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Coronavirus and You From Down Ampney Parish Council
Whilst the threat of Coronavirus spreading has yet to touch Down Ampney, we believe that to be prepared will be a good thing.
Within the village there is an active 'Neighbourhood Watch' co-ordinated by a number of people who live in and around the village together with Parish Council members who form a link throughout.
Our main concern is the protection of the elderly and most vulnerable residents who, for one reason or another, are unable to get to shops or chemists, thus enabling them to live without worry or concerns.
We ask that each and everyone in our village remains vigilant toward any problems that may arise from the threat - perhaps bearing in mind a continual watch over anyone that you know may be at risk.
Should you believe that we can help in the event of such an outbreak in this village please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Neighbourhood Watch or a Parish Councillor.
Let us pray that such an event passes this village.
Cllr Ray Jenkins 54 Down Ampney 01793 751894
Cllr Geoff Tappern 6 Linden Lea 01793 759363
Cllr Antony Matthews Dickens House, Charlham Lane 01793 750000
Cllr Karen Dangerfield 4 Broadleaze 01793 752529
Cllr Gareth Cope 7 Dukes Field 07764 829821
Cllr Liz Bellamy 19 Down Ampney
Cllr Ann Higson, 8 The Old Estate Yard, 01793 752524
Clerk – Gail Dillon 01285 851893
Shop is open Mornings only – 9am – 12pm. Strict policy of 1 in 1 out. Please observe social distancing whilst queueing outside.
The Post office will now only open only on a Tuesday from 9am-12pm
We expect it to be busy so please be prepared to check, and maybe come in a bit later, but remember it closes at 12pm.
The cafe has been closed, and there will be no on-premises eating or drinking, although takeaway drinks will remain available for consumption outside at an appropriate distance. There will be no in-store baking, although items will remain available for villagers to buy and cook at home.
The shop no longer wishes to handle coins, nor will it sell small miscellaneous items by card, so villagers are being asked to support the shop by setting up an account, which can be pre-charged with a minimum of £5, against which shoppers can charge their newspapers or other shopping. Villagers are asked to bear with shop volunteers whilst these accounts are being set up.
Anyone in the village who is being helped with deliveries will be obliged to have an account with the shop so that deliverers are not collecting payments at the front door.
Down Ampney News
THE Down Ampney News has been suspended for April and may continue to be so whilst the current crisis continues. Villagers should check village notice boards, the village website www.downampneyvillage.co.uk, and Facebook page for any updates.
ARTISTS can still share art work on the Down Ampney Arts & Crafts Circle Facebook page, now that the Circle’s meetings have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
ALL Saints’ Church is also closed for the time being. Sunday services are being broadcast over the internet and can be found at: www.CHQChurches.net on the ‘Worship at Home’ page. Church community members are still serving the wider community and neighbours as best they can. Anyone needing any help can call the Rector, the Rev’d Canon John Swanson on 01285 851309.
Our team at The Crown of Crucis want to do something positive to help our fantastic Local Community, to stop you having to go to a high-risk supermarket and stand in line for hours for your weekly shop.
With the help of our local suppliers we have developed two non-profit essential grocery boxes (milk, bread, cheese fresh fruit and veg, butter etc) either for two persons for £30 or for four persons for £60. Both are generous boxes of items to get you through. We can build the list of items as we go, including toilet roll and other essentials depending on what is available
We have also added a few luxury treats such as wines from our wine-list approximately £5 - £8 per bottle and luxury chocolates, Crisps and nuts at £1.50 we also have cans of various soft drinks and bottled beers to keep us all going through social distancing.
Orders must be placed by phone or email between the hours of 9.00am - 2.00pm on the Monday for collection from the Hotel front door on Wednesday between 9am – 2.00pm and prepaid when ordered. The next run will be the Saturday and orders should be placed by Thursday before 2.00pm for collection Saturday morning between 9am – 2.00pm. ALL COLLECTIONS MUST BE prearranged on ordering and we will endeavour to be there for you.
The reason for the timings is due to our ability to place our orders with our suppliers and ensure deliveries arrive on time.
This is on a first come first serve basis and will be with the strictest of safety to ensure everyone is protected. We intend to operate a pre-paid pull up process and will bring your orders out and place them on a table in front of the hotel entrance.
No public parish council meetings until further notice (FYI I am awaiting advice from NALC on how we can run meetings in the meantime if needed. They were hoping to have advice out this week on this)
Link to Gloucestershire community help hub - https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/gloucestershires-community-help-hub/