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Health, Well Being & Entertainment

Medical Supplies:

Framlingham GP Surgery Dispensary: Will home deliver medication from Earl Soham and Framlingham GP Surgery to Earl Soham residents unable to collect from the surgeries due to self and households isolating. Contact via Leaders to Maree Marshall who will coordinate.

For non-emergency health issues, please call 111. In an emergency, call 999

Prescreiption Requests.  During the current emergency, the surgery cannot accept paper prescription requests. They may be submitted by phone, email or using the on-line apps.  Follow the links below for each of the Surgeries, to see how to request your medecines.

Earl Soham Surgery Prescription Request Instructions                         Framlingham Surgery Prescription Request Instructions     

Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service

I run Castle Cleaners in Framlingham and we have been advised we are allowed to trade as we provide a service to many in the community who rely on us. We are currently supporting a number of our most vulnerable residents in Framlingham and surrounding villages but can help

anyone who needs to use our services now we are at home . The shop has large capacity machines that can clean at high temperatures should anyone wish to clean sheets Duvets, blankets, bedding , pillows, bedspreads, sofa covers and other household items . We can deliver and collect . Please share to anyone you feel may need the help . Stay safe and well . Jo

Health and Fitness:

Dog Walking: If any residents would like to spend some time with a canine companion, we have had offers of a dog-pal. We are looking into this in more detail and will be in touch with residents.

Allotments: If any residents need help maintaining their allotments over the next few weeks, this is a great opportunity for our younger village residents to fill their home schooling timetable! Please speak to your Zone Leader and we can find a resident or family to support you with your allotment.

Library Books

We are investigating the possibility of setting up a walking mobile library; however, we need to consider and avoid the possibility of the virus being transmitted on books.  

A safer solution to those of you who have access to the internet (probably everyone who is reading this) is to download ebooks from the county library.  

This page https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/elibrary/ explains what is available on the eLibrary and has a link to the application form.  It is noting that one can also apply for cards for adjoining counties which will increase the range of books one can borrow.

You can find out more and a link to the on-line application page to register for access to the eLibrary service here.  

If you don't have a library card, you can apply for one on line here and the library service will email you a membership number,

Spiritual and Emotional Support:

St Mary’s Church: The church is no longer open, visit the St Mary's Church page for more information. 

Residents struggling with anxiety or worry can speak to a local support network by calling The Worry Tree on 01728 400 533.


For those who who like to watch something different to normal TV, there is a wide variety of entertainment being broadcast FREE over the internet.

The National Theatre is streaming a new free play from its archive of live recordings, every Thursday night.  
Each show will be available for a week, click here for details.

This article in The Guardian lists a wide variety of shows which are being streamed, including some which are designed for children.