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Volunteer spirit in Sidmouth

  • by JW

Citizens and neighbourhoods offering to help out


The Devon and Cornwall Neighbourhood Watch is encouraging as many groups as possible to make plans to support their neighbours:

.Good Neighbourhood  |


The Citizens’ Advice Bureau, staffed by volunteers, is working overtime to provide practical information:

Citizens Advice Sidmouth expands telephone and online services in response to Coronavirus |


The postings on the Sidmouth Community Facebook pages carry a lot of useful info, offers of and requests for help and questions which need answering:

Sidmouth Community |


Meanwhile, “a directory of help schemes aimed at helping the town’s most vulnerable residents has been put together by Sidmouth Town Council amid the Covid-19 outbreak:”

Help for those who need it most in Sidmouth  |


Finally, the Sid Valley Help website is particularly helpful:

Sid Valley Help is a local charity that provides information on health and social care support services and organisations in the Sid Valley. During the coronavirus outbreak we are working with Sidmouth Town Council and other local organisations to provide information and support. 


Information To find out about health and social care services and organisations in the Sid Valley:

  • click on one of the boxes on the right-hand side column and follow the links, or 

  • look at the lists on the Information page, or 

  • phone us:  01395 892011 or text 07378 964521 and we will call you back.


Advice from Sid Valley Practice GPs on Coronavirus outbreak 18 March 2020:

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit

If you have a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature, please stay at home for 7 days. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, visit the NHS 111 online service.

Do not attend the Surgery with a high temp (above 37.8). Due to Coronavirus we will now be undertaking telephone triage – if you have a GP appointment booked you will be contacted by a GP for a telephone consultation.

Nurse appointments – Diabetic, Asthma & COPD reviews will be by telephone.



telephone 01395 512601  


Sidmouth Town Council – Community Resources leaflet 19 March 2020

Sidmouth Town Council have issued a leaflet on Community Resources in response to the outbreak. A copy can be downloaded HERE. Various local groups, businesses and individual volunteers are providing services for people who may not have family or friends to help them. The leaflet provides a summary of the schemes operating within the Sid Valley, particularly home delivery for food. Up to date information will be posted on the Town Council website visit:


Sid Valley Help booklet ‘Telephone Shopping and Home Delivery’

The booklet was updated in January 2020 and lists businesses offering a range of goods and services. It can be downloaded HERE.  We have a small number of printed copies and to request one to be posted to you please phone us on 01395 892011 and tell us your name and address.