With the relaxation of some restrictions, we are now able to open the church for private prayer. The doors will therefore be open between 10:30am and 12:00 every morning Monday to Friday.
In order to maintain social distancing regulations and to reduce the dailing cleaning requirement, there will be restrictions as to which parts of the building and which pews you can access. We do not anticipate significant numbers wanting to visit at any one time, but please observe social distancing and other appropriate measures to ensure one another's safety and well being.
Dorchester Household Recycling Centre (Tip) (Louds Mill) NOW OPEN - Details CLICK HERE
A new helpline has been launched to support parents and carers who are worried about how their child is coping during the Coronavirus pandemic. CLICK HERE
Dorset Digital Hotline...
Can we help you?
Telephone: 01305 221000 (Select Option 2).
Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 12 noon (except Bank Holidays) or leave a message.
Many people in your local community are likely to be relying on digital online services and applications more than ever before. For some this will be a first and they need to learn from scratch and for others there are new digital hurdles to overcome almost on a daily basis just to get every day jobs done such as shopping or ordering prescriptions.
We wanted everyone in your local community to know that there is a new free telephone hotline set up in response to the COVID-19 lockdown, to provide support for people with IT and digital problems of all kinds. The hotline has received more than 50 calls in the first three weeks.
Here is a selection of some of the support the digital advisers can provide – no problem too small!
helping families with digital applications for home schooling
providing help to get online for home shopping
support for all digital NHS services and e-Consult
setting up video calls such as Skype and Facetime to keep in contact with friends and family
support to use all digital appliances and solve problems
using digital to exercise at home and keep fit
An example of how the Dorset Digital Hotline can make a difference to people’s lives is expressed by one of our digital advisers.
Andy Hargreaves a digital adviser said: “One lady I helped this week uses her iPad to keep in touch with her family via Facetime. She told me that she couldn’t hear her family speaking to her clearly on her calls because the sound on the iPad was distorted. I helped her to correct the problem over the phone and soon it was working properly. She said to me that if she wasn’t in isolation she would come over and give me a hug because the iPad was her lifeline now to the outside world.”
The Dorset Digital Hotline is run by a group of volunteers mostly made up of retired IT professionals and some Dorset Council staff. The team are extremely versatile and experienced and can offer a wide range of support to anyone including assistance to vulnerable people in your community.
THE WINTERBOURNE COMMUNITY TRUST
...is here to support individuals and families experiencing financial hardship is these difficult times. We can offer grants to help with everyday living expenses and some practical support.
We cover Martinstown, Winterborne Steepleton and Winterborne Abbas.All enquires are confidential.
*As at 26th March 2020. Announcement on the First Group bus services from Sunday 29 March. There will be no X51 service at all until further notice.
Waste Watch Scheme - operating in the village.
Although papers can be separated and recycled with the bi-weekly refuse collection this scheme means that the local parish can financially benefit from separate treatment of newspapers.
There are two collection points each located at the Parish Office and the car park of the Village Hall by means of a green bin or box.
Your used newspapers and magazines can be bundled into manageable piles and securely tied with sturdy string. Newspapers and magazines should be bundled separately but can be placed in the same boxes and are regularly collected.
Please use this method of recycling where possible as credit is received via the current scheme to the parish for use towards local matters.
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE Mondays and Fridays
10.00am Start - Aline Office 1st Stop - Mallards Green 2nd Stop - Manor Grove 3rd Stop - Village Shop Finish - Aline Office Leaves the Village Shop at 10.15am
13.00pm Start - Aline Office 1st Stop - Mallards Green 2nd Stop - Manor Grove 3rd Stop - Village Shop Finish - Aline Office Leaves the Village Shop at 13.15am