Resources that you may find helpful during this uncertain time, whether it be food, plumbing or just activities to keep you and your family occupied, can all be found here.
Parents and Children
Here are just a few resources for parents to use with their children, for both recreation and learning.
Online storytelling and book borrowing:
The 54 libraries across Devon are offering a variety of online events or children online. These events are constantly being added to. As well as the website linked in the title, they have a facebook page
Uplift is a community-facing organisation seeking to improve the lives of the under-fives and their families. They are able to provide clothing, nappies, accessories, toys and books for families with
children up to the age of 5 yrs. at their request
Back to Nature
Click the links below to find out more about some great free resources you can use:
Bradninch Circular Walks
No.8 in an occasional series
My dear friends and walking companions, how lovely to be writing to you once again with news of an entertaining little walk I’ve sniffed out. It is around four miles long with some off-roading; with all the exciting ascents and descents it will take you about ninety minutes or so - longer if you take in the views, eat treats, etc. There is one non-dog friendly stile, but this can be avoided.
From the Guildhall head down Fore Street with St Disen’s on your left. Near the foot of the hill take a left up Hen Street. Continue up Hen Street by taking the left fork, with Paceycombe Farm on your right. At the top of the hill you reach Weeks Cross: go over the road and straight ahead and follow the bridleway, called Fordishaies Lane, down the hill, coming out onto Bagmore Hill Road where you turn left.
Soon you are in the hamlet of Trinity: take the first left, passing by Peterhaies on your right. The road passes round the grounds of the house; at the T junction turn left. In around 100 yards you’ll reach a Public Footpath sign on the right. You can cross the field diagonally, making for a neat wooden stile at the top in the hedge. Cross over the stile and take a left onto the bridleway. The alternative is to walk round the edge of the field along the bridleway, passing by the stile on your left. Keep going along the bridleway, which rises gently to meet a road.
Here you take a right and walk downhill, looking over to Butterleigh on your left, past a house on the left, and arrive at the road junctions at Bunneford Cross. Take the first road on your right, which takes you up and round to the top of Trinity Common, with fine views from gates in the roadside hedges. From here the road drops steeply down to Trinity. A quick right and left leads you back onto Bagmore Hill. Climb up the road to reach Ash Cross, where you cross over and make your way down towards Bradninch. Turn left at the foot of the hill and you are on Hen Street again, now heading back down to the High Street and up to the Guildhall.
Ms L.Honeybee, Newshound
The normal disclaimers apply. Fences can move, farm animals may be grazed, lightning can strike, wild animals may pounce, raptors might swoop, roads are used by traffic, etc.
All comments, suggestions and additions gratefully received.
LtL is an outdoor learning charity who have generously shared a range of outdoor resources and activities for families to explore during the current crisis, no matter whether you have a garden a balcony or are restricted to the indoors.
Ancestry Library Edition has now been extended to 31st December 2020.
In addition to enjoying access to your local library, all library members can still enjoy free access this amazing family history site until the end of December.
Food and Cooking
If you need help getting food delivered or eating on a tight budget, feel free to check out the link below.
Eat well spend less
During this time of financial uncertainty it is still important to eat well, even on a tight budget. You may find this Public Health England Eat Well Guide video useful:
Several local businesses are offering food delivery or click and collect services.
Telephone orders available, delivered by BradTog volunteers. BradTog volunteers can also deliver groceries from
other supermarkets to those unable to shop for themselves.
01392 861 239.
Click/Telephone and collect service available.
Delivery and click and collect service available.
Delivery service available to elderly and vulnerable only. Shop open to all (10.30-5.30).
The following groups are offering services to people in our current time if you feel like you have a service to offer vulnerable people at the moment, please send the web team a message on the Contact Bradninch Together form.
Sustainable Bradninch is a community group working to make Bradninch a better place to live in the future. Led by Katy Mackenzie, Lynn Wilkinson and Lucy Mottram, Sustainable Bradninch events happen throughout the year and benefit all residents, while reducing waste and being green.
These mini creative activities are welcome to all ages, experience and abilities who want to expand on their illustration and craft skills!
You can contribute your work by commenting on this post with a photograph, video or writing showing us what you have made, or you can upload your work to the Bradninch Together Creative's facebook site.