Coronavirus Assistance

Wyre Piddle Parish Council
Coronavirus assistance
Steve Charlton , a resident of Wyre Piddle, has very kindly agreed to be the central point for the village for all prescriptions from Abbottswood Medical Centre and Ogles. They will deliver your prescription to his address and he will then deliver to your door so over the coming weeks you may see him quite regularly.
As a reminder, if you have any other needs for example; shopping, mowing the lawn or just someone to chat to on the phone during this very difficult time, we have many volunteers in the village who are willing to help. Please contact any one of us and we will allocate a Volunteer to support your needs –

Claire Paul on 07852546705 or via email

John Paul on 07805651502 or via email

Jenny Wilks on 07530482053 or via email

Wyre Piddle Community Facebook page

Stay safe and well

Working for the people of our Parish

Wychavon District Council advice

Click below to download useful information.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Coronavirus resources for social prescribing



Affected services

Our waste and recycling collections continue to operate as normal thanks to the dedication of staff at FCC.

To support this, we have stopped taking bulky waste collections until further notice.

We are offering businesses the opportunity to suspend their commercial and recycling collections to support them.

We are asking people on social media not to carry out house, garage or shed clearances unless they can store the waste for a period of time. The Household Recycling Centres are currently closed as it is classed as non-essential travel and we cannot accept side waste, as it would overwhelm our standard service.

The full list of affected services is available at

Social distancing rules
Police are now enforcing social distancing rules. In the first instance they will attempt to do this by consent but have the power to fine people if they refuse to comply.
We have already received reports of people gathering in our play areas and have worked with police to disperse them.
To report breaches of social distancing rules the police have asked people to use the online 101 reporting service.

Community Response Update
Many thanks for letting us know all the fantastic things you’ve been doing within your communities.
Changes are being made to the Worcestershire Here 2 Help campaign we mentioned to you in the last update and it will be more widely promoted from next week.
The Here2Help website provides a central location for those members of the community that do not need urgent help and are unable to seek help from family, friends and neighbours.
There are two forms people can fill in on the main website
I need help – this is to support those who have nowhere else to turn for help with things such as collecting shopping or medicines, walking their dog etc. It is not intended as a service for those who already receive Adult Social Care help or who can ask family, friends or neighbours for help or are already linked with a community group in their area.
Tell us how you can help – for those who can offer assistance through volunteering, delivering essentials etc Anyone unable to complete the form online, can phone 01905 768053 where someone will be able to help you fill in the online form. This number can be used Monday to Sunday between 8am and 8pm.
Once people register for help, they will receive an email notification confirming their request has been received.
Requests for help will be responded to within 24 hours and someone will discuss with them in more detail their needs and what support can be offered.
Anyone who offers help may have their details passed on to a local volunteer or community group to help mobilise support needed.
Residents who have received a letter from the NHS asking them to self-isolate for 12 weeks and are deemed extremely vulnerable, can also use this number to request help with care, medicine and support with daily living.
Worcestershire County Council is responding to requests and has received more than 70 appeals for help since it went live on Monday evening, all with varying needs but most centre upon food supplies or medication collections. They will track the type of concerns which are coming through so they can ramp up that response and identify gaps in support.
If you know of any volunteers, groups or organisations who are offering help please ask them to fill in the offer of help form.

NHS Volunteering
The NHS call for a volunteer army has had over 500,000 responses. We are waiting to hear about how this army links with the here2help scheme. The current advice from County Council is to promote and register for both:

Health & Wellbeing / Welfare Checks
Attached is a Mind Wellness checklist and social prescribing coronavirus resources which you may find useful to share with relevant people.
In addition to this Malvern Hills District Council is putting on weekly challenges linking to physical activity and wellbeing on our YouTube channel –
As you will appreciate the current situation is moving swiftly. We will continue to update you as and when we have more information.

Ian Dipple
Joint Marketing and Communications Manager Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive Pershore, WR10 1PT

Wyre Piddle Parish Council Coronavirus Assistance

Wyre Piddle Parish Council – Coronavirus Assistance
You should have received a letter from the Parish Council with details of how to help, or get help if you are required to self-isolate in the next few weeks or months. If you did not receive a letter or you need help with shopping or collecting prescriptions, etc please contact:

Claire Paul – 07852546705,
John Paul – 07805651502, ">
or Jenny Wilks – 07530482053, ">
Many people in the village have volunteered to offer help and support.
Please do not hesitate to ask.

If you are able to offer help and have not yet put your name on the volunteer list please contact us. If you know someone who may benefit from assistance please encourage them to get in touch. You can also find out more on the Wyre Piddle Community Face book page if you have access.

It is imperative that we all contribute to minimizing the spread of this highly contagious virus by following all government advice. Those who have been advised to self isolate and anyone with symptoms should not go out to get supplies. Sadly we must all maintain social distancing. A sad and worrying time for all. Thank you for the good will and spirit of everyone in the village.

Click here to download the above – WPPC Coronavirus assistance

Below are a few examples of places to try for food deliveries.

Pershore Produce, New Rd, Pershore, 01386 552645
Worcester Produce, Ascot Rd, Pershore, 01386 562402

Please see more details here:


Wychavon District Council Social Distancing Whilst Outside- Guidance

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Wychavon District Council- Social Distancing Whilst Outside- Guidance

Supporting Communities with Guidance and Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Community Action

Please see below links to a banner and poster for Supporting Communities with Guidance and Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Community Action.

Supporting Communities with Guidance and Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Community Action BANNER

Supporting Communities with Guidance and Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Community Action Poster

Coronavirus- Sources of Advice


The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. We should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly.

Public Health England has FAQs that will be updated regularly

• This guidance, developed with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, aims to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to their staff

• You may find the advice from ACAS useful in considering any employment-related matters that may impact your local council

• For further reading, the Local Government Association has published a very useful list of different government advice sources

Useful links
Latest Government advice
Regularly updated information for the public on the outbreak, including the current situation in the UK and advice about the virus and its symptoms, as well as statements from the Chief Medical Officer on confirmed cases in the UK.

The Government has published its Coronavirus action plan, which outlines what the health and social care system across the UK has done to tackle the outbreak, and what it plans to do next.

Public Health England has produced a dashboard with information on confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Get involved with the Police Budget with live stream on Monday 20th January 2020 from 7pm (@WestMerciaPCC)

Get Involved with Police Budget

As the Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion, begins to set the budget for the next financial year, he wants to hear questions from the public, to put the Chief Constable.
How would you like to see your money spent? How would you like to see resources prioritised? What would you do differently?

Budget and resources will be the focus of the next live question and answer session taking place on Monday 20th January 2020 from 7pm, streamed live on the PCC’s facebook page (@WestMerciaPCC). There will be opportunity to submit questions in advance, or live during the broadcast. The Commissioner and his Deputy Tracey Onslow will put the questions to West Mercia Police Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, and new Deputy Chief Constable Julian Moss.

Commissioner John Campion said “It’s important that tax payers have a say in how their money is spent, and that resources are used wisely on the issues that matter the most. In previous years the public have helped to shape decisions leading to an uplift in officer numbers making the police more visible and accessible. This is an opportunity to have your say at the highest level, in the most open and transparent way.”

Questions can be submitted in advance via a Facebook comment or private message, or via email to ">
For more information about how you can take part visit:

Click here for information – POLICE Budget Facebook Live 080120

Grants on offer to help social mobility in Wychavon

Grants on offer to help social mobility in Wychavon
Up to £20,000 worth of grants are now on offer to schools, charities and community organisations to help support disadvantaged children and their families.
The Social Mobility Grant Scheme is aimed at Free School Meal (FSM) eligible children to provide positive activities and wraparound care services, as well as projects to improve pupil confidence and mental wellbeing.

Grants between £250 and £1,000 are available and successful applicants must ensure that the projects do not stigmatise or isolate individuals or groups of children or students.
Applications will be open until 1 February 2020 to schools, voluntary and community sector organisations, as well as early year settings. They can also be for small capital projects or revenue schemes.

According to the ‘State of the Nation 2017: Social Mobility in Great Britain’ (1), Wychavon was ranked fifth worst for early years social mobility. To address this, the scheme was launched to help early year settings find new ways to help their hard-pressed families and children.
Cllr Christopher Day, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Health and Wellbeing at Wychavon District Council, said: “The Social Mobility Grant Scheme is a great opportunity to help improve outcomes for FSM eligible children and their families, as well as close the gap between the most disadvantaged children and their peers. We are encouraging schools, early years settings, community organisations and others to apply.”

Applications must be made via online application. Visit for more information and to fill out an application form.
Please contact Leonie Silk on 01386 565569 or email at "> for more information.