Cumulative total of confirmed cases in B&NES as
of 1230am 30/11/2020: 3635 (previous day - 3606)
New cases per 100,000 population for last week (7 days ending 28 Nov): 83 (previous day - 84)
IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM CAT-P (COVID Action Team Priston)
Increasing risk from Covid-19
Numbers of Covid-19 cases are rising in our local area. There is a local shortage of testing. The local schools have either documented cases or suspected cases. In view of this we ask villagers to be extra careful socialising, especially around the pub or in each other's houses.
The Covid Action Team Priston (CAT-P) has regretfully decided that, for Covid reasons, the Saturday Café should be suspended for the time being.
you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs
pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals
hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to:
provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol
close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt)
stop taking orders after 10pm
hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm
public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies
weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes or stonesettings.
organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue
organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing
you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible
if you live in a tier 2 area, you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities.You can travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey
for international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the travel corridors list.
For those who need to self-isolate, we would like to offer
practical help such as getting supplies for you. To use
this service please telephone Doug on 470609 and he will
endeavour to allocate a helper to you. In the
unlikely event he is unavailable please contact another
councillor or the clerk on the numbers below.
In order to run this service, we need those who are not
self-isolating to come forward with the services they are able
to provide. This might be shopping, or, if you already have
groceries delivered, adding someone else’s orders to
yours. Any offers of help can be emailed to Doug on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chairman, Priston Parish Council
(Update 24 March) - Report from Priston Parish Council (Doug Pattison)
To make sure that no-one "falls through the cracks" the Parish
Council has formed a small "Coronavirus Action Team - Priston", or
CAT-P, to direct help where it is needed. We have called for
volunteers who would be willing to help others in the village, and
received over 20 offers to help with shopping, delivering, dog
walking, and "almost anything". We also have lists of those we
believe may be in need of help. Where appropriate, volunteers have
been asked to keep in touch with our vulnerable people.
Think of all those willing helpers! If you are classed as vulnerable
for any reason, DO ask for help for shopping, whatever - just give
me a call.
Our Farm shop will be open 7 days, Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 9am to 4pm and will operate in a socially distanced, one way system through the shop.
Our Café will be offering a takeaway service for food and drinks daily. Monday to Thursday 10am to 3pm, Friday to Sunday 9am to 4pm
Orders for the café can be placed by downloading the Newton Farm Café app, and selecting a time slot for collection. Alternatively you can place your order on arrival and shop while you wait for your food to be prepared.
Our online shop is now fully operational on our website, and has a minimum order for collection of £25, and a minimum order of £40 for delivery, with a £5 home delivery charge. Christmas items are also now available on the website and Christmas order forms are available in the shop to pick up.
We have had to evaluate the costs involved in our home delivery service and in order to be able to provide the service unfortunately there does need to be a charge.
Perhaps Priston villagers picking up collections could do so for other Priston residents?
I hope this helps and that we are able to support people living in the Priston area during this Lockdown.
Celia Gay – Newton Farm shop
Tunley Farm Butchers
Tunley Farm Butchers provide a range of milk, meat and deli
foods. They deliver free to Priston (minimum order £30). They
hope to shortly extend the range to include vegetables. They
aim to deliver within 3 working days. For details visit http://www.tunleyfarmbutchers.co.uk/
Farmhouse Dairy Somerset have agreed to deliver to Priston.
There will be 2 deliveries per week – Mondays and Thursdays.
Have a look at their price list. They carry a lot of other items besides milk (their eggs are Class A free range Large).
Angie Fowle and Aylet Anderson have set up an Farmhouse Dairy Somerset group just to start the ball rolling and to facilitate any messages the dairy might want to get out to you all. But for normal orders and transactions you need to contact the dairy, not them.
Maggie Rideout and Howard Jones, having taken over from Steve Grant. They offer 15/30 eggs for £2/£4) and have a fresh supply every 2 weeks. Please place your order by phone, message or email.
Address: Church Farm House, Priston BA2 9EF (opposite the church)
Tel No: 01761 471308 or 07871 484268
Quantity (Price): Trays of 15 (£2) or 30 eggs (£4) only.
Payment: Cash – and preferably the correct amount please
If you have a problem collecting let us know and we will drop them off.
Additional food options
Click on the links below for additional food options:
For anyone in need of food & looking for an alternative to going
into the shops during the pandemic, you may wish to have a look at
the 3SG Sustainable Food Partnership which has a list of local
businesses offering food delivery: https://www.3sg.org.uk/pages/sustainable-food-partnership
Shop Somerset provides links to over 170 local businesses (food & more) to encourage users to shop local and help small independent businesses to weather the impact of Covid-19.
St Luke & St Andrew's Church
Church closing for Services from 5 November
We regret that as a result of the new Government Covid-19 National Restrictions announced on 31 October that it will not be possible to provide Church Services from 5 November until further notice
The Church will remain open during the day for private prayer. Please wear a mask while in the Church and follow displayed instructions regarding social distancing.
Ugent Financial Assistance for St Luke & Andrew’s Parish Church
free video-conferencing means you can communicate as a family
or with a group of friends even though you are at a distance -
you could even try out a virtual pub or coffee morning!
Popular services include:
Google Hangouts - max 10 participants,
Google account required (this doesn't mean you need to use