Getting your shopping delivered

If you’re house-bound and need your shopping to be done, volunteers are able to help.

  • Phone your request through to the Community Centre on 01608 811878. (If the number is engaged, call 01608 819253.)
  • Volunteers will do your shopping (from Charlbury shops) and deliver it to you. They will leave it outside your door.
  • Pay over the phone by card, or if you don’t have a card, we will keep an account for you.

We can’t obtain goods from outside Charlbury – only from the shops here.

Can you help?

We need volunteers to do the shopping and make the deliveries. Please contact the Community Centre on 01608 811878 or email

Charlbury shops are still open

Shops including the Deli, Pharmacy and Londis are still open. Please support your local shops – they need your custom more than ever.

Co-op opening hours are now 7am–8pm Mon–Sat, 8am–8pm Sun.

All hairdressers are closed, as are the vets.

The Curiosities Company can deliver their bacon within Charlbury for no extra charge. Call 07584 356595 or visit .

The Charlbury Deli's open till 2 Mon-Sat.

The Deli's still fully stocked with most basic groceries, like eggs, milk and bread. Usually organic and locally-made: always scrumptious. 

We'll whip up a delicious Deli sandwich for you to eat at out outside tables, take home or to munch during your daily outdoor exercise. 

If you'd like to pick up a treat while buying necessities: we've got a growing choice of fresh fruit & veg, the nicest chocolates for miles, delicious cheeses, the town's most interesting wine range (including wonderful organic wines) as well as sensational local sourdough. And newspapers.

When the weather's fine, you can sample the best coffee in the Cotswolds at our tables along Market St or in our lovely walled garden. Or take it away whatever the weather's like.  

Our website will explain. 

Michael Flanagan · Fri 20 Mar 2020, 13:06 · Link

A message from the Deli and Cotswold Frames

Ok I have edited this thread to give an update just on Cotswold Frames (as I cannot alter the main heading) 

We reopen the shop on Monday 15th June.

We will be operating a maximum two customers in at a time (subject to change)

We have installed an automatic gel hand sanitizer dispenser in the shop lobby and ask that you use this before entering the shop and that you always respect social distancing.

We have also installed a sneeze screen in front of the counter for added safety.

Also as odd as it sounds we ask you look with your eyes and not your hands where possible, but we do have available the petrol station style plastic gloves, should you need to touch an item if you require a closer look or to flip through the cards.

We prefer card payment to be made on purchases don't forget the new limit is £45.00 on contactless payments but will be still accepting good old fashioned cash.

Picture Framing work is by appointment only.

We ask that if you have Picture framing jobs to be brought in that you ring in advance and book an appointment which will be at set hours of the day.

Framing appointments will be after 3pm and must be booked in advance please do not just turn up on the off chance.

For general shop purchases only we are currently looking at 10am - 3pm

At present please note we will not be open on Sundays.

If you are waiting to enter the shop please queue sensibly outside with social distancing operating at all times and note that customers exiting the shop have priority so please take a step back and let them out.

Remember we will be operating two customers in the shop at a time, please wait outside until someone leaves. 

Obviously these rules are subject to change at anytime and we hope to resume near normal business as soon as we are allowed to.

Thank you for your co-operation in these challenging times.

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Fri 20 Mar 2020, 12:15 · See full thread

Thai to go update

Mark & Katie posted this earlier today in Facebook & asked me to copy here for their Charlbury customers.

"In order to protect our customers, we have made the important decision to offer a delivery service to the local area, instead of trading directly from our van in our regular villages. We will offer this on Wednesday from 4-8pm.

We will take payment via a secure link prior to delivery to make things as safe as possible.

If you’d like to place an order, please call us on our usual number 07971345106 and we’ll give you the details. Orders will need to be placed before 6pm.

There will be no delivery charge, however a minimum order of £25 will be required

We really do appreciate your support and want to continue to give you the best safest possible service.

Please Share

Thank you Mark & Katie"

Jim Holah · Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12:44 · Link

Give & Take scheme – access to food when times are hard

A ‘Give & Take’ table has been set up near the front door of the Community Centre. If you have any extra tins of food, packets of pasta, cartons of long-life milk, etc, that you could spare, please do put them in the collection box.

With schools and businesses closing, there are many people and households who will find it increasingly hard to manage. Please do give what you can.

Equally, if you know of someone who could use a bit extra now, please feel free to take something away or encourage them to pop in. Items will be available during the Centre’s opening times: 9.00 to 5.00 weekdays, 9.00 to 12 noon at weekends.

The scheme can also take specific item requests and deliver to someone’s home.

If you cannot come to the Community Centre but have items to give, you can email and the scheme will arrange someone to pick items up at your door:

Donations in cash or by cheque or digital transfer are also accepted towards keeping the scheme stocked up. St Mary’s Church is coordinating this, bank details as follows:

Account Name: Charlbury Parochial Church Council (the short form “Charlbury PCC” may also be used)

Sort Code: 40-52-40

Account Number: 00032374

Reference: Give&Take

Donations in cash or by cheque (payable to Charlbury PCC) should be marked clearly as for the Give and Take scheme and should be given in at the Community Centre or posted or delivered to the Ridge Group office at Noah’s Ark, Market Street, Charlbury OX7 3PL.

Please ensure that you use the reference (Give&Take) on both cheques and electronic payments, so that track can be kept of the separate fund. Please also notify the scheme that you have made a payment and the name of your bank account by emailing:

The scheme also has toilet rolls reserved for the elderly and especially vulnerable kindly donated by Cotswold Frames. Do come and get some, if you or someone you know need any. You can just take some or swap them for another item that others might need.

Meryl Smith · Fri 3 Apr 2020, 09:13 · Link

New fresh veg box collection every Saturday afternoon

Normally Styans come to Charlbury Farmers Market every 3 months, but now we are lucky they are making up veg boxes for collection in Charlbury every Saturday afternoon from outside the Community Centre. Bring your own bag to transfer produce from the box AND keep your social distance at all times.

Order your box from by 10pm previous Thursday and pay online.

Check your email on Sat morning for your collection timeslot in the afternoon. To enable the safe collection of the pre-ordered veg boxes, there are 10 minute interval collection timeslots to 6 different collection points alongside the Community Centre organised by surname. Notifications are sent out on Saturday morning by email to everyone who has ordered a box.

To reduce contacts maybe arrange to collect for friends and neighbours.  if you are doing this please email and provide details so we can group your boxes together in the shade of the big tree by the entrance to the community centre for collection any time 2-3pm rather than have a specific timeslot.

House-bound and need your box delivered? Call the Community Centre on 01608 811878 or if engaged try 01608 819253 (weekdays only) or email your request to These boxes will also be under the shade of the tree and can be collected any time 2-3pm rather than a specific timeslot.

Boxes are Large or Small or Small Without Potatoes and there are optional extras like asparagus, beetroot, Jerusalem artichokes, pink fir apple potatoes, honey, and Worcestershire tomatoes grown using heat from a biomass boiler.

Please check the Events link for more detail

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub in conjunction with Janet Burroughs from Charlbury Farmers Market, Nikki Rycroft from Patients Participation Group, and Tanya Stevenson from the Community Centre.

Christine Elliott · Mon 30 Mar 2020, 05:23 · Link

Brians Barbers

Due to the current situation of


I have decided to Temporally Close the Shop until Further Notice

I would like to thank all my clients for their support at this difficult time.

Everyone Please Keep Safe and I Look Forward To seeing You All Again In Due Course

Many Thanks


Michael Butler 16 · Mon 23 Mar 2020, 11:24 · Link

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