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The Inkpen History Group has a new home at history.inkpenvillage.co.uk. The site contains photos, maps and a wide variety of documents. If you have items, whatever the condition, that you think will be relevant to the group, please contact them at email@example.com
The Defibrillator has been moved temporarily to the fencing of the tennis courts so that it is accessible whilst the building works is going on. Due to it not being connected to an electrical supply it won’t be lit up at night so please do make a note of where it is should it be needed.
Seeds from Unknown Sources
Mysterious Chinese seed packets, often labelled as jewellery, are showing up on people's doorsteps. Gardeners are warned that seeds sent from China are a ‘biosecurity risk’. If you get seeds from an unknown source, do not plant them or put them in the bin. Contact West Berkshire Council so that they can be safely destroyed.
Email and Phone Scams
There are always people out to exploit the vulnerable, especially at times where peoples attention is diverted to other matters of harm. A number of Covid19 related phishing emails have been reported to Action Fraud. These emails and texts attempt to trick you into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing your personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details. If you get emails that you aren't sure about, or unknown people phone you or knock on your door, ignore it and please seek advice - go to ActionFraud. If you are using electronic devices that don't have up-to-date virus protection, please get it fixed - if in doubt, talk to one of the helper listed on the News page. A range of current scams, including track and trace scams, is listed on the News page.
St. Michael's Church and the Coronavirus
There will be a Remembrance Day service at St. Michaels Church on the 8th Nov. starting at 10:45. This will be an outdoor service so dress to keep warm.
The Church will be dressed
in poppies as usual as an act of remembrance. In all other
respects, the guidance on covid lockdown is that the church be
closed until 2nd December, except for private prayer and
reflection. For these purposes, the church will be open
Wednesdays and Sundays between 9:30 and 4 pm.
Going for a walk
If you want a breath of fresh air and some exercise, check out the Inkpen walks, but keep your distance from others, that's at least 6 feet apart in old money. If you feel that you should wear a face mask when outdoors, then checkout the design given on the News page.
Also on the news page this month there are a number of updates including from the Inkpen Primary School and pre-school, from the Playing field trust and Village Hall, and there's this months Police Report .
Climate change issues are taking hold and Inkpen's role in this will be discussed at the Parish Council and the IMPFT meetings. Climate issues haven't gone away and don't deserve a lesser priority even now. Climate change IS a pandemic just as much as COVID 19 is.
United Nations reports over the last decade have warned that the world must turn towards healthy plant based diets if climate change is to be stopped.