February's Article for BBH Mag
Published: 12 February 2021
Last year work commenced between the Parish Council and Community Groups to discuss ideas and issues for the benefit of our village community.
As you read this month’s article the first of our informal sessions of the year will have taken place, and whilst these forums are intended to continue well beyond the pandemic, we hope by partnering together with a shared and co-ordinated approach it will ensure our community is supported during these challenging times.
Horsham Matters is just one local organisation we joined discussions with. Please see their statement below:
Horsham District Foodbank is very grateful to have been awarded £700 by Broadbridge Heath Parish Council, which represent the costs for providing children and adults in the area with food for the whole month of February 2021. During 8 months of the pandemic last year, 149 households in BBH received emergency food packages by doorstep delivery, feeding 249 adults and 252 children.
At Christmas, 14 households were delivered boxes of food and presents by BBH PC volunteers and below is a quote from one recipient family:
I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for the food and present boxes delivered to me today. A wonderful lady dropped them to me at my home in Broadbridge Heath and she was so lovely. The boxes contained so much more food than I had imagined and will most certainly help my family over Xmas. I am incredibly grateful to everybody who donated to your charity in order to help us in this way.
Foodbank support can be obtained by calling 0300 124 0204 Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm.
If you require further signposting advice, please get in touch with us on our dedicated Community Support Hub number (01403 858875) where you can leave a message and your message will be answered.
Our website has some useful links to other support organisations:
If your organisation would like to join the Community Forum discussions, please email Lucinda
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Broadbridge Heath Parish Council
Lucinda – Clerk & Olivia – Assistant Clerk