During the Coronavirus epidemic life has become rather difficult for many with the need to stay indoors for many and if outr to keep at least 2m from others (i.e. social distancing).
For many this is making shopping very difficult and many other activities such as collection of prescriptions, visits to doctors and more.
This page identifies local shopping possibilities and the assistance being offered by the Blakeney 12.
Last updated: 18:55 on 1st June 2020
Community Support Postcard
The Norfolk Resilience Forum has offered support to over 40,000 shielding people in Norfolk with support for things like prescription collections, food shopping and emergency food, dog walking, social contact and befriending, but we know that there are many, many more people in Norfolk who need help to access the basics at the moment and over the course of the next few months. This is in addition to the massive amount of work that has been put in by communities themselves during this time.
Despite the lifting of government restrictions around social contact, there are still many people in the county who are lonely, unsupported, isolated and digitally excluded and we need your help to get the message out that, if people call the Norfolk County Council call centre we will be able to support them to access services. We are also aware that as people return to work, and the number of community volunteers reduces, a central support will be helpful to a number of people.
If you would help us share this leaflet, in paper form, to help residents who may not use a computer know that this help is available, we would really appreciate your help. If you would like to order printed copies please email firstname.lastname@example.org with how many you would like, and where you would like them sent and we will send you some in the post.
Blakeney Community Support - COVID 19
This a link to the local support group Facebook page. Click on button below
The shop’s opening hours will be 8am to 8pm every day until further notice.
The Post Office is open Monday to Friday 09;00 to 17:30 and 09;00 to 14;00 at weekends.
Home Deliveries from Spar
We are now set up to do home deliveries over the phone, 01263 740339.
We will gather your shopping, process the payment over the phone and then your shopping will be collected and delivered to you via a group of local volunteers.
Weston's Fish Shop, Westgate Street
Weston’s are offering a Friday delivery service. Call 01263 741112
Revised Opening Hours
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am to 4pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 5pm
Despite the fire, the Post Office has re-opened in Bakers & Larners.
Food deliveries are still possible. Please call 01263 731274. There is a now a delivery charge of £3 and the minimum order is still £30.
P&S Butchers, Holt
Revised opening times: 7:30am – 1:30pm Mon-Sat
P&ScButchers are offering a home delivery service.
Contact us on – 01263 713227
Paul and Simon thank you for your continued support.
Stay safe, Stay well.
To use these services you need to register and with the current pressures on these services you may find that they have stopped taking new registrations.
Morrisons: Dedicated Phone Line for the Elderly and Vulnerable
Morrisons Customer Services team have set up a dedicated phone line for the elderly and vulnerable.
It is possible to choose from a Food Box at www.morrisons.com/food-boxes/boxes or call 0345 611 6111 and select option 4 to order a Food box or 5 to place an order for Doorstep delivery.
Click here for further details on food box deliveries.
Orders take 24 hours to process, and payment will be taken through a contactless card by the delivery driver. No contact with the driver will be made and the machine will be placed on a wall etc for people to put their cards into.
This service is available 8-4pm Mon-Friday excluding bank holidays.
Call to Action & Call for Help
The Blakeney Twelve Is here to try and support those In need of non-emergency help during this challenging time. The help offered is not medical assistance or for the reporting of your symptoms or illness. For advice, if you feel unwell please follow NHS 111 or Public Health England guidance.
So, if you need non-medical support please get in touch, we may not be able to do everything that may be asked, but if we can, we will try and help.
The best way to contact a member of The Blakeney Twelve is via one of the following telephone numbers;
Trevor Preston 01263 740 906
Steven Hall 01263 741 748
Darren Bishop 01263 740 986
Dave Buckey 01263 740 103
Blakeney Twelve is a Registered Charity 276758
We are fortunate, within our local community that there are a number of other charitable groups here to help you, further details can be found In the April Glaven Valley Newsletter.
Be kind, please think of others whilst looking after yourselves, together we hope we can make a positive difference.