Porlock News 2nd April 2020

Visitor centre

Welcome to the Porlock daily news update.

This has been created by Porlock Parish Council  to help support our community with  up-to- date information during this difficult time.

If you have any information you think may be relevant please email us at news@porlockparishcouncil.org

Please follow all Government guidelines and Stay Safe

Latest NHS advice


The scheme is designed to help Porlock people who need:_

  1. Help to have essential shopping and medication ordered from local Porlock Shops and delivered to their home.
  2. Or want a friendly person to talk to.

What to do

  1. Phone the Visitor Centre – 01643 863150. 10.00am to 12.30pm Monday to Saturday.
  2. The Visitor Centre will contact a volunteer who will then contact you
  3. You and the volunteer make arrangements between yourselves

Please help the volunteer, if they deliver to your home, to minimise physical contactby following the latest government guidelines.

It is completely normal for all of us to be concerned/worried about the effects and uncertainty of Coronavirus but if you are struggling to cope with problems such as anxiety, panic or depression then you may find this counselling provision and offer of telephone support helpful.

Take Away Food 

Message from Ziangs at the Olde Chapel Tel: 862 241

We are having trouble sourcing spices and other hard to find ingredients that we use in our cooking, because of this we will be temporaly closing down Ziangs at the olde chapel until the supply chain starts back up again.

However, we will be opening “The Chippy” in the very near future,where we will serve affordable cod and chips and other items normally found on a chippy menu.. Thanks for your understanding and your patience. The Ziangs team

The Castle Hotel  Porlock  Tel: 862 540

The Castle are offering a take away/delivery service between 12.30pm – 8.30pm for food and drink – Please call on 862504 to order – Payment will be taken over the phone  or on collection or delivery


Shop Opening Hours 

Porlock Shops are currently well stocked and providing an excellent service and our thanks must go out to all the people who are working really hard in difficult circummstances . It’s at times like this that you realise how important our local shops are and lets hope we all continue to support them when this is all over

If you do have to visit the shops, please remain vigilant about distancing .Where possible consider using some of the home delivery service’s the village shops are offering

 Clive Downs Butchers  – Tel: 862 667   

Monday – Wednesday     7.30am – 3.00pm

Thursday’s                         7.30am – 4.00pm

Friday                                 7.30am – 5.00pm

Saturday                             7.30am – 4.00pm

Saturday                             7.30am – 4.00pm

Sunday                                CLOSED

One Stop

Open  7-00am – 9.00pm Daily

Porlock Pharmacy  Tel: 862 455 – Home delivery available via Porlock Community Initiative Scheme

Mondays – Fridays    8.30am – 6.00pm

Saturday                     9.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday                        CLOSED

Porlock Hardware  Tel: 862 427 – Home Delevery Available 

Monday – Friday       9.00am – 1.00pm

Spar  Tel: 862 515 – Home Delevery Available 

Monday – Saturday   7.00am – 8.00pm

Sundays                      7.00am – 6.00pm

Squires Pet Supplies  Tel: 863 444 – Home Delivery Available 

Monday – Saturday            9.00am – 4.00pm

Sundays                              CLOSED

Porlock Pharmacy now have hand sanitiser back in stock – please contact them for further details

To make life safer, as from April 1st,  the spend limit for  contactless payments has been raised to £45


Small Business Grant Fund and Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund payment information from Somerset West & Taunton Council https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/business-rates/business-grants-covid-19-response/

Now wash your hands! – Stay Safe


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