From plan coordinators Louise Taylor and Sue Stacey:

Since the middle of March Alpington with Yelverton Parish Council has been coordinating a band of local residents who had volunteered to help in the villages in the case of an emergency situation. The situation was, as everyone is now aware, the Corona virus pandemic.

The volunteers were allocated an area to cover and made introductions to residents through a card dropped through letter boxes, letting them know how we could help. This resulted in anyone who was shielding or vulnerable and wanted some support having shopping or prescriptions collected and delivered to them.

From the feedback Sue and I have received I’m aware how much this support was appreciated.

Following government advice around people shielding we have brought this activity under the emergency plan to a close. If there is anyone who still feels they need support please call either myself or Sue, contact details below.

One of the most pleasing things through this difficult time was the way the community has come together and we hope that this will continue.

A suggestion has been made that a small team of volunteers, independent of the parish council, will continue to offer support but how this would be taken forward has to be decided.

Sue and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who offered to help and we hope
that we will all be able to meet together to celebrate our achievements.

Louise Taylor, coordinator, 01508 492599
Sue Stacey, deputy coordinator, 01508 491185