Portaferry Community COVID 19 Response

Portaferry Community COVID 19 Response

Together Spreading Kindness Not The Virus

DO YOU NEED ESSENTIAL SHOPPING?

Several Local Business are offering a FREE Home Delivery Service to Portaferry and surrounding areas to those vulnerable in our community – ie Older People, People with Health Conditions and those Self isolating. However, remember to be aware of scams these businesses will not be calling you, if requiring a delivery please contact them to discuss requirements. See below:

Name of Business Tel Number Milage Radius Payments Other Relevant Information
Centra, Portaferry 028 427 28840 3 Miles By Card Over Phone, in exceptional circumstances can take cash on delivery Orders by email to – watsonsportaferry@centra.co.uk
Eurospar, Portaferry 028 427 28163 3 Miles By Card Over Phone, in exceptional circumstances can take cash on delivery Orders by email to – spar.portaferry@henderson-group.com
Portaferry Costcutter & Post Office 028 427 28201 2 Miles Cash on delivery Contact them to discuss
Hugh Mullan Butcher 028 427 28734 077 667 40700 8 Miles By Card Over Phone Contact them to discuss
B Arthurs Butcher 028 427 28240 Local Cash on delivery Contact them to discuss
Country Garden 028 427 28149 Contact them to discuss By Card Over Phone, in exceptional circumstances can take cash on delivery Order before 12 noon, to receive same day delivery, also have logs, coal, plants, compost, flowers.

Business: Centra, Portaferry
Tel: 028 427 28840
Milage Radius: 3 Miles
Payments: By Card Over Phone, in exceptional circumstances can take cash on delivery
Info: Orders by email to – watsonsportaferry@centra.co.uk

Business: Eurospar, Portaferry
Tel: 028 427 28163
Milage Radius: 3 Miles
Payments: By Card Over Phone, in exceptional circumstances can take cash on delivery
Info: Orders by email to – spar.portaferry@henderson-group.com

Business: Portaferry Costcutter & Post Office
Tel: 028 427 28201
Milage Radius: 2 Miles
Payments: Cash on delivery
Info: Contact them to discuss

Business: Hugh Mullan Butcher
Tel: 028 427 28734 or 077 667 40700
Milage Radius: 8 Miles
Payments: By Card Over Phone
Info: Contact them to discuss

Business: B Arthurs Butcher
Tel: 028 427 28240
Milage Radius: Local
Payments: Cash on delivery
Info: Contact them to discuss

Business: Country Garden
Tel: 028 427 28149
Milage Radius: Contact them to discuss
Payments: By Card Over Phone, in exceptional circumstances can take cash on delivery
Info: Order before 12 noon, to receive same day delivery, also have logs, coal, plants, compost, flowers.

DO YOU NEED HELP?

Portaferry GAC have teamed up with other organisations and are ready to help in any way they can. Therefore if you need help getting essential products or prescriptions (the latter being worked on at the moment) they have a team of volunteers ready to help. Just contact one of the following members. These people are just a point of contact and will liaise with a larger team of volunteers at the ready.

Maria McNally 07821204954
Paul O’Neill 07415611555
Julie MCarthy 07746403796

Mary Jo Mallon 07706093002
Anne Sands 07917787233
Dom Mason 07874714253

FOOD BANKS

Anyone wanting to spread the kindness, Eurospar has a trolley in their shop accepting donations for Food Banks. Portaferry Men’s Shed are working with Bangor Foodbank, providing for those in need. They can be contact on T: 028 427 28731 between 10 am–2 pm on Mon, Wed and Friday. Check out their facebook page for deliveries of fresh produce @PortaferryMensShed. If you are experiencing hardship or struggling to cope financially, ring St Vincent de Paul – T: 075 0854 9701.

FERRY FM

The station will be carrying local news and information on updates on the Breakfast Show 7-10am and on the 8-10pm evening programmes. There is a national radio station carrying information and news, Health Info Radio. Ferry FM is carrying items from this service, around the half hour. Any groups who wish to promote what plans they may have in place should contact them.

PORTAFERRY LOCAL CHURCH SERVICES

All our local churches are closed to the public, however, many are offering spiritual support and guidance through online streaming services, if you need to contact them they can be contact via:

Church of Ireland, Parish of Ballyphilip and Ardquin
Tel: 028 427 29307
Web: https://www.facebook.com/St-Saviours-and-Holy-Trinity-with-Ballyphilip-and-Ardquin-1478955422344564/

Portaferry Methodist Church
Tel: 028 427 38210
Web: http://www.portaferrymethodistchurch.org/talks-from-portaferry/

Portaferry Presbyterian Church
Tel: 077 189 32333

Roman Catholic Church of Ballyphilip
Tel: 028 427 28373
Web: http://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/portaferry-parish

USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS

Portaferry Pharmacy 028 427 28226 (Opening Hrs: 10am–1pm and 2pm–6pm)

St Vincent de Paul Helpline 075 0854 9701

Portaferry Credit Union 028 427 28671

Hospital Coronavirus Service 111

PSNI 101 (Non-emergency)

Emergency Services 999

Citizens Advice Ards & North Down 0300 123 9287

HELPFUL WEBSITES

Public Health Agency – provides regular health update from their website at https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/

NI Direct Government Website – provides a range of information.
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-overview-and-advice
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-and-benefits
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/hand-hygiene
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-older-people

Ards and North Down Borough Council – will provide regular updated information on Council services. Website at https://www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/

Libraries NI – Go onto their website and complete the form and you will automatically become a virtual library member. This means you can borrow eBooks, eMagazines and Audiobooks, browse the online catalogue, register for updates and make use of the virtual services. Website at https://www.librariesni.org.uk/_layouts/LNI_CustomPages/CreateLMSUsers.aspx

BBC – provides opportunities for continued learning at home for children and young people. Website at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

County Down Rural Community Network – advice and guidance for community volunteers responding to COVID 19. Website at www.countydownruralcommunitynetwork.com

STAY AT HOME

PROTECT THE NHS

SAVE LIVES

Portaferry Plein Air Festival 2020

Portaferry Plein Air Festival 2020

Portaferry Plein Air Festival Poster

A 5 Day Experience, with 3 Days of Outdoor Painting with Portaferry Art Society.

Portaferry Regeneration have teamed up with Portaferry Art Society in order to sponsor this event with money from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We want locals and visitors to enjoy this amazing village and realise the potential of their creative skills. The idea of the festival is about experiencing being part of an artistic community, connecting with the heritage of Portaferry; a vibrant, historic village and having fun!

For several years, members of Portaferry of Art Society have been painting together outside and have found the experience both convivial and challenging. A die-hard core, over many cups of coffee (and stronger) developed the idea of creating a Plein Air Festival based in the town to take place from 21st to 25th May 2020. We are excited to bring our first festival of outdoor painting to all lovers of painting “en plein air”. Portaferry has much to offer the artist with its “village” feel and its proximity to Strangford Lough, a marine conservation site and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Dates – Thursday 21st May – Monday 25th May 2020

Feel free to travel to Portaferry each day, or stay over in local accommodation. Details are on the website, for more information check out: https://portaferrypleinair.com/

For those who book before the 7th May, there is an early bird discount of £30 for the entire event! After this date it will be £40.

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Public Consultation 2020

Public Consultation 2020

Portaferry Regeneration is drawing up a regeneration plan for Portaferry. It will be the basis of a bid for significant funding from the National Lottery and whilst it may or may not be successful, it must be based on a plan that preserves and uses local heritage. We invite you to identify the heritage you think is important to preserve and has the potential to be developed into projects that could help to regenerate the town.

Introduction

 

We would like to hear from you and completed entries can enter a draw for a chance to win a £50 voucher for any shop of your choice in Portaferry.

Portaferry’s 10 Elements of History

 

For a downloadable copy of the survey form, please click here.