Day 13 since social distancing started. 260 UK deaths in past 24 hours. 101 total confirmed cases in Oldham.
ORDER GROCERIES BY PHONE FOR HOME DELIVERY
Many older people don’t have internet and can’t order online so I’ve added phone numbers next to some of the grocery home delivery services at www.iloveroyton.com
MJs PUTTING A MASSIVE EFFORT IN
They are working 17-hour days (and the rest) to keep food on the doorsteps of local people who need to stay at home and isolate. My personal opinion is that young and healthy people should hold back from ordering online so that we are leaving room for those "at risk" and key workers to claim the goods they need. Here is a status to say thanks to MJs for their non-stop hard work.
ROYTON POST OFFICE
Starting on Tuesday 31.Mar the post office will be open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
NEAREST FOOD BANK
A lady asks about where to take spare nappies. Do you know where the nearest food banks are?
IS IT OK TO DRIVE TO TANGS?
1000 people voted and 88% said no we shouldn’t be driving to Tandle Hills to exercise or walk dogs at the moment
Market Square pharmacy are offering home delivery of prescriptions but they are running at full capacity. Many residents are talking about Well Pharmacy not answering calls or messages this past few days. ILR received a PM today from a single parent stuck at home unable to collect a prescription because her and her toddler are isolating. I’m following this up tomorrow morning.
Today I’ve set up a dedicated landline phone number in case there becomes a need for it. It is running off the call answering service that we use at work which means all calls are taken by a real human who takes the messages and emails it to me. I’m poised and ready to launch the hotline when we it becomes obvious that it is needed.
We have an archive of recent blog posts here: https://iloveroyton.com/blog
I don’t recommend reading it. It’s very dull.
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The info below is carried over from previous statuses for easy reference
EMAIL NEWSLETTER OF KEY INFO
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Put your grey bin out every week filled with ALL of your waste including paper, plastic, food, garden, etc. Any waste left on the ground next to the bin will not be collected.
HOME DELIVERY OF GROCERIES
See www.iloveroyton.com for a list of 10 home delivery services for groceries, butchers, bakers, fish-mongers, farm shops, etc.
ANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS IN ROYTON
Please keep telling me about any random acts of kindness that you witness in Royton. I will add them to the page below. Our darkest times are ahead but highlighting our good deeds might help us remember who we are and what we are about.
TRIPLE SAFETY NET
If you are isolating and can’t get groceries, medication or other similar items, here is your triple safety net to help keep you away from the shops.
SAFETY NET #1 - GROCERIES TO YOUR DOOR
You can get same-day / next-day delivery from the local corner-shops, butchers, bakers, fish-mongers, farm shops, etc listed at www.iloveroyton.com You can order online or by phone from some of them.
SAFETY NEXT #2 - OLDHAM COUNCIL HOTLINE
A new hotline is now live on 0161 770 7007 for people to call for help. The hotline will be open from 9am–5pm on weekdays and 11am to 2pm on weekends. After calling the helpline we aim to get back to people in 24 hours and a package will be coordinated in the following days. The food will be a basic package of items and other essential such as sanitary products and basic toiletries. Full details: https://iloveroyton.com/post/oldham-council-hotline-if-you-re-in-crisis
SAFETY NET #3 - CONTACT ILR
If options 1 and 2 aren’t suitable please send a Private Message to ILR using Facebook at m.me/royton or call 0330 0973268 and we will try to help.
More general info to help Royton's battle against coronavirus at www.iloveroyton.com