Covid-19 iNformation and links

This page seeks to pull together information on the Covid-19 outbreak as it affects on our area.
  It lists as much as we can find of the many local initiatives and services operating to support people and get us all through this.
Please pass on any of the following information to people who might not have access to websites or Social Media.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that everything here will stay up to date, so we include website and facebook details to help you check.  Please help us by using the Contact Form to let us know of any corrections or additions - thanks.

For more general information on Covid-19 from the government, NHS and other official bodies, including the councils
see the top of our 'Links - Help and Information' page.

Also there is some information from Rushcliffe Council about local initiatives here :-
https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/environmentandwaste/emergencyplanning/coronavirus/coronavirus-communitysupport/#d.en.52932

Now please read/scroll on for Headlines, Local Initiatives, Deliveries, Shopping, and, at the end, services in the rest of West Bridgford (AKA Steve's bicycle tours)

Headlines

Lady Bay Pharmacy have posted this important message. Due to Corona Virus Please DO NOT come into the pharmacy if you have any of the following symptoms:  - FEVER   - DRY COUGH   - ANY COLD/FLU SYMPTOMS.

Please call the pharmacy for advice or send a friend or neighbour to the pharmacy.  Telephone  0115 945 5412.
Temporary opening hours - MONDAY TO FRIDAY 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm, SATURDAY 10am - 12noon, SUNDAY closed.  Currently they are still selling their full range of goods as well, of course, as dealing with prescriptions etc.
On a related subject, here is a plea from the heart from a GP receptionist in North Nottingham, known personally by Steve.  She didn't write it but endorses every word.

Defibrulator - The Lady Bay pub want to remind everyone that it has a defibrillator which can be accessed via a code. The code can be obtained from the Ambulance Service or from the Lady Bay pub, tel 0115 981 1228.

West Bridgford Community Helpers are now established in many areas of West Bridgford, with all streets in Lady Bay already covered. See details below under Local Initiatives.

Post Office temporary opening hours Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00 and Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Dustbins - Refuse collection resources increased - announcement by Rushcliffe Council -  https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/aboutus/newsandpublications/latestnews/stories/name,53053,en.php.  A recent Facebook post warns that we should handle our bins with gloves or wash hands both before putting our bins out and after collection.  Anecdotal but makes sense, since the collectors touch so many in a day. Protects us and them.  As per the NHS round of applause, perhaps 'bin day' is a good opportunity to show our appreciation for the refuse collectors too.

Recycling - Rugby Road Centre is closed
Bring Sites (bottle banks etc.) are still being operated by Rushcliffe Council but on a less frequent basis, on the assumption that people are conforming with government instructions to only go out for essential purposes.  Ellis Fund and Tarracycle have both suspended recycling operations, so our local Drop-off sites are also closed.  The general request from all recycling organisations is that, where possible, people stockpile their recycling items at home until the crisis is over.

Status reports from our political representatives:-

All Play Areas are now closed - yes that includes the Hook and the ones on Oaktree Close and Adbolton Grove (have they cleaned that one up yet, anyway?).  The public parks are still open for exercise and dog walking - please maintain Social Distancing at all times.

No. 11 Bus service now suspended as of 25 March 2020.  The 90 (Nottingham-Newark) is also suspended, operated by Marshalls - https://www.marshallscoaches.co.uk/services.htmlThe L22/23 buses are also now suspended, check the CT4N website.

The Cotgrave and the Mainline (Radcliffe & Bingham to Nottingham) are still running, with Radcliffe Road stops outbound at Gertrude Road and Rutland Road, stops inbound are on Davies Road and, of course, West Bridgford centre.  Reduced timetable - see Trent Barton website - https://trentbarton.co.uk/.  The tram is operating a Sunday Service every day - https://thetram.net/.

Eva's Grill is back online - again -  Delivery and collect from 5pm-10pm 7 days a week.  Visit: https://www.evasgrill.co.uk, Download: http://onelink.to/4h79h4

Larwood and Voce delivering food on selected days, ready meals and Sunday roasts - see below under 'Delivery and Order/Collect - Food'.  Sadly Lady Bay Chip Shop have now closed completely so no more deliveries.

Jim's / Raj/s etc staying open!  More detail below under Shopping.

Shopping in general - no way we can keep up with this subject, but we have a go - see below for shops and takeaways who deliver and for local shops still operating.  The large supermarkets are reserving certain times and days for those at risk and/or for support workers (health, police etc).  Therefore best to check their websites before heading out for that once-a-week shop.
Asda          Co-op (National)     Aldi        Iceland       Morrisons        M&S         Sainsburys

LOcal INitiatives

West Bridgford Community Helpers - A 'buddy system' initiative to pair volunteers with lonely and vulnerable people needing support during self-isolation.  Called Community Helpers, they have a Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/842219359579252/ and an email address [email protected].

West Bridgford Wire's Corona Virus page, with lots of useful local information.  https://westbridgfordwire.com/covid19-community-support/.

Some organisations are offering to supply food for people having to self-isolate.  These include the Feeding Nottingham initiative below and Guru Nanak's Mission - https://www.facebook.com/GuruNanaksMissionNottm/.  Food banks are still operating and need donations more than ever.

The listings below are aimed at both informing people of what is available and promoting - we hope, helping preserve - our local businesses.  At this stage it make some sense to keep established supply chains running, including take-aways and pubs and restaurants doing take-out or delivery.  Unfortunately we can't hope to keep up with the changing situation in real time so, as always, check with the venue first.

Deliveries & Order /Collect- Meals

Feeding Nottingham, working with Cheff and The Body Project and liaising with the Community Helpers, is now set up and ready to help get some free meals to the elderly / vulnerable in isolation in South Nottingham.  But they need support - see their Faceboook post - https://www.facebook.com/kelly.marshall.984786/posts/10163010054455567 or this video.  If you know of someone who might benefit from this, contact details are [email protected] or call hetvi Parekh on 07581422396.

Cheff - cooked meals, now delivery or order and collect only, currently 30% off online orders.  See their website for more details https://www.cheff.co.uk/.  They are also now offering a frozen meal prep service - frozen meals that they say will last 3 months in the freezer.  More info here - https://www.cheff.co.uk/frozen-meal-prep/.  Also doing marvellous job providing food to vulnerable people as part of Feeding Nottingham.

Chillis - still open as usual 4.30-11pm, but encouraging online orders hence contactless payment.  Collect available but delivery preferred (now contactless), 1 person maximum waiting in the shop.  You can order and pay via website https://chillisbridgford.com/ .  Latest news on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/chilliswestbridgford/, also on Instagram.

Eva's Grill back on line - This is what they said around the end of March "We would like to thank everyone for their continuous support during this difficult time.  You can now order online or via the Evas Grill mobile App and you can have contactless delivery.  We are OPEN for delivery and collect from 5pm-10pm 7 days a week.  Visit: https://www.evasgrill.co.uk, Download: http://onelink.to/4h79h4" (not sure what to or why, the web address seems to work).

Lady Bay Fish and Chips. - Now closed completely, check on Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Lady-Bay-Chip-Shop-115148299883227/.

Larwood and Voce are offering ready meals that are up on their website. These meals are made on-site, chilled & tubed up with a shelf life of 3 days or to put in your freezer.  On Sundays they are also offering hot takeaway roasts all £10 each to collect or ring early (0115 981 9960) to get a delivery slot.  Website: https://www.larwoodandvoce.co.uk/, click on Corvid-19 Customer Notice option, top left, which also has a link to their Facebook page - as of 27 March 2020.  See also 'Further Afield' section below for La Storia and maybe others.

Pop up cafes - Virender's Lady Bay pop-up cafe (https://www.facebook.com/LadyBayPopUpCafe/) is now delivery only and Fallafel Baffle (https://www.facebook.com/falafelbaffleandmore/) can also deliver.  There is also the Pizza van (https://www.facebook.com/purelywoodfired/) and now Homeboys are coming here (https://www.facebook.com/homeboysuk/) but currently you have to go to their van to collect.

 

We assume everyone has their favourite takeaway further afield, so we do not attempt to list them all here, but a few get a mention in Steve's Bicycle Tours at the end.

Deliveries - Food etc. shopping

Pricewise remain open to customers and have said they will deliver to people having to undertake long-term self-isolation, on an informal basis.  Orders by text, including name and address, to Saj on 0797 288913.  Payment by cash.  Thanks, Saj!

The Fruit Basket (in Gordon Road) are offering a similar service covering the whole of West Bridgford, so that includes us. They are also taking some supplies from No. 8.  Email at [email protected] for an order form or you can find one on their website - http://www.thefruitbasketdirect.uk/ (but you'll need a spreadsheet).  Alternatively call on 0115 9817014 to enquire - Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/thefruitbasketwb/.
Another facebook post says that Harringtons Fine Foods will deliver to Lady Bay - untested but here's their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Harringtons-Fine-Foods-223550827819681/ and phone no. 0115 923 2256.  Let me know if this works.

The Good Weigh have set up deliveries for those self-isolating - contact [email protected]. bot now the website has an order form and describes the order process, including how to handle containers - https://www.thegoodweigh.co.uk/.  Latest also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thegoodweigh/.  In the meantime they have reduced opening hours to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10-3 pm - see below for more details.  Well done, Kate!

The Larwood and Voce pub is also offering food deliveries on selected days. which are Wednesdays 4-7 and Fridays 4-7.  Orders can also be placed on Saturdays but no delivery that day.  These are for essential items like milk,bread,eggs potatoes and anything else they can help cater to.  Details below.

and of course there's Morrisons, Asda, Aldi and Sainsburys (if you are already registered online - 21/3/2020).  The Co-op are not currently (21/3/2020) showing delivery service for Nottingham, check with their website.  M&S website states that they have stopped their Food to Order service (19 March 2020).  Delivery or click and collect slots hard to come by at the moment 26/3/2020.
For links to supermarket websites, see entry under Headlines above.

Deliveries from outside West Bridgford

A list of Vegan food suppliers still open can be obtained here, courtesy of our local nutrition coach Susan Hart.
Anthony's Fruit and Veg
, are reported by Nottingham Post as delivering in our area.  "At present only family fruit and veg boxes are available. The boxes always include bananas and potatoes - if there's anything you particularly dislike, mention it when ordering."  Go to anthonysfruitandvegboxes.co.uk.
The Larder Tree are a number of wholesalers now turning to home delivery and are based in the Market area, behind the Lady Bay Retail park.  They offer weekly deliveries of boxes of fruit and veg, costing £25 as at 1/4/2020 - see https://lardertree.cratejoy.com/.
One Planet Pizza deliver vegan frozen pizzas - www.oneplanetpizza.com.
Kerry's Fresh deliver vegetables to our area every Saturday, although their website also says that orders will take 7-10 working days during the current situation - https://www.kerrysfresh.co.uk/delivery/.  Based in Cotgrave, they often post latest updates on Lady Bay Local too.
Price and Fretwell are butchers based in Alfreton but they deliver throughout Nottingham, including our area, and can supply eggs and other dairy as well as meat.  They mainly sell hampers of meat, as announced on their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/PriceAndFretwell/.  Call 01773 591 212 to place an order. Free next day delivery for orders placed before 5pm. "Any orders places after 5pm are placed on our answerphone service".

Shopping - all

Lady Bay Pharmacy and the Post Office are continuing to operate.  Please respect the 2 metre rule to protect yourself and others.  We are lucky we have them at a time like this.

Post Office has reduced hours - Mon-Fri 10:00-3pm.  If in self-isolation and needing something from them, either call 0115-9821645 or message via Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/shazad.ahmed.7737

Lady Bay Pharmacy have posted this important message. "Due to Corona Virus Please DO NOT come into the pharmacy if you have any of the following symptoms: - FEVER - DRY COUGH - ANY COLD/FLU SYMPTOMS.  Please call the pharmacy for advice or send a friend or neighbour to the pharmacy.  Telephone  0115 945 5412.  Temporary opening hours - MONDAY TO FRIDAY 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm, SATURDAY 10am - 12noon, SUNDAY closed.  Accepting one customer at a time at the door."  They are still selling their full range of products.

Pricewise open 9-00am to 6-00pm, contactless payment available.

Rutland Stores, due to their personal circumstances, can't offer deliveries at the moment but continue to have good stocks of fresh fruit and veg (inside the shop) and some groceries and drinks.

N and S Stores / Jim's / Raj's / Lifestyle Stores - Now staying open, yay, thanks, Raj. Open 9-1 & 4-8 every day, max 4 in the shop. Contactless payment available.  Free delivery to locals who are self isolating or housebound.  More Beer!  Raj is now offering a greater range of beer, including from Blue Monkey and Magpie breweries, plus promised polypins from our own Lazy Day brewery.

The Coop (local branch) has reduced hours and is limited to 5 customers in the shop at any one time, but otherwise is operating normally.  Contactless payment available.  Manager has confirmed that children ARE allowed in the shop.

The Good Weigh - As of 23 March 2020, open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10-3 pm, accepting people one at a time with clean containers, no self-service.  Card payment only. Will deliver to those self isolating (see above).  Contactless payment only.  Best check their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/thegoodweigh/.  Handy gazebo for the queue when it is raining (remember to maintain 2m separation).  Delivery too, see above.

Snail and Rabbit sell tea, remember?!   Online order only, delivery in Lady Bay.  Website: https://snailandrabbit.co.uk/loose-leaf-tea-eshop/, email address : [email protected].

The Vape Store (Cloud 57) are closed but doing deliveries - email [email protected] or call 0115 9244437.

'Collect' dates from Supermarkets are now as hard to come by as delivery slots, as of 23 March 2020.
Two taxi firms are offering to collect orders for people who can't get out.
Yellow Cars in West Bridgford have offered to pick up prescriptions and pre-paid shopping orders and deliver free of charge to people who are self-isolating or vulnerable. Contact Yellow Cars on 0115 981 8181.
Ace Cars based in West Bridgford are offering to help with delivery services in the local community for those impacted by COVID-19. Specialist vehicles for wheel chair or adapted facilities are available if required. Call on 0115 9145 555.

Talking of cars, Howards' Garage has no sadly closed for the durstion - check at https://www.rehowardandson.co.uk/ or call 01159822745.  I have heard advice that, if we aren't using our cars now, it might help to start them up for a few minutes twice a week (to keep the battery charged), and release the handbrake.

 

and now the (really) bad news, covering all services

The Poppy and Pint is closed, including delivery and take-out due to the government advice.  They hope to resume when conditions allow. Call 0115 981 9995, Website (including menus) at https://www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/poppy-pint but latest news on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/poppyandpint/.

The Lady Bay pub are closed but the dfibrulator is still accessible via a code, obtainable from ther ambulance service or from the pub itself.  They are interested in any ideas in which the pub could be used as a resource for the community.  The music gig and the VE Day celebration are of course cancelled.  Web page at https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/nottinghamshire/lady-bay/, latest news on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LadyBayPub/

Lady Bay Chip Shop and Bread & Butterflies now closed.

No. 41 - are closed temporarily from 22 March and can't offer to deliver food or drink.  However they are working on ideas for one-off deliveries and have proven that 'contactless' payments work through their window glass.  Also bear in mind that they do stock soap and hand wash.  Check their Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/No.41styleandhome/ or website - https://www.no41styleandhome.co.uk/about.

Cuzina and Yumacha, both previously looking at starting to do deliveries have, sadly, decided to close during this period - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuzinaNottingham/ and https://www.facebook.com/letsgoyumacha/. BUT Eva's Grilll has reopened for delivery and colect and see 'Further Afield' section below for La Storia and maybe others over time.

Whites, Marie Hall, JJ (Tunisian) Barbers are closed and Meraaki looked pretty quiet but no notice on window. 
The Vape Store (Cloud 57) are closed but doing deliveries - email [email protected] or call 0115 9244437.

further afield, aka steve's bicycle tours

A few more services, just outside Lady Bay, are still operating.  Steve's bicycle tours cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided: he is supposed to be exercising after all, not hoovering up information for you lot.

Radcliffe Road

  • Bombay Bridgford - report they are open for deliveries and collections.  Order online - Pay online - contactless deliveries. www.bombaybridgford.co.uk
  • Dominos Pizza are still operating deliveries and Delhi Nights and Spice say they are too.
  • Radcliffe Road Stores are open
  • Laithwaites are still delivering but orders only taken online or by phone.  Opening hours Monday - Friday 10-5, [email protected], tel: 01115 9810888.
  • The Fireplace Centre still have lots of logs, heat logs, kindling & firelighters available for contactless delivery.   Free delivery, no minimum order for Lady Bay, West Bridgford, Gamston & Edwalton.   Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/FireplaceCentre/.
  • David Drew garage is closed but state that they will try to support key workers needing help with their cars.  http://www.daviddrewgarages.co.uk/
  • The Bike Shop (Radcliffe Road Cycles) on Radcliffe Road, opposite Rutland Road, is open.

Abbey Road

  • Rutherfords butcher's- open until 1, daily.

Musters Road

Gordon Road

  • Cook - prepared meals are still operating 7 days a week, reduced hours and 1 customer at a time. Same-day click and collect and also delivering for NHS and the vulnerable only, but delivery slots booked up at the moment.  Discount for NHS staff. https://www.cookfood.net/shops/west-bridgford.
  • Fruit Basket - Open for customers and delivering, as reported in detail above.  Working with No. 8 too.
  • Pizza Hut - Open for deliveries, don't know about collect. Reduced menu.
  • John's Opticians - open for appointments only - see https://johnsopticians.co.uk/
  • Closed - Bridgford Chip Shop, Ghandi, Big Bamboo, Okende.

Tudor Square/Central Avenue area

  • Chemist on Tudor Square/Davies Road is open, same restrictions as Lady Bay Pharmacy (same chain)
  • Boots, M&S and Iceland - open, limits to customers at one time
  • Specsavers - open for urgent requirements only, no routine sight tests, closed Thursday and Friday.
    Forgot to check Vision Express but, according to their website, West Bridgford branch is an 'emergency store', open 10am-5pm, Tues-Sat, again no routine tests.
  • Health Shop - open, restricted hours
  • Newsagents - not sure, sorry
  • Carluccios - closed but says something about ordering online - not investigated
  • Co-op - open, don't know what restrictions
  • Banks - too late to check but suspect they are open but prefer people to use online
  • The Bicycle Workshop, Exchange Road - Report on Facebook that they are "open as usual, albeit shorter working hours. As we are open we can't and wont get any financial income support over and above our premises based grant which will hopefully cover the rent. Your support therefore is welcome. We are offering zero contact based collections and allowing drop ins at the shop.  One person in the shop at anytime, keep at least 2m distance from me (so 1m away from the shop counter) and use the hand sanitizer before leaving. Pretty simple stuff."

Melton Road - Don't usually cycle that far but reportedly several shops are open and well-stocked.

Across the river - After today's experience, Steve's bicycle tours do not recommend cyclists use Lady Bay Bridge, either on the road or the footway.  If they build that new cycle bridge, it had better be a darned sight wider than 2 metres.

  • Lady Bay Retail Park - B&M Bargains and The Range are open with restricted numbers.  The 'In'nOut Autocentre is also open.
  • Cattle Market - The Silly Sausage cafe is closed - yes, i know!
  • Wickes and B&Q are now open only for click and collect online orders.