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Messages regarding Covid-19

In these difficult times, if you need any sort of help please call 07423 569949 or 07960 538089 or email volunteer@overton-on-dee.co.uk and someone will assist you. 

COVID-19 Essential Guide to Local Services & Businesses

Essentials magazine has produced a really informative and helpful resource guide. You can view it here: https://www.essentialsmag.co.uk/covid19

Overton Covid Relief Fund

Thanks to a generous donation, a local fund has been established to help residents during the current crisis. This allows modest grants to be payable to provide immediate financial support to alleviate hardship or provide protective equipment. The fund is being administered by a trust and decisions will be made on a case by case basis as received until the fund is depleted. In any event the fund will end by 31st December 2020. Requests for grants may be made by or on behalf of any resident or family within the Overton Community Council Area. Anyone requiring further information should contact overtoncovidfund@gmail.com. All contact will be treated confidentially.

Police advice on Coronavirus scams and how to avoid them

The police sent round some useful information on some scams currently “doing the rounds”. You can download their information here

Update on deliveries 

Stan’s

Volunteers are now going to Stan’s on 6 days a week (not Sundays) to pick up and deliver orders placed by Overton residents. Stan’s are very busy as you can imagine and so they ask that, where possible, orders are placed by email to Pauline@stans.biz but those not on email should phone them on 01691 772348.  

Due to volume, orders could take up to 4-5 days to be processed so please factor that in when you place your order. So we can estimate the quantity of orders our volunteers will pick up on their nominated delivery day, once your order has been confirmed if you could text or phone Charlotte Copeman on 07960 538089 that would be great. For your information Stan’s will be open on Good Friday (until 4pm) and Easter Monday, but closed on Easter Day.

Milk deliveries

In addition to meat orders, M E Evans is now able to deliver milk and bread. For those wanting to order milk and bread please contact Mike on 01978 710342 or by email, shop@meevans.co.uk to open a monthly account.

Edwards Dairies are also taking new customers and anyone who would like to register must do so on line www.edwardsdairies.co.uk and follow the link YOUR MOO. They are working their way through these registrations so please note it is taking about 5 days at the moment though due to influx of customers.

Prescriptions

If you need your prescription picked up from Rowlands please contact Charlotte on 07960 538089 who will arrange for someone to collect this for you. We will need your name and address as well as the day your prescription will be ready for collection.

Meals on Wheels available from Penley Rainbow Centre

‘Meals on Wheels’ now available from the Rainbow Centre on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Delivering across South Wrexham (free of charge) to Penley, Overton, Erbistock and Eyton, Sesswick, Hanmer, Marchwiel, Bangor on Dee, Bronington, Horsemans Green, and Whitewell.

5* food hygiene. Freshly cooked. Nutritional. Catering to all requirements. Comes with complimentary activity pack. Free delivery.

Download the full details here

Newspaper deliveries

The Corner Shop is now open again (8.00 am – 2.00 pm Monday – Saturday, 8-12 on Sunday) but for the time being papers are there for collection only. If you are having difficulties collecting your paper please phone 07960 538089

Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Updated at 12:00 daily can be found here: https://covid19-phwstatement.nhs.wales/ 

Information leaflets have been delivered to every house in Overton

You can download an electronic copy here: Overton Community Response Covid 19 leaflet (2)

We appreciate some members of the community have already reached out to their friends and neighbours to offer support. It is not surprising that this has happened because of the community spirit in Overton being as amazing as it is. Anything which OCC is putting in place is not meant to override anything that has been offered already – we want to make sure that everyone knows that there is support now, and in the weeks ahead.

Overton Community Council with the Rainbow Centre has established a support group to ensure that everyone in our community receives the support and assistance they require during the current crisis.

One of the simplest things we can do is keep eye on each other.

We have already contacted people to ask them to consider becoming a Community Buddy to keep an eye on a small number of people in their immediate area. Really the role of the Community Buddy is to act like a coordinator – they don’t actually need to provide the assistance their neighbours may need; they just need to contact OCC and we will coordinate local volunteers to provide this. The sort of things we are thinking of are assistance with shopping, dog walking or signposting to other available services as necessary.

So, if you are able to volunteer your services to provide the assistance we mention above, please email us on volunteer@overton-on-dee.co.uk or ring 07423 569949

Keep smiling, keep washing your hands and remember that there is a support network in Overton to help you.

 

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A little bit about Overton

Overton-on-Dee is a small but vibrant village of unspoiled charm, with beautiful surroundings on the Welsh, Shropshire and Cheshire borders.

Nestled in the lower Dee valley within close proximity to Wrexham, the market towns of Oswestry and Whitchurch with links to Chester and Shrewsbury, Overton-on-Dee is set against a backdrop of the stunning border countryside. This wonderful part of North East Wales is a pleasure to explore, once discovered there are endless hours of tranquil and relaxing walks, interesting sights, as well as some amazing family experiences to undertake. Overton is a good base from which you can explore the surrounding areas.

A deep sense of community spirit thrives in Overton and the village’s many Clubs and Associations only add weight to this.  Links to these are listed below where you will find out up to date information on everything that they’re organising and contact information and details of all the ways you can become involved.  

In addition, there is an annual Village Fete – by tradition held on the last Saturday in June – which aims to bring the community together and provide a fun day out for everyone.  In recent years the fete has been opened in grand style by the Village Parade.  If you’d like to find out more please visit our Village Parade & Fete page.   We’re always looking for volunteers so if you’d like to get involved please contact the Clerk of the Council

A little bit about Overton Community Council

More details can be found on the Community Council page but, in short, the Council is here to serve the community so if you have a problem you feel we can help with, or any suggestions you’d like to make we want to hear about them.  The Council also awards sums of money to local organisations either in the form of a grant or from The Community Chest.  Application forms for Community Chest grants  can be downloaded here or from the Clerk. This year’s closing date for applications is 30 October 2020.