Official coronavirus updates
Updates: the coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought about many changes to people’s lives across the world. For the latest information visit GOV.UK. As well as keeping up-to-date about national updates – local updates are available from Neighbourhood Alert, which you can register to receive.
Are you free to volunteer to help someone in need due to the coronavirus pandemic? Perhaps you’re part of a group that already provides help in the community?
Volunteer to help those in need, via Northamptonshire County Council’s website.
Donate food to local people
The collection point in Dodford (The Hollies) has received 12 bags of donations so far. There’s a box next to their garage if you can spare food for others. Thank you.
There are a number of different schemes in place across Dodford, set up to help residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone has been contacted directly.
Sam has provided the May’s Dodford Diary, our newsletter for the village, including bin collection info. Please note that all classes and activities at the village hall are currently suspended for the foreseeable future, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Jennie and Steve are providing us with Church updates, including prayers and links to other websites during this period, which they’re updating frequently.
Ways to spend your time whilst isolated
- ways to cope with coronavirus quarantine (pdf poster)
- suggestions for tv viewing from 28th March, from BBC arts director, Will Gompertz
- read e-books from Northamptonshire library
Doreen Addicott has set up a Facebook group called Dodford Past. If you have any memories that you’d like to share of Dodford or photos of Dodford that you’d like to add (like the ones posted in the old phone box in Dodford) please feel free to contribute. Visit the Facebook page.
More information about Dodford…
Dodford is a village situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of Northamptonshire. It is approximately 3.5 miles from Daventry and 9 miles from Towcester. The Grand Union Canal runs to the east.
- Dodford boasts the longest ford in the county.
- Dodford has two civil wedding venues, one of which has recently been named as the best wedding venue in England (2013).
Visit the 11th Century Grade 1 listed St Mary’s Church.