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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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Abbotts Barton - looking out for our neighbours

Dear neighbours

Yesterday I had this message in my community group inbox:

Hi, Sorry to bother you, I was wondering if anyone in the group could help? My Gran lives in Abbotts Barton. She lives on her own. I live in Cornwall so can’t visit her. Where I live we are putting a note through elderly neighbours doors to say if they need help with shopping or a chat whilst they can’t leave the house to get in contact, I was wondering if this is something you are doing there? If so I know it would mean the world to her to know someone is thinking of her. Thanks Harriet

Last week I met an elderly couple who live in Abbotts Barton carrying groceries back from town.  They knew no-one on their street except their immediate neighbours, both of whom were also elderly.

Let's be a strong community and make sure that those who need help and support have got it.  This is most effective if every street, close, road gets involved.

In Francis Gardens there is a WhatsApp group for those with the technology.  They also have a system for sending out emails. They know which neighbours are not online and have put a note through their door.

If you haven’t had a note through your door,  please be the one who starts things rolling in your street.  By being able to receive this email you are already less isolated than some of your neighbours.  If you have access to a car you are at a significant advantage compared to some of those living in your street.  Some of them won’t be online.  If they get ill they won’t be able to get food.  Or medicine. They may not even have had a conversation with anyone for days or even weeks.

If your street has already set up something similar  please let me know so we can work out which ones haven’t been covered.  If you could let me know by the end of the weekend, that would be great.

And if there’s anyone out there who could volunteer to coordinate this so I can concentrate on the comms I would be hugely grateful.

Let’s get out while the sun is shining and deliver those notes.  See here for an example. If you don’t have a printer a handwritten note will work just as well.

Best wishes


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