COVID-19: Woodmancote Parish Council's Emergency Plan

Woodmancote Parish Council are very aware of the increased need to support vulnerable people in our community and ensuring the most vulnerable are kept safe and well during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We have therefore activated our emergency plan and would appreciate help and support from the community in the following ways:
• If you know of a vulnerable resident in our community, please do make the emergency coordinators aware of them. People at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19
o Aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
o Under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (i.e. anyone instructed
to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
§ Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
§ Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
§ Chronic kidney disease
§ Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
§ Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor
neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral
§ Diabetes
§ Problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have
had your spleen removed
§ A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and
AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
§ Being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)
§ Those who are pregnant
• If you would like to volunteer to support the community during this time, please contact one of emergency co-coordinators. Please state how you would be willing to help, for example: Picking up shopping, picking up medication or even something as simple as making a friendly phone call can make a huge difference. Please also let us know if you have a relevant skill such as a medical background or social care.

Your Woodmancote Parish Council emergency coordinators are:
• Craig Dixon: Telephone: 07861 807249  Email:
• David Lewis: Telephone: 07394 533827  Email:

 Useful links:

 Link to COVID-19 information on Government website

Link to NHS website 

Link to NHS 111 website 

There are a number of local shops in Henfield that are offering free local delivery, click to view the list.

Horsham District council has started compiling a list of vulnerable people, this will allow the Government to prioritise help to those who need it most. If you
meet the criteria overleaf or know someone in our community who does please register at:

• No volunteer should ask for the exchange of money or bank card details
• Nobody should enter your property
• All items should be left at the doorstep
• If you have concerns with callers at your doorstep, please call
Horsham District Council on 01403 215230 or 999 if it is an
emergency and you feel at risk 


Welcome to Woodmancote Parish Council

Woodmancote Parish Council is located in West Sussex partly within the South Downs National Park, on the Mid Sussex border and neighbours the parishes of Henfield, Shermanbury and Albourne.

Woodmancote is a rural parish covering an area some 2090 acres but with only about 270 dwellings and a population in the region of 500. Blackstone is the geographical heart with the boundaries being the B2116 to the north, and south of the A281 in the south. It borders Henfield to the west and Albourne to the east.

St Peter’s Anglican church is situated on the A281 and is thought to date from the 13th Century, having been substantially rebuilt in 1868. In the churchyard there is a monument to two protestant martyrs, Thomas Harland and John Oswald, who were burnt at the stake in Lewes in 1556 in the Marian Persecutions.

The aim of this site is to provide our community with a shop window of events in the parish, easy access to the minutes of previous council meetings and useful information about the area. The Parish Council is the first point of contact in most matters affecting Woodmancote where issues and concerns are discussed and hopefully resolved to the greater good of the community. The council is here to serve you and try to make a difference, so if you have any ideas about the content of the website which may be beneficial, or have any worries or concerns about any matter relating to the parish, please feel free to contact the Parish Clerk – we are here to try to help!

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