This website has been created for the residents of Abbotts Barton and surrounding areas so that you can keep up to-date with what's going on.

Apart from news you can find information about events, campaigns, and how to contact councillors.

Abbotts Barton Community Group is a community association which serves the people of Abbotts Barton and aims to act as a community anchor organisation. The main areas of work for the Group are:
  • ☐ To enable residents to find out how we can make where we live even better and do something about it.
  • ☐ To run events and activities for the benefit of inhabitants of Abbotts Barton.
  • ☐ To strengthen community participation.

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Update from Abbotts Barton Community Group

Dear neighbours

I hope you are keeping well in this strange new world we seem to be living in. This morning I followed some advice on keeping healthy mentally and went for a walk round our estate.  Reflecting on what I could see around me, and the contents of the inbox I had left behind, it struck me that we are lucky enough to live in not just a beautiful place but also one with a strong sense of community.  Here’s a few of the things currently in my community group inbox on how we can support one another:

  • For those of you on Facebook there’s also the Abbotts Barton Community Forum.  Search for it on Facebook and ask to join and I’ll add you in. There are offers of help with dog-walking, prescription fetching, grocery delivering etc. on there
  • You may have seen the attached postcard being circulated online.  You can put it through a neighbour’s door to offer help if they are self-isolating.  At the suggestion of one of the people on the Nextdoor group, I’ve added a card with an offer to have a virtual cuppa with a neighbour via Skype, FaceTime etc.  It’s a Word document so feel free to customise and make it much prettier than I’ve done!  Don’t forget to wash your hands before posting anything through anyone’s door of course.   

Guidelines about the virus are here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

If you’re interested in the mental health advice I was reading it’s here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799 although it doesn’t mention that if you decide to work in the garden you might want to think about sun-cream.  I have genuinely managed to get sunburnt in March today!

Best wishes

Chair of Abbotts Barton Community Group

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