With so many of you self-isolating and socially distancing, it is fantastic to know that many local businesses are adapting to suit the new need.
While the empty shelves of the past few weeks would have been scary for some, most supermarkets are now well stocked again but keeping limits on purchases and limiting how many people can enter the store at any one time. This is to help with social distancing and to ensure people are adhering to rules on mass purchases. So if you couldn't get what you wanted last week, consider visiting again now. If you are shielding, perhaps ask for somebody to shop for you.
Supermarkets are using Gov data to deliver to the most vulnerable homes first. There is high demand, you are better to visit a supermarket or shopping-locally from smaller vendors if you are able to safely leave your property.
For self isolators:
If you are unable to organise home delivery and are based in Tamworth please contact Tamworth Community Together CIC who are running a self isolation group in association with many other local groups and bodies including the Council and NHS. They can be contacted on 01827 59646 firstname.lastname@example.org. Essentials boxes, befriending and other services are being provided.
For residents living in the villages (or paying council tax to Lichfield District Council), Support Staffordshire is offering a similar scheme. They can be contacted on 01534 303030 or by making contact with your local Parish Council clerk.
With regard to home delivery, I am providing the businesses that I have been made aware of below but if you want to add yours to the list, please let me know.
The below companies work with eateries throughout the UK.
Too Good To Go (order then collect)
Argos - electronic goods, entertainment, bigger items
The Cooperative (Tamworth and the villages): 01827 337 299 to place an order.
Many supermarkets are offering their first hour of opening times to the elderly and front-line emergency workers.
Roasters Breads/Sandwiches: 01827 311631 (also doing the villages!)
Smith and Ellis Butchers 01827 62746 (Blue Light Discount)
Piggin Yummy Pork Scratchins: 07507 982684
Daisy's Delights - Sunday/Wednesday Dinners: 07724 895900
Jeffries Sandwiches: 01827 767 747
Christophers Restaurant: 01827 67676
Royal Balti: 01827 310437
Portobellos: 01827 54474
Champagne Indian: 01827 313175
Sticky Fingers Café: 01827 65320
Jalali Indian: 01827 316786
Moofresh Milk: 0121 448 0269 (also covers Shenstone & Stonnall)
Tamworth Market Pet Store: 07400 308718 (drop offs once a week)
Neil's Finest Grimsby Fish: 07523 974914 (still doing Market on Tuesdays)
Tamworth indoor market deli: call John on 07388225436. Deliveries 1mile from Tamworth town centre. Cooked meats, cheses, pies, eggs
Additionally the Tamworth Toolbox is allowing residents to re-fill hand sanitizer bottles for a small fee. This is an in-store only service.
They're delivering hardware, cleaning products and sanitiser just one day a week in and around Tamworth: 0182752550
Still trying to do the Market on Tues, Friday, Saturday - St Editha's Sq. Deliveries ordered before 1pm will be distributed after market.
Joe Richards Green Grocer: 01827 68833. Will deliver in a 2 mile radius.
Still remains open in Middle Entry for collection or to purchase direct.
Russell’s Butchers: 01534 481 947
Kevin Davis Milk: 07740 835 483
Voujon Stonnall: 01922 457344
Nick Sutherton: 07885 046036
(fish, poultry, meats including exotic)visiting the villages as he normally would, extended stock.
Buzzards Valley: 0121 308 1951
Galliers Diary: 0121 355 2321
Shenstone Hall potatoes: 07976 290 048
Sandhu Stores (groceries): 01827 284845 (mile oak, hints, drayton bassett)
Stonnall Fish & Chips Bar: 01543372041
Tamworth Trade Supplies: Call Ben for LPG gas 07814 274716
Alistair Geldard (of Boar Grills Hog Roast Arlewas): 07720809084 with meat, eggs and veg.
The Crown Elford: (Order then collect only for most. Delivery Elford village walking distance) 01827 383602, meals from their menu available to pick up every day except Sunday. Holding an outdoor essentials market at the venue 4-6pm.