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Quiz Time

Quiz Time

More fun to fill your days. Some of us did one of these last week, one laptop with zoom (like facetime for the uninitiated), another laptop on the quiz. Nearly as good as being there in person! ps we lost 🙁😁

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Changes at the Star Shop

Changes at the Star Shop

What would we do without the Star (Shop Enterprise? 😉). As the CV19 situation continues, Vicky, Ed & the team are bringing in some changes as below. Keep up the excellent work Vicky, Ed, Kerry, Holly, Georgia, Joel and anyone else we may have missed. Also thanks to their suppliers who are working so hard to keep us all looked after. Please support them if you possibly can. So much safer than going to the supermarkets and risk bringing the virus in to the village. Thank you all.

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Pershore food bank donation

Pershore food bank donation

The chapel are preparing a box of groceries to take to the Pershore Food Bank in the next day or two (27th March).
If you would like to contribute, just leave items in a bag in the chapel porch. Please contact Andrew Barnett to let him know on 07778 650587. Thanks everyone.
 

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Prescriptions & shopping

Prescriptions & shopping

 Could we make an urgent request that if you have a prescription to collect from the various surgeries, that you contact your volunteer first and they will arrange collection for you. We now have two arrangements in place with Bredon Hill and Riverside and can therefore minimise number of trips by residents in the village.
You can also email us at ashtonuhillcommunity@gmail.com or text/call Karen on 07976 906653 or 882466 or Sarah on 07770 942144 or 881070.
This also extends to shopping, although we recommend using the Star as much as possible. Vicky can order in a wide variety of food and other items, just call her on 881325.
The fewer people leaving their houses or the village the better at the moment. Hope you all agree and thank you very much for helping us to achieve this. Please pass on this information to anyone you know. We will try to deliver further information house to house as soon as possible.
We will be collecting prescriptions from Bredon Hill Surgery tomorrow (Friday 27th March), so please let us know as early as possible if you would like to be added to the list. Thank you all again!

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CV19 information poster

CV19 information poster

Worcestershire County Council have asked us to publish this general information poster on the virus situation. Thank you.

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Ventilator production appeal

Ventilator production appeal

Please visit this website regarding increasing ventilator production (on the main Government website). Maybe some of you might work for companies that could help with the urgent production of the extra ventilators needed. The website has a list of the components needed. There is an online form to complete. Please pass this on to friends and neighbours (remembering to SD of course!). Thanks everyone and stay well!

https://ventilator.herokuapp.com/

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NHS Clap for our Carers

NHS Clap for our Carers

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The Bells of St Barbara’s to keep ringing!

The Bells of St Barbara’s to keep ringing!

A little piece of good news from our loyal bellringing team…
 
‘As you are doubtless aware all church services have been suspended and the National Bellringing Association has advised that ringers should no longer meet together to ring the bells.
 
My husband Nick, who is Tower Captain for Ashton and Beckford, and myself have decided to ring the bells at St. Barbara’s every Sunday morning for as long as we able while the current measures are in place. Nick is able to ring double handed so between us we will be able to ring three bells and hopefully make as joyful noise as possible without breaking any rules on social contact.
 
We were inspired to do this partly by reading that the bells in Italy are being rung as part of a novena prayer for deliverance, but also by a very positive text message sent to us by someone in the village when we had our final ringing session on Tuesday evening.
 
We hope that hearing the bells rung will lift spirits and continue to bear witness in these difficult times. Susan & Nick Hopkins’

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Star Inn becomes Star Shop

Star Inn becomes Star Shop

Whilst we are going through these difficult times, The Star has transformed into a village and community shop, takeaway & off-licence. Here is some information from them for you.

‘Well, what a day we have had, turning our pub into a shop. We now stock beer, wines and spirits. Fresh fruit and veg, crisps and chocolate bar, cheese and milk. The meat boxes are coming together along with the veg boxes. Thank you so much for your orders, it’s super exciting every time the phone rings.  Thank you for all your support. Don’t forget to give the Star a call and get your fish and chips or star burger on order for your dinner tonight. Menu on our website.

🥦🐂🥕 Veg & Meat Boxes 🥦🐑🥕

So folks, our vegetables are to be supplied by Pershore Produce into The Star. We will then make up the veg box you want, in the amounts you want, or you can let us put together a mix for you.

Prices will depend on what you’ve asked for. If you’d like a guide price before you trust us with your order please see link for examples:-

http://www.thestar-ashtonunderhill.co.uk/…/box-price-list.p…

This price list link is also on our website homepage along side our takeaway menu.

Our veg boxes will be sourced locally where possible and picked by our own hands (with gloves) for you. (01386) 881325

Our meat boxes will work in a similar way to our veg boxes. You say what you want & we will get it. Grafton pork will be used where possible, lamb will come from the family farm also where possible. All other meat will be supplied by Kevin our butcher in Tewkesbury. This is high welfare meat and also local as far as possible. (01386) 881325.’

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Announcement from St Barbara’s

Announcement from St Barbara’s

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The Star steps up to the plate!

The Star steps up to the plate!

Hello From The Star

So … you love our food & we love you, but things are changing fast. In response to our country facing a extremely tough challenge over the coming months we will need to adapt & that’s what we have done. From Wednesday 18th March, The Star has evolved … we are not your village pub (at the moment)!

We are your local takeaway, off-licence & shop!

Food will be available for collection or delivery from 10am to 8pm Mon – Sat & 10am – 6pm Sunday’s.

Give us a call 01386 881325 & let us know what you’d like (see link below or our website homepage for menu)… pay over the phone or cash. We will ensure contactless delivery if you are self-isolating.

Off-licence, this will also be open 3pm – 8pm Mon – Sat & 12pm – 6pm Sunday’s. You can pick up your wine, beer or spirits here to save you a drive to the supermarket.

Shop with us. Order your fresh meat, vegetables and essentials with us. Our Butcher is ready to make a meat boxes. Our local veg man is ready to make up veg boxes. We have a good stock of all the basics and wholesalers are still delivering daily to us. Let us know what you need. Collect it from the us or we can deliver it out to you (I have a loose leaf toilet roll!) Top up on home-made Scotch eggs, porkpies, cheese, crisps or potatoes.

We want to support you in this uncertain time, and would like to be able to support ourselves and our staff too so put your feet up and give us a bell 📞 (01386) 881325.

We will be updating our Facebook page very regularly to ensure we keep everyone up-to-date and posting some offers and specials.

Please take care & thanks for reading, see you soon!

From Ed, Vicky, Jo, Beth, Kerry, Jenny.

(and our amazing team of waiting staff who are looking forward to getting back to work)

[http://www.thestar-ashtonunderhill.co.uk/menus/takeaway.pdf]

 

 

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Murder is Announced is postponed

Murder is Announced is postponed

Ashton Players are very sad to announce that their forthcoming production of a Murder is Announced has been postponed. Tickets will be valid for another date, once they are able to set one. They will be back (and surely with an extra brilliant performance after all the extra rehearsal time they will have!).

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Covid support for the village

Covid support for the village

Dear Villagers

As you are aware, the spread of Covid 19 now starting to impact daily life for many, and if the news reports are correct will be significantly impacting vulnerable and older people. There are many kind and supportive people in the village wondering how they can help. We have discussed how we can rally this willingness to help. You may have read about the #ViralKindness initiative which offers support to friends and neighbours who may be in self isolation. This could mean collecting shopping, posting mail or other help (see the flyer/postcard attached).

With the possibility of our ‘vulnerable and over 70s’ residents soon being asked to self-isolate, we would like offer the same support and are looking for volunteers.

Volunteering would entail delivering some flyers to houses in your designated area, then being available to help if contacted.

Obviously the number of homes you might be able to support will be entirely up to you and your own commitments.

If you are a resident of Ashton and could help, please let us know by email to ashtonuhillcommunity@gmail.com or calling 07770942144 /01386 881070 or 07976 906653.

If you are a resident of Ashton in need of support, please also email us and we will do our best to link you with a volunteer.

We will post further information once we have more details. Please spread the word as not everyone uses Facebook, Website or email, or is around to look at noticeboards.

Thank you all very much in anticipation. Also if you have any other ideas or suggestions we would be happy to consider if we can support.

The Parish Council

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Corona virus advice from Public Health England

Corona virus advice from Public Health England

Please see latest health information from Public Health England.

More information will be posted here regularly along with any initiatives we hope might help us in the village. Hoping everyone is keeping well.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

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