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.

Retail Businesses Information

Most town centre retail businesses in Winchcombe were open as of Friday 19 June, but not always for their full ‘normal’ working hours.  The link below shows opening hours for the shops, (in a few cases the information was from online sources).  The situation is very fluid, and it is important to find out whether somewhere is open before visiting, a phone call in advance might be sensible.

Opening Hours

Hair and Beauty establishments

Currently closed, hoping to reopen around Jul 4.

Car Parking

TBC have extended free parking in all their car parks including Back Lane and Bull Lane car parks.  Payment wont resume until 13 July.

Winchcombe Medical Centre


In line with the hospital we are asking all visitors and patients to wear face coverings when attending the surgery from the 15th June 2020. You can do this with a homemade cloth mask or your own surgical mask.

Face coverings should NOT be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.  More Details.

Retail Business Survey

Tewkesbury Borough Council want to hear from retail businesses in the borough who may be preparing to reopen soon.  This short survey should only take a few minutes to complete and will help them better to understand your plans for reopening and provide the opportunity to let them know whether there is any help you might need.  Survey can be found here.

Brian England Shoe Repairs

The workshop at Winchcombe Pottery is open Mon-Fri – 9am-12.30pm.  Repairs can be left at Keelings newsagents.

Winchcombe Tennis Club

Pleased to be able to re-open the courts from 13th May for use by members. In line with LTA guidelines the following activities can now take place at the club:

1. Doubles play between members of the same household
2. Singles play between members of different households
3. Coaching on a 1-1 basis. Contact

Garden Waste

Tewkesbury Borough Council are pleased to announce that the garden waste service will resume from Monday 4 May. If you are unsure of your scheduled collection day, please check the bin calendar here.

Gourmet Meals

In combination with Winchcombe Fruit and Veg, luxurious pre-cooked refrigerated meals, suitable for home freezing and heating are available.

Passionately hand-crafted by famous, local 23 year Michelin star awarded chef Marcus Ashenford, owner of No5 Restaurant, Winchcombe.

Marcus is renowned in the culinary world for his exquisite dishes; sourcing the best local ingredients and ensuring each mouthful bursts with flavour.

Taking inspiration from his own restaurant menu, Marcus has created Michellin-quality food for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.  Also available, veg and salad boxes, bread, honey and milk.  See what’s available here.

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.


Amazon today cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed.  Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages.  All stories are FREE to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet by clicking on Amazon.

Martins Meats – Toddington

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

Besocial Free Prescription Deliver Service

Last deliveries 10 July

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

If you can’t make it in to the shop then give them a call and they can arrange a home delivery. 602416

Business Furniture Direct

Supply houses / businesses with office stationery – paper, printer ink, etc, office furniture, cleaning and hygiene products, including masks. 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.

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.

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.


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

Cleeve Hill Golf Club – Open.

Book a tee time.

Working Mens Club – Now closed.

The Lion – Now closed

HONC – Cancelled

Festival of Music and Arts – Cancelled

Winchombe  Library – Now closed

Winchcombe Sports Hall – Now closed



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