Coronavirus support and Compton Martin Parish
These are very difficult times but you are not alone.
We have been working hard over the last few days to put in place a support network for ALL Compton Martin parishioners. We now have an extensive list of volunteers ready and willing to support any parishioners who need to self-isolate and also to look out for the most vulnerable members of our community.
Volunteers will be allocated to different areas of the Parish and a leaflet drop will take place in the next few days to provide contact details for anyone needing support. It would be helpful if anyone who is ‘at risk’ (over 70, pre-existing medical condition, pregnant) or who is currently self-isolating would let their volunteer know. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and only used to help support people during the Coronavirus pandemic.
For those self-isolating:-
- We are currently trying to put arrangements in place with Harptree Surgery to be able to pick up and deliver prescriptions.
- We will pick up shopping and any urgent supplies.
- We will pick up and post mail.
- We are happy to just have a chat on the phone with anyone who is living alone.
We are not able to offer medical advice. Current NHS Guidelines should be followed.
The Ring O’Bells, Compton Martin is offering a free delivery service for meals ordered from them. Call on 01761 221284.
Spar (Bowdens) in West Harptree is offering a home delivery service for newspapers and groceries which we will be supporting. Call on 01761 221338 or e-mail Judy.email@example.com
The New Manor Farm Shop is offering home deliveries to all. Call on 01761 220067
The situation is very dynamic and we will provide updates as and when we are able.
Thank you on behalf of the Parish to all those that have already helped and to those that have volunteered.
Compton Martin Parish Council
PHE South West
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Compton Martin lies in the west of Bath and North East Somerset, straddling the A368 and nestling below the north slopes of the Mendip Hills approximately midway between Bath and Weston-super-Mare, with Brisol 12 miles to the north and Wells over the Mendip Hills to the south. It is within the Mendip Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and part of the village is also a conservation area.
The population has remained fairly static, despite the changing face of life, the loss of the hamlet of Moreton under the waters created for the Chew Valley Lake in the 1950s, and a large area of "top of Mendip" to Priddy, when Avon was formed.
The village is primarily a commuter based village now, with only two farms remaining with large dairy herds and some local and home based businesses.
There are two halls, The Old Schoolroom was the school from 1843 to 1950 and is next door to the Church. The Village Hall at the east end of the village was built as a memorial after the First World War.
One public house remains, the Ring 'o Bells, which is in the centre of the village. The local shop (since the 1840s) sadly closed in 2001, but we retained the Post Office.
Our twelfth century church "is considered one of the finest specimens of Norman architecture" in Somerset (Ref: Pevsner) with a twisted column and a very rare columbarium (a pigeon loft).