Community ConnectionsYour neighbourly contact number is01 300 345 850Community Connections is your local, up and running, friendly, informal, self help group, for the village - by the village.As we are “self isolating” due to our ‘full house’ of pre existing conditions, we are offering to act as dedicated co-ordinators for all villagers who may need support.And, most importantly, for all those who are kindly offering to help, including our dedicated Parish Councillors who have published their individual phone numbers. But we will need even more going forward.Maybe you could be a helper too? Just by phoning a friend in need, a neighbour or acquaintance or picking something up from the shop?We are definitely all going to need to gear-up for the difficult time ahead, as we all start to understand the true ramifications of this virus. Things are moving very fast now - so use this phone number, in the first instance, for help and advice, and we will do our best to put you in contact with all the right people at the right time.Now is the time for us all to work together, in a focused and co-ordinated way. We need to look out for and support all our friends and neighbours. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Stay well and happy.Chris and Janey Hildred
From Buckland Newton Parish Council
If you have to self-isolate and need assistance, please telephone any member of the Parish Council, who will put you in touch with the relevant voluntary groups in the village.Buckland Newton Parish Councillors are:Chair:Mark Needham01300 345293Vice Chair:Mick Ames01300 345497Councillors:Andy Foot01300 345511Chris Osmond01300 345326Lin Townsend01300 345306John Baker01300 345386Christina Manny07876 567999Sheila Crouchsheilacrouchbnpc@gmail.comThe Old Chapel Stores in Buckland Newton will take telephone orders for collection and/or arrange delivery. Telephone 01300 345 336.We are here to help you.
3 Posters are available to download. These may be useful if you are:•Self-isolating•Have a weakened immune system, or•If someone else is doing your shoppingYou can download these posters to print out and put in your window or door, or to remind yourself about the precautions to take if someone else is doing your shopping.To download the posters, click on the relevant poster below. If you are unable to download or print the posters and would like someone to do this for you, please contact the Community Connections group on 01300 345 850.
Council and General Information
Accessing GP Services about non-Covid-19 health concerns: Contact Surgery by phone or online using e-consult forms on Practice website at www.cerneabbassurgery.co.uk They will consult over the phone or invite you to the Surgery where necessary. Children’s Immunisations: Call GP if child is due to be immunised.Mental Health and Wellbeing: Contact details are:Childline (0800-1111)Silver Line (24-hour chat line for over-55s 0800-4708090)Samaritans (116123) or e-mail email@example.comDomestic Abuse (Dorset Police on 101 or Refuge 0808 2000 247)Alcoholics Anonymous (01202 296000).