Buckland Community Support is a new village group that has been set up to support our local community as we all pull together in the fight against Covid-19.

A leaflet drop has been made to every household in the parish asking anyone in need of help to make contact and asking local residents to put their names forward as volunteers to support those in need.

If you have mislaid your leaflet and wish to get in touch please contact Debbie Jones on 07701 347351.

During the initial 7-10 days, urgent prescriptions have been collected, friendly phone calls have been made and a number of suggestions and ideas have been received and are being followed up.

The Covid-19 situation has been fast moving and official advice and guidance remains subject to regular updates you are encouraged to
(i) visit the page of (hopefully) useful links;
(ii) make use of (and add to) the links on the “online support page“; and
(iii) take a few moments to read an update, published 25th March 2020,
from Rector Anna:

Buckland Community Support and Debbie’s amazing co ordination has mean’t that Buckland residents are all looking out for one another at this difficult time. I have recently circulated a leaflet on behalf of the church offering complementary help, alongside Buckland Community Support, working together for practical and pastoral concerns.

This is a very intense and scary time for all of us. The lifestyle changes have been hard to adjust to, especially for those home schooling or self isolating from family and friends. Although we are all required to stay at home, I am still available pastorally to talk on the phone or by email to anyone who needs an ear – it doesn’t have to be faith related! I am here for everyone.

On a positive note, it has been great to witness the community come together in this crisis – by continuing to working together we will get through it!

Rector Anna can be contacting by calling 07939 388607 or 01737 901860 or sending Anna an email.