of us in East Herts will be concerned and anxious about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and I want to reassure you that the welfare of residents in the District remains paramount." The statement covers important areas such as Vital Services, Community Support, Financial Support to both businesses and low income groups so please click here >>> for the full statement.