Home But Not Alone
The Parish Council are keen to support efforts where we can to help villagers during the
Coronavirus outbreak. Most of us might just experience a rather nasty bout of flu but others
face more serious consequences.The current situation involves advice to drastically curtail
our social lives and face-to-face contact with other people to save the more vulnerable.
Indeed, from this weekend those over 70 or with certain health problems are being asked to
This could mean an unprecedented three-month isolation period for many of us in a bid to
slow (but not necessarily halt) the spread of the virus until the health service is better
prepared. Until there is widespread testing the government can only base policy on those
showing possible symptoms and fearing the worse.
Indeed, if a member of your household shows signs of becoming unwell, all the family are
being asked to self-isolate.There is lots of advice available on the internet on what to do -
we would recommend https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-homeguidance
Please take the trouble to make contact with your immediate neighbours to let them know
that you will help where you can with a bit of shopping or a chat over the phone if selfisolating.
We suggest you keep to neighbours who will recognise you and know your offer is
genuine. It is essential that no one is left to feel abandoned.
Alas, Covid-19 is going to be with us for quite a long while - possibly a year before even a
vaccine or better treatment for the symptoms. Please don’t hesitate to use Troston’s
Facebook page or Nextdoor as a way to share information and provide virtual support. A
number of kind souls have already offered their help with shopping. We have established a
misinformation policy to help ensure neighbours can find and share helpful and accurate
Thank you for being a good neighbour.
From Sarah Friar, CEO Nextdoor
Home Food Deliveries
Our first home delivery orders from Rambling Rose Coffee House have just left for two local
residents electively self-isolating. Not only does this help those vulnerable in our society, it’s
helping keeping our economy moving in this unprecedented times.
If you’re self isolating or need some help, please call us on 01359 230028 or 07791
394143. By taking payments over the phone, we’re delivering orders to your doorstep
without the need to come into contact therefore adhering to social distancing as much as
Together, we will bind as a community and stand resilient as us British are always claimed
From Ben Lord
I work part time at No.5 Angel Hill in town.... we have decided to try and ease this stressful
time and are offering prepared food/ wine and staples for delivery.
Phone: 01284 700853 - Stay safe.
From Becci Adams
Worried about self isolating for the over 70s? We are delivering meals on wheels from £7 a
day for a hot 2 course lunch. Add £3 for an evening salad, sandwich or soup & roll. provide
a community service for the vulnerable-email me if you are interested -
From Vivien James
The Archbishops of the Church of England have announced that public worship will have to
stop for a season. The usual pattern of Sunday services and other mid-week gatherings will
be put on hold. They stated that this does not mean that the Church of England has shut up
shop, the church buildings will open for private prayer and the ministry team will be
available as usual.
Troston church will be open as always, please use the hand sanitizer gel on arrival and
departure. Services will be streamed from the cathedral , check out https://
stedscathedral.org/ for details.
Do you live or work in Troston?
Aged over 18?
Interested in what’s going on in your village?
Can you spare a couple of hours every other month?
Why not come along to a Parish Council meeting and see what we do.
Or contact the Clerk, Vicki Gay on 01379 898733 or at Trostonparishcouncil@btinternet for more information.
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Troston also have a Facebook page and information is also available on Nextdoor.com
Troston is a village in the county of Suffolk.
It is around five miles north-north-east of Bury St Edmunds. Its parish church contains rare mediaeval wall paintings, including dragon-slaying and the Martyrdom of St Edmund. The village shop, formerly a Wesleyan chapel, has been closed for some time, and is now a private residence. The centre of the village, surrounded by farms, is characterised by housing estates built through the 1950s to 1970s, with minor, more localised, expansion since. Local children attend primary school in nearby Honington.
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The Village Hall Management Committee meets every other month and is looking for volunteers to help look after the hall. If you are able to help in any way please contact Sue Bishop on 01359 269467