Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter - Sunday 3rd May 2020


Positive reaction continued to come in yesterday on the idea of running a scarecrow competition after lockdown has ended. However, as Tina Hackett pointed out, most of us already look like scarecrows with all barbers and hairdressers still being closed. How these will reopen is a mystery, cutting hair from a distance of 2 metres will be interesting!

It was a very busy day in Chelston Rise as a small group of residents lead by Bob and Vanessa tidied up the verges at the front of the estate. They were joined by two enterprising lads, Jack and Leighton who I have been watching all week cleaning cars all week around the Crescent. They didn't know I was watching, but I was impressed by how they stuck to the rules and with how hard they were working.

In the evening Rachael and Mike Maywood organised a virtual quiz. We had a few technical challenges getting the hang of the IT but is was great fun. Sean and Janellan Reedman were the clear winners.

I'll be out on my rounds again this morning, delivering some tulips from Bloms. I had thought we'd come to the end of the season so it was a surprise when a few more bunches appeared in a bucket on the doorstep. Thanks to Blom Family again.

Mark Hunter put together a new page for the history web site showing pictures of the historical May Day events and the 1986 revivial.

May Day traditions of yesteryear


None that we know of!


  • 621 deaths were reported by the Government yesterday using their new measures taking us to 28,131 across the UK. The number of new lab confirmed cases was down to 4,800. The Prime Minister now believes the infection curve is well passed its peak.


In Northamptonshire the figures continue to be corrected daily with the corrections yesterday going as far back as last Monday. We are still seeing over 10 infections a day being identified.

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
Daily newsletter
Sunday Service

Parish History
Puzzle Library

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 Iíll find you help
ASDA Volunteer Card
Covid-19 Symptom Tracker
Live UK Covid-19 Tracker
(Public Health England)
Parish Council Walking Leaflet

And finally . . .

As the Prime Minister plans our way out of lock down PPE is clearly on his mind. . .

Stay (at) home, protect the NHS and save lives.