Richmond student publishes Covid-19 help website

The website published by Harry Jolly.

A Richmond student has published a website detailing the help available for local residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

The site — www.covidsos.co.uk — was put together by Harry Jolly, who is studying digital media at Leeds University.

Harry, 23, is the nephew of St Mary’s Church volunteer Bev Newton, who working with Peter Trewby, recruited the former St Francis Xavier student to help.

Bev has also signed up another Richmond student, Jack Ramage, 23, who is a journalism student at Newcastle University, to check and update information on businesses able to provide services during the crisis.

As well as the website, the volunteers have produced leaflets detailing the help available.

Bev said: “There are two flyers now.

“The smaller A5 is focused on specific support for the vulnerable.

“I am particularly keen to get the smaller A5 leaflet physically into the the letter boxes of the vulnerable across Richmondshire so we especially would like to ask those in villages and rural hamlets to print and distribute this.

If people can do this and confirm where they have distributed, this would be great.

“I would like to thank Rishi Sunak’s office, the Bridge charity and all in the community who have helped by printing the flyers out for the elderly and vulnerable.”

If anyone would like to suggest additions or update the information, or can distribute leaflets, please email covidsos@gmail.com [kofi]

The following information is contained on the leaflets and www.covidsos.co.uk website:

MEAL DELIVERIES

Age UK is doing a hot lunchtime meal delivery in Richmond and the surrounding villages. The meals cost £5 a day for a 2-course set menu and they are being delivered 7 days a week. Please book meals before 11.00 on the day – 01325 741492 or email catering@ageuknyd.org.uk

Nazzarena (Queen’s Road, Richmond), are doing a daily special hot evening dinner especially for OAPs, such as mince and dumplings or beef casserole, delivered for £3.95 – £4.95. Free delivery in Richmond town on whole menu – 01748 850777 (Open every day except Monday, 16.00 – 20.00)

Taj Mahal, Indian restaurant, Market place, Richmond (Open Thursdays to Sundays 17.00- 22.00) Free delivery in Richmond and phone & collect service. Delivering further out for a fee. 01748 829430

FOOD SHOPPING DELIVERIES

Age UK have set up a free food shopping service arranged with Thorpe Farm, A66. 01325 741496. Free delivery by Age UK volunteers to Richmond and surrounding areas

Stuart Hamilton butchers (Richmond) are delivering their meat, pies, eggs and milk. Free delivery in Richmond and nearby villages – 01748 822205 (Open every day except Sunday, 07.00 – 14.00)

Edwina’s Cakes (Frenchgate, Richmond) have a range of fresh home baked cakes and slices. Delivery fee within Richmond is £1 – 01748 826622 (Open every day except Sunday,10.00- 15.00)

McColl’s (Gilling Road, Richmond) may be able to deliver to the elderly and vulnerable within close walking distance, subject to staff availability – 01748 850105 (Open every day, 08.00 – 20.00)

Angus Morton Butchers, (Richmond) are delivering their meat several times a week. Free delivery in Richmond 01748 822644 (Open every day except Sunday, 07.00 – 15.00)

Granny’s Kitchen, (Richmond) fresh homemade bread daily, eggs, milk, pies and other baked goods. Free delivery in Richmond town – 01748 850200 or 07464 804243 (Minimum order value is £10)

Cheesey Grin (Richmond) is delivering free within 5 miles of Richmond. (Minimum order is £10 for 2 cheeses) Please email orders snicholson211@btinternet.com or phone if no email 07768 747269

Ken Warne (Richmond) are delivering grocery orders over £20. Delivery is free for orders over £40, otherwise for £3 in Richmond town and £5 within 5 mile. Email orders to Warnepeter51@gmail.com.(Open weekdays 07.00 – 22.00 and from 07.30 – 22.00 on Saturday and Sunday) – 01748 826660

J&H Meynell (Richmond) are delivering their full product range, including pet food, flowers and plants. Free delivery to Richmond and area for orders over £15, otherwise delivery fee £1 – 01748 825532

 Tunstall Meat Company, (Reeth Road, Richmond) are delivering free within 15 miles of Richmond (Minimum order is £20). Best to order online or otherwise phone 07825 982576

Wives Kitchen, Finkle Street, (Richmond) Health and whole food shop. Delivery fee £2 in Richmond and £5 outside the town – 01748 822210

Neeps & Tatties, (Richmond) Fruit & veg. (Delivery fee £1. Minimum order is a mixed box £8). Free delivery in Richmond for those unable to leave home – 01748 825397 (answering machine)

Mocha (chocolates and coffee) – Free delivery to Richmond. Best to order online or 07950 211218

Fleurish (Richmond) Florist. Open weekdays 10.00 – 16.00 – 01748 826999

Roots and Shoots, (Richmond) Florist. Open weekdays 09.00 – 15.00 – 01748 824898

Richmond Garden Centre is delivering at a fee of £2.50 in Richmond and £5 outside the town. Open every day 09.00 – 15.00, except Sunday 10.00 – 16.00 – 01748 824058

Mac plant and tool hire is delivering gas. Also collecting and servicing lawn mowers. Open weekdays 08.00 – 16.00 and from 09.00 – 13.00 on Saturday – 01748 826247

DELIVERIES FROM OUTSIDE RICHMOND

Carricks (fish and vegetables) on Thursdays – Email carricks-ltd@btconnect.com or 01677 470499

Mainsgill Farm shop (meat and vegetables) – Richmond and A66 corridor 01325 718860

Premier taxis of Catterick 01748 833434, offering next day delivery for premiermeats.live

Stoneygate butchers, Ravensworth offering delivery. 01748 897131

PHONE AND COLLECT IN RICHMOND

Thomas the Baker, Market place. Open every day except Sunday, 08.00- 16.00 – 01748 821157

Angel’s Share Bakery, the Station. Open Tuesday – Friday, 09.00 – 15.30; Saturday 09.00 – 16.00. Please use Station Road entrance – 01748 828261

Castle Fisheries, Market place. Open from 17.00 every day except Sunday – 01748 821300

Barker’s fish and chips, Market place. Open daily 11.00 – 20.00 – 01748 825768

Shanghai City, Chinese takeaway. Open every day except Tuesday, 17.30- 21.00 – 01748 825955

OPENING TIMES

PHARMACIES

Boots, Market place, Richmond (Open 10.00 – 16.00. Closed for lunch 12.00 -13.00) – 01748 823322

Day Lewis Pharmacy, Richmond (Open 09.00 – 17.30. Closed for lunch 13.00 -14.00) 01748 823238

POST OFFICE

Post Office, Finkle Street, Richmond (Open weekdays 09.00- 14.45 and Saturday, 09.00 – 12.30)

BANKS

HSBC bank, Market place, Richmond (Open weekdays 10.00 – 14.00. Closed at weekends)

TSB bank, Richmond (Open weekdays 10.00 – 16.00. Closed for lunch 12.30 -13.30 and weekends)

Barclays bank, Market place, Richmond (Open weekdays 09.30 – 12.00; Wednesdays 10 – 12.00)

Yorkshire Building Society, Market place, Richmond (Open weekdays 09.30 – 14.30)

OPTICIANS

Specsavers, King street, Richmond is open for emergency and essential eye care only. If urgent, call 111. Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 16.00, except closed on Wednesday. Call 01748 829960

RICHMOND MARKET

The market is still coming on Saturdays and is now also doing Wednesdays 08.00 – 14.00

OTHER SHOPS OPEN (THAT HAVEN’T ALREADY BEEN LISTED)

Coop Market place, Richmond (Open 08.00 – 22.00 daily, except 11.00 – 17.00 on Sunday)

Heron foods Market place, Richmond (Open 09.00 – 18.00 daily, except 10.00 – 16.00 on Sunday)

Lidl, Richmond. (Open 08.00 – 22.00 daily, except on Sunday 11.00 – 17.00)

Savers, Richmond. Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 16.00. Closed for lunch 12.00 -13.00

Nisa Local, Victoria Road garage (Open 06.30 – 19.00 daily)

Yorkshire Trading, Richmond (Open 08.30 – 17.00 daily, except on Sunday 10.00 – 16.00)

Bargain Booze, Market place, Richmond (Open 08.00 – 20.00 daily)

Premier Express, Cross Lanes, Richmond – 01748 829631

DO YOU NEED SUPPORT?

 Age UK are offering telephone befriending, daily hot lunch delivery and a volunteer shopping service. Please call 0300 3020 100 or email coronavirus@ageuknyd.org.uk

Richmond Yorks Covid-19 Mutual Aid – support group

Please contact North Yorkshire County Council hotline 01609 780780

3 Comments

  1. This is wonderful , well done these students, for those of us with computers , I-pods etc but many of those in isolation are elderly and vulnerable and do not have access to technology. There was NO Richmond news in the D and S last week ( I was told by an elderly vulnerable friend). Where is our Richmond reporter , in Northallerton I believe.
    What can we do for the anxious , lonely people, help is available but how can they find it.
    Thank you for all the information you give to those of us who can access it.

  2. Hello Margaret. Bev Newton here. I put this information together and am working hard to distribute in print to those are vulnerable and in isolation. Printed copies are available outside the Town Hall and by phoning 07394 907924. In addition, some local GP surgeries have been kindly sent this by post to their vulnerable patients and I have personally posted many through doors and handed them out to people in town. Our key message is to ask people to print for their neighbours in isolation and put it through their letterbox. We have had several Richmond clubs and societies agree that their members would access the website and do this. If anyone reading this is in rural Richmondshire, I would especially ask you to print off the most updated copies from the website and pass it on. If you Margaret, or anyone else, has ideas on how to help us get the message out, do please call us on 07394 907924 or email us on covidsos@gmail.com. Thanks again to everyone who has helped us so far.

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