Today sees the start of the co-operation between SDDC and CVS in the distribution of food parcels to those most in need across the district. At this point it seems they have all the volunteers and SDDC employees they need but I will receive notice if they need more help in our area.
group will be those identified by the NHS as requiring shielding
because of medical issues; CVS also have lists of those in
food poverty, the vulnerable and others needing
special help which will become the next level of priorities.
The Swadlincote Leisure Centre will be the
hub of distribution (abiding
by all necessary precautions) and some private businesses have
support the normal CVS (meals on wheels) delivery drivers.
If you know of anyone that needs help and
they are not already supported by CVS you can send their
details to CVS using the contact page on their website at https://sdcvs.org.uk/
In other news Swadlincote market will stay
in operation but only the food stalls - all necessary social
distancing practices will be in place.