November 2020 NEW Online Monthly Meeting

Dear GWP Residents,

After the success of our Covid19 community response and hopefully the pandemic moving in the right direction, we are going to start our Monthly Meetings for residents.

Initially these will be conducted online and using Zoom. Tonight there is a short trial meeting ro develop the process. Due to the late notice, this meeting will have a very fluid agenda and fairly informal structure. Please visit our facebook page now to make agenda suggestions.

Meeting details:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 11, 2020 20:30 London

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcu-grTgtHd06IhUQ79fEZQBKTnBTP4x-

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Kind regards

Gareth

GWPRA Chairperson

Part of GWP Leisure Route temporarily opening

Taylor Wimpey have opened up their land on the Leisure Route between Wantage/Didcot Road and Emerald Quarter phase of the development(Pennyroyal Place).

This is to temporarily increase the amount of open space on Great Western Park, for people to do exercise in accordance with current Government restrictions.

⚠️Please follow the Government guidance and do not abuse this.

Community Volunteer Support

A massive thank you to Guardsman for providing us with 120 bottles of their hand sanitiser for our volunteers. We have already started distributing this to our wonderful volunteers, who are delivering food packages and essential medication to the vulnerable residents of Didcot.

The sanitiser gel will help enhance the safety of our volunteers and continue the fight against COVID19. Thanks again for your support: Safeclean by Guardsman and Guardsman Care & Repair.

GWP COVID 19 – Community Support Group

Please visit the main COVID19 Support page here

Please visit the NHS Website with information on COVID-19 before anything else. To practically help those that are “at risk” from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) due to age or underlying conditions, we have set up a Community Support Group for Great Western Park Residents, ran by GWP Residents. Volunteers will help distribute food and supplies to those in COVID19 self isolation and need our support. We have now helped several people in need with food deliveries.

Need help?

If you live in Great Western Park require any support with access to supplies; posting mail; a friendly phone call; pet walking; prescription delivery, or are likely to require help, please email the dedicated community support request inbox covid19support@gwpra.org.uk . We also have a dedicated phone number to send text message (SMS) requests: +447520642520 . All personal information regarding requests is kept strictly confidential.

Please Note: we are not providing a home delivery shopping service. You will receive random food from the larder, as emergency sustenance. When click and collect returns and you pre-pay for food you select, this food can be collected on your behalf, if you are isolating for medical reasons. 

Want to volunteer?

This is achieved in the form of a register and dedicated support channel. If you wish to join the group of now 140+ wonderful volunteers, then please email: chairperson@gwpra.org.uk with your name, mobile phone number and FULL ADDRESS. When we have verified the details given against the electoral role (safe guarding), you will then be sent further instructions. It is vitally important you only carry out outside tasks if you have been fit and well for 7 days and everyone you live with has been well for 14 days. There are roles for the housebound, such as in the admin, telephone calls or mask making.

Community Larder Partnership

We have partnered with the wonderful people at the SOFEA Community Larder Charity (based in Didcot). They have agreed to provide us food at no cost to help with the COVID-19 situation, whilst they can. The GWP volunteers will help to distribute this, along with other essentials, to those in need.

The food is free however the charity cannot run unsupported financially and they are urging people to donate to us, to help us provide, extra vans, fuel, packaging and extra staffing. The community larder is normally a fee paying membership, after we begin to return to normal any member who would like to continue to receive food via the project will be invited to start pay a membership fee. £8.66 per month for 10 items of food a week plus fruit and veg and £17.32 a month for 20 items of food a week plus fruit and veg. It is not a binding contract and members can cancel at any time.

SOFEA Just Giving Page : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sofeacommunitylarder

They are also in need of healthy volunteers, to assist in the warehouse in Didcot in processing the goods, please contact them if you can help with this.

Phone information message for +447520642520

We are currently doing a leaflet drop to raise awareness around GWP and are about 90% complete.