Slingsby Support Group update and thanks

A quick thank you to all our first responders and volunteers who have been in touch with the Slingsby Support Group, to respond to what is a rapidly changing situation as we all take responsibility for keeping each other safe in the current crisis. Everyone in the village should now have received a postcard, offering basic support and help. The government and North Yorkshire are also coordinating efforts and we will see much more of this in the coming days and weeks.

We’re finding our way with what people need. At the moment, given guidance on restricting movement and to help protect our local surgeries and pharmacies, we have decided it would be useful to coordinate prescription collection. We would therefore ask that if it is possible, you submit prescription requests to your first responder by 7pm the night before you need it collecting. If this isn’t possible, don’t worry. It should just give us time to decide which first responder makes the journey, rather than duplicating journeys and contacts with others.

Ampleforth and Hovingham surgery are changing their opening hours:

At the moment, Ampleforth Surgery Reception will be open from 8am-6pm and the Dispensary will be open from 9am-6pm with telephones answered between 10am-5pm and an answerphone between 9-10am and 5-6pm.
Hovingham Surgery will only be open on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8.30am and 1pm.

Derwent Practice opening hours and dispensary details are here:

Again this is a changing picture, so do keep an eye on the website.

The website will also be posting details of great delivery services for food, including Dales of Malton and Hovingham Stores and Bakery. So don’t panic if you don’t normally do online shopping…there are alternatives!

best wishes