URGENT PLEA FROM HEREFORD FOOD BANK
The food bank is experiencing unprecedented demand at the moment and needs your contributions. Donations can now be left in the box at the front door of Cusop Village Hall and will be collected every Wednesday. All non-perishable food items and toiletries are welcomed, especially tinned meat, jam, pasta, small jars of coffee and sugar, which are running particularly low. Supplies of clean plastic carrier bags would also be welcome to use when they make deliveries to their clients.
In the week ending 6th May a staggering 31 bags were collected across the 8 parishes in the Borderlink Benefice. Thanks to everyone for their generosity.
CUSOP CHURCHYARD AND THE PLAYPARK
The gates into Cusop churchyard have now been fixed open so that people can go and wander in the peace and tranquility of our beautiful churchyard without having to touch the gates. Many thanks to Celia Cundale for sorting this. The church itself remains closed along with the children's playpark behind Coronation Terrace and the Village Hall.
TAKE CARE WHEN OPENING YOUR LETTERS & PARCELS
One potential source of infection that you might not have thought of is the post. Letters/parcels/etc will have been handled by many people raising the risk that one of the handlers will have an infection. So handle the envelope/packaging with care and bin it before immediately washing your hands. The contents, in general, will have been touched by fewer people and so there's less risk - with thanks to our local microbiologist for this!
TAKE CARE WHEN USING GATES AND STILES
When you're out walking, it's best not to touch gates and stiles with your bare hands in case you then touch your face. Many people will have touched that gate or stile before you and the virus lasts a long time on shiny surfaces like metal. Try and find a way to use gates and stiles safely using something disposable like a stick or a wipe.