Shop local!

Will this bring a welcome renaissance in shopping locally?

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The supermarkets are unable to provide further deliveries:

Online supermarket deliveries of essential goods could take six weeks | telegraph.co.uk

NOT DELIVERING Coronavirus patients and elderly face SIX-WEEK wait for food deliveries as supermarkets warn they cannot feed the nation | thesun.co.uk

Millions of Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons customers face three-week wait for deliveries as supermarkets are swamped by growing demand for online shops as people self-isolate | dailymail.co.uk

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So why not shop local?

Our local media, including these news pages, have been highlighting what local businesses can do:

Sidmouth businesses providing more services

And much of these services are being provided with volunteer help:

Volunteer spirit in Sidmouth

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The Herald has an update of which shops, pubs, restaurants and other businesses are offering to deliver goods:

Self-isolating? These businesses will deliver to your doorstep in Sidmouth and Ottery | sidmouthherald.co.uk

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With a comment from the East Devon Watch blog:

Will this bring a welcome renaissance in shopping locally? 

Self-isolating? These businesses will deliver to your doorstep in Sidmouth and Ottery | eastdevonwatch.org

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The Sidmouth Town Council website is being extremely helpful:

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Community Support Information

During this challenging time, various local businesses are providing delivery services for those who may not have family or friends to shop for them.

Covid help

Below is an up to date summary of these schemes:

  • Woolbrook News Delivery Service – ring 01395 514224 before 11am for same day delivery Monday – Saturday (£1.25 in the Sid Valley)
  • Spar Delivery Service (Temple Street, Sidmouth) – ring 01395 513008 9am to 4pm (service available every day)
  • Drews of Sidbury Delivery Service – ring 01395 597373
  • The Dairy Shop, Sidmouth – ring 01395 513018 (free delivery on orders over £10 payment by card over the phone – town centre deliveries only)
  • Kings Garden & Leisure – ring 01395 262278 for free local home deliveries (farm shop produce, pet supplies, plants etc.)
  • The Balfour Arms – ring Deborah Bennett 07900 200327 for delivery of meals, shopping etc.
  • The Courtyard, Sidmouth – ring 01395 577553 for delivery of hot & cold food + extra items (small delivery charge)
  • Ian Winchester & Sons – ring or text 07791 586197 or email ianwinchesterandsons@gmail.com for delivery services of fresh fruit and vegetables and other items
  • Royal York & Faulkner Hotel – Freshly prepared meals with free home delivery throughout the Sid-Valley area. Call Freephone 0800 220714 for further details & see our menu link here
  • Sidmouth Voluntary Services 01395 515063 sidmouthvs@gmail.com . Providing a hot meal and phone support to Sidmouth residents who are elderly and vulnerable

Further useful contacts include:

Sidmouth Town Council are supporting a postcard scheme to help self-isolating neighbours – information can be found by clicking on this link

The Sidmouth Nub News website has compiled a list of shops and businesses which are staying open in the Sid Valley area, to support our local community through this difficult period

sidmouth.gov.uk

   
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