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  1. I'm not sure it's actually possible on this platform but I will pass that up to Geoff.
  2. If you know somebody who doesn't use the internet and is housebound then this may be of help to them. You need to register by phone and orders are taken over the phone. Sainsbury's Assisted Shopping. 0800 328 1700 mon - fri 9am to 5 pm
  3. The national trust have removed charges for all parks and gardens including car parking fees to allow people to access the outdoors while remaining socially distant. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/news/our-latest-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19
  4. All Tesco 24hr stores are closing at 10 p.m tonight to restock the shelves. 17/3/20
  5. There is now a dedicated thread for help in sheffield with links to various other help resources and sites which can be found here
  6. We take public health and safeguarding very seriously. As such, we ask anyone using this thread to offer or receive help to observe the following guidelines: * Wash hands thoroughly before engaging in any public activity e.g. leafleting * Do not engage in any public activity if you are showing any coronavirus symptoms * Do not enter anyone's house if you don't know them. Stay a metre or more away from anyone who is self-isolating * If offering to shop for supplies never ask for money up front or for a bank card * Unless you have express permission do not use anyone's personal information shared with you for any purpose other than giving/receiving aid during the current outbreak * Only offer to assist with childcare if you have appropriate DBS checks * We encourage volunteers to undertake any voluntary sector training that might be made available * Do not attempt to give medical advice unless you are a professional. Only repeat public health advice given by the appropriate authorities
  7. Sheffielders have proven to us before that when things get rough they can step up and help and we have every confidence that the Covid19 crisis will prove to be the same. There will be links below to various sites where you can volunteer help. I'm going to put a few probably very obvious points up here. Limiting contact - this includes wearing gloves or using paper towels / plastic bags when handling things like doorknobs and shopping trolly handles. Carry a bag to put these item in for disposal once you have used them. Carry hand sanitiser - if you don't have any then there will be a post after this detailing how to make your own. If there is a big uptake on this on the forum then we will likely start threads for each post code district. I'm not going to lecture people here as you are all grown ups but please be careful when dealing with financial transactions for your safety as well as that of others. The usual rules about bickering and off topic things apply here as does keeping things on topic. I'm sure that with care, forethought and planning we can get through this. The majority of people will be fine even if they do catch this virus so please remember not to panic. Thank you and good luck to us all. Links. Main FB page for mutual aid with these links https://www.facebook.com/groups/709728802898423/permalink/710867772784526/ Local Mutual Aid Groups: Beighton https://www.facebook.com/groups/2528687870687797 Broomhill, Broomhall and Sharrow https://www.facebook.com/groups/882552988836008/ Burngreave https://www.facebook.com/groups/530135937888682/ Chapeltown/High Green https://www.facebook.com/groups/209730610373078/ Crookes https://forms.gle/gpdvBTpHPDR5cfRJ8 Ecclesfield https://www.facebook.com/groups/212737900134097/ Eckington https://www.facebook.com/groups/496660661014409/ Greenhill https://www.facebook.com/groups/2497652800563158 Kelham Island and Neepsend https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelhamsupport/ Lodgemoor https://www.facebook.com/groups/657640001659947 Lower Walkley and Walkley Bank https://www.facebook.com/groups/698361290919649 Meersbrook https://www.facebook.com/groups/269029694098621 Nether Edge https://www.facebook.com/groups/2257972117638744/ S11 https://www.facebook.com/groups/582475262360387/ S12 https://www.facebook.com/groups/233427034477240 Woodseats and Norton https://www.facebook.com/groups/522307722001662 Self Employed, Sole Trader, Small Business Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/350495542494295 Workers Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/329192668038673/ WhatsApp group chat join links (you need to click the link using a smartphone with the app installed for these to work): Heeley/S2/Lowfields https://chat.whatsapp.com/LjjGVIznxGB90ZiCy6Kb1l Existing organisations that might be struggling for volunteers or needing to expand services in response to this, please consider if you can help them: AgeUK Sheffield https://www.facebook.com/ageuksheff Food Banks in Sheffield: http://www.sheffieldfoodbank.org.uk/food-bank-list/ Foodhall Project (space is closed but looking to help in community) https://www.facebook.com/foodhallproject/ Shipshape Sheffield https://www.facebook.com/ShipshapeSheffield/ Voluntary Action Sheffield https://www.vas.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-vcs-planning-meeting-call-for-volunteers/ Events related to this effort (planning, training etc): CovidMutualAid training for setting up groups: https://www.facebook.com/events/645218472957773 Voluntary Action Sheffield response meeting (online attendance should be available) https://www.vas.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-vcs-planning-meeting-call-for-volunteers/ Safeguarding training offered by the National Food Service https://www.vas.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-vcs-planning-meeting-call-for-volunteers/ Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK main page https://covidmutualaid.org/
  8. Closed. For the same reasons that previous threads on this subject were closed. If you cannot post without attacking other users, making unfounded claims and blatant racism there is no place on this forum for you.
  9. A number of posts and those quoting them have been removed. 1. The trolling can cease 2. It is standard practice to ask for a link when somebody is making a claim. 3. If you have a question about moderation then take it to the helpdesk. Having a go at the moderating team on threads is a good way to get your account suspended
  10. Update from SYP NEWS: Severe Weather Update South Yorkshire Police are working with our partners to tackle the severe weather conditions currently affecting the county. South Yorkshire Police Superintendent Colin McFarlane said: “The severe weather is currently causing some issues across the county, with some localised flooding, damage to buildings and roads blocked due to debris and fallen trees. “I would urge anyone travelling today to take extra care, and to check your route beforehand.” Current road closures and partial blockages: • Tinsley Viaduct: closed to high sided vehicles. • Woodhead Pass: closed to all vehicles. • Doncaster Road between High Melton College and Melton Mill Lane: partially blocked due to fallen tree. • Cricket Inn Road, Sheffield: closed due to reports of flying debris. • Cineworld at Valley Centertainment, Sheffield: closed due to damaged windows. • Barnsley Road, Wath upon Dearne, near the Jet Garage: large tree blocking one lane. Reports of road flooding at: • Ecclesfield Road, Chapeltown • Darnall Road, Sheffield • Manchester Road, Deepcar
  11. The personal attacks can cease. If you're going to make a point do it without attacking other members.
  12. This from S Yorks Police. Murder investigation launched in Sheffield A murder inquiry is underway following the death of an 18 year old man in the Norfolk Park area of Sheffield on New Year’s Day. Emergency services were called to St Aidens Road at around 4.20am this morning (1 January) following reports of a fight between a group of men. Officers arriving at the scene discovered the young man who had suffered stab wounds. He was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later. His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. Formal ID has not yet taken place. Three men, two aged 18 and one aged 20, have since been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at this time. There remains a police presence in the area this evening. Enquiries are underway and anyone with information is being urged to call 101 quoting incident number 458 of 1 January 2020. Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111. I'm going to close the thread. If anybody has any information the contact numbers are above.
  13. The usual rules apply. Keep it civil and refrain from personal attacks etc etc.
  14. Back on topic please. The sniping can cease or I can close the thread. Your choice.
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