Last Updated on 13th April 2020 by Ian

Lockdown Update – Easter Monday 13 April

We’re entering our fourth week of lockdown, I hope everyone is finding their own way of getting through this.  Remember we have volunteers to help with essential needs if you are self isolating so please call me if you have a problem and I will do my best to help (01423 330746)

From Tuesday 14 April the Whixley village shop will close at 1.30pm Monday to Friday. This will give time to clean and restock.  Helen and her team continue to offer a wide range of goods, including daily bread deliveries.  You can order in advance and use the ‘pip and collect’ service.  Whixley Shop 01423 339885 and Spellows at Marton cum Grafton 01423 32234

Tancred Farm Shop 01423 330764 Open 8 to 6pm – you can order by phone and collect at an agreed time (24 hours notice if possible). They are operating a one way system within the shop to allow space for social distancing.

Ainsty Farm Shop – order and collect service only 01423 331897.

Thank you to all our local shops for their hard work.  Shop local.

Many of you are enjoying walking around the village and using our many public footpaths, please stay on the footpaths. I will try this week to display footpath maps in the windows of the village hall for those unsure of where to go.

The playing field is still open but please don’t use this as an area to gather and drink.

Chris Roberts, the Village Hall Management Committee Chairman, spent time on Saturday clearing broken glass from the football goal. We found more bottles on the bank nearby.  The police have been informed and are visiting all the local villages regularly,  they have the following powers:

Police can enforce the two key social distancing rules, which ban:

■   Leaving the place where you live “without reasonable excuse”

■   Being in a public gathering of more than two people

If someone refuses to follow the regulations – for instance a request to go home – officers can give them an on-the-spot fine of £60, reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days. If they keep breaking the law, more fines can be given – up to a maximum of £960.

Sadly no one is immune to catching Covid 19, so many people are dying each day, please stick to the rules and don’t put yourselves and others at risk. 

Please check the village website for further help and advice and activities to pass the time:

Please stay safe, and if you feel able, join in the Thursday night (8pm) clap which gets louder each week.


Clare Beckett
Whixley Parish Council & Resilience Committee