We understand that Origin Butchers (formerly Powells) is to close its shop after today BUT it will still take phone orders and deliver. Amongst other products, they are selling packs of meat for £20 and £40. Apparently the £20 pack is well able to feed a family of 2 for a week and is very nicely packaged.

A rumour has been circulating that a member of staff in Olveston Village Stores has Covid 19. This is NOT true. The store is fully open and operating a reduced staff system to protect the workers. Also, only 2 customers are allowed inside at a time, so if you have to queue whilst waiting to get in, please stay 6 feet apart from everyone else.

Have you telephoned an elderly (or vulnerable) neighbour today? Why not make this one of your good turns for the day – every day.

Waste collections: as from Monday, there will be a new collection system for the time being at least. Recycling will only be collected every other week and on the same day as your black bin.