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News from Minchinhampton Life

Hello everyone,

We have decided to issue a special newsletter letting you know what is going on in our community at the moment.   As everyone will be aware, sadly most of the events have now been postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 emergency and many venues are closing their doors – Minchinhampton Community Library amongst others.   Over the last few days we have been contacting local businesses to find out what is available to help the residents of Minchinhampton Parish during this very difficult time.  Many of you may be self-isolating or social distancing and we thought it would be helpful to let you know what is being set up.

Please copy this newsletter to anyone you think it might help and encourage them to subscribe to


For the most vulnerable please contact in addition to the Churches and Minchinhampton Life websites.

Please look at the home page of the Minchinhampton Life website and see the way you can press a button if you need help during self-isolation and also for people to volunteer if they can help.

The Churches, School and Minchkins are also operating a response group.  If you are self-isolating you can get help.   A leaflet is being delivered to many homes.   Ring between 10 am and 3 pm or send an email.
MCRG Mobile:  07307155119
Anglican Church Office:  01453 889004
Baptist Church Office:  01453 886997

Local businesses that will be open for take-away meals and so forth include the following.  For menus please look at their websites – all available to view on our website.



The Chip Shed.  Open as usual.  Currently considering the logistics of home delivery.

Cotswold Club.  Open. Plenty of space for social distancing.   Amended hours – 882315.

The Crown.  Open as usual but taking precautions.  Curry night as usual tonight – take-aways available.  2-pint takeaway beer cartons available now.

Cuisine Lapage of Well Hill, Minchinhampton is offering a ready-made meals home delivery service.  Order by Monday for delivery on Thursdays.  Contact Tamsin for menu options.  731845.

Henry’s.  Closed for sit in meals.  Open 10 – 2 Tuesdays – Saturdays.  Take-away service 10 – 1.30.  Bread orders for next day delivery by 1 pm.  Tel 886555. Bread, milk, eggs, menu on website.

The Kitchen will be closing from Monday, 23rd March but operating a take-away and delivery service to people’s homes.  For more information please email or telephone 882655.  Menus can be found on the website under The Kitchen.

M & B Stores.  From Monday 23rd March intend to start delivering newspapers for Minchinhampton and the surrounding areas.   Anyone interested in this service, please can you take details of your name, address and phone number to the store and they will contact you for your requirements. They still intend to help anyone that will be self-isolating with groceries, please contact them by either coming into the store or phoning 01453 886234.

L.Taylor & Sons  – Butchers.  Will deliver to customers or would work with other members of the community who are volunteering to collect orders.  At present open for business as usual.  882163.

Trish Tucker May – Trish Tucker May is a local award winning nutritionist and gut specialist.  Trish stocks a wide range of essential oils, supplements and fermented foods to support and build a robust immune system.  These can be delivered safely to you. Trish also offers online consultations so if you are concerned and want to be well prepared call Trish on 07 984 326 956.
Trish does daily regular Facebook videos sharing recipes and ideas to support your health.


Aqua Pura.   Gareth will be on hand for emergency plumbing for self-isolation over 70s. and no charge.  731011.

Boots the Chemist – reduced hours.  882146.

Brookes Hair and Beauty – 883076.  Open Tues – Friday 9 – 5 and 9 – 2 on Saturdays for the moment.

Freya Rose Beauty – open as usual.  Normal hours.

Julie’s – 887036.  1 to 1 so might accommodate self-isolators.

No.3 the Salon 297477   Salon open, one-in, one-out.  Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat.  Can make appts Sun & Mon if about to self-isolate.

The Post Office – 884590.

Stafford Cottage.  Reduced hours.  More info from Ruth – Tel 887770.


Artisan Ales – Minchinhampton.  Free delivery to anyone buying 1 mixed case of 12 bottles (£32).  Phone Jon or Sarah on 0778044102 or email   (Within 7 mile radius of Stroud)

Jolly Nice café, Cirencester Road– 8am – 7pm. 01285 760868. Http://  Deliveries of food within 6 mile radius.  Order before midday on Thursday for delivery Friday or by midday Tuesday for Wednesday delivery.

The Long Table at Brimscombe are taking orders for ready meals which can be delivered or collected.  Email or call 01453 367499.

Marrows at Nailsworth. Quality root veg, fruit and salads.  Delivered in a box.  0774 88618946.

The Old Lodge – Minchinhampton Common – open as usual.  Takeaway food and drink available. Hotel rooms and serviced apartments also available for anyone stranded in the country.  State that they are holding levels of food, drinks, cleaning products and other goods and if anyone is low on anything please let them know and they will aim to try and help in anyway they can.

The Weighbridge –  Local delivery of 2 in1 pies and other freshly prepared meals.  Ring 01453 832520 (leave message on answerphone if needs be).  If you buy 4 meals you can choose a 5th like-for-like for free!

William’s Food Hall of Nailsworth are offering free delivery on all homemade meals to Minchinhampton.  Other shop items can be added – bread, pasta, fruit, veg, fresh fish – for more info ring 01453 832240 or

Please look at the websites of other Hotels and Inns in the area to see what they are offering,  ie. The Amberley Inn, The Black Horse, The Ragged Cot, Burleigh House Hotel, The Bear at Rodborough, the Halfway Cafe et al.  We plan to send out updates to this newsletter on a more regular basis.