Monthly Archives: April 2020

Virtual community cafe open

We may not have the Cafe at the Crook Inn yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get together, virtually speaking! If you fancy a coffee and a blether, the Tweedsmuir virtual Community Cafe is now open! I’m afraid it is BYOC (bring your own cake) Starting on Tuesday, you will be able to join a drop-in session on Zoom, meet up with other villagers, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee together from the socially isolated comfort of your

Tweedsmuir Resilient Community Group

A message for all Tweedsmuir residents from the Resilient Community Group Firstly, many thanks for taking the time and effort to complete and return the forms.  The main focus in the coming weeks will be our response to Covid-19 and whatever that might bring.  There are a number of you who have very kindly offered  to help, if required, in the delivery of shopping,  looking out for neighbours and collecting medication.  It’s also apparent that within our community there is a

Coronavirus scams

Sadly, criminals are still operating full-time while the rest of the country is in lockdown because of coronavirus. Police Scotland has produced guidance about some common scams to be on the lookout for: Government / Local Authority Scams:Emails saying: ‘As schools are closed if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.“Government” emails offering everyone a basic wage and that you should send your bank details to receive it.Texts saying that

Befriending at a distance

With communities in lockdown, lots of networks which offer friendship and social contact are having to move their activities online or onto the telephone. Befriending Networks, the support group for befriending organisations, has put together helpful free resources to make the transition successful. You can access them on their website (external link will open in a new browser window)