Covid -19 – message from FoW Executive

Friends of Woolley and Covid-19

Like many organisations, Friends of Woolley was blind-sided by the speed of developments in March. We had a very positive Committee meeting on 5 March that encouraged us to launch an effort to reinvigorate our neighbourhood community. Then came the lock-down. Undaunted we decided to meet via Skype on 2 April and, despite some hilarious fumbles, managed to make some sensible progress. Some points to note:

  • Through Georgina Newton we have managed very quickly to set up a support network of volunteers throughout Woolley to help people who are isolated and in whatever way unable to fend for themselves. If you do need assistance and don’t have a named volunteer, tell someone and it will happen.
  • With a look to the planting and growing season to come we shall shortly launch a sunflower competition. Watch out for those seeds dropping through your letterbox.
  • We would normally be thinking of the Annual General Meeting to come. In the present circumstances it is not possible to say when it might be feasible to have a public meeting, so we have postponed the AGM indefinitely. it will be held when it is again safe to do so.
  • In the meantime, the Friends of Woolley Committee continues to operate, albeit online. As mentioned before, we have coopted some new members to help us. The Committee has endorsed Mathew Wilson as Chair, and Kurt Paulus continues as acting secretary. Both welcome comments, ideas and offers of help.

Until we are able to enjoy happier times again, follow the rules to protect yourself and others, and stay healthy!

4 April 2020