Covid-19 Help & Information

This page will carry help and useful information through the difficult year ahead.  If you have anything to add to this notice board, then please let the webmaster know on

Village Support Group

Have you been told that you need to self-isolate? Do you need support?

Johanna Payne has agreed to coordinate members of both halves of our village who are prepared to support people who have been identified by the NHS as having Covid-19 or those who have been told to isolate themselves by staying indoors. If you need help with, for example; essential shopping or collecting medicines then contact Richard or Johanna Payne.

If you would be prepared to help a household in this way. please let Johanna know so that we can increase the number of volunteers.  Thank you for your support.

St Giles Church

The Churchwardens send a message:

The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close. We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19 and we must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives and take the burden off the NHS. Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, St Giles and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.

Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in St Giles, however, our Gauzebrook Group website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.

Our curate is offering morning prayer and compline (night prayer) on the Gauzebrook Group website as a live video and you can also see the Gauzebrook Group Facebook Page videos.

The vicar and churchwardens of St Giles can be contacted in an emergency 

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

Parish Life Magazine

It has not been possible to deliver the magazine for the Gauzebrook Group of Parishes this month, but you can find the April edition by following The Church menu tab.

The Parish Hall

Please note that The Parish Hall is closed until further notice.

The Covid-19 Community Group Directory

This Wiltshire Council directory of helpful Community Groups can be found  Here.

Wiltshire Council Information

Their Covid-19 web page can be found Here.

Spring Fete & Novelty Dog Show

It probably comes as no great surprise to anyone that we have had to cancel this event.

However, the fete will return next year and it will all be bigger and better and celebration of all that we have missed. It will be a Triumph.

Looking Forward to The  2021 Village Fete

But in the meantime, it’s never too early to get your thinking cap on for The Christmas Decorations Trail…

Stanton Manor Hotel

Jessie Varney the Food and Beverages Manager and the Sous Chef are still resident at the hotel and they have set up a Stanton Manor Shop at the end of their driveway. The shop will be open from 10am-7pm on Wednesday to Sunday.


The Price List

  • Homemade Scones & Jam – £2.50 (contains gluten, egg & milk)
  • Homemade Flapjack – £2.50 (contains gluten, egg & milk)
  • Homemade Brownies – £2.50 (contains gluten, egg & milk)
  • Homemade Bread – £2.50 (contains gluten, egg & sesame seeds)
  • Crisps – 50p
  • Onions & Potatoes – Donation

Please help yourself to eggs at no extra cost as they are past their ‘best before’ date of 27th March 2020, but still within their ‘use by date’. Simply help yourself to any of our goods and pop your donation into the jar. We hope you are all keeping safe and well. Best wishes, The Team at Stanton Manor.


A Statement from Gareth Williams, Chief Executive Officer.

I am writing to update you on our operations during this unprecedented global issue. Following Government advice, all teams that are able to work remotely are doing so. This includes our Customer Support and Network Build Care teams who are normally based in our head office in Abingdon. They are still working but the high volume of calls and emails currently, combined with remote working is increasing our response time. So, if you have tried to call or email us, please bear with us and we will respond as quickly as possible.

As I write to you, our intention is to carry on with our activities maintaining, building and installing new customers on our network. Gigaclear provides essential internet access services to communities across rural Britain. The Government’s ‘Key Worker’ policy includes utilities and those in the telecoms sector, among others. However, as you will appreciate the situation and guidance changes and we will follow Government advice. The latest updates will be posted on the news pages of our website, under the Operational Update.

Never has connectivity been more important for the communities we have built to and those we are still working to reach. Following guidance to take additional precautions and physical distancing, Gigaclear field-based employees and our contractor partners are continuing work in communities where it is safe to do so. This is to ensure we are able to extend our network to communities who rely on our infrastructure and service to keep them connected, so that they can work effectively from home, access key public services online and continue to educate their children during school closures.

Site teams have been instructed to observe physical distancing guidelines where practical, as advised by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) but may need to carry out certain activities and operations where this may not always be possible, in order to continue providing this vital service without disruption.

To report any issues or if you have concerns about teams working in your area, please contact our Network Build Care team on 01865 591 137 or via email at


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