Coronavirus: Dorchester high street plans home delivery

Coronavirus: Dorchester high street plans home delivery

Published by George Sharpe at 1:31pm 19th March 2020. (Updated at 1:38pm 19th March 2020)

Shops on Dorchester High Street could soon offer their own home delivery services to support vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Supermarket shelves are bare and delivery slots are all booked but plans to offer delivery straight from the high street could be key to keeping people's livelihoods. 

Supermarket Shelves

New plans could offer a lifeline Dorchester's shops and elderly and vulnerable people.

Dorchester BID are asking shops to sign up to take phone calls and offer deliveries.

Phil Gordon, Manager of Dorchester BID said:

"If we can't find a way of supporting the businesses in the high street then who knows how many we'll have left to visit in a few months time when this all blows over.

"I feel it's good for everybody, it should help the residents of Dorchester. 

"It will help them by supporting the high streets of Dorchester. We'll keep as many shops and businesses alive through the difficult times ahead so that they'll be there for us all to enjoy into the future."

The idea is still in the early stages with only a few businesses on the list. 

The BID also wants to appeal to one of the many support groups on social media springing up to help co-ordinate delivery. 

If you think your business could help, Dorchester BID are asking you to let them know on their social media pages.