COMMUNITY CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

The Parish Council Office and facilities are CLOSED and staff are working from home when possible.  However, the Parish Council car parks remain open and charging has been suspended until further notice.  Urgent enquiries can be made to clerk@brauntonparishcouncil.gov.uk

SUPPORTING EACH OTHER THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

The Parish council, working in partnership with Live Well in Braunton and Love Braunton, are building an online support network for Braunton , Knowle and Wrafton during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are working to rapidly build online volunteer capacity and get people needing support that are online to sign up. More information is available on the Braunton Community Network website.


Additional support and information for businesses, individuals and families can be found on the North Devon Council website.

We have noted some useful numbers for retailers and restaurants offering deliveries:

Shops offering Delivery Service

Slees Home Hardware - 01271 813111

John Patts (Milk, veg, bread) - 01271 830088 (Warehouse) Min order £10

Cawthornes Supermarket – 01271 812053

Reeds Butchers – 01271 812192

Knowle Garage - Contact Andy on 07817 281215 (Essential Items for delivery after 6pm)

Restaurants offering Take Away Delivery Service

Wild Thyme Café – 01271 815191

The George Inn - 01271 814903

South 16 Fish and Chips – 01271 816445

Good Fortune - 01271 817889 

Tambapanni – Fri & Sat only (order before 9am Thurs) Call/SMS 07426 857901 or email tambapanni@hotmail.com

 The national advice changes rapidly so please refer to the NHS link:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

AVOIDING THE VIRUS

Do all you can to avoid getting ill! The regular hand washing advice continues. The Government advice is changing constantly but up to date advice can be found here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

SEEKING MEDICAL HELP

If you think you might have coronavirus, for example a new continuous cough and /or fever self isolate for 7 days (households 14 days). Do not visit the doctor’s surgery. Ring 111 only if you are very unwell. However, do tell your contacts.

SUPPORTING EACH OTHER

Arrange now to plan your help: Contact family, friends and neighbours about supporting each other: take each other’s phone numbers and e-mails so they are easy to find.

 


 USEFUL FLOOD CONTACTS:


Sandbags

It is advisable to be prepared and not wait until flooding is forecast.  Sand is available from local builders' merchants.  Sandbags for filling are available from:

West Cross Garage on Chapel Street 24 Hrs 01271 812295. 

Parish Council Offices during opening hours (01271) 812131.

Braunton Community Emergency Plan


Braunton Parish Council

 

Braunton is a large village in the South West of England situated 5 miles west of Barnstaple and 2 miles from the Braunton Burrows and Saunton Sands Beach. Braunton is in the centre of North Devon’s world class UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with the Burrows at its core. The Great Field on the edge of the village is one of the last remaining examples of medieval strip farming and is next to the reclaimed Braunton Marshes.

Braunton Parish Council is a small local council consisting of 13 elected councillors who are elected every four years to represent the parish. The council members operate on an entirely voluntary and non-party political basis. The Council elects a Chairman every year, who presides over the Council, which operates in accordance with the powers and duties afforded to local councils. Councillors are bound by legislation in this way they can act on behalf of the community and this is supported by various codes, regulations and standards. The Council employs a Parish Clerk, a Senior Council Officer, an Administrator, a Caretaker, a Maintenance Person and a Gardener.

As a local council, Braunton Parish Council, operates at a level of council closest to the community, the other tiers of the council covering the area being North Devon Council and Devon County Council. Each tier of council has its own powers and responsibilities for the provision of services, the more strategic and wide ranging ones being at the higher and appropriate levels of council.

It is the Parish Council’s role to listen and understand the views of the local community, and councillors use their skills and local knowledge to assist and advise the higher tiers of authority on matters of local impact and importance. The Council sets an annual budget, funding for which is received largely through a demand on council tax payers in the Parish, known as the precept, which is collected on its behalf by the District Council.