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Corona Virus


The Parish council has successfully received funds to help the community during this difficult time.   The money received from DCC will go a little way towards fuel and printing costs for volunteers helping to support the community.

If you need to claim your petrol expenses for trips made helping to collect food or prescriptions for members of our community, please complete the claim form (click here for the link to the form). 

The Parish Council would like to extend their grateful thanks to everyone in the Parish for the support toward our NHS and key workers.

Remember the Governments latest advice :-

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Thank you and Stay Safe! 

Teignbridge District Council Hotline

TDC have launched a hotline as part of their Coronavirus support for vulnerable residents.  The hotline will be a back-up to the support operation already in place which includes food parcel deliveries co-ordinated by central and local government, NHS responders checking in on patients, plus local voluntary sector groups providing care and advice

Information if you are worried about a child or adults safety:

Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse

If you are in immediate danger call 999 now

For independent confidential advice call:

Devon's domestic abuse helpline 0345 155 1074

Rape crisis helpline 0808 802 9999



The situation with Coronavirus is changing rapidly so these arrangements may well have to
be reviewed.
Government and NHS advice is available as follows:
NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Government information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirusaction-
It is possible that significant numbers of people in the valley may have to “self-isolate”. The
churches and other groups are working together to try and ensure that those who may need
practical help with shopping etc in this situation can receive help if needed. Contingency
plans are at a very early stage at the point when material has to be submitted for
publication in the 3 magazines covering the Teign Valley and Haldon Hill area, but details
will hopefully be made available locally on noticeboards, village websites etc where possible
– see the following:
A Church Near You websites:
Ashton – https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/8766/page/53729/view/
Bridford – https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/8767/page/53727/view/
Christow – https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/8765/page/53726/view/
Doddiscombsleigh – https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/8793/page/53728/view/
Dunchideock – https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/8770/page/53671/view/
Dunsford - https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/8792/page/53725/view/
Christow website - http://www.christowparishcouncil.gov.uk/
Doddiscombsleigh website - https://www.doddiscombsleigh.org/
Dunchideock website - https://www.dunchideock.org.uk/
Dunsford website - http://www.dunsford-village.org.uk/
Mission Community Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/tvhhmc/
Plans currently include identifying a central co-ordinator in each village to link up those
offering to help with shopping and/or collecting medication with those who need some
assistance. Arrangements are currently as follows:

Ashton: John May - T: 252212, or email   mailto:johnmay1926@gmail.com

Christow : Phil Trotter - T: 01647 254874 E: phil.trotter1@btopenworld.com
Dunchideock: Steve Cook – T: 01392 832332 or E:tvhchurches@gmail.com
Dunsford: Karen Morris at The Shop – T: 01647 252330 E: dunsfordshop@gmail.com
Until further details are available, please contact the Churches’ Administrator (Steve Cook)
on 01392 832332 or tvhchurches@gmail.com if you live in one of the other parishes and
either need assistance, or are willing to help with shopping.
This guidance contains important advice for those offering and those receiving help with the
delivery of shopping and medication in the six parishes of the Teign Valley and Haldon Hill
Mission Community (Ashton, Bridford, Christow, Doddiscombsleigh, Dunchideock and
Dunsford) during the present Coronavirus crisis.
• Both those offering support and those receiving it should maintain the highest level
of hygiene by washing hands or using hand sanitiser both before and after contact
• If possible, items should be left at the front door or another pre-arranged place,
after confirming that the recipient is able to pick up the items
• Do not shake hands or make other personal contact
• Maintain a safe distance of at least 2 metres
• If possible send a list of shopping required, and/or details of medication (e.g.
number of items, address of pharmacy) by email or over the telephone
• State clearly if alternatives are acceptable if the requested shop items are not
• Shopping should be collected in shop-supplied bags or the shopper’s own bags – do
not use bags from the person needing support
• No charge should be accepted for the collection and delivery of items – it is a free
and voluntary service
• Payment for shopping or prescription charges can be made by
- BACS transfer (where this is possible/available)
- cheque or cash (both parties should wash/sanitise hands before handling cash or a
- other personal arrangements


Due to the reduction of bus services across the county, Devon County Council are trialling an on-demand subsidised taxi service for Devon residents for key workers accessing employment only.

This service is intended to replace those journeys which were previously made by bus - a subsidised flat fare will be charged.

Requests can only be made by email and should be sent to devonbus@devon.gov.uk

Please include the following information in your email:


JOURNEY REQUIREMENTS (pick up/drop off)

We will aim to respond to all requests as soon as possible during normal office hours  – journeys should be booked 48 hours in advance of travel.

Closure of Play Areas

Due to Government guidance the Parish Council have CLOSED the play areas until further notice - this does include the SKATE PARK. 

Please follow these recommendations to fight this battle against COVID - 19

Thank you.