Lockdown Reminders: NEW RULES 29-03-2021




The Parish Council records its sincere thanks to all the volunteers who provided such dedicated service to residents in need throughout the first wave of the pandemic, and its gratitude for their continued support as we face the renewed challenge of Covid 19 resurgence.  


Prescription, re-ordering and delivery can be arranged by visiting and searching “A guide to ordering a repeat prescription online using an app or website”. Within this information there are links to Echo (Lloyd’s Pharmacy), Boots and Pharmacy2u, for arranging free home delivery (subject to availability).

Online food shopping delivery, Tescos, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Ocado.

Local stores for delivery and or collection:

Hall Farm 02306 322572

Birchwood Farm shop 01206 323797

Post Office 01206 323716

Colchester Diary 01206 870055

As the threat of the virus is growing again, there is need to resurrect the dedicated helper scheme for vulnerable residents. The original volunteers have now returned to work but they can still offer a reduced service for prescription collection from Dedham Pharmacy on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

If you no longer have the details of your dedicated helper please contact Kelly Martin on 07535558136 and she will connect you with a volunteer. Please leave a message on her answerphone as she has returned to work but she will get back to you ASAP. You can also contact her via email



or in the event of difficulty,

Contact the Parish Clerk


Home But Not Alone is a campaign launched in Suffolk in response the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Its aim is to help connect people or organisations who want to volunteer in their communities, with neighbours who are most in need. Volunteers will help with essential services such as delivering groceries or medication, whilst following the Government’s social distancing guidelines. Anyone who would like to gift their time please download the Tribe Volunteer app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store.

 App details: from Apple App Store and Google Play Store

Please remember:

0800 876 6926 

The number that vulnerable residents can ring if they are in need  of help.


  The Home, But Not Alone Phoneline:

Freephone: 0800 876 6926

  • Staffed 9am to 5pm everyday
  • It is designed to help the most vulnerable in our communities
  • It takes on average 1,300 calls a week
  • The majority of calls are in relation to food deliveries and general enquiries

Phone calls are answered and cases managed by staff at each district, borough or county council depending on the type of enquiry.  Wherever possible we link people in need with local groups and businesses, who are doing an amazing job in our communities.  This phoneline is for vulnerable people in our communities, and not for general Coronavirus enquiries.