Friday 17 April
Many thanks to those who have been helping others out, remember, if you start supporting someone new, or your circumstances change, please do let us know – there’s at least another 3 weeks to go …
Anyway, on a more positive note, we are looking forward with optimism to the Summer and hope to have the hanging baskets again (from June) to cheer everyone up, and are looking for volunteer watering teams to make that possible. Many of you who have volunteered to help in the coronavirus outbreak were on the hanging basket watering rota last year, and we hope that you are willing to be on the rota again this year. We will however need some new additional teams to make sure we have enough cover, in case people fall ill or are busy with extra commitments. Each watering team should come from the same household (it’s possible to do the watering alone, but two people make it easier), and the more teams we have, the less any one team will have to do.
To volunteer (or volunteer again), please email us at email@example.com or ring any of us (phone numbers on the coronavirus leaflet) as soon as possible. Many thanks.
Friday 4 April
Message from Stirling Council:
The response from Stirling’s people during the Covid-19 situation has been amazing, with over 200 individuals, groups, third sector organisations or organisations coming forward to offer support to others so far. Stirling Council and Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE) will now start working closely with this network to support those most in need.
If you are vulnerable, or you know of somebody who is vulnerable, self-isolating and has no immediate support available:
Call 01786 404040 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know who needs support, how to contact them by telephone and if they have any condition we need to know about.
They will be contacted and one of our Local Co-ordination Teams will look at the most appropriate way of getting support to them, through the local Community Response Groups, Third Sector organisations, a local volunteer or more formal support if they require it.
General information on local services is available on the Council website and advice on Covid-19 is available on the Government and NHS websites. People can still volunteer to support this effort through the www.investinstirling.com/key-sectors/volunteering site.
Thank you for your continued support
Friday 27 March 2020
Stirling Council have been in touch regarding our Stirling – You Decide Projects. They advise that in the ongoing difficult situation, only essential work is being undertaken and with the Government guidance that is in place over the next 3 weeks at least. They recognise that there will be a delay to planned work at the moment but will get back in touch when they know that works are able to progress.
Thursday 26 March
Many thanks to all of you who’ve volunteered to help others in our community at this difficult time. It is great that we’ve had such a positive response.
We know many of you are already supporting friends and neighbours, and it would be helpful if you could email to let us know if this is the case.
If you are helping friends and neighbours, please remember to follow the government advice to keep them and yourselves safe – deliver any shopping to the doorstep, follow good hand hygiene, minimise exposure to the virus, etc.
At present, as far as we are aware, anyone needing extra support in Cambuskenneth has help in place, and we will be in touch with volunteers as and when more help is required.
People can also register with Forth Valley Royal Hospital if they want to help in other ways at https://nhsforthvalley.com/covid/volunteer-support/
Finally, if your circumstances change, please let us know.
We’ll keep you updated as much as we can. Thanks again, and stay safe!
Cambuskenneth Community Council
Wednesday 25th March
There are significant changes to Stirling Council’s waste collection timetable: Please see Stirling Council ‘s website for full information. You have to ignore the calendars that have just been put through your door.
Please let any neighbours who are not online know (safely please).
Thursday 19 March
Here are links to NHS Scotland pages with the latest advice:
Wednesday 18 March 2020
Cambuskenneth Community Council held an emergency meeting last night and are co-ordinating a group of volunteers from the village who are willing and able to help you. We would like to support the community that we live in and ensure that nobody is left isolated or without support.
We are your local neighbours and not a professional body. We can offer help within reason, and in ways we can also stay safe. If you need medical advice, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19, or if you have no internet access, call NHS 111 from your phone. In a medical emergency, dial 999.
We’re in touch with Stirling Council for their assistance and guidance too.
Please look out for the leaflet coming through your door, which will give you many ways to contact us. Or just email us now on email@example.com, letting us know your name, where you live, your contact details and the sort of support you need.
If you would like to support the community and join in, please use one of the contact ways on the form, giving us your contact details and let us know what you can do, or just email us now on firstname.lastname@example.org, letting us have your name, address, contact details, availability and what you can do.
If you’re already keeping an eye out for elderly/vulnerable neighbours, please let us know too, we could fill in the gap if you have to self-isolate in the future.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
SHOPPING WALKING YOUR DOG PICK UP PRESCRIPTIONS
POSTING MAIL A WEE CHAT BY PHONE
Your Privacy Any details you give us will be stored securely and be accessed only by members of the Community Council for the purposes outlined above. We will not pass on your details to any other organisation, eg Stirling Council. Cambuskenneth Community Council is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a data controller.
Many thanks to those who have already volunteered. We’ll be in touch soon.