Covid 19 support for our local community

Community support

It is already clear that many members of our community are willing to support each other in whatever ways turn out to be practicable, and for as long as the virus outbreak lasts. We have already had a great response to our appeal for volunteers to collect and deliver food and medical supplies to those who are ill or in isolation.
If you haven't yet signed on as a volunteer or as someone expecting to need help, please do so here.
If you feel you need help (eg getting food or medical items delivered if you are self-isolated) please use the same form or call Darren (Nobby) Stiles on 01730 813666 or Neil Ryder on 01730 207447.
This page is intended to detail the help we hope to be able to provide, and we will try to update it as necessary - or as people come forward with new ideas.

Volunteers and vulnerable:

We are collecting volunteers and maintaining a list of those who are isolated or vulnerable in our community - please see the sign-on page here.

Advice and other resources

There is no point us duplicating the mounds of advice and guidance that is available from more expert sources, so here are a few sites we recommend:

  • BBC corona virus pages: here
  • SDNPA interactive map of shops and resources: here
  • West Sussex community hub: here (or call: 033 022 27980)
  • Government guidance: here
  • NHS information: here
  • Public Health England Q & A: here
  • Our local MP's round-up (Gillian Keegan): here

Free / affordable meals & local food bank

Temporary food bank: Please note that the Trotton church is acting as a temporary food bank. Please leave anything you can afford for those who need it.

FREE meals: Joe at the Southdowns Manor has kindly
offered to provide free meals to anyone who is:

  • an essential worker too tired to cook for themselves
  • too ill to cook for themselves or their family
  • cannot afford to feed themselves properly

Please call him on 01730 763800 and he will make the
necessary arrangements with you.

Affordable meals: Charlie and Thais (operating privately
but from the Elsted Inn) are offering ready-cooked meals
every day for £7 or less. Please call them
on 01730 813662 between noon and 4pm Mon-Fri
to order for the next day (or later)

Order food, household & gardening items

For collection or (for anyone in isolation) delivered to your home

Basic food & household items from Charlie & Thais at the Elsted Inn

Food, calor gas and garden centre orders from Aylings