Support for villages surrounding Downham Market

COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK

The Sovereign Centre is co-ordinating help through the COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK volunteer group.

You may have seen a leaflet from them delivered through your door.​

To get in touch ring 07943 682216 or message the Facebook group 

If you need assistance with shopping or even just a friendly phone call during the present situation, or you wish to volunteer to assist in this scheme please get in touch.​

The Downham Market Food Bank

The Sovereign Centre is also the location of the Downham Market Food Bank which can be contacted on 01366 384474. 

The Sovereign Centre, Sovereign Way, Downham Market, PE38 9SW

Deliveries for villages surrounding Downham Market

AJ Dents - Meat, milk, bread and other basics delivered. Tel: 01366 387686.

Baytree - Phone and collect service for essentials such as milk, bread, eggs, flour, loo roll, fresh produce and more. Open between 10am and 3pm daily. Personal shoppers will get orders together and deliver to your car so that you do not have to come into the shop.

Tel: 01366 385661 website:


Downham Garden Centre - 01366 382384 (option 1) free home delivery of garden supplies.

Landymores - fruit and veg delivered to your door contact them at the farm shop 01366 388912 or alternatively 07866767140 between 7am until 5pm.

The Heron Stowbridge - a brand new Take Away Service. Check the website and to order call on 01366 384040 or 07810 875208.

Foldgate Inn - Veg boxes are £10, meals are £8, meal takeaway bundle is £20! You can call  between 11-12pm 01366 347772.

Norfolk in a Box -

Goddards butchers/produce (Wales Court) if you are having to self isolate they will deliver your produce free of charge where ever possible. Locally. Phone 01366 388377. 

JW Sargeant’s butchers/produce - free local deliveries are made on Tuesdays and Fridays to Downham Market and surrounding local villages. 01366 382232

Downham Home and Garden - plants and more can be delivered to your home.  Call 01366 381190.

Accent Fresh - vegetables, fruit, bread and milk phone 8am-1pm only 01366 386633 Email:

On-line orders

Pet supplies etc Free delivery service offered. Tony Leech & Belinda from the stall on the market. Call 07715281544 or 07935 750081

If you know of a business offering Home Delivery to Hilgay and Ten Mile Bank please email us so we can update this website.

Covid - 19 Community Response Fund


We have just heard that Norfolk Community Foundation has some funding available to registered charities and Parish Councils.


You can get details and application forms at

Extract from web-site:


The Covid-19 Community Response Fund has been created to support vital community projects as they respond to exceptional challenges over the coming months. For those charitable groups well placed to take action, this additional funding aims to help them to take steps to provide the much needed care and support for our vulnerable people.

Funding available

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support community action to help vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.  We will aim to make funding decisions as quickly as possible on a rolling basis while the fund is open.  All grants will be paid by BACS so please help us to process grants without delay by providing the correct bank details for payments, and providing a copy of a recent bank statement when you apply.

Stay Alert -  Control The Virus - Save Lives

Please note that Government Guidance changed on Sunday 10 May 2020 and came into effect on Wednesday 13 May 2020.

Hand Washing Rap Video guide to handwashing from the Purple All Stars

Latest Public Health England (PHE) guidance

West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Borough Council

Norfolk County Council -

NHS Guidance -   

Mind Guidance -

Working Families Guidance -

A Walk in Park


Email from Cllr Dark

Dear all


Please find attached this week’s Covid-19 update. I hope you find it informative and useful. I have attached the slides from the QEH’s Member presentation earlier this week. The QEH are content for this information to be shared with Town and Parish Councils so I hope you find it helpful.


Key aspects I’d like to respectfully draw your attention to this week in it are:


The new telephone service and telephone number for families to call requiring information about people in the QEH and it’s hours of operation 


The business grants team data I promised at Thursdays Full Council ( paid out 2110 separate grants to date totalling £2.44M since our moving up the Tiers in November) and the fact that now the lead agency (NHS/CCG) has publicly issued: 


It will have all our Borough Residents who are over 65 and in a care home and all care home staff offered a first vaccination by tomorrow (Sunday 24th) - except those in a home with a recent outbreak




It is it’s full expectation that all over 80s in the Borough will have had their first vaccination offered by the end of this month (with teams now going out to get vaccines to those who due to mobility/illness can’t make it to the QEH or a PCN) 


We are now at liberty to disclose this information, which puts our Borough at least two weeks before the national desired date for this to occur. If possible I would like your support in widely promoting this to reassure residents, who may not see this ‘big picture’ progress or are seeing slower headline East of England, or national rates.


Finally, whilst both vaccinations progress our key message, at least for the timing being,  to local residents has to be:


Stay home as much as possible, follow the guidance and let’s protect each other