Sunday Roasts from Ben Lawers Hotel
Good news! Not only is Friday night Pizza Night, Sundays are now Roast Dinner Night!
Paul and Dee from Ben Lawers Hotel are going to start delivering pre-ordered roast dinners to the Hall car park on Sundays.
They cost £8.95 each and should be ordered by 16.00 on a Sunday afternoon, for delivery at 17.00. Phone 01567 820436 for info and to place your order.
You can order pizza for delivery to the Hall Car Park on Fridays on the same number. Get your pizza order in by 16.30 for delivery at 18.00.
Offers of Help and Support
Offers of help and support continue to be made within the community. Even if you are OK for everything at the moment, there may come a time when you might like to take up one of the offers that have been made, so we have created a new page on the Blog where we will pull together all the suggestions. You can find it in the black border underneath the header photo and click to open the page. It’s called Covid-19.
Life Under Lockdown
We have some more Lockdown Moments.
The first from Sue and Dolan. Having your own space during lockdown is important – Sue’s space is the polytunnel, and she is busy doing Spring prep and hoping for a bumper crop. Meanwhile, Dolan’s ‘man shed’ is……another kind of work in progress!
The hens are working normal hours and remain very productive.
Fran’s Lockdown Moment is also a reflection on a simple act of kindness.
Having decided that now was the time to take down an overgrown buddleia, she was were making fairly slow progress when the gardener who was working next door asked if he could help – and with the appropriate equipment, he did the job in no more than 5 minutes.
If you would like to share your pics of what you are up to, or things that catch your attention, or other acts of kindness, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadly, nobody has managed to lockdown the scammers. Beware of phoney requests for charity donations, offers of coronavirus tests, bogus tax refunds and strangers offering help and support. Neighbourhood Watch has issued some updated advice which is copied below.
Please be aware not everyone out there is trustworthy and some people will take advantage of this unusual situation at the present time.
Here are just some of the scams we are aware of, but note that criminals come in all shapes and sizes and can contact you at the door, by phone, post or online.
Stay safe and follow all government and NHS guidelines.
Be aware of people offering or selling:
- Virus testing kits
- Vaccines or miracle cures – there is currently no vaccine or cure.
- Overpriced or fake goods to protect yourself from coronavirus such as anti-bacterial products.
- Shopping or medication collection services.
- Home cleaning services
Protect yourself and others:
- Don’t be rushed into making a decision. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
- Only purchase goods from legitimate retailers and take a moment to think before parting with money or personal information.
- Don’t assume everyone is genuine. It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush and panic you.
- If someone claims to represent a charity, ask them for ID. Be suspicious of requests for money up front. If someone attempts to pressurise you into accepting a service, they are unlikely to be genuine. Check with family and friends before accepting offers of help if you are unsure.
For advice on scams call Advice Direct Scotland on 0808 164 6000
To report a scam call Police Scotland on 101
Contact your bank immediately if you think you have been scammed.