Welcome to Parkend
COVID-19 UPDATE For the latest advice about the virus please go to www.nhs.uk
We now really need to work together to make sure that our friends, neighbours and colleagues are OK and coping.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE and we can get through this.
For those self-isolating it is not easy but there are people in the community that can help you. Local business that offer a delivery service can be found here https://www.foresthub.co.uk/covid-19-home-delivery-services
CAN WE HELP?
Do you need your dog walking? Prescriptions collecting? Someone to talk to? Your bins putting out? Getting some shopping done? Parcel collected? Please send a message or ring Elaine on 01594 563479 (Parkend nominated contact) and we will try to help.
Can you offer any of the services listed above or anything else? Please contact us.
VULNERABLE PERSON SUPPORT
If you have had a letter from the government about being classed as a vulnerable person and needing to shield for 12 weeks then you can register for extra support including food delivery at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING - STAY AT HOME
Everyone should be staying at home and only making essential trips. Wash your hands regularly and practise social distancing. We are so lucky to be surrounded by forest so if you are able to, go for walk through the woods but stay away from other people, sit in the garden or get the garden ready for spring/summer and enjoy the fresh air especially with the sunny days coming.
STAY SAFE AND PROTECT EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY.
Parkend is a thriving small village in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean.
It has a rich industrial history of coalmining, ironworks and forestry but is now a peaceful settlement surrounded by woodlands, one of which is the RSPB Nagshead Nature Reserve, and where sheep wander freely, deer and wild boar can often be seen and buzzards fly overhead.
Parkend is also a popular tourist centre with two village pubs, the Dean Forest Railway with steam trains, a Post Office/village shop and café, Dean Cycles hire/cafe and Whitemead Park holiday park.
There is an abundance of tracks and trails for walking and cycling and dogs are welcome everywhere.
The annual carnival on August Bank Holiday Monday is the longest running and most supported one in the forest.