COVID-19 – UPDATE ON LOCAL SERVICES AVAILABLE
Now that our movements are so severely restricted, here is the latest information we have on food delivery and collection services, and medical support available to the parish.
Some of these services are new and evolving, so you may find the way they operate has changed somewhat by the time you order, but as of today:
Challices: a wholesale fruit and veg merchant in Totnes are refocusing on home deliveries to help local housebound people while their core business to the catering trade has dropped off. They have been piloting home deliveries in another area nearby and are now ready to roll it out to Staverton parish.
As well as fruit and veg, they are supplying dairy (milk and cheese) and bread. They will deliver (no delivery charge) to the parish on Tuesdays and Fridays. Orders need to be phoned in by 12.00 the day before to 01803-863553 for free delivery next day. Pay by card over the phone. http://www.challices.co.uk/
Ben’s Shop: providing an ‘order by email and collect the following day’ service to loyalty card holders only.
Orders are collected from their café (which is otherwise closed) or they will bring it to the car if you phone from the carpark.
Halls the Butchers will deliver to Staverton parish after their shop has shut in the evenings. As well as meats, they offer quiches, pies and pasties, eggs and cold meats. Call: 01803-863178. Pay by cheque, bacs or cash – they can’t accept cards.
David Walker & Sons from Brixham deliver fresh fish, vacuum or ice packed if desired. Will deliver to Staverton either Monday pm (or perhaps Tuesday) to a central collection point* . Order by noon Monday on 01803-882097.
Both Riverford Organics box scheme and Wottons Farm apologise that they cannot take on any new customers at the moment as they are fully stretched looking after existing customers.
And if you have a delivery slot with a supermarket coming up soon, you might like to consider adding any housebound neighbour’s needs to it.
*The Court Room kitchen will be used as a central delivery and collection point.
Now onto medical matters:
We can collect prescriptions for you from Boots at Leatside Surgery, but we need plenty of lead time to be able to collect together as many as possible in one visit – as they are letting only one person at a time into the shop, which means a very long wait each time.
The following medical centres have updated their websites
They all say that they will triage all requests for a consultation and need a phone call or request entered via their website – in the coronavirus situation most requests will be handled over the phone or via an e-consultation which can be accessed through a link on their websites
Ashburton has a temporary problem with their phones and can only be contacted through email!
Buckfastleigh Surgery’s website does not mention coronavirus – so we presume you ring the surgery as normal and they will tell you what happens next.
As we are all in this together … do keep a caring eye out for your neighbours, especially if they are in any of the vulnerable groups, and offer help if needed.
If you need any help or support, just contact Michael and Cheryl Loverock on
Pub Takeaway Food & Off-Sales
The Tally Ho!: If you want something cooked for you, The Tally Ho! In Littlehempston is offering takeaways on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5pm. You can pick up from the pub’s garden (and also get beer to takeaway). Food orders need to be placed by 10am same day by calling Kelly and Mike on 01803-862316. Pay by cash or credit card. Full menus can be seen at
By prior arrangement, you can also collect beer and cider from them.
Popular locally brewed beer is available direct from New Lion Brewery based at Webbers Yard, Dartington. “We have a number of options available so everyone can get their beer in while they still can. Our bottle shop is open every day this week: Mon-Wed 5-7, Thurs & Fri 1-7, Sat 12-7 deadline for home delivery orders this week is Wed morning.”
Staverton Parish Emergencies Coordination Team.