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THE latest edition of Dumfries and Galloway Council's newsletter is available to download free now and it turned the spotting on Port William's response to the Coronavirus crisis. There 30 volunteers have come together to assist in providing community resilience. The volunteers - and there are 76 such groups across the region – provide a lifeline for people who are self-isolating or shielding due to having underlying health conditions or symptoms of the virus. The team's HQ is at the King's Green Caravan Park with the community store also being used for the storage of fresh and chilled food. The day-to-day work of the resilience team varies from providing food parcels for up to 50 families in the area, to getting shopping and prescription medication for those unable to get out due to Covid-19. Along with food parcels, the team have also been delivering books, jigsaws, DVDs, and games to residents – after these items were donated by Port William Community Shop. Several other donations have come in from the local egg farm and home-baked goods. This work is a partnership effort by Port William Community Resilience Team, alongside Dumfries and Galloway Council, Re-Use Centre Stranraer and Fed Up Café, Stranraer. Food parcels can be delivered to Port William, Wigtown, Garlieston, Sorbie, Kirkinner and Newton Stewart. Download the newsletter at https://t.co/Ok3o1GrBWd?amp=1

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