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Coronavirus – Community initiatives in our villages

Banham COVID-19 Community Network

If you are self-isolating, there is a group of volunteers in the village who can:
Pick up your shopping
Pick up urgent supplies (e.g. medication, baby milk, etc.)
Post your letters
Walk your dog if you are too ill
Call you by phone for a quick chat and check that you’re okay

If you need help, please ring Geraldine on 01953 887327 or email her at banhamclerk@outlook.com and she’ll pass the details on to a volunteer who’ll do their best to help. She will usually be available between 8am and 9pm and will check our messages frequently throughout the day.

You can keep up to date with us by using Facebook or Nextdoor Banham and searching for Banham (Covid – 19) Community Network.

To order groceries at Banham Post Office, call 01953 887216 or email neiltdavey@hotmail.com 

Coronavirus is contagious, so items will be left on your doorstep. Volunteers will take every precaution to ensure that they are spreading only kindness. Please make sure you do the same by regularly washing your hands and avoiding physical contact.

When you make contact with us, please confirm that you give the project permission to hold and use information about you. We will only hold information needed to provide support or involve you and we will not share it with anyone outside of the project.

Can YOU Help? The Banham COVID-19 Community Network are getting together a list of people willing and able to help during this fast-changing situation. If you can help in any way, please call Geraldine on 01953 887327 or email her at banhamclerk@outlook.com . If we pull together as a community, we can help to keep us all safe. Keep in touch with Banham Covid-19 Community Network groups on Facebook and Nextdoor Banham. Thank you!

Old Buckenham

A Helping Hand – The Village will get through this together

The Village has come together to ensure everyone has someone to contact in the event of you being sick or self-isolating.

If you need help with getting food, medical supplies or even to arrange for someone to walk the dog please call your street co-ordinator. If there is something concerning you the village is here to help support you. You should have received a note through your door to say who your local co-ordinator is.  If you have not received one, or you have lost yours you can call Terri on 01953 860096 who will put you in touch with the co-ordinator for your street.

New Buckenham

Helping Hands in New Buckenham

If you are self-isolating, there is a group of volunteers within the village who are willing to help in the following ways:
Picking up your shopping
Picking up urgent supplies (e.g. medication, baby milk, etc.)
Posting your letters
Walking your dog
Contacting you by telephone to check that you are alright

If you need help, please ring Alice and Richard on 01953 860136 and we will pass your details on to a volunteer who will do their best to help. If you’d rather email it’s alicecattermole@hotmail.com or you can text us on 07900 272524. We will usually be available between 8am and 9pm and will check our messages frequently throughout the day.

Kings Stores can be contacted on 01953 860264 or at suecat64@outlook.com

Coronavirus is contagious, so items will be left on your doorstep. Volunteers will take every precaution to ensure that they are spreading only kindness. Please make sure you do the same by regularly washing your hands and avoiding physical contact.


If you require help in any way contact Peter Lotarius on 01953 887213 or peterlotarius@hotmail.com – he will be able to pass information to volunteers in the village able to help. He will also act as a focal point for Eccles Church

Notices and information will be put on the Quidenham Parish Council website. www.quidenhamparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk .(Contact for the wbsite is Kate Lloyd: at quidenhamclerk@gmail.com )

Sarah Suggitt: Sarah.Suggitt@breckland.gov.uk our Breckland District Councillor has offered her support wherever it is needed.


The aim of our community effort has been to make sure everyone is “connected”. It started with a request / flyer asking for contact details for those wanting help or thinking they may need help and those willing to offer help

The flier was delivered to every household. Everyone responded very quickly and the information was collated and distributed to all those involved. It came to light that generally the more elderly had phone and email only. The remainder had phone, email and messenger (internet social group).

A “village” messenger group has been set up which gives shared instant access. Any member needing help, who can only contact a member of the messenger group by email or phone call, will have their request immediately posted on the messenger group and anyone who can help can react and respond.

For more information contact Nicola Dorks on 01953 887160 or at nicola@cavellrose.co.uk

Home deliveries from local businesses


Banham Post Office and Stores
We can offer grocery deliveries to the local area. We have a wide range of stock and we also deliver newspapers Monday to Saturday. Please contact 01953 887216 or neiltdavey@hotmail.com to discuss your requirements.

One Stop Stores, Banham (opp. Zoo)
Should you find yourself having to self isolate we are able to deliver your groceries. If we can help, please call us on 01953 887320 and let us make the challenge a little easier.

Banham Butchers (opp. Zoo)
We can deliver all your requirements for meat, egg and cheese. Phone in your order to 01953 888579.

Kenninghall BistroDuring this time of uncertainty and isolation we are offering a delivery service to those who are unable to venture out or are in self-isolation. All you need to do is phone your order through to the Bistro and pay by card and we will do the rest for you. We will be offering free local delivery and there is no need to worry about contact as we will knock on your door and leave the items on your doorstep. All orders outside Kenninghall require a minimum spend of £10.00. Phone 01953 716013 to discuss your order. Below is our menu (subject to change)

Kenninghall Bistro – Menu
Meal Deal – £4.50 – Sandwich or Soup served with crisps, drink and traybake


Soup & Roll – £3.00 – Soup of the Day with a bread roll

2 Course Meal – £6.00 – Homemade Hot Meal, Mini Cake

Afternoon Tea for 2 – £15.00

High Tea 2 for £20.00

Cake Options

8 Inch Sponge – £10 Chocolate / Victoria Sandwich / Coffee / Bakewell / Mocha)

6 Traybakes – £10.00

Fruit/Cheese Scone – £1.50

6 Mini Cakes – £5.00

4 Large Cookies – £2.00

Bag of Mini Bite Traybakes – £2.00

Frozen Items


Meals – £4.50 – Toad in the Hole, Cottage Pie, Shepherdess Cottage Pie (vegan), Beef or Game Stew & Dumplings, Cowboy Hotpot, Chicken Thai Curry, Sweet Potato Thai Curry (vegan), Beef Chilli, Vegetable Chilli (vegan), Three Bean Chilli (vegan), Tuna Pasta Bake, Bacon & Mushroom Pasta Bake, Meat Balls in Tomato Sauce with Pasta, Nut Roast (vegan), Mushroom Stroganoff (vegetarian)

Pies – £2.50 – Various Flavours

Meals can be accompanied by your choice of Mash Potato, Root Veg Mash or Roasted Potatoes

Special Offer on Meals – 3 for £12.00 Soup – £2.00 (Various Flavours)

Desserts – £2.00 – Fruit Crumble, Sponge Pudding, Slice of Cake (vegan options)

We are also able to offer delivery of meat, eggs and cheese from Banham Butchers.

Cancelled or postponed events!

All our community venues are closed for the foreseeable future and all club meetings, regular activities and events which take place in them have been cancelled. Below is a list of these with some contact details or web addresses.

Banham Community Centre: 01953 888628

Garnier Village Hall: 01953 454528, garniervh@gmail.com or visit www.garnierhall.co.uk

Old Buckenham Church Room: 01953 861360, lydiadarrah@gmail.com

Old Buckenham Village Hall: 07469 715517 or visit www.newbuckenhamvillagehall.co.uk

Quidenham Reading Room: 01953 8876160

New Buckenham Village Hall: 07469715517 or visit www.newbuckenhamvillagehall.co.uk

Other activities and events

Banham Zoo has shut

Mobile Library visits are suspended

Attleborough Health Walks suspended

Both Banham and Old Buckenham ‘Open Gardens’ in June cancelled.

The New Buckenham Art Exhibition will not take place in April.

The Escape Room planned for in Quidenham Church in April will be postponed Garnier Village Hall events suspended. They would like to report that the Garnier social club handed over a cheque to NARS  for £1,933.28 which was raised in the last 9 months.

Banham Youth Café on line

We can’t run youth cafe in the church at the moment so we are going to run it online. There will be chat and games. Young people of high school age can join us online. All adults will be our DBS checked staff and volunteers. If you would like a young person to be able to join then please email jonathan@integrateyfc.org.uk to get a password.


Many thanks to the Six Villages Newsletter for the following information. The latest edition of the newsletter can be found here: www.banhamandthebucks.co.uk/sixvillages/