Local Deliveries


2 April Update: Several local businesses have paused home deliveries due to changes in guidelines. At the time of this posting, several eateries in St Albans have paused deliveries, and Burstons has ceased home deliveries.

31 March: Yummy!

I have just spoken to Raj at Twinsco 69-71 Park Street (corner of Burydell Lane) opp Falcon pub. Raj and his children are offering to make home deliveries to elderly and vulnerable people who are self-isolating.
His shop number is 01727 874 455
His mobile is 07843 330174
If you phone he will let you know if your requisites are available.

Update 25 March Sparshotts: Due to an unprecedented volume of orders, we’re temporarily closed as we’re unable to accept any more orders.This is only a temporary measure and purely to avoid our customers being disappointed.
Please check back regularly or follow us on Facebook for regular updates.
We’ll be back online as soon as we can.

Update 21 March: Received my first order from Sparshotts and it’s lovely. The quality of the veg is close to restaurateur quality I would say. Do try them out, especially if you want to add something fresh to your emergency larders.

The excellent page, Shop St Albans, is updating continually on St Albans businesses who deliver. Thought it best to embed the page, for those of you not au fait on Facebook.

4 April Note: some of the businesses listed in this post are no longer delivering.

Stickleback Fish is doing home deliveries now as well. https://www.facebook.com/SticklebackFishCo/ Menu

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Delivered shopping if you are self-isolating

Note from Web editor: I’ve taken the liberty of copying this excellent newsletter from News From Park Street, because it’s particularly helpful right now for the community.

Barbara’s newsletters are sent by email and they provide a wealth of information about our Village and its activities. Sign up here for mailings.

Several people have been in touch and given me their phone numbers. These public-spirited people are prepared to phone people who may be self-isolating and would like a friendly call, they are also prepared to help with tasks such as shopping or collecting prescriptions. Please email me (with your phone number) at vernonbarbara@gmail.com if you would like this help.

I learnt today that Sparshotts (based in Bricket Wood) have a next day delivery service in the St Albans area. sparshotts.co.uk/cart/. I believe it is almost impossible now to order from the mainline supermarkets without several weeks wait and I think this could be a lifeline. Orders over £20 are free.

One can order a small cart or a family cart or make ones own choices. But the best bit is they also sell dairy products (milk, cheeses etc) and bread, plus other non-perishable items eg tins of coconut milk and lentils. I have just placed my first order and propose to continue using them for the foreseeable future.

Please stay well! Best wishes Barbara

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Covid-19 Updates, Links, Cancellations

Event Cancellations: Updated 22 March

  • Park Street Village Hall: All upcoming classes, events and meetings are hereby CANCELLED
  • PSRA AGM & Reception 15 April postponed to a future date
  • Litter Picks in the Village All planned litter picks at the current time have been postponed
  • Fun day at the Village Hall on Saturday 21st March Cancelled
  • Village Hall Quiz on 4th April Cancelled
  • Hertfordshire Health Walks temporarily ceased until further notice (Download this Rights of Way Google Map to add to your phone, or visit the site for more ideas of walks you can do on your own.)
  • CANCELLED: AGM & A County at War, Life on the Home Front in Hertfordshire by Howard Guard, Frogmore Society, Tuesday 19th May
  • Community Tree Planting on 29 March has been cancelled

Community Outreach

Many in our community have begun self-isolating, in order to reduce the risk of infection by this virus, particularly the elderly and people with conditions which make them especially vulnerable to infection.

One local resident, Hayley Franks has started a group Here to Help for people in our neighbourhood to ask for and to offer help to people here who are home bound and self-isolating.

If you’re wiling and able to help, join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/groups/224500272078733/?ref=gs&fref=gs&dti=408624269616382&hc_location=group Even a phone call to check in is appreciated, if you’re unable to get out.

Update 18 March: News From Park Street “Delivered shopping if you are self-isolating” and more information during this confusing time.

Legitimate Sources of Information

Hertfordshire Council is maintaining an information page with relevant links and up to the minute information about the virus here.

There is a plethora of good information online, but we’ll continue sharing anything relevant and useful to our community.

Unfortunately, with the virus outbreak comes rumour and speculation which you may start seeing much more often, including text copy/pasted on Facebook. The best rule of thumb is to not share the information, especially if it’s attributed to friends or relatives of people in the know. Remember, any changes or discoveries, etc. will be shared worldwide by legitimate news sources. Please always verify first before passing on second or third hand information.

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