April 2020 Newsletter

We are issuing our April newsletter sooner than usual, and changing the format slightly, because of the current situation relating to the pandemic, in the hope that it will contain information that will be useful to you, your family and/or your business during this time when our movements are restricted. Please forward this email to anyone you think may find the information of interest.
Firstly, it is important that we all support our local businesses at this time as many of them are having to temporarily close their doors. However, quite a few are offering additional or replacement services such as delivery and takeaway. We have listed some of them below but do give your usual supplier a call to see how they can help you during the period of closures and isolation. If you do not have their contact details just go to https://littlehampton.info/search/ and enter their business name or business category to find their listing.

Free Enhanced Listing

If you are a business in the Littlehampton area and are offering a delivery or takeaway service we shall be pleased to help you spread the word. Just let us know and we will upgrade you to an enhanced listing FREE OF CHARGE!

The enhanced listing
 can include: A description of the products/services you offer, pictures, video, your logo, a link to your email address, opening times, a link to your website, links to your social media, a contact form and promotion in our regular Newsletter and on our social media posts. If you are not online at the moment we can provide a web and social media presence for you, and if you do not do emails we can send enquiries to you by text. For your listing just complete the form at https://littlehampton.info/enhanced-listing-application/ and enter “Pandemic” in the offer code box.

We are already aware of some of the businesses that are offering delivery and takeaway services they do not ordinarily provide and we have listed them below. Please let us know of any others and we can include them in the next newsletter.
Another article below lists some ideas of things for you and your family to do if you are having to isolate.  

Please forward this email to your family and friends and encourage them to register for their copy by clicking HERE. The more people who use the Littlehampton Info website the better it will become.
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Delivery and Takeaway Services

Dine in restaurants, and some other shops, have had to close but several are offering a delivery and/or takeaway service that they do not ordinarily provide. Here are those we know about at the time of writing, click on the names for more information, and call them to enquire about opening times, etc.
We are continually updating this page so if you know of any other businesses providing this service please tell us.

Ideas for Things to Do

In this time of isolation you might like some ideas to help you occupy your time. You may like to  consider learning a new skill such as a language, cooking, gardening, to start studying at home, or perhaps just enjoy some time exploring the natural world online. Here is a list to get you started …

Visit some zoos and animal farms online – twelve live animal webcams including badgers, penguins, polar bears and elephants … Click Here 
Have a virtual world tour using Webcams 
Learning and Revision for schoolchildren at: BBC Bitesize 
Free online Training Courses from Reed 
Cooking Lessons from Delia Smith 
Gardening advice from The Royal Horticultural Society 
Learn a Language with the free Duolingo App 
Learn to Play a Musical Instrument. There are many online videos and lessons you can use to help you to learn to play a musical instrument. The Ukulele is very popular at the moment, inexpensive and relatively easy to learn. Click Here 
Learn to Dance – Click Here for some starter videos
Learn Art online – Click Here 
Keep you Brain Active with Sudoku
Free memory training from Centre of Excellence using discount code LEARNFREE

or maybe … 
Read a book
Take up knitting
Exercise using everyday items
Tackle some DIY jobs
Chat to family and friends on the ‘phone, maybe have a video conference call
Have family time with some board games
Here is a pretty comprehensive list of free, online, boredom-busting resources – ChatterPack

Do let us know if you have any good ideas we could pass on to our readers. 

Events

We shall not be listing specific events this month as there have been quite a few cancellations, as you would expect, but at the time of writing there are some still taking place so do please check out our events calendar at https://littlehampton.info/events/ and confirm with the organiser that the events you are interested in are still happening.

As usual please let us know about any events you do not see listed on our calendar, and don’t forget you can upload your own events onto the Littlehampton Info event calendar here: Add Event

Your Contributions

Would you like to contribute to the Littlehampton Info website? Here are a few ways you can be involved:

  1. As mentioned above please let us know of any services that will help people through this difficult time so that we can help spread the word.
  2. We are not competing with any other resource so if you run a locally relevant online website or Facebook page let us know and we will try to help you promote it
  3. Let us know of any businesses, organisations or venues that are not yet listed on Littlehampton.info Provided they are in our catchment area it is free. Add it yourself at Free Listing
  4. If you are an event organiser, or know of an event coming up that is within 30 miles of Littlehampton, add it to the site at Add an Event
  5. Contribute to your town/village description
  6. Send us pictures we can use on the site
  7. Like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/
  8. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com
  9. Register for our email newsletter here: Register and tell your family and friends about Littlehampton.info
  10. If you have an idea for a day out for residents of Littlehampton let us know and we may be able to include it on our Days Out page
  11. If you have paid for an enhanced listing or an advertisement on Littlehampton.info do not forget to send us your special offers for inclusion in the next newsletter

You can contact the team at info@littlehampton.info or by ‘phone on 07833 475115.

Thank you very much for your support.