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Draft minutes of Parish Council meeting 4th March 2020

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In the current Coronavirus emergency, the measures which have been introduced significantly reduce social interaction within the dale.  This will particularly affect those who have been asked to self isolate.  As a community we want to help each other as much as possible.  Much of this will happen informally between neighbours or within families.  However we thought it would be helpful to provide a focal point where people can offer help to the community or request help from the community.

Following the email sent out on 28th March by Carol asking for volunteers to help the local community, we have had a great response and thank you to everyone who has offered up their time to help primarily with delivery of shopping and medicines.  Please see below the list of offers of help and volunteers, contact numbers are provided and if you need help then please ring anyone on the list.

Many Thanks

Bilsdale Midcable Parish Council

North Yorkshire County Council, North York Moors National Park Authority and others are providing regular updates and information about this epidemic.

The Buck Inn

The Buck Inn have kindly volunteered their service to consolidate orders and place them with their food wholesaler (Brakes).  Brakes have a minimum order quantity of £100 and as long as the combined orders meet this threshold they will deliver to the pub and then individuals can collect their food from the pub.

In order to use this service please go to the Brakes website  to browse their food and household offer (this is called catering supplies on their website).  Select the products you want and record the product name and product code and then email your order to the Buck Inn  The product code is particularly important as this is how the orders are placed with Brakes.

Brakes deliver on a Tuesday and Thursday to The Buck Inn so orders need to be with Helen & Wolfgang by 13.00hrs on Sunday and Tuesday respectively.  Helen & Wolfgang will call or email to arrange a time for collection from the pub and payment is made over the phone to The Buck Inn by card (01642 778334).

Please remember that Brakes is a foodservice wholesaler and as such pack sizes are larger than you would normally get in a supermarket.  You must, therefore, be able to store, freeze or share what you get as the pub is unable to split up packs to make the pack size smaller.

In addition, the pub's fresh fruit and vegetable supplier, QFS, is now offering home delivery from Monday to Friday for the elderly and those at high risk from Coronavirus.  Contact them on 01642 249994 and to view their range please go to If you have any problems please contact the Buck Inn as they are also continuing to receive deliveries from QFS.

Helmsley Brewing Co

From 26th March they have been offering a home delivery service on the following beers:

  • Yorkshire Legend - a 3.8% classic Yorkshire Bitter
  • Howardian Gold - a 4.2% Golden Ale
  • Striding the Riding - a 4% Northern Pale
  • HiPA! - a 5.5% craft IPA (currently bottle only)
  • Helmsley Honey - a 4.5% honeyed Golden Ale (currently bottle only)

The beers are available in:

  • Boxes of 12 x 500ml bottles (either single brands or in mixed boxes) at a delivered price of £30
  • Beer in a box, each 5 litre box is at a delivered price of £20

To order call the brewery on 01439 771014 or Kyle on 07772 835959 and leave a message.  Alternatively please email them on  They need your name, your address and your order with payment being made on delivery.


Below are the people who have offered their help with shopping and medicine collection for those that are self-isolating.  Please contact them direct for help or if you need any other specific help then please contact Jenny Smith in the first instance.

  • Derek & Alison Ingleson, Cross Holme Farm, Chop Gate TS9 7JS, 01439 798155 - in addition to help where required, Derek & Alison can also supply eggs and at the time of publishing they have eggs available.  The eggs can be collected from the farm.
  • Jenny & Robin Smith, Chop Gate, 01642 778166 - in addition to shopping and medicine collection in Stokesley we can also collect shopping from the Buck Inn and deliver it to you
  • Jean Bowes, Raisdale, 01642 778254 - she is happy to do shopping and collect medicines when she goes into Stokesley
  • Anne Heading, Middlesbrough, 01642 710045 - she is happy to help where required
  • Daphne Kirk, 07800 662486 - she works in the Helmsley pharmacy and is happy to deliver any prescriptions in the Chop Gate area.  Please contact her on her mobile
  • Marc Roberts, Middle Bilsdale, 07941 813746 - he can collect and deliver evenings and weekends
  • Miriam Stanton, Seave Green, 01642 778223 - she goes to Stokesley daily so can collect food and medicines as required
  • Jane Benwell, Fangdale Beck, 07855 793603 - she is happy to help with shopping and collections from Stokesley  as required
  • Sue Barker, Chop Gate, 07974 185222 - she is happy to help with shoppoing and collections from Stokesley as required
  • Peter Smith, Raisdale, 01642 778278 - he can collect and deliver as required
  • David & Ann Winship, Middle Bilsdale, 07812 179041 - they can help with shopping and collections from Stokesley as required

If you need help please contact one of the volunteers and we will do our best to help you.  Finally we would like to thank Helen & Wolfgang and all of our volunteers for responding so quickly to our email, it really shows the strength of our local community.  If you would like to volunteer to help in some capacity please contact us.



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