Alnmouth is a caring community. It is also a community with an age profile heavily weighted towards the upper end. According to the 2011 Census around 40% of the Parish population was over 65; double the national average - and that was 9 years ago!
Consequently, the village is taking the threat of the Coronavirus very seriously.
Volunteer Support Groups
A number of support groups exist to assist those who may need help. These are being co-ordinated within Alnmouth, Hipsburn and Lesbury by:
Parish Council - At Risk 'Spotters'
The Parish Council, together with Nick Mattlock and Helen Holden, have set up a team of 'spotters' who live around the village and who can identify those at risk in their vicinity and ensure help is at hand. They are working hard to ensure a supply of essentials are available in the village.
Covid-19 Mutual Aid Alnmouth, Hipsburn & Lesbury
Alice Good and Sally Wilson have established a Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group. This is a national initiative and Lesbury and Hipsburn are also participating. If you want help, please contact Sally or Alice using the numbers below.
There is also a Facebook Group for the residents of the 3 villages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/206478147238207/
PLEASE Do not be too embarrassed, stubborn or shy to ask for help.
Whether you need practical help or just a friendly voice at the end of the phone to talk to - it is here for the asking!