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St Andrew’s and St Peter’s South Shoebury
St Andrew’s and St Peter’s         South Shoebury

Help With Shopping

Lisa Thomas has offered to pick up shopping if any of you are having to stay indoors. Her number is 07825 329665. If any of you would like to offer your services for that, please give her a call. 

Keeping in Touch and Supporting Each Other

On Saturday we had our first Zoom meeting. It was a great success and so lovely to 'see' each other! It was decided to do the same thing again next week, and to continue on a weekly basis.
 
Saturday at 2pm for half an hour. 'Saturday Catch-Up' is open to everyone. If you are interested and would like the joining details, or haven't a clue how to join but are interested, please contact Sandra Baines on sandrabaines@hotmail.co.uk
 
We also have a parish What's App Group. Do contact Andy Clipsham if you would like to join in. His number is 07786 922579.

Help For Keyworkers In Our Community

Two member of our church community have been getting creative to help others in our community. 

 

Stacey Rose is making ear protectors and scrub bags for key workers. If you are interested you can contact Stacey via email to pinkrochette@yahoo.co.uk

 

Debs Oakley is also making ear protectors - hers are the crochet version. If you are interested you can contact her via email to mjdebs@hotmail.com

Rainbows - A Symbol Of Hope

I am sure those of you venturing out for your daily exercise will have seen rainbows starting to appear. As we know rainbows have a strong symbolism as a sign of hope. How lovely to see them in our local area sending a positive message of faith and hope within our community.

 

If you have pictures of your own rainbows and would like them added to our website please send them via email to mjdebs@hotmail.com

Cakes For Heroes

As many of you will know we have a super baker within our midst. Elsa has been putting her skills to good use making cakes for frontline NHS workers. Well done Elsa!!

Another great cake made by Elsa, this one was for a local doctor's surgery. They are superheroes indeed!

Shoebury Residents' Association

Thank you to the Shoebury Residents' Association for providing the following information.

 

Southend Coronavirus Action - Hundreds of food parcels and medication have been delivered to those who are most at risk in our community, thanks to Southend Coronavirus Action and its helpline. Government restrictions mean that the most vulnerable are being asked not to leave their homes for 12 weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. This particular group, identified by the NHS, are asked not go visit the shops to get essential supplies, but to ask others to do this for them. Although set up initially for those at highest risk, the helpline is available to anyone who needs help yet doesn’t have family or friends nearby to step in. We ask people in Southend not to feel alone and to call 01702 212497 if you need support. So far, we have delivered: 216 food parcels, 160 deliveries of general food shopping, 140 prescriptions, 16 be-friending calls and we have walked 4 dogs! Food and supplies are being delivered by council staff and the voluntary community, following a drive on Facebook to ask for people who might be able to help. To everyone who has volunteered, thank you.
Special thanks go to the small army of Shoebury volunteers who give a great service to vulnerable Shoeburyness residents and to Peter Lovett who spends many hours coordinating activities for our section of Southend.
WARNING - phone call hoax – Our chairman’s daughter received a phone call, purporting to be from Government, announcing that all UK citizens are now required to wear a face mask and to press 1 to be put through to an order line. This was a hoax. If you receive a similar call replace the receiver immediately.
£59m debt write-off for Southend Hospital - Southend Hospital is to benefit from a £59,138,000 debt write-off as part of the Government's announcement to scrap £13.4bn of NHS debt across England. This will put our local health services in a stronger position not only to fight coronavirus in the short term, but also provide a stable footing to invest in maintaining vital services and longer-term infrastructure improvements too.

Can You Offer Help?

Many of you are already offering help to others at this time, in a whole host of ways. If you would like to tell us about something you are doing please feel free to contact us via email at mjdebs@hotmail.com

Visit our Facebook page with all our children's activities 

https://www.facebook.com/southshoeburykids

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. 

The PCC has adopted the Church of England's polices and best practice on safeguarding which may be found here

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

South Shoebury Safeguarding information may be found here

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