Covid 19 Cases 7 day rolling to 11 Oct 20 Interactive Map

On the link is an interactive map of Covid19 cases across the UK. Just enter your post code and click over your area and you will be able to see cases per week in your area. For the week ending 11 October there were 4 cases in Midhurst District and in Bepton which is included with Milland & South Harting District there were 7 cases. Click on link for Interactive Map

Bepton Church Gift Day

Bepton Church has not been immune from the pandemic with both the Church Jazz Concert and Bepton and Cocking Church Fete being Cancelled this year. Sheila Ryan was not to be beaten and today organized a produce store and raffle on Severals Green which attracted a lot of passer-by’s. Contributions to the store were generously made by Poppy Farm and many individuals brought cakes and fresh home grown vegetables. Also Linda Sadler brought along some swashbuckling home made bread. The donations from the proceedings have all gone to Bepton Church

Budgens Out, Sainsbury’s In

Sainsbury’s Neighbourhood Hub store, Midhurst. Extracts from a letter sent to Midhurst Society

Budgens Food | South Downs Directory

We’re writing to notify you of a new Sainsbury’s store that we will shortly be opening in Midhurst. The new store will be replacing the existing Budgens on Bepton Road, which will be completely refurbished prior to opening as a Sainsbury’s. “We are excited to bring our convenience store offer to Midhurst and the new store will be over twice the size of a normal Sainsbury’s Local, at 6,500 sq. ft. The store will provide a wide range of exciting products and everyday essentials for local people, including household products, ready meals, fresh food and chilled products, as well as a pizza counter, an Argos collection point and our popular lunchtime offer. The store will open daily from 8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Saturday and from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sundays.” As the new Sainsbury’s store will be replacing the existing Budgens, there will be a temporary closure for approximately 12 weeks from the beginning of September whilst the building is refurbished and made ready to open as a new Sainsbury’s store. We are however committed to minimising any impact on local people and these works are not expected to be disruptive. “We will be taking on the existing staff members at Budgens as Sainsbury’s colleagues and we look forward to welcoming them to our team. The Sainsbury’s team in Midhurst will play an active role in the local community by supporting a local Charity, as well as our nationwide community programmes and charity partners.”

Shop & Eat Local, Love Local

#lovemidhurst Campaign

Dear All,

We want to build on the wonderful community spirit and focus on local shops which was enabled by the unrelenting work of local shop staff, pharmacies and of course The Angels during lockdown.

The banners above went up yesterday (9th July) on The Grange and the Cowdray site on the mini-roundabout at Haslemere road junction. This will be supported by a social media campaign led by Shosannah Larson on the Visit Midhurst Facebook page, but to really gain traction will need everyone’s support with putting your own images, liking and sharing posts with your followers. Please use #lovemidhurst when posting and we’ll share your posts.

The campaign will expand to focusing on the great variety of shops, eateries & businesses in Midhurst and then to include events as they resume.

Please feel free to share this email with anyone who can help. This has been funded by Visit Midhurst with support from the Town Team CIC, Cowdray Estate, The Grange Centre, MTC, Midhurst Vision, Hooli Design and by all the local businesses. 

Many thanks
Philippa and Sam
on behalf of Visit Midhurst