An initiative launched to support people in Lichfield and Burntwood during the coronavirus pandemic has been commended in an awards scheme.

Shopping being bagged up for vulnerable residents

Lichfield District Council and Central England Co-operative launched the emergency shopping service to help vulnerable residents and those shielding last year.

The scheme was commended in the coronavirus category of the Regulatory Excellence Awards 2021. 

Cllr Angela Lax, cabinet member for regulatory, housing and health at Lichfield District Council, said:

“We are so proud to have been commended with Central England Co-operative for the emergency shopping service.

“We knew we needed to act fast and are pleased we could work with a trusted retailer to get the service up and running for our residents who needed extra support in such challenging times.”

Cllr Angela Lax, Lichfield District Council

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  1. You probably aren’t old enough, Albert. I am now 80 and I was contacted out of the blue by the council, early on in the pandemic, to ask if I needed any help with shopping or collecting prescriptions. Luckily I managed with the help of friends but it was very reassuring and comforting to know that the Council and the Coop were there to help if I, or anyone else needed them – well done to both of them for the recognition they have received.

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