Please find below information advising of the help available for residents of Porlock:
LOCKDOWN TWO – 5th November 2020
PORLOCK COMMUNITY INITIATIVE SCHEME
(Supported by Porlock Parish Council and Porlock Vale Visitor Centre)
The Porlock Community Initiative will be re-instated from the 5th November and will continue for as long as is needed, to help those in need during this second lockdown. Please find details of our shops and takeaway food outlets who will be open, along with their contact details. Please find additional contact details for organisations who are also there to provide assistance for those in need. For a paper copy please use the link below:
PORLOCK COMMUNITY HELPLINE
This is operating for those who are unable to get essential food supplies and medication or who would like a friendly chat.
- Phone the Visitor Centre – 01643 863150 between 10.00am to 12.30pm Monday to Saturday.
- The Visitor Centre will contact a volunteer who will then contact you.
- You and the volunteer make arrangements between yourselves.
Please help the volunteer, if they deliver to your home, to minimise physical contact by following the latest government guidelines.
If you wish to volunteer or need to be taken off the list for any reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find details below of shops and food outlet takeaways that have advised us of their plans for opening from the 5th November 2020.
|The Chippy Porlock (next to Ziangs)||Tuesday to Saturday, 5 – 8pm||07920 409007||A ‘chippy’ style take-away and limited Chinese offerings.|
|Bramdowns (aka Victorian Tea Rooms) Porlock||Phone by 5pm on Wednesday, for local delivery on Friday||01643 863400||Menu and freezer packs to cook at home, on website:|
|Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel, Wootton Courtenay||Friday & Saturday, orders can be placed from Monday until noon on Thursday||01643 841241||Freshly made dishes available as a chilled product to collect or for free|
Delivery (£2.50 delivery to Porlock). Two choices of main course and a steak option together with desserts
|Piggy in the Middle, Porlock|
Thursday, Friday & Saturday,
|01643 862647||Fish & Chips plus wide variety of pies. Call for a time slot, correct cash on collection please, to minimise contact.|
|The Castle Hotel, High Street, Porlock||12:30 – 8:30pm||01643 862504||Some local home deliveries available. Payment will be taken over the phone.|
|Claire’s Kitchen||Deliveries from Sunday 08th November||07799 066638|
|SHOP||OPENING TIMES||TELEPHONE NUMBER||NOTES|
|Porlock Pharmacy||08:30am – 6pm Mon – Fri|
9am – 1pm Saturday
|01643 862455||Home delivery available|
|One Stop, High Street, Porlock.||7am – 9pm, 7 days a week.||01643 862396||Home delivery available. Cash payments only.|
|Clive Downs Butchers, High Street, Porlock.||7:30am – 4pm Mon – Sat||01643 862667||Home delivery available|
|Spar, High Street, Porlock.||7am-8pm Mon-Thurs;|
7am-9pm Fri & Sat
|01643 862515||Home delivery available|
|Squires (pet food) High Street, Porlock||9am-4pm, Mon & Fri,|
9am-2pm, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat
|01643 863444||Home delivery available|
|Porlock Home & Hardware, High Street, Porlock||9am – 4pm, Mon-Fri|
|Porlock Post Office|
High Street, Porlock
|Allerford Post Office||9am – NOON, Mon – Tue – Thur & Fri||07791 915877|
|Alan Leonard||Emergency Electrical Work||07770 760597 / 01643 862381|
If any information contained in this document is incorrect or needs updating, please email email@example.com
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
WEST SOMERSET FOOD CUPBOARD
For families in times of hardship, West Somerset Food Cupboard can offer a lifeline.
If you need help or if you wish to donate goods, please contact Ann Gibbs Ann Gibbs – 07795 080637 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
CITIZEN ADVICE WEST SOMERSET
The CAB can offer a wealth of information – call their advice helpline on 0800 802 1808.
Lines open 10am to 5pm or use the contact form www.westsomersetadvice.org.uk
COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR SOMERSET
We are working with the Community Council for Somerset to ensure that every resident in Porlock has all that they need.
The community council advise that this situation is going to be a marathon and not a sprint and some families and individuals may be coping well now, but in a few weeks things could become much more difficult. This is a time when we need to be more vigilant than ever, to ensure that even our most reclusive neighbours don’t “slip through the net”.
Your local Village Agent for Porlock, Allerford, Bossington and Selworthy
Mark Shields – 07535 277261
The local Village Agent for Exford and surrounding area
Jane Lillis – 07958 415270.
CCS Village & Community Agents provide confidential, practical community-based solutions for people, wherever they are in Somerset, often when others don’t, won’t or can’t.
The Somerset Coronavirus Helpline: 0300 7906275
- Personal Care and support
- Support for the homeless
- Transport to medical appointments
- Waste Collection and disposal
- Financial support
The helpline is available from 8am to 6pm every day, including weekends.
Support is available for those in Porlock Vale suffering psychological/mental health problems as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
The counselling is confidential, short-term, free of charge and offered to people of all ages.
For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact:
Chris on 07866441323 or email Chrisacbt@aol.com
MIND IN SOMERSET SERVICES
Call the helpline for Mindline Somerset on 01823 276892 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
A small team of counsellors have offered their services to people who are suffering very high levels of anxiety due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This is not a counselling service, but they will offer free advice in ways to help you manage your anxiety.
MIND also offer a debt and money advice project Wisermoney at www.navigatecharity.org.uk/
To talk to a specialist adviser call 01823 299050 or email email@example.com
STAYING IN TOUCH
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