Harnessing the Power of Volunteers....
Wiveliscombe Area Partnership
10 Parishes Support
CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19
1002 phone calls
452 requests for help responded to
We couldn’t have done it without the help and support of the local community. On behalf of the Directors of Wiveliscombe Area Partnership and Wiveliscombe Town Council – thank you to all of you who have helped in any way during this difficult time.
As we are gradually being allowed to venture out more and shielding guidance is eased we have now ended the helpline. Anyone needing help will still be able to phone us on the same number 01984 624777. The Community Office will handle the call as business as usual.
The Community Office is now open from August 10th, Monday to Friday 10.30a.m. to 12.00 noon. Visitors will be limited to ‘one in, one out’. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering. We will be able to provide a photocopying service but can only accept the original document by e mail. Books by local authors, caddy bin liners and dog waste bags will also be available to purchase. Payment by card, bank transfer or cheque is preferred. For the time being we will be unable to accept any items for recycling or provide tourist leaflets.
Wivey Link continues to run transport to essential medical and dental appointments. We have introduced comprehensive hygiene measures to ensure the safety of our passengers and drivers which means we have to limit the number of passengers in each vehicle and we need to reserve our capacity for those most in need. So at the moment we are not providing transport for shopping trips or hair appointments. For further information on Wivey Link phone 01984 624666.
We are also now recruiting for more volunteer Wivey Link drivers so if you would like further information about this opportunity to help the local community please contact us on 01984 624666. We have almost 600 registered passengers across the 10 Parishes and beyond and we transport them to medical and other health appointments, shopping trips, lunch clubs, social visits (subject to government guidance of course)
"A Community Charity dedicated to Harnessing the Power of Volunteers"
Wiveliscombe Area Partnership - WAP - is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status and is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of community minded residents plus representatives from the Town and District Councils.
WAP operates from the Community Office in the heart of the Wiveliscombe but serves the larger rural area of some 8,000 inhabitants known as The 10 Parishes (see map). WAP has a strong track record in developing and delivering projects that address rural issues. The company has been built around the principles of innovation, co-operation and collaboration. Its development has been supported by the District, County and Parish and Town Councils and it is in a unique position to understand and drive forward rural strategies.
In addition, WAP organises and runs the biennial 10 Parishes Festival plus the annual Wiveliscombe Street Market and Carnival, normally held in September. Unfortunately, this year, this event has been cancelled.
"The Social, Economic and Cultural Prosperity of the Community
and all who live in it"