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.
STAY ALERT, CONTROL THE VIRUS, SAVE LIVES
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.
A range of local businesses who are able to supply goods and services to Bourton, safely.
We’ve collected a variety of informative, useful, and trustworthy websites.