Crab Chale Helplines

You can call the Community Response and Back up (CRAB), Chale Helpline between 09:00 and 17:00 every day of the week with your questions about how to access services, provisions, transport and advice on how to keep safe, well and connected.  We are there to support both the community and local businesses.

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Pop Up Shop

A resident has set up a "POP UP" shop which Chale Parish Council has financially supported. Along with other community donations, essential supplies have been bought and set out on the kiosk with an honesty box. This is a great initiative by one resident to support the needs of the community in these very difficult times, which has been made worse by the loss of the shop in Chale. Community support has meant that the kiosk has been made at no cost with donated materials. This shows how the community can pull together at times of crisis.

The Jolly Fryer

Andy, from The Jolly Fryer mobile fish and chip shop, has announced he's coming back to Chale every Wednesday, starting next week, 13 May. He'll be open from 4.30pm to 7.00pm on the Chale Stores forecourt. Andy said: "It'll be great to be back serving my Chale customers again."

He added: "When you come for your fish and chips, I would ask you to observe the two-metre social distancing rule, please, and phone orders would be preferred."

The number to ring is 07968351757.

What are we doing?

The coronavirus affects us all in some form or another and we must try our very best to face all of the challenges that besets us as it takes hold across the Island. Like Niton and Whitwell; Chale is a very spread out village, with inhabitants, in some of the fringe areas are actually isolated often far apart from neighbours. 

Following Niton and Whitwell and with their help, Chale has formed a working group of volunteers under the name of CRAB Chale, with CRAB standing for Community Response And Backup. Working closely with our sister villages we have formed a working relationship. So close in fact that with Dave Stewart, the leader of the Isle of Wight Council, who is also are Ward Councillor; we have a Skype meeting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at midday, to discuss events that are occurring and problems that we as a united community can address and hopefully find solutions for.

Our group of 25+ volunteers are here to assist with the collection or submitting of prescriptions, collection of pre-ordered shopping or a few items that are needed urgently. We are also currently able to deal with patient transport for a medical appointments or urgent dental treatment.

GOV.UK Coronavirus: What you need to do 

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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