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You may or may not be aware that the CO-OP Stores are teaming up with local volunteering organizations to allow food shopping to be delivered to the most vulnerable people in their area.

We have received a lovely recommendation from Irena of Leonard Stanley Parish Council.

“I would like to acknowledge the fantastic help given by the Co-op in Stonehouse, where those residents can email/ring them and they will pick, pack and give me a call to collect their orders.”

Residents are able to phone their local store and the Co-op staff are able to take a click and collect style payment over the phone so that no money needs to change hands between residents and volunteers. The shopping will therefore already be paid for prior to collection.

The phone number for our local co-op is 01453 751585

Below is a link to the main Co-op website where you can find your local store contact details and get updates on the support they are providing at this time.

If you have a store near your area or within a few miles please do contact the store manager and find out how you can work together to support those most in need.


Please feel free to share this information or if you have any other tips and tricks that are working well for you please do let us know so that we can pass them on.

Thank you for all the hard work you are doing to support your local communities at this time. It is very much appreciated.

Coronavirus helpsheet

I have been getting together an information sheet of local contacts for people who need help.
below is the contacts that have been sent to me but if there are more that you know of that may be of use to people please let me know so I can add them. We can initially send it out to our email list but can always leaflet it as well.
Hope you are all able to enjoy our lovely sunshine and are keeping well,

Paganhill Community Group. Contact information re services

If anyone in Paganhill would like to help or deliver leaflets please contact

Jaqui – 07971819097

Haydn – 01453 766061

P3 Charity – Freephone number 0808 168 2443



Glos careers Hub – If you look after someone – who looks after you?



Glos county Council info for Parents and carers

Clean Slate – Financial Guidance and reassurance for those on low income

01453 796050



Change, Grow.Live – Addiction advice – 01452 223014




GRCC Volunteering guidelines – if you are helping others – be safe



Gloucestershire’s Community help hub



GDASS – This is a vulnerable time for victims of abuse –

01452 726561





Support for older people or a friendly conversation – see attachment

Toms Long Table – Frozen meals delivered £25 for 7 or £5 each

Meals are available for ‘pay as you feel’ or for free. Talk in confidence to 01453 367499


Food Bank drop-ins are now closed. However, they are able to deliver. If you are new to Food Bank and in need of food then contact P3 or Citizens advise who will ask a few questions before issuing a voucher, which can be organized quickly. Please do not just drop by but phone first.

01453 367077


 Stroud Coronavirus Community Response Facebook page is using the idea to create very localized (sub ward level) groups to offer help on a neighborly basis, so hopefully, people will use local knowledge and connections to support people in their own roads/streets


GL11 Community Hub

Fairmead Cam Dursley

Glos GL11 5JS


Phone:  01453 548530

ABCD Popeldag

The Popeldag is a gathering of people from (mostly) Holland who all either
work on ABCD principles (Asset-based Community development) or want to

learn about it.

Paganhill Community Group run on these principles; local, resident-led,
strength-based, relationship-based and inclusive; as taught by Barnwood Trust.
Jaqui Smith and Merethe Turner were asked by the organizers of The ABCD
Popeldag to present their 2-year journey developing a Community Group which

is Resident led and run on these principles.


We were very well received and did two presentations throughout the day in
small groups of about 12-15 people. This is what the organizer at the

conference had to say:-

”Great to hear all the stories about community building in Paganhill and the transformation it
has achieved. How brisk community life has become because people shared their dreams,
ideas, and assets. Thank you, Merethe and Jaqui, giving us a glimpse of your work as
community builders in Paganhill and the fun you are having doing it!”
Birgit Oelkers (ABCD Community Builder, Holland)

We would like to offer a similar presentation to anyone who would like to

know more about this and our journey.

Countdown to Summer Fayre

Countdown to Summer Fayre – 9th June 2019 1-5pm. A donate as you feel event run by Paganhill Community Group.

last Saturday residents turned out to help clear space beside the Baptist Church to enable us to put up the big marquee where we will have our craft tent. Many residents are helping organize the event: we have the homemade cake stall, numerous bands, and singers, a live event that has been very popular in previous years. Children’s entertainment and face painting. Many of us are talking to various supermarkets and shops to provide us with food for the BBQ and raffle prizes. Look out for more information.

Big thank you to Craig the gardener from Ebenezer who looks after the grounds and worked with our group to organize the clear up and also, and not least, to everyone who turned up. It was a lovely afternoon and very satisfying to see so much achieved.

Stroud School students’ Climate Breakdown March, 15th March

Archway School Students Assemble for the Climate Change March

Archway School students start off the Stroud Climate Breakdown March, Friday 15thMarch. School students across the world were also marching to tell their Governments to take the Climate Breakdown seriously, and fulfil their obligations to reduce carbon emissions to zero and protect their future.

Paganhill Arch serves as assembly point from which Archway School students march to meet Marling School students. Together they formed a vocal presence walking along Cainscross Road to Wallbridge. Here they held a rally despite the rain.

With a drummer at the front, students and supporters then marched on up to King and George Streets, returning to Wallbridge for a further rally.