LOCAL INFORMATION and NEWS : Updated Thursday 2nd April


there is a lot of information 
on this front page
please scroll down for:
* The Shop - opening hours etc
* Latest Information
* Jigsaws for loan
* The Community Help Line
* The Exeter Inn Takeaway Menu
* Parish Council Information
* Devon & Cornwall Police Scam advice
* North Devon Council Information
* Photographic themes for the summer show 
(we are being optimistic about it taking place!)
Shop Opening Hours 

Monday - Friday
Morning:  9 a.m - 12 p.m
Afternoon: 3 - 5 p.m
Saturday:9 a.m - 12 p.m
Afternoon: closed
Sunday: closed 
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UPDATES and INFORMATION

Reminder: situated in the Village Hall lobby is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that can be deployed by anybody in an emergency. The equipment has an audio instruction capability built in and therefore does not require the user to have received training.
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The Devon air ambulance service has been suspended
- crews cannot fly in PPE suits 
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Be aware that animals cannot catch the virus BUT it can be spread from one person to another via an animal's coat
Do not touch other animals - just your own
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Vets, farriers etc are only tending emergency cases.
Telephone your vet/farrier for details
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PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER
it is lambing time
 keep your dog on a lead!
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The Tarka Line trains have been suspended 
a bus replacement service will run instead.
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Thursday Update
 In the light of Devon Air Ambulance decision to suspend its flights during the current Coronavirus pandemic Parishioners are reminded that situated in the lobby of the Village Hall is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that can be deployed by anybody in an emergency. The equipment has an audio instruction capability built in and therefore does not require the user to have received training. However, in the cabinet containing the AED is a list of recently trained First Responders and their contact phone numbers.
Steve Wilkinson - Parish Councillor

Wednesday Update
Several jigsaws have been donated for anyone
who wishes to borrow them to enjoy.
Contact Steve who will deliver
contact@cswhelp.org.uk or 01769 734 010
1500 piece zoo animal jigsaw  : 1000 piece London skyline - unopened
1000 Christmas library  : 1000 sea collection - 4 dolphins
200 piece Simpson (double sided)   2oo piece the seasons
5 x small tile puzzles 
more jigsaws or games welcome!
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Tuesday Update
Devon and Cornwall police have an advice website with answers to frequently asked questions
https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-faqs/
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Monday Update
Following a review of our first week trading under lock down, and consultations with the volunteers at the sharp end, the opinion of the majority is that we need to again adjust the opening hours slightly to allow the volunteers more time to both service customers in person, and to put together orders that will require either to be delivered, or collected. The opening hours will be 9:00 to 12:00 and 3:00 to 5:00 and closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday. These hours will allow the volunteers to cope with the orders whilst being uninterrupted. When the orders are completed they can lockup and go home.
Thanks to all concerned, who are doing an outstanding job in coping with the fast changing situation.   Tim Baker
To all who are endeavouring to keep
our shop running efficiently
your dedication is
VERY much appreciated!
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To ensure we do not disappoint: please place a regular order for items such as milk, bread, butter etc. If the shop is closed leave your request on our answerphone:
01769 540 314

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Remember, Memory, Remembrance, Memorial
There are a lot of unpleasant*
(*most tactful word I can use here - fill in your own preference)
who are taking advantage of the Coronavirus
ALWAYS be suspicious

DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS in emails
DO NOT GIVE YOUR BANK or PERSONAL DETAILS

DO NOT SEND MONEY ABROAD 
MORE INFORMATION HERE 
http://northdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus/warning-about-scams/


There are several #COVID19 related scams. 
The majority relate to the online sale of protective items that don't exist, such as facemasks and other items in short supply

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COMMUNITY HELP
Coronavirus - Covid 19


The Parish Council and the Village Shop Committee 
have set up a Community help group 
to assist Parishioners in these uncertain times. 

We have established a support network for villagers who are self-isolating or cannot get out. We have set up a website, dedicated help line telephone number and email address to assist those who need help and also for those who wish to be involved with supporting others.

For any vulnerable members of the Parish who feel they should self-isolate we want to offer practical support with shopping, prescription collection, phone or electric top-ups where possible. 
Home deliveries can be organised
If you are self-isolating please clearly indicate that this is the case, 
with a note on your door. (Posters available - see below)
We are aware that self-isolation can be lonely 
and can offer regular telephone support.
Please contact the dedicated help line 
if help is needed
01769 734 010

If you would like to volunteer to help and offer practical support to those in isolation please either e-mail the help line or contact the dedicated help line number  with your contact details E-mail: contact@cswhelp.org.uk

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THE SHOP
To comply with advice on social distancing to reduce the risk to both customers and volunteers alike :-
Please wait at the door and we will take and fulfil your order. When complete we will invite you to come in to pay and collect your goods then leave swiftly to minimise contact.
We thank you in anticipation for your kind co-operation 
and understanding.

Steps to protect customers and 
shop volunteers. 
Important - Please read this notice fully

To support the community the shop will remain open to provide much needed supplies, but in order to provide this service the following must be observed to ensure we minimise the risk to both volunteers and customers alike:
Opening hours have CHANGED - see above 
We will accept telephone orders from those who are  either in self isolation or are immobile and cannot physically get to the shop. How this will work is as follows:-
• Customer calls shop and your order will be recorded (01769 540 314)
• Once the order has been picked, we will call you back to confirm the items that we are able to supply, and the cost.
• During this call the customer will pay by either Debit or Credit card.
• The order with your receipt will be delivered to your door by members of the Parish Council who have volunteered for this task. We hope to make daily deliveries where possible.

Where customers can come to the shop, we will ask you to stand at the doorway, at which point we will ask you what you would like to order, we will then pick the items required. When complete, we will invite you to enter the shop to pay and collect your items. In this way we limit the contact between individuals keeping it to a minimum. As money can carry the virus, we would much prefer that payment is made by either a valid Debit or Credit card. Volunteers will be wearing protective gloves for the handling of cash if necessary. Your kind assistance in these matters will be greatly appreciated. Our overall objective is to continue providing the service whilst keeping risks to us all at a minimum. To comply with social distancing, the coffee machine, microwave and meeting area are suspended for the time being. Hot beverages will still be available and provided by shop staff for consumption off premises.


To ensure that we can meet your needs, 
pre-ordering of Bakery items, 
fresh meat and milk 
will be essential to avoid disappointment. 

We will be sanitising/cleaning all touch surfaces within the shop to combat any transmission of the virus. As we are only a small shop run purely by volunteers, with limited space and are subject to the whims of our Wholesaler, there may be times when we cannot accommodate all your needs, but we will be doing our very best, so please bear with us as we go along.  If there is anybody with time on their hands, please consider helping at the shop, where you will be very welcome. Stay well. 
Tim Baker  Chair Chittlehamholt Village Shop

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This poster is available from the shop 
just ask for a copy
or phone and one will be delivered
shop telephone: 01769 540 314
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THE EXETER INN
WE ARE CLOSED BUT WE ARE PROVIDING TAKEAWAY MEALS
delivered free if you are within 1 mile of the pub. 
(scroll down for our menu)
Telephone: 01769 540 281 
         or  07867 847 772

THE EXETER INN ~ TAKE AWAY MENU
Home-Made Soup of the Day £4 
with a warmed Bread Roll 
(V, G )
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Whitebait with Tartare Sauce £4
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Sausage & Mash with Onion Gravy £8/£5* 
 Vegan Sausages Available (G)
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Shepherd’s Pie £8/£5*
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Chicken Dhansak, Rice, Poppadum and Onion Bhaji 
or Samosa £10 (G)
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Home-Made Pies £10
Beef & Ale 
or Mushroom & Leek 
with Mash or chips, Veg and Gravy  (G)
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Scampi or Fish Fingers, Chips & Peas £6*
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Exmoor Ale-Battered Cod & Chips £8.50
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Burgers £10
Original Exeter Burger
Cajun Chicken Fillet Burger or Naked Chicken Fillet Burger
Moving Mountains Vegan Burger
Portobello Mushroom Burger
Add Bacon, Brie, Stilton or Monterey Jack Cheese
to your burger for an extra £1 each

Our burgers are served in a Brioche Bun* with Chips & Salad Garnish (G )
A Gluten Free Bun is available on request

We are also doing on FRIDAYS 

 ~Treat of the Week~
freshly made puddings - £3 each
 this week's selection 
Apple & Raspberry Crumble (GF)
Bakewell Tart
St Clements Posset with Lemon Short Bread
Add an extra £1 for Pouring Cream or Clotted Cream

on the LAST FRIDAY 
of the month (24th April)
Pasties & Pudding
to be ordered by 4 pm on  the Thursday
pastie £3 each or £5 for a pudding and a pasty 
Traditional or Veggie Pasty 
and Triple Chocolate Brownie (G), 

Banana Bread or Sticky Toffee Pudding
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Sunday Roast 

Beef Chicken or Nut Roast
£10/£6.50* 
Please order Sunday Roast by 6pm Saturday

*small/child's portion
Free delivery within 1 mile radius from the pub 
if you cannot get to us
when we deliver, we will knock on the door and leave your food on the step. Your food will be transported in a thermal bag.

Payment required by phone upon ordering 
01769 540 281
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Beer, Wine and soft drinks also available 
for Take Away.
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Opening times Wed - Saturday 5.00 - 8.00 p.m; 
Sunday 12.00 a.m -2.00 p.m
 other times by request

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CORONA VIRUS!
if you have, or made contact with someone who has,
been in a vicinity where there is an outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid 19)
and are displaying symptoms of 
a persistent cough and fever 
DO NOT go to your GP or A & E 
Self-quarantine and call 111 

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Chittlehamholt Satterleigh & Warkleigh 
PARISH COUNCIL
PARISH COUNCIL  NEXT MEETING in Chittlehamholt Village Hall Monday 29 Oct @ 7.30

Parish Council Meetings
click here for latest details 
on the Parish Council Website

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NORTH DEVON COUNCIL 

Information on the above link is being constantly reviewed and updated. Please note that all sites and offices are closed to the public, except for necessary prearranged visit.s


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covid-19 advice website with answers to frequently asked questions
https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-faqs/
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Warkleigh, Satterleigh and Chittlehamholt 
Horticultural Society 
Annual Show 2020
(being positive and hoping it will go ahead!)
Photos for the 2019 show are on the
Village Hall Facebook page


PHOTOGRAPHIC CATEGORIES 2020
1  CHIMNEYS
London, Facade, Chimney, United Kingdom
2 SPIDER WEBS
Cobweb, Morgentau, Dew, Dewdrop, Drip
3 WORKING MAN
Sky, Clouds Construction, Brick Layer
4 SHADOW(S)
Nature, Forest, Sun, Moss, Rays, Green
5 THE VEGETABLE
Carrot, Growth, Vegetables, Agriculture

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North Devon is recognised by UNESCO as the UK’s first modern Biosphere Reserve. However, the environment here is under intense pressure from rapid development and intensive land use. Nature is dwindling fast and needs urgent action. North Devon’s conservation groups have launched a new Pledge for Nature! initiative.
 more information here  

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Surviving Wild
a video about the Exmoor Pony with 
a very important message...
(contains disturbing footage at the end)




FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY 
AND FOR OTHER ROAD USERS AND WILDLIFE
PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY 
ACROSS THE MOORS AND ALONG ALL OUR DEVON LANES
Thank you
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scroll down for some village images 
and more information

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