Schools Advice to Parents DCC 23.09.20 (2)

Please download the attached PDF file for advice for parents and carers relating to Covid-19.
Printed copies of this information can be found in the red folders in the bus shelters.

IMPORTANT ~ PLEASE NOTE ~ IMPORTANT

ASHREIGNEY PARISH COUNCIL ARE CLOSELY MONITORING THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH COVID 19.

DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL AND TORRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL ARE UPDATING US REGULARLY, AND UPDATES WILL BE CIRCULATED AS THEY ARE RECEIVED.

ALL UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE,  ASHREIGNEY PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON THE VILLAGE NOTICEBOARDS/RED FOLDERS FOUND IN THE BUS SHELTERS.

THE 'HELP' EMAIL ACCOUNT IS BEING MONITORED CLOSELY, AND THE PARISH EMERGENCY COMMITTEE WILL BE REINSTATED IF DEEMED NECESSARY.

CONTACT DETAILS: 

ashreigneyhelp@yahoo.com

Ashreigney Parish Council - 01769 520273 or 078 172 30 815.

 

LATEST GUIDELINES FOR WINKLEIGH, TORRIDGE (EX18).
  • No local restrictions
  • National guidelines apply
  • Do not meet in groups of more than six
  • Two households should not meet if there would be more than 6 people
  • This applies inside or outside, in private homes, gardens or pubs
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This list is correct at time of writing. (19/09/2020)

 

RISK ASSESSMENT APC - Covid 19. Play area

Please download a completed risk assessment for the children's play area in Ashreigney. (Printed signs are on order - laminated copies are displayed in the interim).

CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA IS NOW OPEN

The children's play area, in Ashreigney, is now open and waiting to be enjoyed.  However, like all other similar facilities parents and guardians are respectfully asked to follow Covid 19 guidelines regarding social distancing and bi-security to protect themselves as well as other users.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

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Please download the latest information regarding ongoing scams.
It is regrettable that opportunists are using this crisis for their own illicit gains.
Please be scam aware.

HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRES TO RE-OPEN

Update from Devon County Council: 

 DCC will be reopening its recycling centres for essential use only from Monday 11 May. The government has defined ‘essential use’ as waste that ‘cannot be stored without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to the resident or other members of their household.’ Our officers have spoken to the local police regarding the essential travel element and they are content with the reopening. 

More information on the press release here - https://www.devonnewscentre.info/recycling-centres-to-open-for-essential-use-only/

 

There will be challenges, DCC will be restricting vehicles to cars only for the first couple of weeks at least, to help with flow through the site, there will be a one out one in system and social distancing will be adhered to. We are expecting long queues as we have all been having a good clear out, hence the advice is to please only visit if it is essential.

TESTING CHANGES

At yesterday’s (28th April) daily coronavirus briefing it was announced that there is a further expansion of the testing programme.

Testing is now available to all over 65s and members of their households, if they have symptoms.

Additionally, any worker who needs to leave their home in order to go to work, and their households, if any of them have symptoms can also get a test.

This means construction workers to emergency plumbers, research scientists to those in manufacturing – can now be tested.

If this applies to you, or anyone in your household, please go online now and apply for a test - www.gov.uk

This new expansion of testing, made possible due to rapidly increasing testing capacity, will help protect our most vulnerable, our healthcare staff and keep people safe.

Urgent appeal for community equipment 

If you've got any community equipment you no longer need, please can you return it? We urgently need commodes, walking frames, shower stools, and raised toilet seats, as increased demand during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means these items are in danger of being in short supply. 

Please contact Millbrook Care on 0330 124 4491 to arrange a free contactless collection. 

IT'S TIME TO TALK

 
 
Do you have a long-term health condition or a disability and want someone to talk to?
Get in touch with the free, confidential listening service from Living Options where you can chat with or get information and advice.

The service covers Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.
Get in touch:
Phone: 0300 303 3691
Email: time2talk@livingoptions.org
Text: 0785 642 6940
Facebook: Timetotalkdevon

Domestic Abuse - Note from Wallingbrook Health Centre.

As we all adapt to 'lockdown,' and cope with the added concerns of Coronavirus, it is understandable that stress levels are high. It is anticipated that, unfortunately, this could cause some individuals to feel threatened in their homes.  Support is available.

One way that abusers control their victims is to isolate them from friends and family.

Enforced isolation due to Coronavirus may increase domestic abuse.

If you or someone you know is suffering abuse, help is available. Call 0808 2000 247 or visit: https://www.victimcaredevonandcornwall.org.uk/… 

or:

WARNING - SCAMS

It has been brought to the attention of Ashreigney Parish Council that there a number of scams in circulation.  There is further information below, to download, but the message is BEWARE.

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND CONTACT DETAILS

THE COVID19 SITUATION CONTINUES TO TAKE PRIORITY WITH ASHREIGNEY PARISH COUNCIL.

ABOVE IS AN IMAGE OF A FLOW CHART OF INFORMATION WHICH WHICH HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO ALL HOMES IN THE PARISH.  IT ALSO PROVIDES UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION.

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THERE IS UPDATED INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING LOCAL SHOPPING SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO US.  

Many thanks to local shops who are offering fantastic delivery options to help us through this difficult time.  

New transport scheme trialled for key workers

DCC are trialling a new on-demand subsidised taxi service to help key workers facing difficulty getting to and from work because of reductions in public transport during the coronavirus outbreak. Many key workers that rely on public transport still need to get to work and we hope this pilot service will help make it as easy as possible for them to continue with their vital roles at this difficult time.

Requests can only be made by email and should be sent to devonbus@devon.gov.uk

Please include the following information in your email:

NAME, ADDRESS, KEY WORKER STATUS, EMPLOYER / PAYROLL REF

JOURNEY REQUIREMENTS (pick up/drop off)

We will aim to respond to all requests as soon as possible during normal office hours  – journeys should be booked 48 hours in advance of travel.

 

SHOPPING OPTIONS AVAILABLE

 
As we all adjust to the reality that is now 'Lock down' shopping for food and essentials may have brought its challenges. Members of the Ashreigney Emergency Committee have compiled the following information, listing options that are available to Ashreigney & Riddlecombe.
This will be updated.
 
SHOPPING OPTIONS –LOCAL TO ASHREIGNEY/RIDDLECOME
This was correct at time of printing, however some options may change due to new Government ruling or stock levels in each outlet. Please be aware this is a rapidly changing and evolving process. Printed: 30/03/20
 
Eggesford Crossing Café–Contact: Harriet/AshleyTel: 01769 581427
Mobile: 07940157555  Email:harrietcresswell@yahoo.com
 
This service is no longer available.
 
Crediton-HUB–Contact:Emma Hookway Tel:01363 772332  Mobile:07516674655
 
They are offeringfree delivery on a Thursday (ordering MUST be done & paid by Wednesday 4pm)see attached pdf sheet
 
Mad Butchers, WinkleighTel:01837 85682Mobile: 07720 564504
Facebook -The Mad Butchers Winkleigh, or Tom Robinson
 
They are offering a delivery service if anyone needs it. Any day or as soon as they can get it to you. All their usual produce is on offer, subject to availability. Tom can process orders and payment through Messenger/or over phone. Collection from their shop is also an option.
 
Church St Stores, Dolton email: churchststores@btinternet.com Tel: 01805 804205
 
They will offer a delivery to Ashreigney/Riddlecombe for £1.50 per drop. Call/emailto order and they will advise when delivery is due. Payment via card over thephone.
 
Bow Aquatic Centre–www.bowgardencentre.co.uk Tel: 01363 82438
 
They are offering delivery for approx.£20.They currently stock gardening items,aquatics, pets & wildbird supplies,plus some meals   too.Ideally club together with a neighbour and you can split the delivery charge.
 
Chulmleigh shopping:
 
This continues as per usual with all the shops in Chulmleigh open and available for shopping in. Current Government social distancing rules apply.The Butcher, Baker(8am,-1pm), Central Stores, Old Dairy,
 
 
Fiona’s Farm Shopwww.fionasfarmshop.co.ukTel: 01837 83382
 
They can offer vegetables & fruits (depending on availability) Also a selection of packed & tinned goods. Fresh fish and their own meat. They are making limited amounts of pasties & cakes. Phone for an order. Collection available.
 
The Globe Inn, Beaford.EX19 8LRTel: 01805 603920Facebook @globeinnpubfor menus
 
We are offering take-aways:-Tuesday evenings 5-8pm (changing menu), Thursday evenings 5-8pm (pie and mash £10)Sunday lunches 12-3pm.Best to order the day before as we have been busy. Orders by phone only.
 
 

 

Kitchen@25PRICELISTpdf

A detailed price list of available items via the Crediton Hub.

ASHREIGNEY & RIDDLECOMBE EMERGENCY COMMITTEE

 A 'WORKING GROUP' HAS BEEN SET UP TO IMPLEMENT THE PARISH EMERGENCY PLAN AND IS HEADED BY MR.RICHARD QUINN, WHO HAS BACKGROUND IN DEALING WITH MAJOR SITUATIONS.

OTHER MEMBERS ARE: 

DR SUE KIRKUP and SUE TILLYER - PARISH COUNCIL

CHRIS PATERSON DEACON and NIKKI BARKER - VILLAGE HALL

REID PARTRIDGE - MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY. 

KATHERINE COLE - PARISH CLERK

THIS GROUP MEETS REGULARLY TO IMPLEMENT THE EMERGENCY PLAN.  WE HOPE INFORMATION PROVIDED WILL BE CLEAR AND CONCISE, AS WELL AS EFFECTIVE.  THE PLAN WILL BE ADAPTED AS THE SITUATION DEVELOPS.  UPDATED ADVICE IS TAKEN FROM BOTH DCC AND TDC.

  PARISH BULLETINS WERE CIRCULATED ON/AROUND 20th MARCH - PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH CLERK IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION.  (GRATEFUL THANKS TO THE VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE FOR ARRANGING PRINTING, AND TO ALL THOSE WHO ASSISTED WITH THEIR DELIVERY).

 A FORM IS INCLUDED IN THE BULLETIN REQUESTING FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE VILLAGE, SHOULD HELP BE REQUIRED.  WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOU RETURNING THESE EITHER VIA EMAIL. ALL INFORMATION WILL BE TREATED WITH DISCRETION AND UTMOST CONFIDENTIALLY.

RISK ASSESSMENTS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT FOR THE WELFARE OF VOLUNTEERS.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THE WEBSITE, AND OTHER MEDIA PLATFORMS, FOR DEVELOPMENTS.

PLEASE NOTE:

 UPDATED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE, IN HARD COPY, FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE IN THE BUS SHELTERS IN ASHREIGNEY AND RIDDLECOMBE. PLEASE SEE NOTICEBOARDS AND RED FILE MARKED 'ASHREIGNEY HELP'.

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WE SHALL BE LOOKING TO WORK WITH OTHER GROUPS IN THE VILLAGE TO MAINTAIN THE WELFARE OF THE PARISH, AND TO SUPPORT YOU ALL AS THE SITUATION DEVELOPS.

THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH POST OFFICE IS OPERATING, AS NORMAL, ON FRIDAY MORNINGS.  HOWEVER, THE WEEKLY COFFEE MORINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING.  CUSTOMERS ARE BEING ASKED TO WAIT OUTSIDE THE HALL UNTIL IT IS THEIR TURN TO USE THE SERVICES PROVIDED.  EVEN THOUGH THIS IS INCONVENIENT IT IS IN AN ATTEMPT TO REDUCE INFECTION. 

THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY - PLEASE SEE THE POST ON THE HOME PAGE.

Katherine Cole - 078 172 30 815 or ashreigneyparishcouncil@mail.com

CLERK.

 

ASHREIGNEY PARISH COUNCIL - PARISH LETTER.

PLEASE FIND A COPY OF AN OPEN LETTER WHICH HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO HOUSEHOLDS IN ASHREIGNEY AND RIDDLECOMBE. THIS IS ALSO ON THE 'HOME' PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.

Advice has been received today that anyone who considers themselves vulnerable during this situation SHOULD register for the following GOV.UK Scheme (PLEASE see link below):

Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person

Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.

If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway.

You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.

Before you start

If you know it, it’s useful to have your NHS number to hand. You can find it on any letter the NHS has sent you or on a prescription.

This service is available in England. If you do not live in England, there’s guidance for:

 ThPlease consider circulating the information below to your council colleagues and other appropriate groups and individuals. e message and link above was taken from advice received from DCC.

 

Information form TDC regarding waste & recycling services.

This page lists current known issues with Torridge District Councils waste or recycling service. If you wish to report a missed collection you can do so online here https://www.torridge.gov.uk/article/17107/Missed-Collections or by calling 01237 428700 option 3.

The majority of service in Torridge has so far not been affected by the Coronavirus crisis apart from the closure of DCC Recycling Centres and the suspension of Bulky items collections - see below. However in some instances there may be some crew swaps to cover sickness or absence and so some collection rounds may get to certain areas later than they would normally. We would ask our customers to be patient during this period and not report any suspected missed collections until the following day.

As the coronavirus situation develops we may need to change our approach and prioritise some service areas such as refuse collection over kerbside recycling if we experience high levels of staff absence or other disruption. We haven't yet reached that stage and our crews are working hard to ensure that the normal levels of service are maintained. Should we need to make any changes to our services we will share information on the Torridge District Council website and social media as soon as any updates are available. Please check the website and Torridge District Council social media pages regularly for any updates.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRES! In order to keep both staff and the public safe ALL Devon County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres have been closed until further notice: See https://www.devon.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/centre/ ... As a result of this ALL Bulky Item collections have been suspended as well.

GUIDANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH CONFIRMED OR POSSIBLE COVID 19: HOW TO DISPOSE OF WASTE

•KEEP YOUR WASTE INSIDE FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS AND DOUBLE BAG THE WASTE.

•Store personal waste (like used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths securely in rubbish bags.

•Place these bags within a second bag, tie it securely and store it in a separate room from where you are self-isolating.

•Keep the bags there for AT LEAST 72 HOURS before putting them out after 6pm on the night before your usual collection day.

•Recycling and garden waste can be placed in your usual bins.

•Please keep recycling if you can, but please keep your recycling for at least 72 hours after your self isolating period.