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From June 1st the government restrictions are easing slightly, enabling a small number of people to meet, providing that they adhere to the guidance rules.

Groups of up to six people can meet in private gardens, providing those from different households stay two metres apart. This will be the first time the government have permitted other people to enter another household's garden. It is now also allowed to use the toilet in the house, if needed.

Exercise is allowed in groups of up to six from different households, as long as those from different households stay two metres apart. 

As the guidelines relax slightly, you are reminded that you still can't:

  • visit friends and family inside their home or stay overnight.
  • share a private vehicle with someone from another household
  • leave your home to stay at another
  • use public play equipment
  • exercise in an indoor facility or swim in a public pool

The Government have announced further relaxation of rules, which will come into place on 4th July. Everyone is reminded that the Covid-19 virus is still with us and social distancing rules must be maintained to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

A number of members of the community have volunteered to help those less fortunate villagers, who are forced to self isolate during the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

 Our Parish Councillors now co-ordinate a team of volunteer supporters, who are collecting prescribed medication and essential shopping for the elderly and those with health conditions that force them to stay at home. A printed copy of the scheme has been delivered to every household, shared on village social media and attached below. If you are self isolating and require assistance, contact one of our Parish Councillors and they will arrange for your needs to be catered for.

For up to date advice visit:

Government information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public Health England advice

For your shopping needs visit:

Cosgrove Park Store

The shop at the entrance to Cosgrove Park is open

Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 3.00pm

A delivery service is available for people unable to leave home

Telephone: 01908 565797

To seek assistance from the voluntary Community Support Group, see the attached information from the Parish Council.

Coronavirus Assistance 18.03.20 FINAL.pdf File Uploaded: 8 May 2020 114.3 KB

Community Larder Scheme

South Northamptonshire Food & Education Alliance (SNFEA) working with South Oxfordshire Food & Education Alliance (SOFEA) have, in partnership with FareShare, previously established a Community Larder scheme where those that need food (members) are provided with a weekly package containing a pre made box of food, a bag of pre made fruit and veg (if available) and a loaf of bread (if available).

The scheme is now open to any and all households in Cosgrove that are unable to get food supplies, or unable to pay for them. If this applies to your circumstances, you may meet the criteria to receive a weekly food package.  There is no requirement to be a member at this time, although individual household details will need to be provided to SOFEA prior to their provision of the first package.  Food is delivered on a Wednesday each week.

If you would like to receive a food package then please download and complete the attached membership form.  Please include as much detail as you can and then get the form, or a copy, to digory.little@cosgroveparishcouncil.org.uk or call him on 07428 199366 to arrange collection. 

Digory is co-ordinating the initial set up of notifications to SOFEA and deliveries throughout the Parish.