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As there is a fair number of Coronavirus  information items coming in, this is now a separate Buckland Newton Coronavirus Information page.  You can use this new page to find new announcements relating to the village.  Please also check the ‘Dates for Your Diary entries below for cancellations or postponement of events - organisers please e-mail Webmaster to let us know of changes, thank you.
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Village Information

Community Connections Volunteer Group

Community Connections  Your neighbourly contact number is 01 300 345 850 Community 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: Nicki Barker 01300 345238 Vice Chair: Jane Collins 01300 345136 Vice Chair: Mark Needham 01300 345293 Councillors: Andy Foot 01300 345511 Chris Osmond 01300 345326 Lin Townsend 01300 345306 John Baker 01300 345386 Sam Sowerby 01300 345721 Roy Godwin 01300 345438 The 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.

Coronavirus Posters

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 shopping You 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.

Recreation Ground Play Area Closed

This playground will be closed until further notice.  Please do not allow your children to climb over the fence to play on the equipment.  This is for everyone’s safety.  Following its annual safety inspection, the Playground remains closed pending repairs/maintenance.

Council and General Information

Alert - Alcohol-based Hand Sanitiser Fires in Cars - please read

Dorset Council Local Outbreak Control Plan

Issued by Dorset Council, the Dorset Local Outbreak Control Plan details how Dorset will handle a localised resurgence of Covid-19 or similar infection.

Latest Government Advice

Click for current Government Advice

News Release about shops re-opening in Dorset:

Please find a link to a news release detailing the measures Dorset Council are putting in place to safely re-open high streets, as well as how people can look after themselves while shopping.

Changes to NHS Services locally

Changes to NHS Services in Dorset to help manage COVID-19

Emergency Dental Treatment:  An app is available at Emergency Dental Treatment:  ourdorset.nhs.uk/apps  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 jo@samaritans.org Domestic Abuse (Dorset Police on 101 or Refuge 0808 2000 247) Alcoholics Anonymous (01202 296000).

Coronavirus Information Site from Dorset Police

Dorset Police have pulled together a section of their website where you can find updates from the Chief Constable, links to relevant public heath websites, updates on the impact to the services offered by Dorset Police as well as a series of frequently asked questions. They have also now included a section with some activities for young people which you may find useful. https://www.dorset.police.uk/coronavirus/

Coronavirus Advice from Neighbourhood Watch

The Neighbourhood Watch organisation has issued some useful advice about protecting the isolated and vulnerable during the current outbreak.  Click here to read this. Coronavirus Trace and Track Scammers Coronavirus Scams to be aware of Fake TV Licence Calls Customers from many banks are reporting theft from their accounts after responding to fake emails about TV Licence cancellation.  Criminals send fake emails or text messages, pretending to be from the TV Licensing Authority. They want you to click the link to get your phone number and the name of your bank. You will then receive a call from the criminals, pretending to be from your bank's fraud team and persuaded to move your money to a safe account or give away card reader codes.  Many variations of this scam exist; from bogus COVID-19 fines to the promise of free Supermarket shopping vouchers.
Because of this we will not be answering the door to visitors. For any deliveries, please ring the doorbell/knock the door and leave outside.  #Dorsetcommunityresponse People in this household are  self-isolating People with weak immune systems  are more likely to catch coronavirus  (COVID-19), and are more likely to suffer  life-threatening complications if they become ill with it.  Because of this we will not be answering the door to visitors. For any deliveries, please ring the doorbell/knock the door and leave outside.  #Dorsetcommunityresponse Someone in this household has a weak  immune system