Coronavirus Community Page

Coronavirus Community Page

This is a page where we can list offers of help, news, suggestions and links to resources during this Pandemic.

Please email if you’d like to add something to the page.

Resources at the top of the page. Updates & News at the bottom of the page.


Shophappy  is new internet based shopping service where you can order directly from the Grindleford Community Shop as well as a whole range of other shops in the Hope Valley. If you get your order in by 9am it should be delivered to you that day, free of charge. Amazing huh!

Grindleford Village Facebook Page

Grindleford Community Support has been set up as a way of co-ordinating offers of help and to sort out a self-organising way of working which lets you go and do in the most effective way possible. Read more about how you can help and sign up for a volunteer role here


Covid WhatsApp Groups – if you want or need to join any of the groups please use the links below, but please keep the chat  specific according to the guidelines below. A few tips on using WhatsApp: only post relevant stuff; be aware that new members will only see posts from after they have joined; be mindful that things get lost quickly on busy threads – ‘Star’ important messages you think you may want to refer back to; click the group heading to access Starred messages, and also to mute a group if you are getting too many pings, but don’t want to actually leave; always be polite – speak as if you would to a real person face to face; and lastly you can allocate a specific tone or ping to individual groups so that you know, without looking at your phone, which group is active.

  • Community Support – Purpose: Penny Reynolds will put requests for volunteers to pick up shop deliveries, plus any vital information.
  • Prescriptions – Purpose: Carrie / Diane / Colleen will post calls for prescription deliveries. If community collection required, folks need to ring surgery direct. Prescription volunteers are still collecting from Eyam and Baslow on Monday (Hilary and Tom), Tuesday (John and Kate)and Thursdays (Colleen). Patients need to ring the surgery themselves to request community collection.
  • Street Wardens – Purpose: for Street Wardens only.
  • General Ramblings – Purpose: general chat, good ideas and jokes.
  • Village SOS – A general all-purpose emergency group, only to be used in emergencies

Street Wardens (if you need a delivery, prescription, or anything else, please contact your Street Warden).

Hilary & Tom Padley Road & Maynard Road Hilary 07757112032; Tom 07813761132.
Mount Pleasant and Edge View Close 02433 208218
Geoff & Alison Sumner Fold Farm & Orchard Court area & down to Main Road 01433 639791



Sophie Hunter Derwent Close & Avenue 07803611631


Kate and John Gaunt Tedgness Road 01433 630449
Rosaleen Duffy St. Helen’s Close / Crescent 07769955107
Julia Sir William Hill (past Addlington Ln) 07934446995
Dave Kirkup & Julie Jordan Lower Main Road  – Bell Inn Cottage to the Bridge 07761764568
Iain Martin Adlington lane and lower part of William Hill 07810508429
Matt Heason Main Road (Mt Pleasant Garage to Furniture Display 01433 639378


John Wood Main Road (Bell In Cottage to Mt Pleasant Garage) ‭07961 983110‬
Julie Wilson Longshaw ‭07787 777241‬
Kevin O’Donnell Stoke Farm Houses ‭07525 404864
John Mottershaw Commercial Row 01433 631418
Frank Edenborough / Sue Ryall & Nikki Platts Maynard Road 07722032009 / 07719004993 / 07832199156
Deborah Wright Padley Hill 07962276552
Paul Thorpe Padley Hill 07962276551
Andy Batterby Bank Top Lane
Steve Slingsby Midland Cottages, The Windses, Upper Padley 01433 631610

Loads of useful contacts for Food Banks, Support Lines

You can access all manner of resources to help cope with the mental strain of the pandemic here.


While I am not an official teacher and we are isolating, if any kids do want help with IT lessons, art lessons or a guitar lesson happy to help. Pretty handy at maths as well if someone wants some remote help. Contact Marcus on 07974 578885 / There are similar offers for Maths from Sarah Hornsby (qualified maths teacher offering help with with KS3 and KS4 GCSE maths. My number is 07928 655338 email Maths and Physics from Kit Batterbee (07925 394292 /, Music from Bev Shephard (‭07803 711421‬), Electronic music  from Andy Thompson (‭07846 029796‬ /, all curriculum areas for Under 12s from Michelle Kearsey (

Derbyshire library service will allow you to use your library card to log on for free ebooks or audio books. Sign up for hours of fun.

Free access to Twinkl – go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Free access to books on World Book online

Free resources by age group from Microsoft

Live online PE lessons at 9am ever day.

Another free maths resource – Maths Factor

Some fun PE resources from Hope Valley College.  HVC Activity Adventure Guide


On 31st March Grindleford Shop made an appearance on the BBC as part of Back In Time for the Corner Shop (it features between about 29 mins and 31mins). Nothing coronavirus related, but the shop is proving to be a pilar of the community during lockdown, continuing to serve the village.

We made a `Floor Is Lava‘ film at the weekend. Make your own and send them to us and we will post them on here.

Here are a bunch of riddles to keep you occupied: Riddle Me This

Grindleford Residents In Lockdown Gallery


Grindleford Community Shop StockList

Bin collections here in the Derbyshire Dales are being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Staff absences due to self-isolation measures mean garden waste collections will be suspended from Friday to enable our teams to focus on recycling and general household waste collections. Food waste will be collected fortnightly – with household waste – rather than weekly. Please note there is always a possibility that rounds will not be completed in the current exceptional circumstances as Serco have adopted the Government’s social distancing guidelines, meaning two rather than the usual three staff on each truck. Our appeal to you is please be patient. There is no need to report a missed collection in the coming days. If your food, recycling or general waste containers are not emptied as scheduled, please leave them out and we will get to you as soon as possible.

If you live in a house where there is a confirmed or suspected case of Coronavirus please visit our website for guidance on double bagging your waste

For village shop orders, prescription delivers and details of your local street wardens see the Grindleford Community Support’s newsletter.

Here is the hathersage bakery stock./ order list

Local Food Suppliers Who Will Deliver



65 bus service (to Sheffield, and Buxton via Calver, Eyam and Tideswell) returns to its normal timetable from Monday June 1st. Full safety measures will be applied on board.


It seems there is a general shortage of flour. Although they are not local, these guys are able to deliver.


The Sir William Swap Shop

As from Wednesday 13th we will be opening the function room for a Swap Shop. It will be for everything from books, plants, seeds, dried goods, toys, games, craft items,

All items must be fully working and in a good safe condition. Please label items if you want any items returned when this is all over. Otherwise all items will be donated to charity.

We would ask you to adhere to social distancing rules so one at a time.

Please use the double doors in the function room.

Opening times
Monday 10am to 12 noon
Wednesday 10am to 12 noon
Friday 10am to 12 noon


Enjoy a North African tagine served with your choice of lamb, seafood or vegetable (VE); all accompanied with fragrant couscous and tabbouleh salad. Gluten free options available. £10 each

Indulge in a Maynard Sunday roast. Sirloin of beef, loin of pork chicken breast or vegetable Wellington served alongside duck fat herb-roasted potatoes (vegetarian options available), honey glazed root vegetables, spring greens, cauliflower cheese, homemade Yorkshire pudding and proper gravy. All ready to warm through at home. £12.00 per person

Add a bottle of selected wine for an additional £10.

Our menu selections and themes will change each week, so keep up to date for each week’s options. Perfect to reheat when you get home if we’re not on your doorstep.

Collections will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6-8pm and Sunday between 11am-1pm. We will accept contactless card payments and have social distancing measures in place. We will happily deliver within 3 miles to anyone vulnerable or self-isolating.

Also, frontline NHS workers eat for free as our recognition and thanks to the incredible job you’re doing!

To order, please email us prior to
5pm on Thursday at, with the below details;
1) Your name
2) Telephone number (we will call you to take prepayment if it is over £45)
3) Quantities and choice of lamb, fish or vegetable tagine; or beef, pork, chicken or vegetarian roast.
4) Collection day and time, or should you require delivery if you’re vulnerable or self-isolating
5) Please let us know if you have any allergies or intolerances.



We are posting stories and memories from WWII to the village website to commemorate VE Day.


Grindleford Drone Flyover films is now online here.

A man and a woman have been fined for breaching Covid-19 regulations after concerns about a BBQ in woodland near to Longshaw. Our officers attended following a report from the fire service on Monday 27 April. They found a man and a woman had set up a tent, a hammock and BBQ. The 37 year old man and 31 year old woman, both from Sheffield, were given fixed penalty notices, and ordered to pack up their things, before being escorted away from the land. PC Linda Hancock said: “We are working as part of a wider effort to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus infection and protect the NHS, and our role is to engage, explain and encourage people to follow the regulations. “Most people are compliant and very understanding but unfortunately in this incident we were forced to issue fines for breaching the regulations We will continue to be out in our local communities to play our part in keeping people safe.” Officers have the power to issue fines to those flouting the stay-at-home government rules and people can even end up in court if those fines are not paid.


The Maynard are now offering a Take Away meal service.

Menu options will be advertised from Monday where you can reserve a takeaway for the coming weekend. Our menu selections and themes will change each week. Collections will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6-8pm. We will happily deliver within 3 miles to anyone vulnerable or self-isolating. Also, frontline NHS workers eat for free as our recognition and thanks to the incredible job they’re doing! Orders can be placed via Menu for the 1st & 2nd of May will be Thai green curry served with your choice of chicken, salmon or tofu; jasmine rice, Thai sweetcorn fritter and tomato salsa at £10.00/person.

Terry & Helen from the Sir William are expanding their Friday Fish And Chips offer to now include Gourmet Burgers on a Wed night. Orders are via Facebook on the Grindleford Village page.

Due to demand from the village, the Playing Field will remain open during the construction works on the Bishop Pavilion. However the Pavilion building and Play Area are to remain closed for approximately 2-3 weeks whilst work is undertaken on the roof. During this time anyone entering the Playing Field does so at their own risk and should keep well away from the construction area and any site traffic. All children should be supervised.


A date and time for your diary: 17.00 on Saturday 25th April: local resident and filmmaker Ed Birch will fly a drone over the village to film / photograph anybody who is outside their houses and waving. It’ll be a grand extension of the lockdown photo project. It’ll likely take ten or fifteen minutes to cover the whole village so don’t panic if you don’t see it on the dot at 5pm. Will publish the results on here and the village Facebook page. Thanks in advance Ed!

Playing Field to Close to Allow Re-Roofing Work – See Update on 27 April above.

Work will shortly be taking place at the Bishop Pavilion as our grant from the National Lottery Community Fund is now set up and active. We have the opportunity to go ahead quickly with the roofing works and in preparation the scaffold will commence erection today/tomorrow 21st/22nd April. The re-roofing works are programmed to commence this Friday 24th April or next Monday 27th April with an estimated duration of two to two and half weeks. Our contractor PDCS has confirmed that they will have a limited workforce on site of four people and can carry out the works in accordance with current government guidelines regarding social distancing. The Pavilion and Play Area have been closed during the lockdown period and will continue to be so until current government instructions change. To enable the roofing works to proceed it is also proposed to close the Playing Field except for access rights for the farmer, limited access for fishing club and other maintenance work.   We trust that the reasons for this are understood, we hope to reopen the Playing Fields week commencing 11th May. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. There is also the possibility that work on the Pavilion front access steps could start in the second half of May. The contractor for this has also confirmed that he would be able to work within government guidelines. 


Here is the latest newsletter from the village shop, with updates on delivery schedules.


Here are the first batch of photos taken by the village Street Wardens of residents in lockdown. It’s an ongoing project so we will keep adding more. Thanks to John Mottershaw for hosting (and taking some of the photos)

Please feel free to send us your own. You can send to


Here are a bunch of riddles to keep you occupied: Riddle Me This


The Grindleford News Apr 2020 is out. This edition will only be distributed digitally. Thanks as ever to Tim for producing it.


Some of the Street Wardens may be carrying a camera with them on their rounds this week. The idea is to photograph people in their windows and doorways, to visually archive something of a cross section of the village and record this historic period for the future. We hope it will also bring a little cheer and hope to the village, letting those who are self house-bound, see their neighbours. Participating wardens will knock first to ask your permission. All conversation and photography will take place from a safe distance and be carried out responsibly. If you’d prefer not to have your photograph taken then please don’t feel obliged. We understand that it won’t be everybody’s cup of tea. We also don’t promise to photograph everybody, but will aim for a cross section of the village. We will post the images on the village website and Facebook page.


For those who haven’t seen it, this light mural went up last week as a sign of hope. Hopefully it will lift a few hearts and raise a few smiles for those who pass through the village after dark.


Here’s the latest newsletter from the Grindleford Community Support group


All household waste collections are continuing today as scheduled. As you know, garden rounds are suspended until further notice and food continues to be collected (fortnightly) on the grey bin/black sack rounds. There is only one of the usual five recycling crews out collecting due to Serco staffing issues caused by the coronavirus outbreak.


Nice to see Sheffield in the news in a positive light.


Here is the latest newsletter from Grindleford Community Support


Send a photo of where you are to for a virtual Palm Sunday Procession around the whole Diocese. Send a photo of your place – your house, your work if you’re out at work or working from home, your church, whatever you choose as your place – but it should be in the Diocese of Derby. Photos can include people but please ask them for their consent for the photo to be used for this. The photos will have palm crosses added and we’ll turn them into a Palm Sunday slideshow, so you can go in procession around the whole Diocese from home. Photos by 1.00 pm on Thursday 2nd April please.


Grindleford Street Wardens leap into action. Today a team of volunteer Street Wardens have started to patrol the village to support those people who are self isolating, vulnerable, or busy carrying out essential work to keep things gong for the rest of us. Here are some details: LETTER for residents re village support.


Clap for carers. 8pm tonight people are encouraged to come outside the front of their houses to applaud all our front line staff.


St Helen’s Church is closed for the foreseeable future.

Grindleford Community Support have issued a new newsletter detailing how to have medical prescriptions delivered, ordering from the village shop (including a stock list), and details of a team of street wardens who have volunteered to help those who need help in different sections of the village.


Here are the new rules under the current lock-down.


From Terry at The Sir William Hotel

Dear Grindleford

As our first weekend in lockdown approaches I would like to off free beer to all Grindleford residents this Friday 5pm To 6pm. This will be served from
The function room doors so no need to enter the building or be close to anyone else.

We have the following beers available
Stowford Cider

Please bring your own containers

It must not be consumed in our pub, beer garden or car park and we will ask people to leave if this is the case!

We are not charging but will put a collection bucket on the bar and any donations will go to grindelford and Eyam playgroup

If anyone is in isolation and can’t get to the sir william let us know and we will try our hardest to drop it to you.

if Boris locks us all down before Friday I will arrange a day and time before the lock down starts.



Grindleford Community Shop sent out a really useful newsletter with lots of information worth reading about the village in these times.


If you didn’t watch it already, Eyam featured on the BBC news yesterday. It’s 32 mins into this programme in iPlayer.


Please DO NOT call Eyam surgery to arrange collection of your prescriptions and medications. Identify a well person to collect them. One person can collect for many people so long as you have the patients verbal permission and 3 identifying factors (NAME,DOB AND ADDRESS) remember payment may be required in some cases (cash or card payments, but not over the phone).

Many of our local pubs and hotels are offering take-away menus. Maynard | Eyre Arms | Barrel | The Plough (if these links don’t work, they are all advertising the menus via their Facebook pages).


Grindleford Support sent out its first newsletter.

Dear volunteers
Thank you! You’re getting this email because you have offered to help other people in the village. That makes you officially amazing.
We’ve set up Grindleford Community Support as a way of co-ordinating all these offers of help and sort out a self-organising way of working which lets you go and do in the most effective way possible.
So, what can you do? Here’s what we think Grindleford needs.
A team of street wardens for each street or area in the village who can identify people in need of help or who might lose their support network. We want to try to ensure that the whole village is covered.
A delivery team who can help out with deliveries.
Some willing shop volunteers who can man the shop. You’ll also pack up orders and take card payments over the phone. The shop will train you!
A team of personal shoppers, and someone organise a rota for this team, who can take orders over the phone, from individuals and street wardens, and email them to the shop. The shop will provide the phone. They will need one person on call during shop opening times, and they will need you to organise yourselves into a rota.
Some friendly careline callers, and someone to organise a rota for this team, to speak on the phone with people who are lonely or vulnerable.
What next?
Use the button below to sign up to the roles that interest you below, then join our WhatsApp Group.
We’re working on a way of sharing everyone’s contact details and their volunteer roles so that we can self-organise and fill gaps where they pop up – we’ll be back in touch in a day or so with this.
Got a question? There’s no one person who has the answer. Ask the WhatsApp group.

Message from Terry at the Sir William re ordering some difficult to find supplies:

People have been saying they can’t get the following items so if anyone wants supplies I can get my hands on bread flour yeast and dried Milk if anyone wants any. I will be ordering just after lunch today as I don’t want to miss out as it won’t last Long. if you want any make sure you let me know. Please let me know what you want and how much you want i will be reselling it at cost price. Terry (Tel 01433 630303)


St Helen’s Church.

Public worship has been suspended until further notice.  All formal meetings due to be held in the church are also cancelled.  However, the church building will be open for private prayer during daylight hours for anyone who needs a quiet space for prayer or to just be. We advise you to pray from home, using resources available on the Church of England website if you are in the ‘at risk’ group of people. When you do use the church, please observe the hygiene practices, and guidelines on distancing from others (2 meters). As a church family, we are praying for you and all in Grindleford and further afield.


Critchlows in Bakewell will deliver to the village – eggs, meat and bread. Tel  01629 812010

Useful comment re bread making from a village resident on Facebook

There are various posts about a lack of bread flour and a lack of yeast in the shops. Soda bread uses ordinary flour and bicarb instead and you don’t need a breadmaker either. There are lots of recipes online.