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Harrison and Laura present essential information for Petersfield and its villages.

Malcolm Muggeridge explains how the services available from the Petersfield Coronavirus Resource Hub, the mental health campaign 60 Second Support continues and we get an update on the TPS laptops appeal from Gary Green of Bohunt Educational Trust.

Send information to team@petersfieldradio.uk or call 01730 555 500.

We share information with the Petersfield Coronavirus Resource Hub, the Petersfield Voluntary Care Group and other local agencies.

60 Second Support

We’re supporting this national campaign to help raise awareness of issues around mental health during lockdown. Today we hear from Sarah Kendrick of crisis line SHOUT. 60 Second Support is made possible by the Audio Content Fund.

Sarah Kendrick of SHOUT

Information transcript

The Petersfield Society litterpick and littersorting planned in preparation for VE Day understandably, have been cancelled. And Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” has been postponed to September 11-27 … when it will presumably be renamed the autumn clean.

Looking ahead, the Petersfield Society is interested in exploring the idea of property owners pledging to keep clean the areas in front of their property. If you have suggestions about how this campaign could be advanced please email enquiries@petersfieldsociety.org.uk 

Or to register your interest as a volunteer for future town clean-ups with Petersfield Society please email litter@petersfieldsociety.org.uk

Here at Petersfield Community Radio, we’re backing the ‘60 Second Support’ mental health campaign. And, for the next few days, we’ll be sending you a message of support from the campaign.

Today, it’s the turn of Sarah Kendrick, from the crisis text line Shout, who speaks on the topic of ‘Managing Fears About The Future’.

60 Second Support is made possible by the Audio Content Fund.

Shout can help with urgent issues such as suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying and relationship challenges. Visit giveusashout.org

If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text the word SHOUT to 85258, that’s SHOUT to 85258. And if your life is in imminent danger, please call 999.

Don’t forget the NCT Petersfield & Liss Branch will be holding its virtual family tearoom at 10am. Join everybody there for an informal hello, support over a virtual cup of tea or a general natter about the highs and lows of your week. Have a look at its Facebook page for details. 

Petersfield Pilates is running new beginners’ classes via Zoom. Get in touch with Lea on lea@petersfieldpilates.com

Kids Bloomsbury has put together “The Book of Hopes”, not only to raise the spirits of children – and their parents, I dare say – but also to help the NHS. This wonderful anthology has contributions from 110 authors, each one a story of hope. The Petersfield-based author of Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian, has contributed to the anthology and you can read her story, along with all the others, for FREE in an interactive book. Head over to Michelle’s Facebook page where she’s shared the link to the interactive book. 

Monkey Music Chichester & Petersfield is running online music ‘classes’ for babies and young children. You can book one session at a time and the online video will be available to you and your little monkey all week. Book via its Facebook page, or visit monkeymusic.co.uk.

Petersfield Coronavirus Resource Hub

The link for Petersfield Coronavirus Resource Hub, including how you can help keep the information up to date is at https://www.pfresourcehub.org.uk/ Petersfield Community Radio and the resource hub share all local information between each other.

Our thanks to Malcolm Muggeridge for giving up his valuable time to speak with us this morning. And our thanks, again, to him and his team for the great work they’re doing in our town and nearby villages.

Now, we have mentioned a lot of businesses who have changed their working practices over the last few weeks, but it’s always nice to hear of somebody’s personal experience of it.

Our Petersfield Community Radio colleague, Dave Bowers, wanted to send out a ‘well done’ to Hilliers Nursery, in Liss, which has just introduced an ‘email and collect service’. Well, Dave emailed yesterday at 10am and at 1.30pm was collecting his compost. Each customer receives a slot and there is no contact involved, with payment taken over the phone. An excellent service, he’s asked us to say … “thank you”

After careful consideration The Tea Barn at Durleighmarsh is to reopen on Fridays and Saturdays, from 10am to 2pm, to sell take-away drinks, cakes and frozen meals. 

To ensure it’s complying with government guidelines management requests only one individual or family group enter the Tea Barn at a time and, unfortunately, seating internally or externally is not permitted. 

To ensure this does not encourage unnecessary travel it asks you to visit only if you are also visiting the farm shop for essential goods.

Earth, the vegan restaurant in Chapel Street, is open from 11am all the way up until 8pm this week … having rolled out a couple new services.

First there’s the Click & Collect Service, which enables you to order easily online, then grab it when you are ready from the hands-free collection point, at the back of the restaurant – the Waitrose car park side.

And there’s also a Buy Now, Eat Later service where you order whatever you want, whenever you want, and Earth has it ready whenever you want to collect. Message the restaurant to arrange a pre-booked, no-fuss, no-hassle, ethical eat at Earth … The service is proving popular and slots go quickly, so get on it ASAP if you want to book your next food experience. 

And if you try the coffee – the first one is on the house. See its Facebook post for details.

If you fancy a bit of fun, don’t forget The Charles Street Tap Bar & Kitchen is running online weekly quizzes on its Facebook page. It’ll also be serving take-away beer soon – watch this space!

TPS laptops appeal

More information about the TPS laptops appeal, including how to prepare an old laptop to hand over at https://petersfieldradio.uk/2020/03/tps-needs-your-old-laptops-chromebooks-and-ipads/

Travel

BT’s work in Dragon Street, close to the junction with Hylton Road, should finish today.

…and, just around the corner, in Sussex Road, South-East Water is due to start its work today. Expect traffic controls there.

Weather

A bright start today, but with scattered showers moving in and possibly becoming heavier and thundery during the afternoon. Although it should feel pleasant when the sun shines. Maximum temperature 15°C