Community and volunteer groups offering support
To help people find out about your group, you can:
You can also add details of your group to the Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK website – Somerset County Council are linking through to this website.
Devon County Council’s COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund is providing flexible resources to organisations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the social and economic consequences of this outbreak.
If you would like to volunteer, you could use the links above to find your local group, or contact your local Parish Council (see below).
Blackdown Hills AONB team
We are currently working from home, but we can still be contacted in the usual way. Please be aware that due to childcare responsibilities and redeployment, we may take a little longer to respond to enquiries than we might have otherwise.
County Councils’ advice and support
County councils are responsible for: education, highways, transport planning, passenger transport, social care, libraries, waste disposal and strategic planning.
District Councils advice and support
District Councils are responsible for housing, leisure and recreation, environmental health, waste collection, planning applications and local taxation collections.
East Devon District Council Coronavirus advice and support
Combe Raleigh, Cotleigh, Dalwood, Dunkeswell, Luppitt, Membury, Monkton, Sheldon, Stockland, Upottery, Yarcombe, and parts of Awliscombe, Chardstock, All Saints, Kilmington, Broadhembury, Offwell, Widworthy, Payhembury, Shute.
Mid Devon District Counci Coronavirus advice and support
Clayhidon and Hemyock, along with parts of Uffculme, Culmstock, Kentisbeare
Somerset West and Taunton Coronavirus advice and support
Buckland St Mary, Churchstanton, Otterford, Wambrook, and Whitestaunton and parts of Combe St Nicholas, Corfe, Neroche, Pitminster, Wellington Without, West Buckland, Sampford Arundel, Broadway, and Tatworth and Forton
South Somerset District Council Coronavirus advice and support
Buckland St Mary, Combe St Nicholas, Wambrook, Whitestaunton, and small parts of Broadway, and Tatworth and Forton.
Parish Councils advice and support
Many local parish councils are also providing advice and support to those affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Parish councils are responsible for smaller local services such as parks, community centres and allotments. They can be contacted via your local village hall, parish magazine or Blackdown Hills Parish Network.