Here is a Summary of our first week in operation.
The Prescription Pick up has also been operating for a week and prescriptions have been successfully collected and delivered from both Faringdon and Shrivenham medical centres by Jonny Farrow. (Many thanks Jonny – Great stuff..) Remember routine collection days are Wednesdays for Faringdon and Thursdays for Shrivenham. Please order your prescriptions allowing time for them to be prepared by the surgery and for collection. Once you have ordered your prescription and given permission for the Support Group to collect, please let me know and I will co-ordinate collections with Jonny. Urgent prescriptions will be collected as needed. Again, please let me know.
Shopping – Not surprisingly, given the demand, all supermarket on-line shopping has struggled to cope, and it has proved very difficult to obtain a delivery slot. However, my experience is that things are improving, and my advice is to keep trying as more delivery slots are becoming available as things settle down. Some local farm shops and butchers have risen to the challenge and are available to deliver locally:
Pat Thomas’s – Faringdon. Tel 01367 240551
Helen Browning Farm Shop– Bishopstone.
Helen Browning’s On-line Shop. Bishopstone www.helenbrownings.co.uk
Bloomfields – Highworth/Shrivenham www.bloomfieldsfinefood.co.uk
Coleshill Organics – Collection only. No pre-ordering. Turn up and buy what they have in stock.
Hinton Waldrist – Collection only. No pre-ordering. Turn up and buy what they have in stock.
Amazon.co.uk. Many durables/drinks can be obtained this way - Allow time for delivery. By the way, Amazon on-line sales include some over-the-counter medications such as Nurofen, Lemsip, Strepsils and Voltarol.
I hope this helps. As always, if you are stuck, speak to your volunteer. If they can’t help, please come back to me. We are still looking for additional volunteers, so if anyone else finds themselves available, please make contact.