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News Update from The Village Hall
Burton Lazars Village Hall
 
In line with the latest Government directive Burton Lazars Village Hall will close for all activities from Saturday 22nd March 2020 until further notice.

For regular User Group members, any enquiries should be firstly directed to your Group leader, and only then to the Village Hall Bookings Secretary,
whose number can be found on the list on the external notice board. 
 
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused, but in the circumstances we have no other option.  We all hope that this emergency will be over
as quickly as possible, and we look forward to seeing
you all again in the near future.

Keep safe,  
Ian Pengelly

St James Coronavirus Support Group

You or a neighbour may like to know that we have now created a list of willing volunteers who are ready to take a call from anyone in or around the village who may need a little help or support at this time. The idea is that if you or a neighbour needs someone to help them by picking up some food items or perhaps medicine we are there.  The following people are happy to take your call. They are not in any particular order so feel free to try any number/s:

Julia Joseph-Hind      07949 519808                          Janet King                    01664 372372
Jenny Pengelly           01664 668095                          Maggie Saunders        01664 500057
Lynne Osborne           01664 564516                          Cathy Lightfoot           01664 410981
Yvonne Rowe              01664 482701                          Sue Karran                   07918  640349

In order to protect them and you, the person delivering your item(s) will knock or ring your doorbell and put the package down on your doorstep and wait to make sure that you pick it up

Regarding payment for goods purchased, the receipt will be in the bag/package, but your shopper' will phone you before delivery to tell you the cost so you will be able to prepare the cash or a cheque for the right amount and place it in an envelope ready.. 
In addition to the above list of volunteers you can call we have another growing list of ‘shoppers’ not in the self-isolating group willing to shop and deliver your goods as best they can!

Other Sources of Help

Residents of Burton Lazars know that it is a good place to live with a welcoming, caring community and very active Village Hall and Church.   No surprise then that even when our social activity has been curbed the community spirit still comes through.  Many people have expressed their willingness to help and support others when and wherever they can-through the St James Group initiative or in many other ways.   
You may already have received flier through your door from Rachel, Kara, Darcy and Jude offering their help and giving information about local businesses offering food boxes and takeaway meals.  They are happy for you to contact them if you would like more details or help on 01664372248 or 07808099907. 

St James Support Group have also contacted  local businesses.

We understand now that March House Farm Tele: 01664563919 are currently introducing NO CONTACT SHOPPING and say they will have a fully stocked online shop that allows you to you to pick, click, pay in full and either collect or choose delivery (if you meet the criteria)  They do ask to only choose local delivery if you are isolated, vulnerable or unable to collect. The collection points will be clearly marked in the car park. They will still have our phone line for orders for anyone that doesn’t have access to the internet.
 
Gates Garden Centre Tel: 01664454309 are also changing to online shopping and when ready it will mean that when you phone them they will walk you round the shop virtually so you can select your goods and then arrange to collect them or have them delivered and finally

Paul’s Tofu Tel: 01664560572
also offer a delivery service which includes their own bread, vegetable boxes and much more. 
    
  You might want to give one of them a go!