Community Litter Pick

Bagshot’s Spring Clean Litter Pick on Sat 5 June was a great success, thanks to all those who turned out.

Organised by The Bagshot Society in the interests of our village.

Community litter pick

Sat 5 June 2021. Meet at 10 am in the car park behind the Coop.  The aim is to clear rubbish around the village that has accumulated during lockdown in areas that are not routinely cleared by the council’s contractors. Bring your own tools, or use ours. Organised by The Bagshot Society. Postponed from 22 May due to that weekend’s poor weather forecast.

RNLI talk held via Zoom

Bagshot Society hosted a talk about the RNLI on Thursday 20 May (via Zoom). See https://bagshotvillage.com/bagshot-society for details and booking.

Image credit: RNLI

Bagshot Library

We are pleased to announce that your library is now open for collecting reservations, collecting ‘ready reads’ and returning books. This service is initially available Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 – 4 pm. more …

Air Ambulance talk

On Wednesday 20 January Bagshot Society have a talk by the Air Ambulance service. Please see https://bagshotvillage.com/bagshot-society/#air for details and how to join on-line.

Bagshot Library

Bagshot Library is closed for the January lockdown.  If you are notified by email that you have a reservation available to collect then please see the notice in the window about collection arrangements.   See https://bagshotvillage.com/library/ for more information.

Remembrance Sunday

Bagshot’s ‘Act of Remembrance’ at 11am on Sunday will be live-streamed on YouTube. In line with Covid precautions it will not be a public event. Further details and a link to the live-stream are available here. The live stream starts at 10:30 and the Act of Remembrance from 10:45.

Bagshot Society AGM

Our AGM was held on-line on Wed 16 Sept.

Help Frimley Park Hospital staff dealing with Covid-19

We have been asked to let everybody know how people can best help our local hospital at this time. Please find below some items they would very much appreciate:

  • Soap, shampoo, moisturizer and hand cream for staff on the COVID-19 who must shower and change into PPE before starting work and repeat the process before leaving for home. Scrubs must be bagged and taken home for washing – at 60°.
  • Bags to hold scrubs, it must have a drawstring to contain the scrubs whilst being washed. It should be the approximate size of a pillow case and made of material which will stand a hot wash.
  • Tea-time treats – biscuits, small cakes, etc. to keep the spirits and blood sugar levels up.

If you can help with any of these please see https://saintannebagshot.org.uk/blog/54048 for coordination details.

Tips & Ideas to Help Through the Lockdown

In this post : dealing with isolation; faith; an arts fix; and some light relief.

Dealing with isolation.

Dealing with isolation will be an issue for many people.  There is an interesting short video on the BBC News website : Submarine captain’s advice on social isolation – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-52085862

Key advice from all sources is : maintain a routine, maintain your standards, make contact with people and keep doing some exercise (even it it is sitting in your chair waving your arms and legs about).  So pick up the phone and call someone.

Faith

At times of stress many people turn to their faith, even if they are not normally church-goers.  Since they cannot now have a congregation in church all the local churches are making services available on the Internet by streaming live worship (typically from the clergy’s home) and/or by offering pre-recorded services.  St Anne’s for instance use video conferencing to stream 2 services every day.  Interactive services will require down-loading an ‘app’, but this is no big deal.  They are also likely to need a password, this is not to keep the service private but to keep out those morons who think it clever to gatecrash a service and inject inappropriate content.  Contact the church in advance to get the password.

Need an Arts fix?

With theatres closed many organisations are making theatre productions available on the Internet for free, but often only for a short time with a new production released each week.   There is an excellent listing to be found at
https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free-stream-online_51198.html

Listings from:

The BBC’s arts editor offers his selection at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52145120

Want to see some sights outside of your home?  Then have a look at https://www.visitengland.com/things-do-to-at-home-bored for a selection of virtual visits.

Clouds do have a silver lining

The Met Office have handwritten weather records going back 200 years which they would like to digitise so that they can be analysed better – so they launched a volunteer project.  Self-isolation has been a boon https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52040825

We also have a post giving hints and tips on video calls whether to your loved ones or joining an online meeting such as the services mentioned above.