Post Office Returns to Twice Weekly Service – Volunteers Needed

Post OfficeWith the restrictions on Covid-19 eased from 4th July, the Post Office Outreach services at The Comrades Hall will now operate on Tuesday mornings, from 10am as well as Friday mornings from next week.
There is hand sanitiser in the lobby when entering the Hall & due to the Track & Trace requirement there is a book for you to write in your name, post code & contact number.
Although no teas and coffees are being served, a volunteer for each session is required to ensure Social Distancing guidelines are in place and maintained.
This job has been done over the last few months by Jacqui Sewell with the help of village resident, Martin Burt and his wife Becky, who is now returning to work.  We thank them for the time they committed and now call out for others to please fill their shoes!
If you are available for 2 hours on a Tuesday or Friday morning, please contact Jacqui Sewell on: 01308 867145 or email: jacquisewell@me.com

#Broadwindsor #StaySafe #Covid-19 #SocialDistancing #PostOffice #Volunteers

Churches Open With Services This Weekend

Rev David Having been forced to close in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown back in March, The Government’s Guidance now says gatherings of more than 30 people will be allowed for acts of communal worship in churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and meeting rooms in England. However, no more than 30 people will be allowed to attend weddings, funerals and other “life cycle events” such as bar mitzvahs or baptisms.
In his Rector’s update, Rev David stated: “I am very much using this Sunday as a test to look at how we can maintain the safety of those returning to worship, which is a central feature of the guidelines by maintaining a strict two metre spacing between seating. As you can imagine, in some of our smaller churches this reduces the capacity significantly and may make worship non-viable for the time being. I have asked four churches to work with Jo and me – a mix of large, medium, and smaller buildings – to see how this works out. There will be services this Sunday as follows:

Beaminster 
08:00 BCP Eucharist
09:30 CW Eucharist
11:00 – 12:00 Open for private prayer

Broadwindsor
11:00 BCP Eucharist

Stoke Abbott
09:30 BCP Eucharist

Mosterton
11:00 Morning Worship

There will be limited numbers of seats available,  especially in the smaller churches, but I would think there will be seats available at 8:00am in Beaminster.

I will be continuing to work with church wardens and key people over the next few days to assess which churches may be able to hold services next week and beyond. This will also be based on what staffing I have available to me, which in reality for July and August, will be three or four at very best.
I am now receiving requests for booked weddings to begin taking place and I again will be working closely with you all to see how this can be facilitated. I have also been asked to hold a funeral service in Beaminster in two weeks’ time and I am grateful to Simon Wakely for his full cooperation at this early stage in looking at how he and his team can support the required stewarding and clean down guidelines that will have to be followed.
I know that this is a testing and nervy time for us all but again, I thank you all for your help and support in what are challenges for us all.

David

Please click HERE where it explains the various safety rules which are in place for those visiting the churches.

#Broadwindsor #Beaminster #Mosterton #StokeAbbott #Dorset #Community #Church #Prayer #Worship

 

Check-in to All Palmers’ Pubs

Palmers AlesSupporting the NHS Test and Trace team respond to any local Coronavirus outbreaks, Government guidelines require drinkers to leave their contact details.  Palmers have updated their website so customers – including The White Lion in Broadwindsor – can either enter their details online or ‘check in’ by scanning a QR code at the door.
The form asks for:

  • Your first and last name.
  • Your email address.
  • Your ‘phone number.
  • Which pub you are going to.

Details will only be stored for 21 days and will be accessed if they are requested by the ‘NHS ‘Test and Trace‘ team.

It takes less than a minute to fill out and personal details will not be used for marketing purposes.
Complete their Test and Trace HERE.

QR Barcode A QR code is similar to a barcode, as shown in the photo.  you can get a Q Reader app in the App Store for iPhones or at GooglePlay for Android devices.

#Broadwindsor #StaySafe #SocialDistancing #NHS #PalmersBrewery #TheWhiteLion

White Lion Reopens Sat 4th – Please Read The Rules

White Lion Reopening 4 JulyVikki posted up on Facebook today:
Please read all of this post carefully, it contains important information…..
We will be open on Saturday 4th from 3pm – 10pm, Sunday 5th from 12pm – 5pm. New temporary hours to commence from Monday 6th (please see accompanying picture)…
BUT there are rules we all have to follow, these rules are based on government guidelines, social distancing and the limited space we have available, to keep you and us safe.
These rules are not up for discussion, debate or argument, without them we will be unable to open.
Social distancing of AT LEAST 1 meter must be observed at all times, you MUST BOOK your table and time slot (see picture).
Maximum of 4 people per table, maximum of 2 different households per table (1 household means who you permanently live with).
You must stay at your allotted table (not stand around nattering!).
One person to approach the designated area at the bar to order at a time, please wait in your seat until area is available.
Please use hand sanitisers provided and have consideration for us and other customers.
If I have come across as harsh, then I apologise, but we must all do our bit to control this virus, it hasn’t gone away, it is still very serious shit! Oops! xxx

#StaySafe #SocialDistancing #Broadwindsor #Community #Covid-19 #SupportYourLocal #TheWhiteLion #Cheers

 

Assistance for Dairy Farmers

Photo by Emma HouseThe Dairy Response Fund 2020 is to provide support to eligible dairy farmers in England who produce cows’ milk. They can apply for a one-off payment. It opened on 19th June for those eligible to apply for up to £10,000 of financial support following the coronavirus outbreak.
To be eligible for support from the fund, farmers in England need to demonstrate that they have suffered a reduction in the average price paid for their milk of 25% or more in April 2020 when compared with February 2020.
Qualifying farmers are entitled to up to £10,000 each to cover 70% of their losses across April and May incurred as a result of a drop in price, following a reduced demand for milk with the closure of restaurants, bars, and cafes in recent months.
This financial support is to help farmers maintain production capacity and sustain their business without impacts on animal welfare.
Farmers will be able to apply for a single payment from the fund, which will be paid out from 6th July. Applications can be submitted directly to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

The deadline for applications  is 14th August.

For more Government Guidance and Regulation re: Dairy and Milk Production – Click HERE.

#Broadwindsor #StaySafe #SocialDistancing #Dairy #Farming #Covid-19  #Moo

* Stay at Home! *

To be clear, you should only leave your home under the following circumstances:

– Shopping for necessities (ideally one person and not as a family)
– One form of exercise per day on your own or as part of a household
– Medical reasons
– Travel to and from work if you must.
All gatherings of more than 2 people (unless you are part of the same household) are now banned.
The police will have the power to enforce this.
All events except funerals are now banned (e.g. Baptisms and weddings).
Please keep everyone safe and adhere to these guidelines.
Outside of your household you should avoid contact with anyone (unless your career requires it).
Do not ignore these rules to see a friend or another member of the family.
We are already on the same path as Italy, if not further along, the sooner we deal with this, the more lives can be saved.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus