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Covid-19 Information

On 11 May the Government released their Covid-19 recovery strategy:

Stay alert, control the virus, save lives.

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms


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

Cllr Oliver Madge is working with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, SMB Village Shop and SMB Village Centre to establish hub to act as a central distribution point for food parcel to 'vulnerable' people and also pass on information and collect feedback as appropriate.

You can find out more information, and register for support, from the Facebook page.


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:  8am to 6pm

Saturday:  9am to 4pm

Sunday:  9am to 3am



Parish facilities

The Village Centre is closed until further notice.

The play areas and outdoor fitness equipment are now open.  

The Recreation Ground and MUGA are available for your daily exercise or to walk your dog.  You can now leave your home to exercise and spend time outdoors for recreation, as long as you follow the guidelines which are here:


As always, pick up & bin your dog's poo.

Updates on council services

  • All public play areas and outdoor exercise equipment are now open across the borough.
  • Bin collection days are now back to normal.
  • All Household Waste Recycling Centres have now reopened.
  • Hampshire Trading Standards are maintaining a list of Coronavirus related scams https://www.hants.gov.uk/News/240320scamsadvice