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Covid-19 Official Website Links

There is a lot of information out there on Covid-19, below are links to some of the main sites: NHS – click here Government: General Advice – click here Government: Employees, Employers & Businesses – click here Somerset County Council – click here South Somerset District Council – click here Somerset Community Foundation – click here Age UK Somerset – click here

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Lord’s Larder – Food Donations Needed

Please help your local food bank at a time when it is experiencing unprecedented demand. Galhampton Church supports the Yeovil-based Lord’s Larder Food Bank and a box is left outside the church for suitable donations to be deposited in. Since the Covid-19 lockdown commenced in mid-March the Lord’s Larder has seen an unprecedented rise in demand, tripling overnight. 1,104 people were helped in March, compared to 407 for the whole of February. As a result, the Larder urgently needs greater food donations. The Lord’s Larder Food Bank is a local ‘bank’ of non-perishable food operated by volunteers from churches in

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April 200 Club Draw

As we couldn’t hold our monthly village gathering/coffee morning on Saturday4th April, the 200 Club draw took place on Middle Street under the watchful eyes of Georgina Robertson, our independent witness (thank you Georgina). And the winners are: 1st Prize: no.173 Paul Davis 2nd Prize: no.119 Jo Horsington 3rd Prize: no.67 Gordon Stockman 4th Prize: no.42 Ruth Eyre 5th Prize: no.6 Sara Cheesman Congratulations all. We will not be issuing cheques at this stage and will be in touch with the winners about payment by BACS. The next draw will be on Saturday 2nd May.

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Local Shops (Updated 7.5.20)

As recently announced, only shops selling food and essential items are allowed to remain open. However, some essential shops are choosing to close and some non-essential shops are offering a home delivery service. Please note that the situation is changing daily so it is recommended to check if the shop you want to visit is still open, or is open for restricted hours only. Also note that many shops are asking customers to queue outside two metres apart and to enter one or two at a time. The current situation is: GALHAMPTON: Country Stores – open as usual, fresh bread

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Recycling Update 23.5.20

Dimmer recycling centre reopens on Tuesday 26 May when it will be open from 9am to 6pm. It is then closed until Saturday when it is open 9am to 4pm with the same times again on Sunday. This is a temporary timetable for the week. Long queues are expected, especially as there will be fewer unloading bays due to social distancing requirements. Access is restricted via number plates: odd numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, even numbers on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. There are a number of restrictions that need to be complied with which can be seen here. For

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Village Volunteers – Covid-19 (Updated 17.4.20)

For anyone in the village who is self-isolating during the current coronavirus outbreak and needing help, please see the leaflet below where you can find contact details for our volunteer co-ordinators (a third co-ordinator has now been added – Sue Howman on 441052).

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