Covid-19 Village Shop ‘Click and Collect‘ – North Warks BC Labour and Coop Group

Posted on 6th October, 2020

Provision of subsidised food boxes to residents at height of lockdown using an innovative click-and-collect model of purchase and supply.

For people living in the former mining communities of North Warwickshire, the social and economic impact of Covid-19 has been more significant than the impact of the disease itself. When the lockdown was imposed, Dordon village, which is centred on the former Coal Board estate, became silent and deserted. A new street-based system of named volunteers was organised for people who didn’t have support through social media, flyers and Zoom calls. This included setting up a village food shop because of the long supermarket queues and the challenges of shopping online. This built on work in the adjoining village of Polesworth which had set up a new subsidised and popular honesty shop for their residents. A video was made and shown on BBC Midlands.

 

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