News From The Village Of Essendine – Sept 2020

The past 5 months have been a difficult time for so many people during this terrible pandemic, some very positive things have come out of it and Essendine residents have proved that. A vey positive community spirit has built up in the village with villagers helping each other out with all manner of tasks and keeping close eyes on those neighbours who are elderly or vulnerable. The village wide scheme I set up, with points of contact covering every road/ area, has worked well and I would like to thank all those who volunteered to help so much for their sterling efforts over the months.

Although the lockdown has eased over the past few weeks, it would be good to keep the scheme in place for the foreseeable future, just in case….

The village hall officially reopened on the 10th August, with several of our bands re- turning to practise and the Smart Fitt Group, entitled ‘ Move it or lose it’ returning on Tuesday afternoons, from 1.30-3.00pm , encouraging people to get active with lots of different exercise, followed by a cup of tea and a chat.

Many of you will have seen the Wildcats Theatre School, who held a 2 week summer school at the hall, with lots of youngsters having fun with sports and arts and craft activities. They were such a well behaved organisation, who looked after the hall and appreciated being able to use all the facilities. We would welcome them back.

Larger group meetings will not be starting until September when we will welcome back the U3A Art Group, a Yoga Group and hopefully scouts and guide groups. We are Covid compliant with sanitising stations in place and signage throughout.

Sadly, for the time being, we will not be resuming the Luncheon Club until the pandemic subsides and it is safer for senior citizens to return.