Matterdale food deliveries and other services during coronavirus/Covid-19
For anyone who is currently self-isolating, or is worried about going to the shops, Star Fruits, Another Weigh, The Chopping Block have teamed together to get home deliveries out to those who can't get to them. The delivery for Matterdale is on a Wednesday and all orders will be delivered to Emma and Chris Bray who will then make Matterdale valley deliveries.
The process works as follows:
1. Place your order with each shop separately by the end of Monday. Each shop is currently preferring you place your order by email which makes it easier to manage.
2. Make sure you include your full address, any specific delivery directions and your telephone number.
3. Chopping Block and Another Weigh will give your orders to Star Fruits who will the deliver to the Brays for onward distribution in the valley.
Star Fruits -
Another Weigh - email@example.com
The Chopping Block (butcher, deli and some groceries) - please check their website for the latest list of items in stock - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Quiet Site is also delivering locally to those who are self-isolating. 01768486337
As are Sharmans' Corner Shop, Glenridding 07928792565 email@example.com
And Patterdale Post Office (Gillian & Tom Begg) 017684 82220
Bird's Bistro will deliver to Matterdale on a Thursday https://birdsbistro.co.uk, email: 017684 83100
Click/telephone and collect services from:
Grahams Grocers, Penrith firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 01768 862281
Tel 017684 83885
If you have neighbours who aren't online, please could you consider ringing them and helping them to place orders.
Hayes Garden World is offering a contactless click and deliver service. The store is closed but they are operating online only sales. Free delivery on orders over £50. Order via their website https://www.hayesgardenworld.co.uk/
Larch Cottage Nurseries is offering special delivery rates for CA postcodes but there is a two to three week delivery lead in. They also offer a click and collect service. https://larchcottage.co.uk/
Pot Place is offering delivery to properties within a 10 mile radius (Dockray is 11 miles from them! However you could have a delivery to someone who is closer in the valley). If you want to order please post a message on Nextdoor/liaise with neighbours to see if other people in the valley want anything as Pot Place would prefer to take a group order as we are on the border of their delivery range. Minimum order £25, delivery charge £5. Free delivery on orders over £50. They are in the process of creating online ordering capability. https://www.thepotplace.co.uk/
Free Audio Books
Cumbria County Council is now offering temporary online memberships for Cumbrian residents to make it easy, during lockdown, to access online services, including ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, comics and newspapers. Get started with a temporary membership. Go to and search 'libraries'.
National Theatre - from every Thursday the National Theatre is showing plays from its archives. Go to the National Theatre channel on YouTube. To date plays such as One Man and Two Guvnors starring James Corden, Jane Eyre and Treasure Island have been shown. https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre
Universal Studios - Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals are being shown on the YoutTube channel - The Shows Must Go On . Currently available are Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Royal Opera House - has a whole range of operas on its YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalOperaHouse.
Penrith Chamber of Trade
You can find a list of Penrith and other local businesses offering services during Covid-19 http://www.penrithchamberoftrade.org.uk/coronavirus-update/