Prescription delivery service is wound down
A prescription delivery scheme run voluntarily by town councillors in Biddulph during the lockdown has come to an end.
As the lockdown restrictions are further eased, more councillors are returning to their full-time jobs, having delivered 2,700 prescriptions between them since the end of March.
One of the volunteers, Coun Wayne Rogers said: “It's been very rewarding. When we started, we thought we might deliver between 300-400 prescription orders but we delivered almost 3,000 in the end. It's quite astonishing, really. We all took our political hats off and worked as a team to help the community.”
Coun Rogers added: “We are all back in our full-time jobs now but if the pandemic does flare up again we can see what help we can provide in future.”
He said he was driving around a 400 miles a month to deliver prescriptions in the Biddulph area.
The town council's chief officer, Sarah Haydon said that as people were now able to move around more freely, its services were not required as much.
She added: “However, if people are still shielding and vulnerable to infection, they can call on the town council for help.
“We'd like to thank the community for their support during what has been an incredibly difficult time. We have worked with volunteers who have delivered prescriptions, food parcels and run errands.
“We have been amazed by the resilience of the community and delighted by the enthusiasm shown by those that were able to help their neighbours. Thank you - you are what makes this town special.”