The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th January via Zoom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a link to the meeting.
During this time of the Covid-19 outbreak many of us are facing the loss of someone we love often in difficult circumstances. Somerset Public Health, MIND in Somerset, and Marie Curie have joined together to offer free bereavement and emotional support to everyone who has been bereaved during the pandemic for whatever reason.
For more details Somerset Bereavement Support Service
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic there will be no West Buckland Annual Parish Meeting in 2020. Cllr Margaret Blogg, Chairman of West Buckland Parish Council, has written a report covering the Parish Council activities for 2019-20
Avon and Somerset Police have produced some advice about ransomware, phishing, working from home and online fraud. These are the most prevalent attacks that the UK police forces are seeing right now due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The documents include a quick reference guide, a presentation and a written information document, which are meant to be read together side by side, but the written document can be read separately.
Please pass on these documents and distribute it throughout your contacts in order to remain safe and secure during this Crisis. Threat actors are increasingly targeting individuals, businesses and organisations and using the pandemic as a manipulation tool to install malware and steal personal information. The attached documents will advise the reader of the current threats and how to create a stronghold for themselves while working from home or using the internet for personal reasons.
The Royal Voluntary Service is currently developing a volunteer-led initiative across West Somerset and Taunton to help reduce isolation and loneliness within older people. The project – known as Community Companions – primary focus is to recruit and train small teams of volunteers to provide companion support to the most isolated within their own communities. The more local the focus the better. R V S provides all the background support, DBS’s, safeguarding, insurance and training services for the volunteers to facilitate such activity to happen safely.
They are currently looking to promote the project throughout West Somerset and Taunton. The aim would be to attract volunteers to join the project and establish a local support network that can then reach out to help the most isolated.
For further information please read the Community Companions Guide
Read the West Buckland Parish Housing Needs Survey Report here
We are still looking for volunteers for the Community Speedwatch Group in West Buckland. If you are interested in joining please see the details on the Community Speedwatch page of this website.