Considering Friday’s Government’s announcement, the Blue Bell is now closed with immediate effect.
We have been planning to offer a takeaway food, drink and a restricted grocery ordering service for the village. The viability of this is now totally dependent on clarification of the terms related to financial support we could get from Government regarding wages and the business support grant announced.
Considering the financial burden we would be exposed to we feel it prudent to stay closed until we have further news/clarification on the above but are working hard to make this work for the benefit of the community.
We will continue to evaluate the situation regarding the ability for us to offer a takeaway and food package service and will post updates via posters and on websites.
In the meantime, please take care in these difficult times.
The Blue Bell Community Hub Team.
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If you are self-isolating or are unable to collect food from the Blue Bell please register with Midhurst Angels. Midhurst Angels are a local volunteer group organising support to vulnerable residents of Midhurst and the surrounding villages. They offer a range of services (including prescription collection, food delivery and friendly phone chats) and there are a number of Cocking villagers on their team. Once you register with Midhurst Angels a village representative will be in contact to see how we can help.
Tel: 07538 839703