Helping people during the coronavirus crisis

Help is at hand during the coronavirus.

Here are details of some of the businesses and individuals helping out during the crisis and also information about cancelled events:


Click & Collect is in full swing at Infusions, on the Rougham Industrial Estate. It has opened its warehouse to the public so people can get their store cupboard essentials.

Visit pay in advance, drive in and your order will be loaded into your car but please bring bags with you when coming to collect.


The Rambling Rose Coffee House and Bistro, in Ixworth, is offering home deliveries. So anyne who is self isolating or needs some help call then on 01359 230028 or 07791 394143. They are taking payments over the phone and delivering orders to people’s doorstep without the need to come into contact therefore adhering to social distancing as much as possible.

They said: “Together we will bind as a community and stand resilient as us British always do.”

The Sainsbury’s store on Moreton Hall has introduced some extra steps they are taking to make sure everyone has access to the items that they need for details go to


The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has issued advice and guidance at the West Suffolk Hospital and Newmarket Hospital saying “We are taking precautions to protect our patients, staff & visitors from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).”

For full information visit

Moreton Hall Community Centre has closed the centre for a month.

They said: “Due to the current situation with the virus we have taken the decision to close the community centre for a month. We will be taking advice from government and will keep everyone updated along the way. Look after each other and we will see you all soon.

Thank you for your understanding and support as always.”


Court News, in Bury St Edmunds, have said that due to increasing concerns about coronavirus and the latest advice to the over 70s to stay in they are getting a lot of enquiries for newspaper delivery.

The areas that they cover are Bury St Edmunds, Great Barton, Horringer, Westley, Saxham, Barrow, Moulton, Kentford, Risby, Flempton, West Stow, Culford, Ingham, Fornham and anything in between.

They said: “We are more than happy to deliver your newspapers. If you have any friends or relatives in these areas and you think we can help then please share this post and get in touch with us.”

Email or telephone 01284 702447 (during open hours).


Rougham Hall Nurseries delivery

Now offering local delivery!

To help our local community we are now offering free local delivery or contact-free collection to customers who are unable to reach us at this time.

We have a whole range of fresh produce & store cupboard essentials.

And to keep you busy why not spend some time in the garden?! We are offering free local delivery on all our plants, compost and gardening accessories.

Call 01359 270577 for any queries


Mary Matthews, in Kings Road, Bury St Edmunds, says: “I just want to let people living in the Kings Road area know that my husband and I are willing to help out wherever we can. We have a dog so we are happy to take others out for a walk with ours. We’ll also pick up shopping, prescriptions etc. Or if you know someone who is alone and just needs a chat, here’s my number 07712 263086. I work part time, so if my phone is off, please leave a voicemail. Just want to lend a hand.”


Kirsty Fisher runs a cleaning company called Clean and Shine in Bury St Edmunds and said: “In light of recent events going on I understand not everyone will be able or want to go out and get supplies, shopping, prescription etc we would like to offer our services. I can collect supplies (subject to availability), food shopping (subject to availability), prescriptions etc I am fully insured, CRB checked and would like to help our community. We also offer deep cleans. Call 07787 406298.


The Our Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre due to take place over the late Spring Bank Holiday weekend (May 24 and 25) will not go ahead this year because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Chief executive of Our Bury St Edmunds, Mark Cordell, said: “This is a desperately sad decision to make but it is undoubtedly the right one in the current circumstances. Our Bury St Edmunds will continue to support its members during this unprecedented situation as best as it can. When it is once again appropriate for us to deliver events that are likely to encourage large crowds in the town centre, then we will of course do so.”

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Lavenham Farmers Market is going ahead this Sunday from 10am in the village hall.

There will slightly fewer stalls than normal with more space between tables, and the cafe will be shut, but there will be over 20  local producers.

The list of stallholders there on Sunday are

Newbourne Farm – fresh, local vegetables

Totham Bangers – locally produced sausages

Colne Valley Tea Company – selection of teas

Bon Produce – Moroccan & Middle Eastern delicacies

Goodtogo – Homemade Granola and energy bites

Applewood Acres UK – organic micro greens & vegan honey

Yaffle House – fruit vinegars and marshmallows

Truly Traceable Venison & Game Pies

Daymen’s Hill Orchard – apples & juices

Norwegian Bakers – vegan pastries

Bosun’s Fine Foods

Elsie & Mim – handmade home accessories

The Big Bear Cider Mill

The White Candle Company

Yum Yum Tree Fudge Ltd

Szildi’s Creations – homemade gingerbread

Alison Everitt’s hand designed greeting cards & gifts

Greenacres Old fashioned pork butchery

The Suffolk Spice Company

Phoenix Smokehouse

Sunfire Spirits – flavoured gin and vodka

The Woodland Trust

Borakis Greek Food – Traditional Greek & Cretan foods

Menas indian banquet – homemade Indian snacks and curry

The Jam Shed – locally made jams and preserves


The Coffee House, on the Moreton Hall estate, is said it will deliver homemade treats to local businesses.

Call them on 01284 700304 by 10.30am and they said they will strive to deliver by noon with your delicious homemade treats. A large menu is available.


The Beehive, in Horringer, will be offering a takeaway menu from Monday, March 23, and also a delivery service for the elderly and vulnerable.

There will also be a shop/farm shop within the pub and ongoing from a building next to car park also with a delivery service.

For more details call Gail on 07717 723675 or email

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