Milverton
Corona virus

Coronavirus community support

The Milverton Hotline has been running since April, and we thank all the 100 or so volunteers who have made its start up so successful.

Volunteers

We will continue to need our volunteers as long as the social distancing measures are in place. If you would like to volunteer, please could you complete the online volunteer registration form.

Could existing volunteers complete this form as well, so that we have your details up to date.

All data collected is confidential as described in our Data Privacy Notice on this website.

Shopping deliveries

If you are self-isolating and need help with grocery deliveries, please phone the Milverton Volunteer Hotline. From Monday to Saturday mornings, Milverton Stores will call you back for your order. Orders are picked and packed by store’s staff in the afternoon and they will call you to take card payment. Volunteers deliver to homes from 6pm.

Prescription collection

A team has arranged with the Wiveliscombe Surgery Pharmacy to collect prescriptions each afternoon. To use this service please phone both the Pharmacy to order the prescription as usual, and call the Milverton Volunteer Hotline when the prescription is ready, so that we can pick it up.

Pastoral care

It has been recognised that in this very uncertain time a number of people may be feeling anxious and uncomfortable. Both the Church and the Parish Council are concerned to provide support, in confidence, to those who might need it. Please call Ian Ainsworth-Smith on 01823 400365 or Revd. Helene Stainer on 01823 400305 if you have any need for help. They also have details of other sources of support. If you need help and can’t phone, a red sheet should be dropped through your door which can be displayed in your window.

Finally

Please remember that these services are provided with the aid of volunteers, who are giving up their time to help vulnerable members of our community during the present emergency, and try not to overload it with requests for help that are not strictly necessary.

You can find out more about what is going on the CV19 page of this website.

Please note: the Milverton and Fitzhead magazine will not be printed for the next three months.

Milverton hardship fund

It is becoming apparent that a number of people in Milverton and the surrounding area are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic. With this in mind the Milverton Parish Council, in conjunction with the wider community, has established a Hardship Fund. We hope that this Fund will provide immediate help in the short term locally for individuals and households who are facing changes to their financial situation at this time. This fund​ ​ is able to distribute food vouchers which can be spent in the Milverton Stores. We are very grateful that several substantial donations have already been pledged by organisations and individual donors in the village and hope that more groups and individuals may wish to donate to this fund, as well as exploring the possibility of grant support from other agencies.

We are confident that the Fund will be widely and generously supported by individuals, clubs and organisations in our community and your contributions will be gratefully received. The address for cheque donations (made payable to: NALC Milverton Parish Council) is:

Milverton Parish Council Hardship Fund
64 Greenway Road
Taunton
TA2 6LE

Alternatively a BACS payment may be made direct to:

NALC Milverton Parish Council
Bank of Ireland
Sort code: 30-16-07
Account: 54358809

If you are facing hardship or if you are aware of anyone you know who is struggling at this time please email the Village Agent Cat Sweatman ​Cat@Somersetrcc.org.uk​,​ the Parish Clerk Clare Winter ​milverton.pc@gmail.com​, telephone Rev Helene Stainer ​01823 400305​ or write to the Hardship Fund at the address shown.

Please ​do not​ approach Milverton Stores as they are already working flat out to provide for our local community and do not hold any vouchers themselves. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us should you know of any cases of hardship. All cases will be treated in the strictest of confidence​. This is not charity, it is community caring and sharing when it is needed the most.

We are in this together!