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Useful local information for during the Pandemic
NHS test and trace - fraud awareness
From West Mercia Police
If NHS Test and Trace calls you by phone, the service will be using a single phone number 0300 0135 000. The only website the service will ask you to visit is https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk."
Contact tracers will never:
• Ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
• Ask you to make any form of payment
• Ask for any details about your bank account
• Ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
• Ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
• Ask you to purchase a product
• Ask you to download any software to your device or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet
• Ask you to access any website that does not belong to the Government or NHS
If you think you have been subjected to, or a victim of, a scam or attempted fraud using Track and Trace or any other fraud please call 101 or contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. If you or someone else is in immediate danger or risk of harm dial 999 now.
ST JAMES THE GREAT CHURCH INITIATIVES IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS
Ledbury Foodbank Collections
Starting Thursday 30 April, then every Tuesday and Thursday from 2.00pm – 4.00pm until further notice
we are starting to collect food items for the Ledbury food bank, for distribution to those in need in the Ledbury and surrounding areas. At this time, local food banks are struggling to keep up with demand and any contributions we can offer will be very welcome
There are two collection points:
one is a car with its boot open at Colwall railway station car park,
the other is a table on the driveway of the Hands house (Wisteria House, 7 Evendine Corner) at the far end of Colwall Green.
Please leave items in the boot of the car at the railway station or on the table at the Hands.
They will be delivered to the Foodbank the next day.
Any items are considered by the Foodbank, at the present time
Try not to leave perishable items if possible.
Sanitary items are useful (e.g. soap, shampoo etc) as well as any edible items.
Please maintain social distancing at all times.
St James the Great Church has also produced a Prayer & Worship booklet online for the use of those who are missing going to church and others, too, who would value some comfort and inspiration in these difficult times of isolation. People are asked to contact to ask for this booklet, available for everyone who would like to have it
The Colwall Coronavirus Careline
has updated its list of suppliers able to deliver to people in Colwall who need the service:
Are you self isolating or restricting your social contacts in order to
protect your health & well-being?
Do you need some help with day-to-day tasks like collecting
prescriptions, shopping or posting letters?
Would it be reassuring to have a daily call from someone to make sure
that you are okay?
A team of volunteers are ready and able to help you with any of these
things and more.
This number is manned from 9am to Noon, Monday to Saturday .
Messages can be left outside this time.
To provide information which may be of help, offer services or volunteer please
Below is information about shopping, food deliveries and
restaurants who are offering take away or delivery services.
This is based on the list complied by Malvern TIC information/Malvern
Delivers Facebook Group and each listing has been verified that they are
Fruit & Vegetable Boxes available from:
Natural Choice - Barnards Green
01684 567467 Delivery day,Wednesday
The Strawberry Stop - Ledbury
Small box - £13.50
Medium box- £17.50
Large box- £25.00
01531 632444 07557 101517
Mon - Sat
The Farmers Arms - Wellington Heath
Order by Saturday 2pm for Wednesday delivery and
Wednesday by 2pm for Friday delivery.
Malvern Easy Fruit & Veg
Little Marcle Farm Shop 07970 296153
Suppliers of other goods include:
Provisions of Colwall Colwall
Orders can be placed and paid for over the phone for delivery.
Mon - Sat:
9am - 6pm
8am - 1pm
Wallers Butchers -
will deliver in Colwall/Ledbury. Now have Peter Cook's bread back in stock.
01684 540899 / 01531632739
Community Food Boxes. Order by phone, email or Facebook
and CCC volunteers will happily collect & deliver for you.
Order by 10.30 am Monday for Tuesday collection and
10.30am Tuesday for Friday collection.
please use the Colwall Coronavirus Careline to collect your prescription
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 12pm & 2 - 5.30pm
Saturday 10am - 12pm
Colwall Post Office
Present opening hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 2pm and Sat 9am - 12pm
Peter’s Fruit & Veg Colwall
Mon 8am - 4pm
Tues 8am - 5pm
Weds 8am - 1pm
Thu 8am - 5pm
Fri 8am - 5pm
Sat 8am - 1pm
Max the Fishmonger - Colwall
outside the Colwall Park Hotel
8 - 10 am Wednesday mornings
Caves Folly - Evendine Lane, Colwall
Delivery in Colwall of compost/plants.
peatfreeplants.org.uk/ or phone 01684 540631
Local deliveries Tuesday and Friday
Clive’s Fruit Farm - Upton
taking orders for delivery from the shop on 01684 592664
or shop-online at clivesfruitfarm.co.uk/
Email orders to :
Min. order £30 plus £5 delivery
Faun - Malvern
for Bread, Milk, Cheese, Deli
faunmalvern.co.uk/ Delivery 48 hours from order - free for orders over £15
A range of locally sourced drinks available to order.
Contact on or 07970 123808
Free delivery within 7 mile radius.
Cafe & Restaurant Takeaway/Home Delivery Services:
The Wellington Inn - Chances Pitch
pre-order take away and delivery available -
menu on website thewellingtoninnmalvern.co.uk/ plus weekly specials.
Call Giles or Frankie on 01684 540269
Free delivery to Colwall for vulnerable residents unable to collect.
The Wyche Inn - Wyche Cutting, Upper Colwall
takeaway menu available 12 - 2pm. and early evening 6 -7.30pm.
Menu on thewycheinn.co.uk or phone 01684 575396
Delivery to local area available
Thai Rama IV, Colwall
Non-contact takeaway service available
homemade ready meals from £2.50
32 The Homend, Ledbury, HR8 1BT
01531 632418 or 07522 064131 or mattskitchin.uk
Free delivery within a four mile radius of Ledbury for orders of 5 meals or more.
For orders outside this area there will be a charge of £2.
Elite Catering, Ledbury
delivering freshly frozen homemade meals
or Facebook Messenger
Make sure you check other sections for changes as the site is being regularly updated
I am sure we are all missing our families and friends whilst in our current lockdown.
Video calling helps families to stay in touch but it's often hard for smaller children to understand why they can't visit grandparents or go to their normal activities.
A member came across this to share with her 4 year old granddaughter:
The Time We Spring-Cleaned the World
The world it got so busy,
There were people all around.
They left their germs behind them;
In the air and on the ground.
These germs grew bigger and stronger.
They wanted to come and stay.
They didn’t want to hurt anyone -
They just really wanted to play.
Sometimes they tried to hold your hand,
Or tickled your throat or your nose.
They could make you cough and sneeze
And make your face as red as a rose.
And so these germs took over.
They started to make people ill,
And with every cough we coughed
More and more germs would spill.
All the queens and kings had a meeting.
“It’s time to clean the world up!” they said.
And so they had to close lots of fun stuff,
Just so these germs couldn’t spread.
We couldn’t go to cinemas
Or restaurants for our tea.
There was no football or parties,
The world got as quiet as can be.
The kids stopped going to school,
The mums and dads went to work less.
Then a great, big, giant scrubbing brush
Cleaned the sky and the sea and the mess!
Dads started teaching the sums,
Sisters/brothers played with us more,
Mums were in charge of homework
And we read and played jigsaws galore!
The whole world was washing their hands
And building super toilet roll forts!
Outside was quiet and peaceful,
Now home was the place for all sports.
So we played in the world that was home
And our days filled up with fun and love,
And the germs they grew smaller and smaller
And the sun watched from up above.
Then one morning the sun woke up early,
She smiled and stretched her beams wide.
The world had been fully spring cleaned,
It was time to go back outside!
We opened our doors oh so slowly
And breathed in the clean and fresh air.
We promised that forever and always
Of this beautiful world we’d take care!
SEE THE THE WORLD'S GREAT TREASURES
Museums and art galleries may be closed but we can still visit them - and see things up close without people being in the way!
It's not just UK museums either - why not see the Rijks Museum or the Met? Or maybe a less well known one such as the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. What they have in their collections is mind-blowing and this period of isolation is just the time to discover some of those treasures.
V and A museum
Royal Collections Trust
The Rijks Museum
The Walters Art Museum
The Bodleian https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/
Curious Minds https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/curious-minds
For Home Entertainment you might like to try:
The Royal Opera House
for online streamed performances on the ROH’s Facebook page and YouTube channel
For more information go to
However, if a full opera is not your preferred entertainment, why not try:
ShakeUp Music recomposed Mozart’s Magic Flute, Papageno/Papagena Duet‘ into an audiovisual bird song aria, on YouTube.
The National Theatre
is also screening plays
Frankenstein until 8th May
Antony & Cleopatra 7th - 14th May
For more information go to https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Plus many more Musicals and Theatre events - just search online.
For Education and Reference:
Take a look at the nationaltrust.org.uk, english-heritage.org.uk, rhs.org.uk and........