All parish council meetings have been cancelled until May 2020. This includes the Annual Parish Assembly. The Parish Office is closed but the clerk is working from home and contactable by email as usual. We will continue to comment on Planning Applications but will not be holding meetings to discuss them. There is a Facebook Page set up by volunteers if you need any help with shopping. The link is
Community Care and
Support during the Covid-19 crisis
Community Helpline number - Surrey County Council has set up a Community Helpline number, 0300 200 1008, for the community. The phone line is to help direct residents who need support, such as picking up shopping, prescription collections or having someone who can be a telephone friend, to services who can help.
Volunteers to Help Support the Community - Tandridge Voluntary Action is currently focusing services to support communities during the Covid-19 outbreak. Potential volunteers can register their interest in joining a team of support volunteers in Tandridge. TVA will match volunteers with the organisations who need help. The link for Covid-19 volunteering opportunity; https://tva.org.uk/opportunity/covid-19-response-team-td-5331/ or the TVA team can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01883 722593
Fraud and Cyber Crime - Please take care to be vigilant during this time as sadly fraudsters are exploiting the spread of Coronavirus to facilitate various types of fraud and cybercrime so please be extra vigilant and cautious.
Loan Sharks - The England Illegal Money Lending Team recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for some people. The Team is fully committed to ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship. The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service (0300 555 2222) remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic and encourage not only victims but friends, family members and the wider community to come forward if they suspect someone is suffering at the hands of loan sharks.
Support Local Businesses - Government are to grant permission for pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways as part of coronavirus response, so please keep an eye out for what local businesses are offering.
Help on offer in Lingfield:-
Emergency food help from The Star Inn
Starting Monday 23rd March 2020
We would like to start supporting local people who may be experiencing some difficult times. To that end we will be supplying emergency food help packs from Monday.
This may include essential workers unable to get access to the supermarkets, the elderly for the same reason, or maybe just people who are really struggling at present.
Our chefs have made an enormous pot of hearty butternut squash & sweet potato soup which we will be freezing down into portion size pots and offering, free of charge, to anyone who would like some, free of charge.
In addition, we will also be offering bags that might include - eggs, milk, chicken breasts, pasta, rice and fruit and vegetables, also all free of charge. I anticipate opening the pub for a pick up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. If there is a demand we shall carry on ordering from our suppliers so that we can carry on helping those who need it.
This is still a developing idea but perhaps you could ask anyone you feel might benefit to email me and let me know what, exactly they need. Please also share the hell out of this to spread the word as far as possible.
Meal Deliveries for the elderly from The Greyhound Inn
Delivery of meals between 2pm and 3pm Monday to Saturday to elderly residents for a charge of £5 per meal. Call 832147 to check what is available and place an order.
Help with local shopping from Cavendish House residents
Cavendish House is happy to help with shopping for our elderly neighbours in Lingfield. Please give us a call if required Tel: 01342 833297 Email: email@example.com
Support from Seven Day Grocers
If there are any elderly people that you know of that require extra assistance, in regards to shopping, we can put aside and offer you the first priority in anything you need in store. Those who require assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. There is a possible chance for delivery too, let's all try helping each other in this difficult time xxx
Seven Day Grocers
26 Godstone Road Lingfield RH7 6BW.
If you are on Facebook, you can join the Lingfield Coronavirus Help Group to find or offer help.
News from Coughlans Bakery
Have increased their bread orders so they have a constant supply.