COVID-19 Corona Virus Support in your Neighbourhood

Norwood Neighbourhood Association: Mutual Aid Network 

Norwoods • Clifton Place • Bargrange Av • Bradford Road • Otley Road & other nearby areas

Are you either self-isolating at home or concerned about leaving your home because of COVID-19 Coronavirus? Do you need someone to run errands – do your shopping, help with pets, cook food or pick up a prescription etc.? Or just someone to talk to if you’re feeling isolated? We can help!

We are a group of residents working with the Norwood Neighbourhood Association who are coming together to support our neighbours in these difficult and unpredictable times. 

We will support our community and neighbours to ensure that nobody is left isolated or in need. We won’t ask anything of you in return, we just believe in mutual aid and doing the right thing.

Please get in touch:

If you would like to be part of the mutual aid support network, we can add you if you drop us an e-mail to volunteer some of your time and/or join the organising group.  

Many thanks Dave Robison, Chair of NNA (57 Clifton Place, mob: 07743471764)

Corona virus safety advice

Here is some advice from doctors and health experts on how to reduce the risk of catching corona virus, and how to deal with it if you or someone you know has it.

How can I prepare?

  • Make sure you have some basic medicines paracetamol, aspirin, lemsip, or other medicine in your home in case you aren’t able to go out for a week or two.
  • Have some cleaning products that you can use to disinfect your home.
  • Keep a small stockpile of food so that you and the people in your home won’t go hungry if you have to self-isolate. 
  • Arrange with someone you know who lives nearby to look after each other in case one of you gets sick (or contact

What should I do to keep my home safe?

  • Clean surfaces, light switches, door handles, and taps at least once a day with household detergent.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you arrive home, and make sure people who visit you do the same. Also wash hands before eating, after using a tissue, after using the toilet, and if you need to touch another person.
  • Try to keep gatherings of people to a minimum – this might mean cancelling a birthday party, Sunday lunch, or other occasions where you would usually be in a room with other people.

What should I do when I’m out and about?

  • If you feel even mildly ill, or have been in contact recently with someone else who has become ill, avoid leaving the house, or going to public places.
  • Keep a distance of at least a metre from other people in public.
  • Always use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your mouth/nose when coughing.
  • Avoid shaking hands, hugging, kissing, or bodily contact with other people.
  • Going for a walk in Nortcliffe Park is still a safe thing to do as long as you keep the other things in mind!

What should I do if I start to feel ill?

  • Stay at home: avoid work, pubs, cinemas, gyms or other public places where large groups of people gather.
  • Maintain social distance – avoid coming closer than two metres or so from other people.
  • Self-isolate. This means staying in a separate room from other people, and avoiding any direct contact with them wherever possible.
  • If possible, use a separate bathroom to the other people in your home, and disinfect it with a bleach based cleaning product every day.
  • If your symptoms get worse, or you start to feel difficulty breathing, contact a doctor.

Take a good look at these bollards!

We’ve recently been successful in gaining £350 of funding from a Community Chest Application.  Many thanks to the Shipley Area Committee for this.

Have your say – fill out the survey here!

Our neighbourhood association has been inspired by seeing street art in other cities and online, including Brighton, where otherwise functional and ugly street furniture is turned into an artwork through the use of painted imagery.  Some jolly examples can be seen here:

There are approximately 30 particularly ugly looking and dirty concrete bollards at the top of the Norwood Neighbourhood, along Bradford Road/A650.  They are designed to prevent pavement parking and act as a slight safety barrier for pedestrians. They are increasingly an eyesore as they get dirtier and the surfaces around them are degrading.  They are next to a couple of rows of shops, and the row is in a way, the ‘frontpiece’ of the Norwood Neighbourhood area.

You can see the bollards in Google Streetview here:,-1.7796037,3a,75y,85.18h,88.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1suEiFMvBbVGynUt-ghFz3FA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 although they are even more degraded since this imagery was captured.

The pavement surfaces by some of the shops are also degraded and need some thought and attention.  We’d like to review these two things as a community group, come up with some proposals for future work and directly act to beautify the bollards using paint and colour with the help of a local artist.

We would like this to be a consultative process with a survey being produced for residents to seek their views and for an artist to facilitate a public workshop to produce some designs with input from residents and local businesses.

Have your say – fill out the survey here!

Thanks to Jackie Fawthorpe and Cllr David Heseltine of the Shipley Area Committee for the award and to Cllr Vick Jenkins for suggesting we apply.