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St Mary Bourne Parish Council

Coronavirus Information

The Government position, issued on Monday 23 March, is as follows:

Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest public health emergency in a generation. It calls for decisive action, at home and abroad, of the kind not normally seen in peacetime.  Our goal is clear. The overriding objective is to save lives, protect the vulnerable and support the NHS so it can help those who need it the most.

If you are not isolating, you may leave your homes only for the following specific and limited purposes:

  • Exercising once a day.  You must observe social distancing rules.
  • Shopping for "basic necessities", as infrequently as possible. People should use delivery services, where they can
  • Medical reasons, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • Travelling to and from work, but only if it is "absolutely necessary"

The measures will last for three weeks from 23 March before being reviewed.


What to do if you develop the symptoms of Coronavirus

Visit the NHS website for information on the symptoms of Coronavirus and what to do if you develop them.


Plans to assist vulnerable people

Hampshire County Council Emergency Planning & Resilience Team are working with Community First to coordinate the volunteer and community response to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  Working across Hampshire, Community First is working with districts with three clear aims:

  • If you require support and advice in this crisis please - email us at support@cfirst.org.uk.  We are continuing some of our own services such as Transport, Shopmobility & Wellbeing Service and we will endeavour to put you in contact with your local Community Support.
  • Do you want to volunteer?  Go to www.volunteerwessex.org.  to register your interest.
  • We are here to support our members.  If you have any questions, contact us.  We’ll be updating twice weekly. Go to www.cfirst.org.uk/community-first-enews/ to get on our mailing list or email support@cfirst.org.uk

If you have set up a community support group, please contact Community First so that they know what you are offering on the ground locally.

Local food & delivery services

St Mary Bourne Village Shop is open.  Only 2 customers are allowed in the shop at once and there are restrictions on the number of items that can be purchased.  If you are isolating call 738337 to arrange a free delivery within the parish or to Hurstbourne Priors & Longparish.  The opening hours are:

Monday - Friday:  9am to 3pm

Saturday:  9am to 12pm

Sunday:  9am to 11am

Ethel's Pies are delivering their pies and now vegetable boxes.  Delivery is free within 5 miles of Hurstbourne Tarrant and there will be a small charge outside that area.  Call them on 07976 282114 or 07864 688419.

The George & Dragon at Hurstbourne Tarrant is making free deliveries Wednesday to Saturday, including to Stoke & St Mary Bourne.  Call them on 736277.

Parish facilities

The Village Centre is closed until further notice.

The play areas and outdoor fitness equipment are closed until further notice.  No play inspections will be made of the play areas, please keep your children out of the play areas.

The Recreation Ground and MUGA are available for your daily exercise or to walk your dog.  Please keep at least 2m away from each other and, as always, pick up & bin your dog's poo.

Updates on council services

  • All public play areas and outdoor exercise equipment are closed across the borough.
  • Garden waste collection is currently suspended to prioritise rubbish, clinical waste and household recycling collections.
  • All Household Waste Recycling Centres are closed.
  • Hampshire Trading Standards are maintaining a list of Coronavirus related scams https://www.hants.gov.uk/News/240320scamsadvice