Thank you No2 Pound Street

When the July print edition of Wendover News went to press, retail businesses which were classified as “non-essential” were opening up after many weeks in lockdown due to severe regulations imposed while the Coronavirus pandemic swept through the UK. During that very difficult period, local businesses rallied to the cause of making sure that all local people were supplied with their basic needs for food and cleaning which were the main issues during the emergency.

The contribution of Wendover News was to upload to our social media and website everyday, the current information about which businesses were able to offer these necessary products. Wendover Parish Council recruited volunteers through the Good Neighbour Scheme. These people delivered the necessary goods to vulnerable people who could not go out for whatever reason.

In this article we identify one of the businesses which helped us in our hour of need. It is not a comprehensive list. Please write to Wendover News if you would like to share the lockdown story of a Wendover business which went out of its way to help you during lockdown and we will publish it for you. Already available: Budgens, Lloyds Pharmacy, The Post Office, The Bakers Shop, Kings Farm Shop. This article first appeared in the July print edition of Wendover News. The entire edition can be seen here.

Thank you No2 Pound Street

The No2 Pound Street team (see wendovernews.co.uk/news/local-faces-james-nicola-grant/) sprang into action at the start of lockdown, sourcing local produce to deliver from a small shop. In
particular they have supported fruiterer Derek Piggott who specialised in supplying the hospitality sector. Thank you to all our lovely customers (new and old), volunteers, friends and family who have helped us through this tricky time. Your support has meant we have been able to keep our doors open, keep our team in jobs and bring our British deli produce to the doors of those in need during lockdown. At times it has been really hard, but knowing the positive difference we have made to our community has spurred us on. We could not have done it without you all. Free home deliveries enable us to continue to raise money for NHS & Lindengate charities.