Parish Support Network update – November 2020

Help is here for you…

Since March this year, our Parish has been fortunate to have an informal Support Network in place, with volunteers ready and willing to help their neighbours and fellow parishioners during the ongoing health crisis.

Now we are in another temporary ‘lockdown’, we wanted to reassure you that Fivehead Parish Council is still monitoring the situation and helping to co-ordinate the Network, to provide help where it’s needed.  We are extremely grateful to our team of over 60 Cluster leaders and volunteers who are providing this vital support to our community, helping with shopping, medicines, dog walking and simply keeping in touch.

If you are isolating, over 70, live on your own, or are without a computer or car, and need help, please get in touch with the lead person for your Cluster, who will be able to organise support for you.  For a reminder of who this is, please contact the Parish Clerk at or on 07432 275954.

Details of the local services available from The Stable and Post Office, Sue Atwell’s Shop and The Crown Inn can be found by clicking here.  Sue offers a free home delivery service to residents of Fivehead and Swell.  Please call on 07930 278600 to place an order and pay over the phone for household essentials, including milk, cream, bread, yoghurt, and many more store cupboard items and cleaning products, all delivered to your doorstep.

Remember…if you are ill and your symptoms worsen during home isolation, or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online.  If you have no internet access, call NHS 111 by dialling 111.  For a medical emergency, dial 999.  Your local Village Agent can also offer practical help, support, advice and guidance at this time – please contact the Community Council for Somerset on: 01823 331 222 or email, who will put you in touch with your local Village Agent.

With the hope of vaccines on the horizon, along with more testing and improved knowledge and experience in managing the coronavirus, we can all look forward to a return to more ‘normal’ Somerset living in the not too distant future.  Until then, we have our community spirit and caring volunteers to help see us through this.  Stay safe and well everyone!

Best wishes

Fivehead Parish Council