NEWS AND INFORMATION IN MARWOOD AND BEYOND, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic - Tuesday 31st March 2020

We're here to help keep people connected in Marwood, Devon. We now have an excellent list of people willing to during these challenging times.   PLEASE CONTACT US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IF YOU NEED ANY HELP OR CAN OFFER HELP.  All the contact details of our Parish Councillors are listed on the MARWOOD PARISH COUNCIL PAGE on this website and can give support and information to anyone who needs it. If they can't help you, like the Marwood Matters Team, they will hopefully know somebody else who can. These are challenging times in may ways but we can all help to make the best of them and so many of us are supporting each other. Our community is made up of many elderly and vulnerable people but it also has very large proportion of people who are vital to us all getting through this pandemic. They are still working or volunteering for us. Please keep in touch with family, friends and neighbours but follow the rules so that we don't spread the virus.  THANKYOU, the MARWOOD MATTERS TEAM, Sue Button (PC Link) 01271 813804

Margaret Greenslade 01271 372065  Liz Neville 01271 322515 June Tamlyn 01271 850801  marwoodmatters@gmail.com

 

The government has launched a Coronavirus information service on WhatsApp. The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus, and will further reduce the burden on NHS services. To access it, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started. There is more updated information on GOV.UK.

 

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

 

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.


MARCH/APRIL /2020

 

FOR LATEST PARISH COUNCIL REPORT, CONTACTS  AND LATEST UPDATES THROUGH NORTH DEVON AND NATIONAL LINKS ON THE THE MARWOOD PARISH COUNCIL WEB PAGE

 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND FULLABROOK CIC 

The Fullabrook CIC have developed a package of support for voluntary and community groups, and pop-up groups supporting residents of the 13 parishes of their area of benefit during the Corona virus pandemic. If you or someone you know is delivering emergency support for people living in the parishes of Ashford, Berrynarbor, Bittadon, Braunton, East Down, Georgeham, Heanton Punchardon, Ilfracombe, Marwood, Mortehoe, Shirwell, West Down, and West Pilton during this time, please contact  admin@fullabrook-cic.org  

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MUDDIFORD UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

ANNUAL PLANT SALE SATURDAY 9TH MAY 2020

 

Muddiford URC will not be able to hold their Annual Plant Sale as normal but Gary and Penny still have plants for sale. If you would like to order from the list below the plants will be ready for Saturday 9th May. Gary is willing to deliver any orders. Please contact Penny and Gary on 01271 850365 or  g.balment52@btinternet.com with your order, name and address. Some orders have already been received, thank you.

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If you are thinking ordering goods to be delivered through the businesses listed  below please will you consider contacting Marwood Matters CONTACT US as we know that every one of them is working to capacity. They may not be able to  make small deliveries in the future but we may be able to arrange deliveries as a group order and/or through our Marwood Matters Support List - WATCH THIS SPACE AND CONTACT US ABOUT ANY IDEAS YOU MAY HAVE.

 

THE GOOD FOOD STORE  www.thegoodstores.co.uk  Ashford, EX31 4BW

email:info@thegoodstores.co.uk 

www.thegoodstores.co.uk

Monday 30th March -  Ashford Garden Centre is closed. The Good Food Stores is open, only one allowed in the shop at a time.  Plenty of fruit and veg. If you order online or by telephone they will make up boxes for Wednesdays and Fridays to be collected from outside. 

 

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FARMER  BOB'S DAIRY, GAYDON STREET, BARNSTAPLE ARE DELIVERING NOW AND OFFERING A DRIVE-THROUGH SERVICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITH A MUCH WIDER RANGE OF PRODUCTS AND WE MAY BE ABLE TO ARRANGE DELIVERY FOR A GROUP ORDER THROUGH OUR SUPPORT NETWORK.

PHONE 01271 830045 OR EMAIL bob@farmerbob.co.uk

www.farmerbob.co.uk

 

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LOCAL FARM BOX 

C/O Edd's Greengrocers Ltd, Mullacott Industrial Estate, Ilfracombe,EX34 8PL

www.localfarmbox.co.uk

enquiries@localfarmbox.co.uk or 01271 869191

 

 



We have received the Coronavirus guidance opposite from our neighbours at Loxhore which contains useful advice from the medical profession with useful links . Dr Hassell works at Brannam Medical Centre and many of us in Marwood are part of that surgery too.

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Marwood - a fond encounter with a rural Devon parish

Residents in Marwood may remember Anna- Louise who, while living in Guineaford, wrote a book 'Marwood - a fond encounter with a rural Devon parish'. Residents helped Anna with the research and provided old photographs and when it was published many of us bought the book so we could read about the history of our own houses. Anna has since moved on but has very kindly donated several new copies of the book for the Fabric Committee to sell in aid of Marwood Church funds. So if you didn't buy it first time round or you have moved into the parish of Marwood since 2011 this is your opportunity to buy a copy. They are £14.99 each and are available from Angela  on 01271 376744.

 

 

DOG FOULING HAS BEEN REPORTED AGAIN - please be responsible for your dogs.


      The North Devon Biosphere is running a new campaign called 'Pledge for Nature' which launches at the end of January 2020. It’s time to act! Pledge for Nature is a new campaign that aims to support and encourage communities in north Devon to help nature to flourish again. 

         Pledgers are invited to sign up to take action for nature at biosphere.org.uk/pledge-for-nature.

        Actions might include creating flower and insect-rich habitats, planting

new woodlands, and improving our spaces for wildlife. Getting involved with the campaign is a great way to get practical tips on what you can do and to find out about many local projects and initiatives you can get involved with.

        Pledge for Nature is being coordinated by the North Devon Biosphere, a cross sector partnership that is working to protect north Devon’s unique natural environment. It is supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, Devon County Council and a successful Crowdfunder. PLEDGE IF YOU CAN!


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