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Co-op Launches New Call and Collect Service

Co-op launches new call and collect service to help Members access food and essentials.

Today Central England Co-op has launched its Call and Collect service to allow Members in need of help and support with their shopping access food and essentials. 

The retailer created the new service as part of its ongoing efforts to provide access to food and vital essentials to people across the communities it trades in during these uncertain times.

The service will see Members call a dedicated number and place their order, their local store will then pick and pack the order that day before having ready to be collected in the afternoon the day after.

Full details can be found below.

The service is available in all stores in the following areas:  West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

COOPERATIVE COLLECT SERVICE

Central England Co-op has announced the launch of a new call and collect service for its Members to provide help for those who need support with their shopping.

The Society, which has over 240 food stores across 16 counties, created the new service as part of its ongoing efforts to provide access to food and vital essentials to people across the communities it trades in during these uncertain times.

The service will see Members call a dedicated number and place their order, their local store will then pick and pack the order that day before having ready to be collected in the afternoon the day after.

The Member or a nominated person will then visit the store and collect the shopping. Payment for the food and essentials will be taken over the phone from the retailer’s head office.

Items available to order include everything from fresh food to cupboard essentials.

Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-op Chief Executive, said: “As a Co-operative Society, supporting our Members is at the heart of what we do. We know some Members may need help in getting the food they need during these uncertain times.

“This is why we have launched our call and collect service, exclusively for Members who may need that help.

“All Members have to do is follow some simple steps and they, or a nominated person, will be able to place an order and pick it up with ease.

“We have been committed to helping communities access food and vital essentials during this global pandemic and this is just another way we can continue to do just that.”

The service can be broken down into three easy steps for Members:

  1.  Call 0800 0501601 and place their order over the phone from a list of items listed on the retailer’s website
  2. Central England Co-op will then call the Members back the following day to take payment and give them a collection number
  3. Their order will be available to collect in the afternoon, the day after it was placed.

Full details, including the items Members can order, is available online at https://bit.ly/35TZRpz

 

 

 

How can Busy Women Networking Help your Business Grow?

Busy Women Networking has local groups near to you!

It’s a female only networking group running monthly in various areas, such as Oundle, Kettering and Northampton – as well as further afield in laces such as Banbury, Rugby (coming soon) and Buckingham.  Check the main website for all the areas covered – https://www.busywomen.net/

Each meeting runs from 12 until 2pm and lunches are included, when the meetings are running normally…. in non Covid 19 times.

 

The meetings include networking opportunities, getting to know other businesses, a member speaker spotlight each month on a specific topic, plus lots of referrals between the members.

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Nene Local Magazine owner, Helen Dawson, runs the Oundle BWN group.  The group has been running for one year now and has a core membership of around 15 ladies, although there is plenty of room for more.  Lots of business has been done in the group in the first year, with members gaining new clients all the time.

Oundle Members include: 595-0-0-0-10000-10000-297

  • Inspired to Change (Hypnotherapist)
  • The Marketing Team (Marketing & Websites)
  • BTS Accountancy (Accountant)
  • Bray & Bray (Wills & Probate Law)
  • Tropic Skincare
  • Magazine Editor
  • Dermatechnix (Beauty Therapist)
  • Mary Coulson Photography (Photographer)
  • Gilded Wealth (Financial Planning)
  • Excello Law (Employment Law & HR)
  • Utility Warehouse (bills & Utilities)
  • Time for Tranquillity Retreats (Retreats)

 

The group is on the look out for new professionals to join from all sorts of sectors such as:

  • Trades Women – plumber, electrician, tiler etc
  • Health & Safety
  • Osteopath
  • Engineer
  • Architect
  • Solicitor
  • Business Coach
  • Dietician
  • Charity
  • Personal Trainer
  • Hairdresser
  • Mortgage provider
  • Interior Design
  • Insurance Specialist

This list is not exhaustive so if you’re a women with your own business or a business you’re in charge of marketing and you’re not mentioned just get in touch!

 

Meetings during Covid 19 are running online on Zoom and at only £12 per meeting they are a fabulous way to pop in and see us, and try BWN for size…

 

The next Oundle meeting is June 2nd   12-2pm – bring your own lunch to the zoom meeting!

If you want to see when the other groups meet please check the main BWN website.

 

For more information.

Aruna Rao – BWN owner

Helen Dawson -BWN Associate for Oundle group

https://www.busywomen.net/

Oundle Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/340215453367413/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations in Thrapston – May 2020

Photographs courtesy of Eric Franklin, Val Jefferson Archive at Thrapston Heritage, Thrapston Town Council, Helen Dawson and the residents of Thrapston.

 

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The residents of Thrapston enjoyed a safe, socially distanced day andit lifted all our spirits.

Covid Constitutional – A Walk for Photographers from the A605 Lay-by

When I posted the cover photo on the Welcome to Thrapston Facebook page of this stream and bridge it caused quite a stir, people asking where it was.  Read on to see how you can walk to this little stream to take a look.

Photo courtesy of Kris Newman

Photo courtesy of Kris Newman, taken earlier in the year in flood.

the little stream thrapston lakes

April sunshine

The length of the walk is just under two miles, a bit muddy today but fairly flat ground and OK for small children.  Take your camera along, as this is a stunning little walk to grab some great nature and wildlife photos.

Most of my walks have been circular, but this one is a ‘there and back again’ walk, starting at the lay-by on the A605 just as you leave Thrapston going toward Oundle.

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There is a dog poop bin on the edge of the lay-by, denoting where the gate is, walk through the gateway and go down-hill, towards the sailing lake which you can clearly see through the trees at this time of year.todays map

This is pretty much a straight path through the farmers field, it is a public right of way but please respect any crops or livestock by keeping to the path and not leaving any litter or dog poop.the farmers field thrapston the farmers field thrapston

Through the next gateway and carry straight down into the wooded path.

the farmers field thrapston

After a while, you will see one footpath carry straight on, into what appears to be quite heavily shrubbed and wooded area, we will come back to this, you need to veer off to the right (keeping the lake on your left) to see the stream with mini bridge over it, very picturesque and good for a paddle.

Once you have enjoyed the stream turn back on yourself, walking now with the lake on your right-hand side, and once you come to the path I told you to ignore, turn right along that path.   This path does not go anywhere – but there are ample photography spots along its length.  It is a spur of land that juts out into the lake, fabulous for birdwatching.

Walk to the end and then return.  You will walk back the way you came, across the famers field to the A605.  This is a really simple walk, for fresh air and some breath-taking views, don’t forget your camera!

Come on Mum! Hurry up.

Come on Mum! Hurry up.

We hope you enjoyed the walk and have maybe seen parts of Thrapston you are unfamiliar with?  Pop a note in the comments below and tell us if you enjoyed it and if you saw any wildlife along the way.  Post your walk photos to Welcome to Thrapston too!

thrapston lakes

All our walks can be found here https://www.nenelocal.co.uk/category/local-walks/

Please always follow the current government guidelines for Corona Virus https://www.nenelocal.co.uk/2020/04/current-government-guidelines-leaving-house/