Coronavirus: Standish Community Support Group

The following is the text circulated in the latest newsletter.  If you have not signed up please do so now on the Home page!


In keeping with other communities across the UK who have set up community support groups to assist residents who need help with shopping and home deliveries of groceries or medicines, Standish Village Hall Committee and the Parish Council are proposing a similar joint venture.

If anyone in Standish needs help in any way – please use the contact details  below to get in touch and we will do our best to arrange for a volunteer to contact you and make arrangements to fulfil your needs – while following the “social distancing” guidelines. This may be of help if there are no delivery slots available on the websites of the big supermarkets.

Co-ordinator: John Simonett  Phone: 01453 828568  /  07774 675222

Can you help? Can we add you to our list of volunteers?
Have you any other ideas or suggestions?

Other information:
N.B. Although food suppliers are exempt from the government shutdown – it is recommended that you ring any of those listed below to check if they are still trading.

1) Shop Local: Both Stonehouse butchers had plenty of fresh meat, and Cotswold Prime Meats sell fruit and veg. Some Stonehouse restaurants were offering a takeaway service: La Campagna (821599), The Woolpack (492246) and Zaika the Indian restaurant (792525)
2) Farm Shops: There are several in the area offering a wide range of fresh meat, veg and dairy products. Most of them will deliver to Standish.

Eastington Farm Shop: 01453 823655 (will deliver to Standish)
Frocester Fayre Farm Shop: 01453 822054 (will deliver to Standish)
Pound Farm Shop, Stroud Rd, Whaddon:  01452 523936 (buy in store or order and collect from car park)
Ben Creese Country Butchers, Lawn Farm, Corse: 01452 840510 (will deliver to Standish)

3) Other local suppliers offering delivery can be found at

4) Gloucestershire Help Hub: you can also request help (or offer your services) by visiting this site (which has lots of other information):

N.B. We are obviously not doing a leaflet drop during the lockdown  – and as only half of the 125 Standish residents have signed up for this e-newsletter – can you pass the word about this initiative on to your neighbours – and ask them to visit the Standish website and enter their email address for any future updates?

Those of you on Facebook can also check these pages for further information:
Stonehouse GL10 Community Discussion group.
Stonehouse Area Covid
and you may post comments on our own community page here:
Standish Village Community

Stay safe everyone!  Look out for your neighbours!

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