Essential Shopping Service

Hello from The Reddings Residents’ Association

Are you struggling to get your essential food shopping done because you are self-isolating, a front line worker or have childcare issues? From Friday 24th April our volunteers will be making shopping trips to ASDA on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Call Tracy on 07505 280677 before 6pm the day before to place your order.

We can collect payment via our mobile card reader on delivery, you can purchase an ASDA Volunteer Shopping Card or we can collect your ‘Click and Collect’ order:

www.cards.asda.com/the-volunteer-shopping-card?

www.asda.com/click-and-collect  

All our volunteers live in The Reddings and coordinators have undertaken an official DBS security check.

Thank you and take care from The Reddings Residents’ Association.

thereddingsresidentsassoc@gmail.com

Prescription Deliveries

Prescription Deliveries: if you are self-isolating and cannot get out to pick up prescriptions, did you know you can ask to have these delivered to your home address?

Both Hawkes and St Marks pharmacies now have more capacity to offer home delivery of prescriptions, as teams of trusted volunteers are helping them with extra rounds in response to the pandemic.

If home delivery of prescriptions would be helpful to you at this time, please speak to your local pharmacy.

COMMUNITY UPDATE

The Reddings Residents’ Association (TRRA) is back!

By now you should all have had a card or flyer through your door about our community response to the Covid-19 crisis. The feedback has been very positive and as well as identifying a few people in need of help, has resulted in quite a few new volunteers. Each card had contact details of a person living in your immediate area written on the front and you may have spoken to them or another local volunteer already. They should be your first point of call, but you can contact any of the numbers on the list. If anyone that you don’t know knocks on your door offering help, ask to see ID and if you have any concerns you can call one of us to make sure they are who they say they are.

Many of you will be aware that The Reddings Residents’ Association became dormant last year when it was unable to attract enough people willing to form a management committee or stand as officers, which is required in the constitution. Unsurprisingly this has now changed and the group of volunteers have agreed a new temporary committee be formed to coordinate our efforts during the Covid-19 crisis. Channelling our efforts through TRRA also helps us in dealings with Cheltenham Borough Council and other public bodies. The three officers that were “volunteered” for the officer positions were Rich Minors as Treasurer, Simon Willis as Secretary and Cliff Naylor as Chair. Once this crisis is over, hopefully we can resume regular TRRA meetings and elect new officers as required. If anyone objects to these temporary appointments or wants to stand for these positions please do not hesitate to make contact.

Previously TRRA kept a mailing list and members received updates via email. If you wish to be included on the distribution (or removed), please send a private message.

An updated version of the TRRA constitution has been posted on this site, the main change being redrawing the boundary to cover The Reddings area only, no longer including Bamfurlong which is over the border in Tewkesbury. We can of course continue to work with residents in Bamfurlong as necessary. Another action we have taken is to arrange a bank account to handle any monies that we might receive, either as donations or grants from the local authorities.

We will continue to post updates on Facebook and continue to update this website to provide information and links to official information issued by central and local government and other agencies such as the NHS.

Cliff Naylor, Simon Willis and Rich Minors