Coronavirus Further Update 25 March 2020


Coronavirus Further Update – Special Measures

Coronavirus Networking Help & Support

Any resident who may be self-isolating and/or in need of help or advice please feel free to contact the Parish Clerk or any Parish Councillor or Neighbourhood Watch representatives. Contact details can be found in the Parish News. In addition to our network of Councillors and NHW representatives the council is seeking to extend its emailing network in order to ensure that updates are communicated on a wider basis. If you wish to be party to this networking please forward your email address to the Parish Clerk at;    07936 187566



You will be receiving along with your latest Parish News a leaflet from ViralKindness being a group of volunteer village residents offering their help and assistance ‘free of charge’ to anyone who may be self-isolating. Whether it’s:  picking up shopping – posting mail – collecting urgent supplies – or just a friendly phone call. The leaflet will have their name and contact details. Please feel free to contact your local ViralKindness volunteer who will pleased to assist you


Village Hopper

Due to impact caused by Coronavirus emergency measures as from Thursday 26th March until further notice the Village Hopper will be operating a Saturday timetable only throughout the week. Please check the timetable on this website (village info tab)


BT Kiosk – Book Swap

Whilst we believe that the book-swap may have been a most useful asset during this period of home isolation, the Parish Council have determined by way of a conference call held on Tuesday 24 March that it would be in everyone’s best interests for this facility be closed down until further notice.


Great Houghton Playing Field

You should be aware that the Community Hall has been closed until further notice and therefore all activities have been cancelled. For further information contact: In addition to the closure of the hall, the outdoor equipment has now been placed out of use. People are reminded to maintain social distancing (2m) when using the field  


Great Houghton Church

We have today, 25th March 2020 been advised that the Church of England have announced that with immediate effect all church buildings are to be closed!


White Hart Public House

The Government has now announced that all pubs and restaurants are to be closed however we have been advised by the White Hart that all villagers can order takeaway meals from their main menu with free delivery. 


Radio Times Audible

You may find the following link to Radio Times audible books and games a great way to keep kids (and yourselves) entertained!




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