Getting support

Our Communities have rich networks of support which you will find below.  If you’re stuck there is someone there for you.

Safety First

The organisations and groups are largely informal community and friendship groups responding to needs and difficulties of neighbours with support needs created by Coronavirus restrictions.

The vast majority of volunteers will not have received safeguarding recruitment, training or legal checks.  If you have any concerns about safeguarding, abuse or exploitation, please do contact Revd Philip to discuss.  You can always contact the Police on 111.

In the meantime we advise you to request support from people and networks you know and who are known by others.

What if I’m not part of a group?

If you are not currently part of any community groups but need some support, you can check the list below and contact coordinators directly, or you can phone Lionel Thatcher (Clerk to the Parish Council) on 01480 861 877, or Revd Philip Howson on 07946 206586/01480 869 081 who will help you link up with a support group in your area.

Our Networks

Village Volunteers

Who are they:  a network of volunteers set up by Lucy Ralph and coordinated on Facebook

Where it supports:  Kimbolton and surrounding villages

Who it supports:  anyone with practical need resulting from Coronavirus restrictions.

How to get in contact:  Via this link on Facebook

Royal British Legion (Kimbolton Branch)

Who are they:  The Kimbolton branch of the Royal British Legion who support any member of military community including dependents and carers

Where it supports:  Kimbolton and surrounding areas

How to get in contact:  Stuart Ainsworth on 07974 139485 or 01480 891 672 or via the British Legion website.

Spaldwick

Who are they:  a network of volunteers set up by Amba Harbour and Julia Rutherford to support anyone with needs created by Coronavirus restrictions.

Where it supports:  Spaldwick

How to get in contact:  via Julia Rutherford on 01480 890203

Stow Longa

Who are they:  a network of volunteers set up by Tiggy Bays-Griffiths.

Where it supports:  Stow Longa

How to get in contact:  Through their Facebook page, from information on their leaflet drop, or via Tiggy.

Easton

Who are they:  a network from the Easton Fund and Social Committee supporting those who have been advised not to leave home.

Where it supports:  Easton

How to get in contact:  the team have leafleted the village with contact details.  If you don’t have that information contact Kathy Yates, Chairman of the Easton Fund and Social Committee, 07810 224545 or ivan_kathy@hotmail.com

Senior Citizen Lunch Club

Who are they: the volunteers from the Lunch Club

Where it supports:  Kimbolton and Stonely

How to get in contact:  via Deb Hellett on 0780 1987231 or hellett.matthew@btinternet.com or Catherine Jessup on 07795 296833/01480 860125 or c.jessup555@btinternet.com

Art Group/Tilbrook Church

Who are they:  the Tilbrook art group and members of All Saints, Tilbrook

Where it supports:  members of the art group and Tilbrook community

How to get in contact:  telephone Pauline and Terry on 01480 509043 or email pswinden3@gmail.com or reest@hotmail.co.uk

Kimbolton Women’s Institute

Who are they: community-based organisation for women who will support people in their homes largely by phone and email.

Where it supports:  Kimbolton and neighbouring villages

How to get in contact:  Mavis Campion on 01480 860477 email: rfcampion@btconnect.com or Jean Stratford on 01480 860297  email: jrstratford@hotmail.com

Tilbrook Support Group

Who are they: a collection of volunteers drawn from the community who are fit, not ill and not self-isolating.  They will support anyone who needs help and everyone will be asked to keep an eye out for neighbours in trouble.

Where it supports: In and around the community of Tilbrook, though help will be available outside that area if needed.

Contact details:  Stephen Birch on 07787 537351 or Charles Paull 01480 860121/ 07850 729843.

Mr Lee Farrar

Who are they:  Lee is a member of the Parish Council and is well known in the area.

Where he suports:  Lee gets things fixed e.g. plumbing, electrics, general works.  If he can’t do it he knows someone who can and has a wide network of trusted contacts.

Contact details: phone on 07899 680 930 or email: lee@efarrer.co.uk

Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life:

deliver us from fear and banish our anxieties

with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.