Guide East Devon parishes: villages and rural areas

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49. Payhembury

Payhembury Parish Council / Payhembury Community Shop

They have a large group of volunteers helping with deliveries from the village shop and also offering help with dog-walking etc. Contact Dawn Chamberlain, Payhembury Parish Council Clerk by email: or call 01404 841773 (with answerphone) / 07367 784874 (during working hours only).

Information is available on:


Ottery Help Scheme

If you cannot access online/delivery shopping or are house-bound/self-isolating, they can help with a weekly shop and prescription deliveries.They are also still running a telephone befriending service; if you would like to receive a weekly call to chat with one of their friendly and supportive volunteers, please contact them.

If you, or someone you know, is a Carer or is living with dementia, they can offer specialised support and advice to help you through this difficult time. They also have a Carer Sitting service called Time for You, providing regular respite for Carers. Their Community Transport service is also available to take people to medical appointments. Their office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm:

  • 01404 813041


TRIP Community Transport on 01404 46529 for:

  • Shopping for those who cannot get out or do not have anyone else to do it
  • Transport to essential medical appointments including the vaccination centre (for those who have no one else to do it).
  • Delivery of medical equipment, hot meals and much more.

To volunteer:

  • TRIP: 01404 46529 (office hours)

If you're struggling to afford food or other essentials

Please see East Devon District Council's Financial Hardship Fund page for further details on financial help that may be available to you if you are struggling to afford food or other essentials, and how to apply.

Help available includes access to emergency short term support through shopping vouchers, food bank referrals, utility top ups, paying for essential travel needs or essential advice and support services.


Disclaimer: Please note we have not carried out safeguarding checks on any of these community / voluntary groups. 

This information is a work in progress and is going to be updated as it changes or new information is received. If you’re aware of anything that needs updating, adding or changing please email