Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, all social events within the village have been cancelled.
I have set up a support page which will include all of the latest news for the village regarding Covid-19
Obviously there are going to be some people in need of help over the next weeks and months and we have therefore set up a support network. If you need help, or are able to offer help then please have a look here
Ian Collins is kindly offering some help for local businesses to develop digital marketing and internet sales. This may help you to keep going over the difficult times ahead and may even help to grow your business now.
If you think he may be able to help you, then take a look here for further details
There are two urgent messages from the Grove Medical Centre. Please read carefully. They may not apply to you directly, but you may be able to make others aware.
Updated information issued by The Grove Medical Centre regarding child vaccinations: “We have been made aware that a segment on Good Morning Britain last week shared some incorrect information suggesting that the immunisation programme was suspended. This is NOT correct, it’s very important to maintain good coverage of immunisations, particularly in the childhood programme.
If your child is due their vaccinations please ensure you keep the appointment. We have measures in place to ensure you and your child are kept safe. If you wish you can wait in your car until the nurse calls you in. Otherwise you can go straight into the blue waiting room (no need to check in). If you do need to cancel the appointment please ensure you rebook it as soon as possible 💉 “
Updated information issued by The Grove Medical Centre regarding dispensary team and local pharmacists: Our dispensary team, along with local pharmacies are currently inundated with medication requests. We now require 3 working days between the time you order your medication and the time in which it will be ready for collection. Please do NOT turn up before this time period unless your need is urgent (in which case please notify the dispenser when ordering).
Over the coming weeks we are expecting to have less staff in the building at any one time as we must protect our staff and patients in line with the Government advice, and we also predict staff to be self isolating at times. This may mean that telephone wait times are a little longer than usual. We trust you will be understanding of this. We are still here to help you when you need us, we just ask for your patience. Thank you
Cate Dixon has set up an alternative supplier for fresh fruit and veg boxes to be delivered in Leigh. There will obviously be a very high demand for this type of service, so if you want to place a regular order, please contact Cate ASAP.
Market Street Garden veg / fruit / veg and fruit box scheme for Leigh.
Cate Dixon will act as coordinator for the village and the key points are listed below:
Please contact Cate by email or phone or text to place your order by 3pm on a Thursday for a Friday delivery.If you don’t need a box for this week, or any week, you don’t need to contact me. Just contact me when you do want a box.
Please specify your choice of box; veg box, fruit box or mixed fruit and veg box.
The bill and bank details for Market Street Garden will be inside the first box delivery. You pay after your first delivery, then you can pay in advance for subsequent deliveries.
Please pay by BACS transfer if you can. Alternatively by cheque. Details to be in your first box.
The boxes will be delivered every Friday to the village for collection. Cate will deliver boxes to your door if you are elderly or frail – please let her know when you place your order.
Keep the empty box and bring it back to be collected and re-used. They’re wooden boxes so good hand hygiene practice please!
Although they will be standard boxes, Adrian is open to suggestions such as, more leafy veg/ less root veg or the other way round. He’s aiming for some variation in contents week to week. He suggests we make our comments on how it’s going and we can review it 2 weeks time.
You can also request eggs, jam, chutney, fruit juice to be added to your order.
The standard box will cost £30
The Market Street Garden shop on Cheap Street, Sherborne is now closed.
Please contact Cate Dixon to place an order on: or 07 971 061 335