Coronavirus: local information & advice

This page has been designed to provide Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice, volunteering opportunities, details of local groups and food delivery options. If there are any updates or groups missing, please email me with details: neil.obrien.mp@parliament.uk

Government advice

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

Please click here for the Government's stay at home advice and here for more general information.

Volunteering

Harborough: Please contact VASL to volunteer here - https://vasl.org.uk/news/volunteer-your-time-in-your-community-with-vasl/

Oadby & Wigston: Please contact O&W Council here - https://www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/pages/community_hub_coronavirus_covid_19

NHS: The NHS are also signing up volunteer responders here - https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS

British Red Cross also have a community reserves volunteer programme - sign up here

Contacts and local help

There are a range of local Facebook groups where people are able to find support (links below). 

People who are self-isolating and need some support can ring Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL) if in Harborough or Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) in Oadby & Wigston.

Age UK also have a helpline for the over 70's in need of support: 0116 299 2239. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/

Local groups in specific places:

Great Glen

Great Glen have an active facebook group.

Great Glen Parish council are organising volunteers to help those who are self-isolating. To help ring 0116 259 3004.

If you are self-isolating and need help, please contact Reverend Kim Ford on 0116 2592238.

Newton Harcourt & Wistow

Newton Harcourt & Wistow Facebook Group

Fleckney

Fleckney Village aid - 07934 723302 - or https://fleckney.online/aid/

There is also a Fleckney Village Aid for Covid 19 Facebook Group

Fleckney Community Forum Facebook Group

Mowsley

Mowsley Village Community Facebook Group

Husbands Bosworth

Husbands Bosworth general Facebook page has some information.

Husbands Bosworth Village Facebook Group

North Kilworth & South Kilworth

The Kilworth Villages Facebook Group

Kibworth

Kibworth Coronavirus Support Facebook Group.

Kibworth Isolation Relief Team Facebook Group.

Kibworth and surrounding villages Facebook Group.

Smeeton Westerby

Smeeton Westerby 'Village People' Facebook Group

Lubenham

A help scheme has been started - you can contact Stell Dalby on 07816 02571 or Diana Cook on 07768 025711 for help

Lubenham Facebook Group

Theddingworth

Theddingworth Village Facebook Group

Foxton

Foxton Village Community Facebook page

Market Harborough

Market Harborough Coronavirus Support Facebook page 

Church Langton

Church Langton Social Group Facebook Group

Thorpe Langton

Please email: thorpelangtoncommunity@gmail.com

Wigston & South Wigston

Though the Helping Hands advice centre is closed, you can still reach advisors on 0116 2782001, or office@helpinghandscentre.org.uk, or www.helpinghandsadvice.co.uk  

Wigston Community Forum Facebook Group

Wigston & South Wigston COVID-19 Mutual Aid Facebook Group

Leicester South Salvation Army - providing food parcels for people in need. Please call 0116 2774114

Oadby

Oadby COVID-19 Mutual Aid Facebook Group

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I will be adding to this list - please do email me if you are organising (or in need of) help locally - neil.obrien.mp@parliament.uk

Food delivery options

Oadby

Zeph's Cafe are providing food deliveries to homes, for details please ring 0116 2717575

The Wheel inn (pub): 0116 2101966 - all dishes cost £5: There is beef or vegetarian lasagne, cottage pie, beef pie, chicken pie, and sausage and mash (vegetarian option available). All are served with mashed potato and vegetables.

S&J Fruit and Veg Oadby - deliveries, please ring 07543 976860 for details

Wigston

Wigston Fields News & Deli - delivery to local homes: 07904 929374

Joseph Morris Butchers - meat delivery (closed for walk-in) - 0116 2883353

Great Glen & Wistow

Wistow Mediterranean Deli - delivery to Kibworth, Great Glen, Fleckney, Wigston & Saddington. 

Great Glen Post Office - Fruit, Veg, bread, milk and eggs etc - Great Glen & surrounding villages

Penburry Farm - bread, meat, pies and fruit & veg - order form here - collection or 3 mile delivery

Kibworth

The Railway arms (pub): 0116 479 1402 - all dishes cost £5: There is beef or vegetarian lasagne, cottage pie, beef pie, chicken pie, and sausage and mash (vegetarian option available). All are served with mashed potato and vegetables.

Foxton

Black Horse Foxton - fruit & veg boxes - Foxton

Husbands Bosworth & North Kilworth

Taste Outside Catering - Mexican food deliveries - Husbands Bosworth & North Kilworth

Market Harborough 

(most of this information has been taken from the 'Harbs Collective' facebook page - please do contact businesses directly as this is subject to change)

Food

Farndon Fields Farm Shop - Groceries - https://www.farndonfields.co.uk/ - Market Harborough & surrounding villages
Welton's - Groceries, Meals, Newspapers & Magazines - http://www.weltonsdeli.co.uk/ - Great Bowden
Edible16 - Groceries - https://store.edible16.org.uk/
Randalls - Market Harborough - Sweets, Drinks & Savoury Snacks - 01858 433522
Duncan Murray Wines - Alcohol - http://www.duncanmurraywines.co.uk/
Abbey Cottage - Chinese Takeaway - http://www.abbeycottage.co.uk/
The Cinnamon Lounge - Indian Restaurant LE16 9HD - Indian Takeaway - 01858 289397
Langton Nurseries - Groceries / Veg - https://www.langtongreenhouse.co.uk/ - 5 mile radius
Langton Brewery - Alcohol - https://langtonbrewery.co.uk/
Jams'N'Jars - Preserves
Explore Chocolate - Chocolate
BAKED by emily davis - Desserts & Cakes
Cape Lekker - South African Food to go & frozen meals
Jelley’s Organic Vodka - Alcohol
Casa Nostra Restaurant - Meals to go - https://casanostra.co.uk/

Audrey's bespoke catering - ready made meal deliveries - Market Harborough

Harborough Market Fruit & Veg - mixed fruit & veg box: harborofruitnveg@gmail.com - Market Harb & surrounding villages

Mistry Kitchen - vegan curries - Market Harborough 5 mile radius

FarrinHeight Foods - vegan meals and snacks - Market Harborough & Great Bowden

Newsagents, Household & Postal

Keya News,Market Harborough - Newsagent & Post Office happy to help deliver everything they can
Rural Trading Ltd - Household Supplies
Welland Valley Pet Care - Pet supplies

Drive-thru and pick-up services

The Oat Hill - Meals to go
The Langton Greenhouse and Garden Centre - Food & Gardening essentials to go

The Royalist - offering food collection and delivery - Market Harborough: 01858 463143