This temporary page is designed to help anybody in Bampton with information of where to get help and which local businesses are able to deliver to those of us who are self-isolating. We shall not be duplicating the plethora of info about the virus itself. We live in worrying times.
Please get in contact with me via email on front page or via Facebook with any info which you think might help people. I will add stuff and update as info received.
FROM THE COUNCIL:
Bampton Town Council is coordinating a team of community street wardens to help everyone during this time of social distancing. These wardens are happy to facilitate those on their “patch” to help with shopping, urgent supplies and medicines, post and phone calls. We are all part of the same “community of circumstance” and in helping each other, we can create safe, social bonds that may minimise loneliness and fear.
You may need some help yourself, or you may wish to help. If you would like to be involved, please email “firstname.lastname@example.org” OR: Ring Barney and Esme Hopkinson on 01398 331611. If you are already involved in a similar community scheme, please let us know so that we can all work together. Please continue to check the Bampton Town Council noticeboards or Facebook page for current situations regarding meetings.
# IF YOU ARE A PERSON WHO NEEDS HELP FROM THE WARDENS - please ring Barney or email email@example.com #
# Coronavirus Advice from Devon Country Council - here
BBC Scheme to give free DAB radios to anyone over 70 who needs it. See info here. If you need help filling in online form, contact our local wardens.
BUSINESSES WHO MAY DELIVER TO THOSE ISOLATED:
Pharmacy: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your prescription requirements and our team will deliver if your family, neighbour or friend cannot help. If you cannot email, our (busy) telephone is 01398 331455 We ask for, ideally, 72 hours notice to organise your medicine requirements. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Butcher's Shop: 01398 331208
Bampton Fresh: We've had an enormous amount of orders and enquiries for home deliveries. To make things slightly easier I have produced an order form which you can download or just use as a reference point to order your produce. Physical copies will also be available from the shop. Orders best via our online ordering www.bamptonfresh.com, or via email email@example.com or you can phone them to us on 01398 331204. We aim to deliver EVERYDAY (not Sundays at present) Very busy so need 24 hoiurs notice!
Costcutter: Costcutter is taking orders only via email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to email, please contact your street warden who will be able to help you. They are working extremely hard in Costcutter and we are working with them to co-ordinate some help for them via our street warden scheme. This afternoon the council is working on creating a robust system so that we can communicate effectively between teams and wardens. In the meantime, there is food on the shelves in all of our shops and we have a wonderful team of volunteers offering help - we will update you very soon.
Spar: Spar regret they are being restricted by their head office and cannot take orders or do deliveries - traditional shopping and post office only.
Bawdens @ Lucy Lou's - Bakery is open Monday - Friday 8am until 3pm, Saturday 8am until 1pm Shop number is: 01398 331426
Jacqui Young Fish: Contact her for fresh fish - Call 07770430168. Home deliveries available Tuesday and Friday. 20 mile radius of Dulverton.
The Toucan: Home-cooked lunches delivered to you door. 1 course £8, 2 courses £10, and for additional £4 for alter in the day a sandwich, fruit, cake. Ring a day in advance 331777 and you can pay over the phone too. Delievery between 12 and 1.30.
Exeter Inn: Closed until further notice.
The Archor Inn, Exebridge: Closed but about to offer takeaway and free delivery service within 5 miles.
Bampton Fish Bar: (01398 331969). -People can ring in their orders and takeaway without having to wait in with other people. NOW only open 5=8pm Tues-Sat.
White Horse: We will be offering our take away food from Thursday- Saturday 5pm-9pm and Sunday roast midday-5pm, please phone in your order 01398 332033 before coming to collect it as we can ONLY ALLOW 2 people into the pub at any one time. Take away drinks available 2pm-9pm
Quarrymans Rest: Now selling home cooked curries daily between 6-9pm (except Sundays) from this Friday for the forseeable - please order in advance (order over the phone 01398 331480 & pay when you come to collect) & drop-in to collect between 6-9pm.
Acer Catering (Wendy Hollick): We are offering home delivered home-cooked meals and streetfoods - there will be menus put in local shops and also details on Facebook and Twitter. 07856 659754 and 07850 688625
Bampton Game - The shop is open and at the moment we have all our usual stock still available, we are making home deliveries for those who don't want to venture out. Shop number 01398 331789. Mob 07973 312317.
Bampton Home Fuels: Bottled gas. Logs bulk or netted. Kindling. Coal. They are delivering locally. Payments taken over the phone 07722 003966 via card to save any contact on delivery or cash/cheque can be left in an envelope with bottle to be collected.
Wooden Workshop: We have a large jumbo van, in this time of need we would like to offer our services to the village of Bampton. We are free to help with any deliveries or collections that are needed in this time of crisis. Please contact us on 01398 351354 or message us.
Office Overload: Need (remote) help with your computer or IT? Keep computer or laptop operational, infection removal, assistance with "How do I...?", software or hardware installations, etc. In the first instance email email@example.com with name, address, and phone. If you are unable to send an email then 01398 331126
Cove Garden Nursery: We are currently working through a list of products available for delivery. We have uploaded the first few forms onto our website for you to download and email to us. Please note that there is a minimum of £25 spend and also consider whether your purchase can wait till we are open again.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES for youngsters:
Download a long list of links here. (From Lucy)
The Great Indoors - over 100 activities and entertainments for young people from the Scouts. Brill!
David Walliams - free audio story a day for next 30 days.
Maths for 4-12 year olds - free with Carol Vorderman
DIY Activities and Experiments from the Met Office.
New BBC series 'Malory Towers' filmed in Devon - Enid Blyton - now on iPlayer
BBC Home Education media - starts 20 April.
And to help explain the virus situation to children:
Children's Commissioner: Children's Guide to Coronavirus
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=this downloadable comic&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-03-20&t=1583271654945
FACE COVID: How to repond and cope mentally to the Coronoa crisis. Download