Wiltshire Publications

Issue 481 – Food delivery service is back in town

DISADVANTAGED residents of Westbury will once again be able to get their shopping delivered.

The closure of Coopers supermarket earlier in the year meant the end of its free delivery service; a vital lifeline for the elderly and infirm who struggle with carrying heavy shopping bags through town.
Now, Westbury’s Co-op store has stepped in to help. Store manger Simon Bush said, “Free delivery is only offered at selected Co-op stores but we started looking into it because so many people had asked about it. We just want to help the community as much as we can.”
Shoppers must spend over £25 to qualify for free delivery, which is available within three miles of the Kingfisher Drive store.
Chairman of the Westbury and District LINK scheme Phil Jefferson said, “I’m pleased because it’s another service for Westbury. Anything that supports the elderly and vulnerable is something to be supported.”
Phil said that he the LINK service was still available for those in the town who required its one to one service for help with their shopping and other transport requirements.
Pictured: Store manager Simon Bush, with staff members Duke Huggins and Stuart Evenden