It is very good to see how well people locally are abiding by the guidance, especially when out of doors. It’s not as good in shops, unfortunately. There are some early signs that sticking to the rules is having some impact on the rate of increase of the spread of the virus, which is good news. Let’s hope it continues to be good.
We are very well served locally with the organisations and individual actions of people who are providing shopping etc services to those who have to self-isolate, it’s a credit to the community and to the shops who have switched to deliveries and/or click & collect. Let’s hope they survive and are there for us to use afterwards, and that we don’t forget them.
The restrictions on personal contact has highlighted the difficulties that some of the Newsletter distributors have in collecting subscriptions from those who normally pay ‘on the door’. Over half of subs are paid this way, which can require multiple visits (usually in the winter months). You could make life much easier for everyone if you paid your subscriptions by Standing Order from your bank account. The form to do so can be found at:- http://www.knowlesociety.org.
If you are not sure whether you pay this way already, don’t worry just complete a form and send it in – you won’t end up paying twice!
The April Newsletter is expected back from the printers imminently. However, due to the current situation, we have very reluctantly decided that the printed copies will not be distributed until things become easier.
What we are doing is to send a link to everyone we have an email address for, so you can either download a version, or read it on the Society’s website. When it becomes easier and safer we intend to distribute the hard copies so you have something to read in comfort and to share. We are hoping that this will be well before the July edition is due!
The link is http://www.knowlesociety.org.
If you need someone to help with collection of prescriptions, shopping, posting mail etc, there’s probably someone in your road who has volunteered to help. Have a look at