Welcome to the Bourton Community Support Group

Our purpose is to support residents of Bourton, Dorset during these unprecedented times. We are here to support anyone in isolation due to being in an at-risk group, is isolating for other reasons or who are unable to manage due to whatever circumstances they find themselves in.

We will help you with the essential things like fetching and delivering your prescriptions, emergency shopping, getting your dog to the vet in an emergency. If we can’t assist then we will help put you in touch with those who can. And, of course, we are a friendly voice at the end of a telephone line if you just need a chat. You can contact us by phone, email or completing a form on this site.

Scroll down for the latest news and regular updates, including the use of face coverings and masks in shops.

Click on this link here for the latest advice on shielding from COVID-19.

Including the changes that occured on July 4th and those scheduled for August 1st 2020.


We trust that since July 4th you have been making use of the reduced restrictions on movement and the accompanying freedoms to go out and about and to see friends and family.

This welcome return to a more ‘normal’ way of life has also meant that, like many others, volunteers are returning to work.

With the above in mind we are officially reducing the levels of support services offered.  After Friday July 24th, we will no longer be delivering newspapers or offering timetabled shopping services. We will instead be offering individual support to those who require some ongoing assistance with essentials.

We will continue to collect medications on behalf of individuals still wishing to avoid pharmacies and surgeries and doing welfare checks and individual shopping where there is a particular need.

Should there be a return to lockdown, a second wave of Coronavirus, local spike or change in circumstances we will aim to return to the levels of support provided previously.

We would also like to say how happy we have been to help you during the period of shielding and lockdown.

With best wishes, keep safe and take care.

Our revised list of scheduled services can be seen by clicking here. Please share this with your neighbours and friends who may not have internet access.

Contact Us

Whether you need help or advice there are several ways to get in touch.

Local Services

A range of local businesses who are able to supply goods and services to Bourton, safely.

Useful Links

We’ve collected a variety of informative, useful, and trustworthy websites.

Latest News

Face Masks

Wearing a face covering will become mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July. Coronavirus: A user’s guide to wearing a face mask to the shops The BBC have made a simple guide to how this effects you. Click on the link here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53395513?SThisFB This official Gov.uk link explains what face coverings are, […]

Church Services in Upper Stour return on 12 July.

This Sunday will see our first Public Sunday service in Upper Stour since the end of March (details can be found here). In lock down we saw through Lent, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity and so now we return in Ordinary Time (or perhaps ‘New Ordinary Time’?!). This Sunday, even though it will be the […]

Going Out Again?

On July 4th both The Bell and Crown in Zeals and Bourton’s The White Lion will be opening. Our advice is to check out their websites / social media feeds to confirm their opening times and particular arrangements before you go. The Bell and Crown, Zeals The Bell and Crown are now taking online table […]

Message from Dorset Race Equality Council

Dorset Race Equality Council (DREC) is an independent race equality charity in Dorset that has been operating in Dorset since the 1990s. It is based in Bournemouth but covers the whole of the County. Its aims are as follows: To support people from different ethnic backgrounds who feel they have been discriminated against because of […]

An Important Message from the NHS in Dorset

‘The NHS in Dorset would like to thank you for everything you are doing to support our staff during the global coronavirus pandemic. We are incredibly proud of all that our amazing NHS staff have achieved with the help and support of other key workers’ Thank you from your local NHS in Dorset Download the […]


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