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Covid-19 Core Group Update – June 2020

This group was set up on the 15th March 2020 to support our local residents as defined by the Parish Magazine core circulation area and to provide direct support to Old Barn Stores.  The purpose of this group is to ensure the vulnerable and residents in self-isolation and shielding can continue to have their basic needs met, whether that is food, prescriptions or animals being cared for. We will also provide a chatting / social service for individuals to stay connected if they live on their own or if anyone needs to have someone to chat to.

Contact can be made by the mobile number highlighted at the end of this article, but our preferred method of communication is by email to NWCOVID19@gmail.com

Further information about the group can be found in the following link:


We would like to thank everyone volunteering in the support group and/or helping out neighbours and friends with shopping, etc.  We know that residents are so appreciative of the help they are receiving in these challenging times.  We continue in a routine of many of us looking after our “regulars” with their shopping, medication collection, etc, with a few new requests being received and sent out as “shout-outs”.  We would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone for their help and support during this time.  The response to the requests so far has been awesome, thank you, everyone.

We must also say a huge thanks to Suki and his team for continuing to keep the shop so well stocked to keep us all fed and watered.  As well as his usual team a huge thanks to Jon and Scott for spending many hours down there turning their hands to whatever is needed and to Penny and Carolyn who work on the till at the weekends to allow the permanent staff to keep the shelves fully stocked and to give Jon and Scott a well-earned rest, although sometimes they just can’t keep away!! 

Now that shops are starting to reopen and the lockdown restrictions are easing, please remember Old Barn Stores who supported us all in our time of need when we couldn’t get essentials.  Who got extra loo rolls, vegetables, and many other items, not forgetting plain, SR and bread flour, which has been like gold dust during the lockdown.  Please continue to support Old Barn Stores in recognition of the amount of effort Suki and his team have put in over the last 3 months – please don’t let them down.  Thank you.


North Waltham COVID19 Support Group 

Carolyn Brown         07340305938 

Adele Stevenson      07584060064 

Jean Malone             07980259661 

Lois Lang                    07890886326 

Penny Williamson    07740563803 

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