Love Banwell and Love Congresbury had already been working collaboratively with other organisations towards a multi-agency approach to social prescribing. Under the current climate this network has now become invaluable with Love Banwell and Love Congresbury now working closely with Parish Councils and other agencies, under the North Somerset Council ‘Together’ initiative, to target help within our communities.
Under Banwell Parish Council, Love Banwell and the Community Bus have joined together to help the residents of Banwell by splitting the village into 24 areas, each with their own coordinator, with volunteers to help people in emergencies for collecting food and medicines or just to have a friendly chat on a phone call.
Also in Banwell people can look on www.banwellparishcouncil.org.uk go on the coronavirus tab to find information and local takeaway/deliveries businesses in the area
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Love Congresbury is working with the Parish Council, Village Agent and local Doctor’s Surgery, acting as an umbrella organisation to coordinate aid and support to villagers, liaising directly with North Somerset Council.
The Coop in Congresbury Precinct, Welcome, is taking telephone and email orders and offering a concierge service, where they shop for you, you just collect and pay in store or a home delivery during the period of isolation. If possible they recommend ordering by email as their phone-lines are very busy.
To contact them Order by phone – 01934 838 020 or by email email@example.com
For the time being items for the Foodbank are being co-ordinated at Banwell Primary School, which is acting as a Foodbank outpost in Banwell for any members of the Parish in need of its services.
Hours of Operation : Monday 9am – 12noon
Contact : Jo Arnold
Phone: 01934 822 498
Donations can also be made at the above times. Please ring Jo in advance.
Donations can be placed in the box in the porch of St. Andrew’s Church or 17 Paul’s Causeway, Congresbury or check the Love Congresbury Facebook page for updated information.
Clevedon Foodbank has opened a temporary Foodbank outpost at Yatton Youth Club on a Thursday morning, 9.30-12, to help during the crisis. Donations can also be made at these times.
For more information, to request help or to volunteer please contact the Facebook pages or email Kirsty.