Winchcombe Help Initiative

Winchcombe Help Initiatives – Covid-19

Winchcombe Help Initiatives – Covid-19

Listed below are a group of initiatives from local residents and business owners, to aid Winchcombe people through the current Coronavirus crisis.    What a wonderful lot they are.

Winchcombe Medical Centre – Easter

Open for TELEPHONE consultations only, Good Friday and Easter Monday, 8am – 6.30pm.  Dispensary will be open 9am – 12pm both days.

Mid Counties Co Op

For anyone in our community who is vulnerable and following government advice to self-isolate. Your local Midcounties Co-op Food store can help by getting food delivered to your door. Contact the Midcounties Membership Team on 0800 435 902 or your local store 01242 602611 or Facebook page.

Stonehouse Dental Practice

Now closed until further notice.  For registered patients who have a dental emergency call 01242 602220 and messages will be picked up by 12 noon daily.

Winchcombe Fruit & Veg Shop

Mixed Fruit and Veg Box with FREE delivery to your door.
Deliveries to Cleeve and Cheltenham included.
Large box £20
Extra Large box £30
Add eggs and bread £5
Straightforward ordering process:
Simply PM us your address on our facebook page and choice of box.
Tel: 609500


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Keelings Newsagents

Grocery deliveries with your newspaper.  Tel: 602440
See Facebook page for list.

Top Shop (Dhillons)

Now closing at 6.30pm and only 2 in store at any time.

Car Parks

Parking charges in car parks owned and managed by Tewkesbury Borough Council have been suspended with immediate effect; this includes Back Lane & Bull Lane car parks.

The move is in response to the Covid-19 restrictions put in place to protect the NHS and save lives. People should only leave their homes to collect food, for health reasons or for essential work.

It is hoped that by suspending parking charges in council-owned car parks in Tewkesbury and Winchcombe, people will find it easier to access the food and health care they need locally whilst restrictions on movements are in place. It will also help residents who are now required to work from home and don’t have parking facilities. Those with parking permits will be compensated for this suspension.

Martins Meats – Toddington

Offering free local delivery – within 10 miles of GL54 5EB – 01242 621493  Contact.

Besocial Free Prescription Deliver Service

Starting from Monday 23rd March, BeSocial Winchcombe is running a FREE PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY SERVICE for patients of Winchcombe Medical Centre and Lloyds Chemist, who need support.  This service is for those aged over 70 who are vulnerable and for those in self-isolation only and also covers those meeting the criteria who live in the surrounding villages.

If this is you – and you need help collecting your prescription – please tell Winchcombe Medical Centre, 01242 602307  and Lloyds Chemist,01242 602305   that you want us (BeSocial) to collect and deliver your prescription for you.

BeSocial staff, will be using the BeSocial mini-bus to make deliveries twice a day, morning and afternoon, from Monday to Friday.  They will knock on your door, leave the package on your doorstep, then move back 2 metres to wait until someone answers the door to pick up your medicines.

BeSocial cannot deliver to you unless you inform the Medical Centre & Lloyds Chemist that you wish to use our service – so please let them know.

This free service for the community has been set up by BeSocial@theCentre (run by the Winchcombe Day Care Foundation), in liaison with Winchcombe Medical Centre, to support local people during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Contact. 01242 603207

Norths Bakery

Due to new government guidlines and for the safety of our staff and yourselves please only one customer at a time in the shop please.

The bakers are working hard to ensure there’s plenty of bread on the shelves. If you can’t make it in to the shop then give them a call and they can arrange a home delivery. 602416
Door handles and surfaces being washed and gelled regularly.

Gotherington Nurseries

The shop will be closed from 23 March, for the next 3 weeks. We will continue our delivery service as long as possible. Telephone 01242 676722 or email We will still be busy with production of our own bedding plants ready for the late spring/summer period. Thank you for all your support. Stay safe everyone.

Business Furniture Direct

Supply houses / businesses with office stationery – paper, printer ink, etc, office furniture, cleaning and hygiene products. Tel 01242 239786 or go online at

The Chow Shed

Orchard Estate, Toddington
Wide range of takeaways available, hot & cold menu, cans/tea/coffee, confectionery, 8.30am-2.00pm Mon-Friday, Sat 9am-12 noon.  Tel 01242 620184

The Gardeners Arms

Takeway food (and drink!) delivered to anywhere in Winchcombe and surrounding areas – 01242 620257

Toys to Grow

Melanie Fisher of Toys to Grow has lots of educational toys, games and puzzles.  Melanie will deliver to Winchcombe – 01242 253988

Merry Mouse Van

Myles and Jo  Salmon: Will be in Castle Street on Friday mornings from 9 am to 10.30am and at the Royal Oak, Gretton from 5pm to 7pm with a great range of pies, eggs and cheeses.

Vale and Hills Family Butchers and Winchcombe Fruit and Veg shop

Joining forces to make sure everyone gets their meat and veg every day!
Please contact:  602998 for the butchers or 609500 for Winchcombe Fruit & Veg Shop. Both are more than happy to help!

Co op former Budgens doing Priority Shopping Hour

Helping protect elderly and vulnerable. It’s open only to these groups to they can buy essential provisions between 9.30am until 10.30am Monday to Friday.

Winchcombe Help Force

Set up on facebook, on March 15th and now has over 400 members.  Contact.

Made up of fit and active volunteers from the town willing to help those less mobile etc. Organised by Martin Shurmer.
Flyers have gone through many doors. Several appreciative phone calls received already and two elderly people helped with prescription deliveries.  Initiative to run in the weeks to come.

Abbey Green Vets

Advice for clients  Help us, help you to reduce the risk of exposure/transmission;
Do NOT attend the surgery if you have a new cough or a high temperature. Please call to request a telephone consultation if required.  01242 602235

Winchcombe Medical Centre

We are adjusting to manage patients at Winchcombe Medical Centre

If requesting an appointment from now on we will offer you a telephone or video consultation with a clinician in the first instance and arrange to see you following that if necessary.

We will not be booking any routine appointments at present but dealing with urgent problems over the phone daily. If you have an appointment already booked please attend as planned unless you have a fever or a cough.

You can use Doctorlink as a symptom checker, which will give you details on where you can get help from including the surgery.

As per government advice we are only issuing one monthly scripts at a time. We are working with the community to set up a process to help people who are self-isolating and need assistance with pick-up and delivery of medication.  01242 602307

Hayles Fruit Farm

Open and offering deliveries from its farm shop. Cafe now closed.  See their website or call 602123 to place an order of farm shop products.

Country Markets

Postponed for the time being, taking a break, many are over 70 and ingredients not always readily available. However, if you are a regular customer and would like to ask for a particular order please contact the market organisers via their Facebook page and some things can be made to order and delivered or collected.

Winchcombe Walking Festival – Cancelled

At the moment we are allowed to go out for exercise, but keep 2 metres away from other people.
Make the most of the downloadable walks on our website

Food Fanatics

Offering home delivery service.  Contact them and be sure to include your contact details.

Books and Ink North Street

Can get books mail order for you, or will deliver locally. Pay by card over the phone.  01242 603625


Thai takeaway and Pizza still operating. Call 604879 to order.

Tailored Catering Ltd

offering a meals on wheels type service within Winchcombe,Greet and Gretton.  Home cooked food, delivered to your door. Free if you are over 60; vulnerable or self-isolating. £1 charge for others. 604229.


Will take phone orders/card payments and by arrangement will leave goods outside the shop for you to collect. 604157

Cotswold Dairy

Delivering locally, bread, milk, cream, yoghurt & eggs.  01684 298959

BeSocial – former Day Centre

An outreach group for our members and wider community has been set up.  Working with the medical centre and Winchcombe Help Force on Facebook.

Staff have five or six members they will “adopt” who receive a call from them every couple of days, have a chat, ask if any help is required, is family ok, prescriptions needed, shopping? Drinking and eating regularly? Weekly games/quizzes over the phone.

The Centre minibus and driver is being made available to support community for ferrying urgent supplies/medical prescriptions around the town. Centre mini bus driver Rob Bramley will be delivering twice a day, morning and afternoon, five days a week.

Also setting up a books, jigsaw and games delivery/borrowing service for those home alone. Contact the Centre for more info and follow them on facebook.

If you’ve anything you’d like to share/entertain our members/wider community, please get in touch. Centre Manager Vicky Weaver, 603207.

Cleeve Hill Golf Club – Now closed

The common remains open.

Laytons Fish & Chips
Now closed.

Coventry Building Society
Now closed.

Household Waste Sites – All Closed

Working Mens Club – Now closed.

The Lion – Now closed

Bleu Hairdressing – Now closed

HONC – Cancelled

Festival of Music and Arts – Cancelled

Winchombe  Library – Now closed

Winchcombe Sports Hall – Now closed



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