Corona Virus – Prestbury Parish Council Update 08/04/2020

Bank Holiday Weekend.

Over the weekend the Parish Council Office will be fully closed.  Emails to the will be regularly checked.

If you or a friend/neighbour require support for food deliveries by the Prestbury Volunteers please email or if urgent please call 07772507593.

Stay At Home

Please remember the Government message stays the same:

Stay at home and if you have to go out you must maintain a 2 metre (6 foot) distance between people.



Corona Virus – Update 26/03/2020

Gloucestershire’s Community Help Hub

This is the link for the Gloucestershire Help Hub  and this provides information and links to online forms so that you can:

  1. Request help.
  2. Offer help
  3. Flag up a neighbour who needs help
  4. Or offer support from you business.

If you are unable to use the online forms we have a phone line available, please call 01452 583519.

The lines are open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm. This is a priority telephone line for people who  need help or are volunteering, please do not use it for reporting other issues.   

We will pass on the information to the relevant district or borough council to connect people who can help each other, or if appropriate refer individuals to an existing service.

If you prefer to contact Prestbury Parish Council directly, please call 01242 575129 or

Corona Virus – NHS advice

Spot the signs of coronavirus – NHS advice

To help keep your community safe, stay at home if you have either:

A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).

A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).

Corona Virus – Prestbury Update – 20th March 2020

Corona Virus – Do you need help?

Prestbury Parish Council (PPC) is coordinating volunteers who will be able to deliver food and medicines for vulnerable, elderly or people who are self-isolating within the local community.

We have agreed that this is purely a free delivery service and that there will be no financial interaction between the volunteer and the recipient.

There are several local neighbourhood groups and charities doing similar activities.

If you feel you need assistance in the collection of food or medicines, or you know of somebody you require assistance then please contact me.

Telephone:    01242 575129                     email:

Kind regards

Simon Dove, Parish Clerk

Parish Council Office, The Pavilion, New Barn Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL52 3LP.


Volunteers needed – update

We have had a large number of people contact us following our ‘Call for Volunteers’ – many thanks for such a positive response.  It looks like we have sufficient numbers.

We are now collating this information.

The next stage is to seek to identify people who made need assistance, clarify their needs and working with other agencies to coordinate how we provide support.

We will be contacting those volunteers who have been signed up as soon as possible.

The Parish Council is looking compile a list of volunteers who may be able to provide support in the Prestbury area during the current Corona virus situation.

Volunteer  drivers will be required for delivery of essential foods and drugs.  Please email me your contact details and where you live and we will compile a list.

We are in discussions with the Pharmacy, Village Store and Waghorne’s the Butchers at the moment.

In addition, please can you raise this with your neighbours and friends and let me know of individuals who may require assistance.

Simon Dove, Parish Clerk

01242 575129

Kings Arms Car Parking

Kings Arms, Prestbury

 Car Park

Further to recent discussions between the Kings Arms and Prestbury Parish Council (PPC) regarding car parking at the Kings Arms.

Due to clear abuse of the Kings Arms free car park it has been reluctantly decided that car-parking charges will be introduced on a pay and display basis with refunds available for Kings Arms customers.

In order to support local businesses, they have strongly re-affirmed their commitment to only introduce charging from 11am onwards enabling access to the Prestbury High Street.

It is hoped that these measures will dissuade those car owners who are parking their cars for long periods of time.

Race Week

During Race week the car park will be chained off entirely from Tuesday to Friday with an all-day attendant in place.