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Free School Meals – now extended over the summer holidays

Children in England who are eligible for free school meals will receive a six-week food voucher to cover the summer holiday period, after a campaign by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford. You can find out if your child is eligible for free school meals by checking the criteria on the website If […]

Covid-19 – financial help from West Devon Borough Council for residents who need basic essentials

A Welfare Support Fund has been launched by South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils, in association with Devon County Council, to support residents whose financial situation has been seriously affected by the current pandemic. The COVID-19 Welfare Support Fund can provide small emergency payments to help with basic essentials including: household essentials such as […]

Make a cloth face mask/covering – includes very easy no-sew option using an old t-shirt

Gov.UK has instructions for really easy to make cloth face coverings – there’s a no-sew option using an old t-shirt, you just need to cut out the relevant shape from the t-shirt.  There’s also a really easy sewn version using fabric.  Please be aware that these face masks are not guaranteed to protect the wearer, […]

The Government’s new Covid-19 guidelines – Update Monday 11 May –

Government FAQs on new Covid-19 measures – What do they mean? West Devon and South Hams councils have issued a Government FAQ document to outline what the new measures mean in practice. For more comprehensive information, please refer to the full Government Guidance Document – Staying Safe Outside Your Home.

Managing Hearing Loss and Tinnitus During Covid-19

Please refer to the attached document for a range of information on coping with hearing loss and tinnitus, and how to help those who are suffering from these conditions.

Domestic Abuse – Boots Pharmacies offering safe space for victims

BOOTS pharmacies offering safe spaces for victims of domestic abuse From today, Boots chemists are offering safe spaces within their pharmacies for victims of domestic abuse. Anyone needing help can ask staff at the counter to use the consultation room, where they will be able to contact local services for help and advice. It’s been launched by […]

Bow & North Tawton Medical Practice – current arrangements from 23 March 2020

From Monday 23rd March all services usually provided from the branch surgery in North Tawton will be transferred to the  main surgery site in Bow. Please see the attached document for full information.

Government Help for Businesses

Government assistance for businesses – West Devon Borough Council are writing to all business rate paying businesses in the Borough to advise on the help that is available.   The letters are being sent out on 8.3.20, and will take a few days to arrive.  If you think your business is eligible but you do not […]

Coronavirus Emergency – Be A Good Neighbour

Coronavirus Emergency – Be A Good Neighbour Dear Residents It will come as no surprise to you to learn that there have been many suggestions and offers from those of you who want to help your neighbours and fellow residents in the current emergency situation. This is a testament to the strong community spirit here […]