We are coordinating activities and help in the community and it is hoped that residents will be taking what action they need to protect themselves and especially anyone they know who could be vulnerable to the infection or isolated.
Getting Timsbury news & updates – A regular NEW short eNEWSLETTER is sent to you in an email occasionally if you register on right of this page. The next printed ‘Timsbury Letter’ newsletter will be in early July – details here. See also Timsbury Rocks facebook page.
Local Timsbury – UPDATE 1st June
St Mary’s surgery is offering phone appointments before seeing patients in person 01761 470880.
The medications delivery service is boosted with ID checked, trained extra colleagues. Anyone who is NOT self isolating can pick up prescriptions for friends and family as long as they do not show symptoms of Covid-19 as they will not be allowed in. Phone the Pharmacy for requesting a delivery 01761 470476 or email email@example.com
Home delivery services of groceries and more by local businesses.
Take Aways: Our Plaice Fridays & Saturdays evenings order & pay by 3.30 pm 01761 470 516
Also Connies takeaway service Wednesday to Saturday, 9.30am to 2pm.
Post Offices near us and opening times can be seen here. A new service in the village is being planned for later.
Allotments can be worked as they are exercise following national guidance here.
Tennis Court is OPEN for use from Friday 15th May. Details for booking and requirements for safe play are now on the Hall website https://conygre-hall-timsbury.co.uk/news/. The Play Area in the recreation field is closed to avoid infection through the equipment and to avoid close contact and infection.
Newspaper delivery – McColls in Radstock have taken this over and sending to a paperboy in Timsbury who will deliver to your house. Then you pay McColls on account. Phone McColl’s on 01761 434299. Or you can set up an account through this site.
Dog Owners & Walkers – There is no evidence that dogs (and cats) can get ill with the virus. But pet fur can carry the virus between people who stroke them e.g. when on a walk, so keep dogs on a lead away from other walkers. And wash your hands after a walk due to touching gates etc. See RSPCA guidance here.
Reminder List for personal Admin if you get sick: Here is a handy list for contacts etc. to be prepared in case you are get ill quickly.
St Marys school is closed and is providing childcare and lunch support for children of Government designated key-worker parents.
The Hub Library is closed until further notice, but if you are a member you can still download FREE books and magazines onto reader devices such as a kindle – see B&NES Libraries West service – you will need your library PIN.
Timsbury Parish Council will continue to operate remotely as best it can making decisions that support the village in any way it can within its resources and powers. The Parish Council has decided to continue to support its staff and some of its contractors in principle and to ensure their long-term viability.
Generally, it is hoped that residents will help others with practical matters and support, as long as they carry out the protection measures and self-isolation as required. This is a great village – we can do it!
Conygre Hall Closed by The Conygre Trust until at least until the end of May when the position will be reviewed. Organisations were informed and all fees will be returned with no cancellation charges.
The Hall will be made available for meetings or events necessary to assist with efforts to alleviate the effects of the virus outbreak. Anyone with queries relating to the Hall is asked to contact:
Peter Buchanan (chairman) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01761 471818
David Collett (secretary) at email@example.com or 0761 479661
Mat Bramley (treasurer) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01761 479591
Many activities and businesses in the village will depend on the availability of staff and volunteers to remain open.
What else is happening that needs to be included here? please tell us.
Help from B&NES Services if you are isolating: See what is offered and phone 0300 247 0050 for the Compassionate Community hub – details what is offered is here.
Businesses which need to access urgent financial help from the Government due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) can do so by using B&NES Council online form to register for a business grant can be found at https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/register-business-grant-due-covid-19.
Government Advice Summary
If anyone has coronavirus symptoms of either or both:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – you’ve started coughing repeatedly
stay at home for 14 days if anyone in your housheld, or 7 days if you live alone,
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them that you are staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online
Only patients in hospital will now be tested for the virus
How coronavirus is spread
- Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how it spreads.
- Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
- It’s very unlikely it spreads through things like packages of food.
You are most infectious in the early phase of the symptoms.