England is now under a national lockdown, as follows:
National lockdown: stay at home
You must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives.
You must not leave your home unless necessary.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble. Find out what you can and cannot do
For more information, please go to: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
If you require assistance with essential food shopping or collection of medical prescriptions, please call one of the Volunteers listed below who will arrange delivery to your door. Volunteers will not be travelling outside of the Parish boundary for shopping or other requirements.
If you are concerned about the effects of loneliness at this time, please also pick-up the phone to any of our Volunteers for a friendly chat.
Chris Edmonds 784794 David Measey 784700 Vicky Glen 784603
Georgina Elias 784127 Wendy Dalton 784440
Lorraine Wicks 784852 Matt Luxton 784633 Jenny Bryant 07936 943195
Michelle Grenney Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny and Peter Morris 01566 780490 Fred and Anita Mead 784505
Jane Sampson 784752 (Please leave a message if not available)
Emma Jewson 01822 870301 or 07951 572144
Lorraine Bassett 784207 or 07933773028 Sarah Davey 01566 780320
For the latest Government information, please go to https://www.gov.uk/
Lifton Strawberry Fields are providing a click and collect or delivery service for food and a range of other items. Please contact: www.strawberryfieldslifton.co.uk/ or 01566 784605.
For the latest information from Devon County Council, please go to https://www.devon.gov.uk/
For the latest information from West Devon Borough Council, please go to https://www.westdevon.gov.uk/
Running Lifton Parish Council under COVID-19 Restrictions
West Devon Borough Council - Financial and Food Support for People in Need
For those who are facing financial hardship as a direct result of the Covid 19 pandemic, West Devon Borough Council has welfare funding that may be able to support them to meet short-term needs. We can also help with financial advice to manage any debts and budget effectively to meet household needs.
Many West Devon businesses and members of the Community are already supporting local families both through the pandemic and during school holidays. As your local councillor, I can help direct you towards organisations that can help, such as foodbanks.
Should any household find that they are struggling financially, I would strongly urge them to contact West Devon Borough Council, or myself, for advice. We can help support short-term needs. Find out more here: https://westdevon.gov.uk/covid19residents#Emergency%20Financial%20Assistance
Cllr. Chris Edmonds, Lead Member for Resources & Performance, Member for Tamarside Ward, West Devon Borough Council
Tel: 01566 784794 / 07775 662459
In order to continue as far as possible with the continuation of business under Covid-19 restrictions, an emergency delegation has been made in line with advice from NALC, DALC and national Government.
All decisions that have been taken by the Clerk as Proper Officer of the council under the Emergency Scheme of Delegation as a result of the Coronavirus Bill 2020 and associated Government Restrictions will be kept on a register. The register is made in accordance with the 2014 Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations. This register will be reviewed at the relevant monthly meeting following any new decision(s) taken by the Clerk as Proper Officer.
Prior to this meeting, if you have any further questions on the emergency delegation and the continuing work of the Lifton Parish Council, please contact Sue Willis, Parish Clerk at email@example.com
Lifton is an attractive village set in a corner of West Devon with a wealth of history and interest. It is in the valley of the river Lyd, about a mile from where it meets with the river Tamar and four miles East of Launceston.
Lifton falls within the Borough of West Devon and with a population of 1180, plays an important role as a local centre for jobs and services.
Parish Councils are an essential part of the fabric of local democracy in this country and play a key role in our villages. They operate as non-political bodies serving the community by dealing with local issues and working closely with the borough councils to keep them in touch with the needs of the people from smaller communities.