Buckden Covid-19 Coronavirus Community Mutual Aid - Updates

This is a rolling page consolidating the regular news sheets being issued to residents of Buckden Parish. To be added to the circulation

list, please email help@buckden.org - Scroll down for previous updates:

 

Friday 3rd  April                         

 

·       Shopping, Prescriptions etc. – A number of people have offered to help with shopping – either by collecting shopping and prescriptions for others, or by adding to pre-booked on-line orders. If you need help with shopping, post in one of Buckden Community WhatsApp groups, email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·     Buckden Village Quiz – The Buckden Village Quiz will take place this Sunday (5th April) – but not quite as usual. It will be held online as a Zoom meeting, and you can join by clicking on this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/104201692

·     The quiz will start at 7.30 p.m. but you should  try and join shortly after 7.15 to ensure you are good to go at 7.30

·     Anyone who has not used Zoom before and who would like to have a go can get instructions by emailing Liz at liz_dawson@sky.com  

 

·     Community Support Network – Support for communities through the coming weeks and months The way in which community support is being organised and provided locally is becoming clearer, after a fairly muddled couple of weeks. Across Craven lots of communities are getting together – as we have – putting in place communication networks to offer and ask for help from friends and neighbours.

·     Meanwhile, NYCC and CDC have been working together to put in place an organisation and resources to provide additional support in the event that communities are not able to help themselves. The could either because they are unable to organise to help their own communities, or because of any potential future scenario where the impact of the infection itself, or the interruption of supplies and services, or financial hardship,  became sufficiently serious in a community, that it no longer had the necessary resources to help itself.

·     It is clear that the preferred approach is that communities as far as possible support themselves, as they are best placed to hear about and understand local needs and respond to them quickly, and at the present stage in the pandemic this is what is happening. However, the councils are, quite rightly, planning for the worst and putting in place mechanisms to provide additional support. Hopefully they won’t be needed, but it is good to know they will be there.

·     So, NYCC and Craven have nominated a network of four “Community Support Organisations” (CSOs) covering Craven; these are: Age UK North Craven, Grassington Hub, SELFA, and Glusburn Institute.

·     Group such as ourselves in the Buckden Parish community are designated as “Community Mutual Aid” groups. In village communities these are typically informal networks of people who already know each other. In the towns they are different and are operating in different ways. However, and importantly, all the Community Mutual Aid Groups can go to one of the CSOs if they need additional resources or support which they are unable to provide themselves. In our case we are aligned to Grassington Hub and we are in communication with them, as well as the team at CDC.

·     The CDC team have produced a fact sheet about how to help safely, which is available here www.buckden.org/How to Help Safely.pdf

·     The mechanism for support for those experiencing financial hardship as a consequence of the pandemic is still being developed. However it will rely on an application form being submitted identifying what is required, and CDC will purchase and supply items / services on behalf of the applicants.

·     As further details of this become clear, we will include in these updates

 

 

·         The George Inn at Home - Ready meals for the Friday and Saturday are:

 

Fresh

Luxury Fish Pie with mash top (salmon, haddock, prawn)
Lasagne
Veg Lasagne
Cottage Pie
Chilli Con Carne
 (these can all be bought to freeze it you wish)

Frozen (limited numbers)

Veggie Stew and dumplings
Veggie Thai Green Curry
Turkey Thai Green Curry
Liver and onions and mash
Sausage mash and peas
Pork Strogannof

 

 

·       As we do not deliver on Sunday, order for delivery Saturday if you would like to - all fresh ready meals will be fine for Sunday if kept refrigerated

·       Please call between 10.00 and 17.00 for delivery 18.00 to 18.45

 

·         Megan - is making progress after her operation and has moved back to Ward 5 at Airedale, which is where she was before her fall.

 

·         Community Support & Services –Links to support & services for & by the community of Upper Wharfedale & Littondale in these challenging times: https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/uwcommunity

 

·       WhatsApp

o  There are now two community WhatsApp Groups:

§  Buckden Community – includes the full info, help and social content

§  Buckden Community 2 – includes only the info and help content

o  You do NOT need to be in both – we copy the info and help related content between the groups.

If you are on WhatsApp and would like to join either group , please email your mobile number to help@buckden.org stating which group you would like to be added to.

 

·       Offers of Help – To offer help or support, please email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Need help or support – Please get in touch - email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

 

                                                                              Wednesday 1st April

 

·       Shopping – A number of people have offered to help with shopping – either by collecting shopping for others, or by adding to pre-booked on-line orders. If you need help with shopping email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Community Support & Services – Liz has set up a webpage with links to support & services for & by the community of Upper Wharfedale & Littondale in these challenging times. Many use Facebook pages, not websites, so you will need a FB account to access some of the links. Go to: https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/uwcommunity

 

·         Craven District Council now seem to be getting organised. They have been in touch telling us about various things they are setting up, including some funding to be made available (details to follow about exactly what this is all about) and back-up resources where communities are not able to cope with the needs of their local communities – the strategy seems to be that where communities can help their own people this is likely to be the quickest and most effective approach, but there is a recognition that this will not always be feasible. They also mention the volunteer badge scheme (previously mentioned here, but this is apparently still in the planning stage).

They have set up a web page  with access to relevant information which can be found here: https://www.cravendc.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information/

Finally, they advise us to be careful of the growing number of Coronavirus scams out there – they have developed a flyer which is included at the bottom of this email

 

·         The George Inn at Home - Ready meals for the remainder of this week are:

 

Fresh

Meat Lasagne

Veggie Lasagne

Chilli Con Carne

Cottage Pie

Best Stew and dumpling

Veggie Stew and dumplings

(these can all be bought to freeze it you wish)

Frozen (limited numbers)

Pork Stogannoff

Turkey Thai Green Curry

Veggie Thai Curry

Liver onions and mash

Sausage mash and peas

Please call between 10.00 and 17.00 for delivery 18.00 to 18.45

 

·       Legal Info – Rachelle has advised that for any businesses in Buckden or surrounds which might need to access legal information about the Coronavirus situation.  There is some useful stuff on Irwin Mitchell’s website www.IrwinMitchell.com

 

·         Morrisons – Martin called into Morrisons yesterday and reports that the queue is well organised, only took him 10 mins to get in, the shelves are well stocked, and there is virtually no rationing.

 

·         The April Link – The Link will not be distributed in hard copy. A PDF version can be found here https://www.upperwharfedalechurches.org/news-and-views.html

 

·       WhatsApp Group

o  There are now two community WhatsApp Groups:

§  Buckden Community – includes the full info, help and social content

§  Buckden Community 2 – includes only the info and help content

o  You do NOT need to be in both – we copy the info and help related content between the groups.

If you are on WhatsApp and would like to join either group , please email your mobile number to help@buckden.org  stating which group you want to be in

 

·       Offers of Help – To offer help or support, please email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Need help or support – Please get in touch - email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

 

                                                                           Monday  30th March

 

·       Shopping – A number of people have offered to help with shopping – either by collecting shopping for others, or by adding to pre-booked on-line orders. If you need help with shopping email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       The George Inn…at home A message from Jackie & Ed: We really wanted to thank you for the uptake on The George Inn ..... at Home, ready meals. However it would appear that as a consequence of new government directives published on Friday, we are facing a dilemma insomuch as it would appear that our home delivery service is not allowed to generate any revenue! We would really like to continue to support our community with this service as we feel it affords us all the opportunity to stay safer and more healthy than without it. We have therefore taken the decision to try and keep this community service going, with no charge, as long as we are able whilst the current 'lockdown' is in force. We would also like to reuse the plastic containers that we supply the meals in - so if you could return the old containers when you receive your next delivery that would be great.

·         Today's dishes:

o   Vegetable Thai Green Curry

o   Succulent Turkey Thai green curry

o   Pork Stroganoff served with Basmati rice

o   Beef stew and Dumplings

o   Veg stew and Dumplings

o    Next update Tuesday.

·       We wish you all a safe passage through these difficult times – Cheers - Jackie and Ed

 

·         Culture at Home Craven District Council have put together a resource page of creative and inspiring things to do if you’re isolating, distancing or working from home. Find ideas for Creative Challenges, Virtual Museums & Gallery Tours, Theatre, Dance, Creative Writing, Drawing, Reading Groups, Podcasts, Singing, Crafting, Websites, Blogs, Kids and more... Click here to access

 

·       Local supplies – Susi Swires from Kettlewell has put together a summary of what is available in Kettlewell which includes the days on which Simon at the shop places orders on his suppliers. Click here to read

 

·       &then Deli – Nicky has asked us to say that she is planning to get orders together for Tuesday and Friday afternoons, so she needs orders by 11am Monday and Thursday, for the veg boxes, bread, milk, eggs, (beer and wine!). She is on 07976810356.

 

·       Rudden’s rations – As predicted last week John (Grassington House) Rudden’s pop-up greengrocers stall in Grassington Market place has now expanded its range to include meat and fish to order. Click here for details of what is available and prices.

 

·       WhatsApp Group

o  There are now two community WhatsApp Groups:

§  Buckden Community – includes the full info, help and social content

§  Buckden Community 2 – includes only the info and help content

o  You do NOT need to be in both – we copy the info and help related content between the groups.

If you are on WhatsApp and would like to join either group , please email your mobile number to help@buckden.org  stating which group you want to be in

 

·       Offers of Help – To offer help or support, please email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Need help or support – Please get in touch - email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

                                                                       Saturday  28th March

 

·       Shopping – A number of people have offered to help with shopping – either by collecting shopping for others, or by adding to pre-booked on-line orders. If you need help with shopping email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Clap for our Carers – Buckden Clap for Carer’s may not have had quite the scale of some of those featured on television, but what we lacked in volume was more than made up for by the enthusiasm and appreciation of the participants for the work that is being done on our behalf by the amazing NHS staff.

 

·       Prescriptions – The Boots pharmacy in Grassington is now shutting for lunch from 13.00 – 13.30 so best to avoid going at that time. I didn’t!
 

·       If you need a prescription collecting and you are self-isolating, please ask either WhatsApp group if anyone is going, or email help@buckden.org

 

·       Megan – Megan has had her operation and is ok. Carl says she has now been moved to Ward 7 at Airedale

 

·       Shopping – A round up on shopping stuff:

o  The vegetable boxes from Nicky at the &then deli are excellent – go to  www.buckden.org/vegboxes.pdf for details. She is also doing bread, eggs and deli stuff as well. Nicky is taking orders on 07976810356

o  Simon at Kettlewell shop will take orders over the phone and says he can get most things (even toilet rolls in limited quantities) to order from his cash and carry. He will deliver to vulnerable and self-isolating households. You can get him on 01756 760221

o  Zarina’s off-licence is still operating. She has a small selection of moderately priced wines but also quite an extensive catalogue and she will buy in to customer order. Contact her on 01756 761188

o  The Spar at Threshfield yesterday was down on stock but still has a good range of basics. The deli was closed. The butchers had a much-reduced choice – very little chicken, meat tended to be the more expensive cuts.

o  John Rudden at Grassington House has opened a pop-up vegetable stall outside the hotel. He is hoping to diversify into providing meat boxes to customer order from his wholesalers next week – watch this space

 

·       WhatsApp Group – Restructuring

o  As the WhatsApp Group has grown it has become clear that people wanted two different things from it. Some want a group covering info, requests for and offers of help, as well as social interaction, whereas others want just the info and help elements.

§  The original group – Buckden Community – will continue with the full info, help and social content

§  A second group – Buckden Community 2 – has been set up to cover just the info and help content

§  There are now 37 members in the original group and 13 members in the new group

o  You do NOT need to be in both – we will copy the info and help related content between the groups.

If you are on WhatsApp and would like to join either group , please email your mobile number to help@buckden.org  stating which group you want to be in

 

·       Offers of Help – To offer help or support, please email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Need help or support – Please get in touch - email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

                                                                       Thursday  26th March

 

·       Shopping – A number of people have offered to help with shopping – either by collecting shopping for others, or by adding to pre-booked on-line orders. If you need help with shopping email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Clap for our Carers – Join tonight’s demonstration of support for all NHS workers at 8.00 p.m. Click here for details

 

·       Prescriptions – If you need a prescription collecting and you are self-isolating, please ask the WhatsApp group if anyone is going, or email help@buckden.org ; I will be going to the pharmacy tomorrow, so if you want me to collect prescriptions for you, let me know at peter@vetch.co.uk

 

·       Toilet Rolls – Linda has laid her hands on a supply of toilet rolls from a commercial supplier. They are £1.40 for a 4 pack, if you are running out. They will be in Keith and Linda’s porch with an honesty box from Thursday.

 

·       MoT Certificates - MoTs for private cars are being given a six-month extension. Click here for details

 

·         Kettlewell Garage – revised opening times – The garage is still open for fuel 7 days a week. The new temporary hours are :

o   Monday - Friday inclusive:    8:30am - 12:30pm

o   Saturday & Sunday no change:   9am - 12pm

 

·         Police Checks - Several reports today of police stopping vehicles near Long Ashes to check for compliance with #stayhome instructions. Visitors being turned back

 

·         Church – With the Church now shut and no services at present, James has put some prayer resources on the Church Website – click here for the latest instalment of “prayerful company’  and other things

 

·         The George Delivery Service - In case you missed it yesterday, the George have started a delivery service. Call 01756 760223 for details

 

·       WhatsApp Group – Hints and Tips The Buckden Community WhatsApp Group now has 46 members, a number of whom are new to WhatsApp, I thought a couple of tips might come in handy

o   When replying to a message, if you swipe right on the message you are replying to, it then links your reply to the message you are replying to.

o   The group is private – only members of the group can see the posts. However, anything you post can be seen by all the members of the group, so if you have a private message for one member, then it is better to WhatsApp them personally, rather than the group

o   If you add people and their phone numbers to your contacts list on your phone, you will be able to see who is posting what - you can use the lists I have been posting for this

If you are on WhatsApp and would like to join, please email your mobile number to help@buckden.org 

 

·       Offers of Help – To offer hep or support, please email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Need help or support – Please get in touch - email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

                                                                       Tuesday 24th March

 

·       Shopping – A number of people have offered to help with shopping – either by collecting shopping for others, or by adding to pre-booked on-line orders. If you need help with shopping email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Prescriptions – If you need a prescription collecting and you are self-isolating, please ask the WhatsApp group if anyone is going, or email help@buckden.org

 

·       Community Support - Grassington Hub have been designated as NYCC’s Community Support Organisation (CSO) for Grassington and Upper Wharfedale. Their web site has a  Covid-19 Coronavirus page with details of local services and in particular local business supply food; these include a number of pubs, cafes etc. which are operating take-aways or pop-up type shops leveraging their supply chains to obtain food for sale to the public. Their website is here: https://grassington.uk.com/

 

·       Buses – In the light of yesterday evening's instructions from the government, the 72B Upper Wharfedale Venturer service will not be running today (Tuesday 24th), and will not run until further notice. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If this causes you real problems (in the context of the current crisis) then please email UWB at  info@upperwharfedale.com  who may may be able to point you in the direction of assistance

 

·       Dentists – In case anyone is not yet aware - Grassington Dentists are CANCELLING all non-essential appointments (including hygienist).

·       Emergency appointments only. No details yet on what constitutes an emergency, so ring if you before going – and don’t go if you are ill

 

·     Volunteer ID Badges - NYCC are producing ID badges for the Community Support Organisation networks of volunteers so they can do priority shopping, collect meds, or for possible police checks (stop and search style) asking why they are out.  We have been allocated 5 badges. These will be for use by people making deliveries or picking up prescriptions/ shopping for those who can’t get out because of shielding or self-isolation

·         There are no details of timescales for this, and we will have to work out how we can make best use of them. They are allocated to us as a group – not to individuals

 

·         Buckden Gala - In the light of the developing Covid-19 Coronavirus situation, Buckden Institute Committee has decided that Buckden Gala 2020 will not take place on Saturday 20th June as planned

 

·         Robin & Stella – are apparently now on their way home. No more details. They will be self-isolating on arrival

 

·       WhatsApp Group The Buckden Community WhatsApp Group has really taken off in the last few days, with 44 members currently from Buckden itself and up Langstrothdale. If you are on WhatsApp and would like to join, please email your mobile number to help@buckden.org

 

·       Offers of Help – A number of people have made offers of help following the issue of the Coronavirus leaflet – thank you. If you haven’t responded and can help in any way, and would like to be kept informed of people needing support, please email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Need help or support – Please get in touch - email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

                                                                       Monday 23rd March

 

·       Shopping – A number of people have offered to help with shopping – either by collecting shopping for others, or by adding to pre-booked on-line orders. If you need help with shopping email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Advice for businesses and employees – Debbie has pulled together links for essential Covid-19 advice for businesses and employees as follows:

o   Advice for businesses:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses#support-for-businesses-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

o   Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme:
https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils/

o   Covid-19 – Advice for Employees: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

 

·       White Lion – The White Lion is doing take-aways – see their Facebook page for details - https://www.facebook.com/whitelioninncray

 

·       WhatsApp Group The  Buckden Community WhatsApp Group has really taken off in the last 48 hours, with 38 members currently from Buckden itself and up Langstrothdale. If you are on WhatsApp and would like to join, please email your mobile number to help@buckden.org.

·       If you don’t know what WhatsApp is, it’s basically group text chat – and with the ability to share pics, vids etc. The group is private and the messages are encrypted so it is secure. The idea is to keep people in Buckden touch during the Covid-19 outbreak - and perhaps beyond. People can post any info you think may be of help to the group - or provide amusement! You can also tell us if you are “quarantining”, “self-isolating”, “social distancing”, “strict social distancing”, “shielding” or whatever variant of “not going out” applies to you. When we are not meeting face to face it is good to be able to catch up online.

·       If you don’t use WhatsApp and you have a smart phone, you can download the WhatsApp app from the Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iPhone), install it and create an account by following the prompts. Once you have got it installed, email help@buckden.org with your mobile phone number and Sarah or I will add you to the group. If you get stuck – don’t give up. Call 01756 761155 and I’ll talk you through it.

 

·       Buses – Keighley Bus Company will introduce a new further reduced timetable for the 72 service from tomorrow (24th March). See their website at https://www.transdevbus.co.uk/keighley/ for details. The Venturer is running the normal timetable at the moment, but we expect to reduce the service later in the week. Watch this space

 

·         Dentists –Situation at the dentists was somewhat 'fluid' last week;  they’ve been classed as key workers, so are planning to stay open, but in what capacity going forward is a bit unknown for now. May change but for now it's basically same as GP surgery – don’t go unless you have an appointment, and definitely don't go if you have any symptoms. Hoping for an update tomorrow.

 

·       Fruit & Veg boxes – Mixed Fruit and Veg boxes are available through &Then deli in Kettlewell. From £12 - £25. Call Nicky on 07976810356

 

·         More news from Spain – More news of Stella and Robin’s experiences from their camp-site lock down in Spain.

o  Stella writes: “So, news from lock down in Spain. We have a running/ walking circuit of 0.7k; space outside the van (6x2m inside); 50 min supermarket queue at 2m apart but no shortages of anything. No vehicles, no dogs, no music, nada, silence except for birds. Cold and wet. Survived 1st week”.

o  Robin writes: “Stella has gone off to the shop so while I finish my tea I will tell you about last night. Late evening, and I did not think to check the time, we heard some music but also lots of emergency sirens with varying tones. What sort of an incident could demand so many emergency vehicles? We wondered if there was an illegal rave in protest against quarantine regulations and the authorities wanted to clamp down hard. In retrospect we think it may be music and singing in support of the health services (as in Italy) with the sirens of public services joining in. We'll see if there's a regular evening slot. Could be wrong”.

 

·       Offers of Help – A number of people have made offers of help following the issue of the Coronavirus leaflet – thank you. If you haven’t responded and can help in any way, and would like to be kept informed of people needing support, please email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

 

·       Need help or support – Please get in touch - email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

                                                             Saturday 21st March

·       Shopping – A number of people have made offers to help with shopping if you are ill,  or are self-isolating.  Please email help@buckden.org or call 07900 928113

·       Prescriptions – Barbara H is planning to pick up prescriptions on Monday 23rd so if you have a prescription to collect there may be an opportunity for coordination. Why not give her a ring

·       Church – All services locally have been cancelled. St Michael and All Angels at Hubberholme will be open for prayer at 11.00 a.m. on Sunday.

·       Local buses The Grassington – Skipton 72 service, operated by Keighley Bus Company, will be operating to changed timetable from Monday 23rd March. From Monday to Saturday they will run their Saturday timetable. The Sunday timetable will be unchanged.

·       The 72A (NYCC service) will run as normal this week. They have not decided what to do after that. The Venturer should run normally this week.

·       Dalesbus - DalesBus 874 will operate as normal to/from Buckden on Sunday 22nd March, but will then be suspended until further notice. They hope to resume with a summer timetable as soon as possible

·       Kettlewell School – The school closed on Friday. Children of key workers from all the Federation Schools (Kettlewell, Grassington, Burnsall & Cracoe) will be going to Grassington school for the duration of the closure.

·       They had a nice quote on their Facebook page yesterday “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf”

·         &Then Deli – Kettlewell – Nicky White, who has opened the new tasting deli in Kettlewell, tells us that she can get , white, granary or wholemeal loaves. Also milk, eggs, butter, orange juice and yoghurts as well as cheeses and crackers, chorizo, salami, hot/cold smoked salmon, jams, a few Yorkshire provender soups, soup/risotto packs and of course beers and wine! She may be able to deliver. Nicky’s number is 07976810356. 

 

·         Kettlewell Shop – Simon at the shop tells us that they are  doing everything they can to keep stocked up. We have supplies of pasta, rice, milk and eggs and we are having deliveries of bakery, chilled and frozen products regularly as far we can. At the moment we have a good stock. We are taking orders and delivering to those who have self-isolated or just don’t want to come out and will continue to support Upper Wharfedale and Littondale as things escalate. If you can order in advance we can get most things in. We are taking orders for fresh meat which will be shipped in from Weatherhead Butchers. Fresh fruit and vegetables are arriving on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please contact us if you need anything either by phone (01756) 760221 or email orders@kettlewellvillagestore.co.uk.

 

·         The Racehorses – have announced that they are now doing take-away meals – See their website or Facebook page

·         News from Spain – from our roving reporter - Robin (who is stuck in Spain) writes:Well, we're still in Spain locked down within a small site at Totana with five other vans. Only allowed out for food, medicines and fuel. The site is 300 metres long and we can run, walk, and cycle up and down. Only one person per household is allowed out to shop at any time. 40-minute walk to nearest shop but driving down is allowed. Government says sites should be closed from Monday but local indications are that we will be ok as we are pretty well self-contained. The only crossing now possible is from Calais which is 1200 miles away. Unfortunately weather is poor for the next week. We are not in a high-risk area locally but shall play it by ear. Just got baker delivery of bread and croissants to the site (5 days per week). So that's our exciting life - not quite the thrilling life of Buckden. Look after yourselves.”

 

·       WhatsApp Group We have set up a Buckden Community WhatsApp Group. If you are on WhatsApp and would like to join, please email your mobile number to help@buckden.org. If you aren’t why not try it. If you don’t know how to, I will put a short “how to” guide out tomorrow

·       Offers of Help – A number of people have made offers of help following the issue of the Coronavirus leaflet – thank you. If you haven’t responded and can help in any way, and would like to be kept informed of people needing support, please email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

·       Need help or support – Please get in touch - email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

Friday 20th March 2020

·       Offers of Help – A number of people have made offers of help following the issue of the Coronavirus leaflet yesterday – thank you. We will be in touch shortly. If you haven’t responded and can help in any way, and would like to be kept informed of people needing support, please email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

·       Need help or support – Please get in touch - email help@buckden.org or call 07900928113

·       Pharmacy Advice from Boots in Grassington – don’t put a prescription in too early, they suggest seven to ten days in advance of running out, to include a mobile number so they can text when it is ready and for people not to go to collect until they are told to do so.

·       The doctors advised that new users could not register for the online prescription service as you have to go in with ID and currently they don't want visitors to the surgery, however they did say they would take repeats over the phone

·       Buckden Institute is now closed until further notice. For details of cancellations go to www.buckden.org

·       The Venturer If you have any Coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating, please do not use the Venturer.

·       The Venturer is currently running a normal service, however this may need to change in the event of illness, or changes in government guidance. If the service needs to change at short notice, www.upperwharfedale.com  will be updated as will the  @UWVenturer Facebook page.  Follow the Venturer on Twitter at @UWVenturer . To get notice of changes to published timetable by SMS, please text “UWB Update” to 07802 350699

·       The George is staying open – details are on the village website homepage www.buckden.org

·       Kettlewell Shop – Simon at Kettlewell Shop has said he will deliver orders to Buckden for people who are self-isolating or vulnerable. Call Simon on 01756 760221

·       The Kings Head and the Bluebell are both offering take-aways – contact details on their web-sites

·       United Fuels advise that with more people working from home they expect demand to be high and delivery times extended so suggest that if you are short of fuel you should order soon.