Ring 01608 811878 for help from a volunteer

Coronavirus – we are ready to help

If you live in Charlbury and are a vulnerable person, or in self-isolation for any reason, or struggling in any way, we can help you. We have identified a group of 100 kind Charlbury residents who have offered to help. Please ring 01608 811878 and tell us what you need. If you can’t get through on this line, you can try 01608 819253 (weekdays only) or email your request to info@charlburycommunitycentre.org.uk.

Help can include, but is not excusively:

  • Collecting shopping from local shops
  • Collecting prescriptions or other medicines
  • Putting you in touch with someone to talk to
  • Changing a lightbulb or other small but important tasks

Are there any other suggestions of what we could offer to help people? If you have ideas, please email info@charlburycommunitycentre.org.uk

This service is free, though of course you will need to pay for your goods at some point. We can build up a  tab for you and you can pay it later either in person or by ringing up and paying by card over the phone, or by transferring money to our bank account, or by sending a cheque. Under no circumstances should cash be exchanged at the door. Our volunteers will not have any contact with you unless absolutely necessary, to minimise risk to both them and you. They will leave goods outside your door at an arranged time.

The telephone line is manned between 9am-5pm on weekdays and 9am-1pm at weekends. It will be closed on Easter Sunday and only open in the mornigs of Good Friday and Easter Monday.

If you wish to volunteer to help in this, or any other way, please email Daniela: info@charlburycommunitycentre.org.uk

New fresh veg box collection every Saturday afternoon

Normally Styans come to Charlbury Farmers Market every 3 months, but now we are lucky they are making up veg boxes for collection in Charlbury every Saturday afternoon  from outside the Community Centre. Bring your own bag to transfer produce from the box AND keep your social distance at all times. To reduce contacts maybe arrange to collect for friends and neighbours. Watch your emails on Saturday morning – you will be allocated a time to come and pick up your veg. Click here for fuller and regularly updated information.

Order your box from StyanFamilyProduce.co.uk by 10pm previous Thursday and pay online.

House-bound and need your box delivered? Call the Community Centre on 01608 811878

Boxes are Large or Small  and there are optional extras like beetroot, Jerusalem artichokes, honey, and Worcestershire tomatoes grown using heat from a biomass boiler. You can also order some products from Bibury Trout Farm, honey from our own Halcyon Farm and various other products.

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub in conjunction with Janet Burroughs from Charlbury Farmers Market, Nikki Rycroft from Patients Participation Group, and Tanya Stevenson from the Community Centre.

Give & Take – spread the word!

We have set up a ‘Give & Take’ table near the front door of the Community Centre. If you have any extra tins of food, packets of pasta, cartons of long-life milk, etc, that you could spare, please do put them in the collection box. Equally, if you know of someone who could use a bit extra now, please feel free to take something away or encourage them to pop in. Items will be available during the Centre’s opening times. We can also take specific item requests, and deliver to someone’s home.

If you cannot come to the Centre but have items to give, just email bglasgow@theridgegroup.com and we will arrange someone to pick items up at your door.

We also accept donations towards our stock in cash, cheque or digital transfer. St Mary’s Church is coordinating this for us – please ask Betsy for more details.

With schools and businesses closing, there are many people who will find it increasingly hard to manage. Please do give what you can.

Thanks to everyone for helping!

We have had loads of toilet rolls kindly donated by Cotswold Frames. Do come and get some if you need any. You can just take some, or swap them for another item that others might need.

 

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