Covid-19 Archive

Final Newsletter - Sunday 14th June 2020


THANK YOU! Chelveston, Caldecott and Chelston Rise

Yesterday will go down as a triumph over the virus. After the dark days of fear, after the boredom of lock down, our spirits were lifted by a lovely event in the sunshine. Lots of hard work went into our 22 entries, and into organising the event. But I think you'll all agree that it was worth it.

The idea of a scarecrow competition caused some controversy when Pete first suggested it a few weeks into lock down. There was concern about people having to go out to get materials and then with them mingling during the viewings. The Parish Council decided that the competition would go ahead, but would be postponed until this weekend. It turned out to be one of those far sighted decisions. It allowed us to use the day to celebrate what we've achieved, and celebrate the partial lifting of lockdown tomorrow.

There are calls for this to be an annual event. I certainly hope so! Judging wasn't easy but three entries have been chosen:

The Winner - Boris left holding the baby

Paul and Jo - 11 Duchy Close

Second Place - A tribute to the fire service
(with working hose!)

The Chadwicks - 39 Water Lane

Third Place - Covid-19 Testing Station
Look at the poster carefully!

The Maywoods- 14 Duchy Close

And even our key workers joined in the fun

National Data:

181 deaths were reported by the Government yesterday taking us to 41,662 across the UK. The numbers of new daily infections decreased to 1,425.

Local Data:

In Northamptonshire another 6 cases were reported yesterday with the specimen dates being spread back over the last few days. The total number of cases is now 1,612.

There was 1 new infection reported in East Northamptonshire yesterday. But look at Bedford!

Local Authority Cases per 100,000 population Daily increase
Bedford 727 423.6 11
Kettering 253 249.8 0
Northampton 545 242.1 3
East Northamptonshire 213 226.8 1
Wellingborough 171 215.2 1
Corby 131 185.0 0

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And finally, and it really is for now ...

The picture says it all, Worzel and his scarecrows were a triumph ...

And thank you for reading!