This is the Purley Beeches Residents Association website.  It is being used to distribute useful information during the Corvid-19 situation that might be of interest to all the residents of Purley on Thames.  Any voluntary organisation within Purley on Thames can ask to have information posted that they consider might be of interest to the residents of the village.

Contact the Webmaster via email address if you wish information published .  The decision to publish will be at the absolute discretion of the Webmaster.

Purley Residents Support Committee

The PRSC is providing information and creating self-help groups for the village.  Have a look at their Facebook page at Purley Residents Support Committee .  You probably will need to register for Facebook, if you don't have an account already, and request access to their closed user group.

Alternatively you can email them via email address if you wish more information.

Latest News

From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months. This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.  You will still need to ensure your vehicle is save to drive.  There are separate rules id your MOT expires before 30 March 2020.  See DVSA website for more details.

West Berkshire - Information for residents about the coronavirus pandemic

Newton Road and Padworth Recycling Centres are closed until further notice.

West Berkshire update on waste services during the Coronavirus pandemic

Activities while at home

Remember if using a computer or games station at home, to take plenty of breaks.  It very easy to become absorbed in what you are watching and forget the time.

For Kids

For Adults

Why not learn a new language for free.  See the Duolingo website.  They even offer Klingon!

For the more highbrow amongst us, have a look at the Curious Minds website.  They offer all sorts of things such as Broadcasts from the Met Opera, Oxford Mathematics Institute Public lectures, latest on scientific research at Oxford and more.  There is also the Google Arts & Culture website which has some interesting items to browse.

Contacting people while at home

The are lots of ways that you can maintain face to face contact friends and relatives while you are at home for free.  Here are a few.  All need an internet connection.

Computer Scams

Be careful as there are several scam emails about the Coronavirus that purport to come from official organisations like WHO (World Health Organisation), HMRC, etc. which ask you to click on links are currently circulating. These links will either take you to phishing websites that will extract your personal and/or banking details, or download malicious software. Never trust what you are told in an email without separately confirming it (but not through any information in the email) and definitely do not click on any links. More information can be found on this BBC webpage.