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Thorngate Village Care Group

New advice to STAY ALERT does not take away the need for many to self-isolate and stay at home – please continue to KEEP SAFE. Shops and towns may now be busier than before and harder to social distance. The Care Group has 37 volunteers are all DBS checked and ready, willing and would like to offer help. Please make use of the help on offer. Requests for help – contact any of the following coordinators:
     Liz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  017 94 34 09 93
     Fiona, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  017 94 34 10 98 
     Julie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       017 9434 08 50  
     Mary,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   017 94 34 02 23
     Helen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 017 94 34 06 27
Thorngate Village Care Group is part of Good Neighbours Network and it covers Lockerley, East Dean, East and West Tytherley. We can:
     Collect prescriptions (both urgent and immediate, or regular and ongoing).
     Basic shopping – Lockerley stores/West Tytherley shop, Hansards, Romsey, Salisbury,
     Get a food box for you from the food bank – you may not be working at present or having delays in getting your benefits or finding it hard to manage.
     Phone regularly to make sure you are OK (especially if you are unwell).
     Post letters and parcels at the local post office.
     Collect takeaways from the pub - even deliver fish and chips - Tony’s Frying Machine is back fortnightly!
     Anything else? Just let us know and we will see what we can do.


Do you have a computer, tablet or smartphone?  Would you like to communicate with your friends and families using Skype / Facetime / Zoom / WhatsApp etc but aren't sure how? Friendly technical advice and support is available on the phone from local volunteers. Please contact either:
     Linda from 1600 weekdays or Nathan Kirkham from 1800 weekdays, or either at weekends on 017 94 34 15 72.
     Mark Price 07807 10 18 60 evenings / weekends.   
     Pip Armitage 017 94 34 02 80 evenings/weekends.  
     Simon Broadbridge 017 94 34 14 06 evenings 1900 - 2100 and weekends

Citizens' Advice Test Valley

The service is still open for information, advice, and support via remote services. There are four ways to receive help:
Website – has comprehensive pages on a wide range of topics, including the latest rules about social distancing, going back to the workplace, if you’re struggling to pay your rent or your bills, what benefits you might be able to get, changes to appointments and assessments of benefits, because of coronavirus, if you’re self-employed – Government schemes and whether you can start working again depending on your type of business or you’re worried about a scam.
If you want to speak to a trained Assessor about your problem, you can telephone our local Adviceline on 03444 11 13 06.
You can send an email to the office. To do this go to our local website Find the Advice tab, (along the top banner) choose Email advice and click on the envelope icon to send your message.
Alternatively, you can leave a message on one of our telephones asking for a call-back. Call Romsey on 017 94 52 21 37 or Andover on 012 64 72 36 41.

 Information from SafeLives

This is the national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.  For more resources and advice: This is a difficult and worrying time for everyone – but particularly so for adults and children living with abuse.  If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police. Silent calls will work if you are not safe to speak – use the Silent Solution system and call 999 and then press 55 when prompted. If you cannot use a voice phone, you can register with the police text service - text REGISTER to 999.  You will get a text which tells you what to do next.  Whether you are in danger or concerned about someone else, you can access support through one of the helplines. 

Carer Support and Dementia Advice Service

for Hampshire Providing advice, information and support to carers and people with dementia and memory problems. Contact us if you have any concerns. Phone: 012 64 33 22 97 (select option 3) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lockerley Green Stores

The stores are at the heart of the community, puts its customers and staff at the heart of everything we do and during these challenging times, it has never been more imperative to do so. Serving and supporting our local community is always at the forefront of our priorities. Our fantastic team have been working hard to provide a friendly welcome to all our customers as well as a high standard of service whilst also complying with the social distancing advice. We have Introduced over-the-phone ordering for collection and have become an essential hub to hold customer prescriptions which are then collected and delivered by local volunteers. We are continuing to work on other services we could offer at Lockerley Green Stores such as click and collect and deliveries and will update everyone on our Facebook site as we make progress. After consulting with our Facebook followers, we have adjusted our opening times to 0900 - 1700 Monday to Sunday but with an additional hour between 0800 - 0900 for those who are vulnerable, elderly, or frontline keyworkers. These new opening hours allow our team to replenish and clean the store before we open, so, reducing the number of people in the shop at one time. We have also introduced a maximum of three customers at one time to protect our customers and staff. Both the opening hours and customer restrictions will be adjusted in line with Government advice. During the past two months we have experienced several challenges with missing lines but have successfully maintained the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, bread and a selection of meat. We have done our upmost to keep our shelves full and are sourcing many items from new suppliers to keep up with the demand and limitations. Our weekly delivery days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. We hope our customers can see we are diligently following the guidance set out by the Government and we will continue to adapt as this fast-moving situation dictates. In the meantime, we would like to thank you all for your continued custom and support during this unprecedented time.

Information on the Lockerley Website

The home page of the Lockerley website provides a wide range of information that may be useful in the current times in which we are continuing to respect the restriction of social proximity and unnecessary travel.  Updates to this information should be sent to admin @

West Tytherley Recreation Ground - Basketball Area.

The basketball area on the West Tytherley recreation ground needs refurbishment and repair. To help the Parish Council decide on what works should be carried out, we are seeking the views of the community. Is the basketball area used? Would expenditure for refurbishment be supported? All views and comments are welcome but we are particularly seeking the view of the under 18s. Feedback and comments can be made to Fiona Collier by telephone on 017 94 34 10 98 - 07488 36 34 89 or via email  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing to Peelers, Church Lane, West Tytherley SP5 1JY 

West Tytherley Recreation Ground - Access Gate

Please do not park and obstruct the vehicle gateway to the recreation ground. Recently the groundsman has been unable to access the recreation ground to cut the grass because of vehicles blocking the gate. 

Margaret Rose’s family thank you

The family would like to thank everyone for their cards and memories of our Mum. Special thanks go to the Over 60’s members for the beautiful flowers and to Vicar James for the simple, yet fitting service at the graveside. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at East Tytherley Church when circumstances permit, to which everyone who knew Mum would be most welcome. 

West Tytherley Community Shop

West Tytherley is very fortunate to have a community shop and the village would like to send a massive thank you to the staff, volunteers and the outreach post office who have provided such an excellent service during the corona crisis. All have worked particularly hard but special praise should go to Ian Hunter whose commitment and endeavour has been immense. Please continue to use and support our community shop. 

The Black Horse West Tytherley

Tel 017 94 34 03 08 is running a great takeaway service every day from 1200 – 1400 and 1800 - 2000.  With a regular menu of favourites including fish and chips, pies, chili and burgers. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are available on request. Different specials are available every day. You can even have draught beer as a takeaway in your own container. If you have a special request phone Lin or Ken on 017 94 34 03 08 and they will be happy to help. Our doors may be closed but we’re still open. Our friendly and supportive staff are on hand Monday to Friday 0930 - 1700. Leave us a message outside these hours and we will be in touch.

200 Club Winners

For March : Mr Malyn Newitt £25, Ms Victoria Roberts £25, Mr David Rudall £20, Ms Caroline Bowyer £20,
and for April were : Mr Tiff Needell £20, Mrs Emma Davidson £20

Book swap

... is available at the Lockerley Village Hall on Monday and Thursday from 0900 to 1100 in the reading room. Some puzzles and DVDs are also available.