Love Abington - Coronavirus in Abington

Thursday, 19 March 2020

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Sadly, many village events are being cancelled or suspended, including the Abington Lunch and Forget-me-Not Club.

Worse, there are reports of rogues taking advantage of people, with this warning from the police:

  • Coronavirus-Related Fraud Reports Increase By 400 Per Cent In March 

Notable local services being suspended or changed include:

  • Parish Nurse: Claire Gillett  is working from home,  Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-4.30.
    If you have any health concerns she will be happy to advise you. 
    Please contact her directly 0749 899 4205. email
    This is not an emergency service.

  • Granta Medical Practices are cancelling routine appointments but welcome telephone consultations
  • Prescriptions for Abington are being handled differently for collection and delivery in the village
  • South Cambs has suspended green bin collection, closed recycling centres - see announcement for more
  • Libraries, including mobile libraries, are closed until further notice
  • Bus services have changed temporarily - the number 13 to town and back and also the Park & Rides
  • The Apiary Gym on Granta Park has closed to improve social distancing until further notice - members will not be charged for April
  • The Recreation Ground Committee has closed the equipment - MUGA (Multi-use Games Area), Play Area, Gym equipment - but the ground remains open - please observe the 2-metre distance rules
  • Little Abington Parish Council is holding teleconference meetings instead of using the Institute - please contact the clerk by email or phone for details if you wish to participate
  • Local elections scheduled on 7 May will be postponed until May next year
  • The 2020 Abington 10K and Fun Run has been cancelled
  • All RSPB nature reserves are now closed and the Magog Down car park has closed

However, the community and local traders are taking action to help those who need help or might feel isolated, notably:

Many larger organisations are also contributing their support - here are just a few:

Last updated on 03 April 2020.