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 flick.drummond.mp@parliament.uk or 020 7219 8018. 

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 theclerk@bishopssuttonhampshire.org.uk 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.

Boarhunt

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

- You can contact the Council by emailing boarhuntpc@gmail.com 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.

Bramdean and Hinton Ampner

- You can contact the Parish Council by emailing clerk@bhapc.org.uk 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 

- 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 Visitors’ Group (Brenda Sims) on 01962 771375 – please use this number to let us know if you are self isolating – so that we can put you in touch with a volunteer in your neighbourhood to run your errands.

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: robertheathcock@hotmail.com

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

Clanfield

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

- Clanfield residents should contact Community Support on 0739 202 1915 or email them at clanfieldcoronacommunity@gmail.com.

- The Parish council Website is here.

- The community website is https://www.clanfieldonline.com

- 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 sc@splendidmedia.co.uk.

- 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 info@meonstokepostofficeandvillagestores.co.uk.

- 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.

Curdridge

- 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.

- 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

- The Parish Council website is here and you can phone them on 023 9224 7947.

- 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

- A group of volunteers is being set up to help vulnerable residents. More information should be available shortly.

- The Parish Council website is here or you can call them on 07720 092072.

- The Baker’s Arms is offering a takeaway service. You can call them on 01489 877533 or follow them on Facebook here.

Durley

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

- Councillors are checking in on vulnerable residents.

- There is a Good Neighbours Group on Facebook here, which is offering support to residents and posting news updates.

East Hampshire District Council 

You can find out what East Hampshire District Council are doing here: https://www.easthants.gov.uk

EHDC Offices will be closed but staff are working as normal and can still be contacted.

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

Email: info@easthants.gov.uk

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. 

Community First is co-ordinating volunteers who will make sure all our vulnerable residents are contacted and have what they need through this time.

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 support@cfirst.org.uk.

Anyone willing to volunteer for the community effort can also do so through www.volunteerwessex.org.

Hambledon

- The Parish Council website can be found here.

- The Vine is doing a takeaway service. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 023 9263 2419.

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

Havant Council

You can find out what Havant council are doing here:https://www.havant.gov.uk/

For those in the borough who wish to volunteer, we have a single point of contact at Community First who will receive all enquiries in regard to volunteering and for people to express their interest.  Details can be found at www.volunteerwessex.org 

For our partners we will be advertising an email address, partnersupport@havant.gov.uk, 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.

Horndean

- 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 Foodbank 0791 4504715

Owslebury

- 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 RCcoronahelp@gmail.com 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.

- 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.

Shedfield

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

- The Parish council’s website is here.

Soberton 

- A Community Support Group has been set up by the Parish Council. You can email them at soberton.community@gmail.com or call or text them on either 077669 14465 or 07540 720089.

- You can also follow the group on Facebook here.

- They have numerous volunteers offering a variety of services to self-isolating residents.

- 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

You can contact the Parish council www.southwick-widley-pc.gov.uk

The Parish council have a well organised emergency contingency plan

Swanmore

- You can contact the Parish Council on 01489 890651 or email clerk@swanmorepc.org.uk.

- The Parish council’s website is here.   

- 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.

Tichborne

- The Parish Council website is here

Upham

- The Parish Council can be reached on 01489 860 236 or at uphamparishcouncil@gmail.com.

- The Parish Council’s website is here.

Waterlooville, Cowplain and Hartplain

- Havant Borough Council are organising support for vulnerable Waterlooville residents. You can contact them by calling 023 9244 6019 or email customer.services@havant.gov.uk.

- More information is on their website here.

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

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.

- The West Meon pub is offering a takeaway service. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 01730 829534.

- The Thomas Lord is offering a takeaway service and ‘cook-at-home’ meal packs. You can follow them on Facebook here or call them on 01730 829244.

Whiteley

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

Wickham

- Wickham Parish Council’s website is here. You can call them on 01329 835019.

- A community Facebook group can be found here.

- Meon Valley Butchers is delivering throughout the area. You can order via email info@meonvalleybutchers.co.uk or visit their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/MeonValleyButchers/

- 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: https://www.winchester.gov.uk/

 

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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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