At a recent meeting of the village hall committee, it was decided to keep the hall closed for the foreseeable future post July 4th due to the current lack of demand to use the facility and the difficulty in putting on events in full compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines. This is likely to run over the summer holiday period until September, but the committee will be meeting regularly to review the situation.
It is now time to collect the Village Hall 200 Club subs for the 2020/21 year, the first draw being in July. We would usually do this by personal visits to ticket holders’ houses through a team of collectors. However, due to Covid-19, we are looking to do it differently this time in order to minimise contact. We will use email where we hold an email address, then telephone where we do not have an email contact, with home visits as a last resort. We will also look to take payment by BACS where possible, though cheque and cash will
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
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
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.
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
Dimmer recycling centre is now open for summer hours: Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. Queues are expected, especially as there will be fewer unloading bays due to social distancing requirements. There are a number of restrictions that need to be complied with and further details be seen here and in the link below. For latest updates go to: Latest News
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).