Church Fenton - Covid-19 Information

Are you Impacted due to the Coronavirus? Although you may not need it now, a friend, family member, neighbour, or even you may require assistance. The following information aims to provide sources of help, advice and contact details to help you through the current difficulties.

Church Fenton Covid-19 Action Group

We are here to support and keep our community safe. We must stress the importance of staying at home, only leaving when absolutely necessary. All vulnerable groups and families with symptoms must self-isolate to protect our community. We continue to work with Tadcaster Community Action Group who are providing us with support. For up to date information and to request support, please contact us in the following ways:

Church Fenton Support - Tel: 0779 5071741 - Parish Clerk - see also the contact details on the Parish Council page

Wider Community Advice - Landline: 01937 326010

Would you like to volunteer? Please phone 0780 1965268

Facebook: Church Fenton Parish Council

If you need financial support at this time, we can access a variety of funding streams and grants to provide amongst other things, food vouchers. Don't be afraid, please get in touch if we can help you.

If there is anything that is not covered on this web page, or any particular help and support that you feel you require, please get in touch. Stay Safe and follow Government guidelines.

Red Card to Request Help

Firstly, and probably most important of all, we want to look after our neighbours. Your neighbours and our volunteers will be checking on everyone to make sure we are all safe. If everything is okay (you don't have to, but could put something green at your window), but if you need help, please put something RED against your window where people can see and someone will come to check on you. Anything red, (tea towel, t-shirt etc) will let us know, you need support (If you feel comfortable, also write your phone number in the window so that someone can call you). If we all do this, we can all help each other through these "unprecedented times".

If you see a RED signal but are unable to help, please call 0779 5071741. We can deliver a red card through your door if required. Please call the Clerk. Thank you and Keep Safe.

Practical Advice - For those feeling unwell

IN AN EMERGENCY - where the Defibrillator is required. It is positioned on the side of the Village Hall on Main Street, LS24 9RF. Should you need it in an emergency, the code is C147.

Prescription Delivery Service Support We would suggest you contact your Pharmacy or Medical Practice directly for your prescription. If you need support to collect medications, please phone the numbers above. If you have use APPS, the following 2 Apps are very useful:

Good SAM ALERTER - for non Covid-19 emergencies. Developed by the London Ambulance Service and London Hospital, This is a global app to alert a Medic who may be located near you.

Covid-19 join - COVID-19 Symptom Tracker App Set up by King's College, Guys and St Thomas's Hospital. Lets anyone healthy or with symptoms share valuable information. You can report your health status daily.

Other sources of advice you may find useful are:

NHS website

Government website

Volunteers Needed

The Church Fenton Covid-19 Action Group are looking for volunteers. If you think you can help support our local community in this hour of need, please contact 07801 965268.

We are particularly looking for a key contact on each street to check for red posters in the window of "those needing help", and deliveries in your area (either hot meals, prescriptions or food).

Do you have a medical background? If a neighbour or someone in the Parish is unwell, would you be happy to give advice or support medically? If you are prepared to do this, let us know and we may put you in contact with someone needing advice and support.

Local Services

We have compiled a list of local services that you can access:

The White Horse

The White Horse, Church Fenton are providing a take away menu offer.
Phone: 01937 558777 - ALL payments by card over the phone
Open: Phone lines from 4pm Thursday - Saturday (collection from 5pm), Sundays - phone lines open from 11.15am (collection from 12noon)

Meals on Wheels

If you would like a hot meal, but are in self isolation, please contact the Clerk at or on 0779 5071741 at least 24 hours before hand, someone will collect your order for you and deliver it to your door.

Flyer Taxis

Flyer Taxis is offering a click and collect service for supermarket home deliveries. If you are self-isolating, you can order your shopping in the usual way online and opt for the click and collect service. Flyer Taxis will collect your shopping and bring it to your door. Prices start from £5. Phone number: 0785 1144249.

Church Fenton Community Shop

Church Fenton Community Shop is offering a delivery service to local residents who are self-isolating:
Mobile: 07598 836653
Email: This group is completely supported by volunteers.

Starkey's Butchers

Starkey's Butchers (Sherburn in Elmet) are open: Tuesday to Saturday (as of Tuesday 31st March) offering a drive-thru service, 48 notice needs to be provided. Either book through their website: or give them a call on 01977 682696.

Jackson's Butchers

Jackson's Butchers (Sherburn in Elmet) Phone: 01977 682613 - shop still open to customers, Mon-Sat. Delivery available.

Sykes House Farm

Sykes House Farm (Wetherby, LS23 7DR) is offereing a free delivery service and drive thru pick up option.
Phone: 01937 582549 - for deliveries call between 7am and 4.30pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Tadcaster Community Shop

Tadcaster Community Shop (49 Chapel Street, Tadcaster, LS24 9AS) offers a delivery service of fresh fruit and veg boxes. You can pay by card over the phone or contactless/cash on delivery.

Friends for Dinner, Towton

Phone number: 07944842020 (payment by card over the phone)
Open: Home delivery every day 4-8pm. Sunday lunch 12-4pm, Friday/Saturday night take-in
Notice: Please ensure you give 24 hours notice.

Reverend Simon Biddlestone

Tadcaster Benefice, St Mary's Church, Church Fenton
If you are self-isolating and would like to chat to someone call Reverend Simon Biddlestone on 01937 558172
Rev. Simon is doing a Compline (a daily night prayer), 8.30pm which you can join in with at home.

Buffet & Bakes

Buffet & Bakes is a local family run business who are offering free delivery to those with a sweet tooth! Cakes, traybakes, buns.
Phone: 07963 616045

Ye Old Sun Inn

The pub in Colton, is running a takeaway menu service and a small shop selling essential goods. Drive thru service. Open Tuesday to Sunday.
Phone: 01904 744261

Bert's Barrow

A drive through farm shop. Veg boxes, fruit, salad, meat, bread, milk and eggs. Also offering freshly made pizzas, condiments and other extras.
Phone: 07818 415329


The following are a number of ideas/activities to help keep you and your children entertained and active over this unusual period.

Covid19 Time Capsule

This is aimed at primary school aged children: a great 17 page booklet for younger children to complete.

Tales of Church Fenton

We hope that you are all coping with the government lockdown and are supporting your neighbours. We need your help. We would like you to take this time out of our normal daily lives to reflect on where you live and our surroundings. It's good to talk, we want everyone to talk to one another, either through video calling or on your daily exercise. We are thinking about organising a "Tales of Church Fenton" publication.

Whether you have lived in the village all your life, have seen the changes to our landscape or you are new to the area, we would like to hear from you. You can interview your neighbour over the fence, if you know of someone who lives alone, you can visit them, talk to them through a window or over the garden fence (keeping your social distance at all times). If you live alone or would like to write your own tales of life in the village, please do so.

We haven't yet decided what form this publication will take, but the reality is, this all depends on you. We want this to be all about our residents. We would particularly like to hear from those of you who have lived here a long time, reminisce about the days of Air Displays and the Junction, the Pathfinders group or the Youth Club in the Old School, whatever your story, we would like to hear from you. It would be great to hear from anyone from 4yrs old to 104 years old!

Once you have written your tales, please drop it off or send it over.

Drop off point: Village Hall postbox or email:
What we need: A story of your life in the village
The end result: We will compile all your anecdotes

Children's Activities

We're going on a Bear Hunt - Something for the younger ones
You may have seen the article on the BBC recently. Please put a bear in the window so that young children on their daily exercises can give your bear a wave. We're going on a Bear Hunt is a fantastic children's storybook and we would love to give the little ones something to look forward to on their walk around the village. If you're not going out, try Cosmic Yoga, We're going on a Bear Hunt - it's great fun. Just search Cosmic Yoga on YouTube, there are lots to try ... Moana, Harry Potter and Frozen, to name but a few. 20 minutes of daily exercise and it is lots of fun too!

Older Children/ Adults
For the slighter older children, try David Walliams Elevenses, he is releasing a new audio book daily - very enjoyable to listen to.
If you're missing the gym and want something a little more energetic than Cosmic Yoga, try P.E. with Joe - Joe Wicks is releasing a daily PE lesson at 9am. 30 minutes of exercise to kick start your day.

There is lots of support for keeping your mind healthy too during these difficult times:

Information from the Parish Council

Here you will find any additional information relating to the village with regards to Covid-19 from the Parish Council.

Church Fenton Playgrounds

In line with government advice, we are in a position to re-open our playgrounds in Church Fenton. Please see the attached Risk Assessment, Rules of Play and Guidelines for the Skate Park for the foreseeable future. This position will be under review regularly and may well be subject to change if a local government lockdown is imposed. Please play safely and "give each other space". If you wish to report any matters regarding the playgrounds and Skate Park, please contact the Clerk on 07795071741. Thanks in advance, Church Fenton Parish Council.

Parish Council Covid-19 Update

The latest information from the Church Fenton Parish Council Covid-19 Action Group can be found here as a PDF download.