Covid 19 – Village Updates and Support

Information & Support for Brancepeth Villagers’ – Coronavirus Covid-19  


18/08/20  ‘The Village Hall is to reopen from 1 Sep 20’ – Please read the new Covid-19 safe guidelines below and click this link for hall bookings.


04/07/20 The Village Hall is reopening on 1 Sep 20  – further information available shortly.   


17/5/20 COVID 19 Phishing SCAMS are on the increase.  Microsoft has published a helpful video (2 minutes in duration) highlighting what to look out for and how to avoid being phished! 

13/5/20  click here: Shops delivering to Brancepeth Buglev2.pdf


30/4/20 COVID scams! Durham County Council’s trading standards team is advising an increase in scams related to the virus.  Residents should  be very wary of these.  Please be on your guard.  For further information click here: http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/23249/Advice-on-guarding-against-coronavirus-scams    Please to report any scams to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.


17/4/20 click here: Contact List of People in Village for shopping & help – as at 17 Apr 20.pdf 


10/4/20 – Covid Tracker King’s College London and Guys and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre are working in partnership to track the spread of COVID-19 and study the symptoms.   They have created an ‘app’ that is easy to use and allow researchers to estimate the spread of the virus in local areas.         Please use this link to download and use the app (which only takes a few seconds each day). click here: https://covid.joinzoe.com/  


5/4/20 – Durham County Council has created a new online Directory to help residents connect with local services close to their community.  The directory lists local organisations that are helping people with issues arising from the current health crisis but also other care and support issues. Click this link to access the directory:  https://www.durhamlocate.org.uk/         


21/3/20 – Shopping & Medicine collection for local residents:  Recent developments in the escalation of coronavirus could perhaps leave some people in the village without help. The Brancepeth Parish Council working with the Brancepeth Community Association and Saint Brandon’s Church have put together the listing below of those, health permitting, that could help with shopping, picking up medicines, or other vital errand:   Please contact any persons on the list below:

Jessie Brown 0191 378 2748 /Sheila Chapman 0191 378 4408 /Christine Jones 0191 378 9297 /Ian Stoker 0191 378 4986 /James Dalton 0191 378 0771 /Dave Armstrong 07843 343846 /Josie Armstrong 07882 233118 / Jo Dalton 07876 624626 / Vivienne Lowe 0191 378 0974 / Deborah Hodge 01388 745455 / Anna Brooker 0191 378 0578 /Nick Brooker 0191 378 0578  /Jayne Gardarsson 0191 378 1483 / Geoff Harrison 0191 370 4813 / Gillian Smellie 0191 373 9420 / Bea Basu 07714 764 203 / Helen Morgan 07966 20717


20/3/20  Village Online: News & Activities – a new web page for village news & activities 


Village Hall Updates

25/3/20  Following the update below (on 17/3) the hall is now closed to all BCA Sections.  

17/3/20 As you know, advice on the issue of Coronavirus is constantly being updated – to operate within current guidelines (as at 17th Mar) we are unable to: 

  • take any new bookings for use of the hall from today
  • there will be no BCA organised events taking place 
  • the hall is no longer available for BCA non-Sections/Groups
  • Wednesday Coffee Morning & Cinema Club will cease from today until such time as it can restart
  • all BCA ‘Sections’ will be contacted individually to ask what they wish to do.   For now, guidance does not restrict use of our building for very small groups (i.e. groups of less than 10) to continue to meet should they wish for exercise.   This may change and we will keep you informed.

Covid 19 – Links & Other Information:

Please use the following links to keep informed about the risk level in the UK: 

Click here to sign up as an NHS Volunteer Responder 

Click here for the latest Government information

Click here for the latest information from Durham County Council

Click here for advice from the NHS    

Click here to find out how many confirmed cases there in the area and other parts of the UK

Want to catch a bus from the Village?  click here for live bus arrivals and departures to and from the village – type Brancepeth Village into the search bar.