COVID-19 LOCAL SERVICES AVAILABLE Last updated: Jan 2021
This list of support, information and delivery & collection services currently available in the parish, is subject to government guidelines/law and individual suppliers making their own changes.
Ben’s Farm Shop – ordering for collection.
Ordering online for collection the following day is now available to all customers (previously it was just loyalty card holders).
Orders are accepted online only by completing the order form at: https://bensfarmshop.co.uk/self-isolation-collection/ or go to their home page: https://bensfarmshop.co.uk and click on ‘collections’ at the top.
Orders need to be made by 5pm for collection the next day between 9am and 12pm. They will call you when your order is ready to collect. A member of staff will bring it to your car.
They are resisting setting a minimum order value, but want to discourage small orders (particularly from people doing the bulk of their shopping elsewhere).
They tell us: “We have been inundated with orders, so please be patient and wait for us to call you on the day of collection. Please do not contact us to check the status of your order – we need our telephone lines clear to contact our customers when their orders are ready.”
Challices: wholesale fruit and veg merchant in Totnes.
As well as fruit and veg, they also deliver dairy (milk and cheese) and bread to homes throughout the parish.
Now delivering (no delivery charge) to the parish 5 days a week, Monday – Friday. Orders need to be phoned in by 12.00 day before to 01803-863553. Pay by bacs – bank details on invoice with delivery. http://www.challices.co.uk/.
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: 01803863178. Pay by cheque, bacs or cash – they can’t accept cards.
Evergreen Farm who normally sell butchery products at Totnes Market are delivering to Staverton on Friday afternoons. No minimum order value but there is a delivery charge of £3. Order by Tuesday evening for delivery on Friday. Price list here. Order by email (preferred) to: email@example.com or call 01409-220-113.
David Walker & Sons from Brixham deliver fresh fish, vacuum or ice packed if desired.
Debbie Thorpe who lives in Southford Lane has very kindly offered to coordinate these fish orders as Walkers need a £150 minimum combined order value to make it worth delivering to the parish.
If you would like to place an order, first contact Debbie by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you a price list and arrange the order. She will place an order once she has £150 worth of individual orders in hand. Delivery will normally be mid-week for collection at the Sea Trout carpark – Debbie will give precise times for each delivery. Payment to Debbie by bacs. This week’s order has already been placed, so it may be a while before she gets to another £150 worth. You can also see their price list at: www.davidwalkerandson.com.
Hamilton’s Fish of Bovey Tracey offer free delivery to the parish on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Minimum order value of £20. Information at: https://www.hamiltonsfish.co.uk To order: email@example.com or call: 0333-050-2385.
The Fish Deli Ashburton: pricelist at http://www.thefishdeli.co.uk Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01364-65483 between 9am – 2pm. They will prepare your order and vacuum pack it ready for fresh use or to freeze and ring you back when it is ready, to take payment and advise you of any substitutions and arrange a collection time from outside the shop.
Bulk Buy Groceries: part of longstanding food distributor Westcountry Fruit Sales.
Delivering to people’s homes Monday to Saturday with next day deliveries.
Provide a full range of fresh produce, fruit boxes, milk & dairy, kitchen groceries, cleaning products, wines and beers to the door. Operating no contact delivery, so no need to worry about contact with the driver.
Orders can be phoned to 01326 331900 Mon to Fri, 9am to 4pm or emailed to email@example.com . www.bulkbuygroceries.co.uk. Facebook: .. @bulkbuygroceries.co.uk
Greenlife in Totnes are now providing an order by phone and collect service for their loyalty card holders over 65. (They will also deliver in Totnes, Bridgetown and Dartington). Phone 07394-072628 between 09.00 – 12.00 for collection between 13.00 – 18.00 same day. Fruit, veg, chilled and frozen foods excluded from this service. Full info at: https://www.greenlife.co.uk/delivery-and-collection-service/
Barnaby’s Brewhouse offers a home delivery service for its beers. Full order details at: https://barnabysbrewhouse.com/local-delivery-service/
New Lion Brewery also offers a home delivery service for its beers. Full order details at: https://www.newlionbrewery.co.uk/we-can-now-deliver-to-your-home-directly-from-thebrewery/
Dartmoor Chilli Farm are delivering to the parish – by bicycle. See: See https://www.dartmoorchillifarm.com/shop for more information.
Longcombe Garden Centre are offering free delivery in the Totnes area, which includes Staverton, of plants and garden supplies. To see what’s available and order goto: https://longcombecross.co.uk/pages/local-delivery
Fermoy’s are also offering a delivery service. We understand the service is good although your order may take up to 10 days to arrive. To order goto: https://contact.bluediamond.gg/index.php?branchid=FERM&cat=&link=order-branch
Interline Builders Merchants in Totnes are now open with a click and collect service for account holders only. Deliveries will start next week. Call them on 865305 to order and they will call back when the order is ready to collect.
These two new websites have been set up to list local suppliers offering delivery and order collection services. Being new, they may not come up in a Google search, so you will probably need to enter the full name in the bar at the top of your browser:
www.totnesdelivers.co.uk shows firms in Totnes now doing deliveries and collections. We do not know which ones will come out as far as our parish, so you will have to make that enquiry direct to any suppliers shown on the website.
www.shopsouthdevon.com aims to do much the same.
From further afield:
Darts Farm in Topsham deliver fruit, veg and meat all over Devon. See https://www.dartsfarm.co.uk/ for full information.
Wings of St Mawes deliver fish nationwide. See https://thecornishfishmonger.co.uk for full information.
For Cooked Food:
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 https://www.facebook.com/tallyholittlehempston/posts/1266625710193105
The Cott Inn at Dartington is doing takeaway meals – Fish & Chips on Tuesday, Burgers and Pizzas on Wednesday, varied menu on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday Lunch. Order online or by phone for drive thru’ collection in their car park.
Full information at here.
Menu on the Move – Hazel (South West Chef of the Year finalist 2019) and Francesca, who both live in Landscove, have started ‘Menu on the Move’ delivering quality organic vegetarian meals to your door Wednesday to Sunday.
Wednesday: Soup and homemade bread – £5
Thursday: Homemade pitta with falafel, hummus & salad – £7
Friday: Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry – £7
Saturday: Roasted vegetable lasagne, garlic bread and salad – £7
Sunday: Halloumi vegetable kebabs, coleslaw and couscous salad – £7
To find out this week’s menu and order, contact them at menuonthemove20.gmail.com or phone 07746194300
Fitness at home – Victoria Lowry, founder of Chapel House Studios, who lives in the parish, tells us: “Chapel House Studios has launched online so you can keep your body moving at home even if you are isolating. Mindfully moving your body and tending to your own physical and mental health is so imperative, especially during these times. We will take you through Movement Flows, Chair stretches, Silver Swans Adult Basic Ballet, Barre Fitness, Pilates-esque/ Yoga-esque sequences and more in this online library of classes. There’s also the ever popular and invigorating Zumba Gold! Classes can be taken at your own speed and are of varying lengths from 10mins+.: Even moving your body a few short times a week will make a huge difference to your overall happiness & wellbeing. Soon your body will crave it!” You can view the content of the online studios and sign up for the service via www.chapelhousestudios.com.
Subscription is £20 per month (that’s just £5 a week for unlimited classes!) The library of classes is ever growing and suitable for beginners and the more advanced. We hope this service will make it easier to help you maintain your health and fitness at home!”
We can collect prescriptions for you from Boots at Leatside Surgery, Buckfastleigh and Ashburton. However, we need plenty of lead time to be able to collect together as many as possible in one visit as social distancing means a long wait.
The following medical centres have updated their websites with covid-19 advice: Leatside Totnes Catherine House Totnes Ashburton Surgery Buckfastleigh Medical Centre
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.
And here is the link for Citizens Advice Coronavirus – they still have advisers taking calls, although not that many.
Dartington PO is closed except for bank deposits and cash withdrawls. The shop is open as usual.
Broadhempston PO in the Community Shop is open for normal business 09.00 – 12.00 weekdays. Shopping can be ordered by phone.
Totnes PO is open 09.00 – 12.00 Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday for normal business, but are requesting only essential parcels please.
Postal services online: If you are running out of stamps or need to send a parcel or package without going to a post office, these online services are available:
Royal Mail Online Shop: www.postofficeshop.co.uk – sells books of stamps online.
Royal Mail ‘Click and Drop’ at https://parcel.royalmail.com/orders/quick-delivery/ lets you buy postage for packages and parcels online – pay by credit card and print off the postage label. You will still have to take it to a post office if it’s too big for a letterbox, but it does reduce the need for contact as all you need do is hand it over.
Parcel2go at: https://www.parcel2go.com is an excellent site for sending parcels via a number of the major carriers at very good rates. Some offer collection from home – with Hermes normally being the cheapest – otherwise you’ll need to take it to a local drop-off point. Just enter your parcel’s details and a variety of options come up.
Internet Scams Alert Totnes Citizens Advice have issued a warning which you can read here
Staverton Parish Emergencies Coordination Team.