Local Help during the COVID-19 Shutdown

If during the current shutdown, you are self-isolating or require assistance, there is a village group that can help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, access to the Post office, obtaining urgent supplies or even just a friendly chat, or more. If this applies to you, please don’t struggle – just contact the group coordinators who can help!

Sarah Walker sarahwwalker@icloud.com  01723 850703 
Sharon Smartt sharonmlane@yahoo.co.uk 01723 859836

General Links

A huge effort is being made to organise and coordinate volunteers during the COVID19 shutdown across our area, and local information will be compiled here. The Ebberston village noticeboard will also be updated with crucial information. Other sources of information and help can be found via

Community First Yorkshire – guidance for carers, organisations, community groups

Gov.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

North Yorkshire County Council – Coronavirus (COVID-19) community support

NHS – advice for everyone

Pickering Town Council

Ryedale District Council

If you have Facebook then there is also the Ryedale Covid19 Help Network group who are a great source of information and local knowledge. They are also on Twitter @HelpRyedale and they have a website which carries business, volunteer and community advice.


If you would like to volunteer assistance in Ebberston and immediate surrounding area, then please contact any of the village group contacts (above).

Further information can also be found at:

Community First Yorkshire – guide for volunteering

Coronavirus and volunteering: how can I help in the UK? (The Guardian)

Prescription Collection

Volunteers can offer a twice weekly collection service from West Ayton surgery or an additional collection in the case of an urgent need. If you need a prescription collecting,  please contact any of the village group contacts (above).

Saturday Newspapers

Wardills have kindly agreed to make a weekly delivery each Saturday from 4th April to a drop-off point in Ebberston. If you would like a Saturday newspaper/weekly TV guide, please contact Wardills on 01751 474335 to arrange an individual account.  They will bill you monthly and you can pay by phone, internet banking or by cheque.

Newspapers will be available for collection in a box outside Ebberston chapel. A volunteer will drop off newspapers to anyone who is unable to collect.  If you need someone to deliver to you, please contact any of the village group contacts (above).

Businesses who are Delivering Locally

Chocolate Factory (Thornton le Dale) now has an online shop

Glaves – for enquiries about deliveries and orders, ring 01723 859523/859850

Hardwick’s sell dog/horse food and can also deliver gardening kit and tools/paint. 01723 859698 / 07534 245252

Rogers are reinstating their (free) home delivery service for compost, seeds, plants, gloves, pots for min orders of £25. Place orders by phone 01751 472226 or sales@rvroger.co.uk

Many Malton-based businesses will deliver to our area. See http://www.maltondelivers.co.uk/

There is also a list for Pickering businesses compiled by the Ryedale Covid19 Help Network.

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