There will be a meeting of Ardleigh Parish Council Monday 11 October 2021 at 7.30pm in the main hall of Ardleigh Village Hall
Members of the public who wish to participate should check the agenda for the guidance relating to attendance and maintaining a Covid-secure environment. Any questions or comments relating to items on the agenda may also be emailed to the Clerk
Ardleigh Parish Council Clerk
01206 619532 (answerphone)
PO Box 12865, Colchester, CO7 7EZ
Village Hall Enquiries & Bookings
see the Village Hall tab at the top of this page
The local Dedham and Ardleigh helpline which operated for over a year during the Pandemic is no longer operating. Thanks to the volunteers who contributed to such a successful and important initiative.
Please remember to look out for your neighbours and local community members. Ardleigh has shown amazing community spirit throughout the pandemic. Remember to ask for help if you need it.
Please follow the government advice on social distancing and self isolation and stay up to date with the latest announcements here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
We want to ensure that residents are able to access the support they need. We may contact you to check. There is Privacy Notice relating to information we may hold about residents.
Some other useful contacts are listed below
Practical support- such as help with shopping or essential supplies
Essex Wellbeing Service The Essex Welfare Service launched in response to Covid-19 and has supported 9,000 vulnerable residents since March 2020. Now the service has relaunched as the Essex Wellbeing Service and continues to be available to all. The Essex Wellbeing Service provides a single, easy to use access point to practical, emotional and social care support. Essexwellbeingservice.co.uk 0300 303 9988
Advice and financial support
Citizens Advice Tendring
Ardleigh Parochial Charity
We are very lucky in Ardleigh to have a charity to help Ardleigh parish residents, who are in hardship, to fund essential items. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and someone will get back to you
Bills, Food and Household Essentials Support
If you’re struggling to pay household bills because of the pandemic emergency help is available. You can apply to the Essential Living Fund for help with energy and water bills, food and household essentials. For more information, visit Essex County Council’s Emergency Support page or call 0300 7900124. Other support for residents is available on their website.
Other helplines including mental health support
The Samaritans aim to provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom, often through their telephone helpline. Whatever you are going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are well trained. Call 116 123 for free to get help. You can also email email@example.com and you will receive a response within 24 hours. The Samaritans also have a self-help app which can help you keep track of how you're feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis. NHS 111 can also give you someone to talk to in the event that you are having suicidal thoughts and would like to seek different approach to accessing support.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading movement against suicide. Through this challenging time they are currently supporting more people than ever before through by taking far more calls and web-chats than usual. If you need help, are worried about someone, need support after someone you know has committed suicide or need help and support on some other specific issue then CALM can help. Please find the following link to learn more about CALM and access expert counselling: https://www.thecalmzone.net. Alternatively, call 0800 58 58 58 from 5 pm to midnight, 365 days a year. Text ‘SHOUT’ if you need immediate support from a mental health counsellor.
Do not leave your home if you have coronavirus symptoms. Check the NHS web site https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home. You can also use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Ardleigh Surgery is our local NHS Doctors' Surgery is https://www.ardleighsurgery.nhs.uk/ Surgery will be operating as usual but with essential-only access to the surgery. Anyone needing an appointment will be given a telephone slot. Any patients who need to be seen following assessment by the GP will be seen in a COVID safe manner. To make an appointment or speak to the receptionist please telephone the Surgery on 01206 230224
Pharmacies Please visit www.nhs.uk to check the availability of local pharmacies. Alternatively, if you do not have access to the internet please ask a relative or friend to check for you, or call NHS 111 (please note that NHS 111 are currently dealing with high volumes of calls).
Coronavirus web links and latest news
These links might be helpful for information or advice:
Tendring District Council Coronavirus page https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus
Esssex County Council to see the latest news and updates from Essex County Council on Covid-19, the Christmas period and various other areas of public interest, please visit https://www.essex.gov.uk/latest-news. This website is updated on a daily basis.
Government guidance for Coronavirus https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS guidance for Coronavirus https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/