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Local CoVid-19 Info

Following the easing of restrictions to church buildings due to Covid-19 the PCC are pleased to say that the Church will be open for private prayers on Wednesdays between 11 and 12 am. Please use the hand sanitiser on entry and observe social distancing. If you wish to go to the church at any other time please call David Wood to arrange on 01398371240.


In these extraordinary times, we’d like to do everything we can to help, and to make the current ‘lockdown’ as unchallenging as possible. We are aware that efforts are already being made by villagers to help one another, and we’d urge everyone to give a moment’s thought to anyone who might need a phone call, or an offer of some kind of help.

Contacts and help:  

Fran a’Brook 01398 371 279: 

Val Thompstone 01398371595 

Libby Warden 01398 371 624. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are in need of help.

Some people also use Facebook - Here is a link to the page - you don't need a FB account to read this page, just paste into a browser and if the box to log in or register comes up, there is a smaller option below in blue that says not now. Should anyone wish to post something on it, please contact Admin – Janet Beattie, on 01398 371 603; we’re keen to keep the FB page.


Dan and Della at The Lowtrow Inn have opened a pop- up shop, selling essentials and take-away food. They are also a delivery point for prescriptions from Dulverton Surgery – we can arrange delivery to your home from there, (You’ll need to speak to the surgery to arrange this). Pop up shop opening hours are 12pm-2pm and 6pm onwards.  Tel. 01398 371 220

The village notice board is near that at the driveway to the village hall - so hopefully anyone that has information to share can put notices / leaflets there and at the pub.


Bampton Fresh – fruit and veg, eggs and grocery items and fresh milk in your own bottle. They will deliver and can also arrange meat and bread from Bampton Butchers, and Bawden’s Bakery (you need to arrange this first with the butcher- 01398 331 208 and Bawden’s Bakery- 01398 331 426 or speak to Val – number below)  

Links below to useful information from Bampton PC


Dulverton Area Support Group have many volunteers and can arrange deliveries of food, pharmacy pick-ups, dog walking and now Meals on Wheels (starting this week). All information is on their Facebook page. If you’d like to contact their admin ( Sandra Collett or Amanda Rae), please get in touch with Fran a’Brook.

Shops in Dulverton delivering to Upton;

Lloyd Maunder Butcher – 01398 322 978

R&N Fruit and Veg (also fresh milk – own bottle)- 07483 277090

If anyone is happy to volunteer in any way please let Fran or Libby know. (



Upton Parish Council Local CoVid-19 Info