Resources During the Coronavirus Epidemic
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- The help the Association can give with shopping and other tasks
- Other Food Resources
- Culture and Entertainment
The Association has set up systems for basic food and medicine shopping for those who, for whatever reason, are unable to leave their homes. This service is available to all who live on Bracondale and close-by on the adjoining streets, whether or not they are members of the Association. If you know someone who needs our help, please pass this message on.
Grocery and Pharmacy Orders
We are arranging shopping each week for these goods .
- Please place orders, by 5pm on Mondays
- By email to email@example.com
- If you don’t use email, then you can place an order by telephone to Jane and John on 621499
When you order please tell us your address and phone number. we will appoint a shopper who will be in touch with you to arrange a time for delivery. Please bear in mind that this could be any day during th week but will definetly be before midday on Saturday.
We will do our best to fulfil all orders but please bear in mind that deliveries of many items are erratic, and we may not be able to get exactly what you want.
Greengrocery Orders: this service has now stopped, please order your suoermarket greengrocery through the general service described above.
Bakery and Other Items - Two Magpies Bakery
If you have an urgent need for medicine or any other help, please ring Jane on 01603 621499 and we will find someone to help you.
Delivery & Payment
We will drop your shopping off at your door, together with a slip indicating the cost. The deliverer will ring and stand back while you collect the shopping and the receipt.
We would like to avoid handling cash and would prefer payment by bank transfer to the Association
You will receive a note of the cost of your goods and confirmation of our bank detals when your goods are delivered.
If you need to pay by cheque, please write it and put it down for the deliverer to pick up. If you suspect you might be infected, please defer payment until you are healthy. If you supply a cheque later, please deliver to The Manor House at 54 Bracondale.
Sheree Leeds has offered to undertake dog walking for anyone who needs help, and will also return library books. please contact her on 623778
Thank you to all the people who have contacted us. If you have any other services to recommend or suggestions for passing the time please do let me know. We will add them to this page.
The local organic wine merchant Substrata are also offering free home delivery for orders of over £30 within a 15 mile radius of Norwich. Reply to this email, contact us through social media, or call Tom on 07764 754378, or Ben on 07876 764724 to discuss what wines you'd like, and to place an order.
Howard & Son Fish Merchant, Game Dealers in Magdalene Street are offering a knock and drop service.
They do smoked fish, shell fish, frozen & fresh fish, meats, poultry and game, free range eggs, platters to share and have a delicatessen, their fish pies are lovely! They can take payment over the phone - they are quite busy so if they don’t answer leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Orders need to be £10 minimum and they can deliver Tuesday - Saturday. Orders need to be placed by 12pm if you want it the next day but they take advance orders too.
Intwood Farm are now delivering their home reared, native breed beef pork and lamb
Intwood Farm are now delivering their home reared, native breed beef pork and lamb (including rare breeds sausages!) to Bracondale free of charge, with no minimum order value. All produce is from the farm only a few minutes away.
Orders over £20 can be placed on the website www.intwoodfarm.co.uk any order under £20 can be messaged to Intwood Farm on facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012685960351
This service will continue throughout the lockdown period. Deliveries are made on a Tuesday and Friday, other days available on request. The farm is very grateful for your support.
Recomended Take-aways: and Meal Deliveries
Dhaba at 15 serves yummy, vegetarian, Indian Street food. It’s quite different from the usual Indian takeaways..we’ll worth advertising. See here or phone 01603 618701
River Green Cafe the vegetarian & vegan restaurant in Trowse is now providing vegan frozen ready-meals. See their website for details or phone Chris on 01603 622448.
Parsley Box www.parsleybox.com deliver ready meals which can be stored in a cupboard for up to 6 months they need 3-4 days' notice and supply a minimum of 10 meals.
Ber Street Kitchen are starting a takeaway service on 4th June
Donelli Pizzeria: are delivering to Bracondale on Wednesday evenings about 7pm. Call 568095 to order and pay on delivery.
- The EDP has published a list of companies that deliver food and drink. Click here to view it.
- There is also a helpful document from Age UK which lists many companies delivering food and meals .
- Face masks are available at the Minute Man print shop on Ber Street and in marks and Spencer
Now that we have no cinema, or theatre to entertain us it is worth knowing just how much good quality material is availble to view online. If you have a Smart TV then you probably have access to all of YouTube on your TV screen and probably much more. If you cannot get your your TV to show content from the web then you can still use a tablet or other computer.
If your TV is not particularly Smart but has an HDMI input (small socket about 15mm / 5/8 inch wide), you are just a little bit tech savvy, and you have a fairly recent (Android 5.0, iOS 11.0) tablet or smart phone. Consider buying a Chromecast online to "cast" from your phone or tablet to your TV.
Here is a short selection of online resources that might be of interest
First the free ones
Classical music & Opera
There is a enourmous collection of Wigmore-Hall concerts at: https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/watch-listen/live-stream.
The Guardian has listed some other streaming sites in their guide https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/16/classical-music-opera-livestream-at-home-coronavirus
Bachtrack www.bachtrack.com has a wide review of the world of classical music.
The Royal Opera House https://www.roh.org.uk/ is broadcasting on YouTube on Friday eveninings. Just search for ROH on YouTube.
Also the Metropolitan Opera is streaming its cataloge, one a day from 7.30 NY time and are available for 23hrs. Go to https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/ to see the programme.
The National Theatre is also allowing replays of some of their productions every Thursday starting 2 April on You Tube https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home.
The BFI website player.bfi.org.uk hosts an enormous numer of free films as well a large collection of recent cinema on a pay to view or subscription basis. The free archive is well worth exploring for archive footage of events from all over the country, including Norwich and Norfolk.
For a more local experience try Arts events online from the Assembly House https://www.assemblyhousetrust.org.uk/assembly-online
Many museums and Galeries are now providing virtual tours online
Search Rijksmuseum on YouTube for video tours and documentaries
From the National Gallery: Experience Titian from home Saturday April 4th with ‘Titian - Behind Closed Doors’ on BBC Two at 9.45pm. The documentary brings his greatest masterpieces to life with an in-depth look at our five-star exhibition. The program will be on iPlayer for the usual 30 days after.
Now that East Enders is down to twice a week you might like to fill the gaps with Woodland Trust Osprey Cam: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/osprey-cam/
And of course for something closer to home look at: https://hawkandowltrust.org/web-cam-live/norwich-cathedral-side
Subscription and pay to view services
There are also a number of subscription and pay to view services that may be of interest:
- BFI Player - player.bfi.org.uk - Great range of, mainly brittish, films
- Marquee TV - https://www.marquee.tv/ Opera, Ballet, Theatre from a number of sources, many of them british.
Please let us know if you have other recomendations.