UPDATE: MAY HILL HUB
The Steering Group is up and running! Eight of us met in the Village Hall car park where we discussed the logistics of possible venues, experiences of similar enterprises, the possibility of a Friday pick-up Hub as a precursor to a full “shop” … and much more besides!
The Group are are now looking into the specifics of the above as well as available grants, online shopping systems and setting up a social media and website presence. We are in conversation with the Village Hall, the veg bag team and the Church to map a way forward.
Please do come forward if you’d like to get involved – ideally we’d like 12 on the Steering Group plus a few more shop / hub volunteers.
Our next Steering Group meeting in August 4th at 6.30pm.
To volunteer any comments, thoughts or help please email email@example.com
COVID-19 SUPPORT GROUP
Sarah Gooch (All Saints Road) 831855
Jane Foot (Glasshouse) 831730
Sara Carter (Folly Lane) 830003
Juliet Tomlinson (Folly Lane) 681390
Please don’t hesitate to call any of the above numbers – a huge network of volunteers are ready, willing and happy to deal with requests for shopping, help or other concerns; just please pick up the phone if you need anything!
See below for more initiatives.
Wood’s Family Butchers, Huntley
Free delivery for orders over £20, phone Butchers on 698780. Jane Foot or Helen Norville are happy to pick up smaller orders on Thursdays; phone Butchers to pay early in the week and then contact either Jane (831730) or Helen who will co-ordinate.
Some people qualify for free delivery, contact the pharmacy at Newent surgery -Jane and Sarah are happy to pick up prescriptions if necessary on Thursdays; contact the pharmacy to order by Tuesday and let Sarah (831855) or Jane (831730) know and they will co-ordinate.
Available from Helen Norville, Burnside. (07971100777) Collect direct from her door, if you are unable to do so then Helen is happy to deliver. £1 for half a dozen.
Midcounties Co-op, Newent
Free home delivery – Wednesdays. Email your shopping list to firstname.lastname@example.org
OR call 01531 828137 (they prefer email), tell them you wish to be part of the May Hill Delivery route. Order needs to be placed by noon on Mondays for delivery on Wednesdays. The Co-op will then phone you for payment.
Telephone Box Book Swap
Don’t forget the old telephone box is operating as a book/game and puzzle swap. It’s full of interesting items to keep you occupied during lockdown.
Gloucester Food Bank
Urgently need donations to meet demand. Visit their website for more info. There is now a collection point at, Theend House, Muzzle Patch, Tibberton.
Mobile Post Office
The mobile Post Office is parked at Huntley Village Hall, 10-12 every Friday.
Fruit & Vegetable Bag Delivery
May Hill Community Fruit and Veg Bags – Info and Orders
Support local farmers and food suppliers at this difficult time! Support each other! Get fresh, seasonal, fruit, veg and salad bags, much of it locally sourced, delivered directly to your door! Run by our community, for our community!
Our bags contain a changing mix of fruit, veg and salad each week. Begun for lockdown, continuing while things are still uncertain. You can order every week or just when you want to. Bulk purchasing from our supplier gives us access to a wide range of great fruit and veg. We split what we order each week evenly between the bags, with no profits or mark ups so it’s great value. The more orders we get the more variety we can offer.
May Hill Residents can order a weekly veggie bag by following this link May Hill Veggie Bag
Bags cost £12. If you order before midnight Sunday we will deliver the following Wednesday afternoon. Order and pay following the link or the QR code below. Queries or phone orders to Caroline on 831683 or 07564365200.
Community Shop – Survey Results
Please click the link below to download the results of the survey
A shop can be a lifeline to those with limited transport options, it is a meeting place, communication centre and an important lynchpin of village life. Much of the appeal of our village rests on its sense of community; it is the reason many people have moved here and remain here. The presence of a shop would, we feel, greatly enhance and complement the community spirit already established and built around the Village Hall.
Even before the Covid-19 outbreak a few of us had begun to consider the workability of setting up a Community Shop for May Hill, the experience of lockdown has only cemented our belief that such an initiative may well be a viable option welcomed and supported by villagers and the wider community.