Simon Moulding: firstname.lastname@example.org
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PC Mel Campbell: email@example.com
PCSO Mike Trebble:Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
PROBLEMS AFFORDING FOOD?
Negotiating the benefits system can be complicated and off putting, but the Citizens's Advice 0808 800 0510 and 0808 800 0511, and P3 0808 168 2443, can help advise which benefits you may be eligible for, and provide help with filling in forms. We have volunteers that can help with forms if you prefer.
Stroud District Foodbank provide emergency food parcels for those in food crisis and they deliver, all they need is a referral. Please do make use of this service if you are running out of food. Justine, Berkeley Town Clerk on 01453 511964, can provide a referral, or if you prefer you can ask your GP, P3 or Citizens Advice Bureau. Plans are underway to have a Stroud District Foodbank drop-in centre permanently located in Berkeley subsidised by Magnox for local people. If funds allow, Booster Boxes will continue until this is in place. We are determined to ensure nobody goes hungry.
Free weekly Booster Box - fruit, veg and basics delivered, put together by Gord, but order through Justine at email@example.com or call her on 01453 511964. If the phone is on answerphone, please leave a message.
Berkeley Town Council and Gordon from Greens the Grocer will be providing a weekly 'Booster Box' of vegetables and basics, delivered free to anyone who needs it throughout the Berkeley Vale area.
Worth £3 at budget prices, it will combine a changing range of every day essentials.
In these difficult times, all calls and emails will treated sensitively and confidentially. Nobody will be asked to give any details beyond their name and address so the 'Booster Box' can be delivered by our volunteers.
If you want a box but would prefer to pay you can make a donation, please discuss with Justine when you call.
Call by 11am to have your box delivered after 3pm on the same day.
Get Ready for Winter
Although the weather has generally been unseasonably mild so far, severe weather can happen quickly and cause disruption to our homes, families and communities.
The good news is that there are lots of practical steps that can be taken to prepare for Winter.
The Met Office ‘Get Ready for Winter’ website provides lots of useful advice about protecting your home, keeping warm and healthy and supporting your community this winter.
Don’t Let Winter Catch You Out
A large number of households in Gloucestershire are not on mains gas so rely on heating oil or Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG).
There is increased demand for heating fuel during the winter, especially in the run-up to Christmas and this is also the time of year when bad weather can disrupt deliveries.
Households who rely on heating oil/ LPG are encouraged to prepare for the winter and if possible stock up on supplies.
Please click here
to view the'Flooding Advice & Sandbags' from Stroud District Council.