Corona Virus Update and Support
On Monday 16th March the government advised that social distancing measures should be taken by all to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of corona virus (COVID-19). This has meant that nearly all local social events and groups have been cancelled and vulnerable people have been advised to isolate themselves.
Today the announcement has been made that schools and nurseries will close on Friday 20th March, there will be childcare provisions put in place to ensure key workers can continue working.
There will be many people in our communities who may struggle over the next few weeks as a result of this. Many people may begin to feel lonely and isolated needing help with day to day shopping or just a supportive chat.
Let’s all work together as a community, be mindful of your family members and neighbors by offering help and support where possible.
The Town Council are here to assist people in self isolation that need support and help to get urgent supplies such as shopping or prescriptions, they also need willing volunteers who can assist with this service.
If you need assistance or are willing to offer help where you can please contact the Clerk on Clerk@leyburntowncouncil.gov.uk or 07557997285.
Useful numbers and local services
Campbells, Leyburn- Unfortunately this delivery service has been suspended due to the current strains we are facing.
Halls Family Butchers
Fresh local meat and vegetables. They will take orders over the phone and deliver to your house.
Call 01969 622122
Will deliver fresh produce on a Wednesday.
All orders are to be placed two days in advance. The day before delivery we will call the day before to arrange payment.
To place an order simply call 01677470499 or alternatively, email
They are also offering a collection point at our shop in Snape where people can order in advance and collect from a collection area having paid in advance by card payment.
Fairhursts at Berry’s
Are offering a new main meals delivery service bringing traditional pre-cooked meals to your door. Special diets (gluten free etc) can be catered for. Other groceries can be added to your order from Berry’s Farm Shop. Tel 01969 624668
Andersons Takeaway, Middleham
Good quality home cooked meals delivered free of charge. You can pre-pay for friends and family. Tel 01969 629290
Offer a takeaway service. You can place your orders by calling 01969-623-909.
Alternatively you can order online – Click the SHOP NOW button on our FACEBOOK page
Leyburn pet shop
Leyburn Pets will operate as normal. We understand there will be an increased demand for our delivery service and will increase capacity as required. Deliveries will be free within 10 miles of Leyburn with a minimum order of £10. Your delivery can be left at your front door or in a porch, shed, garage etc as required.
If you require a delivery please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01969 622953 (please leave a message if no answer). Once we receive your request for a delivery we will telephone to arrange payment, confirm your details and let you know when to expect delivery.
Salon Beautique, Leyburn
Are offering all their usual hair and beauty services in an At Home service if you are isolating and provided that you and your household have no symptoms. For existing and new customers
Tel 01969 623029
Small business grant funding
In the budget held on 12 March 2020, the Government announced various measures to support businesses in paying business rates as a result of the Coronavirus.
These measures are:
- To increase the level of the retail discount to 100% (currently at 50%) for eligible retail businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of less than £51,000
- To expand the types of properties that retail discount can be awarded on to include hospitality and leisure properties (such as museums, hotels, theatres and gyms)
- Increase the level of pubs discount from £1,000 to £5,000 for pubs with a rateable value less than £100,000
The Government also announced funding for small businesses that are entitled to small business rate relief. For those businesses currently eligible for small business rate relief or rural rate relief, £10,000 will be provided. We are waiting on further information from the Government as to how this funding will be administered.
HMRC have just set up a help line specifically for the self employed and businesses who will be struggling over the next few months. They give advice on your tax and any benefits you can claim for. Business rates support
HMRC Corona virus helpline : 0300 456 3565
The latest updates are broadcast live on BBC 1 every afternoon and can be found online www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
You can also subscribe to the Town Council newsletter by entering your details on the website leyburntowncouncil.gov.uk and you will be informed of any news posted.
If you feel unwell, please contact the NHS 111 or Leyburn GP Surgery for help. In an emergency, please ring 999
Hope we can all get through this OK together!