CORONAVIRUS AND THE BILLESDON COMMUNITY

BILLESDON GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME

For assistance, or to offer help, please phone the BGNS duty co-ordinator on 07548 621 777 or e-mail bgns2008vb@gmail.com

VILLAGE SHOP

The shop is now open again to walk-in customers with strict social distancing procedures in place. Food orders can however still be placed by phone (259 6267) or e-mail (shopbillesdon@gmail.com), giving your name, address, telephone number and food order. Payment can be by card over the phone, or bank transfer, or cash on collection. Home delivery of food orders may be available or orders picked up from the Shop. [MORE BELOW]

SURGERY

For current information, go to: http://www.billesdonsurgery.co.uk (see direct link to website at end of this posting)

or find the direct link on this website under: 'Village Information'/'Directory'/'Categories'/'Health Practitioners'

POST OFFICE

Opening times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am-1 pm; 2-4.45 pm Wednesday 9am-1pm Saturday 9am-12.45pm

QUEEN'S HEAD

Mark and Jill are offering both a takeaway and delivery service between 12 and 2 p.m. and 6 and 8 p,m. daily. The menu is on the Facebook site for the Queen's Head. Orders can be placed by phone (259 6380) and paid for by card over the phone or by cash on delivery.

MOBILE FOOD VANS

Fish and Chips - this is now operating again as normal (since 20/4.20) - Saturday lunchtimes and Wednesday tea times. Please have the correct money if possible and respect social distancing when queueing. You can call Mark (07781 657 981) or James (07342 371 620) if you want to check how much your order will be.

Fishmonger - Neil Taylor: Will be back in Market Place on Thursday mornings from Thursday 9th April

Pizzas - Woodfired Pizza Shack: Available for collection from Three Gates (preferable) and delivery within a 3 or 4 mile radius from there on Thursdays from 17:30 until 20:30. Call 07946 537 305 or text 07516 191 339 with your order.

There is also now a coffee van that visits on Fridays and an icecream van on Sundays. Please see the Billesdon Community Facebook site for further details.

St. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH

Services are not being held in the Church, except in relation to funerals and cremations, and then to include a minimum of people. Information and support is available from Rev. Rosie (259 9517) (rosiehomer1@gmail.com).

BAPTIST CHAPEL

All Chapel activities are now on-line and help in gaining access to them can be obtained through Pastor Brian Boley (07485 046000). On-line activities include Sunday Worship (10.30 a.m.), Sunny Days 10 am Tuesdays for pre schoolers and carers, a Home Group (Wednesday evenings), and personal contact through WhatsApp, Facebook, phone, text and e-mail.

COPLOW CENTRE

The Centre is now closed, but family use of the outside court is permitted (a maximum of 4 people from the same household at any one time).

SCARLETT GRACE HAIRDRESSERS

The Hairdressers is closed until further notice.

FACEBOOK

A Facebook site is also available: Billesdon Village Community and Surrounding Area

HARBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL SERVICES

A number of services usually provide by HDC have been temporarily halted:

- Grass cutting across the District (this is on a 3 to 4 week review)

- Tree/hedge maintenance

- mechanical sweeping/street cleaning and litter picking

- Play areas with equipment are closed

- Refuse sack delivery

- Site visits for enforcement issues

- On street parking enforcment

The following services are however still operational:

- Black, blue and green bin collection services

- Bulky waste, bin deliveries and repairs, clinical waste collection

- Litter bin/dog bin emptying,

- Street cleaning in town centres

- Trade waste collections

- Fly tip removal

- Routine patrols for off street parking enforcement

KEYTHORPE EVENT CATERING

Keythorpe Event Catering between Hallaton & Tugby has setup a Click & Collect and Local Delivery ZERO CONTACT webshop, initially started with their home made sausages and burgers using beef, pork & goat from the farm and surplus catering stocks of pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes and extensive freezer stocks, we've expanded on the range of goods using our supply chain so the online shop is well worth a visit for anyone self isolating, vulnerable, unable to travel or simply wishing to avoid the queues, risk of contact and the stock uncertainty. We're also introducing a range of oven ready meals that are in the shop and will keep expanding this range, all made by Keythorpe Event Catering.

CLICK & COLLECT SAMEDAY - No queuing - guaranteed stock availability - support localLots of stock in our webshop, Click&Collect! Next deliveries Wednesday though let us know if you are desperate and we'll see what we can do. We've added gluten free pasta, vegan and vegetarian options, as well as toiletries, meat, bread, eggs, milk, cheese, jams and spreads, butter, fruit, veg, tins - too much to mention - REAL TIME STOCK CONTROL so if you put it in your cart and checkout online it's ready to collect same day. Zero contact. Nobody handling your produce except ourselves - we're a registered food business with food safety certified staff, regular hand washing and good hygiene practices. www.keythorpeeventcatering.co.uk for our shop link

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:51 by Ian Bowler

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