Lockdown 3.0: Fear not, Beaminster! We’re still here if you need us.
This week, the UK was placed into a new lockdown. And while, for many of us, we’ll be finding ourselves in similar positions to where we were in March 2020, one positive that we can take from this is that as a community, we’ve learned how to copy and adapt.
So, in light of the recent lockdown, we thought we’d remind you of services and help available to you, should you need them during this lockdown period.
The Beaminster Resilience Team is proud to still continue to support the entire community in making sure that everyone is taken care of and looked after – particularly those who are especially vulnerable and may be shielding. So, we’ll continue to offer assistance in the shape of help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, and other essential requirements.
Shopping in Beaminster:
While all non-essential services and shops, (cafes, restaurants, pubs, hair & beauty salons etc) have had to close their doors too and are not able to operate at the moment, we are thankful that the following Beaminster traders have confirmed that they continue to serve the community – albeit in a slightly different way:
- Fruit ‘n’ Two Veg ( from 14th Jan)
- Nick Tett Butchers
- Spar @ Hogshill Street
- Evershot Bakery
- Sophie Rose Interiors
- GC Cakes
- Mr Motor
- Just’s Pets
- Beaminster Pharmacy
- Little Groves Nursery
- Girling & Bowditch Vets
- Beaminster Post Office
We will update this list once we’ve had confirmation from individual businesses. If you have any specific queries or wish to place orders, please contact the businesses directly.
The following businesses continue to offer food takeaway services:
- Kingfisher Fish & Chips
- Amei Peking / Malaysia Takeaway
- Bombay Spice Indian Food
- Nick Tett’s Ready-meals
- Greyhound Inn
Emergency Beaminster Support Services
Please remember that at no point should you feel alone or scared. If you need support, there is a host of services available – and where we can’t help directly, we’ll point you in the direction of those who can.
The team at the Town Council is, as always, available to help if you need them. The office will be closed, but they will be available via phone or email during normal office hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Fridays from 9am-3pm on 01308 863634 or via firstname.lastname@example.org. For after-hour emergencies only, you can contact the team on the Duty Mobile number 07737 435186.
Remember that Beaminster Phone Buddies is still in operation and if you’d like to be added to the list, please get in touch with us on the above numbers or email address.
Beaminster Food Bank
The Food Bank continues to provide invaluable support to families who need help. Please don’t be scared of getting in touch with them if you need a little extra help! Call them on 07434654652.
For those members of the community who are able to, we urge you to consider contributing to the food bank who are in need of critical items ranging from sanitary products to non-perishable goods. There are drop-off points throughout the town, including
- Beaminster COOP
- St Mary’s Church
- Barton House Surgery
- Tunnel Road Surgery
- Yarn Barton Information Centre (Currently unavailable)
- Beaminster Pharmacy
- Prout Bridge Project (Currently unavailable)
Additional help available
There is a huge number of incredible organisations that have been working tirelessly and continue to offer critical support to those who need it most. Here are a few of them.
Dorset Mind – https://dorsetmind.uk/
Samaritans – 116 123
Young Minds – 020 7089 5050
Domestic Abuse helpline for Dorset (You First)- 0800 032 5204
Remember that you’re not alone in this. 2020 was a year where we had to learn to cope – and thankfully, with the help of amazing businesses, volunteers and a resilience team, we can help – so, rest assured that there is someone available should you need us. In the meantime, take care – and be sure to get in touch if you have any queries.