Glyntraian Community Council, along with Community and Parish Councils all over the UK, is well aware of the discomfort, distress and worry that the COVID-19 virus outbreak is bringing. Our recommendation is that you should follow the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and keep the risk of infection and the spread of infection as low as possible. We request that everyone remains calm in the developing situation.
For latest information see https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
For latest Public Briefing notes from Wrexham County Borough Council see: https://beta.wrexham.gov.uk/service/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information
The coronavirus is a very serious risk to those aged over 70 and those in this age group must remain in self-isolation at home in accordance with UK Government guidelines. For those in Glyntraian and in self-isolation without family or friends to help, ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers will be able to assist with delivering groceries and prescriptions. If you are a Glyntraian resident and have no access to family and friends for support, please contact Davena Davies (Community Agent) on 07870 337091, or Stephanie Masters (Clerk to Glyntraian Community Council) on 07535 733418.
Mandy and Phil at the Pontfadog Post Office are taking orders and are doing their best to meet these. They will advise about payment at the time the order is placed. For further information please visit their Facebook page.
You can order groceries from Stans (St Martins) over the phone (01691 772348) and pay for these with your debit card. Each week orders must be placed by Tuesday and will be ready for collection on Thursday. When calling to order groceries you must state you are a Ceiriog Valley resident. If you are a Glyntraian resident and aged over 70 or self-isolating with no access to family and friends for support, ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers will be able to collect and deliver your order to you.
Once you have placed your order with Stans you must inform us that you have ordered groceries that require collection by calling Stephanie Masters (Clerk to Glyntraian Community Council) on 07535 733418.
The Glyn Ceiriog Doctors’ surgery is now closed. If you need a repeat prescription, you can take it to the pharmacy in Glyn Ceiriog and it will be sent to Llangollen Health Centre where your request will be dealt with. Alternatively, you can call to arrange a prescription by phoning the doctors surgery in Llangollen (01978 860625). Any prescriptions will come back to the pharmacy in Glyn Ceiriog for collection. Allow 3 days for this process. For those aged over 70 years and/or become ill in self-isolation ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers will be able to collect and deliver these to you.
The Chirk Doctors’ surgery is also closed to walk-in patients. However, if you take your prescription and post it in the repeat prescriptions post box near the front entrance of the surgery it will be processed. For further information see the surgery’s website: https://www.chirksurgery.co.uk/coronavirus. For those aged over 70 years and/or become ill in self-isolation ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers will be able to collect and deliver these to you.
In accordance with the latest Government guidance designed to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus the Pontfadog and Dolywern playgrounds are now closed until further notice.
Shopping (Fruit and vegetables deliveries)
Mike Hughes from the vegetable shop in Chirk says he is happy to deliver up the Valley. He has a full range of fruit and vegetables. He also has compost at the moment and he is hoping to have plants within the next two weeks. He can deliver 25 kg sacks of potatoes (price today is £11.90). He can also supply milk and Llaeth y Llan yoghurts. There will be no minimum order charge.
He will do deliveries on Tuesday (orders must be in by Monday) and on Friday (orders in by Thursday). Orders are to be placed by phone: 01691 774850. Payment can be in cash or by card.
Ready Prepared Meals
The award winning Caffi Cwtch meal delivery service run by Nightingale House is now delivering to the Ceiriog Valley on Wednesdays at 4pm. There is no charge for delivery, but Nightingale House would welcome donations to cover fuel costs.
For menu and prices see https://www.nightingalehouse.co.uk/caffi-cwtch/
Meals will be delivered to the Oliver Jones Hall for collection. If you are aged over 70 or are unwell and in self isolation with no immediate access to family or friends to help ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers will deliver the meals to you.
If you place an order, please inform Stephanie (07535 733418).
Grocery Deliveries from Stans
PLEASE NOTE: ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers are ONLY collecting essential grocery orders (food, hygiene and cleaning products) from Stans on Thursdays ONLY. Orders must be placed and paid for over the phone by Tuesday. You will need to advise Stans your order is being collected by a volunteer and therefore you do not require a delivery. You must inform Stephanie (07535 733418) that you have placed an order for collection.
Deliveries by volunteers are ONLY for residents aged over 70 or those unwell and in self isolation, who have no immediate access to family or friends to help.
Just a reminder, for those not in the above categories, Stans do have a delivery service for residents in the Ceiriog Valley. When placing an order, you will need to give your name and address over the phone and ask for delivery. The cost of delivery is £9.00.