Over the coming days and weeks we will be populating this page with latest info on how you can get help and support at this challenging time.

We will endeavour to include any ways that locals are helping each other, how you can help and how to get help.

Plus, advice on scams to be aware of but plenty of the nice stuff too because there are some wonderful people out there.

We can put you in touch with existing schemes to help or be helped and we also have ways that Duston Parish Council can help too

Call your neighbour - hearing a friendly voice on the telephone means a lot and just knowing someone is thinking about you makes us feel good

Please call 01604 583626 or email office@duston-pc,gov.uk

Please keep checking back for updates

Please keep safe and well. Click below for the very latest guidelines

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

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Keeping Busy!

Following on from rainbows to decorate your windows at home, this week's theme is SUNSHINE!

Be as creative as you like! Send us your pictures via email at events@duston-pc.gov.uk for your chance to appear on our website or share them via the comments box on our Facebook post!

If you are out for your daily exercise you can see how many you can spot

More Useful Info for Residents

  • Jenny at Duston Village Bakery is delivering bread/cakes/veg/essentials 01604 752247
  • GJ Catering is delivering meals for the freezer 01604 379490
  • Royal British Legion Duston & District Branch - Help for veterans, their families or people in isolation NN5 area - 07512 228734
  • Many local pubs are offering a takeaway service
  • Baby milk can be ordered from your Chemist

Useful info for Support Groups & Volunteers

Calling All Pop-Up Samaritans and Community Groups In the Fight Against Covid-19

Please find enclosed press release from the Emergency Planning Officer (EPO) on behalf of the Local Resilience Forum (LRF).

We are aware that there are many groups and individuals that are volunteering to help neighbours and vulnerable people in their communities during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The attached information explains how you can help and register your group, or as an individual to support this coordinated effort through this Resilience Cell.

Any group / individual will be asked to register, the LRF will then know you are available to provide help, the second part will be for those that need help to register.
The cell with also provide help and guidance to the volunteers, and be able to call upon the appropriate agencies where needed.

NHW members can register through another group, (if their scheme is not registered with the LRF cell) i.e. local Parish/Community Council or another existing group.

A website with on line form to sign up to volunteer set up https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/volunteer-to-help-those-in-need-coronavirus.aspx as well as a volunteer registration line 0300 126 1000 (option 5)

We are also aware of many potential scams both online and door to door, remember if you do not know the caller do not open the door, do not give personal/bank information to any caller.

You can contact the police in one of the following ways

Telephone: 999 in an emergency, for non-urgent matters you can call 101.

To avoid waiting on the telephone, we recommend making use of the online system, it's quick and easy, and has lots of useful advice which may answer your query, you can report online in the following ways:

Crimes and Incidents: www.northants.police.uk - click the report button .
Give Information: www.northants.police.uk/contact/cubp/northants/tell-us-about-something-youve-seen-or-heard/

If you want to find your local NHW scheme, go to https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/get-involved/find-my-local-neighbourhood-watch/find-my-local-scheme