Heat Health Alert

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 heat health alert between Thursday, 6th August and Sunday, 9th August.

View the full warning at the Met Office Heat Health Watch site.

Heatwave and Covid-19

Please note that additional information and tips for Covid-19 and hot weather has been issued by the government.

  • Fans should not be used in offices as this could increase the spread of infection. Remember that fans are ineffective in temperatures above 350C and cause increased dehydration
  • Open windows and use blinds to help regulate temperature
  • Staff wearing PPE should keep hydrated, change masks regularly (especially if damp) and ensure that their own wellbeing is maintained
  • Paracetamol (and aspirin) may be used to manage COVID-related symptoms but it is recommended that they are not used solely to reduce body temperature. Always consult your pharmacist, GP or NHS 111 for advice
  • Keep cool and hydrated by regularly sipping cold water-based drinks and avoid alcohol
  • Use sponges or cloths made damp by cold water to help control your temperature
  • Close blinds and curtains to help control the temperature of your home
  • Check on the wellbeing of vulnerable friends and family who may be shielding or who are isolated. Remember to observe social distancing guidance social distancing guidance

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

Dog Owners

We would like to remind dog owners that until 31st July dogs should be kept on leads no longer that 2 metres long in the SSSI areas (the South Downs) to keep them away from ground-nesting birds, leverets, fawns, etc.  Also, dogs should be kept under control in areas where there is livestock, which includes collecting your dog’s faeces as there is growing evidence that there is a link between two diseases in livestock and the faeces of infected dogs.

Plans for Former Brickworks Site

Metis Homes, the developer of the brickworks site, has started a consultation with local residents. Covid-19 forced the cancellation of Metis Homes’ face-to-face engagement but residents can view and comment on the plans via the virtual consultation at: http://www.thebrickworks.consultationonline.co.uk. This consultation closes on 29th May so please take the time to look at the plans as they will have an impact on Bepton residents.