Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic – Help In Martlesham

Dear Parishioners

We are aware that many of you are supporting your families, friends and neighbours during these difficult times. Thank you for every act of kindness. We are concerned that no-one should feel left without access to essential food, household goods or medication, especially those without access to online shopping or social media. If you are struggling to get supermarket deliveries, there are local businesses trying to help.

Duncan’s Butchers and Bakery, The Square, Martlesham Heath
Home delivery service for customers self-isolating. Call 01473 626044 (butchers) or 01473 626828 (bakery). Please give 24 hours’ notice, wherever possible.

Fruit & Veg Stall in the Square, Martlesham Heath
Free delivery to any senior customers who are self-isolating.
Call Jan on 07730 396610.

Post Office Stores, Black Tiles Lane, Martlesham
Offering delivery to customers who are self-isolating: 01473 623413

Beacon Hill Farm Shop, Martlesham, IP12 4RP
Fruit, veg, eggs, milk and more. Open 9am to 5pm. Call 07709 552753 to place order for collection or go to: www.facebook.com/beaconhillfarmshop

Kiln Farm Nursery, on A1214 in Kesgrave / www.kilnfarm.com
They take orders on 01473 333309 from 9.30am (no email or Facebook orders). Please do not leave a message on 1571 as they may not be able to pick them up until the end of the day.

Grange Farm Shop, Hasketon
Email your order by noon and pick up the next day (some areas are delivered to): [email protected] / 01473 375610 or / www.facebook.com/grangefarmshophasketon
Also offering early morning shopping for elderly people, 8.15-9.15am Monday to Saturday.

LOCAL FOODBANK

FIND (Families In Need)
Martlesham Benefice vicarage is acting as collection point (17 Lark Rise, Martlesham Heath / or contact Rev Toby Tate: 01473 612659 / [email protected]). www.facebook.com/FINDIpswich / www.findipswich.org.uk

HOME, BUT NOT ALONE
For those who need help and can’t get that from family and friends, there is a new Suffolk freephone number: 0800 876 6926. Please note that it is not a general Covid-19 helpline.  Please only ring if you have no support so you can be matched with the right support locally.  The line will be staffed from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.

You can also register to volunteer by downloading the Tribe – Volunteer app from Apple Store or Google Play Store. Please also register any group that is offering local help. The service has been developed to help connect people who want to volunteer in their communities with neighbours who are most in need.

We are supporting this service with details of local support and services as best we can, but if you continue to struggle, please email [email protected] or leave a message on our answer machine – 01473 612632 – and we will do what we can to help.  We are operating a limited service as the majority of our councillors and some staff are in the vulnerable or shielding categories.

Yours faithfully
Susan Robertson
Clerk to Martlesham Parish Council

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