Useful Information - Updated 15/03/22


NHS 111 online coronavirus service at:

In a medical emergency call 999

England has returned to Plan A. Further information about what this means can be found here:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support 

The latest data for Buckinghamshire can be found here:

Information about the NHS Covid-19 app for smart phones can be found here:

NHS Guidelines state: 
• If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, even if they are very mild symptoms, book a test immediately and stay at home.

• Symptoms of Covid-19 are a high temperature, new continuous cough, loss or change in your sense of taste or smell.

• Stay at home if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 that started in the last 10 days, unless you have had a negative test result.

• Stay at home if you have been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

There are testing centres locally, or you can order a home test. The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a cotton bud. You can do the swab yourself, or someone can do it for you.

If you have any of the symptoms - a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste, please book a test now. Call 119 or go online:

Further information for residents in Buckinghamshire can be found here: 


Wash your hands with soap and water often – for at least 20 seconds

Always wash your hands when you get home or into work

Use soap and water or hand sanitiser gel

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of your elbow (not your hand) when you cough or sneeze

Put used tissues in the bin straight away. Wash your hands afterwards

Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Avoid close contact with people, keeping at least 6 feet away


Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

In the Villages:

Please be a good neighbour, be aware of anyone who may be on their own, unable to get out or who is self- isolating. Ask friends, family members or delivery services to drop off food & other essential supplies.

Advice regarding visiting the Hambleden Valley from DEFRA can be found here:

Guidance from the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can be found on their Facebook page here:

Register as a vulnerable person with medical conditions to access priority online shopping slots here:

Any changes to services provided by Councils, such as refuse collection updates can be found here:

Local Support Hub information: 

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards:

Sign up to Trading Standards e-newsletter: 

Advice regarding some scams arising out of the Coronavirus Pandemic that Trading Standards are aware of (this list is not exhaustive):

• At the present time there are no Coronavirus testing kits available to buy, or to be tested at your doorstep. Do not be tempted to pay for this non-existent service.
• Do NOT place items on your doorstep to say you need help as this is an invitation to scammers that you may be in a vulnerable situation.
• The council DO NOT need to enter your house to do a deep clean
• Emails saying that you can get a refund on taxes or business rates should be treated with extreme caution. Often the sender just wants your personal details.

• Do not pay upfront fees. We are aware of phone calls from ‘energy companies’ offering credit during the crisis if they can collect an advance payment. This is a scam. 

If you see someone sleeping rough please use the following contacts:
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm:
High Wycombe, tel: 01494 421 212 email:

Helpful Local Information:

There is a volunteer Lane End Community Support Group that covers Lane End, Frieth, Bolter End, Cadmore End and Wheeler End. The primary contact for Frieth is Sacha: 07951 448995. Shopping for essential supplies is done from Londis. Support can be offered for delivering essentials, a friendly phone call, dog walking, essential DIY repairs, and picking up of non-essential repeat medication from Lane End Surgery.

You can call one of the key contacts during the time stated only:
10-11am Emma 07795 300589
1-2pm Rebecca 07810 648284
3-4pm Amy 07799 714698
5-6pm Ian 07795 170232

For the elderly or vulnerable and unable to leave their homes, Hambleden Stores can organise deliveries, please email or alternatively call 01491 571 201. The shop remains open and only 2 customers are allowed in the store at any one time to adhere to social distancing rules. The Westside Fruit Shop, Clay Lane in Booker is open with fresh fruit and vegetables and other supplies.

Further, there are a group of Hambleden residents who are happy to be contacted by residences in the local area should you need assistance:

Jane 07725 040733 or 01491 575603 

Jemima 07831 986604 

Lara 01491 413194 

Amanda 07890 574914

Jonathon 01491 413635

Bart Lacey 07881 487336 

Volunteers for vulnerable residents in Fingest is being co-ordinated by Jan O'Brien, please contact the Parish Clerk should you need to be put in touch.  

The play area at Ellery Rise, Frieth is open. The equipment will not be cleaned, and use of it as at your own risk. The Government guidelines can be found here:

My Marlow has details of various restaurants and takeaways here:

National Numbers

RSPCA                                                                                    0300 123 4999

Buckinghamshire Council                                                       01296 395 000

Adults Services - Buckinghamshire Council                          01296 383204

HMRC                                                                                     0300 200 3300

Marlow Medical Group Hambleden Branch                           01491 571 305

Lane End Branch                                                                     01494 881 209

Marlow Branch                                                                        01628 484666

National Grid If you smell gas                                                0800 111 999

UK Power Networks To report a power cut                            105

Thames Water                                                                          0800 316 9800

Hambleden Parish Council                                                      01494 881 483

Although we have attempted to publish accurate information as of 15/03/2022 we cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of any advice given. We recommend that you check with any service provider/business listed for up-to-date services and regulations
This information has been compiled elsewhere. Hambleden Parish Council is sharing only. We recommend that you check with individual businesses for their current situation. 

Below is a list of businesses that are operating and changing their offers to help provide to the Henley community and it's surroundings. Please contact them via their Facebook links below or by telephone to find out how to order. Be kind, stay supportive and stay safe. 

This is updated regularly with businesses who cover all of the Hambleden parish.  


Food/Groceries/Producers/Farm Shops

Bosley Patch (Swiss Farm) 
T: 07584 080 663

For orders of veg boxes, bread and other local supplies. Available for pick and delivery.

Gabriel Machin Butchers and Curers
T: 01491 574 377 

Fresh and cured meat, fresh and cured fish, cheese and eggs 

O'Neills Fruit and Veg Market

Orders for a £25 fruits and veg box, to be picked up form the market stall on a Thursday. Orders to be placed by 5pm Wednesday. 

The Willow Basket Henley
T: 07769 975 605

Dried goods, pasta, rices, pulses and grains. Dried herbs and spices, museli and various ambient goods.  

Nettlebed Creamery
T: 01491 642 127

The cheese hatch is open Monday – Thursday 9.30-4pm and Friday 9:30-2pm.

English Farm

Pasture fed Longhorn beef and also a half and whole lamb box option  

Lawlor's The Bakers
T: 01491 572 018

Call to collect or purchase from Hambleden Village Shop, Shiplake Shop, Takhars or Station News.  Available for pick up. 

Time for Tea Vintage

Fruit and veg boxes plus milk, eggs and baked goods. Order via the Facebook page (click on name) 

Orwells Restaurant

Community Shop, Sunday Roast, prepared meals, meat, fish, dairy, baked goods, larder goods, essentials and wine.  

Drifters Coffee House
T: 07889 317 797

Food bundles and essentials delivered to your door. Check the Facebook page for available bundles (click on name) 

Blue Tin Produce
T: 01491 681 145

Pork, beef, lamb and mutton by the joint, also a range of sausages, bacon, gammon, burger and fresh veg, eggs.  

Shiplake Butchers
T: 0118 940 2728 

Click on name to go to Facebook page 

The Boston Baker 

Can deliver once a week on a Tuesday of Friday in a 1 mile radius of Boston Road. For more information please see website.  

First Choice Produce

Now selling fresh fruit and veg boxes  

Hambleden Village Stores
T: 01491 571 204                                                                                          

Fresh veg, milk, eggs, Vicars Game meat, bread, cakes and general food, drink and household products.  

Stoke Row Store
T:  01491 681 30

Convenience store with freshly baked sourdough, cheese, and wine.  

Lower Shiplake Corner Shop and Post Office
T:0118 940 2932 

Fresh foods, local milk, bread, eggs, honey, bacon, sausages 

The Rising Sun
T: 01491 640 856

Basic groceries, fresh fruit an veg, cleaning products available. Mon-Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-3pm.  

Chris The Baker
T: 07974 564 923

Pop up bread shop, offering bread, lardy cakes, buns etc. Click on name for Facebook page. 

Menza Cafe and Bar
T: 01491 577 066 W:

Everyday items and some catering sizes too  

Save Thyme Cooking
T: 07811 121 408 

Prepared meals 

Rachael's Larder
T: 07890 397 648

Prepared meals. Click on name for Facebook page.  


Cook Henley

Open Monday - Saturday 9.30-16.30. Only one customer is allowed in the store at a time. Fully stocked with no purchasing limits. 

Laceys Farm

Pick up and collect care boxes including fresh fruit and veg  

Strawberry Grove
T:  01628 789 988

Market boxes of fresh fruit, veg and bread

Phil Bowditch Meat and Fish
T: 01628  477 136 

Meat and fish, delivery available


Fruit and veg boxes, click and collect or delivery 

Restaurants - Dine at Home/Takeaway

Chef Simon Mckenzie

Selection of luxurious ready meals, a main meal starts at £20 delivered directly to your door.  

Persian Delights by Mali
T: 07867 489 626

Locally sourced home made food cooked to order ready for collection in a few days. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Click on name for Facebook page. 

JK Fish and Chips
T: 01491 413 920

Collection only 

Hof's Bar and Dining
T: 01491 529 313

Everything on the menu available for takeaway. Hot meals or vacuum packed precooked dishes. Call to order.  

The Anchor 
T: 01491 574 753

Takeaway and delivery menu.  

The Frog at Skirmett
T: 01491 638 996 

Takeaway service available Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings, call to pre-order. Menu available on Facebook page (click the name) 

T: 01494 880 873

Italian restaurant offering dine in and collection 

Beer, Wine and Fizz

Mr Hobbs Gin

Free delivery for RG9 postcodes. 

Oaken Grove Vineyard
 T: 07792 633 987

Free delivery in Henley and Marlow area.  


Lovibonds Brewery
T: 01491 576 596

Online orders for mixed bottle cases in RG9 and RG10. 

Fairmile Vineyard
T: 01491 598 588

Sparkling wine available for delivery 

Rebellion Beer Co
T:01628 476 59

Beer available for pick up and delivery 

Stanlake Park Wine Estate

Deliver locally, contact for more information.  

Purple Foot Wine Company
T: 07970 861 114

Non-contact doorstep deliveries 

Buckinghamshire Council support for small businesses

For general information about business grants and full details of eligibility criteria visit the ‘Local support for businesses’ page at