Alton Mutual Aid Group- COVID 19

ALTON MUTUAL AID GROUP - COVID 19 23th March 2020 

We find ourselves in difficult times, so this information sheet has been put together by a small group of local people and funded by the Parish Council to keep you up to date with information of what the village businesses/organisations can offer. It was correct at time of printing - but may change! 
For those who are vulnerable with no other help, if you need help to pick up items, someone to chat to, walk your dog or other support please see the form delivered with this information sheet for your local volunteer contact - who you may already know. 
For those who do use the internet - up to date information will also be posted on: ● Alton in the Staffordshire Moorlands Facebook group  ● Alton website ​ 
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Alton Parish Council 
Parish Council meetings are unlikely to take place but please contact Jonathan Shepherd (Chair) 01538 703272 or the Clerk with any issues ​  

Alton Newsagents/Post Office We will be open as usual.We hope all our customers are keeping well and we would like to reduce any risks to you, so we can offer to deliver Newspapers, magazines and other essential items we stock to your door. Please contact us on 01538 702277 

Londis Open as usual. We can offer home delivery of any of our usual products that we stock in store. We will do delivery rounds from around 1pm each day and can take cash payments or card over the phone. Or call us and we will pick your shopping ready for you to collect at the door. Contact us on 01538 703355, via Facebook (​​) or drop a list into the store either yourself or a volunteer.  

Village Hall/Village Clubs We will be deep cleaning and maintaining the hall over the coming weeks and accepting future bookings. ​​ or 07513122030 Please contact your normal club leader for uptodate club details. 
Wheat Brothers (Milkman) Delivery to the door in Alton on a Tuesday, Thursday and a Saturday. Milk is 68p a pint in glass but we can do plastic if required. We can also supply: Milk, silver, semi skimmed, skimmed,Soya milk Cream 10 0z pot £1.20 Strawberry milkshake £1.20 Orange juice/Apple juice £1.20 Cranberry juice  Local butter £2.90 
 Utterly butterly £1 Barr’s pop 2ltr £1 Eggs £1.60 per half dozen Potatoes 2kg £3 or 12.5kg and 25kg Local honey £5.50  Local cragg sparkling 750ml water £1.20/330ml 85p Local Cragg still 750ml water £1.10/ 330ml 70p  Assorted fruit flavoured yogurts 48p ea Large pots plain natural yogurts  £2.20 Roberts bread starts from £1.60 *Bread orders - we need 48 hours notice 
Contact number: 01538 752139. Payment via either cash, cheque or bank transfer.  

The Old Stables Hairdressing We are open as usual and taking extra cleanliness precautions. Please contact us for appointments: 01538 702000  ​

Blacksmith Arms Sorry, we're closed with no food offer at the moment ....but watch this space!  01538 702111 or​ ​  

Bull’s Head The pub is closed -takeaways currently available - checkout our Facebook Page Call 01538 702307 or emai​l ​​ t​o order or book a table.

 White Hart The pub is closed and no food will be available at the moment.​ ​ or 01538 703384

Talbot Inn/Alton Bridge The pub is closed but we are offering take away meals. Delivery can be arranged for those in Alton who are elderly or vulnerable. The Talbot will be offering a Drive Thru...2 pints of cask for £5! If you are not able to get hold of essential items such as bread, milk, eggs, butter, cheese, toilet rolls etc....we may be able to help. Contact number 01538 703088     Menu at  ​

 Ramblers Retreat Closed 

Alton and Waterhouses Doctors Surgeries Please see the reverse of this sheet for detailed advice. 

St Peter’s Church The Church will be open in daylight hours for private prayer - all are welcome All public church services are cancelled,  Friday 10th April at 10:30am -The walk of witness from St Johns round the village and to St Peters is an outside walk. We will keep a distance from each other but anyone is welcome * subject to change. The over 70s also want to support one another by telephoning round to stop loneliness - this is currently being coordinated. Contact Rev’d Brian Leathers on 01538 702469 

St John’s Church Public church services are suspended but the Church will be open for private prayer 9am-5pm. Any queries please contact Fr Paul on 01538 793503 

Alton Castle/Soli The Kenelm youth trust will be streaming Live Worship on the Soli Facebook and Castle Instagram pages. Links will be posted on the Alton Facebook Group. They would also like to offer help where they can. Contact 01538 703 224   ​   
Denstone Farm Shop Free Local Home Deliveries (orders over £25) or collection from the car park for the elderly & vulnerable. Email your shopping list to ​​ or phone on 01889 590050 option 5. ​ 
Please keep your chins up…..we’ll get through this together.  Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you feel you need to.   
Our primary consideration is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff. We are continuing to follow guidance from Public Health England. 
As the guidance is changing so quickly, we urge you to keep up to date with the changes via T.V, radio bulletins, NHS 111 online. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Coronavirus, please phone 111 who will be able to advise you further. 
✔ Please do not visit the surgery without telephoning first. You can continue to collect your medications as normal, but please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. If you are feeling unwell, please ask somebody to collect your medication on your behalf. In order to do this we will need your written or verbal consent. Please note, the person collecting your medication on your behalf, may be asked for a form of photographic identity. 
✔ Please collect medication after 11am. This allows our Dispensers to organise incoming deliveries in an effective manner. 
✔ We are offering more telephone and video appointments. By doing this we are controlling the numbers in our reception area 
✔ Please continue to take extra care with handwashing, making sure you are washing your hands at regular intervals throughout the day  
✔ Please follow government guidelines regarding physical contact, social distancing and isolation. 
✔ We politely ask you not to stockpile medication as this has a huge impact on our suppliers and you could also be denying fellow patients in need. 
✔ Your respect towards our staff is very much appreciated, they too are doing their best in these unprecedented times. 
To help us to support our local community, we need everyone to follow advice to protect themselves, family and friends. 
Thank you for your cooperation 
Dr Mike Brown    & Dr Ann Johnson       GP Partners Alton Surgery 
Waterhouses Medical Practice ​     The above also applies to those patients who live in Alton and surrounding areas whose GP is based at Waterhouses Medical Practice.  Please telepho