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Corona Virus 2020

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News from the Red Cow, Chrishall

As you all know, all pubs are closed at the moment. However, the Red Cow is trying to provide a minimum service for the community such as “the shed” shop where you will found all the essentials (milk, butter, bread, meats, eggs, jam, tea, veg, beer, wine, dog/cat food, cleaning products etc.) and a takeaway service on Saturday with a reduced menu (preorder by Friday 4 pm). 

Additionally, we are working with notable street food van from Saffron Walden group such as Pimp my fish on Mondays (5.30 to 7.45 pm), and we are hoping to get a pizza van confirmed soon. 

Finally, our rooms still open if you have to travel for essential work or caring needs.

If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact me.
Menu and shop details here and here
Best regards,

Amelie Grappe


For immediate local help within the Elmdon Community go to the Elmdon Community Group page where you will find how requests can be broadcast 

Duddenhoe End has started a dedicated facebook page for help during this time. The details can be found here. There is also a Newsletter which can be found here. Newsletter 2 can be found here.

A document listing a variety of organisations offering home delivery, take away meals etc. can be found here. It will be regularly updated. Latest 29th April 2020

Shopping Assistance

We have great news from wonderful people who are happy to do shopping or run errands for those who cannot leave home. Please can we have more volunteers - email to graham.rh.knight@gmail.com if you can.

James McStraw - 01763 836249
Alex Rich - 07990893718
Jamie Stokes - 07707391659
Jackie Tearne - contact information can be obtained from webmaster for this site here

Elmdon Shoppers Interchange


We now have a group of willing people who will help by doing shopping/collecting prescriptions or any other errands which need doing for the over-70s and other vulnerable people in the village during this lockdown.  If there is anyone whom I have not asked but who would like to join this group please let me know.

If anyone would like to use this service please email or ring me and I shall pass on the message to the whole group.  When one person offers to help I shall then let the whole group know so that only one person—who will then contact the person needing the service—gets the shopping or whatever it is that is needed.

We are all very grateful to the very willing “helpers” and please do use the service so that you can stay at home yourselves.

Jane Holford (jane@kingselmdon.com) or 838286

13th March - here are some other information resources