In line with latest government guidance, the FRA has confirmed the postponement of its AGM at Fetcham Village Hall on Wednesday April 15.
Regular monthly committee meetings have also been suspended until further notice.
FRA Chairman Tim Waller said: “It is with regret that we have had to postpone the AGM and our regular monthly committee meetings until the current virus outbreak has diminished. In the meantime, I’m sure that the FRA and its members will be doing all they can to help any vulnerable neighbours through this crisis.”
Mole Valley District Council says it is working with Central Surrey Voluntary Action and the County Council to set up a scheme where people who need assistance will be put in touch with those able to provide it.
The following is from the CSVA website:
Central Surrey Voluntary Action (CSVA) is registering a pool of potential volunteers who may be able to assist voluntary organisations across Epsom and Ewell, Elmbridge, Leatherhead, Ashtead, and Dorking and other areas in Mole Valley in the coming few weeks/months. The support needed is likely to be temporary and may include activities such as:
- providing practical support to older people and other vulnerable groups affected by Coronavirus (COVID19) e.g. shopping,
- checking in with people over the phone,
- supporting the running of foodbanks and community meal providers,
- driving – to transport people and supplies,
- IT advice for voluntary organisations and individuals about communicating online,
- Administrative support – helping organisations to change the way they deliver services and contact people in need.
The government advice on severely limiting social contact was introduced as the FRA’s Spring Newsletter was being distributed. Other events, featured in the Newsletter are also affected, most notably the St Mary’s Church Flower Festival weekend from May 1-3rd.
Fetcham U3A has cancelled its March and April meetings, and is urging all its groups not to meet for the time being. At present, the Fetcham Litterpicks scheduled for April 19 and May 31 are going ahead.