Newton Le Willows - Bedale - North Yorkshire

Newton Le Willows Village Website 

Please Note - All Village Hall social evenings and events are postponed until further notice.

Notice - Parish Council Procedures During Covid-19 Emergency 

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It has been a long two months since our last Newton News. I can't say much water has passed under the bridge because it has been so dry, but while life has indeed changed, so much remains the same as we feel our way out of lockdown. For some it feels like being in a stagnant pool.

Firstly a big thank you to the way in which so many people have responded by helping others, either through the Covid Mutual Aid WhatsApp group or informally as neighbours who spot a need. Much of this has involved shopping or collecting prescriptions, but also many reassuring phone conversations. I know it is invidious to mention names but a special thank you to Aysgarth School for the meals on wheels lunches to mostly 'shielded' people supplied through village volunteers coordinated by Peter Perkins. Thank you also to Helen Audritt who, with Hilary Hepworth and Maggie Brown, have been collecting and delivering supplies from Bedale Community Bakery. A slightly revised list of local suppliers and services is published on another page. Then there has been the industrious making of scrubs, masks and other protective equipment coordinated by Rowena Simpson for which our NHS workers have expressed their gratitude; there have been other masks made for us from Steve and Margaret Pay; the distribution of activity packs provided by the County Council, and surplus eggs from High Parks Tearoom.

Good practice and other guidance has been developing in the light of experience and this is reflected in updated information on official websites. We should be alert to unreliable information from other sources.

We also have a Covid Mutual Aid Facebook page set up by Phil Nunn:

If you have yet to join the WhatsApp group, Bob Sampson can enrol you.

Four of us continue as Co-ordinators, please get in touch if in need of assistance or information and we will do our best to help:

Lisle Ryder, 3 Lumley Terrace, Station Road 450180 or 07900 813259

Bob Sampson, First House, School Lane 450715 or 07592 019664

Jane Hodges, Roseways, Bedale Road 450594 or 07826 931449

Phil Nunn, Quoits House, Station Road 450091 or 07593 666945

Finally we need to remain aware of the fear caused for anyone locked down when there is the risk of domestic abuse. IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. For immediate help call the helpline 03000 110 110, or visit the website If you are in immediate danger dial 999. When the call centre answers, you don’t need to say a word – just dial 55. This is a silent code for domestic abuse. There is also the Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Refuge: 0808 2000 247,

Keep safe,

Lisle Ryder, on behalf of the Parish Council

Adopted from Bedale Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group


What volunteers can do:

Local volunteers can assist with:


Dog walking.

Collecting prescriptions.

Taking things to/collecting items from the Post Office.

Other local errands that can be conducted over the doorstep.

Arrange to keep in touch with a friendly phone call.

What volunteers cannot do:

Enter the homes or cars of vulnerable people.

Provide personal care.

Handle personal or valuable items.

Handle bank cards or PIN numbers.

Give medical advice.

Advice to volunteers:

· Do not enter peoples homes or cars.

· Always let someone know where you are going and what time you expect to be back.

· Keep a mobile phone on you at all times.

· Do not share personal details of beneficiaries or other volunteers.

· Be prepared to show ID to the beneficiary, if requested.

· Volunteers should wash their hands before and after every contact with a beneficiary.

· If delivering shopping please call ahead and let beneficiary know of cost and time you will deliver.

· Shopping should be left at front doors - cash should be left in an envelope to avoid contact or use a click and collect service.

· When handling dog leads wear gloves. Disposable gloves are ideal and should be discarded after use. If not possible then wear re-usable gloves and wash immediately after use.

· Do not take or share photos of beneficiaries or other volunteers without permission.

· Abuse of vulnerable people will not be tolerated and will be reported to the police.

· Don’t over commit yourself - it’s better to help a little and often than a lot - but only once.

If at any point you develop symptoms, or think you may have been in contact with someone who has, then isolate yourself.

The organisers of Newton-le-Willows Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group accept no liability or responsibility for damage or loss of property, infection or other issues resulting from contact between volunteers and beneficiaries.


Supplies for the Village


u Rock House Farm, can deliver their own pork, lamb, sausages, bacon, eggs, jams and chutneys. They also have milk from Lockey’s Dairy. 07931 452147

u Helen and John Bell, at the Hall offer pork, beef, lamb, chicken all from their farms at Newton and Tunstall. Free same day delivery - 07825 982576

u David Heron, who lives in the village has offered  free delivery of bread, fruit and vegetables from Masham 01677 450535 or 07754225033 including meat orders from Rogers Butchers 01765 689459

u Food Weighouse, Bedale food retailer, will deliver – 01677 426436 

u Lockey's Dairy, milk delivered by Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays each week. Also butter, cream and orange juice can be ordered  01677 450960

u Bedale Community Bakery, will deliver Tuesday and Saturdays 07470 370198Helen Audritt is coordinating volunteers to collect for the village (saving delivery charges) 01677 450982.  Tuesday orders must be placed by 5 pm on Sundays and Saturday orders by 5 pm on Thursdays

u Supernews Beadle, will deliver newspapers to the bus shelter before 7 a.m. daily. To make an order, phone them on 01677 422106 and ask to be added to the Newton-le-Willows daily order. The delivery charge is 12p per day payable to Bob Sampson. You pay Supernews only for the paper and they will accept payment over the phone. If you do make an order, please would you let Bob know.

u Cockburn’s, butchers 7 day Meat Packs 01677 422126

u Carrick’s, Fruit, veg and fish 01677 470499, please phone between 8.30am and 2.0pm.

u Fairhurst, at Berry’s Farm shop will deliver Tuesdays and Fridays – 01969 624668

u The Queen’s Head, Finghall, offers takeaway service. For their menue visit then phone your order to 01677 450259

u The Greyhound Inn, Hackforth - 01748 813360

u Springhouse Farm shop, takes telephone orders for delivery next day – 01677 422212

u Jervaulx Abbey Tearooms – deliver treats locally on Fridays for you or for someone special !!     01677 460391 

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Last Updated 12 August 2020                                                                                                                        

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