(Update Tuesday, 31st March 2020 – some additional information)
If you need to stay at home to self-isolate with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or on medical advice, below is a list of local businesses and people who may be able to support you in the village. To update this listing contact Graham Skillen 01963 33388 firstname.lastname@example.org or James Lee 01963 32671 email@example.com
Volunteer Telephone List:
Jeanne Mortarotti (Cherrington Lane): 01963 202265
Richard Strachan (Village street): 01963 33231
Paula O’Dwyer (Village Street) : 01963 824108
Patrik Mileham (Cheriton Hill): 01963 33266
Fiona de Pelet (Sheborne Road): 01963 824709
Ailsa Matkevich (Village Street) : 01963 31488
Lesley Tyson (Upper Road) : 01963 33718
Rory and Camilla Graham : 01963 34479
Fiona Swallow (Village Street) : 01963 32100
Several restaurants/pubs/cafes are now offering takeaway or home delivery. Here are some of them, you might want to try calling your favourite place to check if they are doing it too!
The Old Inn are no longer doing take-aways due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Gainsborough Arms in Milborne Port 01963 250330
Pizza Palace in Wincanton (pizza, burgers, kebabs…)
Local food shops who deliver:
Wincanton Fruit and Veg, The Whole (wholefood & store cupboard essentials), Lovington Bakery (artisan breads and pastries) are working together and will deliver for a minimum £10 order. Telephone Helen on 07515 554549. Kimbers farm Shop have also joined them, offering also fresh fish on Thursdays and Fridays (kimbersfarmshop.co.uk / 01963 33177).
Andrew Barclay (butcher, dairy, puddings and pastries) will deliver for a minimum £10 order. 01963 34880
Papertrees in Wincanton can deliver newspapers to your house, for a fee (55p per day).
Bootmakers is offering to send regular arts and crafts ideas and materials by mail to keep children busy. Text Safia if you want to add a child to the list, or check their FB page. 07419 760737
Dorset Fine Dining at High Winds Farm will make bread to order and have set up a food delivery and take away service and more info about DFD at www.dorsetfinedining.co.uk
Other Food Sources:
Wadmans at Elliscombe Farm have reinstated selling unpasteurised milk and eggs. Contact Laurence Wadman on 01963 31752.
Support your local businesses so they won’t suffer too much in those uncertain times!
Village Hall notice board : This is a good time to make regular use of this board. We’ll try to update them regularly with general information and local news for those who are not digitally connected. Do not hesitate to leave there your messages, your requests, your ideas, anything you need to or want to share with the community. We’re hoping it will keep people connected and will offer a good excuse for a stroll outside!
North Cheriton Blog: This is a great tool to communicate within the village. If you sign up, you will receive automatically the latest posts (click on “Follow blog by email” on the home page, right column). It would be great if everyone in the village could sign up, and contribute to the blog with articles, news and so on.