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Corvid-19 - Coronavirus

Information for Melling-with-Wrayton


A few people have been in contact offering help to anyone who is self-isolating.

Sandra Towers has very kindly offered to be a central contact for anyone offering help or needing it.

She will then co-ordinate proceedings.

You can contact Sandra on.....

Telephone: 015242 21399

Email: sandramtowers@yahoo.co.uk

Local businesses respond to crisis

Hornby Butchers (015242 21248)
They can deliver in Melling and Wrayton - just give them a ring and have a credit card ready. (PS - they have a great selection of pies and quiches!)

Hornby Village Store (015242 22111)

They can deliver in Melling and Wrayton depending on stock - they may be busy with Hornby residents, so delivery may not be immediate.

CORNVALE (Melling) (015242 22420) www.cornvalefoods.co.uk

Home delivery and food collection service​.

Wayne Booth 

(07846 944165)
Milkman delivering potatoes, orange juice, eggs. Oh and milk!

BOOTHS are inviting elderly and at risk customers only between 9:30am - 11:00am

Lune View Garage (015242 21457) Are offering free vehicle collection and delivery to anybody self-isolating. Info from DVSA is that all vehicles must still have a valid MOT.


Country Harvest, Ingleton (015242 42223, option 6)

FRESH FOOD: We have lots of fresh food in stock, from freshly made bread (limited to two bread items per customer), fruit and vegetables, butchery and dairy along with staples including flour (limited to one bag per customer) and other provisions.

DELIVERY: To help our customers we are now offering a home delivery service. Please ring 015242 42223, option 6 by 4pm to receive your next day delivery. We are concentrating on the local community (including Melling) and for those customers our delivery service is free.

Information from Lancaster City Council


We would like to share with you a new free service on WhatsApp that the UK government launched yesterday to provide trustworthy and timely information on Coronavirus. This is an automated chat service which will allow the public to get answers to common questions on Coronavirus directly from government advice. The service will provide users accurate information on the latest number of cases in the UK, symptoms, advice on staying at home and travel advice.

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

A set of menu options is then presented which the user can choose from and then be sent relevant guidance from GOV.UK pages as well as links to GOV.UK for further information.


You can read the full story on the gov.uk website here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-coronavirus-information-service-on-whatsapp?utm_source=69e52d43-e869-4847-91d5-144c887aa071&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate


Kind regards

Community Connector Team


Car, Van or Motorcycle MOTs

The government published new guidance yesterday on what will happen if your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT due date is on or after 30 March 2020. This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.


From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months. You do not need to do anything to extend the MOT expiry of your vehicle however you do need to make sure that you keep the vehicle safe to drive. To check if your vehicle is safe to drive please see here: https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-safe.  


For more information please read the full guidance issued by GOV.UK here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020#keep-your-vehicle-safe-to-drive


We have also attached an image below from National Trading Standards with some guidance on protection against scams related to Coronavirus as this may be a useful to share with your communities.     


Kind regards,

Community Connector Team