Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Village Covid-19 updates et al

National NHS Volunteer Initiative
This is a new national official version ( ) of our own Chearsley Good Neighbour (CGN) scheme. The latter has been successfully up and running for a week now - report below. Susan Olding our CGN coordinator will join this national scheme to better integrate with our local one.
Chearsley Good Neighbour Update from Susan Olding
"This has been very active with over 50 volunteers. So far, I have had 10 requests for prescriptions and two shopping requests and requests for fresh vegetables. I have put a message on my answerphone suggesting that people email me if possible,at,  or leave a message - just so that I can manage this as best I can.

Can requestors please give as much notice as possible so as to reduce the number of trips to collect prescriptions, maybe to once a week. Of course, if folks are ill then we will collect medicines as soon as they are ready"

Chearsley Village Hall
The Chearsley Village Hall Management Committee have decided that, unfortunately, the playground should be off limits in line with current Government advice.  The hall will be closed to groups but open for now only to any approved individual who needs the space to film tutorials or exercise classes. Notices have been posted on the gate and the playground equipment.

Chearsley Cricket Club
All cricket matches and training are suspended for the time being. The pavilion, practice nets and other facilities are closed for recreational purposes until further notice.

Long Crendon Bakery
They are only running a pre-order and collection service now for bread, fresh vegetables and some pre-packed meat, smoked fish etc. Orders to be taken by phone only, 01844 396221, from 9:00am on the day of collection. Payment will be taken on the phone & a collection slot (car reg no.) & collection phone no. given.
"Please be patient as we will be packing & sorting as you are here."

(See previous posts on The Bell takeaway service and the Village Shop.)

Petty Theft
A theft of a sundial from a front garden has been reported. Please be keep an eye out and note down details or take pictures of any suspect activity in the village. Mail Accounts
For anyone who uses a mail account that is not just forwarding to another primary email address. Our mail and file hoster changed server addresses last week. If you use or know someone who uses a mail address that is not downloading mail, you should still be able to read and send email via the web interface. But for your local clients that download mail, you may need to update these settings per the advice below. If still having issues contact

E-mail Setup  
If you were using the old server name in the settings for an email client, this will need to be updated. 
If you were using webmail, this will now be accessible on:  
Webmail: once your domain is pointed
Username: The full e-mail address that you are trying to access
Password: The password you chose when adding the mailbox
The settings for your email client will now be:  
Incoming/outgoing server address:
Username: The full e-mail address that you are trying to access
Password: The password you chose when adding the mailbox
SSL:          On - please note 'SPA' must be disabled
Outgoing server authentication: Enabled (same login details as above)