What's On in The Hendreds from Friday 3rd April 2020

There is a lot of Government advice about what we can do to
deal with the crisis and a key message is to keep away from
others as much as possible, because the infection spreads
from person to person.  Half as many trips to the shops
means encountering half as many people.

For reliable information see the NHS website

If you need help

with shopping, collecting prescriptions collecting post
or anything else, do contact your Community Friend,
whose name and contact details appear on the leaflet
that was dropped through your letterbox.
If you don't have those details, email events@hendred.org
giving the name of your street.

And on a Lighter Note: Pendon Museum's Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Models of some of East Hendred's fine buildings can be seen at the
Pendon Museum, in normal times.
Good fun is on offer at the museum's website, where they have a
collection of online jigsaws for different skill levels and one
is a picture of Duck's Stores, as the Hendred Stores used to be
You can find the puzzles at https://pendonmuseum.com -
do take a look!

Church Services

All churches are now closed due to coronavirus.

Listen out for hymns being played by
Maestro Rev. Dr. Orazio Camaioni
on the bells of St Augustine's at 6pm!

Hendred Stores
The stores and post office are open during their normal hours.
They are stocking fruit and vegetables, bread, eggs, bacon
and cheese as well as all the usual biscuits, tinned food etc.
A handwashing station is provided just outside the door
and to enable distancing, only two people are allowed into
the shop at a time.

The Hive Hut and Essential Shopping
The Hive Hut (the old Church Room / Tin Hut)
supports local deliveries and doorstep pick-ups
with distancing and hygiene
measures, please support if you can.
For details, see the attached file: Hive Hut

Takeaway Meals from The Wheatsheaf!

Have a holiday from the stress of shopping for food.
The Wheatsheaf is offering takeaway meals:
Lunchtime: 12 to 2pm, Dinner: 5 to 7:30pm
Just call 01235 833229 to order and then collect
during the times indicated.
The menu is attached to this message.

Physiotherapy Without Leaving Home

Boathouse Physiotherapy in Pangbourne are now working
remotely via the phone or video links. We are keen to
help people with any injuries, aches and pains, general
muscle or joint pains, sore joints
from delayed surgery, or women’s health issues.
We do not want people to feel stuck at home and in
pain thinking they can not get help. 
Please feel free to call us on 0118 976 7189 or visit
our website www.boathousephysiotherapy.co.uk

Wine from Hendred Vineyard

If you would like to 'click and collect' we can email you a
link to securely purchase wine.  Let us know when you would
like to collect and we can do a non-contact transfer into
your car boot (let us know your car registration via email)
if you drive down through the gate.
We are well and will box wine with gloved hands. 
Mail order available - email: hendredvineyard@hotmail.com

Scouts Update

For an update on what the 1st Cuckhamsley Scout Group
is doing to deal with the current situation, see the
hendred.org website

No Bonfires Please!

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and sufferers are
sensitive to smoke an other impurities in the air.  In a
bad case, the effects of smoke could be very serious.
Please do not light any bonfires in the village during
the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus Fraud
Thames Valley Police, reporting via Thames Valley Alert
report that a number of COVID-19-related phishing emails
have been reported to Action Fraud.
These emails attempt to trick you into opening malicious
attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing your
personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details.
For more details, see

Hendreds Tennis Club Closure During Coronavirus

Further to the prime minister's announcement 23.03.20, 
the LTA has asked all tennis facilities to be closed
and all coaching activities to be halted with immediate
The Hendred village courts are therefore no longer
available for use, until further notice.
Please keep safe and follow government guidelines to
help slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Hendreds Tennis Club

East Hendred Heritage Trust
With the current situation we, as a country, find ourselves in
and to help protect our community the Open Gardens which had
been due to take place on Sunday 14th June has been cancelled.
With grateful thanks to everyone who had offered their help with
this event especially those whose gardens were due to be open.
The quiz night booked to take place on Friday 24th April at the
Wheatsheaf has been postponed until further notice.
The museum will not re-open on Sunday 4th April to give everyone
the chance to see the 2019 exhibition, as planned.
The opening of the museum for the 2020 season has been
postponed until all risk from the coronavirus has passed.

Drayton Waste and Recycling Centre (The Dump) is Closed
All waste and recycling centres in Oxfordshire have been
closed until further notice.

Snells Hall Needs New Wardens
Due to the coronavirus emergency, we can't interview potenial
wardens at the moment, but the need for wardens has not been cancelled!
We are looking for a couple to live in Snells House, which is
attached to the hall in a beautiful part of the village, and look after the hall,
which is a key village asset.
The rent is reasonable and the hall pays for the wardens to carry out
cleaning, caretaking, gardening and taking bookings and looking
after hall hirers. Wardens' duties take about 1 to 1.5 hours per day.
If you are interested, or if you know someone who might be, please email
snellshall@hendred.org or call Charles on 835014 for an informal chat.

Events in Ardington and Lockinge
The Trumpeter is a monthly e-newsletter giving details of events and activities in
Ardington & Lockinge.
If you'd like to receive this, email susannaproudfoot@gmail.com and she will
add you to the mailing list.


Snells Hall Calendar
To see the calendar for Snells Hall,
go to www.hendred.org and click on Snells Hall Calendar in the menu bar on the left.
If you have events coming up in the hall that you want to include
or that are not shown correctly, please email events@hendred.org

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