Council and businesses work together to provide coronavirus help

Amy Kirk, of Angus Morton’s Butchers in Richmond.

Richmond Business and Tourism Association and Richmond Town Council are working together to let local residents know the businesses that are able to take telephone or email orders to have food and non-food items delivered or posted.

Whilst it can be hard to find provisions online or in the big supermarkets, local retailers are stepping up to the mark and offering home deliveries or packing boxes for collection. Others are offering to post out to local people and further afield to friends and family for birthday gifts or just cheer you up presents.

A leaflet has been compiled that lists retailers who are able to help and giving contact details for phone or email orders.

Marcia McLuckie, chair of the Original Richmond and Business and Tourism Association encourages shoppers to call.

“Our business owners and their staff are kind and willing to help with your orders and a cheery word.

“Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for your shopping needs.”

Marcia continued: “It is important to support local shops through this crisis to keep businesses going so they are there for us when life gets back to normal.”

A leaflet listing businesses that can help is being distributed in Richmond, Catterick and the surrounding villages.

These businesses can also be found at www.originalrichmond.co.uk under the ‘coronavirus’ tab.