Timestamp: 20 May 2020
This is a regular email bulletin from Horsham District Council updating you on the latest guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), updates about Council services and actions being taken.
This bulletin has been sent to public email subscribers, Horsham District Council members, Parish Council clerks and Horsham District Council staff.
Help the COVID-19 Appeal reach its £10,000 target
Thanks to your generosity, the Horsham District (COVID-19) Appeal has so far raised £7,206 - but there's still a way to go to meet the £10,000 target by the end of May.
Funds are being distributed to the 27 volunteer hubs and charitable and community organisations across the District who are helping to support local people through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
From providing friendly phone calls to buying and delivering essential food and medicines, volunteers are giving their time to support vulnerable people or those whose live have been affected by the pandemic.
Community safety and support
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resident Survey
How has the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affected you and your family? West Sussex County Council are asking for your experiences, concerns and understanding of national guidance.
The survey should take no-longer than 10-15 mintues to complete. The responses you provide will be used by West Sussex County Council to help inform the county's response going forward.
#KindnessMatters this Mental Health Awareness Week
Each year the Mental Health Foundation campaign around a specific theme to raise awareness of topics related to mental health. The theme this year is kindness. Here are some ways that you can help spread the word:
- Reflect on an act of kindness by sharing your stories and pictures of kindness on social media by using #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
- Download resources from the campaign website to use with your friends, family, school, workplace and community
- Share your ideas and views on how you think we could build a kinder society that would support our mental health
Find out more and how you can help support kindness in your community
Discover Horsham District's weekly Instagram quiz
Join the weekly Friday quiz over on the Discover Horsham District Instagram profile. They are a great way to get the kids interested in their local area and are a chance to even learn something new about their home.
Join the weekly Instagram quiz
Draw with Disney
These creative 'Disney Magic Moments' videos can help you and your children bring all their favourite characters to life. They are all free and are a great way to stay creative over the Half-Term break.
Watch Disney's Magic Moments on YouTube
Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Check the NHS website if you have symptoms
Support local businesses
Take part in Horsham Time Well Spent's regular online trails for a chance to win some fantastic prizes! The trails are produced in partnership with local Horsham District businesses with the aim of supporting them through the challenging months ahead.
Visit Horsham Time Well Spent's Facebook page to enter
Southern Rail and Thameslink train time changes
Govia Thameslink, who manage Southern Rail and Thameslink train services, have announced changes to their train times. It is vital that you follow government guidelines on permitted travel and only use public transport if you have no other means of completing your journey.
Find out more about the changes and using trains during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
NHS information and advice
Staying at home: what you can and can't do