Voluntary Organisations

Helping New Forest residents during the Covid 19 crisis

Fawley Parish Council is in contact with the volunteer group below – although not an official entity they are doing their best to assist people in need during this difficult time.

We know that leaflets advertising their services have been delivered within the parish of Fawley, however here are the details again.



CALL US OR WHATSAPP: 07782951660

If no-one answers please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively you can email: watersidesisgroup@outlook.com


We are simply a group of volunteers in the waterside community offering to help anyone in the event of isolation due to COVID19, whether you have the virus, or have chosen to self-isolate to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.


We are happy to run any errands, collect essential shopping, collect medication, walking the dog and many other things, even just a friendly phone call to check you are ok!

We will not be offering any medical advice with this service. For any medical advice please contact NHS 111.

You can find us on Facebook: Waterside Self Isolation Support Group

Coronavirus: Support

Support for vulnerable people in Hampshire can find details of support during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus: Storing waste advice

Please see below for public advice on storing waste –  would be grateful for any sharing of this information you are able to do (it is on our facebook and twitter also) :

Advice on how to store your rubbish for anyone with confirmed or possible Coronavirus or if you are self-isolating (COVID-19):

  • Double bag all waste that contains tissues
  • Do not put it out for collection for at least 72 hours

Double bag: Personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloth) should be stored separately to other waste, put in a rubbish bag  and then put into a second bag / black sack.  This should be tied and kept separate from other waste in the room/s in which you are self-isolating.

Keep aside for at least 72 hours: Do not put it out for collection for at least 3 days. As an example, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Thursday, that bag can be put out for collection on Thursday morning. However, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Wednesday, you would need to hold onto that bag until your collection day the following week.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

This advice is based on guidance form central government, designed to prevent transmission of the virus.

NFDC service updates are being added to our website:

Refuse & Recycling Collections

New Forest District Council are expecting severe service disruption to refuse & recycling collections over the next few days or weeks.

In anticipation of this, we recommend taking the following measures:

1. Minimise your waste, eat any leftovers

2. Appropriately wrap and freeze, until refuse collection day, any food waste which cannot be composted in your own garden

3. Wash and dry food packaging before throwing in the bin

This will minimise unpleasant odours and attraction of vermin.