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People helping Swaffham through the coronavirus outbreak

PUBLISHED: 14:16 18 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:56 19 March 2020

Wellbread Bakers will be offering a telephone ordering service for those self isolating. Picture: Wellbread Bakers

Wellbread Bakers will be offering a telephone ordering service for those self isolating. Picture: Wellbread Bakers

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From local bakeries to members of the community, dozens of people are coming together to help the vulnerable through the Coronavirus outbreak.

The community of Swaffham is coming together to help those that are vulnerable. Picture: Matthew Usher.The community of Swaffham is coming together to help those that are vulnerable. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Today, our sister paper, the Eastern Daily Press along with Norfolk County Council, launched our Here to Help campaign, in a bid to create an army of helpers to step in to offer that extra support.

Clearly, there are safety issues of which to be aware but there are all ways in which we can help - whether that’s dropping off food, walking a pet, phoning someone on their own or just pointing them in the direction of the most up to date advice.

We’ve included a Here to Help postcard, which we would love to see people post through their neighbours’ letterboxes.

For more information or to download cards click here.

The Market Cross Café Bar at Swaffham.

The Market Cross Café Bar at Swaffham.

For updates, visit our Facebook page Norfolk Coronavirus Updates.

Here are some of the communities in Swaffham already pulling together:

Wellbread Bakers

Wellbread Bakers will be offering a telephone ordering service for those self isolating.

The White Hart, Swaffham. Pic: Archant libraryThe White Hart, Swaffham. Pic: Archant library

The family-run business will also be delivering orders onto the doorsteps of homes in surrounding villages such as Sporle, Necton, Holme Hale, Narborough and Castle Acre.

“Let’s all help each other through some of the darkest days of our generation,” said owners Emma and Andy Godfrey.

“If you are a small village close to us and we have missed you please enquire as we may still be able to deliver.

“Orders will need to be placed the day before for deliveries which will be made before 1pm. Please be sure to tell your older relatives about this as they may not be wanting to leave their homes at this time.”

Call: 01760 722707

The White Hart

The White Hart have created a community help food service named “Hart to Home”.

The menu, which includes everything from a roast dinner too macaroni cheese and a dessert, can be ordered by phone and delivered for £5 per meal.

To make an order you can call 01760 724295 or email info@whitehartswaffham.co.uk

Swaffham Iceland

Iceland in Swaffham have followed on from its colleagues in Belfast by opening between 7am and 9am for elderly and vulnerable customers.

All other customers will be able to enter the premisses between the normal hours of 9am - 5pm from Monday to Saturday and 10am- 4pm on a Sunday.

Market Cross Cafe Bar

For customers taking precautions and limiting travels, Market Cross Cafe Bar will be extending services to include home delivery within a five mile radius.

Orders must be places by 2.45pm and payment made over the phone.

To make an order call: 01760 336 671 or email marketcrosscafe@gmail.com

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Norfolk County Council - Swaffham Councillor Ed Coleman

The councillor for Swaffham, Ed Coleman has made himself available to people in the community who need help accessing Norfolk County Council services.

You can email Ed.colman.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk or call 07940 406356.

Swaffham Relief In Need

Relief in need was created to provide financial assistance to residents of Swaffham who at times find themselves in need of help.

The form can be downloaded here.

Amy Louise Taylor

Mrs Taylor lives in Swaffham and is happy to be called for a chat.

You can call her on 07496570528

Impson Traditional Butchers of Swaffham

The butchers have launched a delivery service for those self isolating or not wanting to venture into crowds.

Call: 01760 721791

The Squirrels Drey

Homemade meals will be available on a delivery service from The Squirrels Drey during the pandemic.

Call: 01760 788101

Thing-Me-Bobs
Thing-Me-Bobs in Swaffham have decided to open its store from 8.30am to give vulnerable people the chance to do shopping before stock flies off the shelves.

The Green Parrot

The Green Parrot will be offering a free home delivery service to residents in Swaffham who are self-isolating.

Call 01760 724704 to place an order over the phone.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion will still be offering its home delivery service to those self-isolating.

Call 01760721022 to order.

Are you helping people in Swaffham? Please email abigail.nicholson@archant.co.uk


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