Request Help Form – Coronavirus

We are in an unprecedented situation and our everyday lives are going to be disrupted for many months. Many of us including the over 70s and those with underlying health conditions have been asked to self isolate for up to 12 weeks. Those with symptoms have been asked that their entire household should self isolate for 14 days.

It’s more important than ever that we work together as a community to look out for and assist those who are self isolating particularly those who don’t have friends or family nearby that they can rely on.

There are many ways we can help, maybe collecting a prescription, picking up shopping, possibly posting a letter or just having a chat on the phone. It could be anything.

Many of our neighbours are ready and willing to lend a hand.

Please follow the link below to request assistance during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. This request will then be passed to a community volunteer who will be in touch with you via the contact details you provide.


If you need further assistance you can contact your local Borough Councillor Amanda Williams on 07970 141815

This is the link to BCBC ‘s website which provides information regarding COVID-19

Telephone: 01656 643643

Coity Higher Community Council‘s website and contact details can be found at



Parc Derwen Retail Development

Details of the forthcoming retail development are now available.

The proposed development comprises of 44 Residential units comprising a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 9 retail units. The buildings are 3 storey with the retail units at ground floor level and the residential properties proposed at first and second floor levels. 10 of the 44 units are proposed to be Affordable and are proposed to meet the requirements of the DQR Standards.

The design and access statement is available here


Potential solution for residents still waiting for fibre connections

On behalf of Spectrum Internet, please see the following information from Kerry Adshead

Hi All, I work for a company that can supply Full Fibre broadband to the estate. I have also discussed this with Amanda Williams and our Director and our first stage is to gauge interest.

If you are interested in Full Fiber broadband, please complete the attached form and return to the email address on the form. The more people to sign up the better.

There is a lot of potential with this option as they don’t rely on Openreach or BT for infrastructure as they have their own fibre lines and cabinets.

You can download the form here.


Persimmon looking to avoid setting up shop in Parc Derwen

Parc Derwen has been without certain facilities for some time, ask any resident new or old.

Whether it’s waiting 5 years plus for high speed internet, or a play area for the kids…even a school big enough to take our kids in! (See BCBC for this last issue) But what has also been missing are local shops, something that has been in the planning since Parc Derwen was just a field.

Persimmon have relented so far, obviously a stalling tactic so that they can make up stories like lack of demand. It’s quite clear that they only care about how much money they can make so will attempt to build more houses on that earmarked land. 

Lack of demand will certainly not be a problem for them, as the PDCA can announce that we have in fact fielded over 50 genuine enquires for retail space on the new development since asking people to contact us on the website. So JUST IMAGINE what the demand would be like if such facilities were already built….or even ADVERTISED! 

They seem to have Fletcher and Morgan doing that job for them. Probably at an absolute bare minimum requirement to meet their conditions.

Do they have someone stimulating demand for their units working from within their company? If so why are all 7 units not taken? One is under offer, I’m willing to bet body parts that it is a large supermarket retailer Persimmon can cash a nice massive cheque from.


-Updates will follow on this page when we hear more.