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East Woodhay Parish Council



East Woodhay PC is helping to coordinate help across the Parish for those affected in any way by coronavirus. Currently Neighbourcare is coordinating a response alongside Woolton Hill Surgery. Please, check on your elderly neighbours, help where you can, and really importantly, wash your hands.

Please see Hampshire County Council's website for up to date information affecting Hampshire, including schools and residential homes.

Local Links: West Berkshire Community Hub: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus for information about council services and support for businesses

Food and Takeaway Services: 

Available from:

The Stores, Woolton Hill- has plenty of stock

The Yew Tree Garden Centre has pasta, rice, flour, tinned tomatoes, coffee and sugar. And plants!

The Rampant Cat: http://www.rampantcatnewbury.co.uk/

The Red House: https://www.thehighclereredhouse.com/copy-of-food

The Pheasant: https://www.thepheasanthighclere.co.uk/blog/takeaway-menus

The Pheasant is offering deliveries of food parcels: https://www.thepheasanthighclere.co.uk/blog/boxes-of-essentials

Blue Dolphin: https://m.facebook.com/bluedolphinnewbury/

Fruit & Veg - Fishers of Newbury will deliver to Penwood Stores for collection.  For a small fee, they will deliver to homes for those self-isolating.

Friday 27th March: A note from our Chairman, James Mitchell:

Dear All,

What a strange and different time this is for us all.

However in the depth of this paradigm change in our society, there are plenty of great things going on.

I would like to thank all those members of our community who are in defined critical roles that are keeping the UK economy moving, people eating and people healthy snd safe. It is worrying time for us and you are going that extra step to make sure life continues.

I would also like to thank the army of local volunteers who have immediately jumped at the call to action to help the many in our community who need neighbourly assistance. If you would like to volunteer locally then the Neighbourhood Care team are coordinating this effort: https://ewhneighbourcare.org.uk/coronavirus.

We are pleased to say the parish has assisted financially with a leaflet drop to ensure that the Neighbour Care service gets as much publicity as possible.

With respect to commerce, I know business and households are looking at their finances, however, the economy will need people to spend still if we are not going to grind to a complete halt. By continuing spending, we will hopefully keep as many businesses afloat as possible and as many people in gainful employment. Clearly everybody is in a different personal situation, but if you have the means to spend please do so.

From a very local point of view I am pleased to say that the Government has slackened it rules on virtual meetings for public bodies. As such the PC will continue its regular monthly meeting albeit from a virtual point of view via Video Conference. Should you wish to join these meeting please email the Parish Clerk (clerk@eastwoodhay-pc.gov.uk) who will send you an invitation to join the Video Call. A normal meeting agenda and minutes will be publicly available on the EWPC website.

Should you have any request or ideas of things that the Parish Council could be doing to help the community, over and above what we are already doing then please do not hesitate to contact myself directly or the Clerk.

Wishing you and your family a safe passage through these unprecedented times.



East Woodhay Parish consists of the village of Woolton Hill and the hamlets of Ball Hill, East End, Heath End, North End, Gore End, Hatt Common, East Woodhay and Hollington.

This website is run by the Parish Council on behalf of its Parishioners and is designed to complement, rather than replace, traditional forms of communication between the Parish Council and the residents of the Parish, such as Spectrum Entries and our Notice Boards which will continue to be kept up to date.

We hope that you find this site informative and useful, and become a regular visitor. Please take a look at our new Useful Links page for assistance in reporting potholes, litter and highway issues.

If you have any ideas that would help us to improve the site then please send us an email.

Coronavirus and Neighbourcare Newsletters

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