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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:  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 Bourne Valley Inn have partnered with My Pub Shop to provide a 'click & collect' grocery service.  You will need to register as a customer with My Pub Shop.

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.  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 closed across the borough.
  • Garden waste collection is currently suspended to prioritise rubbish, clinical waste and household recycling collections.
  • From Monday 20 April BDBC are changing how often they collect bins to protect our bin crews and provide a reliable waste collection service during the COVID-19 outbreak.  From the week commencing Monday 20 April please only put out your green recycling bin and glass container on your normal recycling collection date and your grey waste bin out on the opposite week. If you are confused you can put out both bins and they will only collect the correct one.
  • 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