The Sambourne and Middletown Matters FaceBook page are organising The Sambourne Good Neighbour Scheme.
Those who are unable to access this closed group and who need help (or want to volunteer or comment), please read on...
Anyone in the parish who cannot arrange with family, friends or neighbours to help them is welcome to get in touch with the scheme. If you can offer your help or need help, please email with details. Your contact will be passed to the organisation.
If you already help a neighbour out and have to self isolate, this could be a good place to find someone to replace you.
There is plenty of advice available on the internet.
One example is Royal College of Occupational Therapists
With restrictions on movement, the usual distribution of The Link could not take place.
Instead, it had been made available as a download from The Link April 2020
It is hoped these measures will be deployed in the next few months.
In the meantime large poster-sized copies will be obtained and displayed in the church hall - date to be announced.
To examine the proposals please follow the link.
To report issues like flooding, potholes, crumbling road edges or blocked drains use the website
The accompanying image shows the dedication of the memorial, which is now a listed monument.
This took place 100 years ago on Christmas Day 1919.
These are caused by high voltage supplies tripping and being automatically re-routed from elsewhere - hence the short outage.
The problems are almost certainly caused by tree branches being blown into power lines by the blustery winds.
Western Power would be grateful if anyone seeing a possible issue reports it.
If you are concerned that a branch may be close to a power line, please call 0800 096 3080
If there are definite signs of a problem - sparking, burning or smoking please use the emergency number 0800 6783 105 .
From Middletown to The Bromsgrove Road can now be connected to Superfast Broadband.
The service is called Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) which means no copper wire in the route - fibre the whole way.
CSW have provided a couple of links which may help residents.
The CSW website .
There is also the diary entry by someone who had FTTP installed .
This is very detailed and describes the installation, mentions possible issues and gives advice about shopping around for a service provider deal.
A resident in Sambourne has recently had FTTP broadband installed with no problems.
What speed is the service providing? A breathtaking 100+ Mbps!
To display the map, click this link .
As from December 2018 anyone wishing to use this service will be required to show a permit. This will be the only proof of entitlement that will be accepted.
The permit will be in the December edition of The Link in an enclosure titled Studley Voice. This will be distributed in late November.
The permit is printed on the inside back page of The Studley Voice. It has an embossed foil symbol - to prevent photocopying.
Please keep this safe as the issue is a one-off and no spares will be available.
Details of the progress achieved by Sambourne Broadband Action Group can be seen following the "Organisations" tab at the head of this page.
A red letter event!
Middletown Lane and Middletown - from The White House to Five Trees are connected to Superfast Broadband.
You can check to see if it's available on your phone number using the link to the dsl checker .
Alternatively, your ISP can tell you and what packages they have.
Details of UBUS and all other public transport schemes are listed here.
If you would like to receive regular emails with details please contact Village Association
YOU MUST PRODUCE A VALID PERMIT TO USE THIS SERVICE