Cllr Sue Coleman, District Councillor, is coordinating a group of volunteers willing to help the vulnerable should they be quarantined without friends or family to help them. Please pass on to neighbours that help is available if they need it: they should call Sue Coleman in the first instance on 01892 870435 or email her at [email protected]. Sue will then put them in touch with one of the volunteers. For further information, please download Sue's notice on this page.
Chris Bell, meanwhile, is putting together a list of those who might appreciate a friendly telephone call either daily or every other day. She is also after volunteers for this so please contact Chris (01732 866222 or [email protected]) if you are able to help or if you know of anyone who would appreciate a telephone call.
I should also draw your attention to a SCAM which Kent Police have warned against. The warning reads as follows:
“It has been brought to our attention that Kent Police have had reports of a SCAM regarding contact from the council to assist with home shopping. People have had house calls from people with fake council ID's telling them that there is an outbreak of the disease in their area and that the council will assist them with any shopping they may need to get. They are then asked for a list items required and the cash to pay for it. They are then running off with the money. Kent Police have stated that if a individual offers you this service from the council you are to not use them and call the police immediately on 999.”
This is a difficult and challenging time for everyone. We need to remain vigilant and direct people to Sue in the first instance, reminding them not to accept offers from the door from people that are not known to them.