Cumulative total of confirmed cases in B&NES as
of 1230am 05/05/2021: 8258 (previous day - 8253
New cases per 100,000 population for last week (7 days ending 02 May): 10 (previous day - 12)
For those who need to self-isolate, we would like to offer
practical help such as getting supplies for you. To use
this service please telephone Doug on 470609 and he will
endeavour to allocate a helper to you. In the
unlikely event he is unavailable please contact another
councillor or the clerk on the numbers below.
In order to run this service, we need those who are not
self-isolating to come forward with the services they are able
to provide. This might be shopping, or, if you already have
groceries delivered, adding someone else’s orders to
yours. Any offers of help can be emailed to Doug on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chairman, Priston Parish Council
(Update 24 March) - Report from Priston Parish Council (Doug Pattison)
To make sure that no-one "falls through the cracks" the Parish
Council has formed a small "Coronavirus Action Team - Priston", or
CAT-P, to direct help where it is needed. We have called for
volunteers who would be willing to help others in the village, and
received over 20 offers to help with shopping, delivering, dog
walking, and "almost anything". We also have lists of those we
believe may be in need of help. Where appropriate, volunteers have
been asked to keep in touch with our vulnerable people.
Think of all those willing helpers! If you are classed as vulnerable
for any reason, DO ask for help for shopping, whatever - just give
me a call.
Our Farm shop will be open 7 days, Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 9am to 4pm and will operate in a socially distanced, one way system through the shop.
Our Café will be offering a takeaway service for food and drinks daily. Monday to Thursday 10am to 3pm, Friday to Sunday 9am to 4pm. From 12 April it is also available for outside seating - no bookings required.
Orders for the café can be placed by downloading the Newton Farm Café app, and selecting a time slot for collection. Alternatively you can place your order on arrival and shop while you wait for your food to be prepared.
Our online shop is now fully operational on our website, and has a minimum order for collection of £25, and a minimum order of £40 for delivery, with a £5 home delivery charge. Christmas items are also now available on the website and Christmas order forms are available in the shop to pick up.
We have had to evaluate the costs involved in our home delivery service and in order to be able to provide the service unfortunately there does need to be a charge.
Perhaps Priston villagers picking up collections could do so for other Priston residents?
I hope this helps and that we are able to support people living in the Priston area during this Lockdown.
Celia Gay – Newton Farm shop
Tunley Farm Butchers
Tunley Farm Butchers provide a range of milk, meat and deli
foods. They deliver free to Priston (minimum order £30). They
aim to deliver within 3 working days. For details visit http://www.tunleyfarmbutchers.co.uk/
Mitchard the Butchers
G Mitchard & Sons of Radstock are already delivering meat to a few people in Priston. They are now offering to extend this service if more villagers are interested. It would work like this:
they deliver fortnightly, on a Saturday afternoon;
you order what meat you want from them on the Thursday by phone (01761 412109); or, if you are on Facebook you can visit their page (G Mitchard & Sons) and message through your order. They take most orders this way as it provides an instant record and makes it easier to reply;
Mitchards ring you when they have assembled your order. You can pay by card over the phone at that point, online by BACS, or by card on collection at the Village Hall (see below). They prefer not to take cash as the van won’t be carrying any change
on the Saturday afternoon Mitchards will park outside Priston Village Hall from 3.30PM TO 3.50PM so you can collect your order;
if you fail to collect the meat and haven’t arranged for a friend to do so for you, your order goes back to the shop. You’d then have to collect it from there (the shop is at 22 Lime Terrace, Radstock - on the A367 in Westfield).
Farmhouse Dairy Somerset have agreed to deliver to Priston.
There will be 2 deliveries per week – Mondays and Thursdays.
Have a look at their price list. They carry a lot of other items besides milk (their eggs are Class A free range Large).
Angie Fowle and Aylet Anderson have set up an Farmhouse Dairy Somerset group just to start the ball rolling and to facilitate any messages the dairy might want to get out to you all. But for normal orders and transactions you need to contact the dairy, not them.
Maggie Rideout and Howard Jones, having taken over from Steve Grant. They offer 15/30 eggs for £2/£4) and have a fresh supply every 2 weeks. Please place your order by phone, message or email.
Address: Church Farm House, Priston BA2 9EF (opposite the church)
Tel No: 01761 471308 or 07871 484268
Quantity (Price): Trays of 15 (£2) or 30 eggs (£4) only.
Payment: Cash – and preferably the correct amount please
If you have a problem collecting let us know and we will drop them off.
Additional food options
Click on the links below for additional food options:
For anyone in need of food & looking for an alternative to going
into the shops during the pandemic, you may wish to have a look at
the 3SG Sustainable Food Partnership which has a list of local
businesses offering food delivery: https://www.3sg.org.uk/pages/sustainable-food-partnership
Shop Somerset provides links to over 170 local businesses (food & more) to encourage users to shop local and help small independent businesses to weather the impact of Covid-19.
St Luke & St Andrew's Church
Church services restart from 28 March.
In light of the improving situation with regard to the Covid pandemic and the extensive uptake of vaccine inoculations, the Rector and Church Council have decided to open St Luke & St Andrew’s Church for regular Sunday worship once again, as from Palm Sunday (28th March) at the usual time of 9.30 am.
We will of course keep a close watch on the data and take into account national medical advice ongoing. Any updates will be shared on Priston Loop and Webpage and social media.
free video-conferencing means you can communicate as a family
or with a group of friends even though you are at a distance -
you could even try out a virtual pub or coffee morning!
Popular services include:
Google Hangouts - max 10 participants,
Google account required (this doesn't mean you need to use