Ashford Borough Council and Ashford Volunteer Centre are calling for community help

Coronavirus Volunteer Group Form

In partnership with Ashford Volunteer Centre, Ashford Borough Council are keen to support as many volunteer groups and individuals as possible in order to create strong community spirit and help one another through these difficult times. We are doing this by promoting the work of local groups on our website so that residents can find new ways they can help others.

If you would like to have your work promoted on their website then please use this link - https://www.ashford.gov.uk/your-community/emergency-planning/health-and-pandemics/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-help-for-the-community/coronavirus-volunteer-group-form/

 

Below is a list of community groups across Ashford, Tenterden and the surronding villages:

 

Age UK Ashford

https://www.facebook.com/ageukashford/

Collecting and accepting donations for essentials for their clients

01233 668765

 

Aldington and Bonnington Village Community Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1449646121975063/?ref=share

ref=group_header&view=group

Offers of help and advice sharing. Also Link to Dine at Quarry House. Aldington who are sorting out packages for vulnerable.

 

Ashford Community Online Exercise

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2802378009840001/?ref=share

Keep activity online with others

 

Ashford Corona Care Buddy Scheme

https://www.facebook.com/groups/519385528773184/?ref=share

Being arranged for those that require help.

 

Ashford Kent Read all about it

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AshfordKentRAAI/?ref=share

Sharing latest information and advice.

 

Ashford Kent Today

https://www.facebook.com/groups/629632090441910/?ref=share

People sharing information on organised groups and advice.

 

Ashford Mummys

https://www.facebook.com/groups/153944294641551/?ref=share

Offers of help to source supplies.

 

Residents of Ashford

Offers being received for volunteering.

 

Ashford Vineyard

01233 331919

https://www.facebook.com/AshfordVineyardAV/

Food Bank and Mummy meals.

 

Biddenden Beats Corona

https://m.facebook.com/Biddenden-Beats-Corona-BBC-107701530860801/

Volunteers arranged to cover all zones of their area to help and support residents.

 

Bilsington Village Community Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1122371281148262/?ref=share

Offers of help and referred to Aldington, Bonnington and Bilsington Village Community page.

 

Challock

https://www.facebook.com/ChallockParishCouncil/

Help for the Local Isolating - posting mail, pick up shopping, urgent supplies or a friendly chat on the phone ∙just call the clerk Di Sandy on 07895494851.

Challock Post Office Stores and The Barn Shop are able to deliver basic supplies to parishioners in the village self isolating. Call Andrew Challock Post Office on 740313 or Paul The Barn Shop on 740237 or email paulbarkaway@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Corona Virus Community Care (Ashford Kent)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/226739368694621/?ref=group_header

Delivering Food and medical supplies. Requesting donations. Trying to get all volunteers DBS checked. Setting up a whatsapp group.To volunteer or ask for help call John Howell 07946 345859

 

Dine at Quarry House Aldington

https://m.facebook.com/dineatquarryhouse/

Putting together essential packages for elderly and asking for volunteers to distribute.

 

Fareshare Kent

https://m.facebook.com/faresharekent/

Sending out food parcels and require volunteers to distribute.

Call Emma White 01233 500477

 

Friends of North Willesborough Community Forum

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsOfNWCF/?ref=share

Advice and information sharing. Flyers being distributed for volunteering offers of help. Councillor Gerrard White Highfield Ward is looking to set up a a help group which is to be advised.

 

Hamstreet Community Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1809207695978464/?ref=share

Contact details for local volunteers distributed around village. Spreadsheet set up for people to cover each road. Liaising with local surgery.

 

Helping Hands

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2736361073143831/?ref=share

Offering to search for items in short supply. Gathering members who are offering to volunteer to help community.

 

High Halden Covid 19 Response Volunteers Community Support

https://www.facebook.com/groups/highhalden/?ref=share

Group. Volunteers; Information Flyers supporting all our residents.

 

Kingsnorth Community Hub

https://www.facebook.com/groups/569473030443160/?ref=share

Help people and businesses

 

Keep Kingsnorth Rural

https://www.facebook.com/424780354942936/posts/669104310510538/?sfnsn=scwspmo&extid=uyittnoVoneoP3dU

Councillor Heather Hayward to arranging a plan of action for

Roman Ward and Knights Park for volunteers.

 

Kennington Community Council

https://www.facebook.com/KenningtonCouncil/

Organising help for the vulnerable with shopping, fetching supplies and posting letters.

 

Kennington Forum

https://www.facebook.com/groups/kenningtoncf/?ref=share

Advice and information sharing. Flyers being distributed and volunteering. Links to other sites. Offering support to set up prescription delivery.

 

Kent Community Foundation

https://m.facebook.com/KentCommunity/

Support group for those at risk and volunteering opportunities. Co-ordination of chat whatsapp groups for each different area, advice, on-line classes.

 

Kent Covid-19 Mutual Aid

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1093009801049456/?ref=group_header

For helping and supporting people to access food, complete errands etc - particularly those who are elderly, disabled and/or immunocompromised.

 

Our place in Wye

https://www.facebook.com/groups/706096346250773/?ref=share

Wye Coronavirus support system

40 Volunteers. Postcards delivered to support the villagers.

07547 321046 or email

admin@ourplacewye.org.uk.

 

Park Farm, Bridgefield & Kingsnorth Community

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1681063525461645/?ref=share

 

Repton Park Community Info

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1649342451951934/?ref=share

Sharing information and advice

 

Salvation Army Ashford

https://www.facebook.com/TheSalvationArmyAshfordKent/

Requiring donations of food.

01233 643 480

 

Self Isolation Activities - Helping us to keep our sanity one day

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3385239234836265/?ref=share

People swapping ideas of activities for self – isolation.

 

Shadoxhurst A Kent Village

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1721139798106705/?ref=share

Setting up plans to co-ordinate volunteers to help within their community.

 

Shadoxhurst Community

https://www.facebook.com/groups/236341027310856/?ref=share

Establishing a volunteer group.

 

Singleton and Great Chart Community Info

https://www.facebook.com/groups/singletonandgreatchart/?ref=share

 

Smeeth & Brabourne's Community Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/207250272959006/?ref=share

 

South Ashford Forum

https://m.facebook.com/SouthAshfordCF/

Sharing posts and information

 

The Cinnamon Trust

https://www.facebook.com/TheCinnamonTrust/

Has volunteers to help vulnerable looking after their pets.

01736 757 900

 

The Community Radio Show

https://www.facebook.com/communityradioshow/

They have asked people to share community services and support to their page.

 

The Real Ashford Watch Community Forum

https://www.facebook.com/groups/728332777599456/?ref=share

Sharing updates on the virus and closures. Requesting volunteers and offers of help.

 

The Real Sellindge Village

https://www.facebook.com/groups/205556813565656/?ref=share

Community Group

Link to Jane Mackenzie (Leading Folkestone & Hythe instructor) providing weekly video Pilates classes.

 

Woodchurch Hub

Community support group. Flyers distributed by volunteers. Requiring more volunteers.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WoodchurchHub/

www.woodchurchhub.uk

Contact details 01233 801 789 or email support@woodchurchhub.uk