Keeping you up to date on what is happening within the community
Corona Virus / Covid – 19 Virus
Government Guidance On Staying At Home and Away From Others:
- Stay At Home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
The full version of this guidance can be found here – Click here
Below is the following information :
Announcements – Relevant Findhorn Foundation Community and local area developments
Caring community Support – Community Support and info
Positive response – Positive responses to the current situation
Relevant Findhorn Foundation Community and local area developments
Announcement from the Bakehouse – Click here
New announcement from the Findhorn Foundation – Click here
Foundation buses no longer running:
To minimise risk and cut costs on running (almost) empty buses we decided to cancel all regular bus runs starting coming Monday 23 March until further notice.
For any essential work related transport needs please contact me directly via this email address or phone 07903380875 and we can see how we can find creative solutions!
Looking after the Living Machine: As chemical usage increases
A respectful reminder that waste water continues to flow out to the Living Machine, BiomatrixWater staff are working with the millions of friendly beneficial microbes treating the community’s waste water – especially Pineridge and The Field, everything east of Main Runway.
With an increase in chemical usage in The Park, please remember it is the surface around your home, door handles, tools, bikes, etc that need disinfection. There is no need to pour sanitisers down the drain where they won’t do you any good and may cause indigestion, (and death) to our friendly microbes.
Also, Wet Wipes must never go down the toilet, as they may cause a blockage in the pipe work, resulting in an interruption to your sanitation service at an inconvenient moment.
Sending warm wishes to everyone from your local ecological waste water treatment team.
Holiday Park closed to tourists until further notice:
Holiday Park is closed to tourists until further notice.
Our web site has been updated to that effect and online bookings have been suspended.
The NFD office is also closed but we are contactable by e-mail, .
In the case of an emergency the warden can still contacted
Moray Art Centre closed for 6-8 weeks:
The Moray Art Centre has taken the difficult decision to postpone all classes, workshops and events for the next 6 – 8 weeks. As an arts charity our livelihood depends on our event income and your generosity so it is with a very heavy heart we have to extend our hibernation. We appreciate all your support and hope to see you all when this uncertain time has passed.
If you have any queries or need any clarification please get in touch with us at , we will respond as soon as we are able.
No Paper Copies of Rainbow Bridge
For Foreseeable Future:
Howard has informed me that Big Sky ‘halted business’ on Tuesday March 24th, and so there will be no paper copies for the foreseeable future.
We were coming to that conclusion anyway, in order to minimise risk of transmission with people coming into the General Office to pick up their copies.
Where possible, we will send electronic copies to those of you who usually receive paper copies.
Whole Community Meditation
Please join from your homes: 25th March, 5.15 – 5.45PM
Intention: Pausing in deep stillness we awaken as the emergent light
Dear Community, with the UK being now on lockdown, let´s keep our connections vibrant, loving and open even though we can´t come together physically anymore. Synchronised hearts can do magic, also from a distance.
The WCM will still take place, but instead of coming together in the Universal Hall we will meet virtually from our homes, 5.15 – 5.45PM, tomorrow Wed March 25th.
The meditation will be live-streamed. You´ll find the live streaming via the Findhorn Foundation Facebook page, it will appear there around 4:55PM on Wednesday.
If you are not on Facebook, you are warmly invited to use your intention to connect with everyone who is joining the WCM, and if you wish, take a moment at the end to bless the world, the community of all beings, with the light that you gathered.
Thank you for the gift of your presence! Building and maintaining coherent fields of embodied presence, peace and stillness can make a big difference during this time.
Ilona, for the WCM team
Any questions or suggestions:
General Office Reduced Hours
Taize in the Community (now cancelled)
NFA AGM MEETING
After much discussion in our Council this week, we have come to the conclusion that, given:
– The current closure of the Universal Hall,
– The need to avoid large gatherings,
– The need for us to give our full attention to the needs of our Community,
as we respond to the issues arising from Covid-19,
we will be postponing the NFA AGM, currently planned for April 6th.
We feel that this is the responsible decision at this particular time, under these particular circumstances.
Our current intention is that we will reschedule our AGM, once it is possible again to hold a large gathering in the Universal Hall, and will give our membership 3 week’s notice, when we have a new date.
Things are changing rapidly at the moment, so we will continue to review the situation, and explore alternative ways of dealing with the business of the AGM, if it becomes clear that a physical meeting will not be possible in the near future.
In the meantime, we will continue to run last year’s budget proportionally, until the new budget is agreed.
David, Lorraine and the NFA Council
FF / GO Park Laundry
Universal hall – News – Click here
Updated : 18/03/20
Findhorn Community centre – Update
You may also have already heard that the CC is now closed to all NFA members, who are not co-workers and/or committed volunteers:
Cluny Hill update –
Beginning Monday, 23rd March we are cancelling all Taize and meditations in Cluny until further notice. We are grateful and appreciative to everyone who has supported these functions at Cluny and we welcome you back in the future when the programs return.
CARING COMMUNITY SUPPORT
We will bring you more information on Support as the situation changes.
Incase of Emergency please refer to the NHS link here
Please see the NHS video for information – Click here
Moray council – Click here
Covid – 19 Virus Mutual Aid Groups uk – Find your area – Click here
SUPPORT GROUPS – below exist on Facebook groups search for names below:
Covid- 19 Mutual Aid Forres
Coronavirus Volunteering Findhorn Area
We will be bringing you community wide positive responses to the current situation –
NHS Clap for our fantastic NHS staff – Click here
There has been many people going online with groups temporarily which is positive news in this current situation. We will keep you updated.
If you can t get out and go to Taize why not tune into this playlist online – Click here
please think about tuning in online:
Whole Community Meditation special 25th March, 5.15 – 5.45PM Intention : Pausing in deep stillness we awaken as the emergent light – For more information click here (live stream – Join from your home)