This section contains information which has been circulated by eNewsletter plus occasional other information which we hope SRRA members and others in our community may find helpful.
My Virtual Neighbourhood - My Virtual Neighbourhood was born of a desire to keep small businesses going throughout the Coronavirus outbreak. It's the place to find local independent businesses offering delivery, takeaway or collection options. This link takes you to the Wimbledon page but many other areas are listed as well. ALSO, they will be adding businesses to the sitebut WE NEED YOUR HELP! Anyone can add a business for free to the directory via the site's home page.
Recommended Food and Other Suppliers
At times like this when deliveries from the major supermarkets are difficult to find, here are a few recommendations"
Covent Garden Direct. They will supply a fruit, vegetable and dairy box for £ 40.00. The phone number is 07508 009977.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are for sale from a stall at Wimbledon Rugby Club, Barham Road. Monday to Friday from about midday onwards.
Yorwarths Fresh Fish company - They have obtained a license from the Council to sell their fish from the corner where the flower stall is situated, ie opposite the Rose & Crown at the end of the High Street, at Sunday at lunch time. Place orders in advance, by phone or through their website, and then to pay in advance, so they can then collect their orders with the minimum of contact on the day. But they also plan to have a contactless payment device with them for those who haven't managed to transact successfully in advance. See the website for full details.
A list of local shops offering online deliveries can be downloaded here. (Correct as of June 1st 2020)
Also see My Virtual Neighbourhood above.
There are many scams out there at the moment. Some examples of real and fake messages are given below. It is best practice NEVER to click on a link in a message or email unless you are absolutely certain of who sent the message and, even then, be very careful.
A Police Guide to telephone scams is available by clicking here