Today was somewhat quieter, but the nonetheless we still received 8 requests for assistance and advice. (5 x Welfare and 3 x Miscellaneous covering a wide range of things from friendly chats, fixing phones and dog walking)

Branston All Saints Food Bank
Firstly, I must say a huge thank you to the St John’s Church at Bracebridge Heath and whose who made very generous food and cash donations today. It is very much appreciated and is yet another great example of the mutual support that exists between neighbouring communities. As well as delivering three food boxes, one of which went to a very grateful Nocton resident, there were 2 generous cash donations. Thank you very much.

If you would like to make a donation, the following items would be greatly appreciated:

Coffee (Normal and de-caff)
Apple & Orange juice
Squash (Orange, blackcurrent etc)
New item – Baby Nappies Size +4

Request for Volunteer Information (Reposted)
Thank you to those who have responded:

This week I will be conducting a ‘roll call’, requesting that all volunteers let me know what their current availability and status is. This will enable Jim and I to have an update list of who is ‘active’ and able to assist, thus saving time and bring inconvenienced by unnecessary calls. I would like to have this new consolidated list completed by 1300 hrs on Sunday 10th January. Your help and co-operation in achieving this will be appreciated.

Furthermore, once compiled I will distribute new lanyards and passes. The roll out of photographic passes will commence at a later date.

If you are no longer wish to or are unable to assist, can you please, firstly let me know and then either drop off your green Volunteer pass at the Food Bank or pop it through my door.

Take care and Stay Safe – Andy, Jim, Linda, Liam, Kev, Jonathan, Foxy and Joseph 👍

Covid-19 Update – Source: ‘The Lincolnite’
There have been 316 new coronavirus cases and 16 COVID-related deaths in Greater Lincolnshire on Tuesday, as the third national lockdown started.
The government’s COVID-19 dashboard recorded 238 new cases in Lincolnshire, 52 in North Lincolnshire and 26 in North East Lincolnshire.
On Tuesday, 12 deaths were registered in Lincolnshire and four in North Lincolnshire. These figures include deaths both in and out of hospitals, as well as residents in hospitals outside the county.
NHS England reported eight new local hospital deaths on Tuesday, including seven at United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust and one at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
On Tuesday, national cases increased by 60,916 to 2,774,479 while deaths rose by 830 to 76,305.
On Monday evening, the Prime Minister announced that England will go back into lockdown for the third time – here’s what the new lockdown means for you.
Lincolnshire should expect a difficult six weeks ahead after the “game changer” COVID mutation led to the government declaring a national lockdown until March at the earliest, say health bosses.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has declared a critical incident at Lincoln County Hospital due to the “large number of patients requiring admission,” but that has been stood down this afternoon.
A Lincoln school said that pupils must stay at home unless both parents are key workers.
Some good news: Lincolnshire is among the first counties in the UK to be offered the newly approved Oxford vaccine for coronavirus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to hold a press conference at around 5pm as England’s lockdown could last until March.
In national news, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that a £4.6 billion grant will be given to UK businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors to support and protect jobs.
GCSE and A-level exams will not go ahead in their usual form with education secretary, Gavin Williamson, working with the qualifications regulator to confirm alternative arrangements.
Here’s Greater Lincolnshire’s infection rate up to January 4 according to the government dashboard:

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