Coronavirus: Local help and facilities

Some information about local help and facilities in and around Dickleburgh and Rushall during the coronavirus national emergency. Information updated 16th April

South Norfolk’s Help Hub:  01508 533826 –  if you are experiencing financial, well-being or health issues the Help Hub is available for practical advice and assistance. Jake Kubala is our Co- Ordinator who can offer advice & assistance

https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-information

Please help neighbours where possible by keeping in touch with them, whilst observing the ‘social distancing’ advice, or by phone or email.

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Our own local shop in Dickleburgh is open – fresh veg., fruit, bread frozen & tinned goods, P.O. facilities, with a Prescription’s delivery service from the Pulham Surgery – pop in, if you can or ask a neighbour

Trussell Trust Food Bank [email protected] – to make donations or receive help with food 

Goodies Food Hall: 01379 676880 – open for fresh fruit, veg., bread, butchery, deli counter, ready meals, cheeses etc .

Harleston Market, on Wednesdays – Vegetable Stall – 07806 573435, order by Monday for collecting on Wed. or email: [email protected]

Brownes Butchers in Harleston –  happy to deliver 01379 852235 & The Apiary in Harleston have set up a green grocer store, order by email:  [email protected]  – they are working together so you can order from both & pay once   

Brownes Butchers, Dissorder in advance for delivery on Fridays 01379 642105

Burston Crown Take-away, delivered Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. – order as far as possible in advance 01379 741257, menu online

Middleton Farm Nurseries in Weybread[email protected] 01379 852294 – will have vegetable plugs in the next few weeks & are happy to deliver, it would appreciate if orders could be co-ordinated with others to help delivery.

Please see this list for details

Community veg scheme:

Matthew, of the Happy Food Coop in Bury, has come up with a great plan to try to get locally grown organic veggies to folk who are in need during this incredibly difficult time.

Part A of the plan: if you’re struggling to make ends meet and you’d welcome some veggies, a bundle can be (safely) delivered to your doorstep FREE of charge, on a weekly basis if that’s useful for you.

Part B of the plan: The hope is that those of you out there who haven’t been financially stricken by the lockdown and think this is an idea worth supporting, will consider donating money to the scheme to help it continue to deliver free organic veg to those in need.

See here for more information

FACE MASKS:

David found he had a pack of unopened face masks (which he uses in his work) and wondered if they could be of more use elsewhere in the community at this time.  He contacted Pulham Market surgery who didn’t need them BUT they suggested he try care homes.  He took the pack round to Culrose House and they were very grateful for them.  So if, for work or DIY reasons, you’ve got a spare stash of sealed face masks (not easy to say!) please consider donating them to your local care home – they really need them.

Local Transport

Please check the bus company websites for the latest new:


General advice:

UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111 service: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

UK transport and travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-transport-and-travel-advice

Overseas travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus