26th January 2021
Hello - Hope you are all well and managing.
For general shopping, prescriptions or any other help please call 01450390041. If there’s no answer, please leave a message and we will be back in touch as soon as possible. Please give as much notice as possible for your requirements.
Twice Weekly Deliveries (Orders in by Monday and Wednesday, for Tuesday and Friday Deliveries):
Veg Box £10: Each box contains the following (subject to availability, there may be some minor substitutions) :
1x white cabbage
250g cherry tomatoes
6x satsumas / clementines
Each box will be packed by the supplier in their warehouse to avoid unnecessary handling and contact.
We are also able to offer some ‘additions’ to the above boxes (ideally only available with an order of a fruit and veg box to minimise handling/contact). These are subject to availability.
1k apples - £1.50
1k pears - £2.00
250g mushrooms - £0.90
3x pack pepper (normally red, yellow and green) - £1.90
250g butter - £1.40
1.5k plain flour - £1.00
800g tin chopped tomatoes - £1.10
800g tin chickpeas - £1.20
Macaroni pasta approx. 250g - £0.90 *
Penne pasta approx. 250g - £1.20 *
Red lentils approx. 500g - £1.20 *
Broth mix approx. 500g - £0.80 *
Brown or white bread from Hunters the Bakers - £1.50
Disposable vinyl gloves (specify small, medium, large) approx. 100 pieces / 50 pairs - £3.00
Kitchen roll 140 supersize sheets - £1.50
Centrefeed / blue roll - £1.60
2 litres semi-skimmed milk - £1.30
Butcher: Call Denholm Meat Supplies on 01450870451. Make your order and we will arrange collection & delivery if Drew cannot do it on his rounds.
Help or anything else call 01450390041
Look us up on Facebook @Port19uk
COVID -19 HOBKIRK COMMUNITY BULLETIN 2
A good number of individuals within our community have volunteered to help. Some of these volunteers are restricted by medical conditions within their family and are housebound or some have livestock responsibilities. However, they have an important role as communicators – talking to people who are vulnerable, lonely or under considerable stress. The more readily available volunteers are those who have offered to drive and run errands. They will be identified by wearing florescent jackets and carrying an ID card. They will have a certain degree of priority when supermarket shopping.
Getting supplies and getting chatting.
We are using the Facebook page Port 19 to help communicate within the community as to what help and support is available. Most posts are shared through the Bonchester Bridge Community & Village Hall page, but it is recommended to “like” the Port 19 page to get information directly. There is also a dedicated Helpline on 01450 390041. Free deliveries of pre-ordered food and assistance with shopping are available and a “virtual pub” has been organised on Zoom for Friday night.
Some people with underlying health conditions have been asked to self-isolate (or shield) for at least 12 weeks. They are receiving letters this week to inform them what this means and what services are available to them. The letter comes from the Scottish Government and is 10 pages long! These people will require additional support from our community volunteers; more details to follow.
Alastair Ross, Assistant Director of Association of British Insurers (ABI) at 25/3/2020 has indicated that if you are using your own car for voluntary purposes to transport medicines or groceries to support others who are impacted by Covid-19, your cover will not be affected. You do not need to contact your insurer to update your documents or extend your cover.
Scottish Border Council
All up to date information can be accessed at www.scotborders.gov.uk/coronavirus
Hub locations have been established for children of key workers and vulnerable children. These children can now be booked in to attend via an online booking system.
All kerbside collections continuing as normal. Community Recycling Centres (Hawick) are closed from today (Tuesday).
All closed now but please call 0300 100 1800 to talk to someone or make an appointment.
The 0300 100 1800 Customer Advice and Support Service number continues to operate as normal for customers.
- Social Work out of hours - 01896 752111
- Borders Care centre - 01896 752431
- Homecare service - 01896 662701
- Joint Learning Disability Service - 01896 740200
The Church of Scotland has cancelled all services until further notice.
Hobkirk Community Council meetings take place on the third Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 7 pm in the village hall.
Post Office Van The van will be in the Horse and Hound on Wednesday from 15.30 until 16.30 only due to Post Office changes.