Bourton Community Support Group

Computing Help For All

Dorset Digital Hotline can provide basic advice and help if you are having digital issues.

See below for details……


Message from Simon Hoare MP

‘It is important in this uncertain time that we follow the advice provided by the Government and Health experts. This advice is likely to change daily based on the evolving situation.

As per the current advice, the most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work. This should be done as infrequently as possible. When outside it is important to stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people.

When you return home, wash your hands immediately, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Make sure you cough or sneeze into a tissue, put it in a bin and wash your hands. 

The Government has announced new measures to help tackle the spread of Coronavirus. This is called social distancing and is particularly important for people who:

– are 70 or over

– have a long-term condition

– are pregnant

– have a weakened immune system’

This important information has been shared from
To read more, please visit our MP’s website

Our local Member of Parliament, Simon Hoare, shared this information with the community via the Blackmore Vale Magazine (27 March publication). We have been in touch with his office and offered to share the details of our local MPs excellent website.

The website contains some very useful links to a variety of governement and other trustworthy resources. This provides access to important informtaion on several topics that are key during this period of uncertainty. We would like to thank you for providing this.

This includes information about and relevant to :

  • NHS / Coronavirus
  • Businesses (including HMRC/Business Rates)
  • Employment and jobs (Self-employed/Employees/Employers)
  • Dorset County and Town Council Services, etc
  • Education and schools, etc
  • Travel Advice, Citizens Advice, volunteering, suport groups, etc
  • ……….and much much more

You can get to this, using the link here:


Message from the Rev’d Ben Rundell-Evans

For those who wish to keep in contact with the Parish of Upper Stour at this time there are several innovative ways. One is the recently introduced Parish e-newsletter. You can see the current and latest newsletter here . This month features the Holy Week and Easter celebrations, together with an exploration of a very unusual Lent. The articles are accompanied by some joyous photgraphy.

Included is a link to the Holy Week and Easter 2020 booklet which helps you follow through from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.(Click Here – Holy Week). The booklet was produced by the Diocese of Lichfield. The Rev’d Ben hopes it will be helpful for us all as we keep this holy time together, but in different places.

There is also some support for our volunteers and those many individuals who have been helping the community at this time.

I am delighted that so many are rising to the challenge to help one another! This month’s Parish Magazine outlines some of the help that is being provided, and I would also like to draw your attention to the Bourton Community Support Group, details of which can be found here.

Rev’d Ben Rundell-Evans – Priest in Charge, Parish of Upper Stour

The Reverend Ben will also be sending out an e-newsletter on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. If you discover that someone would like to receive these e-newsletters who hasn’t yet, then please encourage them to sign up here.

We will hopefully be able to feaure them here again in our News Posts.

For those who want to find out more, we’ve also put in the contact details for the Parish of Upper Stour on our Contact Info page.