2Dear Friends and Neighbours

Your response to what we are trying to do to protect and support our Community has been excellent. We thank you for your incredible offers of help in so many different ways – this is what a community is all about and here is what’s currently happening and about to happen.

We have had many offers from people who wish to volunteer and help us through this crisis. Keep the offers of volunteering coming – we will continue to need more. We are well on the way to establishing 4 local village teams – one in New Gilston and Woodside, Upper Largo, Drumeldrie and Newburn, Lower Largo and Lundin Links.  

We will very soon now be able to explain who your local coordinators will be and how the system will work. This is an important element in our plan, but it is not the only one. 

Alongside the establishment of these teams, the overarching initiative is to keep people safe and control the spread of the virus.  Please follow all the national guidance on maintaining social distance, hand-washing and sanitising and above all don’t bulk buy. All of these things will feel difficult, but it is the only way we can reduce the risk of accidental transmission. 

In terms of communication, not everyone has email, but they do have phones. We are already picking up information about neighbours and friends having established shopping links, regular telephone calls of social support and simply generally identifying how to help within the restrictions give – please keep this going!  

We’d like you to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of the community and for communications to us and from us and to particularly pass this information on to those who have no email links. 

Please phone your neighbours, message or text them, or maybe just talk over the fence – at a distance of course !  

If you are willing to do this for us and for your friends and neighbours you’re making a huge contribution to your community.  

If you’d like to send us an email letting us know what kind of things you’re doing for your neighbours, please send us an email; it’s good to share ideas. 

Watch out for our regular updates. 

Thank you again for all your help – it is just brilliant.