Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

The following Govt. advice (click on link below) was updated on 17th April 2020 and includes a list of people with conditions that are clinically extremely vulnerable. If you have one of the conditions listed but have not been contacted, contact your GP or hospital clinician.

The Government is currently advising people that are clinically extremely vulnerable to shield until the end of June and is regularly monitoring this position. Shielding involves:

1. Do not leave your house.

2. Do not attend any gatherings. This includes gatherings of friends and families in private spaces, for example, family homes, weddings and religious services.

3. Strictly avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough.


During periods when the Parish Council is not able to publicly meet, planning consultations will be posted on the website and Facebook page.

If you have any comments on the planning application below please contact the Parish Clerk. You can also reply directly to SMBC via their planning portal if your prefer.

Application: PL/2020/00804/TPO

Location: 41 Lindhurst Drive

Expiry date: 11th May 2020

Works requested: Reduce canopy branches back by 25%, remove ivy growth and dead/rotten branches on 1 No. oak tree (T1 in TPO 873). Canopy is extending towards house, over drive and pedestrian access to property, causing concern in high winds. Base of tree has an exposed area believed due to Ivy growth. The tree therefore needs to be managed to reduce possibility of danger.


Just a reminder, if you wish to donate any items to the Hockley Heath Food Bank you can do so today (Saturday 18th April) between 4pm – 5pm at the Pavilion. Please respect social distancing.

Food, in date, in jars, packets, boxes and tins is perfect, along with any hygiene items.

We know that some residents will have seen a reduction in income due to the restrictions in place to contain the Coronavirus and we would like anyone that is struggling to buy food to contact the Parish Council for assistance. We aim to provide an emergency food parcel for three days, to enable residents to access other services available. We also have some hygiene items and baby products available too.

If you need to access the food bank please contact the Parish Clerk between 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday at or on 07591 954002. The Parish Clerk will need to take a few details from you and will then discuss collection of the items, either from the Pavilion or through Street Watch if you are unable to leave your home.

The Pavilion will be used as a distribution centre but food is stored in a more secure location offsite.