A COMMUNITY shop has launched a delivery service to help vulnerable residents stay stocked up during the coronavirus outbreak.

Purleigh Community Shop, which is run by a community benefit society, has launched the new service for those in the parish who may be forced to self-isolate over the coming months.

Orders placed in the morning will be delivered to residents’ doors later the same day at no extra charge.

John Challis, a member of the shop committee, said: “We have a high proportion of elderly residents in the village who will find it increasingly difficult to get out to do their shopping and do not wish to come up against the crowds in the supermarkets.

“We will do all we can to help them get their supplies delivered to their door.

“The villagers have helped us launch our shop and now it’s our turn to give back to the community. As the situation develops, we will keep looking at what we can do to help the people of Purleigh get through the coming months.”