This page is an attempt to pull together all the local services and delivery possibilities for Pant. Also see the page on Pant Today, our village website.
NEW: Click this link for information on how to get a coronavirus test – anyone over five years old with symptoms is urged to do so.
Call 999 for an emergency, 111 for urgent advice including if you have a new cough or a temperature
where to go:
ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY (life threatening problems) still at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or Princess Royal Telford as normal, also Wrexham Maelor LL13 7TD. Shrewsbury is our closest A and E.
URGENT CARE (definition awaited from Shropshire CCG) have moved to either Bridgnorth Community Hospital WV16 4EU or Whitchurch Community Hospital SY13 1RR . Walk in services, more details and opening hours on this link. Neither community hospital has an A and E and hours are limited. 111 may be able to advise. Bridgnorth currently 9am to 9pm seven days, Whitchurch 9-5 Monday to Friday. Bridgnorth and Whitchurch are an hour from Pant, be sure that you are going to the right place for your condition.
Oswestry minor injuries: 0830 to 6pm weekdays, 08:30 to 1pm weekends. Walk in service.
Welshpool minor injuries: 24/7 but now appointment only. Call in advance 01938 558900
Oswestry surgeries/dispensaries: procedures vary but generally appointment only. Call to find out, and to arrange for prescriptions. If you need help collecting prescriptions, please call the council, the NHS responders or contact the Pant Coronavirus support group.
Opticians are operating urgent care only, routine appointments are suspended. Urgent care includes flashers/floaters/vision changes; help is there, don’t ignore such symptoms. Call your usual optician to find out if they are open for urgent help.
Dentistry: all practices are closed and options are VERY limited. Call NHS 111 if you need urgent dental treatment, or contact your dentist if you are registered with one. There are now arrangements for urgent treatment at dental hubs, although no information available on location.
Shropshire Council Coronavirus Support Line
0345 678 9028 (8am to 6pm weekdays, 9am to 1pm Saturdays). Any non-medical need. They are also co-ordinating food parcel deliveries to those who have received the appropriate government letter.
Pant Coronavirus Support Group
A network of volunteers trying to help. We’ve leafleted the whole village so there should be no-one left with nowhere to turn, but please pass on in case anyone was missed out. Contact your volunteer (details on the leaflet) or email to email@example.com or join on facebook Pant Coronavirus support group . As well as help with shopping and prescription collection, we’ve got people happy to chat on the phone, provide transport to essential appointments, provide befriending and counselling and even walk a dog if you don’t have a garden.
There is also a support group running in Llanymynech: facebook page here
Manager Gareth will try to help with obtaining basic items, putting together a bag for collection etc. Call the shop on 01691 839926. Remember that opening hours are now 7pm to 8pm and only two customers in the shop at a time. Please maintain a 2 metre distance if you are waiting outside.
Cross Guns pub
Takeaway service 12 noon to 8:30pm Monday to Saturday. Call 01691 839631. Menu and prices on the facebook page ‘Friends of the Cross Guns’ – click here
The pub also offers a Sunday lunch takeaway service (with delivery in some case). Feedback is ‘delicious!’. Child/OAP portion £5, adult £8. Call 01691 839631 by Friday to order. Vegetarian option available too.
Supermarket delivery slots are very overloaded at the moment although more are coming. Iceland and Morrisons are both accepting new registrations; check Iceland in the middle of the day for slots. Morrisons have slots although most are at least a week away. Sainsburys are prioritising elderly and vulnerable customers for delivery. Oswestry Sainsbury’s offers click and collect where slots are much easier to get; again, contact one of the support groups if you need help with pickup.
Asda and Tesco both cover Pant although slots are very hard to get. Ocado are not accepting new customers even if we are in their delivery area.
These local shops and services have all indicated that they can deliver to Pant. Please be aware that they will be busy but welcome your support. In no particular order:
Gillhams Oswestry: 01691 653187 fruit, veg, basics, cakes etc
Avondale Produce: 01691 590 267. Fruit and veg, deliver to Pant each Friday
Moor Farm shop: 01939 262 632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Morrisons Oswestry have community champions who may be able to arrange a delivery if really stuck: call 01691 749001 or 07817723704 or email email@example.com
Owens Fuels are still operating as normal and will do their best to help: oil, coal and LPG 01691 830315. Oil price very low at the moment!
Buses; operating for essential journeys. T12 service emergency timetable
Car repairs: All MoTs have a six month extension but this does NOT negate the duty to keep your car roadworthy. Chadds Pant 01691 831633 for enquiries. Currently open by appointment: KC Jones Oswestry, Kwikfit Oswestry, Red Square Oswestry and probably others. Barrs Aston Square reopening 26th May. All garages will have new measures in place so please call first to find out what to do.
Breakdown services: operating with special measures.
Sweeney Hotel are doing delivery menus Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: call 01691 652450 between 9am and 4pm, card payments only. Menus and delivery information on this link.
Our churches and chapels are all closed until further notice. Border Parishes information on this link, including contact details. Please note that the church closure is now total, including private prayer. The parish magazines have also suspended publication.
Supermarket shopping: All now have social distancing, sanitising and queuing arrangements in place, please respect these and do your best to stay clear of other store customers and staff. Pay contactless or with a card if at all possible. Restrictions on quantities are easing but it is still ‘buy what you need and accept what you get’ – but it is now much easier to shop for more than one household. Some supermarkets have reserved certain hours for the elderly, vulnerable or key workers, and all ask that we minimise the number of trips, the time in the shop and the number of people that go in.
Information is presented in good faith and is subject to change. All corrections and updates welcome, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 27th May 2020