Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter - Tuesday 14th April 2020

Here are the key stories for the day, with thanks to our WhatsApp group who keep these coming in all day there are now 127 members of the group, with every street represented.


We woke up on Monday morning to a complete change in the weather. This certainly put dampener on the usually vibrant group in the morning.

Nevertheless, the group messages were flowing by lunchtime as the weather improved. Morre importantly, the good deeds continued across the Village:

  • Sharen donated back the free food parcel she'd received, and I was able to redistribute it.
  • The flying tipping that Vanessa and Bob had pulled out of the ditches near the airfield was removed in record time.
  • Vicky Hardy and Martyn Hewitt continued to clear the ditches in the Kimbolton Road lay-by adjacent to Peters Close.
  • Felicity Adams spooked another fly tipper near the airfield. She was out on her run and called me when she saw a car reverse up to a ditch and open his boot. I put on the yellow jacket and shot up there in the Postman Pat van. The driver was clearly unnerved and abandoned his efforts and drove away before unloading.
  • Pete Rawlins continued to produce kindling sticks which he bagged up for people outside his house for collection. He is handing donations over to the Council for Village wide use.
  • Vikki White and Janellan Reedman provided books for Rick Marshall, and Val Marshall added books to Sarah Stopp's exchange library.
  • Zara Cunliffe reported in some escaped lambs.
  • And Ray Dyer jumped into action again as an amateur shepherd. He was on the airfield with Janet and the dogs when they heard a pitiful bleating. The couldn't see the source of it and so Ray scaled the fence and found that a lamb had fallen down an open man hole. He was able to rescue it and put a makeshift cover back over the hole.

So all in all I would call that an amazing day in the great Parish of Chelveston-cum-Caldecott or Chelson-cum-Cawcud as we now know it was once called.


  • UK reported hospital deaths from Covid-19 went up by 717 to 11,329. This is a further fall in the daily total. More importantly, there were only 3,500 new cases across the United Kingdom, a significant drop on the admissions the previous day.
  • There were 27 new Covid-19 admissions to Northampton and Kettering General hospitals reported on Monday, continuing the downward trend.
  • For the last 5 days cases and deaths have not been growing exponentially. This is a promising sign.
  • However, we must remember that the daily, and indeed weekly, figures can fluctate with reporting lags. We have been informed that the data will be published in a new way from today and that there will be daily corrections issued. This will complicate our analysis.

This chart has aligned the epidemics from 4 countries with different approaches to the crisis.


  • All reports on supermarkets yesterday were excellent. It may have been it was because it was Bank Holiday and everyone was stocked up.

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
Daily newsletter
Pause for thought

Advice on breathing with Covid-19 Symptoms
Vulnerable Household registration
Northamptonshire County Council Support Line Call 0300 126 1000 and select Option 5 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
Longhurst Housing Association Support Line Call 0300 123 1745
Village support line Call 07850 570007 in the first instance and Ill find you help
ASDA Volunteer Card
Live UK Covid-19 Tracker
(Public Health England)
Parish Council Walking Leaflet

And finally . . .

As the Country piles on the pounds whilst sitting in front of the TV . . .

Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.