Wallington launches podcast to keep villagers entertained in lockdown

VILLAGERS have been tuning into their own podcast to keep community spirit high during lockdown.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 1:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 7:13 pm

The Village Waves audio helps Wallington residents stay in touch, share news, difficulties - and allows them to to celebrate together.

DIY advice and canine corner also feature, with people able to send digital waves to each other via the podcast.

It is part of the village’s coronavirus response team, with people leafleted with details for volunteers who can help shop or get prescriptions for those unable to leave their homes.

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The River Wallington from the roundabout by Fareham viaduct. Picture: Robert Pragnell

Russell Kew, chairman of Wallington Village Community Association, said: ‘These spontaneous and superb initiatives are invaluable in maintaining the morale of residents at this time of national crisis.

‘They reflect the spirit of Wallington and explain why people wish to live here.’

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Teddies have been placed in shop windows for youngsters to go on bear hunts during their daily exercise.

A weekly virtual village quiz has kept eggheads entertained, and Christmas lights have been on display – all shown through the village’s social media page.

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