Neighbourhood help around Meon Valley

While the Government is taking a number of steps nationally, a huge amount of work is going on locally to help us all get through this emergency. We are all going to have to come together to tackle this virus, particularly when it comes to protecting the vulnerable and elderly residents in our communities. 

With this in mind, I am gathering a list of contacts and initiatives happening around the Meon Valley so that people can find out what support is available near them. I will be updating this list regularly. If you would like to add anything to it, please get in touch with my office at or 020 7219 8018. 

Supporting friends and family

If you are supporting your friends and family in Isolation you can find the governments advice on how to help safely here

Individuals should discuss their daily needs during this period of staying at home with carers, family, friends, neighbours or local community groups to see how they can support you. Please visit to register for the support that you need. This includes help with food, shopping deliveries and additional care you might need.

Hampshire County Council 

- A new helpline is up and running for frail or vulnerable residents who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with essential food or household supplies, collection of medication, or who are at risk of loneliness. The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable - can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm. The service is available to people residing in the county of Hampshire only. There are separate arrangements in place for Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight residents.

Hampshire's Domestic Abuse Service is continuing to provide help to people experiencing domestic abuse via phone, email and online. The telephone helpline can be accessed on 03300 165 112 and will be staffed from 11.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday.  A face to face support option is not available during this time but access to refuge, for those with urgent needs, will still be available 24/7.  

- Hampshire County Council has also increased the annual grant available for local projects, initiatives and organisations allocated by each county councillor, and brought forward the window for applications in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Grants are available of between £100 and £10,000 and the scheme is now open.  Full details are available at:

East Hampshire District Council 

You can find out what East Hampshire District Council are doing here:

The easiest and quickest method of contacting them is via your MyEHDC account, which you can set up online at


Telephone: 01730 26651

EHDC is working in partnership with organisations such as Community First, Citizens Advice East Hampshire, the East Hampshire Primary Care Network and local town and parish councils to keep residents safe and well. 

If you are worried about how you’ll cope during the crisis, or if you have a relative who is vulnerable, please contact Community First on

Anyone willing to volunteer for the community effort can also do so through

The Supporting Communities Fund and its Councillor Grant Fund, launched on Wednesday 1 April, have both been adapted to make funding available to groups affected by coronavirus. For more information on the grants and how to apply, go to:

Havant Council

You can find out what Havant council are doing here:

Havant Community First are coordinating help and volunteers - you can ring them on 0300 500 8085

For our partners we will be advertising an email address,, as a central email for them to contact us and to ask for support.  In response, some of our staff may be redeployed from their traditional roles to assist in this community support work.

Bishop’s Sutton

- Support is being offered by the Neighbourhood Watch Team, which is being co-ordinated by the Parish Council.

- You can contact the Council’s Clerk by emailing or calling 01489 877898.

- The Council’s website is here

- The Ship Inn is doing takeaways. You can find them on Facebook here or call them on 01962 732863.


- Volunteers and support is being organised through the Parish Council.

- You can contact the Council by emailing or calling 07955 725144.

- The Council’s website is here.

Bishop’s Waltham

- Bishop’s Waltham Parish council have set up a support hotline on 01489 829323. The line is open 09:00 – 16:00 on weekdays.

- The Council website is here 

- There are a number of residents’ and information groups on Facebook here, here and here.

- Groceries can be delivered through Anyfish Ltd, who are also working with Hylands and Grovers Butchers. Call 01489896111 or 07860920007 for more information.

- Anatolian Restaurant is offering a takeaway service. Details are on their website here.

- Meon Valley Food Bank is a church-led Food Bank run entirely by volunteers serving the Meon Valley area of Hampshire, including Bishops Waltham, Wickham, Droxford, West Meon and other villages in the area. It is open every Tuesday from 10 - 3. Call 07956 375447 for more information.

- Tru Caring Ltd are continuing to provide home caring services, taking precautions and extra measures to prevent the spread of infection. Email or call 01489 808090 for more information. 

- Harriet Betts is sewing fabric masks for vulnerable friends and family and now making them for others in the community for a donation of £5 to cover costs. Anything over this given is donated to charity. you can contact her on Facebook at

Bramdean and Hinton Ampner

- You can contact the Parish Council by emailing or calling 01962 771964.

- The Council’s website is here.

- The Fox Inn in Bramdean has started doing deliveries and takeaways. Their website is here or you can follow them on Facebook here. Their phone number is 01962 771363. 


- Catherington have a Village Residents’ Association, which you can contact online here.

- A newsletter will shortly be sent to members outlining Government and local measures to tackle Coronavirus.

- There is a neighbourhood news Facebook page here.

- The Farmer Inn has started doing deliveries and takeaways. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 02392 593280.


- Cheriton Parish Council are providing advice and guidance online and over the phone and directing to local support groups email Andy Collett on call 07726 171980

Cheriton Parish Visitors Group are coordinating help and support for villagers in need. Villagers are asked to phone this number to be put in touch with a volunteer who can help near them. Call Brenda Sims on 01962 771375 for more information 

- Voluntary Care Group on 07906 954566 – please use this number if you need a lift to an appointment.

- Cheriton Village Shop 01962 771251 – Gillian is collating a list of ‘drivers’ who will be available to deliver shop orders of provisions to your door.

- Rob Heathcock is setting up a Covid WhatsApp group – if you would like to join it please email your mobile number to:

- Regretfully The Hinton Arms and Flower Pots Inn have both temporarily closed.


- Clanfield & Horndean Covid19 voluntary group are supporting the community by delivering notices to residents with contact details of the voluntary team and notices for windows. For more information email

- Clanfield Parish Council is helping and promoting voluntary support groups that are offering assistance to vulnerable residents who are self-isolating.

- Clanfield residents can contact Community Support on 0739 202 1915 or email them at

Clanfield Greengrocer & Florist are offering collection service through online ordering at For more information email or call 02392 593149

Charlie's Clanfield Trade Centre are offering a collection service through email or Facebook ordering. For more information email or call 07375 887015

- Corner Fifty-Three Distilling are offering "care packages" delivered within 5 mile radius. For more information email or call 07900 870325

- The Parish council Website is here.

- The community website is

- There is a Community News page on Facebook here and another news page with information on it here.

Corhampton, Meonstoke and Exton

- The Parish Council have set up a helpline on 01489 450499. The helpline is open 08:00 – 20:00 and voicemails left overnight will be responded to the following day.

- You can also contact them via email at

- The helpline can direct volunteers to support you, for example they are running a ‘Pharmacy Pill Pick-up’ service.

- They have also set up a Ministry of Fun for activities which you can do at home.

- The Parish council website is here and you can follow them on Facebook here.

- Corhampton Village shop is offering a delivery service. Their website is here. You can call them on 01489 877 374, text or Whats-app them on 07813 691 150 or email them at

- The Buck’s Head in Meonstoke is offering a takeaway service online here. You can also call them on 01489877313 or follow them on Facebook here

- The Shoe Inn in Exton is offering a takeway service. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 01489 877526.


- The Parish Council is setting up a list of volunteers to help vulnerable residents in tandem with Botley Parish Council, who have a community group to help, working alongside the church. The Parish council website is here and you can call them on 01489 786557 or email 

- There is a Coronavirus Community Support Group for residents on Facebook here.

- The Railway Inn is offering a delivery service online here. You can also call them on 01489 874226 and follow them on Facebook here.


- Denmead Parish Council are coordinating volunteers efforts in the community through the website and by phone. Supporting local volunteer group - "Viral Kindness". The Parish Council website is here and you can phone them on 023 9224 7947 or email 

- There is a Community Group on Facebook here and a Neighbourhood News group here.

- The Chairmaker’s Arms is doing a takeaway service. Follow them on Facebook here or call 02392 265235.

- The Fox & Hounds is offering a takeaway and a delivery service. Follow them on Facebook here or call 02392 265984.

- The Forest of Bere Pub is offering a takeway service. Follow them on Facebook here or call them on 023 9226 3145.


- Droxford Parish Council are providing excellent information on their website and directing people to volunteer groups/alerting people to local businesses that are still open etc. You can find loads of information on the Parish Council website which is here or you can call them on 07720 092072.

- Studio 6 Printers are still open to provide essential printing services to local Parish Councils/businesses and important print items. Procedures in place to minmise contact with customers. Email or call 01329 832933

- Edd Heller is using his a kitchen management company to offer free hot meals to Meon Valley residents in need. You can contact him at or call 07860 508523

- Sarah Smith is offering supoprt to local residents getting shopping and general support in conjunction with the Parish council. You can call her on 07809 683477.


- The Parish Council has developed an emergency plan. Their website is here or you can call them on 01489 860236.  

- Durley Good Neighbours is a voluntary group offering lifts, company, DIY to residents of the village in need of a helping hand. Now offering phone support and guidance to those in need during Covid19 in conjunction with the Parish council. You can find them on Facebook here, or call them on 01489 861322 / 01489 860365.


- Hambledon Parish Council have put together the HAP (Hambledon Action Plan) with a list of over 100 volunteers. Helpful information also available online on their website. The Parish Council website can be found here.

- Volunteer and help can be found from:

Jo Tester, the PC Clerk. 07701 018321 (mobile) 02392 632106 (landline)
Paul Quinn, Chair PC., 07850 646755 (mobile) 02392 632946 (Landline
Sam Meeson.  07770 924258 (mobile). 02392 632451 (landline)

- The Vine is now closed. 

-  the People’s Market will be able to deliver - they are on 02392 633965
- The Old Forge Tea Rooms will be running a Coffee/Cake/snacks delivery service for as long as they can stay open and deliveries continue.  They are on 02392 632452, also on Facebook -

- ChalkStream Trout are now delivering trout, and NHS staff get a 50% discount here


- The Parish Council website can be found here or you can call them on 02392 597766. You can also follow them on Facebook here.

- There is a Neighbourhood News Facebook group here and another information group here.

- Regretfully the Red Lion has temporarily closed.

- The Ship and Bell Hotel is offering a takeaway service. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 023 9307 9301.

- Horndean Churches Together have set up the Horndean and Clanfield Foodbank. Email or call 07914 504715.


Please see Wickham below


- The Parish Council is organising support for residents. You can call Juanita on 07783 357996 if you need help.

- The Parish Council website is here.

- There is a village Facebook group here.

- The Ship Inn are offering takeaway and delivery services. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 01962 777756. They are also live streaming events like pub quizzes.

Rowlands Castle

- The Rowlands Castle Association have set up a Coronavirus helpline. You can email them at or call them on 07895 368589. Their website is here and you can follow them on Facebook here

- The Parish Council website is here.

- There is a Village Networking Group on Facebook here and a Finchdean and Rowlands Castle residents’ group here.

- There is also a business support Facebook group here.

- The Bumblebee Café is doing takeaways and nearby deliveries. Information is on their Facebook page here or you can call them on 02392 413523. Please put your order in by 11am. Email address is

- The Fountain Inn is offering a takeaway service. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 023 9241 2291.

- The Castle Inn is offering a takeaway service. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 02392 412494.

- The Staunton Arms is offering a takeaway service. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 023 9241 3761.

- Rowlands Castle Pharmacy, which is open and offering a delivery service to those who can’t visit in person – Tel: 02392 413952, Email: or Website:

- Rowlands Castle Londis, which is open 7 days a week stocking as wide a variety of goods as possible.  It is now offering a delivery service of nutritious food boxes – Tel: 02392 412222 to order.

- Stansted Farm Shop, which is open Tues to Sun from 10am to 4pm, as well as offering a click-and-collect or delivery service of set boxes –  Tel: 02392 413576, Email or

- Halls Garage, which is open Mon to Fri from 8.30am to 5.30pm for essential repairs.  They are operating a key drop-off service, with key and car sanitising, or they can collect and return your car – Tel: 02392 412244 or Website:  NB: As of 31 March every MOT will have an automatic 6-month extension.

- The Little Green Van, which is offering a delivery service with a minimum £10 spend – delivery dates dependent on demand in particular location, see here for more details:

- Rowlands Home Hardware incl Post Office is closed for the time being – the Post Offices in Emsworth and Westbourne (both in the local Co-op stores) are still open, and you can also bank cheques for most major UK banks and withdraw cash there.

- There are 2 senior Nat West employees who live in the Parish and have offered practical, objective financial advice during this time with no intention of ‘selling’ anything.  Please contact the Parish Office on 02392 413044 or

- Physio-logical (usually in RC Surgery)  is offering a physiotherapy video/telephone consultation service.  For more information please see  To book an appointment, contact Natalie on 07835 712306, or book online


- Shedfield Parish Council are coordinating volunteers and putting people in touch with the right support. Providing information of support on website and by phone. Email or call 01329 830060

- The Parish Council are co-ordinating a response. You can call them on 01329 830060 or email

- The Parish council’s website is here.

Shirrell Heath

Please see Wickham below


- Soberton Parish Council are supporting "Soberton Covid 19 Community Support group" and publishing helpful information on website linking to HCC and Gov.ukA Community. They have numerous volunteers offering a variety of services to self-isolating residents. You can email clerk@soberton.orgYou can also follow the group on Facebook here.

- The Parish Council’s website is here.

- The Bold Forrester is offering a takeaway service and a ‘groceries top-up’ service alongside it. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 01329 832620.

Southwick and Widley Parish Council

- The Parish council have an emergency contingency plan in place. Visit for more information

- Rowans Hospice is a charity providing free care and support to adults in the community who have a life-limiting illness and their families. At home care is still going ahead for those at the end of their life, with precautions being taken, as is in patient care - with visitors minimised and not prevented. Email or call 023 9225 0001.


- Swanmore Parish Council are coordinating volunteers efforts in the community through the website and by phone. You can call them on 01489 890651 or email, or visit for more information. 

- You can also contact Gary, the Community Safety Officer on 077442 156124

- There is a village Facebook group here.

- The Rising Sun is offering a takeaway service. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 01489 896663.

- The Brickmakers is offering a takeaway service. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 01489 890954.


- The Parish Council website is here


- The Parish Council can be reached on 01489 860 236 or at

- The Parish Council’s website is here.


Warnford Parish Meeting  has a list of volunteers willing to help with shopping,  deliveries of medication etc., contacting those who may be vulnerable, dog walking etc. Anyone needing help or wishing to volunteer should contact the Clerk on  or 07717296610.

The village website  has relevant information.

The West Meon shop is delivering shopping,  01730 829310.

Buckinghams Butchers in West Meon also delivers,  01730 829663

Waterlooville, Cowplain and Hartplain

Cllr Prad Bains is working in close liaison with Havant Borough Council to organise support for vulnerable residents in Waterlooville, Cowplain and Hart Pain.  You can contact him by calling 07848421406 or emailing him at

- He has a Facebook page here: Volunteers may also get in touch via this link to offer help collecting shopping, prescriptions and being call buddies. 

- There is also a Covid-19 Lock-down Support Group on Facebook here, a community events group here and another community group here

- Cowplain Pharmacy are delivering to people on repeat prescriptions. you can call them on 02392 255 777 or email

West Meon

- The Parish Council is co-ordinating a response and can be contacted via their website here.

- There is a village Facebook group here.

- The village shop is open and will deliver locally. Details are online here or you can call them on 01730 829310.


- Whiteley Town Council has joined Wickham, Knowle, Shedfield and Shirrell Heath to set up a volunteer group to support local people in need.See Wickham below for details.

- Whiteley Town Council’s website is here. You can contact them on 01329 835019.

Wickham, Whiteley, Knowle, Shedfield and Shirrell Heath

- Wickham Parish Council are coordinating help for residents in Wickham, Knowle, Shedfield & Shirrell Heath. The website is here. You can call them on 01329 835019 or email and speak to Nicki Oliver.

- Wickham Community Centre is the hub of the community for everyone in the Parish of Wickham and surrounding areas.They are providing Covid19 ideas/fun activities/guidance/support through their facebook community page

- A community Facebook group can be found here.

- Meon Valley Butchers is delivering throughout the area. You can order via email or visit their Facebook page:

- Westland’s Farm Shop is open for extended hours (07:00 – 17:00, Monday – Saturday; 09:00 – 16:00, Sunday), though the tea shop is closed.

- Westland’s Farm Shop is doing a five-mile radius delivery service. Full details are on their website here or you can follow them on Facebook here.

- Regrettably, The Square Cow will be closing temporarily.

Winchester City Council 

 You can get information about what is happening in Winchester city council area here:



Care for our most vulnerable

I will be writing to all pensioners shortly to find out what issues matter to them. However, I know that some elderly people are feeling isolated as their families live away or are working and have little time to look after them. I would like to find out how many people feel like this and what resources there are in the community already to help them. Please contact me if you do need support or know people that might need help, or if you have an organisation which will help people so I can put them in touch with you. 

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