Banwell Parish Council & Love Banwell Emergency Plan
We are looking for Volunteers to support the Parish over the coming months.
The Parish is currently split into 24 areas each of which have a Co-ordinator who is accepting phone calls from those in need and co-ordinating a response with volunteers from each area and other organisations.
We are asking for more Volunteers who are prepared to go out and about to collect & distribute shopping / medicine or make phone calls.
If you are able to do any of the above please contact the Parish Council Clerk (Liz Shayler) by email email@example.com, facebook message www.facebook.com/banwellparishcouncil or phone (01934) 822441
Latest North Somerset News
In line with the latest government advice, if you need to contact North Somerset, please do this online or on the phone – please do not visit council offices if possible. If there is any disruption to services they will keep you updated. Updates will be posted about their services and venues on their emergency closure pages: www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/community-safety-crime/emergency/coronavirus/latest-north-somerset-news/
Age UK Somerset – for local information and support
Local independent charity, Age UK Somerset, has a new telephone support service and dedicated website available for older residents, to help them through this difficult time.
Their support line number is 01823 345610. If you are at all lonely or isolated and feel a chat would help, you can call, leave a message with your name and number and someone in the team will call you back. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to be put through to the information and advice team, then call the same number and choose option 1. The charity offers free and confidential information and advice for older people, their families and carers. You can also email email@example.com
The new website https://ageuksomersetcoronavirus.org.uk/ has been put together to focus on bringing the latest information and guidance on the Coronavirus, but also brings together useful links and resources for those in self-isolation. It includes information on where to get help in your area, including details of what the charity itself offers, how to stay mentally and physically fit and suggestions of activities to keep people feeling more positive. If anyone needs printed copies of anything on the website, please contact them and they will arrange for this to be sent out to you by post.
Farming Community Networks Contact Details
This number can be used to assist farmers who are unable to care for their livestock and have a list of volunteers available to offer advice and assist on farm.
General Line 03000 111999 Somerset Helpline 01934 712128
Trading Standards can offer advice and are able to put farmers in contact with neighbouring farms to assist. 01275 885211 / 07795092669
Citizens Advice North Somerset
As a consequence of the Coronavirus, they have decided to close all face-to-face advice services with immediate effect. Instead they will be delivering a telephone, email, webchat (Help to Claim) and skype advice service which will start from Thursday 18th March 2020. Click here for a poster with all their contact details.
There may be a slight disruption as we transition into a remote service but please be assured we are doing all we can to ensure we to deliver a comprehensive advice service for the residents of North Somerset, albeit remotely.
Churchill & Langford Minibus Society
Have suspended all operations of the minibus until further notice until they understand what is happening regarding the coronavirus. Given they are there to serve the more vulnerable people in our society they are looking to set up a structure where people who are self isolating are able to get groceries and medication delivered to them.
They are therefore exploring on one side who might be willing to do the deliveries and on the other side who might need help. If you are willing to help or need help then please contact (01934) 852589.